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Wellness tourism is one of the fastest growing sectors of the luxury travel industry and we are challenging you to take a journey to wellness. The wellness travel trend transcends far beyond the spa industry to include physical, mental and spiritual health, mind/body balance, nutrition, weight loss, fitness and alternative medicine. A new study from Australia’s RMIT University found that a one-week wellness retreat including educational, therapeutic, leisure activities and an organic, mostly plant-based diet resulted in substantial improvements in everything from weight to blood pressure to psychological health - and sustained at 6 weeks. Tempting eh?

In addition to these exclusive offers and wellness retreats at Como Shambhala Estate, Kamalaya and Huka Lodge, we’ve chosen 8 wellness focused holidays in India, the Maldives, Switzerland, Australia, France, Italy, the US and Thailand to jump start your new healthy lifestyle.

   
Anantara Kihavah, Maldives Mii amo, Sedona Arizona

Inspired by the iconic natural beauty of the Maldives, Anantara Kihavah Villas offers a uniquely luxurious island hideaway to feel good on holiday. Stroll across the jetty to 6 over-water treatment suites to Anantara Spa, which has just launched its Ayurvedic Wellness Programs. Renew through the ancient healing power of Ayurveda – a 5,000 year-old natural science that offers a holistic approach, bringing healthy harmony to body, mind and spirit.

Choose from 3, 5 and 7 day programs - Rejuvenate & Revitalise, De-stress or Weight Loss & Detoxify - each combining a private lifestyle consultation and therapeutic Ayurvedic treatments with restorative yoga, breathing and meditation, enhanced by nutritious cuisine. Be nurtured in paradise with treatments that draw from the wisdom of the earth using the healing properties of natural ingredients to enrich, detoxify, polish and restore.

Ayurvedic Wellness Programmes starting from USD 750 for 3 nights per person (plus accommodation)

Set within the soaring red rock backdrop of Sedona, Arizona, Mii amo is surrounded by awe-inspiring, natural beauty and endless spiritual healing. Embrace the bliss of customised, all-inclusive packages featuring exclusive accommodations, spa treatments daily and healthy culinary delights. Each Mii amo Journey experience is completely personalised and centered around your unique needs, intentions and desired outcomes. It is both intimate and transformative. Holistic and enlightening. Spiritual and nurturing. 

Transformative Journeys  - Choose one of ‘five paths' with 3, 4 and 7 night all-inclusive options.
DE-STRESS MIND, BODY & SPIRIT, HEALTHY BODY IN BALANCE, SPIRITUAL EXPLORATION, TRANSFORMATIONAL WISDOM or SOULFUL ESSENCE

PLUS  Virtuoso amenities  - room upgrade*, USD 100 resort credit, for 7 night stays or more USD 200 resort credit & early check-in/late check-out*

Retreats

Gaia Retreat & Spa, Byron Bay India Wellness, India

Poised on the highest point of the Byron Bay hinterland, the healing heartland of Australia, Gaia Retreat & Spa  is an unpretentious healing haven co-founded by Olivia Newton-John. 23 bungalows set on 25 acres of subtropical gardens, Gaia delivers morning yoga, personalised activities, organic gourmet cuisine and luxury spa experiences. Your intention may be to lose weight, detoxify, de-stress, get fit or simply find peace and serenity again to regain balance. Choose from add-on health packages for fitness, yoga, detox, weight loss, meditation and art therapy tailored specifically to your needs, giving you the space to OWN the Gaia experience. 

3 night Renew & Rejuvenate package - starting from AUD 2670 (single) or AUD 3920 (double) includes all gourmet meals, 1.5 hour massage & 30 minute wellness consult (per person per stay), spa gift pack, daily 90 minute morning yoga & return airport transfers 

PLUS Virtuoso amenities  - room upgrade*, AUD 100 spa voucher, Vital Cleanser, Restore Serum

Perhaps the best Ayurveda yoga spa wellness retreat in India, Relais & Chateaux property Niraamaya Surya Samudra is perched at the edge of the Arabian Sea in the midst of lush greenery - the perfect place to begin your path to wellness. Whilst staying in a traditional Keralite heritage cottage, rejuvenate the body, mind and soul at its globally acclaimed Spa. Infused with timeless therapeutic traditions, the Spa offers a range of treatments and packages including stress management, weight loss and Ayurvedic skin care. But regardless of the treatment that you choose, enjoy a long shower in an open-to-sky bathroom, or bask in the sunlight by the pool, breathing in the heady scent of jasmine.

