St Lucia’s BodyHoliday is world-renowned for its strapline of “give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind”, but what will you be doing during that week of precious holiday to relax, ready to return home and pick up your day-to-day life with renewed vigour?
This is a resort with an almost bewildering array of activities, many of which are complimentary within the all-inclusive rate, so we’ve put together our top ten things to do at BodyHoliday to inspire you…
1. Sail Away
BodyHoliday’s Sailing Club & School is the latest addition to the Caribbean resort’s activity offerings. Guests are tutored by expert instructors on top-of-the-range X-Treme 26 sailboats, which are made by leading yacht maker G-Force. This really is one of the best ways to make the most of the spectacular coastal location.
2. Wonderful Wellness
You’ll receive a complimentary daily 50-minute treatment as part of your stay, so there’s ample chances to fully relax and unwind, whether it’s a Full Body Massage, a Lucian Lime & Ginger Scrub, or a session of Thalassotherapy. Of course, should more pampering be in order, you can visit the Wellness Centre for even more therapies throughout your stay.
3. Ayurvedic Temple
To really focus on your inner wellbeing, head to the Ayurvedic Temple, where you’ll receive a consultation to better understand the needs of your body, mind and spirit. A selection of traditional healings and treatments are on offer, as well as a carefully designed Ayurvedic holistic menu to focus on healing, health and digestion.
BodyHoliday offers a range of personalised programmes designed to improve guests’ health and improve wellness. The BodyScience Clinic team analyse a selection of biochemical, health-based and physiological factors to create a bespoke programme that might include yoga, meditation, a tailored exercise regimen or a tailor-made diet.
5. Monthly Activities
Proving that there’s something for everyone at BodyHoliday, the resort holds themed months for a variety of activities throughout the year. Whether it’s ‘Jive June’ hosted by professional dancers, Swimfit November, October Yoga or Spring Sailing in March, there’s always something to get involved in on these shores.
6. Amazing Accommodation
Away from all the activities on offer, the sheer choice of accommodation at BodyHoliday means every traveller will find their home away from home. Here you’ll find everything from single rooms – perfect for those on a solo wellness retreat – to spacious villas: the new Oasis Villas are particularly stunning, with views out across Cariblue Bay and wonderful open verandas.
7. Gourmet Gastronomy
Nutrition and eating well are key principles of the BodyHoliday philosophy. Across the resort there are five restaurants and three bars – all staffed by expert chefs, sommeliers and mixologists to create the perfect gourmet experience. In addition to a huge amount of à la carte choice, guests can choose a tailored diet to help towards a specific wellness goal, or consult with the Resident Nutritionist for a completely bespoke customised diet.
8. Scuba Adventures
This is a truly world-class location for scuba diving, with some of the most challenging and intriguing underwater sites in the Caribbean close to the resort. A selection of PADI courses means divers of every skill level can get involved, whether you’re a seasoned scuba expert or wish to dip your toe in the water for the first time. First-time divers will find a beginners’ dive included as part of their stay, while there are also inclusive daily excursions for certified divers.
9. Super Sport
Of course, you’ll find the usual selection of fitness classes here to keep up with your routine, but you’ll also discover so much more to try. Yoga, water aerobics and Zumba classes are just some of the fitness options, while windsurfing, kayaking, archery and beach volleyball are also on offer. Head to the Coubaril Valley Golf Academy to practise your swing, head out on a cycle across St Lucia’s picturesque north-eastern coast, enjoy a friendly match at the Tennis Club, or even try your hand at all-inclusive archery! The options are endless.
10. Location, location, location
Of course, for some travellers a holiday is all about relaxing. Rest and recuperation are essential to wellness, after all, so perhaps while in St Lucia you’ll choose to take advantage of BodyHoliday’s perfect location, pick a spot on the sand and simply lie back and soak up the sun. St Lucia’s spectacular landscape, lovely beaches and year-round pleasant climate mean this is the ultimate place for a relaxing escape.
Give our Travel Specialists a call to learn more about how we can tailor-make a BodyHoliday experience for you.