Five of the best wellbeing holidays to book in 2017!

The pursuit of health and wellness has become more than a lifestyle choice, indeed it’s now a status symbol. We no longer talk about ‘wealth’ in purely monetary terms. ‘Wellth’ – a life exemplified by happiness, purpose and health – is now the desired goal and this has been embraced by the high street and big brands alike across the fashion, travel, beauty and food sectors.

Here, we highlight five fabulous Wellbeing Holidays that encapsulate the best of ‘Wealth’, providing serious health benefits without sacrificing on luxury:

1) THE BEST WEIGHT-LOSS HOLIDAY – THE GUT MAKEOVER RETREAT IN CUGÓ GRAN, MENORCA

During this five-night retreat you will lose weight and learn a cutting-edge eating programme to keep your gut healthy whilst enjoying delicious Mediterranean cuisine specially designed by leading nutritionist & best-selling author, Jeannette Hyde. With the goal to restore your digestive health to achieve optimal weight and metabolic function, as well as physical, emotional and mental balance, the Gut Makeover Retreat takes place in the beautiful Cugó Gran private estate in Menorca. This full-service 11-bedroom luxury villa hotel accommodates up to 22 guests to ensure maximum personal attention. A dedicated Concierge team delivering the services of a five-star hotel means that total peace of mind and relaxation is guaranteed.

Additional activities during the retreat include individual and group Pilates sessions by the celebrity-instructor Bernadette Phillips, who is particularly known for her sport-performance focused method. There are also facials by Rosalena Skincare and LI’TYA rhythmic body massages on offer as well as yoga sessions, gut-friendly picnics and boat trips. Additionally, guests can choose to organise a guided bike ride or even a horse ride along the many beautiful sections of Menorca’s famous Camí de Cavalls – the ancient path that encircles the island.

It doesn’t sound that hard, does it? The best thing is The Gut Makeover diet does work, read The Times article ‘How I dropped a dress size on holiday’to find out more.

The next Gut Makeover Retreat will run from 4th to 9th October 2017. For enquiries, please contact Tamsin Adlington at adlington@vdhgroup.com.

2) THE BEST HOLIDAY TO BUILD YOUR BODY RESILIENCE – THE MOVEMENT RETREAT IN CUGÓ GRAN, MENORCA

“Human movement, in every possible form, is our passion.” Diego Degiovanni says.

Hosted by “Specialists in Movements” Diego Degiovanni and Elena Baracco, the Co-Founders of 2Move, this retreat is designed to train the body to achieve its maximum potential, improve body resilience and ultimately, emotional, mental and physical wellbeing. To achieve all these, you will go through a series of personal training sessions, yoga and Pilates classes combined with (again) delicious and healthy meals based on nutritional principles at the exquisite Cugó Gran.

The next 3-night Movement Retreat will run from 27th to 30th October 2017. For more information, contact Tamsin Adlington at adlington@vdhgroup.com.

3) THE BEST SPA HOLIDAY FOR COUPLES – PREIDLHOF, SOUTH TYROL, ITALY

Named “Best Hotel SPA of Italy” by the European Health & SPA Award, Preidlhof is the perfect destination for a romantic escape. First of all, guests under 16 years old are not allowed to stay… surely a good start to any romantic holiday?

Romantic ambience is effortlessly infused in every corner of Preidlhof with its tranquil, panoramic location on a sunny slope in Naturns, South Tyrol, Italy. Here Italian passion and Mediterranean warmth meets Austrian efficiency in service and attention to detail. Enjoying 300 sunny days a year, this luxury spa hotel is surrounded by orchards and vineyards and is close to The Texel Group Nature Park (the largest natural park in South Tyrol) making this a wonderful place to hike and bike – guests can also use the complimentary DolceVita Vespas to explore further afield.

Preidlhof’s impressive six-floor Spa Tower offers 16 different sauna, steam and relaxation experiences, all with incredible views of the Valley. There are also 14 Spa treatment rooms and a team of spa and on-site medical experts offering a wide range of natural health, medical and beauty treatments, many of which are designed for couples.

The Michelin starred restaurant is one of the standout features of any stay at Preidlhof and you can choose between the gourmet or low-calorie Vital menu.

To really treat yourself, you will want to book one of the 41 new luxury suites (including five penthouse suites), as some of these come with own private Jacuzzi, luxury outdoor daybed and private cinema.

Whether you are into spa, fitness, sport, wine, hiking, biking or cultural pursuits, we guarantee there will be something on offer for you and your loved one at Preidlhof.

For further package information about Preidlhof in Naturns, South Tyrol, visit https://www.preidlhof.it/en/preidlhof/.

4) THE BEST SPIRITUAL HOLIDAY – LEAD WITH LOVE EVENT AT ASPEN, COLORADO, USA

“Aspen is just as much an idea as it is a physical town.”

If you think Aspen is only famous for skiing and expensive real estate, you’re totally missing out! It is a very special city with a strong focus on wellbeing based on The Aspen Idea; this is the essential Mind, Body & Spirit philosophy that helped shape this city, and continues to inform its development today.

We would like to highlight the annual event Lead With Love, a 4-day experience in Aspen, offering innovative tools to access human potential through optimal states of wellbeing. You will get the chance to explore mind, body and spirit by spending time in nature, yoga, meditation, curated conversation and workshops with global thought leaders such as Dr Deepak Chopra and Rod Stryker, set on a backdrop of Aspen’s extreme natural beauty.

The intention of this event is to inspire participants to find what lights them up and how to share that more effectively with the world. This transformational event is supported by Aspen City of Wellbeing, a non-profit organisation dedicated to shifting culture to achieve an optimal state of wellbeing for all.

Lead With Love runs from 26th to 29th October 2017 at the Aspen Meadows Resort.

For further information about Aspen, please visit www.aspenchamber.org.

5) THE BEST ACTIVE HOLIDAY – THE ‘SUNSHINE TOWN’ SNOWMASS, COLORADO, USA

If you are going to Aspen, you simply can’t miss neighbouring Snowmass Village (just 6.5 miles from Aspen International Airport.)

Surrounded by many of Colorado’s most beautiful mountain peaks, this small town is home to some of life’s biggest experiences. With over 300 sunny days a year, Snowmass offers an impressive list of outdoor adventures including hiking, mountain biking, premier fly-fishing, whitewater rafting, stand-up paddle boarding, weekly rodeos (one of the longest running rodeos in Colorado, this is the real deal!) Whether you’re an athlete, foodie, music lover, mountain biker, car enthusiast, or simply a nature lover, Snowmass will have something up your alley!

Book a holiday and stay in both Aspen and Snowmass to make the most of the trip.

For further information about Snowmass, please visit www.gosnowmass.com.

Travel Tip:

Don’t leave home without a little bit of ‘wellth’ in your travel bag. Rosalena Skincare is a 100% natural range that only uses the finest natural plant oils, combined with powerful bio-actives for glowing, healthy and radiant skin, wherever you are. Their travel sized Goodness & Tonic Face Mist and beautifully blended face oil of your choice will keep your skin hydrated & glowing at the airport, on the train and whenever you need a pick-me-up!

We love that Rosalena believes in the intrinsic mind and body connection and that natural skincare really benefits our overall wellbeing. They encourage us all to make a mindful moment every day, turning a task as simple and routine as applying one’s skincare, and transforming it into a joyful experience.

Travel Well!

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