A riot of red roses greets you in the soaring lobby of the Corinthia Hotel, a pale, grand building in Whitehall, just a stone’s throw from the Thames in London. Whizz up to the mezzanine level and you enter ESPA Life, a soothing, labyrinthine marbled space over four floors that burrow deep into the London clay. Though you may feel like you could quite easily get lost, there is always someone reassuringly zen to lead you back to where you need to be.
It didn’t take long for the magic of celebrity-fave wellness retreat, Kamalaya, to weave its charm. One night, in fact. I realised that for the first time in what felt like forever, there was no chatter – not around me, nor in my head. That elusive peace, which had been so hard to find in my busy everyday life at home, did still exist.
"New year, new me" – sound familiar? If you vowed to treat yourselves, take care of your body and reconnect with each other, make the new year your excuse to visit these sumptuous wellness retreats.
Anaha, meaning wellbeing is a new, award winning spa located in Bangalore, India at the renowned Yoga destination, Shreyas Retreat. Expect to feel an overwhelming sense of peace from the moment you walk through the doors.
The space is designed to connect you to the elements. Natural light is used throughout the space, with the aim to enhance your connection to your mind, body and soul. While the gardens situated throughout the minimalistic setting promote tranquillity; linking and strengthening your connection to the earth.
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