Without a doubt, the pace of life today can take a toll on all of us. Stress from work and everyday challenges like our daily commute can easily pull us into unhealthy habits that can lead to such common problems as poor diet, irregular sleep patterns and too many wind-down drinks leaving us feeling fatigued and lethargic. More and more travellers are opting for a health and wellness vacation rather than returning home and needing a vacation from your vacation.
Traditional holidays that allow us to binge on food and drink are being cast aside for travel that benefits the body and mind, making wellness travel one of the fastest growing sectors in the vacation market.The reasons for choosing a wellness vacation are as varied as the locations. Many people simply want to take a break from everyday life to be pampered or would like to incorporate a fitness routine or specialized diet. Whatever your goals, healthy travel can be tailored to meet your own needs, and this is where Hosted Villas excels.
We make it easy for you to eat as healthy, be as active, and relax and rejuvenate at your own pace. Whether it’s personalized meal plans designed and prepared by an in-house chef, a personal dietician, private yoga or Pilates classes, a day at the spa or a Hamman, handpicked massage therapists, an outing to a local hot spring to take advantage of the many restorative benefits offered by the waters, or a heart-pumping day surfing, cycling, kayaking and more, your local host can assist with every arrangement…… if it isn’t already available at your villa rental.
In St. Lucia , at the villas of Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort ( Sugar Beach 3 , Sugar Beach 4 and Sugar Beach Oceanfront ), guests here have full access to an absolutely phenomenal spa, along with a wide array of fitness options – from windsurfing and kayaking to a variety of aerobics, yoga, Pilates and boot camp-style class, many of them complimentary with no need for reservations. Personal training sessions are also available, which can be tailored to your individual needs. But back to the Rainforest Spa, this place needs to be seen (and, of course, experienced) to be believed. Located in the heart of the Pitons, it is hard to imagine a location more conducive to relaxation and rejuvenation than this place.
In the Turks and Caicos, the Sensatosa Villa features its very own spa room, a dedicated space for body treatments and massage therapy, which your local host would happily arrange at your request. While across the pond, in beautiful Burgundy, the Chateau Nivernais – a 20-bedroom castle – offers an on-site Hamman or Turkish bath for you to enjoy.
In terms of dining, many of our villas – including Morning Glory Estate Home in Antigua and Rio Chico in Jamaica feature the services of a full staff, including chefs, who will happily incorporate any specific dietary need or request for the duration of your stay. Enjoy the freshest of produce, bought as needed from local markets, and prepared to your specific tastes.
The choices are endless and can include as much, or as little, as you would like depending on your personal goals. Either way, surrounding yourself with beautiful surroundings and letting your body and mind reconnect will leave you with a feeling of well-being that will last you long after you return. You may break some of your old habits and carry home a new and healthier lifestyle that will serve you after your suntan has faded.