If you need a little motivation to make good on your 'new year, new me' resolution, take a peek at these amazing wellness retreats. Experts in wellness holidays, Health and Fitness Travel have shared an impressive list of fitness-focused getaways that have us wanting to don the active-wear and hop on a plane…
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The Luxury Beach Spa Break – Amanpuri Awareness Immersion, Thailand
Lush palm-filled gardens… pristine white beaches… beautiful villas architecturally inspired by ancient Ayutthayan culture – we're pretty sure this is the perfect setting for meditation. And that's exactly what Amanpuri offers in its awareness immersion program. Guided by a former Buddhist monk, the meditative experience centres around the renewal of internal focus and synchronising the mind, body and soul. The indulgent treatments on offer at the retreat's five-star spa aren't too shabby either.
The Safari and Yoga Break – Karkloof Safari & Yoga, South Africa
If you've always wanted to go on safari, book this experience. At South Africa's Karkloof Safari Spa, guests can spot majestic creatures like giraffes and rhinoceros on two game drives after enjoying daily yoga classes. If that's not adventurous enough for you, there's also mountain biking, fishing and guided hikes available.
The Sleep Retreat – Lefay Sleep Well, Italy
Ask anyone if they need more sleep and you're bound to get a resounding 'yes'. If you're lacking some much-needed snooze-time, regain control of your sleeping pattern at this glamorous retreat. Overlooking the beautiful Lake Garda, Lefay Sleep Well's program involves Chinese medicine, locally grown cuisine and holistic spa treatments to help guests get a good night's sleep.
The Mediterranean Healthy Escape – Ayii Anargyri Healing, Cyprus
It's no secret that the Mediterraneans know how to eat (and live) well. At this romantic boutique hotel in the Cypriot village of Miliou, guests can restore their health the Mediterranean way in the area's mineral-rich waters and feel revived with hydrotherapy treatments, such as underwater massage.
To discover more luxe wellness retreats, check out the Health and Fitness Travel website here.