With wellness continually on the rise as more and more travelers look to unplug and immerse themselves in nature’s beauty, hotels and travel brands across the globe are offering unique wellness experiences in destinations such as Ibiza, Marbella, Italy, Greece, and beyond. Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life and embrace the luxury of slow living in some of the world’s most naturally stunning destinations.
Take it Slow in Ibiza
If you’re looking for the perfect place to host a wellness retreat, look no further than Fincadelica – an incredible 300-year-old, 20-acre estate in Sant Llorenç de Balàfia – managed exclusively by Deliciously Sorted. The historic Ibicencan farmstead offers a luxurious and tranquil retreat with nine bedrooms, an array of outdoor living and dining spaces, a 13-meter-long saltwater pool, extensive greenhouses, and a sound-proofed party cave. Through its many amenities, Fincadelica promotes slow and sustainable living, which perfectly aligns with Deliciously Sorted’s commitment to sustainability through the company’s partnership with Ibiza Preservation Fund. Guests can head to Fincadelica’s private boat house in the northern cove of Cala Xarraca, where they will find a boat available to explore Ibiza’s crystalline waters upon. For ultimate relaxation, Ibiza’s finest therapists are on call to provide reiki, massage, acupuncture, and more.
Deliciously Sorted works with clients to curate bespoke itineraries which can include anything from island hopping boat tours, to guided shopping at local boutiques, to reservations at the islands’ most sought after spots. Whether in need of a tailor-made getaway, couture event planning, relocation services, or anything else on the Balearics, travelers can turn to Deliciously Sorted.
The Marbella Club, a dreamy, Mediterranean staple founded by Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe in the heart of Andalusia’s ‘Golden Mile’ in Southern Spain, evokes a timeless and lively spirit with a modern vision that stays true to the Marbella Club’s original charm and heritage. Featuring an authentic, whitewashed Andalusian village aesthetic and luscious botanical gardens that are home to orange, lemon, avocado, fig and banana trees, the Marbella Club enjoys a unique microclimate making it an ideal year-round destination for holistic wellbeing by the sea. The property features wellness facilities surrounded by botanical gardens, including the Thalasso Spa featuring a seawater pool and personalized spa therapies and rituals. Guests can learn meditation from a master or try a dynamic new exercise through high-energy fitness or more relaxed mindfulness sessions. Guests can enjoy freshly made juice from the property’s organic gardens or a beautiful, seasonal meal whipped up by the property’s dedicated Wellness chef.
The Marbella Club has enhanced the wellness experience for guests now offering private groups of four to ten the chance to create their very own bespoke wellness retreats, perfect for families or groups of friends looking to reconnect with their inner selves and each other, while embracing Marbella’s magical outdoor way of life. With a commitment to preventative health and long-term healing, the Marbella Club’s bespoke group retreats are designed to equip guests with the knowledge and tools required to continue their wellness journeys long beyond the retreat itself.
Luxury Wellness Retreat on Tuscan Island
Luxury villa specialists The Thinking Traveller will host two six-night, full-immersion experiences for wellbeing enthusiasts in partnership with revered wellness institution, Ricari Studios from September 18-24, 2022, and September 25 – October 1, 2022. The retreats will be held at one of The Thinking Traveller’s exclusive villas, Forte San Giorgio, a luxuriously restored 16th century fortress on the Tuscan island of Capraia. The thoughtful program includes Ricari’s signature treatments, private and group fitness sessions with top trainers, hikes though the beautiful nature of Capraia, sea swimming, boat trips, sunrise meditation, massage treatments, plus exceptional Italian dining experiences, aperitivo time, and a wine tasting (life is all about balance, after all!). Each guest will receive three Ricari treatments during the six-day retreat.
Guests will stay at the 11-bedroomed Forte San Giorgio, which occupies a stunning panoramic position on the Tuscan island of Capraia, where commanding views take in vast swathes of the Tyrrhenian Sea, the Italian mainland, and the islands of Elba and Monte Cristo. The villa’s accommodation is spread over a series of separate wings on multiple levels and the grounds feature two spectacular infinity pools, two panoramic al fresco dining terraces, a bar, cinema room, a shady open-air summer room, plus an impressive yoga studio. The retreats are bookable exclusively through The Thinking Traveller and cost from $7,200 per person (based on two sharing) including all meals, accommodation and transfers. Another retreat is already in the works for spring 2023.