Combining a rich cultural experience with wellness, delve into Southern India's culture and cuisine on this 17 day exclusive itinerary designed by Peirce & Leslie (Executive Edge Virtuoso partner onsite in India) exploring the region to end the journey with 5 days at Niraamaya. Upon arrival meet with your personal Ayurveda doctor to arrange the suitable course of physical and culinary treatment, then indulge in customised transformation. 

17 day Southern India Wellness & Culture Itinerary from AUD 10,995 per person

Fonteverde - Tuscany Italy


Step back in time to the romantic 17th century at Fonteverde. This Tuscan resort and spa tucked among the Siena Hills has what many consider the most beautiful views from any outdoor mineral pool on earth. 

Beyond the gourmet experiences, craft shops, medieval towns, and antique markets, Fonteverde is best known for its thermal spas and therapeutic facilities. Fonteverde features an enhanced spa with an array of treatments and consultations, along with thermal waters rich in fluorine, magnesium and sulphur, as well as a holistic centre that encourages healing.

Equilibrium brochure

'Equilibrium' is Fonteverde's philosophy of health and wellness, which inspires every phase of its treatments and health, thermal and spa services. Equilibrium is an innovative and original course to help get back to living a healthy and aware lifestyle again. There are four basic principles: a personalised microbiotic diet plan; spa therapy; relaxation and physical exercise. Fonteverde, located in the enchanting setting of Val d'Orcia, is the perfect place to return to your ideal weight, with the help of its scientific, personalised diet plans, devised by a team of multidisciplinary experts.

EQUILIBRIUM 7 day program starting from Euro 3,073,00 per person in double room

PLUS  Virtuoso amenities  - room upgrade*, USD 100 equivalent spa credit & early check-in/late check-out*

 

Uniworld Wellness Cruise, Burgundy & Provence


Uniworld calls it ‘Wellness on the Water.’

Pioneering the focus of wellness, health and fitness in cruising, Uniworld’s program encompasses mind, body and spirit whilst on their water journeys. ‘Wellness on the Water’ specifically includes a well-being coach on every ship, a yoga, TRX or circuit class to start every day, and a GO ACTIVE onshore program in which local experts create physically active immersive local experiences such as hosted biking tours, guided hiking, kayaking or golf. Onboard expect a well-equipped fitness centre, hydrotherapy pools, Serenity Spa and traveling ‘lite’ menus.

On this 8 day journey through Burgundy and Provence follow in the footsteps of Van Gogh, Cézanne and Gauguin and cruise the Rhône and Saône rivers whilst enjoying the region’s incomparable wine and cuisine. For the GO ACTIVE onshore program for this cruise, kayak on the tranquil Gardon River under the UNESCO-designated Pont du Gard; hike the steepest vineyards on the Rhône; and pedal through Lyon.

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8 day cruise Avignon to Lyon starting from AUD 3999 pp twin share for March 18 & 25, April 1 & 8 departures (2018 pricing) Book and pay by June 30th and receive 10% discount!

PLUS Virtuoso amenitiy - onboard credit valued at AUD 260 pp

 

La Réserve, Nescens Spa, Geneva Switzerland


It's a proven fact that life expectancy is constantly increasing and we all want to maintain our appearance as long as possible, along with general fitness and youthfulness. Aware of these societal developments, the Nescens Spa slows down the effects of time, allowing guests to regain a deep-seated sense of well-being, recapture dynamism and improve body shape with the ultimate aim to live better, longer.   Building on its medical and scientific expertise, Nescens, created by Professor Jacques Proust, a pioneer in the realm of biology of cellular aging and anti-aging medicine, inaugurates its very first health Spa at La Réserve Genève in Switzerland, the country considered the birthplace of modern wellness.

Spa Break from CHF 700 per night Superior room  (twin share) includes breakfast for 2, one treatment per night (CHF 200 per treatment max).  View the Spa brochure,  access to indoor pool, sauna and hammam, access to La Petite Réserve for children from 6 months to 13 years & water taxi to Geneva (valid until December 31, 2017)

Nescens ‘Better Aging' 4 day break   

PLUS Virtuoso amenities  – room upgrade*, USD 100 equivalent spa services credit and early check-in/late check-out* 


* subject to availability upon arrival

 
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