Why A Villa Holiday is the Perfect Wellness Break

Feeling exhausted, overwhelmed, and in need of a vacation to relax, reenergize, and rebalance? If so, you’re not alone. Time away from your everyday life can be just the tonic you need. Enjoying some quality time-out can benefit your mind, giving you a refreshed outlook on life, lessening the risk of heart disease and leading to other health benefits, as well as giving you an emotional lift too.

However, some getaways can add to your stress levels, unless you choose a stay that is conducive to well-being; with a private villa retreat in a beautiful destination such as Phuket, Koh Samui or Bali the perfect place for a wellness break, with the right approach.

Go on a digital detox

Let’s face it, being connected 24-7 can start to take its toll, whether it’s fielding constant work messages or even the pressure to perform on social media. Plan your villa break to be a break from digital devices too and feel the difference straight away. Connect with your holiday companions and yourself rather than feeling at the beck and call of your phone. If your laptop is your office, then turn it off and put the ‘Gone Fishing’ sign up! Notice how mental clarity and decision-making improves as you simply enjoy your villa vacation experience.

Embrace the beauty of nature

Luxury villas surrounded by beautiful green landscapes, looking out to a stunning coastal view, really put stresses and strains into perspective; giving you a renewed sense of the world and your place in it. Breathe in the fresh air, let the sunshine warm your skin, and feel the oxygen work its magic as you recharge your batteries. An amazing vista can also inspire, so let this feeling spark your imagination and creative self as you start to feel more in touch with yourself; great for coming up with new ideas for work projects and setting personal goals too.

Be mindful in your villa moments

Feeling at one with yourself, your life, and the world around you is a process of acceptance and letting-go, yet the mind leaps into the future and back into the past constantly. The peace-and-quiet of your private luxury villa induces a space in time where you can really stop, look, and listen; becoming more aware of each moment and of existing in the ‘now.’ This mindful approach can work wonders on releasing built-up pressures. Find a quiet spot to meditate, appreciate Nature as you relax outdoors, and sense the healing energy water as you take a dip in your very own villa infinity pool. Add in a morning or sunset in-villa yoga session, and your spirits will soar.

Eat your way to wellness

The old-fashioned view of holidays is to eat and drink yourself merry, indulging, and feeding unhealthy habits. A villa holiday is an ideal environment to change your lifestyle and address bad habits that don’t serve you. One huge benefit of a villa stay is that you can savor a healthy menu with your own private, in-villa chef as well as enjoying private dining experiences with your loved ones. Think gloriously nutritious and divine lunches served al fresco before an afternoon of lounging by the pool; pure wellbeing bliss.

Get up and get moving

Choose a luxury villa that has its own gym, tennis, water sports, and golf nearby so that you can keep fit and boost energy levels. Part of wellness is balancing your activity levels along with your relaxation time. Enjoying leisure activities with your friends, family or a partner can enhance relationships too as you share memorable experiences. This is a great time to try something new too, whether that be kayaking or scuba diving. Take yourself out of your comfort zone to invigorate your sense of adventure and enthusiasm for life.

Make the most of space and time

Vacationing in your villa affords the much-needed space to stretch out and be yourself, while the lack of commotion around you can extend the luxury of time. So many holidaymakers cram their vacation with back-to-back plans, leaving them exhausted. Instead, if you’re in a dream destination such as, seek out different ways to spend your time than the usual tourist hotspots. Why not go off the beaten track and explore a gentler, more cultural or Nature-bound side to these rich, spiritual vacation oases.

Relax into spa treats

Both Thailand and Bali are world-renowned spa destinations with incredible therapies such as traditional Thai and Balinese massage designed to realign and rebalance your body and your inner being. You may be able to enjoy some wellbeing therapy at your vacation villa too, with some villas boasting their own spa space! Relax, realign, and reboot as you leave your luxury villa feeling renewed with a genuine zest for life.

Nadia Willan

Nadia Willan

Travel and lifestyle writer in Asia

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