This summer we will be dreaming of all things tropical, relaxing and luxurious. Here are the top health and wellness escapes around the world that are on our summer lust-list.
This is the ultimate luxury escape. At first glance, you will notice the extraordinary architecture which has been recognised by both national and international architectural enthusiasts. The resort was created with 60,000 quartzite slabs and represents a true masterpiece in design. Not only that, the hotel is home to natural hot spring spas, and exquisite thermal baths set at a relaxing 30-degree celsius temperature. They provide therapeutic spa treatments, with the help of essential oils and unique marine extracts. For something on the more chilly side, you can dip into the ice pools or outdoor pools. This resort is the ultimate in pure relaxation.
If you're after something a little more unique, the Amangiri resort sits in the middle of the desert plains of southern Utah. This is the perfect location if you're wanting to temporarily escape civilisation. While at the retreat, you have access to their water centre which includes a step pool, steam room and sauna, and their fitness centre which offers personal training and yoga classes of all sizes. For those wanting a more therapeutic and mindful wellness experience, you can try out their various healing treatments and therapies that are unique to the local Navajo Native Americans. You'll be leaving the retreat feeling totally balanced in mind, body and soul. And, if you feel like stepping out of the retreat for a bit, you can easily take day trips to visit the local Grand Canyon and Colorado River. There will never be a dull moment!
Lipa City, Philippines
This perfect getaway spot rests deep in the jungle, where you'll be surrounded by the beautiful lush green forest and calming running streams. It is pure paradise! This retreat offers a full schedule of various health and wellness programs, such as detoxes, heart health, stress management, organic weight loss, cancer care and skin therapy (just to name a few!). These are targeted towards helping you achieve greater balance and harmony within your body and mind, through a holistic and sustainable approach. On top of these, you have access to yoga, fitness and meditation classes that run around the clock. But, the perks don't end there! To really complete your health journey, the retreat offers a delicious vegan cuisine that is used from fresh produce taken directly from their own garden.
One & Only Reethi Rah
Add some extra luxury to your Maldives getaway by heading to this private island retreat. It rests in the middle of the Indian Ocean and captures the tropical paradise that the Maldives is so renowned for, such as the beautiful coral, vibrant lagoons and white sand. For your wellness experience, the retreat is home to one of the top 20 'World's Best Spas', and offers a host of amenities such as a yoga pavilion, fitness centre and water facilities. This is perfect if you're wanting a truly exquisite health-focused escape.
South Ocean Lodge
Kangaroo Island, Australia
What better way to indulge and relax than heading off to a remote retreat surrounded by the exquisite landscape of Kangaroo Island. The Southern Ocean Lodge sits in front of the most sensational view of the southern ocean, and rests among the lush local greenery. At the resort, you have access to outdoor spa that offers a diverse spa menu, which uses a local line of luxury organic skin care products, and incorporates the healing methods and techniques of the Indigenous Australians. For dining, the restaurant unites local culinary techniques to produce artisan dishes and also offer incredible wine, both of which are organic.