Top 10 hotels for your post-Eid getaway

Infinity pool views at Park Hotel Vitznau

Eid Mubarak from all of us at Health Travel! As we mark the end of the month of Ramadan, many of us are looking forward to the festivities of Eid. Find the perfect way to celebrate with a revitalising wellness getaway at some of the world’s best hotels. Read on for our guide to the top 10 destinations for your post-Eid escape.

1. Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda, Italy

Health Travel - luxury wellness retreats - Lefay Lago di Garda
Panoramic views of Lake Garda

Spectacularly positioned on Italy’s Riviera dei Limoni, Lefay Lago di Garda has uninterrupted views of Lake Garda and a multitude of wellness possibilities within its expansive spa, making it the ideal destination for a relaxing getaway.

Why go now?

May is the perfect time to visit Italy. It may not be as hot as the summer but, nestled at the base of the Dolomites, Lefay Lago di Garda’s enviable setting boasts a warmer microclimate, making it more pleasant than the rest of northern Italy at this time.

Highlight Experience:

The resort’s infinity pool overlooks the sparkling waters of Lake Garda, making for breathtaking views during your morning swim.

2. Nihi Sumba, Indonesia

Health Travel - luxury wellness retreats - Nihi Sumba
Nihi Sumba combines lush jungle with white sand beaches

Combining pristine beaches with luscious jungle, Nihi Sumba, near Bali in Indonesia, is the perfect place to reconnect with nature and enjoy unique experiences. Their Spa Safari brings together nature and wellness for a one of a kind spa day in the heart of the island’s jungle paradise.

Why go now?

May marks the start of the dry season, with warm, sunny days, and far fewer crowds than in peak summer. It’s also the best time of year for enjoying the island’s amazing diving due to the excellent weather conditions.

Highlight Experience:

The Sumbanese horses are an integral part of the island’s tradition, and watching them running through the surf at Nihiwatu Beach is a truly unmissable sight.

3. Amanpuri, Thailand

Health Travel - luxury wellness retreats - Amanpuri
Relax by the pool at Amanpuri

Aman’s multi-award winning resort, Amanpuri, sits discreetly among the coconut groves of a private peninsula in Phuket, Thailand. This haven of relaxation features impressive wellness programmes, drawing on traditional Chinese medicine and ancient Thai techniques to rejuvenate you in body and soul.

Why go now?

Aside from the tropical weather at the start of May, Saudia airline recently added a direct flight to Phuket, meaning it’s now quicker and easier than ever to visit Thailand.

Highlight Experience:

Amanpuri’s spa is simply unmissable, with 12 treatment suites, hydrotherapy, saunas, and tailored wellness immersions. Treat yourself to an aromatic massage or healing spa treatment to relax and refresh you during your stay.

4. Habitas AlUla, Saudi Arabia

Health Travel - luxury wellness retreats - Habitas AlUla
Luxury for the soul in the desert canyons of the Ashar Valley

Tucked away among the golden canyons of Saudi Arabia’s Ashar Valley, Habitas AlUla is a newly opened eco-luxe, immersive retreat that combines local tradition with soul-enriching experiences.

Why go now?

In honour of Eid, Habitas AlUla are running a special Eid Escape, inviting you and your loved ones to nourish your body and mind with a special wellness and adventure itinerary designed to showcase AlUla’s natural wonders.

If you’re interested in booking this retreat, you can contact our travel advisors on Whatsapp.

Highlight Experience:

Immerse yourself in traditional Saudi Arabian culture, from music and locally made handicrafts, to a trip to Hegra, Saudi Arabia’s first UNESCO World Heritage Site.

5. Amanjena, Morocco

Health Travel - luxury wellness retreats - Amanjena
Find inner peace at Amanjena

This peaceful oasis of Amanjena combines traditional Moroccan architecture with modern elegance, for a calming spa getaway just a short distance from the lively centre of Marrakesh. The Aman spa offers a variety of nourishing treatments, from cleansing hammams to relaxing body wraps, ready to soothe body and soul.

Why go now?

During the spring months, Marrakesh comes alive with vibrant colours as flowers and foliage bloom across the city.

Highlight Experience:

Enjoy traditional Moroccan hospitality with an invite to enjoy mint tea in the home of a Berber family, adding a truly authentic experience to your stay.

6. Andronis Concept Santorini, Greece

Health Travel - luxury wellness retreats - Andronis Concept
Watch the hypnotic Santorini sunset over dinner

Head to the iconic blue and white cliffs of Santorini in Greece, where the sleekly designed Andronis Concept offers a refreshing combination of traditional spa treatments and cutting edge therapies, including health and wellness consultations based on hair profiling, for a comprehensive wellness getaway.

Why go now?

Santorini is usually a seasonal island, with many attractions and restaurants closing over winter. Things have just begun to open up again, but this beautifully quiet time on the island boasts more exclusivity and privacy.

Highlight Experience:

Dine on the private terrace as you enjoy the vibrant colours of Santorini’s world-famous sunset for a truly unforgettable evening.

7. Four Seasons Bali at Sayan, Bali, Indonesia

Health Travel - luxury wellness retreats - Four Seasons Bali at Sayan
Enjoy mindfulness and relaxation in nature

Awarded 5-stars on the Forbes Travel Guide, Four Seasons Bali at Sayan is a luxurious jungle resort on Indonesia’s most alluring island. Tucked away in the Ayung River valley, this tranquil haven boasts traditional Balinese healing therapies and even mindful retreats for couples.

Why go now?

May is Bali’s best month for weather, with hot, dry, sunny days that make excellent conditions for diving and exploring the island.

Highlight Experience:

Book an al-fresco massage on the banks of the Ayung River, for a unique, peaceful treatment that will leave you feeling refreshed and at one with nature.

8. Park Hotel Vitznau, Switzerland

Health Travel - luxury wellness retreats - Park Hotel Vitznau
Enjoy beautiful views of Lake Lucerne from the pool

Find peace and tranquility on the shores of Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, where Park Hotel Vitznau enjoys uninterrupted views of the sparkling waters and surrounding mountains. Michelin star dining and a 2,000 square metre spa ensure a getaway of the highest quality.

Why go now?

May is the best month to visit Switzerland, as the country comes alive with greenery, cows go out to pasture, and the weather becomes warm and pleasant, perfect for exploring the hiking trails or sailing the crystal lakes.

Highlight Experience:

The scenery at Park Hotel Vitznau is truly spectacular, take a cable car from Weggis to enjoy the unrivalled views from Mount Rigi


9. Mandarin Oriental Bodrum, Turkey

Health Travel - luxury wellness retreats - Mandarin Oriental Bodrum
Choose to relax by the pool or one of the hotel's private beaches

Overlooking the cerulean waters of the Aegean Sea in Turkey, the Mandarin Oriental Bodrum is a truly enviable getaway. Boasting multiple private beaches, an expansive spa, and six different restaurant, you’ll truly be spoilt for choice during your stay.

Why go now?

May offers pleasantly sunny weather without the unrelenting heat of summer, perfect for making the most of its outdoor attractions and ancient ruins.