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Burn-out, destress & revitalise

A de-stress Holiday is designed to re-establish balance and help you get your energy back. There are a number of health and wellness resorts that offer special programs around burnout holidays, de-stress programs or emotional healing packages. Read more..
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Fivelements Retreat | Official Sales Office Benelux
2 Reviews
Ubud, Bali (Indonesia)
An acclaimed luxury eco-wellness resort by a river and surrounded by nature, with traditional Balinese treatments and massages that promote inner quiet and harmony. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Complimentary Spa Credit Voucher worth € 100 per person (min. stay 3 nights)
Atmantan Wellness Resort
18 Reviews
Pune, India
Traditional eastern medicine comes paired with a state-of the art spa, ultra-modern fitness facilities and western medical knowledge at Atmantan Wellness Resort. The purpose? To truly own a deep sense of wellbeing; not just experience it. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Reduced rates for single travellers (during the whole year 2022)(already calculated in the rates)
  • Complimentary one way airport transfer from Pune/Mumbai airport
  • Free room upgrade from standard room (Asoka & Arjuna) to the next room category (subject to availability at the time of arrival)
  • Free spa credit voucher worth 125 USD per booking
  • Repeating clients at Atmantan who booked through Puurenkuur before: Atmantan Signature Amenities gift box! 

8 Reviews
Alvor, Faro, Portugal
Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel is a brand new adults-only Destination Spa with a state-of-the-art wellness centre for preventative, medical and holistic wellbeing programmes in the heart of the Algarve. read more
Pureandcure Benefits
Depending on your Holiday:
  • Complimentary Spa Credit Voucher
  • € 60 per person (min. stay 3 nights)
  • € 90 per person (min. stay 5 nights)
  • € 120 per person (min. stay 7 nights)
  • Complimentary room upgrade to the next category (upon availability at time of booking)
  • Complimentary early check-in and late check-out (upon availability)
    Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa
    8 Reviews
    Lido di Jesolo, Venice, Italy
    Absolutely everything is taken off your hands at the stylish Almar Jesolo Resort & Spa, leaving you to look after only yourself. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Minimum stay 3 nights: Spa credit voucher worth € 40 per person 
    • Minimum stay 5 nights: Spa credit voucher worth € 60 per person
    • Minimum stay 7 nights: Spa credit voucher worth € 80 per person
    Shanti-Som
    71 Reviews
    Malaga, Spain
    The beauty and serenity of Bali yet closer to home. This is Shanti-Som. Secluded and intimate. This is where you’ll rediscover yourself. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Complimentary return airport transfer from Malaga - Shanti-Som OR 1 massage (min. stay 5 nights)
    • Complimentary access to 2 extra yoga classes in group (only when booking a cure package of min. 6 nights)
    • For repeaters complimentary spa credit voucher worth € 80 per person (only when booking a cure package) + a free room upgrade to Junior Suite (subject to availability at time of check-in)
    Hotel Botánico & The Oriental Spa Garden | Puurenkuur Official Sales Office Benelux
    24 Reviews
    Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife, Spain
    A luxury, Asian-inspired 5* hotel with top Thai spa, tropical gardens and impeccable service. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Complimentary spa credit voucher worth € 75 per person per stay
    • 10% discount on the room rate when you pre-book a spa package
    Begnas Lake Resort | Official Sales Office Benelux
    5 Reviews
    Pokhara, Nepal
    Enjoy peaceful Ayurveda cures at the foot of the imposing Himalaya Mountains. True stillness; living in harmony with the untouched nature and exploring Nepal’s unique culture. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Reduced rates for single travellers (already included in the rates)
    • Complimentary spa credit voucher worth $ 100 per person (min. stay 7 nights)
