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We may only have nudged into spring, but many of us will already be fantasising about being whisked off to balmier climes and feeling the sand between our toes. From a lush yoga retreat on beaches of Thailand to a UK spa break that promises some much needed R & R and a tasty cream tea thrown in for good measure – if it’s anywhere but here, we’re ready to pack up our designer suitcases and tick another item off our travel bucket list.
Here are some of the best locations to make your friends green with Instagram envy, and satisfy your wanderlust too. Enjoy!
The Snow Suite, Lac Salin SPA & Mountain Resort, Livigno, Italy
Set in the stunning mountain ranges of Livigno the Snow Suite is made entirely out of snow and ice. But have no fear the reception at this luxury destination a decidedly warm one. You’ll be greeted with a hot cup of tea each morning and be able to hunker down under a blanket of faux furs at night. Until February 28th you can enjoy a romantic post-Valentine’s stay at this once-in-a-lifetime location including breakfast, dinner and spa treatments from £284 for two people. Book it via Hotels.com.
No.1 Bootcamp, Marrakech
This residential bootcamp gives you the chance to sun and slim in five-star luxury. Think yoga, meditation and reviving Hammams. We only need to look at those day beds to know we’re sold! Find more information here.
See the cherry blossoms in full bloom in the city famed for its traditional wooden houses, Buddhist temples and all round feeling of Zen. For more information visit RT Holidays.
Set in the heart of a UNESCO biosphere reserve, this Indian Ocean escape is as good as it gets. Start the day with sunrise yoga session, followed by cookery classes at Ba’theli, the Maldivian restaurant on a traditional boat. For the ultimate in luxury, opt for one of the residences, where you’ll have your very own butler, private chef and outdoor cinema. Now that what’s we call luxury! Visit Kuoni for more information.
Lough Eske Castle, County Donegal, Ireland
This imposing five-star hotel is nestled within 43-acres of forest woodland hugging the shores of Lough Eske. With 96 spacious bedrooms and an on-site spa, this is amazing property is a destination in itself. Click here for more details.
Fusion Maya Wellness Resort, Vietnam
Located in a beautiful UNESCO listed town, this stunning beach-front resort is the perfect place to revive mind, body and soul. And did we mention the amazing villas complete with their own private pools, pre-loaded iPods, coffee machines and much more? For more information contact Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com).
This charming village on the Greek island of Santorini is the perfect place to get away from it all. It’s white stonewashed houses and stunning sunsets, it’s a true taste of the Mediterranean.
Stay at idyllic Sunset Cave House, available through Airbnb.