Written by Dee on 25/09/13, filed under General News | No Comments
Everyone deserves a vacation, whether it is a family vacation or a vacation spent alone. However, the trend of going on solo vacations is gaining in strength in recent years. More and more resorts respecting this trend have set aside special facilities for the single tourists.
How Have Singles Spa Holidays Evolved?
Earlier, most of the solo tourists were open to a barrage of questions from fellow travelers on their single traveler status. The singular status used to evoke sympathy, curiosity or even rudeness. There seemed to be almost some sort of a stigma attached to the solo traveler. But, times changed, the woman became more empowered and began living for herself besides her family members, if any.
With financial empowerment the woman began looking for avenues for getting a well-deserved break for herself. Health and nutrition became the topics of interest, the need for detox of the body, relieving her stress and tension, looking for some relaxation techniques to rejuvenate her became equally important priorities. What better place to get all these needs fulfilled other than at a spa resort?
The concept of family vacations too changed; it was not always possible for all members to go on a vacation together. With self-indulgence being the strong motive, the incidences of Singles spa holidays increased both among women and men.
How Can You Benefit from Singles Spa Holidays experience?
After you overcome the initial unnerving experience of travelling alone, you discover that in fact, going on a holiday alone helps you to discover yourself anew. Though you may want to share your experiences with a partner, sometimes it is preferable to discover new places all by yourself as you do not have to bother about the needs of your family members. You can recharge, get time for self-introspection and all this amidst the ambience of a spa resort.
The various activities provided at the spa resort ensure a detox to the body and the mind. The massages at the hands of professional massage therapists lead to the relaxing of each and every nerve in your body, the healthy gourmet cuisine gives your digestive system the required makeover, not to mention the healing properties of natural thermal springs available at some of the spa resorts.
How Are Things Made Easier For Singles Spa Holidays
Earlier, the main disadvantage faced by the solo traveler used to be the hefty premiums he had to pay for travelling alone. It is no longer the case today. There are various spa destinations all over the world which cater to the solo traveler and they make singles spa holidays truly memorable.
There are special rooms at the resorts which are single friendly and the resorts provide single focused events which ensure an upbeat mood of the solo traveler. Dinner tables are shared which helps them to socialize if they wish to. Events such as yoga, nature walks, or sports activities are also included and that keeps them occupied and doesn’t leave much room for them to feel lonesome.
Singles spa holidays are an excellent means of invigorating yourself and coming back to your routine with a total sense of well-being.
Written by Dee on 23/09/13, filed under General News, Luxury Spa Holidays | No Comments
Luxury spa holidays are the ultimate when it comes to enjoying a rejuvenating holiday dedicated to you. It is one place where you can indulge the ‘ME’ in you. Luxury spas are one of the best destinations for getting pampered through massages, yoga; detox diets and enriching the self through cultural treats of the location. There are luxury spa destinations to fit each and every pocket and style, spread all over the world.
Some of the luxury destinations are concentrated in the Caribbean, Thailand, Bali, India, several in Europe and many more. Some of the spa centers in each country can be discussed in brief.
Caribbean Spa Holidays
The Caribbean offers a combination of sun, sea and glistening sands which along with the lush vegetation makes for a heavenly spa destination. The natural beauty, unpolluted environment of St. Lucia and a private island experience at Grenada all beckon to collect some unforgettable memories.
Some of the luxury spa destinations here are:
Half Moon, Montego Bay
This rock resort located in Jamaica, on its northern coast is one of the best examples of Caribbean luxury vacations. The secluded beach, fairy tale cottages, landscaped gardens and varied facilities are the attractive pulls of this location.
Coco Reef, Tobago
A popular resort at Crown Point almost south west of Tobago gives a first class spa experience besides providing outdoor activities and gourmet cuisine.
Thailand Spa Holidays
A spa holiday to Thailand is a visual treat given the stunning beaches, cultural richness and varied, healthy cuisine. The holistic spa treatments have been drawn from ancient Ayurveda and form the basis of the spa destinations both in the capital city of Bangkok as well as beach resorts of Koh Samui and Hua Hin and many others. Koh Samui and Hua Hin experience can be got from the following spa resorts.
This resort is a winner of Asia Spa award for the Best Destination Spa and Best Spa Retreat of the year, consecutively for two years and is located at Koh Samui. The charming Moroccan style rooms, best spa cuisine, fully equipped yoga and detox center helps it to stand out from the crowd.
The resort based on white sandy beach of Hua Hin offers a wide array of fitness, spa and holistic treatments which transforms into a new ‘you’.
Bali Spa Holidays
Bali, one of the islands in Indonesia steeped in history and culture is another luxury spa destination which totally invigorates you and makes you prepared to face again your daily grind of high stress and tension. Some of the resorts which offer excellent spa facilities are:
Bali Tropic Resort and Spa
A tropical resort located on the Tanjung Benoa beach, very close to the airport on the Nusa Dua peninsula, it is well-known for its pampering spa treatment and has varied other activities to keep you occupied.
COMO Shambala Ayurvedic Retreat
This resort offers additional health treatments depending upon the individual’s body constitution.
Besides the above, there are various other destinations for spending your luxury spa holidays such as India, Malaysia, Seychelles, Greece and many other parts of Europe.
Written by Karishma on 21/09/13, filed under General News, Yoga, yoga retreats | No Comments
When I first used to think of yoga, the image of a Buddhist monk sitting legs crossed, arms folded and atop some desolate mountain in the middle of nowhere sprung to mind. Yet since choosing to do yoga myself, I have discovered why it has been cherished for centuries by monks and has become a popular means of exercise. Yoga thriving with its ancient teachings and wisdom is a method that can be used by anyone. Through its graceful movements, I feel calmer, and balanced both spiritually and physically.
Doing yoga assisted in soothing my nerves and releasing all bodily forms of fatigue. I have discovered how it isn’t just a mere physical form of meditation, but also a fantastic way to remain fit! It has arts in healing people who suffer from symptoms such as, back aches, anxieties, heart problems, to those who like me who suffer from asthma.
Who knew that through the strategic use of your mind to conduct your body and senses, you could assist in your body’s harmonious alignment, help to clear as well as relax your thoughts, and find that inner gumption, the desire and the confidence to face your day energised and focused, I didn’t!
Now understandable enough to reach a state of harmony can be difficult in this day and age, however, with a growing number of the Sanctuary Spa Holidays facilitating yoga classes, connecting with your inner self has become simple! With the right guidance given on many of the carefully selected high class retreats, yoga can assist in loosening your body, relaxing those muscles and gently easing away your tension, but don’t just take my word for it, why not try it for yourself?
Yoga is a teaching that can be revisited time and time again whether it is as a group, at home, in the office, or as part of your break away on one of the many Sanctuary Spa destinations that are ideal for doing yoga. For example, the exquisite Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali, the Parrot Cay, Providenciales, Caribbean, the Somatheeram Stress Management Retreat, Kerala, the Shanti Maurice a Nira Resort, Mauritius, and the exhilarating Paradise Koh Yao Boutique Beach Resort & Spa in beautiful Thailand.