Holidays are becoming more and more of an opportunity to increase health and wellbeing for the health-conscious traveler - chia bowls for breakfast, AcroYoga by the infinity pool, herbal baths, detox regimen, adventure activities or a holistic wellness experience - here are 6 Vogue India’s recommended travel destinations that tick all the right boxes. (To read the source article, click here).
Mashpi Lodge, Ecuador
The Mashpi Lodge is a glass-front sustainable luxury resort surrounded by breathtaking nature in the heart of the Ecuodorian forest.
Have an adrenaline-fueled holiday with hiking and horseback safaris. Or you can have The Dragonfly experience (a gondola ride) offering 360-degree view of the Mashpi Rainforest Biodiversity Reserve that is teeming with wildlife. The two-hour journey through the forest, with pit stops at waterfalls and swimming holes provides fantastic exploration. Guided excursions are also available.
Another way to enjoy the forest canopy is to rent the Sky Bike and pedal your way through along a cable spread out between two points, 655 feet apart. Or you can go to the lodge’s wellness area, soak in the wooden hot tub while taking in forest views or head into the forest for waterfall baths and open air massages with bamboo sticks and indigenous herbs.
Visit Mashpilodge.com for more information.
Belmond Eagle Island Lodge, Botswana
The luxurious Belmond Eagle Island Lodge is located on a private island in the heart of Botswana’s Okavango Delta, the world’s last true remaining wilderness that can be appreciated through recently launched helicopter and horseback safaris. This is perfect for adventure and wildlife lovers who will find the sky-and-earth safaris exhilarating. Ride the open-sided helicopter at sunrise and get a bird’s-eye view of the magnificent delta landscape teeming with game, then jump on horseback to ride among the mighty beasts. Later, relaxedly get into a mokoro canoe in the Lakeland’s, or simply unwind at your private rim-flow plunge pool.
Visit Belmondsafaris.com for more information.
Le Grand Bellevue, Switzerland
The oldest palace hotel in Gstaad, Le Grand Bellevue is a stylish and contemporary boutique hotel and spa. Their winter package, Le Grand Detox, combines pampering spa treatments and yoga with delicious and detoxing Michelin-starred cuisine. The gourmet detox menu served at the restaurant Leonard’s showcases a selection of the finest seasonal and local produce. The extensive Le Grand Spa offers several healing temperatures, therapies such as the Finnish Sauna to tackle muscular tension, the Ice Grotto to boost the immune system, and the Laconium Room, which is a dry sweat room to help detox and purify your body.
Visit Bellevue-gstaad.ch for more information.
Soneva Fushi, Maldives
Amidst the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll in the Maldives, lies Soneva Fushi, an award-winning resort that combines detox therapies with barefoot luxury. The Six Senses Spa is located inside the island’s natural beachfront jungle, where you can experience the Yogic Detox programme. The hatha yoga cleanses the internal organs and achieves harmony within the body. You can also indulge in their signature facial that moisturises and improves your skin tone, or in their stress relieving massage. Then nourish your body with a specially prepared cuisine that sources produce from the resort’s very own organic garden.
Visit Soneva.com/soneva-fushi for more information.
Keemala Phuket, Thailand
The enchanting Keemala Phuket is hidden in the rainforest of Kamala, overlooking the Andaman Sea and offers an all-pool setting for a bit of R&R. The retreat offers traditional therapies as well as yoga, pilates and meditation. The resort is regularly visited by renowned practitioners from around the world, who specialise in holistic and alternative therapies, including sound healing, shiatsu, traditional Chinese medicine, Mayan massage, vibrational attunement, Maori healing and more. Vogue India recommends the Integrative Thai Bodywork therapy with the holistic therapist Nok Cholatee, which includes a traditional Thai massage, Chi New Tsang (Taoist abdominal massage), acupressure, chakra balancing, pranic healing and more.
Visit Keemala.com for more information.
ITC Grand Bharat, India
The all-suite ITC Grand Bharat in Gurgaon is a mesmerising sanctuary for holistic wellbeing. The hotel’s internationally acclaimed spa called Kaya Kalp is housed on a dedicated floor of the main palace building. Indulge in a customised therapy package that includes an array of mystic massages, exotic body treatments using natural products, yoga and guided meditation. The Swasthya Cuisine experience includes a combination of foods designed to promote wellness and help restore and energise you.
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