Top 10 Wellness Retreats We All Need Post-Lockdown

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Anyone else feel like they need an invigorating trip away to help recover from the stress of the last year? Us too! Here at HIP Hotels we think everyone has earned a wellness retreat to destress and recharge your batteries after a year more stressful than most of us have experienced in recent history. We have put together a list of ten stunning wellness retreats that will be sure to rejuvenate your senses, allow you to relax and unwind, and that will hopefully wash away the stresses of the past year!

Whether you’re looking for spas with stunning views to help you to relax, or dozens of treatment options to tantalise your senses, HIP Hotels has got the perfect place for you.

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Playa Koralia

Nestled in the heart of Colombia's Sierra Nevada region, revive your senses and refresh your body at this remote nature retreat. Surrounded by serenity, Playa Koralia’s eco-friendly ethos charms each guest as they immerse themselves in the full experience of their surroundings. Alongside the wide collection of rejuvenating treatments at the mind, body and soul spa, let the sound of the ocean waves breaking on the nearby beach and the characters of the forest, sweep you away to a haven of relaxation.

Positioned on a beach along the stunning coastline of the Caribbean, Playa Koralia is a luxurious (and barefoot!) wellness retreat like no other. By removing WiFi connections and television sets, you are encouraged to truly disconnect from the outside world and reconnect with your mind, body and soul. Endearing cabanas and bungalows give you the perfect setting to recharge your batteries, with private hammocks, a Bamboo Spa, beachfront bar and magnificent panoramic seascapes allowing for complete relaxation. Lose sense of time at the Spa and indulge in massages, yoga classes, mud treatments, facials and unique therapies designed to relax and refuel you in every way. Be sure not to leave without trying the Shiatsu or ancient Crystal healing treatments, that will regulate the vital energies within your body and leave you blissfully balanced.

Seamlessly existing with its tropical surroundings, this is the perfect escape for anyone looking to disconnect, relax and revitalise themselves. Indulge in the beauty of nature, enjoy the ocean breeze caressing your senses and lose yourself in the enchanting energy of this stunning wellness utopia.

Lido Palace

Located on the edge of Lake Garda, Lido Palace is an opulent mix of its original nineteenth century charm and contemporary glass architecture. Once an elite hangout spot for royalty, you’ll be treated as such as you lose yourself amongst its stunning alpine surroundings and panoramic lakeside views, and melt into relaxation at the hotel’s CXI Spa.

Spread across 1500 square-metres of space, the CXI Centoundici Spa was erected on the shores of Italy’s biggest lake with the aim of focusing on the wellbeing of their guests. Whether you need a full body, oil or deep tissue massage, an Elemis facial treatment, a tailored detox or a beauty boost, CXI Spa has an expansive selection of treatments to choose from, to help you relax your body and revitalise your senses. Unique areas have been created to enhance the soothing effects of the treatments, such as the Finnish sauna and the magnificent salt room that boasts an entire wall made from illuminated salt rock.

If you’d like to connect more with nature, enjoy an outdoor wellness moment under the open-air gazebo, surrounded by the stunning scenery of the alpines and be soothed by the sounds of the nearby flowing river. If being more active is how you relax, enjoy some morning yoga classes, consisting of your own mat and fitness kit within the mesmerising gardens of the hotel. Each guest receives a complimentary Luxury Spa Kit, including fabulous goodies and a voucher to redeem at the CXI Spa. So whether you are lounging by the pools, being pampered with a treatment or stretching the stress away in the gardens, Lido Palace will look after you and leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised in a way you’ve never been before.

Cowley Manor

Built in the nineteenth century, discover this iconic Grade II listed villa nestled in the heart of the Cotswolds and begin your perfect wellness retreat for those seeking a more authentic British getaway. Once the home of Sir James Horlick, Cowley Manor remains authentic to it’s stunning roots of British architecture whilst combining elegant, contemporary design in its conception as a hotel and spa, making it much more than a classic stately home.

