Outdoor Activities at Palazzo Fiuggi include yoga beside Trevi Waterfall
If you want to start the year by breaking from routine or to address mind and body issues, a health-focused resort is ideal. Rather than booking a resort with a sauna, pool and hot tub, try one that offers more in terms of treatments and therapies. Here are some of the world’s best wellness retreats that will help you feel rejuvenated, relaxed and healthier. There’s even one spa that offers programs to deal with long-covid.
1.Lily of the Valley, French Riviera, France
Lily of the Valley, France
New, family run, luxury hotel, Lily of the Valley sits on the slopes of the Gigaro hills above six kilometres of fine sandy beach, near Saint Tropez. The chic interior design is by Phillipe Starck but the main reason to visit is for the impressive wellness village dedicated to weight loss, diet, sport and healthy living. It features a semi-Olympic pool heated all year round, treatment and consultation rooms, saunas and a snow shower. Wellness expertise is based on a combination of holistic medicine, ancient therapies and innovative techniques, managed by a leading French doctor and nutritionist. After a personal evaluation and consultation, a bespoke program is designed for each guest with private sessions with dieticians and coaches, and a choice of over 70 activities, from yoga to aquatic sports or from indoor cycling to mountain biking.
2.Palazzo Fiuggi Wellness Retreat, Italy
Palazzo Fiuggi Wellness Retreat, an hour from Rome
Located in a beautiful art nouveau hotel within an 80,000 sqm park overlooking the medieval spa town of Fiuggi, famous for its healing mineral waters, Palazzo Fiuggi launched in 2021 and offers hydro therapies within the Thalasso pools. Diagnostic assessments and consultations are by a team of scientists and doctors who provide bespoke treatments. The vast Medical Wellness retreat is super high tech with MRI and infrared technology to check brain health and sleep, retinal scanning and diagnostic testing. As well as a hammam, there’s a state-of-the-art gym, featuring Technogym, VR Icarus fitness, plus Pilates and Yoga equipment. Food is taken seriously too, with a menu developed by Heinz Beck of Rome’s three Michelin starred La Pergola in collaboration with nutrition expert Professor David Della Morte Canosci.
3.Sha Wellness Clinic, Spain
Sha Wellness spa, Spain
SHA Wellness Clinic in the Valencia region of Spain has launched a special program to address lingering covid-19 …….