Detox v Retox
It’s that time of year when you either need to embrace your New Year resolutions or just decide to continue the party post the Christmas festivities. If you are looking for a spa escape where you can enjoy yoga classes, drink the freshest fruit juices and avoid wifi take a look at our detox ideas. However, if you want to indulge we have some spoiling ideas for stunning foodie destinations, as well as breaks to party capitals such as Miami, Vegas and of course the Apres-ski scene in the Alps… for those who just can’t help being drawn to the dance floor!
Chable Resort and Spa - Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico
Once a beautiful hacienda, Chablé Resort & Spa on Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula has been transformed into a stunning spa retreat, with chic private villas spread throughout the sprawling gardens offering total relaxation and a chance to fully disconnect. A range of activities can be enjoyed within the surroundings, including biking along trails throughout the grounds or to nearby Chochola, cookery classes are offered and incorporates ingredients grown in the hotel gardens and guests can also join a local horticulturist to learn the ropes of Mayan gardening. Yoga is offered every morning by the cenote in then most tranquil of settings, as well as art workshops, music classes, fitness classes and meditation.
Chem Chem - Tarangire National Park, Tanzania
Chem Chem Safari Lodge's ethos of 'Slow Safari' allows you to experience Africa at its most raw and peaceful. Instead of rushing around in hunt of the 'Big Five' at Chem Chem experiences include walking safaris with a private guide in Chem Chem’s 4000 hectare private wildlife concession, learning to read wildlife tracks and spoor, wilderness picnics, visiting Maasai villages, dining under the stars or simply taking the time to sit and absorb the expansive Tanzanian landscape with a glass of Pinot Noir in hand.
Ananda in the Himalayas - Himalayas, Northern India
Found close to the birthplace of yoga on a 100 acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate, the setting for Ananda in the Himalayas is truly magical. Although a mecca for yoga fanatics, this unique retreat also boasts an award winning spa. Book a stay here and choose from a range of customized packages. Ananda’s offerings include individualized Hatha yoga sessions, holistic breathing exercises. Try the customized Ananda Fusion, a signature treatment which combines a number of techniques based on your needs.
COMO Shambhala Estate - Ubud, Bali
Set on the banks of the River Ayung in southern Bali, Como Shambhala Estate is perfect for athletic types seeking soothing treatments and an all body revival. The Be Active Programme here combines COMO’s signature massages to soothe those aches and pains and physical activity to keep your body fighting fit. Try the jungle gym for an all body workout or take part in one of the hiking, climbing and outdoor activities on offer, returning home both rested and full of energy.
La Reserve Ramatuelle - Côte d'Azur, France
The spa at La Reserve offers complete relaxation with indoor and outdoor pools, a hammam and an exceptional range of skincare and massage treatments incorporating Crème de la Mer and Nescens products. The expert spa team can create personalized programs to target areas of stress and nutrition plans to compliment the well-being therapies, drawing on home-grown produce from the La Reserve vegetable garden. The spa overlooks the azure waters of the Mediterranean and is the perfect setting to switch off and be truly pampered.
Solage Calistoga - Napa Valley, California
When it comes to health and wellnes, Solage Calistoga is the ultimate Napa retreat. Renowned for its mud and mineral water therapies, treatments are indulgent yet focus strongly on making the most of the area’s natural resources for a unique way to unwind - don’t miss the signature Mud-Slide and the soothing geo-thermal hot springs! Paired with the lush valley surroundings, extensive fitness facilities, attentive service and the sublime farm-to-table cuisine, a spa vacation here is set to leave you completely rejuvenated whatever the time of year.
Castel Monastero - Tuscany, Italy
In a delightful farmhouse setting up in the Chianti hills, the Castel Monastero wellness spa feels like a peaceful retreat from everyday life. Dedicated programs focus on weight-loss and anti-ageing and there are fantastic couples packages including a Berber ritual and Diamond rose ritual to relax and pamper. The spa features a high saline density sea oil pool to soothe and refresh, daily yoga sessions and a dietary program designed and created by Gordon Ramsay.
