1. A SECLUDED SWISS ESCAPE
Take a deep breath of fresh air in the Swiss Alps as you embark on a journey that promises to rejuvenate mind, body and soul at Ultima Gstaad. One of the most exclusive resorts in the country, this high-end wellness sanctuary offers various wellness retreats to restore and balance, with ultra-luxury amenities, rustic warmth and state-of-the-art technology. Sign up for the four-day Holistic Beauty Retreat designed to strengthen the immune system, enhance skin beauty, improve quality of sleep and regain precious body balance. You’ll start each day with a healthy breakfast, followed by yoga, guided meditation, and detox and revitalisation treatments. When it’s time to bed down, do so in the Presidential Suite for the ultimate in contemporary alpine luxury.
2. JOURNEY OF DISCOVERY
If you fancy a Maldivian getaway with goodness written all over it, have a look at Gili Lankanfushi this month, as it launches new experiences for those wanting to invest in their mind, body and soul in the new year. The enriching getaways provide a deeper physical and emotional step back from the rigours of every day life, with its new Gili Wellness Package and Gili Plant-Based Discovery. They both offer a minimum of a four-night stay in any villa, with The Gili Wellness Package starting with a private consultation, followed by rejuvenating and meditative treatments to relax tired minds and bodies. The Gili Plant-Based Discovery switches it up with a food-focused immersion into plant-based experiences, from the wool-free bedding in your villa, to the plant-based food you’ll be served each meal, to a magical Chef’s Table event in the Organic Garden, where you’ll witness first-hand the level of care given to the resort’s ingredients.
3. REST AND RELAXATION IN THE DOLOMITES
The new kid on the wellness block is Rosapetra Spa Resort in Cortina, Italy, which opened its doors just last month. The 33-room luxury boutique hotel overlooks the Tofane massif in the Ampezzo Valley, designed like a typical Alpine chalet with a little extra Italian dolce vita style. The spa sits at the heart of the resort, and features a 12-metre indoor pool with far-reaching views of the Dolomites, a Finnish sauna, an outdoor sauna, Mediterranean and Turkish baths, emotional showers and a cold pool. You’ll also be allocated a Personal Spa Assistant to help tailor-make experiences to suit your needs for a more bespoke and exclusive wellbeing experience.
4. REVIVE & RESTORE
Set within hundreds of acres of manicured lawns, Adare Manor in County Limerick, Ireland, offers respite for fitness enthusiasts, restorative powers for wellbeing-seekers and relaxation for those wanting to unwind. It has Ireland’s first custom-built padel court, a state-of-the-art gym, a sports simulation room, as well as yoga, Pilates and barre at the studio. The Adare Manor Two Night Retreat includes two nights in luxurious accommodation for two people, with breakfast, and an evening meal at The Carriage House Restaurant. Or for the adventure-seeker, there’s the Adare Manor Activity Package, which includes a night’s stay, and a choice of activity from archery, falconry, clay pigeon shooting or fishing, along with breakfast.
5. INTO THE CALM
Guerlain is arguably one of the best brands in the world when it comes to skincare, and when combined with the ultra-luxury hushed haven of Cheval Blanc Randheli in the Maldives, it’s a match made in wellness haven. You’ll start your journey by sailing a traditional dhoni over to the Maison’s dedicated spa island, before trying one of Guerlain’s exclusive treatments, such as the new Extended Sensorial Experience, an indulgent ritual in the exclusive Orchidée Villa. You can also opt for an anti-ageing Orchidée Impériale Black Treatment, a firming facial Orchidée Impériale Prestige Treatment or a Orchidée Impériale Ultime Face Body Treatment for all over beautifying. With views of the endless ocean from your overwater thatched spa villa, this is a wellness indulgence on another level.
6. DISCOVER LIFE'S POTENTIAL
Perched upon a hillside surrounded by nature, Kamalaya is an award-winning wellness sanctuary and holistic spa on the southern coast of Koh Samui. Integrating healing therapies specialised in longevity, guests are invited to ditch everyday stresses in favour of achieving optimal wellbeing in a beautiful and enriching natural environment. The resort itself has 76 rooms, suites and villas, while the spa provides a menu of over 70 different therapies and treatments, including Ayurveda, traditional Chinese medicines, naturopathy, homeopathy, emotional healing and Pilates, yoga, Qi Gong and fitness classes, all allowing for top-to-toe relaxation and transformation.
7. LUXURY, LAGOONS AND SELF-LOVE
A new and improved Anantara Veli Maldives Resort has reopened, with a fresh, wellness-centric identity. The adult-only luxury island resort has emerged from a nine-month renovation, revealing revamped accommodation, a new Villa Host service, newly-designed restaurants and a hammam added to the wellness-focused spa. The best bit is that guests can now book a personalised Wellness Villa experience, enhanced with light, sound and scent therapy that changes ambience from day to night, and comes with Ayurvedic spa amenities, an earthing mat for meditation, and a minibar stocked with herbal teas, healthy snacks and wholefood snacks. All stays in a Wellness Villa include a wellness consultation, daily yoga or a personal training session, a healthy cooking class, and 20 per cent savings on treatments at Balance Wellness by Anantara.