November is Health & Wellness Month on Saint Lucia;

September 9, 2014 on 2:36 pm | In Beachbooker, Caribbean, Spa Resorts, St. Lucia | Comments Off



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Range Of Hotel Packages Include Yoga on the Beach, Spa Treatments,

Expert Consultation, Guided Hikes, And More

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Saint Lucia (September 9, 2014) – Saint Lucia invites travelers to experience new levels of rejuvenation and adventure this November during the island’s annual Health & Wellness Month. Inspired by the vast array of wellness-related activities, Saint Lucia’s leading hotels will offer value-added packages and discounted rates.

Those seeking quality time with the great outdoors can fly through the rainforest canopies and zip-line with Rain Forest Adventures, explore Saint Lucia’s pristine coral reefs by SNUBA, cruise the rugged trails at Anse Chastanet on a jungle bike, and hike forested paths leading to the peaks of the iconic Piton Mountains.

Visitors hoping to achieve the coveted “vacation glow” will sparkle with Saint Lucia’s many therapeutic offerings. Basking in the ocean spray, yoga on white, sandy beaches, luxurious spa treatments, and the naturally healing Sulphur Springs mud baths will leave guests gleaming and refreshed.

“Saint Lucia’s tranquil scenery, coupled with the island’s world-class spas and wellness programs, provide the perfect backdrop for a vacation that rejuvenates and refreshes,” explains Tracey Warner-Arnold, deputy director of tourism. “The variety of activities, available both indoors and in nature, naturally inspires health and wellness-related activities.”

Lodging packages from participating hotels and resorts include:

Anse Chastanet – Soufrière

“Tropical Tranquility”

· Receive a fifth night free

· Five night package rates start at US$3,924 per couple in superior accommodations; additional nights can be added at US$826 per couple per night

· Includes breakfast and dinner, all tax and service, airport transfers both ways, welcome cocktail, drinks package in room fridge, tropical fruit display, an escorted walk of the Anse Mamin Plantation, two one hour classic spa treatments per person, sunset celebration (bottle of champagne with appetizers delivered to your room once during stay), two Anse Chastanet handmade bathrobes, usage of tennis court and equipment, watersports equipment, and complimentary resort water taxi to Anse Mamin beach

· Book by November 30, 2014 for travel from November 1through December 19, 2014 and January 5 through December 19, 2015

· Visit www.ansechastanet.com for resort information; call 1-800-223-1108 or email ansechastanet@ansechastanet.com for Health & Wellness offers

Boucan by Hotel Chocolat – Soufrière

· Any bookings in November for Health and Wellness month receive a complimentary Tree to Bar experience, three course dinner for two at Boucan Restaurant with bottle of Hotel Chocolat Prosecco and one spa treatment per person during their stay

· Available throughout November – must mention offer when booking

· Visit www.hotelchocolat.com/uk/boucan for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

Capella Marigot Bay – Marigot Bay

“Auriga Spa Under the Stars”

· One bedroom suite accommodations for US$399 per person per night, a total of 25 percent savings

· One Moon Phase Treatment, once during stay

· Daily health and wellness detox elixir

· Evening “Spa Under the Stars” champagne reception with complimentary chair massage

· Unlimited use of the fitness center and full breakfast daily

· Educational seminar on health, wellness, and the Auriga spa concepts designed to support a balanced life

· Book now through November 30, 2014 for travel from November 1-30, 2014

· Visit www.capellahotelgroup.com/capellahotels/stlucia for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa – Vieux Fort

“Harmony Spacation”

· Premium Oceanview accommodations for US$199 per person, per night based on double occupancy; Concierge Jr. Suite for US$220 per person per night for a savings of up to 55 percent

· Includes daily treatments at the oceanfront Kai Mer Spa, personal training, fitness classes, watersports, hikes, ocean view accommodations in the adults-only Harmony wing and more; daily spa treatments exclude day of arrival and departure

· Book now through September 30, 2014 for travel October 1 through December 20, 2014

· Visit www.cbayresort.com for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

Cotton Bay Village – Cap Estate

· Rates starting at US$193 plus taxes in a one bedroom villa for a savings of up to 30 percent

· Includes one spa treatment per person per stay

· Book by October 15, 2014 for travel from November 1 through December 15, 2014

· Visit www.cottonbaystlucia.com for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

