Do something queenly this Xmas & New Year
Want to do something queenly for the festive period this year? Book a retreat at Christmas or over New Year for real time out and start 2019 feeling sparklingly fresh. From a yoga retreat in Morocco to a coastal break in the UK, from wellbeing escapes in the Spanish sun to cliff top relaxation in Ireland – here are just a few ideas from retreats we have tried and thoroughly recommend. Explore/book.
Christmas with yoga & surfing at Paradis Plage, Morocco
Open for the whole season: Take the family or go alone to this upbeat coastal spa hotel, where you can spend Christmas with optional daily yoga sessions, surfing and fitness classes and healthy organic locally sourced meals. Book soon – they are already fully booked for New Year. Explore/book.
Christmas with Yoga on a Shoestring, Morocco
21 – 26 December 2018: This yoga retreat takes place at Hotel Tigmi, a peaceful boutique hotel with a lovely spa and hammam set on the edge of a rural Berber village just a 30 minute drive from the centre of Marrakech. Explore/book.
A Christmas of reconnection at The Grange by the Sea, England
24 – 27 December 2018: Make new friends this Christmas on The Isle of Wight with a four-day celebration. There’s inspiring courses with singing, painting, coastal walking, parties, games and fabulous food. Stay in modern bedrooms designed to reflect the natural surroundings. Explore/book.
Yoga & hill walking in Andalucia with KaliYoga, Spain
22 – 28 December 2018 & December 29 2018 – 4 January 2019: Book a retreat over Christmas or New Year with this fabulous company and enjoy daily yoga and hill walking alongside healthy gourmet vegetarian cuisine in the gorgeous surroundings of the Alpujarra Mountains. Explore/book.
Rejuvenation on Fuerteventura with Azulfit, The Canary Islands
22 – 29 December 2018 & 29 December – 5 January 2019: Join the Azulfit team for Christmas or New Year for a week of yoga, pilates, relaxation, rejuvenation and wholesome celebrations. Choose Lotus Retreat for a beach town vibe, or Surya Retreat for a quieter escape. Explore/book.
Start 2019 in the best of health at Park Igls, Austria
26 December 2018 – 6 January 2019: After the excess of the festive season, embrace Park Igls’ Modern Mayr approach to life. Detox, relax and recharge with dance workshops, a New Year’s Eve gala buffet, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing, curling and an extensive programme of individual daily treatments. Explore/book.
Set your intentions at The Cliffs of Moher Retreat, Ireland
27 December 2018 – 2 January 2019: Enjoy twice daily yoga, meditation, hikes and good food at this delightful boutique clifftop retreat. Mealtimes are the highlight with long decadent meals served by candlelight followed by soaks in the wood-fired hot tub under the stars. A real treat. Explore/book.
Deep relaxation at Fusion Maia, Vietnam
Open for the whole season: Stay at this spa and health resort set on one of Vietnam’s finest beaches and receive two treatments every day as part of your room rate. Go for deep relaxation, indulgent pampering and clean Vietnamese food this Christmas. Explore/book.