Top 8 Health Retreats Around The World
By AnaGrgic on March 10, 2014
Spending a week in a relaxing health retreat can take out the fatigue and boredom of everyday life. The constant stress, daily tasks and many responsibilities will melt away while you are lying in the lap of luxury or are surrounded by stunning nature. Whether you want to enjoy long walks in the nature, follow a strict detox diet or simply reconnect with your inner soul through meditation, it is essential to look for a health retreat that will fit your needs.
Here is a list of the top 8 health retreats around the world that you should definitely have in mind when selecting your next vacation:
1. Brenner’s Park Hotel & Spa, Germany
Located in Baden-Baden, a small town in Bavaria, this retreat is renowned as being one of the first spas in Europe and it features a long list of services, catered for any client. The spa is divided in multiple areas, such as the phyto-aromatic rooms, aromatic steam rooms and traditional Finnish saunas. The enormous thermal water main pool is overlooking a spectacular courtyard, superbly designed in a Baroque style.
2. Tucker’s Point Hotel & Spa, Bermuda
Set in the tropical paradise of Bermuda, among turquoise waters and pristine beaches, this health retreat is surrounded by 81 hectares of smooth, rolling hills, featuring its own private golf course. Services include massage using honey oil, sugar cane oil, TAG showers and multiple types of saunas. The retreat is famous for its intensive anti-cellulite program as well as its Swedish massage therapy.
3. OnTrack Weight Loss Retreat, Australia
OnTrack Weight Loss Rereat offers the best life changing experience for any client that wants to lose weight and get rid of bad habits. Customers can choose from each of the two locations, either at Central Coast (in New South Wales) or in Torquay (in Victoria). The health retreat offers full programs featuring daily fitness exercises, healthy nutritious diets and detox plans, education groups related to nutrition and healthy living, seminars concerning emotional eating and food psychology as well as cooking lessons. OnTrack Weight Loss Retreats are staffed by a complete team of experts who will cater for any need, while also offering individually designed programs depending on sex, age and weight.
4. Miramonte Resort & Spa, California, USA
Located in Palm Springs and known as one of the main resort towns in North America, this spa features a wonderful saltwater pool. Clients will take part in yoga classes, detox vegan diet plans and aromatherapy sessions guided by a professional team of nutritionists. The spa also has a fantastic massage service with facial massages, lymph-draining massage and a wide range of special mineral makeup sessions.
5. Casa de Campo, Dominican Republic
Looking over the Caribbean Sea, Casa de Campo features a huge 63-hole golf course and a fully equipped equestrian centre for horse enthusiasts. The massage center is set around a patio garden and boasts steam rooms, saunas, aromatic showers as well as hot and cold pools. Clients can enjoy their owned private gardens, walled off from the other areas, perfect for intimate meditation sessions.
6. Polynesian Spa Rotorua, New Zealand
This health retreat is located in Rotorua, a quiet, small town on the North Island, and it features some unique activities such as Shweebing (pedaling on a monorail circuit), jet boating, rappelling and Zorbing. It’s the perfect location for the thrill seeker and adventurous clients who look for something a little different. Mineral water pools, great dining opportunities and excellent massage with body wrap services complete this wonderful destination.
7. Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort, Costa Rica
Costa Rica has recently become a main tourist destination thanks to its pristine beaches, untainted rainforests and lower prices. Tabacon is located in central Costa Rica, just within a stone’s throw of Arenal Volcano, offering magnificent views of the surrounding area. The resort is unique for its thermal water which is heated by the active volcano. Spa treatments include relaxing massage therapies, saunas and multiple pools with different temperatures. Exotic gardens abound the location, offering a huge display of plants and birds, creating a soothing experience for any customer.
8. Grand Velas Riviera Maya Spa, Mexico
The Yucatan Peninsula is the perfect setting to enjoy a relaxing vacation, far away from the hectic urban life. The Riviera Maya area, where this retreat is located, will literally take your breath away. The views are absolutely stunning, offering huge expanses of pure white sandy beaches and crystal sparkling waters. The lush jungle, which seems to embrace the spa, will create the perfect environment for total isolation and meditation. The resort features 40 treatment suites with numerous hydrotherapy facilities such as ice rooms, sensation showers, cold plunge pools, steam rooms and color therapy units.
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