Crystals – Soufrière

· Seven nights in a one bedroom cottage with private pool for US$2,700, based on double occupancy, totaling 25 percent savings

· Cocktails on arrival, fresh fruit welcome basket, breakfast daily

· Two four course dinners with all beverages/wine

· Four classes of beginners Tai Chi or four class of beginners/advanced mixed martial arts

· Two full body massage with homemade natural coconut oils

· Full day rainforest hike and half day tour to Sulphur Springs volcano mineral baths

· Visit www.stluciacrystals.com for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

East Winds Inn – La Brelotte Bay, Gros Islet

· Book six nights, get one free; rates start at US$662 per night in a Superior Garden Cottage

· Includes healthy breakfast fruit, detox veggie smoothies, vegetarian options every evening at dinner

· Enjoy complimentary yoga and Pilates in the open air yoga pavilion

· Available November 1 through December 15, 2014

· Visit www.eastwinds.com for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

Fond Doux Holiday Plantation – Soufrière

· Book five nights in a standard one bedroom cottage for US$1,499 inclusive of taxes

· Round trip airport transfers, organic fruit basket upon arrival, full breakfast daily

· Tour of the Cocoa Plantation and a hike up the scenic Lamontagne’s trail

· Romantic candlelight dinner under the stars for two

· Therapeutic Sulphur Getaway Spa Treatment for two

· Book by October 31, 2014 for travel from November 1-30, 2014

· Visit www.fonddouxestate.com for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

Jade Mountain – Soufrière

“Tropical Tranquility”

· Receive a fifth night free in the Sky, Star and Moon categories

· Five night package rates start at US$6,876 per couple in a Sky Jacuzzi Suite; additional nights can be added at US$1,564 per couple per night in Sky accommodations

· Includes breakfast and dinner, all tax and service, airport transfers both ways, welcome cocktail, drinks package in room fridge, tropical fruit display, an escorted walk of Anse Mamin Plantation, two one hour classic spa treatments per person, sunset celebration (bottle of champagne with appetizers delivered to guests room once during stay), two Anse Chastanet handmade bathrobes, usage of tennis court and equipment, watersports equipment and complimentary resort water taxi to Anse Mamin beach

· Book by November 30, 2014 for travel from November 1 through December 19, 2014 and January 5 through December 19, 2015

· Visit www.jademountain.com for resort information; call 1-800-223-1108 or email jademountain@ansechastanet.com for Health & Wellness offers

Royal by rex resorts – Rodney Bay

Receive a 30 minute spa treatment per person per stay
Combinable with current special offer of up to 55 percent off standard rates (discount is subject to change)
Valid for bookings made by September 30, 2014 for stays until December 23, 2014
Visit http://www.rexresorts.com/st-lucia/resort-st-lucia-royal-by-rex-resorts.html for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort – Soufrière

“Linger Longer 5”

Stay four nights and receive the fifth night free for a total of 20 percent savings
Rates start at US$385 per night for a Luxury Sugar Mill Room
Includes complimentary breakfast for two daily
Available now through December 18, 2014
Five night stay minimum required; offer available in all room categories
Visit www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com/en/sugarbeach for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

The Landings – Rodney Bay

“Body & Soul Wellness Package”

· Rates from US$325, for savings of up to 45 percent

· Includes US$100 spa treatment credit, healthy recipes booklet, daily beachfront yoga, guided hike to Pigeon Island National Park, windsurfing, sailing, kayak and tennis instruction

· Book by September 30, 2014 for travel from September 1 through November 30, 2014

· Website Booking Code: BODYSOUL

Visit www.thelandingsstlucia.com for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

Ti Kaye Resort & Spa – Anse Cochon

· Book five nights in a Le Cottage and receive two nights free

· Package priced at US$3,062 per couple including taxes, a total of 30 percent savings

· Includes continental breakfast daily, return airport transfers, yoga sessions on Monday and Thursday, garden walk/tour and two Kai Koko Spa treatments (Body Mud Wrap + Body Scrub; choice of mango & papaya, ylang-ylang, lemongrass & mint or grapefruit)

· Book now through October 3, 2014 for travel from November 1-30, 2014

· Visit www.tikaye.com for resort information; call for Health & Wellness offers

Villa Capri – Cap Estate

Rest, Relax & Rejuvenate at Villa Capri

· Stay at Villa Capri villas for five nights and all group members receive a 50 minute massage