The Retreat Costa Rica - Central Valley, Costa Rica
Centerd around wellness, yoga & healthy living, The Retreat in Costa Rica's Central Valley offers an escape from hectic schedules, leaving you feeling utterly relaxed. A short drive from San Jose, there is onsite yoga and wellness classes, hiking excursions or leisurely walks through the nearby wildlife refuge. There’s also chocolate tastings, organic coffee farm tours, trips to the farmers’ market or even ziplining.
L’Albereta - Lombardy, Northern Italy
The Espace Chenot health and wellness spa at L’Albereta is one of only two such medical spas in Italy, with innovative treatments designed to both pamper and restore the body and mind. The focus here is on complete wellbeing and its immersive programs incorporate dietary, medical and cosmetic therapies using the very latest developments in health and wellness technologies. The exclusive Henri Chenot method uses a bespoke combination of treatments to restore optimum health and energy levels to leave guests feeling revitalised and balanced.
Segera Retreat - Laikipia Plateau, Kenya
Segera Retreat is in the heart of the Laikipia Plateau is a unique oasis which boasts spectacular views and even greater luxury. A place to relax and unwind; there is a wellness center, gym, theater and the largest private collection of contemporary African art in the world. Enjoy Game viewing in 4x4 game vehicles and guided walks, sundowners and picnics or relax in your luxury suites all with private sundeck with sun loungers, swing bed and Jacuzzi bath.
Verdura Resort - Sicily, Italy
Verdura Spa offers one of the most advanced luxury health and well-being centers in Europe. As part of the Rocco Forte group, the 4000m2 space combines a huge selection of treatment rooms, 25m indoor pool, large hammam, a range of saunas and state-of-the-art gym, with therapies that offer an holistic approach to health. Based on Sebastian Knelpp’s five pillars of water, plants, exercise, nutrition and balance, treatments have been designed to help guests reach their ultimate goals by using either Fit, Slim, Detox, Anti-Age or Relax as their objective.
Per Aquum Huvafen Fushi - North Malé Atoll, Maldives
Located within the North Malé Atoll stands the unique Huvafen Fushi, a Maldivian paradise. The ultimate in sophisticated luxury resorts, it’s also home to the world's first underwater spa. There are plenty of activities to keep all guests entertained, chose from the yoga on the over-water pavilion, or enjoy vast seascapes at the gymnasium. The water Sports Center offers complimentary non-motorized water sports. From the PADI Dive Center guests can scuba dive or take guided snorkeling on the house reef, the coral garden or even night snorkeling. Guests can arrange sunset cruises, dolphin searching cruises or big game fishing trips. Scenic photographic flights can also be arranged.
Kamalaya - Koh Samui, Thailand
A tropical paradise on the southern coast of Ko Samui, the setting of Kamalaya is guaranteed to help you relax and feel replenished. Surrounded by beautiful lily ponds, arrive to be welcomed with a delicious and healthy ginger tea. Unlike many other destination spas, Kamalaya offers a tranquil and reserved atmosphere, perfect for those wanting privacy to focus on their well-being, a key-concept here. Different packages determine how you will spend your day, whether that is boosting your fitness, finding peace with yourself or detoxing to name a few.
Shanti Maurice - south coast, Mauritius
Set on the south coast of Mauritius, Shanti Maurice is the ultimate luxury hideaway offering breathtaking views of the hills and Indian Ocean. A fabulous array of pursuits provides families and couples the chance to do everything or absolutely nothing. The well stocked library is the ideal place to unwind, and there is also a fitness center including yoga and glorious Nira spa.
Six Senses Zil Pasyon - Félicité, Seychelles
Six Senses Zil Pasyon is a luxury boutique beach resort in the Seychelles, located on the private island of Félicité. The Six Senses Zil Pasyon's Experience Center can arrange a huge variety of activities such as diving, water sports and boat excursions to neighboring islands. Guests can take part in cooking classes with local ingredients, or try their hand at fishing. There is also an outdoor cinema, daily yoga and a petanque court for guests' use. The Six Senses Spa is located amongst the boulders, and offers an array of treatments in five double villa treatment rooms. Hammam, sauna, yoga and meditation are all on offer from in-house and visiting practitioners.
