The Healthy Holiday Company have spotted a new trend in wellbeing pre-wedding breaks…
Organising a wedding can be a stressful experience, especially for the bride. So much so that The Healthy Holiday Company has coined a new term ‘me-moon’, having noticed a fairly significant increase in interest in their wellbeing holidays from brides-to-be.
So, the definition of a ‘me-moon’ is a pre-wedding getaway where brides can indulge in some quality me-time before the big day and normally spent with just one other – either a best friend or a close family member such as a sister or mum.
Different from the hen party, the me-moon is all about relaxation, sleep and indulging in some beauty treatments, or a detox to help shed some pounds to fine tune bridal silhouette and achieve a healthy glow. The options are endless but the objective of a me-moon is clear: to return looking and feeling incredible, a far cry from the post hen do haze, so is best booked as close to the big day as possible!
Prices for me-moons start from £595pp and the full collection can be viewed right here!
Shed a few pounds – Galasol, Madeira
Head to Madeira for a week packed full of fitness fun – perfect for those looking to drop a few pounds before the big day. Stay at the cliff top hotel, Galasol, which offers excellent value for money in a stunning location. Spend mornings practicing Pilates, yoga, aqua gym, spinning and zumba in the fitness area – all included in the price – or head outside and try biking, hiking, horse riding, trail running, sea kayaking and whale watching, all of which will leave brides to be feeling fitter and totally refreshed for the big day. And after all that working out, brides can top up their tan at Galasol’s beachside lido – complete with swimming pool, sunbathing areas and jump off points into the sea.
7 nights available from £595pp based on two sharing a Garden View Room on a B&B basis, including return flights from London, airport transfers and a comprehensive programme of fitness and wellbeing classes. www.thehealthyholidaycompany.co.uk/trips/galosol
Beauty buff in a bubble – Villa Padierna Palace Hotel, Andalucía, Spain
Hop on a plane to Spain for a beauty overhaul before the big day. Stay at stylish Villa Padierna Palace Hotel – set in the hills above Marbella – offering beautifully landscaped gardens, glamorous interiors and access to the renowned Puro Beach Club. Visit their new wellness clinic and book onto their latest programme ‘Bubble Pure Beauty’ designed to fight the ravages of stress and rejuvenate the appearance of both face and body.
The week-long programme includes a facial radiofrequency, a lagoon hydration treatment, eyes and décolleté beauty treatment, a progressive anti-age global treatment, a flesh beauty treatment, mud and seaweed wraps, detox massages and bioenergy and hydration body treatments – all performed inside an oxygen bubble to help the skin remove toxins and form collagen and elastin. This is a fairly hardcore beauty me-moon, and even includes blood testing before the programme, all guaranteed to leave the brides glowing.
7 nights available from £2,842pp based on two sharing a Deluxe Room, including return flights, airport transfers and Bubble Pure Beauty programme. www.thehealthyholidaycompany.co.uk/bubble-pure-beauty-
Top up on beauty sleep – Hotel Aguas de Ibiza
Set on the edge of the quiet Santa Eulalia Marina, Hotel Aguas de Ibiza is the perfect place to ditch the wedding books and top up on some well-earned beauty sleep. The new Deep Sleep and Relax Retreat offers guests tailored nutrition plans and therapies to help improve sleep; from massage, fitness and Reika to NSA – a chiropractic practice using gentle touch to the spine to help release tension. Brides will notice a huge increase in energy during the day, and a better quality of sleep come night time. Spend free time tasting Avant Garde cuisine, or checking out Ibiza’s famous sunsets on the rooftop terrace.
6 nights available from £1,945pp based on two sharing a Deluxe Room on an all-inclusive basis, including flights, Deep Sleep and Relax programme. www.thehealthyholidaycompany.co.uk/deep-sleep-and-relax
Cleanse and detoxify – Sianji Wellbeing Resort, Turkey
Head to Sianji Wellbeing Resort, overlooking a tranquil bay in Bodrum, where a simple juice detox programme aims to get rid of toxins and leave brides feeling rejuvenated. There’s no need to starve though, try the Enbu raw-food restaurant and the Eiffel, where guests can copy Victoria Beckham’s alkaline diet, following a special programme including detox supplements and detox soup. Spend days topping up the bridal tan on the sunshine beach, trying out some of the water sports on offer and indulging in luxurious spa treatments in outside cabanas.
7 nights available from £955pp based on two sharing a Suite or Villa on a full-board basis, including airport transfers, a body analysis, detox consultancy, detox cuisine (juices, detox salads, gourmet raw dishes, detox supplements and unlimited detox soup), and daily yoga and Pilates classes. www.thehealthyholidaycompany.co.uk/sianji-wellbeing-resort-juice-detox
Yoga and relaxation – destination yoga retreat, Puglia, Italy
Take a trip to Italy, where stressed brides and their chaperone can join others on a group destination yoga at La Rosa dei 4 Venti, a 15-hectara property situated on a small hillock in the heart of the Itria Valley in Puglia. The rural landscape is dotted with beautiful olive trees and vineyards, and the 16th century masseria has been elegantly restored into a rustic yoga venue. Take part in two daily yoga classes, run by destination yoga’s expert teachers, and still have plenty of free time to enjoy the sweeping views, swim, read, have luxurious spa treatments and explore local villages and pretty countryside.
7 nights available from £895pp based on two sharing a twin room on a full-board basis, including all vegetarian meals (excluding the last night out in a local restaurant) and all yoga classes. www.destinationyoga.co.uk/yoga%20holiday/Puglia,%20Italy/36
Perfect posture – Absolute Sanctuary, Koh Samui, Thailand
Located on the beautiful island of Koh Samiu of Thailand, Absolute Sanctuary offers a dedicated Pilates-focused bootcamp which is ideal for brides looking to perfect their posture before the infamous aisle walk. Get long, lean and toned during the intensive week, which includes daily reformer classes, a postural analysis, plenty of Thai stretches and unlimited group fitness sessions – although you can do as much or as little as you want. Spend evenings tasting traditional Thai cuisine, unwinding with a massage or relaxing with a cocktail or two on the beach.
7 nights available from £1,965pp based on two sharing a room on a full-board basis, including return flights, transfers and extensive Pilates and Spa programme including 3x massages! www.thehealthyholidaycompany.co.uk/pilates-reformer-bootcamp
Energise ‘and shop’ at Canyon Ranch, Miami, USA
Travel across the Atlantic for a four night energising break at Canyon Ranch. Set on the seafront, the boutique Miami hotel fronts more than 200 yards of un-crowded white sand beach, and is ideally close to Bal Harbour and South Beach. The Mini Energiser stay aims to relax and rejuvenate guests – unwind in the spectacular Aquavana thermal suite, enjoy amazing massages, swim laps, take a group fitness class, conquer the two-story climbing wall, get a great workout in the Fitness Room (with exceptional views out over the beach) and have a one-to-one consultation with a nutritionist. Then you can nip out for some retail therapy with Lincoln Road, and its host of fabulous shops, only a quick stroll away.
4 nights available from £1,385pp based on two sharing a one bedroom suite on a B&B basis, including return flights, airport transfers and Mini Energiser programme. www.thehealthyholidaycompany.co.uk/trips/canyon-ranch-miami
For more information on any of the fabulous holidays listed above, or to book, call 0208 9680501 or visit thehealthyholidaycompany.co.uk