· Four bedrooms up to eight guests US$750 per night

· Five bedrooms up to10 guests US $850 per night

· Six bedrooms up to 12 guests US$1,000 per night

· Seven bedrooms up to 14 guests US$1,200 per night

· Eight bedrooms up to 16 guests US$1,400 per night

· Nine bedrooms up to 20 guests US$1,550 per night

· Visit www.capristlucia.com  for more information and package details

For more information about the island of Saint Lucia, call 1-800-456-3984, 1-888-4STLUCIA, 1-800-869-0377 in Canada, or visit http://stlucianow.com/.

About Saint Lucia

One of the Windward Islands of the West Indies’ Lesser Antilles, Saint Lucia (pronounced Saint LOO-sha) is nestled halfway down the Eastern Caribbean archipelago. The “Helen of the West Indies,” Saint Lucia is known for its natural beauty and diverse attractions, including the signature Piton Mountains – a UNESCO World Heritage Site – a tropical rainforest and one of the world’s few drive-in volcanoes. Culturally rich offerings include the bustling marketplace in the capital of Castries, quaint fishing villages along the coastline, and the annual Saint Lucia Jazz & Arts Festival. Saint Lucia’s wide range of accommodations includes world-class five-star resorts, all-inclusive resorts, intimate inns and value-oriented properties. Saint Lucia also is home to world class cruise and yachting facilities. The island is continually recognized as one of the Leading Wedding and Honeymoon destinations worldwide.

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National Yoga Month in NY, Chicago & Miami

September 8, 2014 on 2:41 pm | In Chicago, Miami, New York City, Spa Resorts | Comments Off



The James hotels, with locations in New York, Chicago and Miami, will celebrate National Yoga Month with complimentary yoga classes and wellness offerings for guests throughout the month of September. The selection of offerings allows active guests the ability to stay committed to health and wellness while traveling.

On Saturday, September 6, The James hotels will kick off this month of wellness with special features like complimentary classes, nutritious breakfasts and indulgent spa treatments. Offerings below:

· For the month of September, The James New York will be not only be extending, but also doubling the classes offered with its summer yoga partner, Serene Social. The classes will be available at 8AM on Thursdays (on the unparalleled rooftop), and 10AM on Saturdays (in The Garden). Serene Social is an unparalleled yoga escape and the ultimate calming experience in the heart of the city that takes place at The James’ stunning rooftop. Renowned yoga instructors lead a calming hour-long complimentary class for guests with breathtaking 360-degree views of Manhattan.

The James Chicago will partner with AIR Aerial Fitness, a suspension training program that also features yoga and Pilates classes, for Yoga Month. On Saturday, September 6, beginning at 9am, AIR fitness instructor, Dani Ragland, will be leading a complimentary Vinyasa Yoga class for hotel guests and locals in the Studio of The James Chicago complete with a healthy breakfast by the hotel’s signature restaurant, David Burke’s Primehouse. The Spa by ASHA will also indulge guests with treatments including back or hand massages following the class. Valet parking will be complimentary for attendees. Throughout the rest of the month, guests of The James Chicago are invited to enjoy a complimentary class and fitness consultation at the location for AIR Aerial Fitness (676 North LaSalle, Chicago), for those looking for a sky-high yoga experience. Reservations are required and guests can email RSVP@jameshotels.com  for admittance.

The James Royal Palm in Miami will be extending their summer Wellness Days and on Saturday, September 13 at 9am, the property is inviting guests to a special yoga class hosted by fashion and lifestyle blogger, Ginger Harris. Following the workout session, Florida Cookery’s Executive Chef Billy Boyle will provide sustenance in the form of sweet-but-sensible treats, including Super Food delights and juices. Guests can then indulge in power pampering courtesy of renew the spa. Throughout September, The James Royal Palm will continue offering Saturday morning yoga classes with local yoga partner, Green Monkey.

For more information or to sign up for a Yoga Month class at any of The James locations, you can visit: www.jameshotels.com/yogamonth

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New Life Hiking Spa in Vermont

September 3, 2014 on 2:28 pm | In New England, Spa Resorts | Comments Off



The renowned New Life Hiking Spa – America’s longest-operating hiking spa located in the lush Green Mountains of Vermont is now offering year-round Corporate Wellness Retreats. New Life Hiking Spa’s regular spa season will run until September 26. However, the New Life Corporate Wellness Retreats will now run all year.

