Top 10 Wellness Destinations in the World

The Philippines: The Farm

Yoga at The Farm
Yoga at The Farm

Set in the verdant Batangas region of the Philippines, The Farm is a luxury wellness retreat like no other. Famous for its back-to-nature approach the staff at The Farm seek to create a relaxing atmosphere and offer healthy detoxifying treatments, nutritious raw food and emotional guidance and support throughout your stay. The ideal destination for a rejuvenating anti-ageing holiday you can enjoy a wide variety of treatments and therapies, many of which are performed using locally sourced organic products. No stay at The Farm is complete without a trip to the award-winning Alive! restaurant which serves only the freshest raw vegan food and detoxifying juices to help you on your wellness journey.

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Italy: Lefay

Tai Chi at Lefay
Tai Chi at Lefay

Escape on a luxury spa break to the picturesque shores of Lake Garda at Lefay. The spa treatments at this stylish Italian wellness retreat combine ancient Chinese medicine with the latest Western techniques for a truly unique wellness experience. Lefay was built with sustainability in mind and it is easy to see why with eleven acres of beautiful parkland surrounding the resort for you to stroll through and explore. Take your pick from a range of wellness programmes, so whether you are looking to get fit, lose weight, boost your well-being or even improve your posture you are sure to find something to suit.

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Thailand: Kamalaya

Relaxation area at Kamalaya
Relaxation area at Kamalaya

Thailand’s award-winning sanctuary and holistic spa is nestled in a valley that overlooks the coast of southern Koh Samui and is the perfect destination for a revitalising detox holiday. Buddhist monks once used the cave temple as a place of meditation and spiritual retreat, which gives Kamalaya a particularly calming energy. Not simply content with offering a quick-fix solution the staff at Kamalaya strive to provide a stimulating environment which encourages personal growth and long-term health transformation. With a wide range of dedicated wellness programmes, luxurious grounds, accommodation and dedicated staff you are sure to reach your specific wellness goals.

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India: Ananda

Ayurveda Ananda
Ayurvedic treatment at Ananda

Set at the foot of the Himalayas, Ananda is a unique wellness retreat that uses the healing philosophy of physical, mental and spiritual health to create unique wellness programmes that boost your well-being. Specialising in Ayurveda spa holidays Ananda is a deeply peaceful place where courteous staff provide authentic traditional teachings. The 21,000 square foot Destination Spa offers a menu of over 79 treatments and with wellness programmes on offer focusing on detox, yoga and weight management there is something to suit everyone. Escape on a wellness retreat to Ananda and you can rest assured you will return home refreshed, restored and ready to tackle whatever life may throw at you.

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Malaysia: The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort

Yoga at The Chateau
Outdoor yoga at The Chateau Spa & Organic Wellness Resort

The Chateau is the world’s first organic destination spa and wellness retreat, nestled serenely in Malaysia’s Berjaya Hills amidst a 150 year old tropical rainforest. The hotel is modelled on an 18th century medieval castle in Alsace, and certainly retains some of that period’s grandeur and elegance. Escape on a healthy holiday to The Chateau and experience complete luxury in one of 210 elegantly appointed rooms and suites. The spa’s European inspired treatments all guarantee enhanced well-being and improved health, while a range of fitness activities such as yoga, horse riding, and mountain biking means there are plenty of healthy outdoor activities to keep you occupied.

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Mauritius: Shanti Maurice

Massage at Shanti Maurice
Massage at Shanti Maurice

This beautiful resort on the Mauritian south coast spreads across 35 acres of tropical gardens and pristine white sands. Designed with local traditions in mind, Shanti Maurice is truly picture perfect, boasting all ocean-facing villas with private pools and is surrounded by gardens, courtyards and terraces. Escape on an indulgent luxury spa holiday and experience the world-class Nira spa which combines age-old techniques with contemporary international treatments for revitalised senses and spiritual awakening. There are also lots of activities on offer to supplement your stay at this wellness retreat, from early morning power walks and yoga classes overlooking the sea, to water sports, tennis and golf.

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Oman: Zighy Bay

Jungle Gym at Zighy Bay
Jungle Gym at Zighy Bay

This spectacular hotel and spa on the Musandam Peninsula of Oman sits in its own secluded bay, with spectacular mountains behind and 1.6km of broad sandy beach located right in front. The Six Senses spa offers a range of luxurious and indulgent therapies designed to elevate your senses, making it a prefect destination for a beach spa holiday. Using only natural products, the skilled therapists combine Eastern and Western techniques to rejuvenate and balance the senses. There are a variety of wellness programmes to choose from, two traditionally inspired Arabian hammams, and a range of fitness classes and activities too. The surrounding environment and relaxing atmosphere at this wellness retreat guarantee a stress free stay.

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Spain: SHA Wellness Clinic

Meditation at SHA Wellness Clinic
Meditation class at SHA Wellness Clinic

The pioneering SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain prides itself on offering distinctively tailored wellness programmes, and focuses on encouraging healthy habits making it a good option for a weight loss holiday. It’s a beautiful macrobiotic spa – at present, the world’s only one which is favoured by celebrities like Naomi Campbell and Kylie Minogue. But there’s more than star spotting to do; the minimalist clinic offers a range of physical activities, informal lectures, cooking classes and therapies that are conducted in beautifully calm and peaceful surroundings to maximise their impact. The food available at SHA is supremely healthy so expect a stringent dietary regime as a part of your wellness experience.

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Bali: Como Shambhala

Cycling at Como Shambhala
Cycling at Como Shambhala

A gorgeous unspoilt destination with an award-winning holistic spa Como Shambhala offers healthy cuisine and outstanding accommodation to help you escape from the stresses of daily life. Surrounded by lush tropical jungle this beautiful Balinese wellness retreat calms and nurtures with its holistic approach and excellent wellness programmes. Enjoy yoga, Pilates and tennis, cycling and hiking around the neighbouring mountains and rice fields before treating yourself to an indulgent spa treatment on this luxury healing holiday. The peaceful atmosphere and spirit of sharing at Como Shambhala also help to make it a popular destination for solo travellers seeking some pampering and relaxation.

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St Lucia: The BodyHoliday

Diving at The BodyHoliday
Diving at The BodyHoliday

Amidst the spectacular landscape of natural waterfalls and unspoilt rainforests, St Lucia’s luxurious island getaway provides a uniquely personal service based on your levels of fitness and specific wellness needs. The award-winning wellness centre offers treatments, therapies and activities that are based on the four pillars of exercise, good diet, restorative beauty and relaxation. Perfect for a healthy singles holiday you can take part in daily yoga and Pilates classes, Zumba, beach boxing, tennis, diving and a whole host of other fitness activities. On top of this they cater for all taste buds with four exceptional restaurants and relaxing bars for you to choose from and enjoy.


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