Reset with sun-filled winter season escapes to give yourself a much-needed break from the winter blues. Our best luxury winter sun destinations will provide you with plenty of sunshine, warmth and adventures that will leave you feeling like it's a never-ending summer.
Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand
Thailand's summer temperatures can be a scorcher, so many travellers see months of November to March as the best time to visit this vibrant country - where summer is present all year round. Explore the spectacular marine life on Thailand's best luxury beaches, that shimmer in clear and warm water, making it an ideal beach and jungle destination.
Set in Thailand's tropical island of Koh Samui where forested mountains flow into postcard-perfect beaches, Kamalaya Koh Samui is a great escape for those looking to return to nature this season. Whether you feel anxious or stressed posed by the ever-changing world around us, there is a place where you can reconnect with your inner self and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit.
Experience a luxury health retreat in the heart of paradise. With expert guidance on how to live a healthier lifestyle, the personalised wellness programmes combine ancient Eastern healing traditions with Western medical research. Replenish your sleep patterns through exploring mental and emotional barriers, including massage treatments to re-establish the nervous system with the Sleep Enhancement retreat. By using functional testing to identify areas of biochemical imbalance and build your body's natural defenses, you can explore your resilience and immunity from their subtle roots in your heart and mind during the Resilience and Immunity retreat.
Six Senses Ibiza, Spain
When dreaming of luxury sun holidays, Ibiza is magical all-year round with warm sunshine and minimal rainfall. Relax on beautiful beaches along the island's peaceful and private northern tip at Six Senses Ibiza during the cooler months, when the famous Ibiza sunsets are at their most spectacular.
Six Senses Ibiza is the ideal winter sun getaway to immerse in a mindful retreat during the winter. During the cool season, visiting practitioners provide profound insight into spiritual experiences deep-rooted in the local culture, escaping the stresses of daily life and letting the mind and body wind down.
To kickstart your body's natural healing mechanisms by dancing out your worries, the Bodyflow Immersion indulges you in a fun detox retreat by restoring a sense of lightness, curiosity and love of life. Days are filled with nourishing experiences for physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual development, with meditation and breathwork, art therapy and other daily wellness activities.
For those looking for much-needed space to reconnect with inner peace, Yogaflow Signature Immersion retreat provides a yoga practice with the breath, movement, listening, and loving elements. Break down old patterns and open new pathways through knowledge circles, mindful nature walks, and chakra healing that restores vitality and joy, all with the natural setting of Xarraca Bay.
Morocco is one of the top warm holiday destinations, with beautiful weather even in the winter and picture-perfect blue skies set against breathtaking mountains. Set among the shaded courtyards and grand open spaces in sunny afternoons with fountains and gardens at Amanjena, a luxury resort inspired by the rose-coloured buildings of old Marrakech.
Find yourself within the peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city by treating yourself with a wide variety of healing traditions from across the world, including Ayurveda, Chinese medicine and Thai massage.
Release tension and rejuvenate body and mind with Rest Easy Anti-Stress Experience retreat after a personal yoga session which is followed by the traditional Moroccan Hammam. Finish the day by sipping mint and chamomile tea to a fountain's soothing soundtrack. Wellness, on the other hand, does not always have to be calm. Experience an Extreme Desert & Mountain Sports retreat where each day brings a new challenge in the midst of the serene surroundings of the vividly beautiful Agafay Desert. Your body will be refreshed after an active holiday, whether it is a long-distance desert run or an uphill mountain trail run, or a mountain bike excursion.
El Silencio Lodge & Spa, Costa Rica
For exotic wildlife and rainforest adventures in the sun, Costa Rica has it all. Replace the chilly days with a healthy dose of vitamin D in Central America’s volcanic, tree-covered jewel covered in dense rainforest with unique wildlife and beaches.
Discover authentic Costa Rica experiences at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, complete with attentive Eco-Concierge service to provide recommendations and assistance with sustainable travel arrangements to travel in nature by leaving only footprint.
Unwind after a hike to waterfalls with freshly-sourced food from the local garden or try out an Aerial Yoga retreat that will take your workout to the next level. Hop into a silky sling-like hammock, which is draped from the ceiling and supports your full body weight while you take in the breathtaking 360-degree views of greenery.
Whatever your health goals are this winter, you can choose from a variety of expert-led retreats at the world's most soul-warming sun destinations, leaving you feeling clear, peaceful, strong and healthy.