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Start the new year with a fresh mindset and visit a wellness retreat

Couples’ escape

by Zoe Bishop |

Couples’ escape

Couples’ escape

Relax, release and regenerate with your partner in the stunning rural setting of South Tyrol in Italy, and enjoy a programme that promotes new ways of being connected through a variety of sensory and interactive spa rituals. Some of the techniques on offer at Preidlhof Hotel include meditation herbal rituals, vocal coaching, forest bathing and a mindfulness river walk. Your stay also includes a luxurious couples’ Hammam, and various massages, which are all enjoyed in beautiful surroundings. If you want to head out of the resort, there are weekly yoga hikes, mindful walks, or try the outdoor gym if you want to build up a sweat. But best of all you’ll come away from this break happy, relaxed and more connected.

• Wellness For Two at Preidlhof Hotel, Italy, costs from £2,140 per person, includes four nights’ accommodation, half-board, return private transfers and flights between 28 December 2021 and 28 February 2022. To book, call 0203 397 8891 or visit Healthandfitnesstravel.com

One for the ladies

One for the ladies

For the ultimate wind-down, this women-only holistic retreat in Canggu, Bali, is the place to be. Offering a beautiful sanctuary, with a private tropical pool, indoor and outdoor bathrooms, stunning treatment rooms and the luxury of only a small number of guests at any time ensures your stay is blissful and unique to you. If you like unlimited massages, spa treatments, rooftop yoga and a luxurious wellness bath, this retreat is perfect. Each package can be tweaked to suit your needs, but best of all you’re not committed and can be as flexible as you want. The Bliss package is one of the most popular and also includes food, meditation space, an itinerary consultant and complementary water, coffee and herbal teas. If you can tear yourself away, then you have your own personal driver who will take you anywhere you wish, to explore the surrounding jungle, rice fields and beautiful Bali beaches.

• Prices from £1,980 for a single room. Flights booked separately. To book, visit Blisssanctuaryforwomen.com

Detox at a spa

Detox at a spa

Head to the Essex countryside for a bespoke programme that’s designed to champion fitness, wellness and detox. The Glass House Retreat is a beautiful modern spa resort that now includes a natural outdoor swimming pond, perfect for those cold-water dips, outdoor sauna and a wellness dome for meditation, yoga, and health workshops. Enjoy a Himalayan salt sauna, various spa treatments and there’s even a cryotherapy chamber, which can help muscular injuries and boost your mood. The new Teaching Kitchen offers a programme where guests can take part in 100 per cent vegan cooking classes with Chef Miguel Gouveia and learn all about plant-based cooking. Every guest at the retreat is given an itinerary and meal plan that perfectly suits their needs, whether they are visiting for a day or a week. The retreat is also adult-only and is perfect for some quality time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

• Day rates start from £100 per person, overnight stays start from £125.50 per person for a double room and include a treatment, dinner, breakfast, classes, use of facilities, chef demo and more. To book, call 01708 983590 or visit Glasshouseretreat.co.uk

Tech-free cruising

Tech-free cruising

Surrender your gadgets and enjoy a seven-night detox wellness cruise from Dubrovnik to Split. Sailing around the Adriatic Sea is relaxing enough, but this bespoke cruise offers morning mediation, yoga, mindfulness sessions, and a nutritious and “clean” menu. A liberating skinny dip in Croatia’s blue waters is also included to help remove the taboo around the naked body and encourage self-acceptance. Participate in varied types of yoga on the top deck of the boat and watch the sun rise and set as you let your worries drift away. The cruise also offers guests some of Croatia’s most enchanting experiences. Highlights include, sampling Ston’s famous oysters, appreciating the scenery of Krka National Park during a silent mindfulness session and the beauty of Mljet Island as you stop in the surrounding waters for the night and experience its peace and tranquillity.

• This rejuvenating cruise costs from £2,483 per person and will set sail from Dubrovnik on 1 October 2022. The package includes a seven-night cruise from Dubrovnik to Split, a sumptuous Captain’s dinner, and an itinerary of excursions, such as olive oil tasting, an optional Thai bodywork session and an invigorating bike ride. To book, visit Cruisecroatia.com

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