By Chere Di Boscio
A place of true natural beauty, there are few places better in the world to rejuvenate the mind and body than the Caribbean. The islands are famous for their laid-back charm, and offer an indulgent range of healing treatments that will nurture your mind, body and soul.
For the ultimate wellness getaway, make the most of what these diverse islands have to offer with healthy activities from snorkelling to yoga and trekking to meditation.
Here, we’ve selected 5 Luxurious Caribbean holidays to help you be all you can be in the coming new year through diverse wellness based activities and treatments, ranging from yoga, trekking and surfing to meditation, massage and organic cooking.
1. Grenada: LaLuna
Escape to a luxurious Asian inspired spa at this Caribbean island hideaway in Grenada. Steering its way into the Spiritual Age with a wellness approach which encourages guests to enhance their well-being with yoga, Pilates, and meditation, daily classes range from less traditional forms of yoga, such as Yin, that focuses on stretching, to Kundalini, which improves your peace of mind. Explore this secluded bay location with spiritual rainforest hikes, mountain biking and scuba diving before unwinding with Balinese massages at the luxury spa. Indulge in delicious dishes created from the organic garden by LaLuna’s head chef, who can also give guidance on healthier meals to prepare at home.
2. Turks and Caicos: Parrot Cay
The crystal-clear turquoise waters and white sandy beaches of Parrot Cay are well known to celebrities, who often choose the secluded Caribbean islands in Turks & Caicos for their privacy. Located a short boat ride from the main island of Providenciales, this is the ideal spot for those looking for a wellness yoga holiday with the added excitement of SUP and surfing. There are also possibilities to explore the dramatic coral walls of the waters from your paddle-board and enjoy daily yoga classes on the beach for true tranquillity. A visit to the hotel’s award-winning holistic spa guarantees you will leave feeling revitalised, strong and balanced from this luxury wellness break.
3. Antigua: Sugar Ridge Spa & Sport
Keep fit, tone up and relax at the beautiful Sugar Ridge resort, located on the panoramic palm lined beaches of west coast Antigua. With the Harbour Marina only a short drive away, take part in boating excursions, scuba diving and fishing trips, before a visit to the sensual spa for complete relaxation and revitalisation. A thorough health consultation at the beginning of your stay will ensure that you get the most out of this spa holiday and pick the treatments to compliment exactly what you want. Melt the winter flab away with morning fitness classes, ranging in diverse activities from yoga to circuit training–or just jump in the ocean for a bracing swim.
4. St Lucia: The BodyHoliday
Discover St Lucia’s spectacular all-inclusive spa retreat located on Cariblue’s idyllic beach. Providing an all-encompassing wellness experience, this all-inclusive holiday includes nutritional and lifestyle consultations, daily fitness classes and daily holistic spa treatments. Shape up with activities ranging from yoga to golf and tennis to spinning, before stopping off at the luxury spa to admire the breath-taking views of the coastline while enjoying a range of daily treatments, including Ayurvedic massages, body scrubs and facials. For an active alternative in the water, make the most of a selection of water sports, including scuba-diving and snorkelling, enabling you to dive in and discover what lies below the Caribbean Sea.
5. St Vincent: Buccament Bay
Retreat to one of the jewels of the Caribbean at this beautiful resort where luxury meets fitness and relaxation. Offering numerous activities such as football, tennis and deep-sea fishing, embrace wellness and get fit the fun way. With early morning jogs on the crisp white beach, hiking through rich green jungle plantations and swimming in clear blue seas, this is the perfect Caribbean holiday for fitness motivation. Indulge in a serene atmosphere at the luxury spa with stress-free treatments from facials to massages, before experiencing the perfect end to your day with a daily sunset cruise.
Wellness travel experts, Health and Fitness Travel, is excited to offer Eluxe readers an exclusive 10% discount for all of their healthy holidays worldwide. Just visit www.healthandfitnesstravel.com, call on 0203 397 8891 or email [email protected] to book. Quote ‘HFTELM0615’ to receive your 10% discount.
Terms & Conditions: Discount of 10% off the total cost of a holiday per booking. Discount is valid on all bookings made by 30th June 2015. Bookings are non-refundable and non-transferable.