With health remaining a priority for many travellers right now, wellness breaks are in high demand. Luckily, self-care comes in many forms, so whether you want to spend the Eid al-Adha long weekend with a schedule packed with healthy food, fitness and yoga classes or simply want to kick back and relax under the sizzling sun, these luxury resorts have you covered.
Ultima Corfu, Greece
While any private villa in the idyllic setting of the Ionian Sea is guaranteed to provide the ultimate level of relaxation, perched on a dramatic hillside and offering unparalleled ocean views is Ultima Corfu, a 1,000 square metre haven complete with mosaic-tiled hammam, outdoor Jacuzzi and two-tiered infinity pools that promise (and deliver) a new level of luxury. Designed to blend seamlessly with the surrounding landscape, the six-bedroom villa is the pinnacle of modern minimalism, yet its wellness offerings are where Ultima Corfu really shines. Think holistic therapies, treatments and wellness programmes personalised for each guest, start your day with sunrise meditation and end it with a sunset yoga class on the terraced garden. Expert personal trainers and specialists are also available on-demand to craft bespoke training packages, while there’s also a fitness studio for those who prefer a solo approach to working out.
Perfect for whipping up some healthy Mediterranean snacks, or if indulgence comes calling, the villa also comes complete with high-spec kitchen, while its two outdoor lounges and an alfresco dining area make for a picturesque spot for enjoying sundowners with the striking view of the Ionian sunset as a backdrop. Where else would you rather be this Eid al-Adha? Bouratika Nisaki, Greece; Book now
Mandarin Oriental, Marrakech
Set among 20 hectares of landscaped gardens boasting the stunning snow-capped Atlas Mountains as a backdrop, the Marrakech outpost of the exclusive Mandarin Oriental group of hotels is well known as one of the most luxurious and stylish urban settings in the city. Less, however, is known about its unique approach to health and wellness. That’s all about to change, thanks to the introduction of new wellness retreats that have been designed to leave guests feeling both rested and rejuvenated. Groups of up to two adults and two children can enjoy a two-night stay in a private villa or suite, seven of which have their own rooftop plunge pool, plus a private consultation with a fitness coach or yoga teacher and two personal coaching or yoga sessions.
Other highlights include a vitality cooking or pottery class, in-room bathology, choice of therapeutic 80-minute Argan massage or Inner Strength massage, plus daily breakfast and unlimited use of the spa facilities including hammam, indoor swimming pool, fitness and wellness centre. Rooms also include secluded walled gardens, private pools and hot tubs, plus extensive areas for sunbathing and alfresco dining for the full 360 experience, helping guests achieve a complete sense of wellbeing in both body and mind. Route du Golf Royal, Marrakech; Book now
Mango House, Seychelles
Just when you think the islands of the Indian Ocean couldn’t get any more luxurious, up pops Mango House, a pristine new resort situated on the western coast of Mahé, beside the sparkling calm waters of the Anse Aux Poules Bleues bay. Slated to open on 1 July, just in time for Eid al-Adha bookings, not only is it set to offer world-class dining, eco-friendly aquatic adventures and exquisite suites complete with sun-kissed balconies, it’s also a haven that puts your health first. If your idea of wellness is taking some me time to relax by the pool and soak up the Seychellois sun, then Mango House is your spot – there’s not one but three pools to choose from, plus the boundless blue sea right on your doorstep. The highlight, however, comes at Anpe, its dedicated wellness space which incorporates treatment rooms overlooking the sparkling waves, with personalised therapies using locally sourced, handcrafted products. Together with a fitness centre, you’ll retreat to real life feeling invigorated, stress-free and ready to get back to the grind. Anse Aux Poules Bleues, Seychelles; Book now