Costa Navarino - Peloponnese coast, Greece
The Anazoe Spa at Costa Navarino Resort provides the ideal sanctuary to escape for a few hours. Derived from the Greek work for rejuvenation, this spacious spa sits within the Romanos side of Costa Navarino, but easily assessable to guests staying at the Westin too, Anazoe uses exclusive natural ingredients, such as olive oil and plant extracts to provide a range of treatments for both the mind and body. Combined with the most advanced spa facilities, guests can totally unwind with a combination of hydrotherapy and floating pools, indoor and outdoor treatment areas as well as ice-grotto rooms, mist showers and herbal saunas.
Chedi Andermatt - Andermatt, Switzerland
This 5-star hotel, located in the traditional Swiss village of Andermatt, features a fabulous, large award-winning spa. The 35 meter indoor pool is covered with a glass roof and has spectacular, breath-taking views over the Alps. The saunas and steam bath are an ideal place to rest and soothe those aching muscles after a hard day’s skiing. Or try a treatment in one of 10 treatment suites where the highly trained international therapists will pamper you with the finest natural products.
Farmhouse Inn - Sonoma Valley, California
Utilising produce grown in the Farmhouse Inn gardens, the spa at this charming retreat reflects the ethos of Farmhouse Inn perfectly, a natural extension of the farm-inspired experience synonymous with a stay at this beautiful property, set within acres of sweeping Sonoma countryside. Dining follows a similar philosophy with a fabulous farm-to-table, Michelin-star restaurant promoting sustainable living. As well as a fantastic spa in which to unwind, Farmhouse Inn is perfectly placed to enjoy a wealth of outdoor adventures such as kayaking, cycling and hiking, leaving visitors feeling both invigorated and revitalised.
Alila Seminyak - Seminyak, Indonesia
Alila Seminyak is a brand new luxury resort on the southwest coast of Bali in the fashionable town of Seminyak. The hotel boasts a fabulous beach front position, inviting pools and luxurious rooms all teamed with excellent food and refreshing cocktails. Seminyak has evolved into one of Bali’s hippest scenes and the streets pulse to the beat of fashionable shopping, a world-class dining scene and notable nightlife.
Gourmet tour in the Italian Lakes - Lake Orta & Lake Garda
Enjoy exploring the beautiful, breath-taking scenery of the Italian Lakes whilst indulging in gastronomical delights on this magical tour between the stunning properties of Villa Crespi and Villa Cordevigo. Relish in mouth-watering tasting menus, Michelin starred restaurants, cooking lessons, cheese and wine tasting and other tantalising treats.
Delaire Graff Estate - Winelands, South Africa
Perched on the magnificent Helshoogte Mountain Pass, between Stellenbosch and Franschhoek, Delaire Graff Estate is an exquisite boutique hotel with just ten cottages. Incredible views provide the perfect backdrop to their outstanding restaurants and state-of-the-art winery. Guided walks in the vineyard, wine tastings and cellar tours with the winemaker ensure for an unforgettable experience.
Chalet Artemis - Nasserein, St Anton
Chalet Artemis is one of our Flagship chalets and is the ultimate party chalet, in the ultimate party resort of St Anton. With a private chef, hosts and an in-resort driver it combines ski adventures with real luxury. Chalet Artemis features a fantastic open-plan living and dining area on the top floor which is ideal for après-ski socialising with canapés and champagne before being served a sumptuous gourmet dinner accompanied with fine wines and spirits. There is also a 12 seater cinema, a wellness area with swimming pool, hot tub and sauna and a superb rooftop balcony with views over St Anton, all to be enjoyed if you can tear yourself away from the Mooservert!
La Residence - Franschhoek, South Africa
La Residence is surrounded by vineyards and plum orchards and has a spectacular mountain backdrop, breath-taking views of the undulating countryside and an atmosphere of complete tranquillity. Explore the Wineland’s and enjoy award-winning food and wine.
France for foodies - Paris, Champagne, Burgundy & Loire Valley
This luxury itinerary offers a cultural and culinary exploration of France’s most captivating regions. From the sights of Paris to champagne tastings and vineyard picnics, discovering medieval villages and historical chateaux along the way. Stay in one of the most luxurious hotels in Paris with a three Michelin starred fine-dining restaurant, sip your way around France with private tastings in top champagne houses to family run wine estates and cycling around the vineyards of Burgundy, a superb authentic experience and a great way to see the local way of life.
