Seven of the best... luxury retreats for 2016

Inspiring Travel Company | 4 Jan, 2016

It's January! The excesses of Christmas and New Year are over and it's back to work for most of us.

But if you're finding it hard to adjust, we've got just the thing; a luxury retreat holiday where you can mix healthy living with ultimate indulgence. Whether you want to leave tomorrow, or book something to look forward to down the line, what better way to kick start your year?

Whether in England, Europe or even the Far East, we've picked some of our favourite locations to de-stress, detox or simply relax in style and serenity.

Chewton Glen, Hampshire

Perfect for a day spa break or weekend treat, Chewton Glen nestles on the edge of the New Forest and boasts sensational service and luxurious accommodation. The Treehouses here are truly unique; simple and stylishly appointed these beautiful Suites allow you to sleep amidst the treetops in comfort and luxury. With fantastic family-friendly features, such as a Kid's Club open every weekend, this is a great option for tired parents in need of a break.

While the kids are entertained, enjoy a rejuvenating facial or balancing massage at the award-winning spa.

Chewton Glen (3) 

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

Nestled amidst the glorious landscape of the Swiss Alps, this award-winning resort offers a variety of pursuits, from golf to skiing, whilst never losing its central focus on wellbeing. Soothe aching limbs in perfectly warm waters - which arise naturally from a thermal spring - at the 36.5º Wellbeing & Thermal Spa; what better way to ward off the winter cold? Or if you'd like to revive tired skin, consider the pampering La Praire Beauty de Luxe package, with its expert skin treatments and wellbeing focus.

Bad Ragaz
Shanti-Som, Costa del Sol

Enjoy a world-class yoga retreat at this boutique hotel set in the majestic beauty of the Andalusian hills, above the Costa del Sol.

Insider Tip

Though it's less than three hours away from London by air, with its mountain setting and far-eastern feel you could be on the other side of the world!

The six-night Yoga Retreat here is great option for those who wish to revitalise themselves in mind, body and spirit. Included in this generous package is accommodation, all delicious and healthy meals, use of the spa facilities and eight yoga classes at whatever level is right for you.

Shanti Som

SHA Wellness Clinic, Alicante

Another Spanish wonder, the holistic programmes at this world-leading medical spa include options for detox, weight loss, anti-stress, sleep recovery and so much more. With its combination of chic, contemporary design, bespoke service and up-to-the-minute technologies, it's no wonder SHA wins international awards year on year. The delicious menu at Shamadi Restaurant is created according to the principles of macrobiotics, and enjoyed along with enchanting sea views.

 Sha Wellness

Kamalaya, Thailand

If you're planning a long-haul escape, there are many enclaves of eastern healing to be enjoyed. The Kamalaya resort, on the beautiful island of Koh Samui, centres around The Monk's Cave - a centuries-old mediation sanctuary - and a luxury break here will leave you truly refreshed; mind, body and soul. Welcoming, highly trained staff are encouraged to listen to guests and nurture them into new levels of holistic wellness. Bliss.

Chiva-Som, Thailand

At this internationally renowned, beachfront destination spa in Hau Hin, east and west are blended seamlessly to provide an astounding range of treatments and therapies. The Inner Peace Retreat, for example, focuses on stress relief using meditation, massage, daily exercise and flotation therapy. While the Niranlada Medi Spa offers the latest cosmetic enhancement techniques delivered by highly trained dermatologists and cosmetic surgeons.

Chiva Som
COMO Shambhala, Bali

COMO Shambhala in Bali is hidden within a lush estate, perfect for rejuvenation and exhilarating walks through stunning natural landscapes. With state of the art facilities and resident experts including a yoga teacher, Ayurvedic doctor and dietician, there's a truly holistic approach to wellness here. Choose the Cleanse programme to revive you from the inside out. With a personal wellness consultation, delicious healthy food, massage and two cleansing spa treatments; how better to recover from the indulgences of Christmas?

 Como Shambhala


Who knew indulgence could be so good for you? If you'd like to know more you can contact us by phone or email, or even start a live webchat now!

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