A SPORTY GETAWAY
Are you bored by the mere idea of sunbeds and piña coladas? Don’t worry, Sporty Spice. We have chosen the best wellness resorts around the globe, whether your drug of choice is surfing, horseback riding or rubbing elbows with Brangelina.
ARO HĀ WELLNESS RETREAT, NEW ZEALAND
Aro Hā is a first-of-its-kind wellness retreat offering a life changing, body transforming, and spirit enhancing experience. Programs include healing, daily mindfulness practice, sub-alpine hiking and functional strength training. All designed for the rejuvenation of the human spirit. Make sure to visit the cool infrared sauna and the ice-cold plunge pool. No wonder this self-sufficient, all-inclusive retreat was recently voted one of the top ten hotels and resorts in the world.
KAMALAYA WELLNESS SANCTUARY & HOLISTIC SPA, KOH SAMUI
Kamalaya is truly a wellness sanctuary, widely praised for its authentic and genuine feel. The retreat has a holistic wellness approach combining mind, spirit and body. If you want to discover yourself and discover life’s full potential, Kamalaya is definitely the place for you.
VILA BARRACUDA, BRAZIL
Vila Barracuda, your home away from home, in Brazil, Itacare. The “vila” is inspired by the bohemian lifestyle among local fishermen and surfers and almost everything here is homemade including fresh bread, juices and soaps. Itacare has the perfect environment and natural conditions for outdoor activities such as surfing, yoga, SUP, Trekking and Boat Trips. Surfing is not considered only a sport in Itacare, it is part of the local personality. One of the most important World Surfing Competition (WQS) takes place in Itacare once a year.
38 DEGREES NORTH, IBIZA
Time to reset your coordinates? Set in chic Aguas de Ibiza eco-hotel, 38°N offers you to rest your mind and restore your body through a new degree of fitness. Expect a fun variety of activities such as mountain hiking, yoga, sunset meditation, paddle-boarding (SUP) and much more.
D-HOTEL MARIS, TURKEY
Stunning D-Hotel Maris on Turkey's Datca Peninsula has teamed up with Bodyism, the ”it” London gym where A-listers love to break a sweat. Bodyism, endorsed by celebrities such as Elle Macpherson, Lara Stone and Rosie-Huntington-Whiteley, believes in creating long, lean, healthy, athletic bodies. This chic and trendy escape will definitely take wellbeing to a whole new level!
The surf mecca Nicaragua has this year's most hyped and top secret wellness getaway. Mukul, the Mayan word for "secret", is a wellness retreat ensuring to get your mind, body and soul in perfect harmony. Activities include biking, hiking, golfing, watsu and all other water sports one could ever dream of. A true tropical bliss!
VANA RETREATS, INDIA
Vana Retreat, Malsi Estate, is located in the foothills of the Indian Himalayas. This magical place is an all-in-one ashram, reatreat and wellness resort. Vana explores each aspect of wellbeing: physical, mental, emotional and spiritual. Go for a hike in the Himalayas, practice yoga, use the infrared sauna or just relax. Vana has something for everyone, yet is tailored for your specific needs and requirements.
Words like jawdropping, breathtaking and heart-stopping are not enough when describing Amanigiri. Amangiri, meaning ‘peaceful mountain’, is positioned on 600 acres of untouched, striking desert. This spectacular retreat features fly-fishing on the Colorado River, horseback riding and hiking to explore the dramatic surroundings. Just visiting the stunning spa is worth the trip (and don't be surprised if you bump into Brangelina in the sauna!).