New Year but not new you? Don’t panic! Lisa Stokes of the brilliant Spa Spy is here to help you hop into spring with some spa rejuvenation.
Spring is almost upon us and if you - like me - are one of the 88% who endeavoured – but catastrophically failed - to stick to a healthier New Year regime, fear not, there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Statistics show that we’re far more likely to succeed on a healthy lifestyle plan when we embark in Spring –with grey days fading and summer wardrobes hitting the high street, there’s more incentive to help us achieve our goals. Need a kick start to help you along? Here are our top fuve wellbeing spa packages, near and far, for spring rejuvenation...
? Best of the UK ?
1. Chewton Glen, Hampshire
A super-luxe country house hotel with scattered tree houses set amongst 130 acres of countryside on the edge of the stunning New Forest.
Detox in the Trees - Surrounded by the New Forest and just a few minutes walk from the sea, Chewton Glen is the perfect location for a complete cleanse of body and mind. The detox package includes four nights accommodation in your chosen Treehouse Suite, a selection of broths, juices, breakfast, lunches and dinners - a full programme of outdoor activities, classes, gym sessions and treatments, including Ila Chakra wellbeing and Kundalini, balance colonic and balance lymphatic massage. Home care advice and full use of the award winning spa facilities are also included.
From £2,750.00 per person per retreat staying in a Treehouse Studio Suite. Double occupancy rates available on request. www.chewtonglen.com
2. Life House Spa, Essex
Just an hour and a half from London’s Liverpool St - cool modern rooms surround the vast contemporary spa set in 12 acres of English Heritage gardens.
The Detox Express - A perfect ‘weekend unwind’ to get you out of the hustle and bustle of a city life rut and back on track to a healthy regime. The package includes 2 nights' full board stay, a lifestyle consultation and healthy eating plan - including five daily detox juices - daily gym activities, an anti-cellulite detox treatment, reflexology and full use of the hydrotherapy and thermal facilities.
From £449 per person (no single supplement) www.lifehouse.co.uk
3. Ockenden Manor, Sussex
Set in a picture postcard village amongst the rolling Sussex hills with a vast state of the art spa – a perfect country retreat.
Yoga and Nordic Walking Retreats – Set in an idyllic location, this package is designed to help you let go of the stresses of everyday life and relax. The package includes a two night full board stay in a junior spa suite, Nordic walking on the Sussex downs, a daily yoga programme, Isopod flotation, Ila Kundalini back massage, reflexology, biorhythm ritual and Ananda Face Therapy. You also get to eat in their fabulous Michelin-starred restaurant!
From £1124.00 for single occupancy www.hshotels.co.uk
? Far Flung ?
4. The Body Holiday, St Lucia
A complete haven of all-inclusive luxury and wellbeing set along a stunning Caribbean white sand beach - pure bliss...
Personalised Packages - A seven night stay at The Body Holiday includes all food and drink (including alcoholic beverages should you feel the urge for a sneaky cocktail) a daily inclusive spa treatment, a vast range of activities including yoga, tai chi, snorkelling, kayaking and guided morning walks. Packages can be personalised to include healthy eating and fitness plans before arrival.
Kuoni offer seven at The Body Holiday (on an all-inclusive basis with Virgin Atlantic Flights) from £1954 www.kuoni.co.uk
5. Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius
A tranquil hideaway on the crystal clear waters of the Indian Ocean. Colonial style suites and villas surround the idyllic oasis of the Spa de Constance.
Kickstart the Fast Diet - Co-author of The Fast Diet, Mimi Spencer, has teamed up with Constance Le Prince Maurice and designed a complete wellbeing plan incorporating the healthy eating plan. The package includes a ‘Kickstart the Fast Diet’ pack - with nutritional tips and diet plan - and carefully selected spa treatments and fitness sessions (at an extra cost) - that will compliment the diet and ensure maximum benefit. Complimentary to all guests.
princemaurice.constancehotels.com British Airways offers 5* Constance Le Prince Maurice (BB) for seven nights from £1,869 per person. For travel between 27th May - 3rd July www.britishairways.com
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