With a plethora of diet and fitness options to rid yourself of the festive pounds, or cleanse your system from any over-indulgence, Elegant Resorts has sifted through the magical potions and frenetic fitness regimes, to learn the truth about the lengthy programmes and practicalities. Whether you seek a little harmony in your life, or simply wish to escape the dreaded January blues, we have a few ideas to inspire and re-balance your wellbeing. From dedicated destination spas in Asia, to less prescriptive ‘time-out’ holidays in the tranquil Indian Ocean, there is a location and health-kick, perfect for you. There are even sublime, branded spas, which can expertly tailor and blend your own bespoke skincare and fragrances. From famous designer names such as Guerlain, Clarins, La Prairie and ESPA, to Six Senses and Banyan Tree, plus a whole host of smaller boutique hotels around the world which offer products made from local, natural ingredients, such as eco-friendly and holistic products by Africology in South Africa — there are therapeutic treatments and silky formulations to suit every taste and budget. From the natural wonders of crushed pearls, caviar and sea salt, to the earthy tones and floral notes of essential oils and heavenly scents, there is a bounty of spa products aimed at restoring, healing and revitalising your mind, body and soul.
Whilst so many luxury hotels boast serene spas and extreme fitness facilities, we have the expert team to advise you on the most suitable for your particular needs. For those wishing to book a detoxifying programme, fitness course or a controlled diet and fitness plan, Chiva Som in Thailand has courses available which last from seven days, up to three months. Ananda In The Himalayas offers yoga, meditation and Ayurvedic treatments within its luxurious mountain location, and Fusion Maia in Vietnam, offers a supreme level of pampering and relaxation, which is bound to provide a tempting retreat! For those wishing for a little more sunshine and a little less effort, the Caribbean boasts The BodyHoliday, Sandy Lane and Parrot Cay, or for those wishing for a little more spiritual support, COMO Shambhala Estate, in Bali, offers a truly tranquil, calming and effortlessly peaceful experience.Starting the New Year with a desire to live a little healthier needn’t be a scary prospect, and neither should the overwhelming choice of spa and resort options! For your bespoke spa experience, please call our team of travel experts on 01244 897 000.