    MasQi The Energy House
    6 Reviews
    Banyeres de Mariola, Alicante, Spain
    A small, luxury adults-only yoga and meditation resort in a stylish 19th century farmhouse in the centre of a nature park. The perfect place in which to connect with yourself and with nature. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Free return airport transfers Alicante airport - hotel (min. stay of 5 nights) 
    • Free massage 50 minutes (min. stay of 3 nights)
    Grand Hotel Trieste & Victoria | Official Sales Office Benelux
    1 Review
    Abano, Venice, Italy
    Grandeur and elegance in a hotel with first-class wellness facilities including five thermal pools. Situated among pretty gardens in the pedestrian zone of spa town, Abano Terme. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    OCEANO Hotel Health Spa
    31 Reviews
    Punta del Hidalgo, Santa Cruz de Tenerife, Spain
    You are in excellent hands for a Dr. Mayr, Ayurveda or thalasso programme at the authentic family hotel, OCÉANO Hotel Health Spa read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • 1x free entrance per person to the Thalasso Therapeutical bath (please reserve at the reception, outside therapy hours)
    Annabelle
    Paphos, Cyprus
    The warmth of the Cypriot people, the beauty of nature and pure relaxation in the Ouranos Wellbeing Spa, that and much more is the 5-star Annabelle Hotel. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • No single supplement (applicable in all roomtypes except inland view room) 
    • Free daily participation on week activities schedule - valid for stays with a min. of 5 nights, for shorter stays there is a surcharge of € 10 per class
    Revivo Wellness Resort
    10 Reviews
    Nusa Dua, Bali (Indonesia)
    Excellent service and extremely professional holistic programmes based on Balinese traditions. A beautiful and intimate retreat in green surroundings with a warm, friendly atmosphere. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Discount on room price (already included in the price)
    • 25% discount on extra nights for stays min. 7 nights (not included in the price yet, request a quotation to receive the best price!) PLUS choice of 1x complimentary REVIVO half day circuit OR 1x complimentary half day eco tour OR donate 250 USD to the ROLE foundation
    • Room upgrade subject to availability at time of booking - not combinable with other discounts
    • One free massage (30 minutes) per person per stay 
    • For repeating guests: 20% discount (visit in last 6 months) or 10% discount (visit in last 12 months)
    Anassa
    11 Reviews
    Latchi, Cyprus
    The view out over the beach and sea is truly unbeatable. But the other thing that makes Anassa unique, it its style: a hotel with a story. Gracious and luxurious, it lives and breathes history, ambience and culture. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • No single supplement (only valid for Studio Suites)
    • 2x free participation to group activities - min. stay 5 nights, only in combination with spa package 
    3 Reviews
    Estoril, Lisbon, Portugal
    Experience tradition, elegance and glamour at Palacio Estoril Hotel Golf & Spa. Wellness programmes here take place in luxury and comfort. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Reduced rates for single travellers (already calculated in the shown rates)
    • Free return private airport transfer (valid for all stays of min. stay 7 nights)(when pre-purchasing a spa package)
    • Free room upgrade to the superior room (subject to availability at time of booking)
    • For repeating guests: VIP welcome package upon arrival
    Absolute Sanctuary
    16 Reviews
    Koh Samui, Thailand
    With its Mediterranean inspired architecture, this stunning boutique wellness hotel, on the tropical island of Koh Samui in Thailand is true paradise for yoga, detox , fitness and Pilates lovers. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • 1 free bonus night when booking a min. stay of 7 nights
    • Giftvoucher worth € 100,- per person 
    • Free room upgrade 
    • Free unlimited access to all daily group yoga and meditation classes 
    • Free roundtrip airport transfers (Bed & Breakfast Yoga package exclude)