“The New Life Corporate Wellness Retreat is becoming a very popular program because some of the retreats that have come have been in a position to really get the word out about what we are offering. For instance, when one popular media startup from New York City came to New Life for their retreat, the CEO wrote about his company retreat on a few of his blogs and social media outlets which have a huge following” states Jimmy LeSage, the founder and director of New Life Hiking Spa. “People who have been happy with our new product are helping get the word out. That is exactly what happened when I started the spa in 1978, only there wasn’t social media back then,” he went on to say.

Often referred to as one of the most affordable destination spas in North America, regular prices range from $229-$259 per night. The pricing for the New Life Corporate Wellness Retreat is in the same affordable range with packages including three healthy and freshly prepared meals per day, fruits and vegetables as snacks, guided hikes and other team building events each day, yoga classes, cooking demos for busy professionals and meeting space.

About New Life Hiking Spa:

New Life Hiking Spa was founded in 1978 and the spa has grown to be one of the most recognized destination spas in North America. It was recently selected as the #7 spa in the top 100 list of “Spas of America”. New Life Hiking Spa has also been recognized as one of the top 17 fitness vacations for 2014 by Greatist and has won the Reader’s Choice Award for Best Outdoor Adventure Spa or Hiking Spa by SpaFinder Wellness 365 every year for the past decade.

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ANSE CHASTANET CELEBRATES HEALTH AND WELLNESS MONTH

September 2, 2014 on 3:03 pm | In Beachbooker, Caribbean, Spa Resorts, St. Lucia | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowSOUFRIERE, St. Lucia – One of the world’s best known hotels is celebrating vitality and well-being with a “Tropical Tranquility” promotion that’s hard to beat for vacation experiences of this quality.

In celebration of St. Lucia’s Health and Wellness month this November, Anse Chastanet is inviting guests to rest, relax and rejuvenate at one the world’s most sought-after resorts.

“Whether you want to snorkel, scuba, go biking, walking, bird watching or simply do nothing, Anse Chastanet offers the perfect experience to meet your health and wellness needs,” said Executive Director Karolin Troubetzkoy.

Troubetzkoy highly recommends the resort’s popular walking tours where guests can bask in the stunning natural beauty found within Anse Chastanet’s 600 acres, be dazzled by magnificent scenery, and benefit from invigorating exercise. Knowledgeable guides accompany participants through lush coastal jungles and plantation ruins as they wend their way through a variety of tropical foliage.

“We’ve also added a new Medicinal Herbs of the Caribbean walk that introduces guests to the many exotic herbs that have proven medicinal and practical uses,” said Troubetkoy, who said that many visitors also opt for the Saturday morning Soufrière Market Walk where they can visit the town areas and meet St. Lucia’s friendly residents.

Package rates for five nights start at US$3,924 per couple in superior accommodations for stays between November 1 and December 19, 2014, and from January 5 to December 19, 2015, if booked by November 30, 2014.

Included in the “Tropical Tranquility” package are accommodations, round-trip airport transfers, daily breakfast and dinner, a welcome cocktail, an assortment of beverages for the in-room fridge, tropical fruit plate, an escorted walk of the French Colonial Anse Mamin Plantation, two one-hour classic spa treatments per person, a sunset celebration bottle of champagne with appetizers delivered to the room at sunset, two Anse Chastanet handmade luxury bathrobes, and all taxes and service charges.

All guests enjoying the tranquility treats also have use of the resort’s tennis court and equipment, watersports equipment (snorkeling, kayaking, mini sailing, windsurfing), beach chairs and towels, and water taxi service to Anse Mamim beach at no additional charge.

For bookings, call 1 800-223-1108, email ansechastanet@ansechastanet.com  or visit www.ansechastanet.com

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New Life Hiking Spa in Vermont Offers All-Inclusive September Spa Getaways

September 2, 2014 on 2:38 pm | In New England, Spa Resorts | Comments Off



New Life Hiking Spa in the Green Mountains of Vermont, is one of the oldest and most established destination spas in the country. Founded in 1978, New Life has been set in the Green Mountains for over three decades and is an affordable, all-inclusive option for a wellness or spa vacation.

