No matter where you are in the world you’re never too far away from a romantic retreat for two. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to book a getaway for a romantic wellness escape. From the Great Barrier Reef to the Maldives, Health and Fitness Travel, the experts in tailor-made healthy holidays worldwide, recommend their top five romantic wellness retreats for Valentine’s Day.
Qualia Resort Hamilton Island, QLD, Australia
Escape to a truly magical romantic retreat in lush Hamilton Island surrounded by the stunning views of the Great Barrier Reef. Experience the ultimate luxury in this 5-star property where you and your significant other can unwind with a range of rejuvenating spa treatments at the first-class Spa Qualia. Enjoy complimentary classes including yoga, meditation and stretching or take in the beauty of the ocean with water sports from catamaran sailing and kayaking to snorkelling and scuba diving. Enjoy a taste of elegance at The Long Pavilion where you can choose from different course options for a delightful culinary journey.
Chiva Som, Thailand
Exclusive and luxurious, Chiva Som in Thailand provides an idyllic atmosphere for a couples’ healthy getaway. Spend quality time in this adults-only sanctuary for a lifestyle-changing experience where expert therapists offer health consultations to commence your journey towards a stronger and healthier bond. From weight management, detox, fitness or just a moment away from the stresses of everyday life, Chiva Som offers varying programs to suit personal wellness needs. Indulge in relaxing spa therapies, integrated with the finest naturopathic treatments to further enhance both your own and your partner’s well-being.
Maya Ubud Resort & Spa, Bali
Journey to the secluded paradise that is Maya Ubud in Bali, Indonesia. Set deep in lush vegetation, canopies of palm trees, wild flowers and bushes, this boutique retreat gives you the calming sense of privacy. Choose to embark on a spiritual journey with your loved one and find serenity with holistic activities including yoga and meditation or for a dose of adventure, go for water rafting on the Ayung River before indulging in relaxing couple’s spa treatments. Refuel with a choice of delectable spa cuisine to cater to your individual dietary needs from different restaurants lying on beautiful spots in the resort.
Maalifushi by COMO, Maldives
For those who really want to impress, the Maldives, is the dream destination for many couples looking to pop the question this Valentine’s Day. Dip into this aquatic paradise to discover bountiful marine life including sea turtles and manta rays as you scuba dive amongst the flourishing coral reefs, or challenge yourselves with a surfing lesson, before stretching out in the open-air yoga pavilion. For the ultimate in luxury romance, make the most of the optional butler service and enhance your wellness with a holistic treatment at the luxury spa, situated over the water with breath-taking views.
Terre Blanche, France
Situated in the south of France, the multi award-winning Terre Blanche offers a 300-hectare wellness retreat perfect for a romantic getaway. Explore the surrounding quaint villages, famous markets, historical castles and rich vineyards of the area for a taste of local culture. Re-energise on this healthy romantic retreat with activities ranging from aqua biking to circuit training and tennis to golf, before dining in style on the finest local produce at a choice of four restaurants. Take part in daily yoga or Pilates sessions in the peaceful spa garden before relaxing with a rejuvenating massage, body scrub or facial treatment.
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