If you need a relaxing honeymoon after a stressful period of wedding planning, a wellness retreat is a perfect option, so pick your destination and start planning your journey! These five stunning wellness retreats are some of the best ones in the world and they were recommended by Health and Fitness Travel, the leading experts in bespoke healthy honeymoons and holidays around the globe:
Located on the beautiful Hamilton Island, Qualia is one of the most luxurious resorts in the Whitsundays which guarantees a relaxing honeymoon in a stunning setting. You will be spoiled with rejuvenating treatments at the lavish spa, gourmet food at the Long Pavilion Restaurant and impeccable service at your five-star accommodation room. You will even have complimentary yoga classes, meditation and stretching, but you can also enjoy water sports such as kayaking, snorkelling or scuba diving. The majestic Great Barrier Reef will be right in front of you, inviting you to dive into the ocean and discover the bustling marine life.
With its superior beachfront location, lush tropical gardens and five-star accommodation, Chiva Som is an exquisite Thailand honeymoon destination. Lavish Thai Pavilions offer sweeping views of the Gulf of Thailand, and the resort boasts 70 treatment rooms, a kinesis studio, gym, watsu pool, flotation pool, large outdoor swimming pool, bathing pavilion with neipp bath, sauna, steam jacuzzi and an indoor swimming pool. From fitness programs and spa treatments to weight management and detox, there is a range of wellness programs to choose from. You can even get health consultations from expert therapists, and the restaurant offers award-winning gourmet spa cuisine focused on organic fruit and vegetables grown at the resort’s private garden.
Nestled between the Petanu River Valley and the picturesque rice fields of Peliatan, Maya Ubud Resort & Spa boasts 10 hectares of tropical gardens with 108 architect designed pool villas, a deluxe spa and several dining options ranging from delicious regional food to healthy spa cuisine. It is the perfect location for your Bali honeymoon if you want to relax and enjoy each other’s company in a tranquil setting, but also engage in activities such as yoga and meditation. Maya Ubud boasts one of the best infinity pools in the world which overlooks the lush greenery and rice terraces, and each villa has its own private plunge pool.
Beautiful Maldives is one of the most popular honeymoon destinations on earth, and Maalifushi by Como is the perfect wellness resort in this tranquil paradise. Here you can enjoy massages and treatments at the outdoor spa overlooking the ocean or stretch at the open-air yoga deck. The views are spectacular, customer service is flawless and the level of luxury is nothing you’ve experienced before. Clear blue waters are teeming with marine life, so dive in to see sea turtles, manta rays and colourful fish swimming among the coral reefs or enjoy surfing. Cuisine based on fresh fish and seafood is truly exceptional, so spoil yourselves with a gourmet meal after a day of pampering and water sports on your Maldives honeymoon!
And if you prefer a romantic honeymoon destination in Europe, then look no further than the South of France! Terre Blanche combines the tranquil, picturesque landscapes of Provence and the chic of French Riviera. It is a 300-hectare property surrounded by quaint villages and vineyards with a majestic spa garden, deluxe accommodation and four fantastic restaurants where you can indulge in exceptional cuisine and premium local wine. The spa facilities include Turkish hammam, laconium and a spacious indoor pool extended by the vitality pool while fitness activities include everything from aqua biking and circuit training to tennis and golf.
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