Plenty of people put wellness on top of their priority list when planning holidays right now – so it makes sense for The Residence by Cenizaro luxury properties around the world to have rolled out a series of themed wellness retreats at their beach resorts and hotels this year. We take a look at a handful, from holistic and yoga retreats to relaxing Indonesia holidays, beach vacations in Africa and more.
Culinary Wellness – Mauritius
The Residence Mauritius offers a holistic holiday and yoga retreat that includes relaxing morning yoga to the soundtrack of lapping waves, a rejuvenating 30-minute back massage, and a soul-nourishing dinner for two at the resort’s signature restaurant (including the likes of grilled catch of the day served with a quinoa salad, and a low-fat tiramisu with vegan cream and wild berries).
Ingredients come from the beach resort’s on-site garden-kitchen, which the team can arrange private tours of and where you can take part in traditional Mauritian cookery classes. Wind down with fresh juices and immunity shots by the beach at sunset.
Special offer: Enjoy 20 percent off a stay (minimum 6 nights) until 21 December 2023.
Spiritual Sojourn – Zanzibar
The Residence Zanzibar provides a mind-, body- and spirit-lifting wellness retreat and beach vacation with curated experiences from stress-release exercises to wellness workshops. Indulge in a rhythmic body scrub followed by a rainforest facial therapy and a rejuvenating massage, or make your holiday into a yoga retreat with slow flow yoga session as the sun sets over the ocean, followed by a relaxing evening on the beach. You can also take a day trip to Kizimkazi Village to experience local Zanzibari culture and cuisine.
Special offer: Enjoy 20 percent off any additional nights, plus F&B, spa and water sports (minimum 5-night stay), until 22 December.
Physical & Mental Renewal – Maldives
Guests of The Residence Maldives at Dhigurah and Falhumaafushi are invited to absorb the archipelago’s serenity during an exclusive wellness retreat designed to promote personal transformation. This beach vacation includes a sought-after treatment at The Spa by Clarins, including a two-hour massage session with full body scrub, Ayurvedic techniques and pampering foot massage. Plus the use of bicycles to roam from island to island and a private dinner under the stars on the idyllic Castaway Island. If you have been interested in going on a yoga retreat, try one of the classes for all abilities. You can also
Mindfulness Escape – Tunis
The Yoga & Mindfulness retreat at The Residence Tunis combines nutrition, personalised yoga sessions, meditation and traditional rituals, with an itinerary centred around attaining complete rejuvenation of body and mind. The retreat offers a traditional hammam to boost the immune system and invigorate the body, cookery workshops on nutritious eating, and day trips to the archaeological site of Carthage, with breathing and meditation workshops among the serene ancient ruins.
Special offer: Enjoy 20 percent off any additional nights on a 4-night stay, until 30 November.
Rejuvenate in Nature – Bintan
On the shores of the largest island in Indonesia’s Riau Archipelago, The Residence Bintan allows time and space for you to reconnect with your inner self. During your beach vacation, surrender to the calming touch of expert therapists during a 60-minute massage inspired by natural indigenous and Ayurvedic spa treatments. Make the most of your Indonesia holiday taking a stroll in nature accompanied by the resident Naturalist and enjoying a quiet dinner by the beach showcasing fresh local produce, with panoramic ocean views and gentle breezes as accompaniment.
Special offer: Enjoy an Indonesia holiday with 20 percent off a stay (minimum 3 nights) until 22 December.
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This article first appeared in the Summer 2023 issue of Expat Living magazine. Subscribe now so you never miss an issue.