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Wellness and Spa

A great holiday should be a restorative experience. Time to re-boot, time to think, time to read, time to learn, time to do nothing – most importantly, time to do whatever you want.

Wellness is ‘a state beyond the absence of illness but rather aims to optimise well-being’. A wellness holiday is more than just a spa or a yoga retreat – it is an opportunity for you to connect with yourself and your loved ones.

The term wellness in more relatable than ever in today’s modern world. Today, most people can’t leave home without a mobile phone or check into a hotel during a holiday without asking for the wifi code. This is digital detox can help, and what better way to do it than on wellness or spa holiday?

Asia Spa Holidays

South-East Asia is known worldwide as one of the best destinations for spa holidays. With a long history of massage and expert spa services and treatments, Asia is a great holiday destination to unwind and enjoy the world-class service and friendly welcome that travellers have come to expect from this exotic continent. Sample authentic, delicious Thai cuisine, dive into warm, azure waters off the coast of Bali, or relax in a world-class spa in Vietnam, all whilst staying in some of the most stunning spa hotels in the world.

South-East Asia Holidays 

Mountain View, Caribbean, St Lucia
Saint Lucia

Caribbean Holidays

For anyone who becomes a little bored with just lying on a beach, Saint Lucia provides enough additional activities to stimulate the mind. The interior is lush and dramatic, the colonial architecture and bright colours of the houses are photographically enchanting and the island is big enough to warrant exploration. Add the French legacy of some excellent restaurants, lovely hotels, white sand beaches and superb snorkelling and diving and it is hardly surprising that we like Saint Lucia so much.

Caribbean Holidays

Neeleshwar Hermitage, Neeleshwar, Kerala, India
Neeleshwar Hermitage, Neeleshwar, India

India Wellness Holidays

India truly is like no other country,  from hustle and bustle in the cities to relaxation on the southern beaches of Goa and Kerala. Ayurveda holidays are a popular choice as Ayurveda originated in Kerala (southern India) so you’ll discover a pure, authentic experience.  India is also a very spiritual country so it’s excellent for yoga and meditation holidays where you will practice balancing mind, body and soul. For those looking to improve your health and fitness or detox, a wellness holiday in India will leave you feeling rested and restored.

Kerala holidays 

Snorkeling, Alphonse Island Lodge, Alphonse Island, Seychelles
Alphonse Island Lodge, Alphonse, Seychelles

Indian Ocean Holidays

An Indian Ocean holiday provides the pristine golden beaches and azure waters that don’t disappoint. Pamper yourself in the world-renowned spas of the Maldives, stretch out on the long, white-sand beaches of Mauritius, dive in the marine rich waters of Seychelles or take a well-earned break after a safari in Zanzibar. For those looking for something a little different head to North Mozambique for its beautiful landscapes and wildlife.

A holiday to the Indian Ocean is an ideal getaway for honeymooners, families or those looking for a beach holiday to combine with an African Safari. With our intimate knowledge of the area our team of experts can help you plan an unforgettable holiday.

Indian Ocean Holidays

Gobi Desert, Mongolia
Gobi Desert, Mongolia

Digital Detox

If your first words when checking into a hotel are ‘Can you tell me the Wi-Fi password, please?’ then technology is almost certainly hampering your hard-earned time out.

By taking time away from tech and not constantly posting on social media, scouring the news or watching cat videos, you’ll find yourself engaging more honestly with the destination and enjoying the moment as it happens. Without our phones we’re also forced to spend time with ourselves and loved ones without barriers. Speak to one of our experts about digital-detox holidays.

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Experiences

Dwarika’s Resort Spa

Enjoy the spa facilities at Dwarika’s Resort, including Chakra Sound Therapy Chamber and Salt Room.

The Dead Sea Spa

Spend a couple of days being pampered in a spa beside the Dead Sea, benefitting from the mineral-rich mud.

Kempinski Ishtar Spa

Book yourself in a for a spa treatment at the Kempinski Ishtar – the largest spa in the Middle East.

Himalayan Wellness Trekking

Experience wellness trekking and realign your mental and physical health goals and intentions.

Relax on the Beach

Sit on one of the country’s famous white sand beach and sip rum cocktails.

Relax on Bahia’s Beaches

Take time to unwind on the golden palm-fringed beaches that dot the coastline, relaxing with a good book and cooling off in the salty water.

Relax on the Beach

Spend some time on the picture-perfect China beach.

Relax on the Beach

Relax on a sun bed, being served delicious drinks and canapés.

Relax on Santa Catarina

Unwind on one of the most spectacular beaches in Brazil in Santa Catarina, relaxing on the sand or paddling in the Atlantic.

Relax on the beach

Stay at one of the stylish hotels and relax on Oman’s beaches.

Relax Beside Lake Kivu

Have some downtime amidst crumbling colonial mansions beside the shores of Lake Kivu.

Relax at Lake Kivu

Unwind on the sandy shores of Lake Kivu and explore this charming market town. This is the perfect place to rest aching legs after gorilla trekking.

Relax on the beaches

Unwind on beautiful beaches in simple but chic shacks.

Relax at the Red Sea

Spend a few days of total relaxation in five-star comfort in one of the Red Sea’s magnificent coastal resorts.

Relax on the Beach

Spend a few days at one of the sublime coastal hotels.

Relax in Mexico City

Sip tequila at sunset on a rooftop bar overlooking the historic main square of Mexico City.

Relax on top of a Riad

Recline on the rooftop terrace of your charming riad as the bustle of city life goes on around you.

Relax on the Beach

Relax on the picture perfect, white sand beaches.

Relax at the Beach

The Tuscan coastline offers some fabulous, clean and swimmable beaches. End a tour of Tuscany with some relaxation at the beach in Maremma.

Relax in Wine Country

Taste the fine wines and gourmet cuisine of Napa and Sacramento.

Meet our experts

A passion for travel runs right through every one of our experts - meaning they're always ready with first-hand insight about their specialist countries.

Katie Benden

The excitement of travelling the world has always hugely appealed. Largely cemented from my first solo trip to Egypt and the Middle East. The crazy hustle and bustle of Cairo was a huge assault on the senses, scrambling through the claustrophobic tunnels of the Great pyramid took me out of my comfort zone and I was left humbled by the warm hospitality of the Nubian people in Aswan as we shared dinner together.
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Kate Hitchen

My travels were first inspired by my love of the UK, which I take as much pleasure in exploring as countries far and wide. For me, travel is all about the adventure, the people I meet and the food I sample along the way. In fact, I am never happier than when I’m cycling, trekking or simply eating my way through a country! My heart and head regularly pull me east, notably to India but I may also be found wandering through the galleries and piazzas of Italy or daydreaming about fresh ceviche in the far west.
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Bridget Cohen

Aged five and with my Curious George toy safely tucked under my arm, I set off with my family to travel around Europe in an orange VW minibus. Looking back on the adventures we had along the way, I now know that this was where my love for travel and exploring began.
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Amy Waters

After my degree in Fine Art I didn’t really know what career I wanted or what path I would take. The only thing I knew is that having spent a summer in America it had given me the desire to explore and see as many places as possible before becoming a grown up and entering the real world.
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