Health Travel Magazine - Digest 2024

Best Luxury Winter Sun Destinations

Beat the January blues with our carefully curated selection of sun-soaked winter retreats. These luxury winter sun destinations offer an abundance of sunshine, warmth, adventure, and relaxation to see you through the colder months.

Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand

Kamalaya Koh Samui in Thailand

A tropical destination blessed with never-ending warmth, Thailand’s post-card perfect beaches invite year-round relaxation. From discovering the vibrant array of marine life beneath shimmering blue seas to spiritual immersions in its traditional cultures, this dreamy destination has something for everyone.

The ideal base for your stay, Kamalaya Koh Samui is a holistic wellness resort built around an ancient Buddhist cave on the island of Koh Samui. Encompassing peace, tranquillity, and Thai tradition, this luxury resort offers a sensational variety of immersive experiences – from scenic al fresco dining to revitalising massages, as well as deeply healing wellness retreats. Reconnect in body and mind on a personalised wellness programme, aided by a transformational blend of Western medicine and traditional Eastern healing.

Six Senses Ibiza, Spain

Six Senses Ibiza in Spain

The Mediterranean may have cooled off compared to the intense heat of summer, but Ibiza’s moderate climate remains delightfully warm throughout the year. The home of barefoot luxury and soothing sunsets, this dreamy island is the perfect destination for those based in Europe who want to enjoy a slow-paced winter escape without the need for long-haul travel.

Dedicate time to gentle self-reflection and improving your wellbeing at Six Senses Ibiza, the ideal winter sun getaway for those seeking mindfulness and mental quiet. During the winter season, visiting practitioners and one-off retreats provide profound insight into spiritual experiences and practises, allowing you to let go of stress and wind down under the winter sun.

Amanjena, Morocco

Amanjena in Morocco

Perfectly positioned for endless sunshine on the coast of northern Africa, Morocco remains a firm favourite for luxury safari retreats. These striking desert landscapes set against cerulean blue skies enjoy warming weather all year round, alongside a vibrant and exciting culture just waiting to welcome you in.

Inspired by the rose-coloured buildings of Marrakech, Amanjena is a luxury wellness resort that forms a peaceful oasis away from the hustle and bustle of Morocco’s lively capital. Be at one with your thoughts in the quiet of shaded courtyards and gently bubbling fountains, before enjoying the nourishing benefits of globally inspired healing traditions. Treatments incorporating Ayurveda, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Thai massage will rejuvenate you in body and mind, while thrilling excursions in the Agafay desert and High Atlas mountains, including camel trekking and dune buggying, will revitalise your soul.

El Silencio Lodge & Spa, Costa Rica

El Silencio Lodge & Spa in Costa Rica

One of the world’s most biodiverse countries, the richly humming jungles of Costa Rica are resplendent with exotic wildlife and rainforest adventures. Get a healthy dose of vitamin D on an action packed, nature-focused winter retreat in Central America’s warm and vibrant climate, exploring everything from volcanoes and jungles to waterfalls and beaches.

Discover authentic and sustainable Costa Rica experiences at El Silencio Lodge & Spa, a luxury eco-lodge discreetly placed within the mystical Bajos del Toro cloud forests. Immerse yourself among the greenery, discovering waterfall hikes and biking trails alongside delicious, locally-sourced food, cultural tours, and deeply calming yoga sessions for a complete winter reset.

COMO Parrot Cay, Turks and Caicos

An infinity pool overlooking the sea at COMO Parrot Cay

Enjoy postcard-perfect scenes at COMO Parrot Cay

As if conjured from a postcard, this irresistible island in the Caribbean is the perfect spot for those who want to enjoy a beach holiday at any time of year. Blessed with incredible natural beauty, the Turks and Caicos’ white sand beaches and aquamarine oceans are a tempting travel destination for those in need of some glorious winter sun.

A private island resort that epitomises paradise, COMO Parrot Cay offers elegant luxury combined with beachside relaxation. Days of exploration, delving into the kaleidoscope of marine life below the azure waves, go hand in hand with delicious fine dining and rejuvenating treatments in the COMO Shambhala spa. This soothing winter sun retreat will leave you feeling refreshed and pampered, with a sense of true escapism.

Palmaïa – The House of Aïa, Mexico

A beachside resort with wicker structures at Palmaia

Discover unique all-inclusive wellness at Palmaia

With a welcome as warm as its climate, Mexico’s dynamic culture, tantalising cuisine, and stunning coastlines make it the perfect place for a luxury winter sun holiday. Year-round blue skies and pleasant temperatures will energise and revive you from the depths of winter, while spiritual customs and enduring practises from Mexico’s traditional cultures inspire curiosity and spark reconnection.

Embodying a unique and modern take on wellness on the sun-soaked Riviera Maya, Palmaïa – The House of Aïa is a refreshing wellness resort with an all-inclusive twist. Build a custom wellness itinerary from the diverse array of classes and sessions to choose from, selecting old favourites such as yoga and art classes, as well as new experiences, including Shaman-led talks, and sound baths.

JOALI Being, The Maldives

A white, wave shaped building in the ocean at JOALI Being in the Maldives

Immerse yourself in nature at JOALI Being

Immerse yourself in the endless ocean, where turquoise waves stretch infinitely into the cloudless horizon, with an idyllic winter sun retreat in the Maldives. The ultimate destination for beach lovers, these enchantingly beautiful islands will wash away any residue of winter cold, replacing your worries with sunset dinners and tranquil swims.

With a strong focus on connection with nature, JOALI Being will uplift your body and soul through personalised wellness programmes inspired by a celebration of spectacular natural diversity. Natural healing, earth to table dining, and of course, plenty of water sports to immerse you in those hypnotically coloured waters, will leave you feeling refreshed and reconnected this winter.

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.

If you’re ready to plan your luxury break, contact our Wellness Travel Specialists via the online form or directly via WhatsApp for suggestions and questions.