September is one of the most beautiful and popular months in Vermont. Hiking is peak at this time of year with crisp morning temperatures, fall foliage popping out each day and various hay sculptures and fall displays around the region of Central Vermont.

New Life Hiking Spa is offering a tremendous value for a September Spa Getaway. The all-inclusive prices that start at just $219 per person per night, includes a private room with a private bath, three healthy spa meals a day, healthy snacks, one massage for each three night stay, daily professionally guided hikes, all fitness activities, yoga and evening lectures.

New Life Hiking Spa is currently accepting reservations for the remainder of the 2014 season which runs until September 26th.

About New Life Hiking Spa:

New Life Hiking Spa is a nationally recognized affordable spa for men and women located in the beautiful Green Mountains of Vermont. Known for its exhilarating hiking program, a world renowned weight loss retreat, delicious healthy meals and a comfortable atmosphere, New Life Hiking Spa offers the chance to experience the peace of the outdoors in a down-to-earth, country inn environment. New Life Hiking Spa is open each year from mid-May through the end of September in the Green Mountains of Vermont and welcomes approximately 700 visitors each year from around the globe.

New Life has been consistently picked as one of the top ten spas in the world by SpaFinder Wellness Reader’s Choice Awards for hiking, outdoor adventure, solo travel, weight loss, affordability and fitness classes over the past decade. It was also recognized by SpaFinder Wellness as one of the 25 pioneer spas that have shaped the spa industry as it is today and by Health Magazine as a top weight loss spa. New Life Hiking Spa has been listed as New England’s top spa by Spas of America each year from 2010 – 2013. New Life has been acknowledged by Frommer’s and AARP as one the five top budget friendly and affordable health spas and was recently selected by Greatist.com as one of the top fitness vacations for 2014.

More information can be found online at http://www.newlifehikingspa.com


White Rose Kuta Resort, Villas & Spa in Bali

August 31, 2014 on 3:20 pm | In Asia, Beachbooker, Indonesia, Spa Resorts | Comments Off



Sun Island Bali, a private hotel management – currently announced the rebranding of White Rose Hotel, Villas & Spa into “White Rose Kuta Resort, Villas & Spa”. Mr. Ismullah, General Manager of the 4-star Kuta resort, said that the change is deemed necessary to better represent the property, following its current development, and to more effectively reach out to the intended markets.

White Rose Kuta Resort, Villas & Spa has been recently renovated, giving it a refreshed look, while still maintaining its signature Balinese-family-compound inspired architecture and its genuine heart-warming hospitality. All of the 150 rooms have been remodeled with modern, top-quality facilities & amenities to guarantee guests’ maximum comfort. With the recent addition of 5 units of chic and elegant One-Bedroom Pool Villas, White Rose Kuta Resort, Villas & Spa has highlighted its commitment to giving an absolutely indulging getaway to all types of travelers. Each of the villas is a private enclosure with a private plunge pool and terrace, a luxurious interior, and an exotic bathroom that will evoke an intimate feel, suitable for couples and honeymooners.

White Rose Kuta Resort & Villas stands on a generous 1.6 ha grounds in the middle of vibrant Kuta – Legian area, making it a sanctuary amid the attractive neighborhood. Offering 5 room categories: Standard, Deluxe, Super Deluxe, Family Suites, and Pool Villas, the resort that stands out for its long years of hospitality culture will invite guests to feel instantly at home during their entire stay. Located only 15 minutes from Ngurah Rai International Airport, the resort also offers the convenience of meeting rooms & facilities, restaurants & bar, wedding & event venue, gym, and all-family’s favorite swimming pool, all surrounded by lush green garden that has been one of the resort’s highlights.

White Rose Kuta Resort, Villas & Spa

Jl. Legian, Kuta, Bali 80361, Indonesia

t. +62 361 756515

f. +62 361 753523

e. reservation@whiterosebali.com

w. www.whiterosebali.com

Sun Island Bali (www.sunislandbali.com) is a privately owned hotel chain that manages hotels, resorts, and villas in Bali. Each of the properties is located in Bali’s most prime locations, such as Semiyak, Legian, Kuta, Nusa Dua and Uluwatu. Up to 2014, Sun Island Bali group has run and managed Sun Island Boutique Villas in Seminyak; White Rose Kuta Resort, Villas & Spa; Sun Island Hotel Kuta; and Sun Island Hotel & Spa Legian. Following its fast-growing development, Sun Island Bali will open more properties in various strategic areas in Bali. Each hotel or resort has a unique setting, with a blend of authentic Balinese heritage and Western contemporary design, well equipped with outstanding facilities and exceptional service to ensure guest satisfaction, exclusivity and privacy. Sun Island Bali is committed to giving guests a most indulging stay.

