Hol­i­day heaven

10 dream des­ti­na­tions for your well­be­ing bucket list

Women's Health Australia - - CONTENTS - By Alex Davies

Des­ti­na­tion well­ness? Check these be­fore you book your next vay-cay

1 Detox re­treat Gwinganna Life­style Re­treat, Gold Coast, Qld

Take time out for a to­tal re­set. This place is all about peace and no dis­trac­tions, so caf­feine and booze are banned from your suit­case, plus you’re en­cour­aged to leave phones in your room. Stays range from two to seven days, and pro­grams in­clude well­ness sem­i­nars and ac­tiv­i­ties such as med­i­ta­tion and hik­ing. The best bit? Each day, ‘Dream­time’ is fac­tored in for you to stop and re­lax, whether you want to nap, swim or get your spa on. If you need us, we’ll be in the Crys­tal Steam Room. gwinganna.com

2 Solo search­ing Sa­madhi Re­treat, Dayles­ford, Vic

For­get crossing your fin­gers for a mas­sage ap­point­ment to open up – only one per­son, cou­ple or small group stays here at a time, so es­sen­tially it’s your own lux­u­ri­ous pri­vate re­treat (#win­ning).

Noth­ing is over­looked, from the tailored or­ganic menu to the cus­tomised spa treat­ments and well­ness ther­a­pies such as reiki and guided vi­su­al­i­sa­tion. Get ready for a dose of calm. samad­hire­treat.com.au

3 THE YOGA SPOT WH Fea­tures Writer Anthea found her in­ner zen at Bil­l­abong Re­treat in Sydney, NSW

This eco yoga re­treat is just 45 min­utes north-west of the Sydney CBD, in the bush­land at Maraylya. Its best fea­ture? The yoga pavil­ion with floor-to-ceil­ing win­dows that look out on the bush and be­yond; guar­an­teed to make you fall into a deeper savasana af­ter your twicedaily yoga. The cab­ins are ba­sic but nes­tled in the tree­tops, which was a real treat to wake up to. Add in the or­ganic vego food and on-site spa, and I left a very happy yogi. bil­l­abong re­treat.com.au

SIX SENSES, POR­TU­GAL

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