Relax and reset with our guide to the best global wellness breaks

With the global wellness industry currently experiencing 6.5% annual growth*, planning a wellbeing holiday to enjoy some dedicated ‘me time’ is more popular than ever.

If you’re thinking of booking your own wellness break, House of Coco has compiled some of the best global spa’s where you can relax in sumptuous surroundings and indulge in the unique wellbeing treatments on offer from luxury caviar anti-aging facial to chakra crystal balancing treatments.

Located on a beautiful secluded island, The Duniye Spa at Meeru Island Resort in the Maldives offers oriental inspired treatments, with a philosophy of ‘nurture your body, calm your mind and inspire your soul’. Time is left at the door and a new journey begins with treatments such as the renowned Coconut Hair Cream Bath, which uses the healing qualities of the palm tree family to calm. A warm blend of luxurious coconut oil is massaged gently into the scalp, following by a coconut hair mask wrapped in heated towels to deeply soften and hydrate. This beautifully fragrant and soothing approach promotes a deep sense of serenity and joy, enabling travellers to drift away and relax.

Available with Emirates Holidays, prices from £1,535 per person for a 7 night stay in a Garden Room, complimentary upgrade from breakfast to half board, complimentary return shared speedboat transfers and return flights. Price based on selected dates from 1 September to 15 October 2019 and flights from London Gatwick and London Stansted, supplements may apply for other departure airports.

Recently awarded the Hotel Spa of the Year 2018 and the World’s Best Resort Spa at the World Travel Awards. The Talise Ottoman Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray in Dubai, boasts a host of unusual treatments including the innovative Hammam Coffee Peeling treatment which utilises Turkish coffee to refine and smooth the skin, leaving it firm and toned. Based on the traditional hammam sequence of exfoliation and olive soap cleansing, the ritual finishes with a full-body coffee peeling to awaken the senses, benefiting the skin and mind.

Available with Emirates Holidays, prices from £889 per person for a 3 night stay in a Superior King Room on a half board basis and return flights. Includes a complimentary one-day/one-park access to Dubai Parks and Resorts. Valid for travel on selected dates from 1 to 19 September 2019. Price based on flights from London Heathrow and London Stansted, supplements may apply for other departure airports.

Bali is ideal for a wellness retreat and Lagoon Spa at The Laguna Resort offers a blend of indigenous and contemporary treatments including a Detox Algae Body treatment. It uses blue-green algae which is rich in amino acids, minerals, trace elements and vitamins and has a highly stimulating effect on the skin and the metabolism of the skin tissue. Alternatively, for the face there is a Collagen Booster Treatment which was designed closely with Dr. Michael A. Konig, a leading authority in cosmetic treatments. With 99% collagen obtained from natural, freeze-dried collagen fibres that imitate the skin’s collagen structure, it supplies intensive moisture and promotes collagen synthesis in the skin, to reduces wrinkles, improves declining skin tone, and prevents the formation of lines and premature aging.

Available with Emirates Holidays, prices from £1,165 per person for a 7 night stay in a Deluxe Garden View Room with breakfast and return flights. Valid for travel on selected dates from 1 to 30 September 2019. Price based on flights from London Stansted and London Gatwick, supplements may apply for other departure airports.

Steps away from the coastline is Raffles Praslin Spa which has been carefully designed to calm the spirit and awaken the senses. This luxurious spa in the Seychelles features 12 treatment pavilions, showcasing the spectacular view of the blue ocean and tropical surroundings. Experience true indulgence with the Luxury Caviar Anti-Aging Facial that firms, tones, refines and deeply hydrates the skin with protein rich caviar and powerful antioxidants. An exclusive AcuLift Massage visibly firms and tones as the Marine Biomatrix Sheet provides intensive hydration to instantly restore radiance. Results are immediate, leaving the skin looking supple, healthy and luminescent. The resort also has its own outdoor yoga studio perched just above the sea with the sounds of the waves crashing below.

Available with Emirates Holidays, prices from £2,555 per person for a 7 night stay in a Garden View Pool Villa with a complimentary upgrade to half board and return flights. Valid for travel on selected dates from 1 September to 24 October 2019. Price based on flights from London Stansted and London Gatwick, supplements may apply for other departure airports.

The very best spa treatments and therapies await you at Banyan Tree, Samui, Thailand. This secret hideaway features The Rainforest, a holistic hydrotherapy wellness experience designed to heal and soothe. Treatments include the Apple Green Tea Polisher that uses natural acids from the apple and acts as a gentle cleanser while the green tea powder nourishes the skin with its anti-oxidant properties leaving your skin softer and skin cells are naturally renewed. Lose yourself in the Royal Banyan treatment that delivers the best of Eastern and Western massage techniques to improve blood circulation. Featuring a warm herbal pouch dipped in Sesame Oil the treatment also including a coriander cucumber cleanser, Royal Banyan Herbal Pouch Massage, jade Face Massage and a therapeutic Herbal Bath.

Available with Emirates Holidays, prices from £2,075 per person for a 7 night stay in a Deluxe Pool Villa with breakfast and return Emirates flights. Valid for travel on selected dates from 1 September to 24 October 2019. Price based on flights from London Gatwick, supplements may apply for other departure airports.

Anantara Al Jabel Al Akhdar Resort has a unique retreat that is perched 2,000 metres above sea level on Oman’s fabled Green Mountain and offers a range of treatments. There is the Rose Rescue Ritual, a romantic pampering from head to toe, allowing the recipient to blossom naturally with the use of fragrant roses. Alternatively, discover wellbeing remedies from the Far East through the Journey of Siam, a ritual which includes a full body steam, refreshing coconut scrub to moisturise and soften the skin, before finishing off with a compress massage combining calming remedial herbs.

Available with Emirates Holidays, prices from £995 per person for a 5 night stay in a Premier Room with a complimentary half board upgrade and return flights. Valid for travel on selected dates from 1 to 30 September 2019. Price based on flights from London Gatwick and London Stansted, supplements may apply for other departure airports.

Navasana Spa at the Outrigger Beach Resort, Mauritius is a lush sanctuary by the sea that wakens the senses with an array of new signature therapies infused with natural essential oils by Aromatherapy Associates of London. The spa is under the guidance of resort Reiki master, Jeeten, and has designed 15 new rejuvenating treatments for both men and women. Indulge in the Moroccan Rhassoul Ritual, a journey of invigorating hamman, a toxin-releasing body wrap, and an application of nourishing argan oil. For couples they have a Sensory Complicity treatment in the VIP cabin where you can enjoy two hours of bliss, and treatments including relaxing body massages, a milky bath decorated with tropical flowers and is perfect for romantic quality time.

Available with Emirates Holidays, prices from £1,239 per person for a 7 night stay in an Ocean View Room on a half board basis with return flights. Valid for travel on selected dates from 1 September to 24 October 2019. Price based on flights from London Gatwick and London Stansted, supplements may apply for other departure airports.

Please note: Prices are correct as of 26.04.19. All pricing is based on 2 adults sharing a room. Offers are subject to availability and may be withdrawn at any time. For more information on Emirates Holidays or to book, visit www.emiratesholidays.com or call 0208 972 8949
*2018 Global Wellness Economy Monitor by Global Wellness Institute

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Anji McGrandles

Anji is a wellbeing entrepreneur and coach, working with businesses, brands and individuals on their wellbeing strategies, goals and training. Anji is committed to helping individuals change their life and mindset through teaching healthy practices and creating a personal action plan for long term resilience and confidence. She love travel, food, sports and wellness.

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