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New Crafted Treatment by Taman Air Spa, Bali

August 31, 2014 on 3:15 pm | In Asia, Beachbooker, Indonesia, Spa Resorts | Comments Off



Offers a serene ambiance that allow your body, mind and soul immerse in a haven of tranquility, Taman Air Spa has launched a new crafted detoxifying treatment that leads to healthy mind, body, and soul. Taman Air Spa Artisan provides carefully crafted treatment that begins with foot bath and followed by body cleansing with natural watercress cleansing milk. Known as Herbal Healing. The new treatment follows with detoxifying massage with warm spicy oil and healing powder made from traditional Balinese herbs improves the elimination of body toxins.

The 150 minutes of this wellness journey completed with a healing clay and spicy wrap (wrap from spices and crystal salt bath, rich in natural elements) process, prepares you for a renewing journey to good health. A herbal inhalation of Balinese herbs is ignited in the treatment room to help the mind relax and calm.

Get ready to be enthralled inside a captivating and revitalizing spa sanctuary. Taman Air Spa opened its oasis early 2012 and has set new standards of wellness journeys. “Herbal Healing is our new treatment that could be an option for our guest to have a healthy escape from rotundity and to eliminate toxins in their body” said the new Operation Manager, Made Suarta Jaya who has over 20 years of experience in the spa industry, combined with a hydrotherapy and biochemistry educational background.

From the chic architectural design that flirts with the guest senses, Taman Air Spa delivers a memorable journey through warm hospitality, certified spa therapists, and spa treatments that takes o ur guest to a state of pure serenity.

A loyalty program from Taman Air Spa also invites spa lovers to come in a regular basis with advantages and benefits to take care of the body. Inclusive of four times complimentary 60 minute treatments each month, access to public sauna and Jacuzzi, 20% discount on F&B, 10% off from retail products, a 40% discount on all spa treatments, the program also extends a 20% discount for friends and families accompanying you on our visit.

Choose a spa journey from the various options crafted by our artisan and immerse yourself in rediscovering the harmony within the chic sanctuary of Taman Air Spa. For reservation and enquiries, kindly contact Taman Air Spa at Tel: + 62 361 894 7300 or E-mail to info@tamanairspa.com

About Taman Air Spa

Taman Air Spa may be translated as a water park or properly defined as an oasis. The signature logo represents a whirlpool, which forms circles reflecting the Yin and Yang, translated from Balance, Tranquility and Wisdom. Taman Air Spa opened its sanctuary to the public in January 2012 and has become a distinct addition within the hustle and bustle of Kuta, offering an enchanting, peaceful environment.

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Anantara Veli’s New SUNDÃRI Ayurvedic Spa

August 31, 2014 on 3:13 pm | In Asia, Beachbooker, Indonesia, Spa Resorts | Comments Off



In the world’s greatest paradise, the Maldivian elements of lush tropical nature, soft powdery white sands and translucent ocean provide vivid and sensual inspiration. The recently launched Sundari Ayurvedic Spa at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa brings a holistic approach to incorporate elements of the Ayurvedic lifestyle throughout the resort activities offered, restaurant menus and spa treatments in consultation with the resident Ayurvedic Doctor.

Are you a Vata, Pitta or Kapha person? Guests staying with Anantara in the South Male Atoll now have the opportunity to discover their Ayurvedic Dosha and achieve an ideal balance of relaxation and wellbeing while enjoying the tropical climates and white Maldivian beaches. At a resort where the focus is on individual attention to cultivate the ultimate escape, SUNDÃRI Ayurvedic Spa extends a welcoming invitation to discover the beauty of personal well-being.

Designed for both those who are just beginning to dip their toes in Ayurveda as well as for the more advanced student who wants to deepen their practice and understanding of Ayurveda’s true roots and benefits, SUNDÃRI combines adherence to Ayurvedic principles based on an ancient eastern philosophy with the finest quality ingredients from nature, delivering a holistic approach to wellness that results in outer radiance and inner serenity.

