As much as we all love being pampered, it’s nice to have the option to work on your wellness in other ways besides indulging in massages and facials.
These resorts and destinations all offer activities in abundance to complement their sensational spas.
PINE CLIFFS, A LUXURY COLLECTION RESORT, ALGARVE, PORTUGAL
The Algarve is a place to soothe the body and soul, with fresh sea air, healthy cuisine and 300 sunny days a year. The magnificent Pine Cliff s builds on this with a host of high-end wellness facilities, including Serenity – The Art of Well Being, an award-winning 1,100-square-metre spa and health club with facilities including the latest fitness equipment, an indoor pool, sauna, steam room and Jacuzzi.
The hotel offers a selection of packages to help you on your way to optimum wellness, including Detox, Yoga, Weight Management and Fitness Journey. The resident nutritionist will design a personalised dietary plan for you to follow, and the Zest restaurant specialises in fresh, organic and raw food. Daily activities include yoga, Pilates, Tabata and beach boot camps, and there's also an Annabel Croft Tennis Academy, seven outdoor pools and various watersports down on the beach.
7 nights from €659 per person sharing a Deluxe Room Resort View including breakfast.
OFFER: Save up to 15% + complimentary room upgrade
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UNICO 20° 87° HOTEL RIVIERA MAYA, MEXICO
This stylish adults-only all-inclusive resort is a recent addition to our portfolio, and it’s a smart choice for a wellness-focused break on the Riviera Maya.
Gym bunnies will feel very at home, with a state-of-the-art fitness centre and classes including Pilates, yoga and spinning.
The beachfront location means there’s plenty to do in the water, with Hobie cat sailing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding all covered by the generous all-inclusive programme. You can also enjoy golf, scuba diving and spa treatments for only a 25% service charge, and the wellness facilities are superb, with 26 treatment cabins, a steam room, sauna, Hammam and plunge pool.
7 nights from €2,227 per person sharing an Alcoba Room on All-Inclusive.
OFFER: Save up to 35% + complimentary room upgrade
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BODYHOLIDAY, SAINT LUCIA
In 2020 all eyes will be on Tokyo as the city hosts the Olympic and Paralympic games, and no doubt many viewers will be inspired to dust off their running shoes and renew that gym membership. At Saint Lucia’s ever-popular BodyHoliday the party starts early, with a host of Olympians past and present taking part in a programme of themed fitness and wellness months throughout the year.
Learn the ropes from Olympic sailors Nick Thompson and Hannah Diamond with Spring Sail in March, or book yourself in for the intensive Wellfit training programme in April with Olympic boxer, Natasha Jonas, and sprinter, Donna Fraser. During July and August the Wellfit Families programme gets teenagers involved, with appearances from stars including Martin Offiah and Sally Gunnell, while November sees Olympic swimmers Keri-Anne Payne and David Carry take to the water for Swimfit.
And if you want to be in shape for the festive season, why not check in for a Pre-Christmas Restorative Break with Colin Jackson and Jamie Baulch. There are eight themed months in all, with other options including dance-based exercise during Jive June, the perennially-popular September Solos for sociable singles, and Octoba Yoga, where guests of all skill levels will enjoy yoga and meditation classes led by experts.
And all of this against the backdrop of a beautiful Caribbean beach, with plenty of time for relaxation, and a daily complimentary spa treatment for each full day of your stay.
7 nights from €2,899 per person sharing a Luxury Room on All-Inclusive.
OFFER: Save up to 48%
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APHRODITE HILLS, CYPRUS
There’s little prospect of the kids being bored at Aphrodite Hills, with its luxury villas and apartments and some of the best facilities of any family resort in Europe.
Youngsters can polish their skills and make new friends, with a tennis academy, horse riding school and a football academy with UEFA-accredited coaches. Meanwhile, parents can perfect their swing at the award-winning PGA golf course, tone up at the gym or take a treatment at the spa, which includes outdoor massage pavilions, a beauty and hair salon, and an infinity pool overlooking the Mediterranean.
Evenings are all about coming together at the Village Square, the bustling heart of the resort, where you’ll find restaurants, bars and an oh-so-tempting ice cream parlour.
7 nights from £689 per person sharing a One Bedroom Apartment including breakfast.
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Book by 07 Feb 2020.
Prices are based on two adults sharing and include return flights, private transfers (shared for boat and seaplane) and access to a Dublin airport lounge.
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