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As one of the industries hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions, a study by The Knot found that 71% of UK couples chose to postpone their weddings until later on in 2021 or even into 2022. With almost all overseas travel having been restricted since March 2020, this has also meant postponing honeymoon and pre-wedding retreats. Now that the world is opening again thanks to successful vaccine rollouts and lessening restrictions, it’s once again time to start planning the ideal pre-wedding wellness retreat and the honeymoon escape of your dreams!
As one of the most, if not THE most important days of your life, you want to look and feel your absolute best on your wedding day. With all the planning that comes with any big life event, not to mention fitting it around your everyday routine it can be hard to find the time and discipline to exercise, keep up a beauty regime or eat en-pointe every day. This why a tailored fitness retreat can be of great help – you’ll tone up and lose weight with the help of experienced personal trainers, get bespoke nutrition advice and find the support you need to maintain your healthy achievements right up to the big day.
A pre-wedding retreat is an excellent opportunity to not only advance your health and fitness goals ahead of your impending nuptials in a conducive environment, but also to pamper yourself on a luxury spa retreat with holistic treatments and mindfulness exercises to soothe body and mind ahead of one of the busiest days of your life!
Pre-wedding wellness retreats are rising in popularity amongst brides and grooms-to-be as they seek to get in shape and optimal health ahead of the big day with either a bootcamp or detox retreat to fit into their dream dresses and suits.
So, which are the best pre-wedding retreats to go on? We recommend:
This refreshing fitness retreat is completely tailored to your needs and perfect for those looking to shape up ahead of their big day to look and feel their very best. Your pre-wedding retreat begins with a health consultation to determine the best activities and nutrition to achieve your goals within your timeframe. Enjoy a luxury wellness break guided by wellness experts, you’ll receive personal training, cryotherapy chamber sessions and indulgent treatments in the Three Graces Spa to help you relax as you become the best version of yourself in the rolling green hills of this North Yorkshire based sanctuary of serenity.
Booking and Information: Grantley Hall
Relax and unwind whilst removing toxins from the body with a thalassotherapy detox retreat in the heart of sublime Sardinia at Forte Village – home to one of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Thalassotherapy brings the natural healing powers of seawater to the spa whilst targeted treatments, yoga and expert nutritional advice will leave you feeling cleansed from the inside out ahead of your big day. This haven of wellness in the heart of the Mediterranean is the perfect place to detoxify and steal a moment for yourself on a detox retreat, leaving you feeling reinvigorated and prepared ahead of your upcoming nuptials.
Booking and Information: Forte Village
For those looking to tone up, lose weight and improve overall fitness ahead of their wedding, The Fit Retreat will see you become the fittest fiancé you can be with tailored workouts and nutritional advice as well as fun leisure activities such as paddle boarding. After a busy day of trekking through the mountains, unwind with a yoga class, watch the sun set over the volcano and take in the natural beauty of the area before a full body relaxation massage. With the help of experienced health and fitness professionals you’ll return from your bootcamp holiday feeling lighter and brighter, ready to look and feel your best on your big day!
Booking and Information: The Fit Retreat
Experience true wedded bliss on the honeymoon retreat of a lifetime with no luxury spared. Whether that looks like an epic cultural adventure in the form of a Discover Recover™ holiday, a luxury spa honeymoon or a fitness-focused honeymoon retreat in the Balinese rainforest. Each luxury retreat can be completely tailored to your specifications allowing for the ultimate luxury wellness travel experience.
Here at Health and Fitness Travel, we can take the stress out of your wedding planning entirely, just let us know your ideal retreat experience, your budget and when you’d like to go, and we’ll take care of the rest. What’s more – register with us or direct your guests towards our gift card service to receive funds from friends and family towards the perfect honeymoon holiday to kick off newlywed life.
Here are some of our top recommendations for the honeymoon retreat of a lifetime:
Experience all the Asian paradise that Bali has to offer with the ultimate cultural wellness honeymoon experience that will take newlyweds on a suite of adventures including mountain and volcano hiking, guided village cycling to visits to local villages, sacred temples, and Bali’s famed monkey forest. Reflect and recover from your delightful tour of rural Bali with a wellness retreat at one of five destinations where you’ll indulge in various spa treatments from mud wraps to massages and Ayurvedic therapies and exercise classes. The happy couple will leave Bali feeling revitalised in body and spirit, along with lots of happy memories to last a lifetime!
Booking and Information: Bali Discover Recover™
Located on an exquisite beachfront, TIA Wellness is the epitome of authentic wellness in understated luxury – the perfect place to celebrate your new marriage whilst you break free from routine to relax and refocus with treatments on a luxury spa honeymoon. Take part in Tai Chi and breathwork masterclasses and dine in one of TIA’s three elegantly chic restaurants. Return to your private poolside villa every night having spent quality time together whilst working on your wellness as a couple and individuals. Whether you enjoy the Wellness Inclusive retreat at TIA Wellness by itself or as part of the Vietnam Discover Recover Tour, you’ll leave Vietnam refreshed and ready to take on anything, together.
Booking and Information: TIA Wellness Resort
Push the boat out on your just married celebrations with the ultimate sailing tour in tropical Azul waters. Meander around the Male and Felidhu atolls, cruising alongside sandbars and pure white beaches as you unwind and sunbathe between visiting unexplored islands and sampling fresh local cuisine courtesy of your onboard chef. Add a few days after your sailing trip at the exclusive island resort of COMO Maalifushi enjoying an experience retreat including luxurious spa treatments, yoga & Pilates classes, snorkelling and a butler service to your private villa. This tailored honeymoon experience is sure to exceed all expectations, leaving you full of stories to tell for years to come!
Booking and Information: Maldives Sailing Tour
With so much to anticipate ahead of your big day, knowing that you have taken care of your physical and emotional wellbeing ahead of the wedding and have the ultimate honeymoon waiting for you afterwards will leave you feeling calmer and more prepared to enjoy everything that’s to come. Offering everything from hen wellness breaks to the world’s best wellness honeymoons and all that’s in between, we’ll be here to take care of your wedding travel plans every step of the way… all you have to do is say yes!