A way of life – involving mind body harmony that is conducive to health, happiness and longevity – guests at Anantara Veli Resort & Spa can choose between individual treatments and multiple day programmes based on an individual’s constitution, daily habits, moderation in food, exercise, sleep etc. The definition of health in Ayurveda is derived from a world view of a harmonious working of the three components of being – body, mind and soul. The beneficial and adverse influences leading respectively to health and disease and the impact of these on health, happiness and longevity is qualified in Ayurveda.

At SUNDÃRI Ayurvedic Spa, the journey starts with an in-depth consultation with the resident Ayurvedic Doctor. Using various techniques of pulse, iridology, tongue and a health assessment interview the Ayurvedic Doctor will identify a guest’s dosha type, or combination of doshas, to determine the current imbalances. According to this assessment, a personalized treatment experience will be designed for the guest by the Ayurvedic Doctor to ensure the balancing of energetic constitution for good health. Exercise regimes and dietary programs are also recommended if a multiple day program is booked.

At the end of your stay, the Ayurvedic Doctor will provide you with take-home information to continue an Ayurvedic lifestyle once you return to your daily routine.

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Spa by Clarins Opens at Royal Palm Marrakech‏

August 29, 2014 on 9:25 am | In Adventure Travel, Africa, Morocco, Spa Resorts | Comments Off



Tailor-made pampering at one of Morocco’s finest addresses

August 2014/ Beachcomber Hotels is delighted to announce that the Spa by Clarins, exclusive to the new Royal Palm Marrakech, is now open. The fabulous Royal Palm Marrakech, Beachcomber Hotels’ first property outside of the Indian Ocean, opened its doors earlier this year bringing the level of luxury and excellence associated with the Royal Palm Mauritius to North Africa. Conveniently located just 12 km from the bustling centre of Marrakech and 8 km from the airport, this luxurious five star property, inspired by Berber culture, is situated within a vast 231- hectare estate amongst age-old olive trees, offering a serene and tranquil haven to its guests.

For the past few months the finishing touches to the sensational spa have been underway but from the beginning of August guests to the Royal Palm will be able to experience the new Spa by Clarins. Designed to resemble a Moroccan palace dedicated to well-being and beauty, the Spa by Clarins consists of different areas where specific treatments are tailored to address guests’ differing needs.

The treatment menu offers a range fabulous treatments, many inspired by Moroccan culture, as well as Royal Palm signature treatments. All are underpinned by the technical know-how of Clarins to ensure maximum benefit.

Sample treatments

‘Supreme Rose’ Signature Massage

Welcome to a world of voluptuousness and immerse yourself in a whirlwind of floral fragrances, abandoning your body to a truly authentic massage experience. Inspired by the Moroccan Ksal, this massage combines pressure techniques, stretching and vibrations to soothe body and soul. (90 minutes)

Body Wrap with Ghassoul Clay and Spices

This traditional body wrap has been used by Moroccan women for centuries and gently purifies, tones and nourishes the skin. (45 minutes)

Traditional Hammam

In the purest tradition of Moroccan hammam rituals, this exceptional scrub combines black soap and argan oil with the voluptuous fragrance of honey. (45 minutes)

Steam room treatments are an essential part of Moroccan culture. They are a central feature of the Spa by Clarins at the Royal Palm Marrakech and remain a preferred way to regenerate and unwind. No trip would be complete without experiencing one. Far more than a mere ritual, the hammam allows you to gently let go with the soft sound of water and lighting softened by mist for an awakening of the senses. The Clarins Spa at the Royal Palm offers 6 single or double hammams and 1 hammam for 4-6 people.

The Spa also offers a number of special areas reserved for women only. Additionally, there are 8 single treatment cabins, 2 double cabins with balneotherapy, plus 2 double cabins and 1 single cabin with affusion massage. There is also a lovely yoga pavilion which guests can use on their own or join a group class at scheduled times. Before and after treatments, guests are encouraged to unwind in the spa’s relaxation area and a bar serving fresh juices, fruit and herbal teas and other refreshments is open throughout the day.

The Spa by Clarins sits adjacent to the hotel’s fully equipped sports centre which offers a heated 25-metre pool, Pilates studio, cardio room, fitness room and personal training.

