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Travelcall Blog, 19 December 2023

Detox Your Way into 2024

Luxury Wellness Retreats to Feel Brand New!

In the spirit of the season, we present you with "Christmas Conversation Starters" – a curated selection of wellness destinations and hotels. Use these as inspiration for meaningful discussions with your loved ones on how to kickstart the new year as a healthier version of yourself, perhaps even detoxing from the holiday indulgences.

Whether it's reconnecting with nature at Aro Ha in New Zealand, embracing the COMO Shambhala philosophy in Ubud, adopting a holistic approach in Kamalaya Koh Samui that blends ancient eastern practices with modern western medicine, or experiencing the pinnacle of wellness retreats at Six Senses in India – there's something to captivate everyone's imagination.


Aro Ha, New Zealand

Embark on a transformative escape at Aro Ha, a multi-award-winning health retreat seamlessly blending wellness traditions with luxurious indulgence. Nestled in the stunning landscapes of New Zealand, this haven welcomes all to rediscover their wellbeing.

Aro Ha's philosophy centres on regenerating the body and mind through intentional daily habits. Start your day with a Tibetan bowl's serene resonance and witness the sunrise over New Zealand's mountains from the yoga studio. Enjoy a nourishing breakfast before immersing yourself in subalpine trails, connecting with the transformative power of nature.

Mindfulness takes the spotlight as you engage in carefully curated activities, from cooking classes to invigorating functional strength training. Unwind in an infrared sauna and succumb to the healing touch of a daily massage. Aro Ha encourages a tech-free environment, fostering renewed awareness.

Balancing group and solo activities, the retreat guides you to embrace solitude and community for enhanced wellbeing and clarity. In Te Reo, 'aro ha' translates to "in the presence of divine breath," underscoring the importance of breath in life. Explore your own breath during a retreat at Aro Ha, leaving revitalised and reconnected to the essence of wellbeing. Experience a radically different adventure where luxury meets the transformative power of nature.


COMO Shambhala Ubud, Indonesia

Discover the epitome of holistic wellness at COMO Shambhala Estate, an award-winning retreat nestled near Ubud, Bali, on the enchanting Ayung riverbank. This haven embodies the COMO Shambhala philosophy, seamlessly integrating wellness into every aspect of your stay.

At the Estate, experience the pinnacle of holistic health through Integrated Wellness Programs complemented by the renowned COMO Shambhala Cuisine. The lush grounds boast state-of-the-art wellness facilities, while expert guides and fitness professionals are on hand for outdoor adventures. Tailored to individual needs, their Integrated Wellness Programs cover everything from stress management to rejuvenation.

Craft your own wellness experience following a consultation with an expert, who will design a personalised eating plan, therapy schedule, and wellness activities. Enjoy daily yoga, Pilates, meditation, rice field walks, and indulgent massages, all paired with healthful COMO Shambhala Cuisine.

Included in your stay are private consultations with a COMO Shambhala wellness expert, an individualised treatment plan, one daily wellness treatment, and access to a range of wellness activities. Accommodations include tranquil rooms, suites, villas, and residences, ensuring a peaceful retreat. Indulge in daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner, complemented by the dedicated services of a personal assistant. Immerse yourself in a sanctuary where wellness is not just a concept but a way of life.


Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand

Step into the realm of serenity at Kamalaya, where the lotus blooms and holistic health solutions await to address the challenges posed by our ever-changing world. Nestled in nature's embrace, Kamalaya invites you to reconnect with your inner self and rejuvenate your mind, body, and spirit.

Their unique approach to wellness seamlessly blends ancient Eastern healing traditions with cutting-edge Western medical research, resulting in life-enhancing outcomes. Kamalaya's wellness philosophy, rooted in flexibility and fluidity, centres on supporting holistic healing from the inside out. Here, you have the space, time, and support to define and refine your wellness goals, crafting a personalised program that resonates with your unique needs.

Recognising the interconnectedness of health, our programs are curated by a team of experts, including Naturopaths, Traditional Chinese Medicine doctors, Yoga teachers, fitness trainers, massage therapists, Meditation and Life Enhancement Mentors, and other complementary health practitioners. Our rooms, designed to harmonise seamlessly with the environment, invite nature's healing power into their living spaces, each unique in its own way.

Choose from 76 comfortable, luxurious, and nurturing accommodations, strategically distributed across the resort. Whether overlooking the verdant jungle or the turquoise waters of Koh Samui's Gulf of Thailand, each room exudes serenity, featuring tasteful furnishings aligned with the natural beauty that surrounds them.


Six Senses Vana, India

Immerse yourself in the tranquillity of Six Senses Vana, an idyllic resort nestled in a dense Sal forest just outside Dehradun, with the Himalayan foothills of Mussoorie to the north. Serving as a refuge for all beings – humans, flora, fauna, and the occasional monkey – this retreat embraces you from the moment you arrive, adorned with a crimson dot and donning loose-fitting kurta pajamas, to your departure with a red-string blessing.

Operating since 2014, Six Senses Vana embodies founder Veer Singh's commitment to sustainable farming, traditional wisdom, and nature. Continuing this legacy under the Six Senses brand, the resort offers an all-inclusive wellness retreat in Dehradun to help you attain your best physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual potential.

Their experts craft personalised wellness programs rooted in Ayurveda, Yoga, Tibetan Medicine, and Natural Healing Therapies, catering to your individual uniqueness. Whether you have specific wellness goals or wish to come as you are, your schedule can be tailored following an in-depth consultation with their doctors.

Experience a 45-minute arrival consultation combining traditional pulse readings and biomarker screenings. Indulge in private treatments, movement-based activities, and meditation-based sessions. Explore complimentary retreat programs and engage in DIY activities at the Alchemy Bar. Dining is an integral part of your wellness journey, with all-inclusive, nutritionally guided meals served three times a day.


To learn more about these Wellness retreats featured above, contact your Travelcall Advisor.

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