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Connect your body-mind-spirit: the best wellness center

If you’re feeling worn out from the stresses of your daily routine and need an escape, then a trip to a wellness retreat could be just what the doctor ordered. More than just a simple spa break, wellness retreats are designed to address any number of specific ailments with tailored programmes focused on detox, weight loss, stress reduction and anti-ageing to mention just a few… So what are you waiting for? With hand-picked destinations from all over the globe you are sure to find something to suit your wellness needs.

SHA Welness Clinic, Alicante (Spain)

The pioneering SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain prides itself on offering distinctively tailored wellness programmes. It’s a beautiful macrobiotic spa – at present, the world’s only one which is favoured by celebrities like Naomi Campbell and Kylie Minogue. But there’s more than star spotting to do; the minimalist clinic offers a range of physical activities, informal lectures, cooking classes and therapies that are conducted in beautifully calm and peaceful surroundings to maximise their impact. The food available at SHA is supremely healthy so expect a stringent dietary regime as a part of your wellness experience.

Amanzoe, Peloponnese (Greece)

Amanzoe is an ultra-exclusive resort with an emphasis on health and wellbeing. Though undeniably glossy, this is not really a resort in which to see and be seen – some guests only emerge from their pavilions to watch the sunset or to borrow a book from the 1,000-volume library.

ION Luxury Adventure Hotel, Nesjavellir (Iceland)

Enjoy extraordinary views over Icelandic lava fields at this stylish, minimalist hotel near the Thingvellir National Park. Just under an hour by car from Reykjavik, the hotel is close to the popular ‘Golden Circle’ route, a 300km loop that takes in waterfalls, geysers and volcanoes.

Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Resort, Koh Samui‎ (Thailand)

Thailand’s award-winning sanctuary and holistic spa is nestled in a valley that overlooks the coast of southern Koh Samui and is the perfect destination for a revitalising detox holiday. Buddhist monks once used the cave temple as a place of meditation and spiritual retreat, which gives Kamalaya a particularly calming energy. Not simply content with offering a quick-fix solution the staff at Kamalaya strive to provide a stimulating environment which encourages personal growth and long-term health transformation.

Ananda In The Himalayas, Narendranagar (India)

Ananda In The Himalayas, Narendranagar

Set at the foot of the Himalayas, Ananda is a unique wellness retreat that uses the healing philosophy of physical, mental and spiritual health to create unique wellness programmes that boost your well-being. Specialising in Ayurveda spa holidays Ananda is a deeply peaceful place where courteous staff provide authentic traditional teachings.

Shanti Maurice, A Nira Resort (Mauritius)

This beautiful resort on the Mauritian south coast spreads across 35 acres of tropical gardens and pristine white sands. Designed with local traditions in mind, Shanti Maurice is truly picture perfect, boasting all ocean-facing villas with private pools and is surrounded by gardens, courtyards and terraces. Escape on an indulgent luxury spa holiday and experience the world-class Nira spa which combines age-old techniques with contemporary international treatments for revitalised senses and spiritual awakening.

Clinique La Prairie, Clarens (Switzerland)

On the peaceful shores of Lake Léman, Clinique La Prairie dedicates itself to the battle of finding enduring youth and a superior quality of life. Specialising in revitalisation, mental wellness, sleep and weight management, among others, “the fine art of quality aging” is delivered though the best specialists, the latest research, and state-of-the-art technologies – and all with great discretion. Encouraging a harmonious existence, the resort’s programmes offer lengthier stays with results that are intended to last for up to two years in some cases…

Love yourself from the inside out…

Wish you all an amazing week full of the good vibes!