Looking to shed some pounds, but want to enjoy yourself whilst doing so? We’ve got you covered. Rather than go on a crash diet in the UK, why not jet off and experience a healthy escape to one of the most beautiful places in the world?
Across the globe, there are various resorts that specialise in providing their guests with a retreat that’s jam-packed full of healthy excursions and activities, all against a backdrop of stunning natural scenery. Luxury holiday experts Destination2.co.uk have shared their favourites, so you can experience some of the best health-focused resorts in the world.
Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort and Spa, Borneo
Located within the Malay border of the tropical island of Borneo, the Shangri-La Tanjung Aru Resort features a world-class spa, named Chi, which follows a traditional Chinese philosophy. In traditional Chinese culture, the word ‘chi’ refers to the life force that governs well-being and personal vitality.
Chi must flow freely within the body for good health to be maintained, so the spa provides treatments that stimulate flow and stop blockages, which cause diseases and illness. Here you’ll be encouraged to live a healthy and relaxed lifestyle, while you flush your body of toxins, allowing your ‘chi’ to flow freely.
Banyan Tree, Phuket
A world of health and traditional Thai hospitality awaits you at the Banyan Tree. Located on the famous Thai island of Phuket, the resort aims to rebalance guests using a variety of relaxation therapies.
It’s a well-known fact that yoga is a great way to lose weight and experience tranquility at the same time. The resort’s Yoga and Meditation Pavilion, which features a comprehensive yoga schedule, is the perfect place for guests of all levels to enjoy a yoga holiday.
Sugar Ridge Hotel, Antigua
Located on the beautiful western coast of Antigua, the Sugar Ridge Hotel is perfect for visitors looking to keep fit and healthy during their stay. Personalised programmes are available at the spa, which allow guests to pinpoint their personal goals and work with experts to achieve them during their stay.
Group classes that take place at the hotel include karate aerobics, yoga, water aerobics, circuit training, combo classes and beach bootcamp.
The BodyHoliday LeSport, St Lucia
Offering a wide range of treatments, services and activities to promote weight loss and wellbeing, The BodyHoliday LeSport in St Lucia more than lives up to its name. The resort sits on a crescent shaped beach, which is surrounded by acres of natural beauty and breathtaking scenery, creating the perfect backdrop for your weight loss journey.
The BodyHoliday LeSport takes a holistic approach to weight loss to encourage guests to change their habits and encourage a healthier lifestyle that will stick with them long after the flight home.
Anantara The Palm, Dubai
Dubai is known to be one of the most futuristic cities in the world, so the Anantara The Palm, with its ancient wellbeing and weight loss practices, provides visitors with the perfect opportunity to embark on a weight loss journey.
Guests can choose from five signature wellness journeys: the balance programme, the relax and de stress programme, the rejuvenate and revitalise programme, the detox programme and the weight management programme. The latter of which is an intensive programme that helps guests lose weight and firm up in a natural way.
Maalifushi by Como, Maldives
Located on the island paradise of Thaa Atoll, guests at the Maalifushi enjoy stunning views of the Indian Ocean, whilst embarking on a weight loss journey that will change not only body, but mind too.
The hotel’s team of experts pride themselves in encouraging an active, healthy lifestyle during your stay, which can be adapted to your life back home once your holiday is over. There’s a stunning spa, a state-of-the-art gym and an option for privately guided meditation and pranayama – enabling guests to obtain peace of mind during their stay. Daily yoga classes are a must here.
Eden Resort and Spa, Sri Lanka
Located on the southwestern coast of the island, Eden Resort and Spa is perfect for visitors looking for a tranquil place to lose weight and relax the mind. The resort features a fitness centre, which is fitted with state-of-the-art gym equipment to help guests shift those unwanted pounds.
You can also get your adrenaline pumping in the resort’s watersports centre, where you can engage in some pound shredding fun!