Wellness Vacations: A Way to Rejuve and Regain Health

Why do we like holidays so much? Most people would agree that the word ‘Holiday’ conjures in our minds a feeling of relaxation. It helps you eliminating haste to reach the office, traffic hassles and many other stress cobwebs that follow you every day.


Fancy waking up at dawn and treating your eyes with nature’s splendor while you find yourself practicing yoga amidst serene surroundings! Wish to live it? Wellness yoga retreats are all set to offer you a heavenly and invigorating experience.

Consider joining Yoga and the Sea, in Spain that involves dawn & dusk yoga and daily meditation. Breathe better workshops are also there to help recuperate you from inside.

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We all love food but when it aids in regaining our health, we don’t mind cutting it a bit. While here, enjoy the nutritious and hearty breakfasts to make the most of the wellness vacations. The carefully planned meals are perfect healthy choices. The gorgeous and tranquil bay of Moraira invites you to revel in fun, and eschew dullness as you are doing it all to restore energy and reinvigorate yourself.

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Or you could savor the holistic experience of a Costa Rica Wellness Escape where you will be undergoing wellness therapies encompassing exercise, massage and relaxation techniques. While doing all this, you still do not need to compromise with the ‘holiday feel’ as you will not lack in leisure and comfort time during your sojourn.

Let your next holiday brings you unequivocal health and improved vigor!

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Making Waves: A Yoga Break in Morocco

I’d been on one or two group holidays but always found they didn’t quite live up to my expectations. Don’t get me wrong. They were fun. But somehow, we never made the best use of our time. Couples paired off or people did their own thing. There was no focus to the experience. Always a team player, I wanted something where we could really bond.

Weighing Up the Options

yoga1I don’t remember who suggested a wellness retreat but it was only when I saw the variety of resorts on offer that I really became excited. We created a checklist of activities we wanted to include. Yoga went on the top of the list but there was also an interest in doing some kind of adventure activity like surfing.


With some key goals in mind we soon whittled our choices down to the Paradis Plage in Morocco. Not only did it have an excellent yoga school but also had a partnership with an Australian surfing company called Rip Curl. I got what I wanted, a trip which was focused and activity-packed; a trip where everyone didn’t just disappear on their own adventures.

Waking to the Amber Sun


We started early each morning, which wasn’t hard. We woke to a world of green palm trees and orange brick buildings, pink pavilions and sandy beaches. And the ocean drawing breath on the Moroccan coast. We spent the mornings in the yoga schools exerting our bodies and freeing our minds. In the afternoons, we headed over to the surfing area where some of us rode the waves and others fell in the brave attempt.

As wellness retreats go, it was more than I expected. To me it just felt like the holiday I’d always wanted to have. The sun, the sea, great food and old friends. It was only when we got back that I realized how fresh and revitalized I felt. I really felt good, which was definitely a bonus.

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Escape to Aruba: Our Date with the Caribbean

It was the summer after college. I got together with a few friends to plan a trip. We decided to have certain goals. We wanted to do something focused. We had a limited amount of time and we wanted to make the most of it. We didn’t want to have to travel around too much once we got there. We also wanted to do something that was eco-friendly and ethical.


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We wanted somewhere to chill out, somewhere to laze on the beach in the evenings but also some activity or theme that would tie it all together. We talked about spa weekend getaways and adventure trips. My friends at the time had just got into yoga and were really eager to integrate that somehow. Once we stumbled on the idea of wellness retreats, everything seemed to click.


We looked for Green Globe certified destinations and found Manchebo Beach Resort in Aruba. We had a good feeling about it and we weren’t disappointed. Two weeks after completing our final year exams we arrived on the white sands of Eagle Beach. Overlooking it was our two-story boutique resort. A little giddy, but worn out from the flight, we checked in our bags and treated ourselves to some fruit cocktails.

Getting into the Spirit of Things

The next day we were all up early for a poolside breakfast. Then it was time for our first yoga class. All but two of us had already some experience. It didn’t seem to matter. Everyone found their level. Manchebo, it turns out, has two beach-side areas dedicated to yoga. While the instructors were first-rate, it was the combination of cool breeze and soothing ocean that really elevated the whole thing. We didn’t know it then but it was the first of several wellness retreats and spa weekend getaways. Events that would keep us in contact over the years.


Dining out that evening at one of the many a-la-carte restaurants, we didn’t know what lay ahead. For all we knew this trip was a long goodbye, to campus life and to old friends. But we knew we had made the right decision. The Caribbean lapped on the shore like a catalyst to our desires. As darkness fell we walked down to meet the waves and talk about the future.

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