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Top Five Health and Fitness Retreats

27th August 2013

Find your inner peace with a luxury health and fitness escape. Make your next holiday one of rest and relaxation with deluxe spa treatments and creative fitness programs in some of the most beautiful surrounds in the world. Offering a twist on traditional health and fitness getaways, many resorts are offering fantastic treatments and leisure activities designed to energise and replenish the body, mind and soul.

Here are our top five international resorts for a rejuvenating health and fitness retreat.

Health Spa

Centara Grand Resort and Villas, Hua Hin
The Spa Cenvaree in Hua Hin features nine treatment rooms and an outdoor Thai massage sala, nestled amongst manicured tropical gardens. Combining the positive energy of nature with traditional Thai therapies, this spa offers a myriad of treatments, from detoxifying tea baths to nourishing facial massages. For the ultimate relaxation, you can choose to participate in a two day de-stress and detox retreat. Enjoy a signature salt pot muscle melter and a Thai herbal facial on day one, followed by a traditional foot massage, Siamese herbal body scrub and galangal firming wrap on day two. To replenish the vital energy of the body, you can join a three day longevity and rejuvenation retreat. Feel revived with treatments such as a hot stone massage, botanical bliss flower scrub, sea champagne body contour and an aromatherapy massage.

Melia Bali, Nusa Dua
The stunning Melia Resort in Bali can be found on the shores of Nusa Dua. Set on 24 acres of lush tropical gardens, this beachfront resort features a large lagoon swimming pool and five fantastic restaurants. Showcasing contemporary Bali architecture, the peaceful surrounds are ideal for a relaxing beach escape. Catering particularly for families, Melia has designed special family spa packages at the Yhi Spa, so parents and children can enjoy the pampering experience together. The Mum and Me package will have you both enjoying a Balinese massage, before mums have a manicure or pedicure while little ones have their hair braided or their nails done. The Dad and Me package includes a Balinese massage and a pedicure.

Alila Villas, Uluwatu
Alila Villas Uluwatu is a luxury resort perfectly positioned on an elevated plateau, offering sweeping ocean views. The resort’s own Spa Alila believes the path to wellbeing is holistic and intuitive, combining the latest organic nutrition and health knowledge with warm and genuine care. You’ll find an assortment of treatments available, from aromatic facials and iced cucumber baths to pregnancy massages for mums to be. There is also a range of leisure activities including daily yoga sessions, suitable for beginners and advanced. Choose a private yoga class, such as Vinyasa which aims to improve flexibility and strength or Hatha for reducing stress and anxiety.

LUX* Grand Gaube, Mauritius
LUX* Resorts are intentionally designed as a peaceful retreat from the modern chaos of life, offering an integrated approach to wellbeing. The LUX* ME Spa in Grand Gaube offers many exotic treatments from island style massages to rejuvenation wraps. Enjoy a full body health experience and make your way from the spa to LUX* ME FITNESS. Choose from a variety of programs designed to express movement with fun and creativity. The power blast classes are for more strength, while the turbo booster class is for speed and ability. Those who are up for a challenge can try the LUX* EXTREME circuit or enjoy a session with one of the friendly personal trainers.

Nora Beach Resort and Spa, Koh Samui
The Nora Beach Resort and Spa enjoys a spectacular hillside setting, overlooking a secluded bay in Koh Samui. The luxurious accommodation features traditional Thai furnishings with either ocean or garden views. The onsite spa is perfect for seeking a little pampering with a wide range of treatments for both men and women. Enjoy an anti-wrinkle facial treatment for sensitive and aging skin or a traditional hot Thai herbal massage for complete renewal. Laze on the beach in the afternoon before try a refreshing sunset tropical wrap or a serenity bath for stress release.