Take a ‘body holiday’
Give your body and mind a rest in the Caribbean
If this summer’s heat wave caught you out with a bod not expecting to have to reveal quite so much of itself, on home turf, then it’s time to take matters in hand.
The Body Holiday is a luxury resort on the Caribbean island of St Lucia whose motto is “Give us your body and we’ll give you back your mind”.
No, they don’t keep your body, they improve it, based on a tried and tested blend of relaxation, physical activity and good diet.
Renowned for its treatments, therapies and activities, the resort offers everything from spinning to Pilates, Ayurvedic treatments and Reiki.
At this time of year, it’s all about its September Solos, retreats designed to offer the best elements of health, wellbeing and fun with likeminded solo travellers.
Events include hosted dinners, concerts and dedicated fitness classes and are open to guests staying in either single garden rooms, or paying a single supplement for a double.
Joe Walsh Tours is offering September Solos at The Body Holiday from €2,089, for a seven night, all-inclusive stay, including BA flights from Dublin via Gatwick plus transfers.
Guests get a personalised daily programme of spa treatments, exercise and activities, hosted by international fitness guru Dean Hodgkin, there to guide you through signature moves ranging from “cardio tai chi” to “strictly dance aerobics”.
It’s the perfect opportunity to kick start a new you. By next summer you’ll not only have shed a skin you’ll have ditched the kaftans as well.