The hotel’s multi award-winning “C-Side Spa” draws inspiration from the natural landscape of the surrounding countryside, to create a stunningly restorative experience. Immerse yourself in the natural beauty of the Cotswolds whilst taking a dip in the green-slated heated indoor pool, with floor to ceiling windows looking out onto the calming scenery, or swim amongst it in the spectacular heated outdoor pool. With a large variety of treatments including facials, massages, specialist treatments and spa day packages, the C-Side Spa tailors everything to the individual, right down to the products they use. Green & Spring is their own line of products that soothe the senses and calm the mind, alongside the Pinks Boutique line for pregnancy treatments and Proverb, a life-fuelled skincare for men.

With its wide selection of holistic spa facilities, such as its various pools, steam rooms and saunas and gym, all set within the grandeur of a stately home made modern, Cowley Manor’s C-Side Spa has everything you could ask for in a restorative retreat. No wonder it won the Condé Nast award for Best Spa in a UK Hotel!

After a long day of relaxing and rejuvenation, be sure to end the perfect day at their Cinema Under The Stars. Featuring classics such as Dirty Dancing, Back To The Future and The Greatest Showman, there’s no better way to relax than by indulging in some tasty popcorn and a cocktail or two whilst you enjoy some film classics under the UK’s countryside stars!

Giardino Marling

Perfectly located just stone’s throw away from the renowned spa town of Merano, Giardino Marling is a family-run, self-proclaimed Wellness Hotel, ready and waiting to envelop you in complete relaxation. A place to recharge your mind, body and soul, this enchanting hotel boasts beautiful gardens, stunning views overlooking Merano and the peaks of the incredible Dolomite mountains of Northern Italy, with rooms and spaces designed specifically to fulfill the human need for quietness and cosiness, all creating an oasis of ultimate peace and tranquility to whisk you away from your worries.

The third floor hosts the hotel’s SPA, with magnificent windows flooding the space with natural light and enticing you toward tranquility with the breathtaking views of the surrounding Italian countryside. The 1700 metre-squared wellness temple boasts a total of four unique saunas, three rooms for peaceful relaxation, an interior pool, whirlpool, an exterior heated pool and the magnificent Sky Pool located on the rooftop. With a large collection of treatments available, from soaks and massages to classic cosmetic treatments and peels, Giardino Marling’s SPA radiates rejuvenation at every turn. Upgrade a blissful escape with your partner to a private pampered experience with SPA’s romantic couples package, complete with glasses of prosecco and fresh fruit; indulge together in multiple treatments and the tranquility of Giardino Marling’s opulent spaces.

Whether you soak up the glorious sunshine on the sun terrace or pamper yourself silly with treatments guaranteed to melt your worries away, escape to the blissful peace and quiet of Giardino Marling and allow your stresses to dissolve amongst the stunning surroundings, as you experience the true meaning of calm, in one of South Tyrol’s most serene sanctuaries.

Flemings Mayfair

If you’re looking for something a little more local, discover the meaning of relaxation in the second-oldest hotel in London. Nestled down a peaceful side street within the beating heart of the city’s iconic Mayfair, Flemings Mayfair is hidden behind thirteen gorgeously converted Georgian townhouses. This magnificent boutique hotel is a true gem providing everything you need for the perfect wellness retreat post-lockdown, whilst staying local within the city.

We are excited to announce that as of last month, Flemings have introduced a new and fabulous skincare clinic with the renowned skincare facialist and practitioner, Pietro Simone, who has brought his celebrity-approved treatments right to the heart of London. From one-to-one face and body consultations and bespoke treatments, to one-of-a-kind methodologies and 360° transformative experiences, be spoilt for choice by the extensive treatment list, boasting over 35 targeted treatments. These magnificent remedies use everything from science-led skincare and shockwaves, to radio frequency and state-of-the-art lymphatic drainage stimulation, to address issues ranging from acne and hyperpigmentation to premature ageing and unwanted body fat. Indulge in Pietro’s charisma, warmth and compassion within the two luxurious treatment suites and feel a sense of complete rejuvenation. ITV’s icon, Lorraine Kelly even loves it – “I feel incredible and have never looked better!”

