Articles by Caroline Sylger

4 Wellness Retreats in Somerset

4 Wellness Retreats in Somerset

Looking for a little cure for the winter blues in the UK? Graced by gorgeous countryside and a mellow vibe, the county of Somerset is rather a hot bed for wellness retreats. Here are four to suit most needs. The Body Retreat Friendly and effective, the Body Retreat runs all manner of wellbeing breaks at a lovely country house in Somerset as well as at other venues in the UK and in Spain. Their Stress Re-set Retreat (choose from a number of set dates) is immaculately planned for busy, professional women who need to de-stress, reflect on how their lives are...
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Five Adventurous Wellbeing Retreats

Five Adventurous Wellbeing Retreats

Want some adventure with your wellbeing? On these wonderful healthy holidays you can see the world but look after yourself at the same time, says retreat journalist and founder of www.queenofretreats.com Caroline Sylger Jones.  Reclaim Your Self yoga holidays, Mongolia I’ve retreated with experienced yoga retreat company Reclaim Your Self a number of times really rate them, and I’m very excited they’ll be running Mongolia’s first yoga retreat in July 2015. You’ll get to be inside untamed wilderness and experience an ancient culture that’s changed little over...
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Top 5 Retreats in the English countryside

Top 5 Retreats in the English countryside

For all-round wellbeing Yeotown, North Devon One of my favourite retreats in the UK, Yeotown is a rare find because it mixes lush, contemporary interiors with a genuine, open-hearted holistic approach to health. Its award-winning health and fitness detox programme, the Yeotox, takes place over five days from Wednesday - Sunday each week and combines outdoor activities, yoga, fitness classes and a detoxifying menu for busy professionals. You can expect gorgeous interiors, power showers, underfloor heating, decent beds, a sauna, good treatments with local...
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Top 5 Sea Retreats

Top 5 Sea Retreats

Go with your lover to the Maldives Spa time at Constance Halaveli (above) If my husband and I ever won the lottery, it’s the Maldives we’d head to first, to have treatments, drink champagne and plan our new life together. There are all sorts of glamorous retreats out there, but we rather liked Constance Halaveli in the Ari Atoll, a civilised island with mahogany-lined over-water villas, exceptionally good Balinese therapists (ask for Ayu) in the over-water U Spa by Constance and delectable seafood (we got addicted to the reef fish balls). Hang out in the hot pools...
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