Saffire - Freycinet Peninsula, Tasmania
Indulge in some of Tasmania’s exquisite food and wine at Saffire, set amidst the spectacular landscapes of the Freycinet Peninsula. Enjoy a number of gourmet experiences such as wine tasting, cooking classes with the freshest local ingredients and a visit to the local oyster farm.
The Louise - Barossa Valley, Australia
A stunning luxury vineyard retreat, The Louise has fifteen luxurious suites attached to a world class restaurant in the heart of the Barossa Valley, Australia's wine capital, just a short scenic drive from Adelaide. The Barossa Valley is indisputably one of the best wine regions to visit in Australia with over 600 grape growers and over 100 wineries. Like the other great wine regions of the world, the food and wine experience is undoubtedly the greatest draw card to this magnificent region.
Boucan by Hotel Chocolat - Soufriere, St Lucia
Boucan by Hotel Chocolat is a stunning boutique hotel set on the exclusive Rabot Estate with glorious Piton views. Set among the rainforest and famed for being the home of the Hotel Chocolat Plantation, experience plantation chic at its best. You can visit the plantation for an insight into how the Rabot Estate works and each guest is invited to the “Tree to Bar” experience, when guests can create their own chocolate! The hotel’s restaurant, Boucan, is renowned for inventive and exceptional cuisine in this part of the island, offering Cacao cuisine, imaginative fare with the Hotel Chocolat twist.
1 Hotel South Beach - Miami, Florida
Miami knows how to party and set on 600 feet of pristine South Beach Miami beach front is 1 Hotel South Beach. It’s just a short drive or a stroll along the boardwalk from Miami Beach's famous Ocean Drive. There are four pool decks with plenty of space for everyone - sun loungers, cabanas and daybeds. A new top of the range Spartan gym is available for those who can't miss their daily workout. You won't lack for dining options here, with a beautiful restaurant Beachcraft serving breakfast, brunch and dinner and there are three different bars.
A culinary journey along Sweden's west coast
In recent years an exciting culinary movement has been sweeping across Scandinavia, with the west coast of Sweden being one of the best areas to sample simply outstanding seafood. Embark on a lobster safari and revel over your fresh catch come dinner, cook up a feast during a cooking class and expertly pair it with wine after your tasting session or head to Käringön to learn about the oyster cultivation before sampling them along with some champagne – a smorgasbord of culinary delights.
Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas - Las Vegas, Nevada
Vegas baby! The luxury Four Seasons Hotel Las Vegas offers a sophisticated resort experience. The hotel is non-gaming but adjacent to the Mandalay Bay Resort and just steps away from the city's signature nightlife should you be seeking the full Las Vegas experience. Naturally, gaming enthusiasts have a world of choice at their door along the strip, but if you want more than to just stroll the strip, there are also spectacular international shows to catch, first class restaurants by celebrity chefs to feast at, and the vast Nevada desert to explore for nature lovers and adventurers.
Lapostolle Residence - Colchagua valley, Chile
Lapostolle Residence is an exclusive winery and luxurious boutique lodge with just four individual casitas nestled into the forested hillside of the Colchagua valley, Chile's premier wine growing region. Take a tour of the winery and indulge in some wine tasting to tickle the taste buds. One can also go hiking in the stunning surrounding landscape, enjoy a delicious picnic amid the vines or venture into the city of Santa Cruz to visit the Colchagua Museum for an enlightening insight into Chile's fascinating history.
Palacio Duhau - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Indulge is the world class steak and wine. The Palacio Duhau in Buenos Aires is a luxury hotel from the Park Hyatt group. With an extensive wine cellar, superb restaurants, an exceptional Ahin Spa and the hotel's very own art gallery, there’s lots to keep you entertained. Buenos Aires is a beautiful, cosmopolitan city from which you can discover the historic Teatro Colon and the colorful quarter of La Boca. There’s all tango classes or a visit to an evening show with dinner can be arranged.
Sandy Lane - west coast, Barbados
Sandy Lane is a world-class hotel offering excellent facilities and standards of service. It is located on a beautiful white sandy beach on the exclusive west coast of Barbados within easy reach of restaurants and bars. There are three golf courses, tennis courts, spa, fitness center and great facilities for children, perfect for any summer vacation.
From £4,035 per adult and £2,280 per child for 7 nights based on a family of 4, in two orchid rooms on B&B, including flights and private road transfers.