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CHANGING LIVES

Our Concept

We designed this holiday over twenty years ago, long before the wellness industry had grown to the popularity seen today. A spa in a hotel was uncommon and often the perception of centres of well-being was of strange, cult-like institutions set high in the European Alps. Originally the target market were the so-called “BabyBoomers”. In general a fairly successful bunch, but for many, unhealthy lifestyles began to take their toll. So they looked to how they could undo the excesses of the past. BodyHoliday provided the perfect antidote, since it was not a “Fat Farm” but had the facilities and expertise beyond that of a regular hotel resort, to deliver the services required. Nowadays, it manages to win any number of industry awards.

The big difference we’ve seen over the years is that well-being has moved from being primarily curative to preventative. We’ve adapted accordingly. Sign up for BodyConnect, to receive our wellness emails and be the first to get notified of the best rates to come and stay.

What makes this vacation truly idyllic is it’s designed by you with a purpose built tool we call the “webroom”.

Here, you are encouraged to do as much or as little as you like. At this all-inclusive luxury resort dedicated to well-being, there are any number of ways to soothe the senses and restore the spirit. Based on the philosophy of the four pillars of well-being; relaxation  |  restorative beauty  |  exercise  diet.

BodyHoliday offers every possibility.

The renowned Wellness Centre, voted one of the world’s best Destination spas frequently by Conde Nast Traveller, caters to every need with an indulgent array of time-honoured body treatments as well as state-of-the-art therapies, while BodyHoliday’s restaurants satisfy every taste with menus that feature locally-sourced foods and ingredients fresh from the resort’s own organic garden.

Then, there is the endless list of activities on land and sea–from yoga sessions and fitness classes, scuba diving, sailing, tennis and golf to more exotic adventures including biking the coastline, hiking the mountains or abseiling a river gorge.

However you design it, BodyHoliday can be a hive of activity or a haven of peace and serenity.

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Yoga Retreats at BodyHoliday St Lucia

Relaxation

Relaxation is key to our well-being. We must learn to rest our bodies and minds and switch off from stress every so often. BodyHoliday has a multitude of ways to help. Not only that, but we give you the gift of being able to take the knowledge away with you. We give you the tools you’ll need to maintain a healthy heart and mind.

Our extensive yoga and meditation programme is a place to start, including when we dedicate an entire month during “Octoba Yoga”. Learning techniques of breathing, detox and de-stress programmes and Ayurvedic and Chinese preventative practices are also at hand. We’ll even give you a helping hand with digital detox and giving up smoking.

One of the key things we’ve learned is the importance of a good nights sleep. We’ll provide you with a choice of pillow that suits you and a variety of techniques wrapped up in our “Sleep Programme”

If the gentle lapping of the waves on the shoreline, whilst you are engrossed in a great read isn’t quite hitting the spot then your daily included treatment in the Wellness centre, and indeed any other treatments you choose to schedule, will almost certainly do the trick. If you manage to stay completely awake during the first massage of your stay, then we’ll be surprised.

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Spinning Studio at BodyHoliday

Exercise

There’s always something new to enhance the already overflowing cup of activity. As you would expect Yoga is high on the list and our “BodyYoga” programme takes centre stage. Your body loves to stretch itself, and it has plenty of opportunity to do so with a choice of Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates, and exercise classes in and out of the pool.  And after a fabulous hard day of play, including tennis, sailing, water skiing, beach and pool volleyball, scuba and snorkeling, a morning hike, exercise classes, golf, fencing, a workout in the gym with your personal trainer, you could consider a sundowner cocktail well-deserved.

Within the bounds of our concept, is the principle that everything exercise related, whether in the gym or in sports and adventure, is pitched at different levels. Accessible to everyone regardless of age, ability or gender. You can do as little or as much as you desire, it’s your holiday at the end of the day.

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Beautiful skin at BodyHoliday

Restorative Beauty

We think that beauty comes when you are at peace with yourself and that it shines from the inside out. Hence its importance as a pillar of well-being. Here at BodyHoliday, we have created an ultimate beauty and wellness programme. In the attentive, competent hands of our beauty staff, we create personalised journeys
using top of the line beauty products.

Our priority is that you enjoy pure relaxation on your holiday at The BodyHoliday – from head to toe, and that means finding the perfect beauty programme too.We’d love you to love your skin and radiate beauty.

Within the Wellness centre is a dedicated skin clinic with the same attention to detail as everywhere on the resort. Always combining ancient philosophies with cutting-edge technology and process.  From around the world we find the best treatments, the best therapies, the best products; Oils, herbs, minerals, marine and plant extracts. Bali to Japan, Sweden to Thailand, India to North America. There are complimentary consultations for women and for men and we partner with established practitioners – Dr Prager, Thalgo, CACI, Elemis and Essie Nails, LaTherapie, Kama Organic.

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Eat well without sacrificing taste

Diet

You are what you eat so they say. Food; It’s a different journey for everyone. Our philosophy might be summed up as “a little of what you fancy does you good”. In other words, eat sensibly and in moderation, but indulge your senses within reason. We are not in the business of being a fat farm, however we provide the opportunities for weight management should any of our guests request. We have nutritionists on the team and an Ayurvedic programme to help you discover your “Dosha” which will help you to manage your choice of foods.

Food at the BodyHoliday is about simple recipes, great food, great taste, creative presentation and wholesome ingredients. We encourage our chefs to add a dash of imagination, a sprinkling of inspiration and season with passion.  Indeed, our signature restaurant TAO, was cited as one of the Hot Tables of the Year by Conde Nast Traveler, when it first opened.

It is important to us that vegetables and herbs from our organic gardens, combined with as much local produce as possible are our mainstay in the kitchen.  Our own garden produce with freshly caught snapper, West Indian lobster – Yes – we start with FRESH! We understand that this duality between healthy eating and guilty pleasures is important to who we are and we believe it is why our guests keep on coming back. Today, smoothies, fruit and vegetables at the Deli. Tomorrow, perhaps a guilty pleasure! We deserve it. The reality is that if you leave without ever tasting the Chocolate Ganache in TAO, then you haven’t lived!

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