Think peace, quiet and luxurious surroundings; whether you have children or not, sometimes it’s nice to get away where you can be guaranteed some adult conversation and time to focus on your own wellbeing. No matter if you are travelling solo, with friends or with your partner, the team at Health and Fitness Travel, experts in tailor-made active and wellness holidays worldwide, share their top ten adults-only retreats for the perfect grown-up escape.
1. Chiva Som, Thailand
Chiva Som offers adults a holistic approach to health and a luxury spa experience in one, personal training options include Kinesis, Pilates, Body Conditioning and private boot camps and guests can also take part in up to eight classes a day. With everything from Tai Chi to reformer Pilates and Zumba, there’s no shortage of ways to improve your personal fitness levels. Not only do the staff help you to improve your physical health, they also work on mental and spiritual wellness with things like meditation and stress management.
Insider tip: For extra luxury add on the VIP Airport Welcome and fast track Services and a personal porter and hostess will meet you as you step out of the aeroplane and guide you all the way to your limousine pick up.
2. Kamalaya, Thailand
Luxury wellness retreat Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary in Koh Samui offers an extensive range of group classes like super stretch, fitball, aqua aerobics and yoga. In addition to these activities, Kamalaya’s dining experiences can also be very social, perfect for solo travellers. Whether or not you’re sharing this little slice of paradise, there are plenty of facilities to enjoy on your own, like the 24 hour library or the variety of spa treatments available.
Insider tip: Pull up a chair at Soma Restaurant’s community table, and enjoy conversation with other like-minded adults while you all enjoy the tantalisingly fresh food.
3. Como Shambhala, Bali
Como Shambhala Estate is located right in the heart of Bali with lush surroundings and natural spring water, it’s hard to imagine a better setting for a holistic spa holiday, Como Shambhala also features nutritious food, soothing therapies and a variety of group activities aimed at improving physical and spiritual health. With everything from meditation to massage, the spa’s friendly experts can find the right relaxation solutions for everyone. And once you start to feel refreshed, you can take it up a notch with adventure activities like hiking and rafting.
Insider tip: Enjoy a private picnic at Kedara – the Water Garden, with 300 steps to get there you’ll have earned your lunch, take your swim suit for a dip in the natural spring pools.
4. Ananda in the Himalayas, India
Located at the base of the earth’s tallest mountains, Ananda offers a truly unique adult-only healthy holiday experience. This Himalayan spa retreat combines a nutritional diet with the best western and traditional Indian treatments to provide guests with a clear path towards mental, physical and spiritual wellness. Enjoy a variety of detoxifying therapies from Abhyanga to earth stone massages with plenty of extra time built into the cleansing schedule so you can still enjoy lots of other activities like yoga, meditation, cooking classes.
Insider tip: Experience the culturally and naturally rich surrounding areas through the range of excursions available, don’t miss the twice weekly morning hike to nearby Rishikesh.
5. Aro Ha Wellness Retreat New Zealand
The first of its kind in New Zealand, Aro Ha utilises permaculture techniques to be self-sustaining; crops are stored in cellars refrigerated by the ambient temperatures of the earth and solar panels help to provide energy. The Aro Ha Wellness Retreat offers tailored fitness and wellness retreats designed to get you looking good and feeling revitalised. Small groups quickly form a bond to share this unapologetically healthy retreat, supporting each other through the challenging hikes in the breathtaking Southern Alps before returning to the luxury custom built retreat to take part in a full day of activities sure to improve your total wellbeing.
Insider tip: During winter you can take part in the world’s first Heli-ski Wellness Retreat at Aro Ha for the ultimate wellness adventure combination.
6. Sugar Ridge Spa & Sport
For a Caribbean spa holiday with a lively atmosphere, a wide variety of activities, a superb wellness centre and fresh locally sourced food, all-inclusive luxury retreat Sugar Ridge Spa & Sport is an excellent choice. Located on the beautiful west coast of Antigua, Sugar Ridge offers a long list of fitness classes, so whether you sign up for Karate Aerobics or Body Pump you’ll have great chances to meet other guests with similar goals of weight loss, body toning or learning to de-stress.
Insider tip: Looking to get social? Head to the Sugar Club, where there is always got something going from spa days, and yoga sessions to lounge vibes, jazz nights, and poolside cocktails.
7. La Clairiere, France
Escape to La Clairiere’s spa for an idyllic wellness getaway, the surrounding forests of Alsace provide guests with an atmosphere of profound serenity. Embrace the outdoors and reap the benefits of the oxygen-rich air on walks among the trees. But the striking setting is only one aspect of the spa’s holistic approach to relaxation and renewal. Guests can also look forward to gourmet organic food; pools and saunas; a variety of traditional treatments and therapies; and advice from experienced well-being professionals.
Insider tip: Book in for the Fango Body Wrap where mineral rich mud is applied to the skin before you are gently wrapped up and then lie on a relaxing dry flotation bed just like a warm gentle hug.
8. 38 Degrees North Aguas de Ibiza, Spain
On the stunning Mediterranean island of Ibiza, adults can put fitness at the top of their agenda with 38 Degrees North. After an initial consultation, with an extensive selection of group activities and classes, like mountain biking, kayaking, aqua spinning and cardio circuits, to help whip you into shape. There are even rooftop yoga sessions with coastal panoramas! If you’re more interested in one on one instruction and private activities these are also available at Aguas de Ibiza. No matter what activities you fill your day with, you can always look forward to winding down at the spa.
Insider tip: Enjoy the beautiful scenery and local produce in Ibiza on a bike tour and be sure to enjoy al fresco lunch at the nearby Babylon beach.
9. The Farm San Benito, Philippines
Located in Lipa City, Philippines, this multi-award winning 48-hectare resort offers an exceptional healing environment for the holistic treatment and prevention of health-related conditions. You can start your day with yoga, and fill it up with a variety of different activities from golf to circuit training, power walking to trampoline dance, there is something for everyone; perfect for anyone looking to stay active. Enjoy raw vegan cuisine from in-house restaurant Alive! that will satisfy even the most fussy diner and relax in the spa offering a wide range of massage treatments and holistic therapies.
Insider tip: Indulge in the 3 course meal options for lunch and dinner, light, easy to digest and delicious – here you can enjoy dessert without the guilt.
10. SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain
SHA Wellness Clinic offers guests a wide variety of ways to achieve wellness and develop long-term life-changing strategies, situated on a hilltop with sweeping views overlooking Spain’s Mediterranean coast. In addition to enjoying the immediate benefits of their macrobiotic cuisine, you can also take lessons in healthy cooking and apply what you’ve learned to your future diet. Of course food is only one aspect of rejuvenation process with a variety of detoxifying treatments from hydro aromatherapy to lymphatic drainage massage. The perfect adults only escape to relax and recharge.
Insider tip: Book into a room with private Jacuzzi on your terrace for the ultimate in post workout relaxation.
For more info or to book your own adult-only luxury wellness healthy holiday call 1300 551 353.