GCC travellers invited to explore holistic wellness retreats

A list of wellness resorts to restore life's balance

A plethora of luxurious wellness experiences around the world await wellness enthusiasts in 2024.

They include: One&Only Aesthesis, where beauty experts trained in Guerlain rituals guide guests through a healing experience; Ultima Courchevel Belvedere provides tailored holistic wellness guidance; Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa offers traditional oriental facial and body treatments; and One&Only Le Saint Géran, where the positive energy of the earth's vibrations restores balance.

GCC travellers are invited to take their wellness experiences to new heights by exploring an array of rejuvenating treatments at five of the most luxurious resorts in the world.

One&Only Aesthesis

One&Only Aesthesis recently unveiled a centre for holistic wellness in partnership with Guerlain, marking the debut of the Guerlain Spa in Greece. The Guerlain Spa has taken inspiration from the natural environment and traditional practices to create a unique Grecian wellness experience.

It boasts 10 treatment rooms, including two spacious double suites, a sauna, a hammam, an outdoor pool, and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. Combining traditional massages and innovative gestures, Guerlain features its signature treatments, as well as unique experiences designed exclusively for the One&Only Aesthesis.

‘The Nymph of the Athenian Riviera’ features multi-sensory ritual that includes a sensorial footbath perfumed with the tender scent of Rose Cherie, a facial performed with rose quartz stone and a body scrub followed by an exquisite massage.

‘Legendary Strength’ is an intense deep muscular ritual for the body and mind enhanced with hot spheres to improve musculature, overall posture, and mind power.

Ultima Courchevel Belvedere

Located in the glorious Sunny Valley at an altitude of 1,750 metres, Ultima Courchevel Belvedere is a prestigious wellness retreat nestled in the heart of the French Alps.

The wellness programmes at Ultima Courchevel Belvedere include bespoke facials, cold therapy for rejuvenation, and massages designed to help the body recover after a long day of skiing. With tailored guidance from world-leading professionals dedicated to holistic wellness, guests are guaranteed that time spent relaxing in the spa will leave the body feeling refreshed and renewed.

Emerald Maldives Resort & Spa

It provides a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of modern life's chaos. It not only offers a luxurious retreat but also ensures a holistic experience that caters to the mind, body, and soul, making it an idyllic escape.

Located in the heart of the Fasmendhoo Island in Raa Atoll, one of the largest private islands in the Maldives, and surrounded by the tropical garden of the resort, the Emerald Spa built Balinese style, offers a wide range of wellness rituals and traditional oriental facial and body treatments with Elemis' natural products.

Guests have access to eight couple rooms, including an Ayurvedic treatment room, a beauty salon, and a manicure and pedicure room. In addition to these, a wet area with sauna, Turkish bath and jacuzzi, as well as an outdoor lounge are also some options to explore.

The resort’s oceanfront Yoga Pavilion, located on the beach near the Sunrise Cafe, is perfect for individual sessions and group classes organised by trainers four times a week at sunrise and sunset.

Additionally, guests can indulge in the Ocean Dream Couple Journey, a specially crafted spa package for couples. This luxurious treatment includes a foot ritual, salt body exfoliation, a 60-minute full body massage, deep cleansing facial, and an aroma bath.

One&Only Le Saint Géran

Nestled on an enchanting Indian Ocean Island, One&Only Le Saint Géran offers mindful classes and personalised beauty treatments that promise to illuminate guests’ natural glow. It features restorative spa therapies, invigorating massages, and rejuvenating body treatments.

Tailored to cater to every member of the family, the spa draws inspiration from indigenous ingredients, cultural traditions, and cutting-edge science, featuring esteemed spa brands such as Biologique Recherche and ESPA for a comprehensive head-to-toe renewal.

At the heart of the wellness experience lies Club One Fitness Centre, a state-of-the-art facility designed to elevate energy levels and ignite metabolism. Guests can opt for personalised one-on-one training or join invigorating group classes.

The fitness centre showcases the latest Kinesis Stations and Technogym equipment, providing a comprehensive platform for a well-rounded workout experience. Instructors lead classes ranging from boxing and spinning to high-intensity interval training, ensuring a diverse and motivating fitness regimen.

Additionally, the outdoor gym is equipped with MyEquilibria training frames, offering a unique blend of nature and exercise for a truly revitalizing experience.

Waldhaus Flims Wellness Resort

Nestled in Belle Epoque elegance, the Waldhaus Flims Wellness Resort, a historical gem dating back to 1869, stands as a tranquil sanctuary steeped in rich history. The 142 rooms and suites seamlessly blend historic allure with contemporary elegance.

At the heart of the Waldhaus Flims lies the award-winning 3,000 sqm Waldhaus Spa, an oasis of relaxation and rejuvenation. The indoor pool, housed in a striking glass cube, complements the wraparound heated outdoor pool, equipped with bubble loungers, massage jets, and enchanting views.

The Earth Sauna, a rustic grotto heated by a wood-burning stove, provides the perfect refuge for warming up amidst the serene surroundings. TradeArabia News Service