We’ve dropped and given you four. Total Fitness Week has so far taken on regimented fitness regimes on the island of Saint Lucia, a geothermal spa that harnesses the power of nature to cleanse and rejuvenate, a hideaway dedicated to designing personal diet plans with fresh, healthy haute cuisine, and an ultra-modern wellness centre that incorporates the sheer fun and excitement of party central Miami Beach into its fitness ethos.
It’s the final push today as we take our burning limbs to cool water. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru in the Maldives demonstrates how a diverse programme of water sports can magically transform your fitness while you enjoy some exhilarating new experiences.
And after a plunge, it’s time for Total Fitness Week to warm down. Stretch off and head to the world’s favourite spa, the award-winning Angsana Spa. Few are so dedicated to loosening tension and pampering your every muscle as Angsana’s luxury spa hotels. We introduce you to one of its newest family members – Angsana Balaclava, Mauritius.
Total Fitness Week: Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru
The Maldives are undeniably beautiful, some would say the epitome of paradise. Of course, most will come here to ‘get away from it all’, but that doesn’t necessarily mean one needs to bury one’s head in the sand for a week. Part of the highly reputed Banyan Tree family, Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru is a private island resort that knows how get the very most out of you and your holiday to the Maldives.
The total fitness fanatics and activity hungry could not have stumbled on a better spot. A state-of-the-art gym that nestles in its tropical island surrounds provides an enviable scene for a workout, after which Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru has an award-winning activity team on site and some wild options to try out.
Wake boards, canoes, windsurf boards, water skis and banana boats are all available to guests. You can even hire a catamaran and receive private sailing lessons.
Alternatively go one better and steer a luxury yacht yourself. The Banyan Velaa – a gorgeous 30-metre double-mast yacht – can accommodate up to 12 guests in its six mahogany cabins, and the resort’s experts will help you steer through these blissful islands.
Another fun sport that really works the muscles lies under the waves. Banyan Tree runs snorkelling and diving classes so its guests can enjoy and marvel at the expansive underwater gardens created by the Atoll reefs. There is a PADI Gold Palm 5-star dive centre on site, where experts will show beginners the ropes and engage with more seasoned divers.
Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru makes the very most of being a tropical island property, taking every opportunity to explore the beautiful Indian Ocean on every side, and immersing your fitness regime on land within lush, secluded surrounds, before laying you flat on of the five outdoor spa pavilions.
Total Fitness Week: Angsana Balaclava, Mauritius
Which brings us neatly to our warm down. We come across many spa resorts in many far-flung lands in our line of work, and few are as luxuriously appointed, diligently managed or elicit such universal praise as Angsana Spa.
So consistent is the level of luxury and service at Angsana that the hotelier’s spas win coveted industry awards year after year. One of their newest additions is Angsana Balaclava Mauritius.
Intuitive therapists are specially trained at the Banyan Tree Spa Academies. Such is their attention to detail, that when you enter the Angsana Balaclava Spa, you don’t just sit your weary legs down for a massage. Here, guests embark on an exclusive Angsana Spa Journey. Angsana’s menu of diverse activities, including signature massages, hydrothermal therapy and incorporating some recreational activity, is designed to enrich and invigorate in a stepped, graduated method. It’s relaxation and rejuvenation, regimented for maximum effect. You even get a designated ‘Calm Time’ – a meditation of sorts for those who have never attempted meditating.
Couple this with the sublime décor and impressive architectural design that serve to complement your down time, and it’s easy to see why the Angsana Spas are so regularly singled out as the best.
So now you’ve worked up a sweat, worked off the stress and worked out all that everyday tension. After a week like this, you won’t need a return flight. You’ll float back home on your own.