The BodyHoliday St. Lucia is a perfect wellness (or anytime) getaway!
The most popular destination I’m planning and booking right now is the Cancun/Riviera Maya area. Why? Because it’s easy to get to, clean and sanitized, and a beautiful Caribbean-beach all-inclusive getaway destination. What’s not to love?!
But did you know that other Caribbean destinations are also open, sanitized, and welcoming right now? One of those islands is St. Lucia, known for the Piton Mountains, a drive-in volcano, incredible waterfalls and hiking trails, and, of course, beautiful beaches. Their entry requirements page states at the top, “Our island is open to visitors from all countries.”
St. Lucia has some truly amazing resorts to visit. Today I’m going to highlight one of them: the BodyHoliday St. Lucia.
The BodyHoliday St. Lucia is a perfect example of all-inclusive incredibleness with a dose of wellness. Their goal is to deliver “the most relaxing and rejuvenating wellness holiday in the world.” Their spa and fitness facilities certainly give any other facility worldwide a run for their money. The Wellness Centre is award-winning; they offer a Skin Clinic and Body Science Clinic, as well as fun-loving Scuba Shop and Sailing School. The concept here is relaxation, restorative beauty, exercise, and diet: you can go for all or any of these reasons, doing as much or as little as you desire.
Bonus: Every guest receives a complimentary spa treatment each day of their stay!
I really love their philosophy on food: They believe in offering delicious farm-to-table, fresh, healthy cuisine, but without sacrificing indulgence. They consciously reduce salt, sugar, and saturated fat, but not at the expense of sacrificing taste and enjoyment.
Resort activities include beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes on golf, tennis, fencing, archery, beach volleyball, and cycling, plus watersports such as windsurfing, waterskiing, and kayaking, in addition to the sailing and scuba I mentioned earlier. If you’re a planner, you can pre-book classes or activities before you arrive; if not, you can play it by ear and see what you feel like doing once you get there.
Seriously, they’ve thought of everything: amazing food, beach destination, a spa treatment every day, serious activities, AND a sleep program. I mean, how can you enjoy all of that if you’re not sleeping well? With noise canceling walls and specialized air filtration systems, plus pillow menus and sleep specialists, this resort takes their commitment to guests’ wellbeing seriously!
Right now, The BodyHoliday is offering some amazing wellbeing retreat programs for 2021: a personalized Wellness Rehabilitation program, a COVID Convalescence program, a Corporate Wellbeing program, and a Boost Your Immunity program.
Wellness Rehabilitation Program:
Called the “rehabilitation” program because the goal is to help us rehabilitate after a tumultuous 2020, this wellness program focuses on relaxation, fitness, holistic nutrition (of the mind, body and soul), and restoration.
Each person participating has a dedicated practitioner to guide them through their personalized program. Treatments and activities include a wide variety of choices, depending on your goals, such as ocean swimming, bike rides, box fit, pilates, tai chi, meditation, Ayurvedic (natural “whole-body”) treatments, chanting, osteopathy, and much more.
This program is available for 5, 7, 14, or 21-day retreats.
COVID Convalescence Program:
This nonmedical program is specific to Covid recoverees, whether they’ve experienced the virus in a mild or more severe form. Guests receive a pre-arrival online consultation, plus an arrival and a departure consultation. The program focuses on strengthening the respiratory system, and is recommended for a 5-day stay.
Corporate Wellbeing Program:
2020 brought an abundance of stress and burnout in the workplace. This program is a personalized focus on mental wellbeing, and is offered for individuals or colleagues to experience separately or as a group. If your group experiences this together, the focus can be arranged to help teams reconnect after being separated last year. The 5-day retreat begins with a pre-travel consultation call and combines nine different elements based on fitness, holistic nutrition, and restoration. The completion of the program is a de-brief discussion of long-term continuation of the practices and goals achieved.
Boost Your Immunity Program:
This 5-day program includes a pre-arrival and a departure consultation, and focuses on prevention as opposed to cure. The elements are mental wellbeing, nutrition, and fitness. If you are hoping to achieve optimal wellbeing, or are preparing for endurance fitness events, this program may be exactly what you’re looking for.
What does it take to get to St. Lucia right now?
· Everyone must get a negative COVID-19 test within 5 days prior to traveling
· Travelers over 18 complete a pre-travel online health form
· Temperature checks upon arrival
· Transportation is required to be verified
· Everyone is required to stay at a verified property
And that’s it! Pretty simple. And The BodyHoliday is a fabulous destination, whether you want to take advantage of their wellness offerings or just take time for some R&R and great activities.
*The BodyHoliday photos courtesy of thebodyholiday.com
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