By Paul Joseph, Health and Fitness Travel
For those seeking to relax in the most luxurious pockets of the Earth, Health and Fitness Travel, the leading specialists in wellness holidays worldwide, has compiled their top five mountain wellness retreats to go and escape from it all. Spread across the world from Utah to Crete and Oman to India, these mountain wellness retreats are great to visit all year around. Whether you’re an adrenaline junkie craving that next rush or want to relax away from prying eyes, these wellness retreats need to be at the top of your list.
Utah: Red Mountain Resort
The St George mountain range set in the rugged American landscape provides the perfect backdrop to a weight loss holiday that you will never want to leave. Great to visit in the spring time, the Zion and Bryce canyons provide spectacular locations for horseback riding and mountain biking. If you’re craving an adrenaline rush, then you can’t leave without trying an exhilarating rock climb, and joining other guests in seeing the incredible mountain-top views. After a long day of challenging your limits, relax in the luxury spa with body contouring wraps and Tai Chi classes.
The majestic mountain hamlet of Milia is a great option for those who want to tone their bodies for next summer. Created with nature in mind, Wildfitness encourages you to use the trees and rocks around you to tone and sculpt your body. Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Cretan mountains, you’ll be able to shape up in the utmost tranquillity and luxury. This retreat puts your fitness goals and desires first with personalised assessments and consultations. Return to basics in the crisp mountain air with challenging fitness regimes and training sessions.
Oman: Zighy Bay
For the adrenaline junkies, out there, paragliding from the Musandam Penisula must be on your list. The dramatic mountainous landscape, surrounding Zighy Bay, provides you with the opportunity to push your very limits to achieve your fitness goals. This luxury mountain retreat boasts the Six Senses Spa designed to encourage you to utterly indulge yourself. Rejuvenate with Arabian Hammans and bath rituals in the six spa rooms available. Travel during the spring time to enjoy the variety of activities, including tennis and bootcamp fitness, to ensure that you return home with an all-round sense of well-being.
India: Ananda in the Himalayas
Set at the foot of the Himalayas, this secluded wellness retreat is a great option for those looking to relax in style and luxury. The Himalayan mountain range is breath-taking, especially after the rainy season of July and August, and can be seen in all its glory on guided nature walks. Ananda offers a wellness approach designed to unite the mind, body and soul, with holistic spa treatments and an array of well-being activities, including meditation and yoga. If you are looking to transform your life, whilst learning a new skill, then definitely take advantage of the Pranayama sessions.
Spain: Shanti Som
In the striking Andalucían region, lies Spain’s stunning Sierra de Las Nieves Nature Park and at the heart of this is the luxurious Shanti Som. This mountainous area is the definition of tranquillity with its peaceful gardens and fragrant orange groves. Your well-being will be revived in this remote sanctuary with a choice of tailor-made wellness programmes, including yoga and holistic healing. Best to visit during June and September, you’ll be able to rejuvenate in the lavish spa with Ayurveda and aromatherapy. You’ll never be able to forget the superlative mountainous landscape, even after you’ve returned home.
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About Paul Joseph:
Wellness Travel Specialist and Entrepreneur, Paul Joseph, is the co-founder of Health and Fitness Travel, a global leader in wellness holidays worldwide. Always ahead of the curve in pioneering new health programmes that revive the soul, boost fitness or address serious health issues, the worldwide wellness tourism industry has now become a multi-billion sector, growing faster than travel in general. Paul has a wealth of PR, Marketing, Sales and Management experience in the health and tourism industry, consulting leading hotels on their wellness strategy and contributing regularly to broadcast and media interviews.