The Ultimate Retreats for Christmas & New Year Getaways

For those looking to swap the Christmas bulge for a healthier start to the New Year, here we share our 10 ultimate winter wellness retreats. Offering healthy holidays around the world, from yuletide yoga, to seasonal stress relief and festive fitness escapes; make a break with tradition and embrace the gift of winter wellness.

For those looking to swap the Christmas bulge for a healthier start to the New Year, here we share our 10 ultimate winter wellness retreats. Offering healthy holidays around the world, from yuletide yoga, to seasonal stress relief and festive fitness escapes; make a break with tradition and embrace the gift of winter wellness.

'Tis the Season to Surf in Bali: Komune Resort & Spa

Women on Surfboard

Visit Santa on a surfboard at Komune Resort & Spa

Santa’s moved to Bali, time to paddle out and join him for a spot of seasonal surfing. Forget the blizzards of Blighty and escape this winter to the beachside brilliance of Komune Resort, near the famous Keramas reef break. With private and group surfing classes, Santa’s Surfing Helpers will soon have beginners standing up and experienced surfers improving their technique. Stretch out any post-surfing tightness on your yoga and surf retreat, with unlimited yoga classes and experience other active Bali adventures, from white water rafting to volcano hiking. Emerge as a rejuvenated reindeer and begin the New Year a happier and healthier you.

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Seasonal Stress Relief in Spain: Marbella Club De-Stress Emotional Rebalance

Marbella Club Resort

Find peace from the Christmas chaos with Marbella Club De-Stress Emotional Rebalance

The New Year is famed for new starts. Begin your journey as you rejuvenate during a period of seasonal stress relief at Marbella Club, set along the ‘golden mile’ of southern Spain. With a healthy dose of Mediterranean sunshine, life coaching sessions and relaxing thalassotherapy spa treatments, you’ll soon find yourself unwinding on a de-stress holiday that will help you to become a more balanced being. Combined with a range of complimentary group classes, including yoga, meditation and beach workouts, you’ll be sure to have a freeing festive season.

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Yuletide Yoga in Thailand: Kamalaya Yoga Synergy

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Block-out that Christmas music with some inner-peace with Kamalaya Yoga Surgery

Give yourself the gift of winter wellness this festive season during a holiday of yuletide yoga at Kamalaya in Thailand. With one-to-one yoga sessions tailored to suit your goals and skills, this specialist yoga retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced yogis alike. Including instruction in asana (physical posture), pranayama (breathing) and meditation, start your New Year on a yoga retreat, feeling physically renewed and mentally inspired. As well as daily yoga practice, allow your body to be nurtured with Ayurveda spa therapies from experienced Indian therapists.

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New You Nutrition in Italy: Ti Sana Basic - Slimming, Relaxing or Energising

Ti Sana Resort

Learn the alternatives to cold turkey sandwiches with Ti Sana Basic-Slimming, Relaxing or Energising

This New Year, ditch the post party hangover and embrace a nutritious new you on an organic vegan detox retreat, set in a countryside estate in Northern Italy. Aiming to improve the well-being of those who put a daily strain on their liver through an unhealthy diet; learn from the best on a nutrition friendly retreat with educational nutrition and cooking sessions. With Ti Sana’s trademark personalised approach, embrace the choice of three spa treatment routes (slimming, relaxing or energising) to get exactly what you want this Christmas and return home feeling a whole new you.

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Festive Fitness in Oman: Zighy Bay Sense of Functional Fitness

Zighy Bay Beach

Bring the festive spirit to your fitness regime with Zighy Bay Sense of Functional Fitness

Bring some festivity to your fitness regime this winter on a Christmas bloat-busting escape at Zighy Bay. Surrounded by mountains and set within its own secluded bay on the Musandam Peninsula of Oman, be one step ahead of the New Year fitness holiday frenzy with personal training sessions, determined by an initial private fitness consultation, to produce a dynamic fitness journey. Recover with reviving spa treatments or take your Arabian adventure up a gear with additional activity options including paragliding and mountain biking.

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Merry Mindfulness in Bali: Maya Ubud Spiritual Journey

Maya Ubud Meditation

Meditate your way to complete peacefulness with Maya Ubud Spiritual Journey

Explore the realms of merry mindfulness this Christmas on a meditation retreat as you reconnect with yourself and the world around you on a spiritual journey in Bali. Wake up beneath the rainforest canopy and rouse your senses with morning yoga and meditation sessions. Down by the river, relax to the sound of flowing water during a therapeutic massage or flower bath at the award-winning spa. Discover more of the natural beauty of Bali on excursions to a local village, temple and orphanage, and open your mind to the positivity of the upcoming year.

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Winter Wonderland Wellness in Switzerland: The Alpina Gstaad Ski & Spa

The alpina Gstaad Resort

Walk in the winter wonderland that is The Alpina Gstaad Ski & Spa

Guarantee yourself the white Christmas you’ve been dreaming of at the stunning Alpina Gstaad in the Swiss Alps. Escape to this winter wonderland and perfect those parallel turns as you enjoy skiing across five nearby ski areas in the Gstaad Region. Off the slopes, keep active with ice skating before rejuvenating on your spa holidaywith a selection of holistic treatments at the luxury Six Senses Spa. In the evening, venture into the wine cellar and enjoy delicious cuisine with stunning views of the glacier. 

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Holistic Holiday Season in India: Ananda Rejuvenation


Reduce that holiday stress with Ananda Rejuvenation

Reconnect in India this winter on a holistic holiday, set in the secluded serenity of the Himalayas. Reduce stress with Ananda’s ancient Indian Ayurveda therapies and regain the balance of a healthier lifestyle with tailored Ayurvedic cuisine. Begin Christmas Day on your holistic Ayurveda spa holiday with a personal yoga session and mountain trek, before swapping the traditional turkey for a cooking lesson. Enjoy a healthier, more relaxing winter holiday, where your comfort is the focus, and your well-being the philosophy.

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Seasonal Solos in St Lucia: The BodyHoliday

the BodyHoliday Resort

Swap the winter snow for the Caribbean sun with The BodyHoliday

Escape the winter cold and soak up the sunshine during the festive season on a solo friendly healthy holiday in St Lucia. With a hosted singles table every evening and an array of group fitness classes; this all-inclusive wellness retreat is ideal for solo travellers looking to escape the family drama on a singles holiday this Christmas. Start the New Year getting back on the fitness ladder with sports and activities, including personal training sessions, tennis, scuba diving and yoga. Unwind in the award-winning spa and welcome the New Year feeling rejuvenated.

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Cleansing Christmas Detox in Thailand: Phuket Cleanse Detox & Fitness


Give your body the gift of a cleansing detox at Phuket Cleanse Detox & Fitness

If this year has been tough on your body, give it the Christmas gift of replenishment with a cleansing winter detox in Thailand. Combining invigorating detox cuisine with fitness activities, boost your cleanse with TRX training, beach bootcamp sessions and yoga. Experience the health benefits of a cleansing detox retreat with raw and vegan cuisine, paired with cleansing detox juices. Learn from wellness workshops and healthy food preparation classes, to end the year in your healthiest condition yet, ready to beat the winter blues at every corner.  

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