If you’re looking to give yourself a little extra pampering, be sure to indulge in some traditional afternoon tea and sip some of the finest teas by The East India Tea Company within the hotel. A retreat to Flemings Mayfair is a place for guests to enjoy the true meaning of calm in a restful haven.

Anantara Vilamoura

Positioned on the striking Algarve Coast, the serene hotel and spa resort of Anantara Vilamoura allows you to immerse yourself in utter relaxation, whilst looking onto the award-winning Victorian golf course, host to the annual Portugal Masters.

Treat yourself at the hotel spa to Mediterranean therapies, exclusive rituals and refreshing Asian techniques, performed by the skilled touch of therapists dedicated to giving you the most rejuvenating experience possible. Enjoy one of their signature spa treatments, uniquely tailored to each guest, and visit the sauna and steam room for the ultimate de-stressing adventure. If you’re with a partner, relax together with a calming massage at the adults-only pool.

Whatever your reason for needing to escape, allow yourself to be pampered by the experts before indulging in the hotel’s “Dine Around” experience, where you can nourish yourself in all eight of the hotel’s bars and restaurants. The award-winning EMO Restaurant, run by Bruno Viegas, offers dishes with a more experimental approach, paired with skillfully selected wines, whilst RIA Restaurant offers a more traditional seafood menu.

Be sure to start your day with the complimentary morning yoga, pilates or tai-chi, followed by a dip in the indoor vitality pool. With its sleek design, beautiful Meditteranean gardens and luxurious spa, Anantara Vilamoura is the perfect wellness destination.

Pegasus Suites and Spa

Located amongst the deep blue sparkling waters of the Aegean Sea, Pegasus Suites and Spa sits in the heart of Imerovigli, a stunning village of Santorini. With breathtaking views of the ocean, it is known as the “balcony of the Aegean” and alongside its magical spirit and mystery, you’ll simply never want to leave. Indulge in the outdoor heated pool and jacuzzi before losing yourself in the delights of the spa.

Relax in a haven of contemporary comfort and find blissful escapism in the wide range of face and body treatments, as well as therapies at their Heaven Spa – named as such for where it transports you to on this revitalising retreat. If you’d like a little more privacy on your journey to rejuvenation, be sure to check yourself into one of the suites with private plunge pools, infinity pools and hot tubs, situated both indoors and outdoors. With sunset sea views you simply can’t beat, a trip to Pegasus makes the perfect romantic escape for couples and honeymooners, as well as the ultimate girls’ getaway!

Fall in love with Santorini and wind down from your day at the aptly named “Under the Stars” restaurant surrounded by candles, or at Pegasus’ Wine Bar with a fantastic selection of wines full of unexpected flavours, both overlooking the caldera. If you’re after some activities to help you unwind and experience Santorini in all its beauty, the hotel offers cooking lessons and wine tasting, to invigorate more of your senses. Refuel and refresh yourself at The Pegasus Suites and Spa, full of luxury and splendor, for the ultimate Grecian spa retreat.

Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa

Experience the ultimate meaning of privacy and tranquility and venture off the beaten track into the oriental sanctuary of Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa. This hidden paradise in the Indonesian Forest is the perfect place to totally seclude yourself from the rest of the world. Here your mind and body will feel completely relaxed in the atmospheric, individual spacious havens and traditional Javanese buildings. This hidden utopia is a secret you’ll be glad to be let in on.