The ultimate world-class spa retreat is now just a three hour flight away.

Beachcomber Tours (01483 445 610; www.beachcombertours.co.uk) is offering 4 nights in a Junior Suite on a Bed and Breakfast basis including private hotel transfers and Economy Class flights with British Airways from £695 per person sharing.

For more information on Beachcomber Hotels visit www.beachcombertours.co.uk  or call 01483 445 621


A Wellness Experience With Jason Crandell at Lumeria Maui‏

August 27, 2014 on 1:03 pm | In Beachbooker, Hawaiian Islands, Spa Resorts | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowTreat Yourself To Life, Yoga and A Winning Wellness Experience at Lumeria Maui

Makawao, (HI), – Lumeria Maui, the upscale Maui yoga and wellness retreat, unites its six acre award winning destination retreat with the country’s leading teachers and professionals and is excited to welcome back Jason Crandell for a week immersion with his signature style that blends power, precision and mindfulness. This is a rare opportunity for yoga students to study with Jason as most of his time is devoted to training yoga teachers. Says Jason, “results from this one week retreat will be exponential as it will allow students to slow down and settle into a rhythm that produces measureable results.”

An opportunity to revitalize and deepen one’s yoga practice this special Lumeria retreat will blend a powerful, dynamic and fluid vinyasa practice with a detail oriented precision alignment practice to awaken the body with hip openers, back bends, arm balances, inversions and standing poses. Special attention is given to students who have specific requests and needs. In the afternoons a seated meditation and pranayama practice prepares students with forward bends, twists, sidebends and restoratives. Each practice balances effort and relaxation taught with Jason’s attention to alignment cues, sustainable pace and mindfulness teachings.

Lumeria Maui has been designed to support retreats like Jason’s. The beauty of the space, the daily classes and programming offerings, the wellness experiences and elegantly appointed accommodations support Jason’s mission of working with his retreat participants to deepen their practice.

Meals at Lumeria focus on healthy garden to table cuisine from their restaurant MuBu which sources ingredients first from the property’s own organic produce and fruit gardens as well as from neighboring farms in upcountry Maui. Over 90% of the fresh ingredients used in the kitchens at Lumeria come from within 15 miles of the property including fresh fish, chicken, vegetables and fruit. Costs start at $2350 double occupancy for the entire week including all taxes and meals.

About Jason Crandell

Jason Crandell is a natural teacher and author with more than 15 years of experience. His accessible, grounded classes integrate the best elements of power yoga, anatomical precision, and mindfulness teachings. Jason’s articulate, down-to-earth approach to vinyasa yoga educates and empowers. Named “one of the teachers shaping the future of yoga,” by Yoga Journal, Jason has been an in-demand teacher around the world for more than a decade. Considered a “teacher’s teacher,” Jason has taught on countless teacher training faculties, leads trainings globally, and regularly presents teacher training content at esteemed conferences. Jason is a contributing editor for Yoga Journal magazine the number one media outlet for Yoga in the U.S. His critical thinking skills, along with an undergraduate degree in philosophy, allow Crandell to distill yoga into a simple language for beginners as well as support yoga practitioners on a path of practice, teaching, and self-inquiry. Jason’s mentor Rodney Yee says: “Jason is taking the art of teaching yoga to its next level.”

About Lumeria Maui

Lumeria Maui is a destination boutique yoga and wellness retreat catering to individual travelers and small groups seeking adventure for mind, body and spirit in barefoot elegance. Travelers and residents of Hawaii experience an alternative to traditional resort vacations at Lumeria Maui. The historic property has been renovated to become a beautiful sanctuary for authentic transformational travel. Guests connect with the beauty of Lumeria, the culture of Maui and the professional therapists and teachers as well as themselves to return home restored like never before. The six-acre private sanctuary overlooks the North Shore of Maui, just outside of Paia with stunning ocean and island views. Lumeria recently opened the Crystal Spa integrating a kaleidoscope of ancient international therapies for the body, mind and spirit. These therapies include acupuncture, Ayurveda, kinesiology, Shaman, mystic readings, psychic healing and medicine songs. The therapies are conducted by Hawaii’s top professionals who are passionate and experienced in their healing, therapeutic work.

Lumeria is close to world-renowned beaches, famous surf spots, and Maui’s best biking and hiking trails.

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