A solo traveller stands at the foot of a crashing waterfall in Iceland

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 Wi-Fi code. This is digital detox can help, and what better way to do it than on wellness or spa holiday?

The Spa, Phum Baitang, Siem Reap, Cambodia
Phum Baitang, Siem Reap, Cambodia


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 Thai cuisine, dive into 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 

Rafting, Martha Brae, Jamaica, Caribbean
Rafting, Martha Brae, Jamaica, Caribbean


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, rafting and diving and it is hardly surprising that we like Saint Lucia so much.

Caribbean Holidays

Goa Beach, India


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 

Arbor over Water, Maldives

Indian Ocean

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.

Indian Ocean Holidays

Emperor penguin, Ross Ice Shelf, Antarctica
Ross ice shelf, Antarctica

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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Why kind of experience would you most like to make a part of your Wellness holiday?

Butter Lamps, Nepal

Dwarika’s Resort Spa

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

Coastline, Dead Sea, Jordan

The Dead Sea Spa

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

Suggested Holiday Idea

Dead Sea, Jordan

Kempinski Ishtar Spa

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

Suggested hotel stay

Himalayas, Nepal

Himalayan Wellness Trekking

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

Anse Chastanet Resort, Beach, Soufriere, Saint Lucia

Relax on the Beach

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

Suggested Holiday Idea

Bahia beach, Brazil

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.

Beach, Mauritius Island

Relax on the Beach

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

Suggested Holiday Idea

Santa Catarina, Brazil

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.

Beach View, Muscat, Oman

Relax on the beach

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

Lake, Bukavu, Democratic Republic of Congo

Relax Beside Lake Kivu

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

Suggested Holiday Idea

Beach Picnic, Lake Kivu Serena, Lake Kivu, Rwanda

Relax at Lake Kivu

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

Suggested hotel

Manzanillo Beach, Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica

Relax on the beaches

Unwind on beautiful beaches in simple but chic shacks.

Suggested Holiday Idea

Oberoi Sahl Hasheesh, Pool, Hurghada, Egypt

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.

Ocean Front Deluxe Pool Villa, Six Senses Con Dao, Con Son, Vietnam

Relax on the Beach

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

Suggested property details

Our Lady of Guadalupe Cathedral, Mexico City, Mexico

Relax in Mexico City

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

Suggested Holiday Idea

Terrace, Riad Honey, Marrakech, Morocco

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.

The Aiyana, Pemba Island, Tanzania

Relax on the Beach

Relax on the picture perfect, white sand beaches.

Fetovaia Beach, Tuscany, Italy

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.

Rogue River, Applegate Valley, Oregon, Pacific Northwest, USA

Relax in Wine Country

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

Suggested Holiday Idea

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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.

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.

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