The Pre-Wedding Solo-Moon
Take a break before you take your vows.
1. Anantara Veli Maldives Resort
Although the entire Archipelago of the Maldives is decked with a world of luxury hideouts, there is something about the Anantara Veli’s serene atmosphere that instantly drifts you away from the stresses of modern life. The three to seven-day Ayurvedic programmes are ideal for those looking to detox the mind and body while shaping up for their big day. The wellness holiday will not only meet all your luxury cravings, but envelope you in natural bliss to prepare you for the journey ahead. While the most common Ayurvedic treatments like Abayanga, pindasweda will eliminate toxins from your body and treat you with the nourishing herbal goodness, the Neem body treatment will cleanse and purify your skin for a dewy, translucent glow. Yoga sessions in the serene ambience of the resort paired with TRX and fitness exercises ensure a relaxed and happy vacation. Anantara Veli is located in the South Male Atoll, 35 minutes away from Malé. For more information, call +960 664-4100
2. Six Senses Kaplankaya, Akbük
On a secluded, Aegean-spanning stretch of coast, north of Bodrum, Six Senses Kaplankaya is a lesson in the art of getting away from it all. As is typical for this hotel group, a far-flung, isolated, at-one-withnature setting is customary, but this one has an added bonus – it's on top of gorgeous olive groves, towering cypress trees and
blooming oleander with two ancient wonders of the world nearby. The wellness programmes are spectacular and sure to cure any woe, whether it’s sleeplessness or saggy skin. But it’s the Earth Lab that will really make a difference. Guests are encouraged to connect with their surroundings and learn some valuable life hacks while they’re at it. There are personal trainers, yoga and pilates instructors, a mud chamber, hammam, salt grotto and some intriguingly named ‘experiential rain’ experiences that add to the beauty and wellness fix. Six Senses Kaplankaya is set in the north of Bodrum in Milas. Pick your journey from the airport by car, yacht or helicopter that takes 50, 30 or 10 minutes respectively. For more information, call +90 252 511 00 30.
3. The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery By Sofitel
The region’s first 360-degree holistic wellbeing resort, nestled quietly on the coastline of Palm Jumeirah is designed for some zen time off, away from the hustle of the big city. Immerse in the natural elements, earth tones and Feng Shui philosophy of the luxury retreat from the moment you enter the tranquil haven. From world class wellness experts and lifestyle coaches to nutritionists, wellness chefs, naturopathy doctors are all involved in creating a holistic wellness experience for guests. The six retreat packages offered by the facility are designed for the mind, body and spirit. Book a stay for three to14 nights and indulge in ‘Renew’ wellness that focusses on detox and cleansing or ‘Revive’ that is centered around emotional wellbeing. Located on the East Crescent of Palm Jumeirah, The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery is a 30-minute drive from the two major Dubai airports. For more information, call + 971 4 524 7777
Located in the hills of Kfarhata, lipHe is a visually stunning retreat dotted by olive and pine trees that are designed for complete health and wellness serenity inspired by nature. The eco-friendly wood cabins, the gorgeous Koura mountains nearby and the state-of-the-art facilities such as infra-red saunas, divine yoga spaces, a range of treatments promote a total immersion into the magic of nature. Each package is customised by health coaching consultation and nutritional microscopy, that give an insight into the guests’ blood composition;.Meals are prepared by the in-house restaurant that offers whole food and a plant-based diet. In addition, enjoy the educational talks and demonstrations on healthy lifestyles that are bound to leave you inspired and rejuvenated. lipHe is located in the village of Kfarhata in the North of Lebanon. For more information, call +961 3 006 637