Relinquish all the tension and stress you’ve built up within the past year and indulge in the serenity of the hotel Padma Spa. Like the blossoming of the lotus flower that is captured in the name and spirit of this haven, begin your journey of awakening to a new dawn of radiance and well-being. Take a dip in the volcanic stone bath, sprinkled with lotus petals, take your pick from an array of rejuvenating treatments on offer such as relaxing massages, intensive detox programmes, relaxing facials and immerse yourself to peace and serenity as you luxuriate in the sense of calm and balance of the surrounding lush greenery.

If you’re looking to tantalise both your senses and your tastebuds, guests are spoilt for choice when it comes to sampling mouth-watering Indonesian cuisine. With three exquisite dining options, indulge in the delicious food and unparalleled views at the Patio Venue, indulge in the lavish European royal splendour at The Kastil and tease your tastebuds at the magnificent Stupa. From complete tranquillity, privacy and beauty to tradition and ancient history, Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa is your perfect Javanese wellness getaway. Forget your everyday worries and feel the true meaning of peace at this luxurious retreat.

Elysium Hotel

Nestled on a secluded beach on the coast of the stunning Mediterranean Sea, Elysium Hotel does nothing short of live up to its name, derived from Greek Mythology to mean “blissful place”. Only a short walk from the UNESCO World Heritage Site of The Tomb of the Kings and just five minutes from the picturesque harbour of Paphos, soak up the rich history of the local area before returning to the hotel and its luxurious Opium Spa.

Boasting everything from facials, massages and body treatments, to treatments tailored to men and holistic therapies such as Thai and Balinese massages, Hot Stone treatments and a Ayurvedic Ritual - a massage and cleanse that will release blocked energy, rejuvenate tired muscles and leave you feeling renewed and rejuvenated - The Opium Spa has something to help everyone relax and unwind. If you’re feeling the need for a full destress and reset, one of the Spa Packages is a three day journey of complete relaxation; pair that with a soothing hair treatment or a luxurious mani-pedi and you’ll leave the Elysium Hotel in a blissful state of serenity you never thought possible.

Alongside indulging in the hotel’s seven opulent restaurants, bars and cafes, each with menus to die for, give your insides a wellness retreat of their own with the hotel’s in-house nutritionist. With two healthy dining programmes available, carefully put together by the Executive Chef and Spa Manager to reduce toxins and boost metabolism, the Opium Spa at the Elysium Hotel will give you the all-round wellness retreat that you deserve, surrounded by the peaceful, awe-inspiring panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea!

Hotel & Chalet Aurelio

There’s nothing more rejuvenating than being surrounded by picturesque mountain views. Imagine waking up and looking over glimmering white pistes or meadows of wildflowers, skiing right out from the hotel onto the slopes or taking a long walk through the fairytale surroundings with alpacas and watching the sun sink behind the mountains? We can’t think of anything more ideal than this after the year we’ve had! Discover the perfect alpine hideaway at the enchanting Hotel & Chalet Aurelio. Nestled within the charming Austrian village of Lech, this luxurious mountain marvel is the perfect place to escape for a wellness retreat.

Recently awarded “Austria’s Leading Boutique Hotel 2019", the homely atmosphere tastefully combining modern grandeur and alpine charm makes for the quintessential cosy wellness stay. Immerse yourself in the slick and sophisticated Aurelio Spa and discover an array of revitalising spaces to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. The thermal suite includes several saunas, aromatherapy steam rooms, a herbal & floral bath, plunge pools, the list goes on. Take a dip in the 23-meter pool, forget all your worries and stresses in the herbal steam rooms and indulge in an array of marvelous spa treatments such as deep tissue massages and facial and body treatments that will leave you glowing in the mountain sunshine.

Complete your journey of complete relaxation by enjoying some high-quality ingredients in the in-house Gourmet Restaurant Aurelio’s. Known for its indulgent fine cuisine, this traditional and international kitchen creates outstanding dishes with only the finest of ingredients and exquisite flavours. Not to mention they also have a magnificent selection of vegetarian and vegan options too!

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