Top 10 adult only luxury wellness breaksPosted on: 02 March 2015 by Editor at Large
Paul Joseph reveals his top 10 luxury escapes for adults seeking a tailor-made peace and relaxation holiday
From where to go and what to do, there is plenty to consider when choosing your dream luxury wellness holiday, but have you ever thought about the ages of the other guests at your destination? After all, there’s a big difference between getting away with kids and getting away from kids.
Whether you’re a couple in search of a little extra tranquillity or a solo traveller looking to mingle with a more mature crowd, adult holidays with Health and Fitness Travel, the leading specialists in healthy holidays worldwide, cater to all your wants and needs in a child-free environment. From activity breaks to spa escapes and fitness holidays to detox retreats, enhance your well-being with the best adult only luxury wellness holidays, where you can take a break in blissful tot-free peace.
Mexico: Rancho La Puerta
Situated in a lush valley amid the stony hills of California’s Baha region, Rancho La Puerta offers adults a generous selection of activities to enrich their mental, spiritual and physical well-being. With up to 45 different activities to choose from a day, you can start with a sunrise hike, and fill your day with a variety of different classes from tennis to yoga, and dance to Pilates; perfect for anyone looking to stay active. Each evening the Ranch has a variety of lectures or activities to take part in, like motivational workshops and movies, to ensure that you get the most out of your stay. No matter what you’re into, Rancho la Puerta has no shortage of ways to keep you moving, and all at the pace that best suits you.
At Reads, on the Spanish island of Mallorca, adults can enrol on one of the four-day cycling breaks for a thrilling experience of the Tramuntana Mountain range, or other less difficult regions depending on what they’re comfortable with. These cycling trips are demanding, but the Vespasian spa facilities include pools, relaxation lounges and other great ways to unwind afterwards. In addition to cycling our Fusion Fitness break at Reads offers everything from Boxercise and yoga to TRX and tennis, and can be tailored to accommodate your goals and interests. No matter which set of activities you choose, there’s still plenty of down time to take advantage of the gourmet food and tranquil grounds of this luxurious Mediterranean retreat, not to mention the highly-trained staff working to ensure you have a positive experience.
Bali: Como Shambhala
You might not know it, but when you daydream of escaping to a tropical paradise, you’re dreaming about Bali. From its sprawling beaches to its dizzying volcanic peaks, this Indonesian gem is blessed with natural beauty and Como Shambhala Estate is located right at the heart of the island. Considering its lush surroundings and natural spring water, it’s hard to imagine a better setting for a holistic spa holiday, but Como Shambhala also features nutritious food, soothing therapies and a variety of group activities aimed at improving physical and spiritual health. With everything from meditation to massage, the spa’s friendly experts can find the right relaxation solutions for everyone. And once you start to feel refreshed, you can take it up a notch with adventure activities like hiking and rafting.
France: La Clairière
There’s a kind of calm in quiet woods that you can’t find anywhere else and at La Clairière’s spa, the surrounding forests of Alsace provide guests with an atmosphere of profound serenity. Guests can embrace the outdoors and reap the benefits of the oxygen-rich air on walks among the trees. But the striking setting is only one aspect of the spa’s holistic approach to relaxation and renewal. Guests can also look forward to gourmet organic food; pools and saunas; a variety of traditional treatments and therapies; and advice from experienced well-being professionals. All of these elements come together to create a healthy break that’s sure to help you get out from under that pile of stress and back into top form.
Ibiza: 38 Degrees North
With 38 Degrees North on the stunning Mediterranean island of Ibiza, adults can put fitness at the top of their agenda with the Optimal Fitness Retreat. After an initial consultation, this programme offers an extensive selection of guided group activities and classes, like mountain biking, kayaking, aqua spinning and cardio circuits, to help whip you into shape. There are even rooftop yoga sessions with coastal panoramas! If you’re more interested in one on one instruction and private activities, our Fusion Fitness holiday is another great option at Aguas de Ibiza. Whether you’re doing a coastal run or a guided hike, you’ll get the extra attention you’re looking for and no matter what activities you fill your day with, you can always look forward to winding down at the spa.
Thailand: Chiva Som
On the coast of tropical Thailand, the experts at Chiva Som offer adults a holistic approach to health and one of the most comprehensive fitness schedules around. The personal training options at this luxury spa include Kinesis, Pilates, Body Conditioning and private boot camps and guests can also enrol in up to eight classes a day. With everything available from Tai Chi to beach power walking in the shade of palm trees and reformer Pilates to Zumba, there’s no shortage of ways to keep busy and improve your personal fitness levels. Not only does the staff help you to improve your physical health, they also work with you on mental and spiritual wellness with things like meditation and learning how to manage stress.
At Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Resort, you can experience a great solo-friendly South Asian getaway. Located on the Thai island of Koh Samui, this luxury wellness holiday offers an extensive range of group classes like super stretch, fitball, aqua aerobics and yoga, where solo adults can meet and mingle. In addition to these activities, Kamalaya’s dining experiences can also be very social. If you pull up a chair at Soma Restaurant’s community table, you can strike up a conversation with other like-minded people while you all enjoy the tantalisingly fresh food. Whether or not you’re sharing this little slice of paradise, there are plenty of facilities to enjoy on your own, like the 24 hour library or the variety of available spa treatments.
St Lucia: The BodyHoliday
For a Caribbean spa holiday with a lively atmosphere, a wide variety of activities, a superb wellness centre and fresh locally sourced food, The BodyHoliday at LeSport is an excellent choice. Located on the beautiful island of St. Lucia, LeSport offers a long list of fitness classes, so whether you sign up for Beach Fit or BodySpin you’ll have great chances to meet other guests with similar goals of weight loss, body toning or learning to de-stress. After a satisfying day of scuba diving or golf, travellers can also meet each other around the solos table at LeSport’s cosy Piano Bar while they relax and enjoy the live entertainment. Please note that, while the spa is child-free all year round, The BodyHoliday accepts children over 12 during July and August.
Located at the feet of the tallest mountains on earth, Ananda offers a truly unique adult-only healthy holiday experience. This Himalayan spa retreat combines a controlled diet with the best western and traditional Indian treatments to provide guests with a clear path towards mental, physical and spiritual wellness. The thorough detox programme includes a variety of detoxifying therapies from Abhyanga to earth stone massages; but there’s plenty of extra time built into the cleansing schedule so you can still enjoy lots of other activities like yoga, meditation, cooking classes, and a range of excursions into the culturally and naturally rich surrounding areas.
Spain: SHA Detox
Situated on a hilltop with sweeping views overlooking Spain’s Mediterranean coast, SHA Wellness Clinic offers guests a wide variety of ways to achieve wellness and develop long-term life-changing strategies. For example, in addition to enjoying the immediate benefits of their macrobiotic cuisine, you can also take lessons in healthy cooking and apply what you’ve learned to your future diet. Of course food is only one aspect of rejuvenation process with a variety of detoxifying treatments from hydro aromatherapy to lymphatic drainage massage. When you’re not enjoying one of these invigorating sessions, you can take advantage of SHA’s other facilities and activities.
About the author
Paul co-founded Health and Fitness Travel to combine his passion for travel with health and fitness. Paul has vast knowledge and experience in the well-being industry and was never one for fly and flop holidays; he created a travel company that would appeal to both men and women offering a high-class personalised and seamless service to find people the best wellness holidays. Paul's other love is exercise, cycling and yoga and he also contributes to various high-profile media publications where he offers his expert advice on healthy holidays.
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