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After the turmoil of 2020, this year should be focused on restorative wellness and healing. While it may not feel like we are out of the thick of it, there is a new source of hope in the vaccine and we can begin to see an end to the pandemic that has taken over our lives. As we face another lockdown, and cabin fever and restlessness intensify, many of us will feel the need to escape. In these uncertain and unprecedented times, it is more important than ever to be kind to ourselves, and what better way to restore your mental and physical wellbeing than on a women-only wellness retreat. Experience some much-needed tranquility as you work on your health goals surrounded by a group of like-minded individuals. Whether you are looking to improve your self-worth, fitness, or peace of mind, we have compiled a list of the best women-only wellness retreats for 2021.
Channel your inner GI Jane on this women-only bootcamp in tropical Koh Samui. Bootcamp holidays are an exhilarating and effective way to kickstart weight loss and improve cardiovascular health. Choose from either one or two weeks of intensive military-style training that will be sure to keep you on your toes. The programme allows you to face your goals head-on, in a breathtaking setting under the mountains. Wake up your body and mind with morning yoga on the beach, followed by a productive day of workouts, meditation, nutritional advice, and life-coaching. The bootcamp includes a specially crafted calorie-controlled and balanced menu of all authentic Thai dishes, to correctly fuel the body and enable you to be your best self. With the support and tuition of expert instructors, the retreat will improve your fitness and boost your confidence. The bootcamp is only the start of your wellness journey, the programme provides lasting knowledge, meaning you can maintain a healthy lifestyle once you return home.
Information and booking: GI Jane Thailand
Located at SHA Wellness Clinic in sunny Costa Blanca, Spain, Healthy Ageing Women is a programme focused on embracing change in the body. Anti-ageing holidays help you to preserve your youthfulness and vitality. Choose from a 7 or 14-day programme that combines natural therapies, oriental medicine, nutrition, and the latest medical advances to help you achieve an optimum state of health. The retreat is tailored to the specific needs, genetic disposition and physiology of women and helps to reduce the negative effects of ageing. Develop your mental and physical wellbeing as you follow a personalised meal plan, enjoy rejuvenating wellness therapies and have eye-opening talks with experienced consultants. On the Healthy Ageing Women retreat, you will learn healthy practices and gain the self-awareness and confidence to be able to glow in your own skin. You will leave looking and feeling younger.
Information and booking: SHA Healthy Ageing Women Spain
This empowering Women’s Holistic Health programme is designed to rebalance and reinvigorate the body. Set on the stunning northern coast of Koh Samui, also known as ‘the island of healing’, Absolute Sanctuary is ideally located just 5-minutes from the airport and by some of the island’s most beautiful beaches. Available in 5, 7 or 10-day options, the Women’s Holistic Health holiday combines cleansing therapies, physical activity, nourishing cuisine, pampering body therapies and holistic hormone balancing sessions to allow the body to find its equilibrium. A variety of different yoga, meditation and fitness classes take place each day, to all of which the programme allows unlimited access. Meditation holidays are a great way to recalibrate the mind and de-stress. With individual wellness consultations and fitness and nutrition coaching, the wellness holiday is tailored to your personal goals, and on your final consultation, you will receive take-home guidelines in order to continue your wellness journey after your stay.
Information and booking: Women’s Holistic Health at Absolute Sanctuary Thailand
The Beauty for Women programme at Lefay Resort & Spa will revitalise your senses and have you feeling beautiful inside and out. The state-of-the-art hotel overlooks the stunning vista of the North Italian Dolomites. The peaceful setting is the perfect place to take a break and rebalance. The 3-day programme combines high-tech spa treatments and natural resources from the surrounding environment to nourish your skin and body. Lefay resort is centred on wellness, and everything on the menu is crafted with care, keeping calories and salt low, and avoiding cooking methods that may cause your body stress. All produce is local, fresh, and delicious. The luxury Spa is designed to mirror the surrounding beauty of the mountains, evoking the balancing effect of nature; Spa holidays are the ultimate escape. Serene relaxation, along with reflexology and aroma-hydrotherapy will refresh your being, allowing your beauty to truly shine.
Information and booking: Beauty for Women at Lefay Resort & Spa Dolomiti
The four-day Women’s Health programme at Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel, located in the idyllic western Algarve, will help you to restore and rebalance your health. The retreat begins with a unique, holistic health check to evaluate your lifestyle and overall wellbeing, including a gynaecology and obstetrics consultation and a Longevity menopause check-up. From here, treatments and therapies are tailored to your personal needs. Renowned for fitness holidays, the resort has a range of excellent sporting facilities. You will receive complimentary access to the gym, the detox and relax wet area circuit, which includes an ice fountain, infrared sauna and indoor heated pool, and daily group activities throughout your stay. The healthy Mediterranean-inspired meals, revitalising sea air and the help and guidance of Longevity’s highly skilled and experienced wellness team, will have you returning home with a renewed sense of vitality.
Information and booking: Women’s Health at Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel Portugal
Take some well-deserved ‘me-time’ this year, on a healthy and restorative escape. Handpicked by our travel experts, these women-only wellness retreats hit the mark when it comes to self-improvement and finding peace of mind.