Paying Yourself a Christmas Bonus: Retreats for the New Year


Has it started to register somewhere in your sub conscious?

The steadily increasing stream of advertising campaigns relating to toys or chocolates aimed at gearing us up with what to buy, ear marketing gifts in the run to Christmas. Unfortunately the time has come to accept that the festive fright which is Christmas will soon be making its annual come back. Although it is not time to order the turkey from the butcher or remember where you stuffed the Christmas tree yet, the Starbucks cups are red once again and the holiday lights have gone up on Oxford Street once again.

The festival period and all of it’s glory: food, pressies, chocolates, decorations; the list is endless towards the end and the levels of stress are reaching breaking point acquiring all the items on our shopping lists.

Nevertheless, throughout the whole festival season we all have had time for a little of everything on offer. You have all brought in choccy which you indulged in at your desk, after work drinks with friends and then the much looked forward to, annual Christmas Party.

How can we make this year different? Start your New Year resolutions on a good footing and consider booking a January detox or bootcamp.

Kempinski Barbaros Bay BodyBreak

Bodrum, Turkey

Kempinski Hotel is a holistic wellness resort Kempinskibarbaros-bay-air-yoga_Supplier_Package_Hero_Imageset on a hilltop overlooking the Aegean Sea.  A tranquil and unspoilt setting, it’s the perfect place to overhaul and rejuvenate your body and mind.

The package includes a personalised fitness regime which you select from a wide range of activities including circuit training, Tai-chi, body weight training and even Nordic walking.  At the end of an exhilarating day relax with one of the treatments from the spa. Harmonise your mind and harness your  bodyies energy with one of the treatments and therapies on offer at this luxurious spa.

There is also a selection of restaurants and bars includes the Olive Restaurant, Barbarossa Beach and Grill, the Saigon Club.

Should you fancy a night out a 40 minutes’ drive away, is the busily city of Bodrum with plenty of shopping opportunities, fine dining and nightlife. Go on!

38 Degrees North Aguas de Ibiza


The Spa Pool at Aguas de Ibiza

The Spa Pool at Aguas de Ibiza

The Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa is an exclusive five star hotel situated in the Balearic Island of Ibiza. The hotel is located in Santa Eulalia is just 15 minutes north from the airport. Santa Eulalia is far quieter, than the world renown party destination and like San Antonio it has a leisurely and laid back pace. Santa Eulalia is known for fine restaurants, exclusive shopping, and art galleries.

This programme is designed to enable you to understand your personal wellness goals and needs. You will be provided with a health consultation to create the perfect healthy break. Among the facilities is the Revival Spa offering guests oriental therapeutic massage, salt bath harvested from Ibiza itself. The Aguas de Ibiza Lifestyle & Spa offers guests a selection of programs including weight loss, detox and fitness. Raise fitness levels and improve health.

Epic Sana BodyBreak

Algarve, Spain

Epic Sana

Epic Sana

The Epic Sana Algarve Hotel is located in the Algarve in endless gardens close to the picturesque Praia de Falésia beach on the Algarve coastline. This programme is designed to boost your fitness and get you back in shape, whilst burning calories. The programme is a balanced combination of activities which are specifically designed to achieve any personal goals through a extensive regime including boot camp training and mountain biking.

The BodyBreak programme also incorporates a range of group exercise classes including cardio and abs, to Aquafit. The Sayanna Wellness Centre is a holistic treatment centre which offers many therapies for you to enjoy from revitalising facials to invigorating body scrubs including a range of massages. On completion  of the programme you are guaranteed to feel stronger and healthier both in body and mind.

Start the New Year feeling invigorated and refreshed. Indulge yourself in the spirit of Christmas. Why not? After all, during Christmas week after all those sleepless nights and early mornings looking for last minute presents and trying to beat the rush at the supermarket, you will have put in a 90 hour week.  The last minute late night present wrapping and the non-stop loving/basting of the turkey, should be rewarded by a week away.

Book one of these fantastic retreats and treat yourself with a post-holiday detox: you deserve it.

Image Sources: Kempinski Barbaros Bay BodyBreak38 Degrees North Aguas de IbizaEpic Sana BodyBreak


About Author

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Jackie Sealy is the new travel writer for Infinity House Magazine. She is a well-seasoned traveler, to date she has indulged in the pleasures of travelling by The Orient Express, visited most of the Caribbean plus an array of destinations across Europe and the Mediterranean. She enjoys the opportunity to visit destinations,absorb new cultures and a traditional way of life. You can find her via Twitter: @SealyGm

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