Guest blogger: Sabijn Linssen
Every parent wants their child to be happy and healthy. We teach them which foods to eat, encourage them to be active and join a sports club, whilst trying to keep iPad and iPhone screen-time to a minimum. The irony of it all is that in today’s modern world, most parents themselves have very little time to work on their wellbeing. Eating healthy, exercising, rest and relaxation, and connecting with your partner and friends are imperative to our health and wellness. Yet the reality is that finding the right work-life balance can be challenging. So we’ve compiled a selection of inspiring wellness resorts where you can treat yourself to a rejuvenating getaway and really nourish your mind, body and soul.
With stunning views of the Andaman Sea and Cape Panwa’s coast, Phuket’s premier destination spa brings you luxury accommodation, a variety of multi-day signature retreats, wholesome cuisine and most importantly, a kids club.
Amatara follows a holistic approach to wellness and their professional staff will guide you on your journey to wellbeing to achieve the best possible results. Whether you want to work on your overall fitness, follow a detox program, practice yoga or simply relax with daily pampering sessions, the possibilities are endless.
The Kids’ club is an exclusive area catering to children from 4 to 12 years and is open every day from 8am to 8pm. The little ones up to 4 years will have to be accompanied by a parent or babysitter.
Six Senses Laamu offers a number of integrated wellness programs specifically created to target the everyday issues we encounter in today’s frantic world. Available from 3 to 14 nights are can be easily combined with a family holiday.
Tone your body with the Trim & Fit package (and stay away from the ice cream parlour), rest your mind during the Sleep & Resilience program or eliminate toxins throughout a Cleanse and Detox holiday. Guests looking to fully relax with guided meditation, private yoga classes and calming breathing techniques can benefit from several yoga packages, whether you’re a beginner or advanced practitioner.
The professionally managed children’s ‘Den’ keeps your little ones entertained with treasure hunts, movies and ball games, and even provides yoga for the whole family.
If you really want to ‘’get away from it all’’, the following resorts are Tried and Trusted solo destinations.
Tucked away on the southern coast of Koh Samui, this multi-award winning health resort provides thirteen individual programs as well as group retreats for health-minded travellers and anyone who wants to work on their wellbeing. Lush green gardens and trickling waterfalls form a tranquil stage to work on your personal goals.
Healing practices from both East and West are combined to bring you invigorating treatments that target anything from stress and burn-out to emotional balance and weight-loss. For those who don’t wish to follow a structured wellness program, the daily activities schedule will keep you entertained and healthy throughout your stay.
The TV-free rooms and limited free Wi-Fi encourage guests to fully switch off. You will have more time to appreciate the natural environment, connect with like-minded guests and turn your focus to yourself.
A favourite of many celebrities (we hear Sting and Oprah stay here..), COMO Shambhala Estate is a luxury wellness resort located just outside of the artists’ town of Ubud in Bali. Surrounded by peaceful jungle, the ‘retreat for change’ creates the ideal backdrop for a variety of healthy holidays.
The outdoor jungle gym entertains those following the Be Active program whilst the yoga pavilion is a popular place to calm your mind during the Stress Management retreat. The on-site GLOW restaurant serves the most delicious raw and fresh foods and even has a wine menu if you’re looking for a bit of indulgence.
Keep in mind vino is off limits for guests on the Cleanse program! Whatever your goals, your stay will be tailored to your wishes to provide inspiration for long-lasting healthy habits.
Written by: Sabijn Linssen from Retreat Here – www.retreathere.com.