Festive detox at the world's top spa resorts this January
Are you guilty of over-indulging this festive season? One too many glasses of mulled wine and a packed social calendar could leave you feeling more blue than brilliant this January, but the good news is that it's the perfect time to organise a post-festive detox. We take a look at some of the world's top spa and detox resorts where you can relax, unwind and feel rejuvenated in time for spring.
Ulpotha, Sri Lanka
One of the world's oldest destinations for wellness, people have been coming to Ulpotha for their physical and spiritual well-being for over 2,000 years, and the resort has been named the Best Yoga Retreat in the World by Observer Magazine. If you're looking to escape the stresses and strains of modern life amongst a stunning backdrop of mountains and valleys, this could be for you. You can add an ayurveda retreat to your yoga holiday and enjoy classes held in some of the most beautiful surroundings. The resort is only open from November to March and June to August - the rest of the year it's a rice-growing village. When travelling somewhere so remote, don't forget to organise single trip travel insurance to ensure you're protected.
Les Sources de Caudalie
Trust the French to create a relaxing retreat that revolves around wine-based treatments in the beautiful French countryside. Located just outside Bordeaux, the Chateau Smith Haut Latiffe country estate and vineyards is the perfect place to undergo skin therapy, beauty treatments and more in a stunning, peaceful location.
The island of Koh Sumai in Thailand has long been a place of rejuvenation and was once a spiritual retreat for Buddhist monks. Surrounded by tropical forests and white sandy beaches, it's Kamalaya's Wellness Programmes that make this place so extra special. Enjoy detox, fitness, stress-relief, weight loss and yoga programmes. It's easy to organise cheap travel insurance before jetting off to Thailand; vital when you're on an island in the middle of nowhere, to ensure you're protected no matter what you get up to!
The Complete Retreat, Spain
This detox spa has won many awards for its beautiful surroundings and holistic approach to well-being. Expect to enjoy a relaxing dip in the infinity pool, yoga sessions, hiking and detoxifying, delicious food to nourish your body from the inside out. Their menu includes 'living' juices that will leave you feeling revitalised.