    Almyra
    19 Reviews
    Paphos, Cyprus
    Breath-taking design hotel on the Paphos coast. Relax like royalty in the adults-only spa looking out over the Mediterranean Sea. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • No single supplement (applicable in all roomtypes except inland view room) 
    • Free daily participation on week activities schedule - valid for stays with a min. of 5 nights, for shorter stays there is a surcharge of € 10 per class
    Thalasso Hotel Termas Marinas El Palasiet
    Benicàssim (Castellón), Valencia, Spain
    Family-run Thalasso hotel in a typical 19th century villa by the beach, less than an hour’s drive away from the bustling city of Valencia. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • 50% discount on the return transfer from Valencia or Castellon Airport
    • For repeating guests: 5% discount on the room rate
    131 Reviews
    Koh Samui, Thailand
    An experience. Life changing. Unforgettable. Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary is all of this…and more. But words alone cannot describe Kamalaya. Kamalaya needs to be experienced. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Spa-giftvoucher worth € 150 per person
    • Long stay discounts: up to 25% on the accommodation rates (book before the 31st of October 2022) 
    • Discounted accommodation rates for all Puurenkuur travellers (included in the price)
    • 20% discount on the roomrate for the hillside rooms (not applicable for the garden- or seaview hillside rooms) for single travellers from May - October (included in the price)
    • For repeating Kamalaya clients: 1 bonus night when booking a stay of min. 7 nights (valid for stays between 1 March-21 December 2022 and 1-31 March 2023 - this discount isn't calculated in the shown rates yet)
    Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara
    13 Reviews
    Beruwela, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara is a serene resort, where you can surrender yourself into the caring hands of the Ayurveda therapists? read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • 5% early booking discount when you book this program 90 days in advance (this offer is combinable with other offers)
    • Free nights for all stays in May, June and July 2019
    Longevity Medical Spa at Vilalara
    18 Reviews
    Vilalara, Faro, Portugal
    Longevity Medical Spa offers besides well-directed treatments under supervision of specialists, the ultimate luxerious five-star experience read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • 1x free Pilates or stretching session (30 minutes)
    Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary | Official Sales Office Benelux
    5 Reviews
    Paro, Bhutan
    Hospitality, peace and quiet, beauty, mysticism and spirituality in the magical and mysterious kingdom of Bhutan - land of happiness. The Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary is the only 5* wellness resort offering an all-inclusive wellbeing concept. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Reduced rates (already calculated in the shown rates)
    • Complimentary room upgrade from Balcony to Terrace (subject to availability) 
    Epic Sana | Official Sales Office Benelux
    8 Reviews
    Albufeira, Portugal
    Epic Sana is a chic hotel on the golden coast of the Algarve. The perfect place to escape and relax, located in the middle of pine forests overlooking the beach. The ideal place for an invigorating beach and wellness holiday! read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • 1x free personal training session (60 minutes) per person (stays of min. 3 nights)
    • For stays with a minimum of 5 nights: free spa giftvoucher worth € 50 per person (only in combination with Sayanna programmes)
    • For stays with a minimum of 7 nights: free spa giftvoucher worth € 75 per person (only in combination with Sayanna programmes)
    • For repeating guests of Epic Sana: free room upgrade to Deluxe Room ocean facing (subject to availability at time of booking)
    Lotus Villa
    10 Reviews
    Ahungalla, Colombo, Sri Lanka
    Lotus Villa is a small-scale Ayurveda resort, where making connections with other retreat guests is very easy. This makes it a perfect place for solo travellers. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Free round trip airport transfer
    • Early bird discount
    Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort
    4 Reviews
    Tangalle, Sri Lanka
    An alluring tropical island experience combined with the luxurious 5 star wellness of the Anantara Resorts. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Book your stay now and get 25 % discount! - already calculated in the price, book in May and June 2022, stay in May - October 2022
    • Free upgrade to half board when staying min. 7 nights
    • Complimentary private yoga class per room when pre-booking an ayurveda package (ayurvedic weight management, ayurvedic inner harmony or ayurvedic deep sleep)
    Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites
    7 Reviews
    Albufeira, Faro, Portugal
    Unparalleled luxury and comfort in a brand new elegant hotel with spa situated on the longest beach in the Algarve. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Free spa giftvoucher worth € 25 per person per stay - only valid for full body treatments of min. 50 minutes OR free spa giftvoucher per person per stay worth € 50 per person - only valid for full body treatments min. 80 minutes
    • For stays of 6 nights or less: 1x voucher for participating on 1x sport activity from the specific weekly schedule of the resort activities (worth € 15 each, excluding yoga). Each activity should be reserved beforehand at the Health Club reception
    • For stays of 7 nights or more: 2x vouchers for participating on 2x sport activities from the specific weekly schedule of the resort activities (worth € 15 each, excluding yoga). Each activity should be reserved beforehand at the Health Club reception
    • Free daily access to Thermal Spa Circuit Oasis (worth € 30 per person per stay)
    • 10% discount on all treatments at Serenity Spa and on Style 
    • For all guests having travelled to Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites before through Puurenkuur: Above extra's + free room upgrade to the next category (subject to availability)
    3 Reviews
    Gianyar, Bali, Bali (Indonesia)
    Exclusive attention for your health and an individually tailored wellness programme come with a personal touch at the luxury COMO Shambhala Estate. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • 10% discount for single travellers on the room rates 
    • When booking twin/double stay: Spa giftvoucher worth 100 USD per room (min. 5 nights stay) 
    • For repeat guests: a complimentary room upgrade to the next room type (if available at time of booking) (you booked a stay at COMO Shambhala through Puurenkuur before)
    Ananda in the Himalayas
    20 Reviews
    Uttaranchal, India
    A truly unbeatable wellness experience. One of the very best destination spas in the world, you can expect nothing but the best at Ananda in the Himalayas. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • For all Puurenkuur Travellers: a Spa Credit Voucher worth 100 USD per person (min. 7 nights stay)
    • Free excursion to Rishikesh to experience Ganga Aarti Ceremony (per room, only applicable for Wellness Programmes min. 7 nights) 
    The Retreat Costa Rica
    7 Reviews
    Altos del Monte, Costa Rica
    The Retreat. A place where you can be your true self. Eat pure, healthy food. Nourish body, mind and soul. Welcome! read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Welcome amenity in the room 
    • Complimentary pick-up service from SJO airport (worth $100)
    • Complimentary room upgrade for all stay of min. 7 nights (subject to availability at time of booking) 
    • Participation to the tea tasting activity (worth $30 per person) 
    • Diana Stobo's (founder) bestseller book 
    • For returning guests: 15% discount on extra spa treatments (does not apply for the Abhyangam treatments) + the above extra's 
    Six Senses Zighy Bay
    4 Reviews
    Dibba-Musa, Oman
    Luxury at its highest, countless facilities, unrivalled service and delicious food make Six Senses Zighy Bay a dream resort for those on a wellness retreat and holidaymakers alike. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:

    • Complimentary Return Airport transfer from Dubai airport (min. 6 paid nights)
    • Early Bird Discount (depending on season)

    Euphoria Retreat
    14 Reviews
    Mystras, Greece
    Greek and Chinese wisdom and medicine offer emotional, physical and spiritual health in a majestic and superbly Beautiful Holistic Destination Spa. A true ‘Wow’ destination. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Complimentary upgrade to next room type (subject to availability on booked date, only applicable to Classic Room, Superior Deluxe Room and Excecutive Deluxe Room) (only applicable to wellbeing programs with min. 5 night stay)
    • Complimentary Spa Credit Voucher worth € 100 per person (min. 5 night stay)

    Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda
    16 Reviews
    Gargnano, Brescia, Lake Garda, Italy
    Lefay Resort & Spa's speciality? Without doubt: the treatment of typically western problems (stress, obesity) through a classical Chinese medicine approach. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • 1x private acces to the salt lake 'La Luna Nel Lago' per person - min. stay 3 nights (worth € 40) 
    • Complimentary Spa Credit Voucher worth € 100 per person - min. stay 5 nights
    • Free Room Upgrade from the Prestige Junior Suite to the Deluxe Junior Suite (subject to availability at time of booking) - min. stay 7 nights
    • Early check-in & late check-out (subject to availability upon arrival) - min. stay 10 nights
    Retreat Palm Dubai
    7 Reviews
    Palm Dubai, Dubai
    The very first wellness resort in the Middle East combines opulence, personal service and relaxation. The Retreat Palm Dubai MGallery is a sanctuary for both mind and body. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Reduced rates for single travellers (already calculated in the shown rates)
    • Free Spa Credit worth 100 AED (min. 3 night stay)
    • For Doubles/Twins a Free room upgrade from the Classic Sea View room to the Classic Palm View room (subject to availability at time of booking)
    • For returning guests: Above extra's + 1x personalised spa treatment of 45 minutes
    Six Senses Kaplankaya
    5 Reviews
    Milas, Muğla, Bodrum, Turkey
    The newly opened resort sits on the sweeping Aegean coastline and really is luxury personified. Stylish and modern, a huge range of facilities and activities, including a first-rate wellness centre with top spa and an extensive fitness centre. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • For our single travellers: Reduced room rates + complimentary signature massage when pre-booking a spaprogramme 
    • Free spa giftvoucher worth € 50 per person when two persons book and stay in one room (min. stay 5 nights)
    • For our loyalty guests: Free spa giftvoucher worth € 50 per person (min. stay 3 nights)
    31 Reviews
    El Albir, Alicante, Spain
    Eastern philosophies meet Western views on health and wellbeing at SHA Wellness Clinic under a nourishing, super-deluxe and modern roof. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Complimentary welcome massage (50 minutes) per guest
    • Complimentary early check-in and late check-out (subject to availability at time of arrival) 
    • Room upgrade to a higher category (subject to availability at time of arrival) 
    • Free one-way transfer from airport (worth € 130)
    • Stays of 14 nights or more: Free roundtrip transfer from the airport (worth € 260)
    All exclusive offers are valid for a stay of min. 7 nights in combination with a 7 night spa programme.

    Engel Ayurveda Hotel
    4 Reviews
    Dolomites, Italy
    If you are looking for an authentic Ayurvedic holiday but don't want to fly as far as India or Sri Lanka, this gem in South Tyrol is the perfect place for you! read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
    • Complimentary Ayurvedic Facial (60 minutes) OR Complimentary return airport transfer from Bolzano Airport - Engel Hotel 
    • For repeaters: free room upgrade (subject to availability at time of check-in)
    Chiva-Som Health Resort
    7 Reviews
    Hua Hin, Thailand
    Anyone in the know will tell you Chiva-Som is one of the most beautiful holistic resorts in Asia. Indeed. This ‘Haven of Life’ is a breath-taking retreat of the highest quality. read more
    Pureandcure Benefits
    Depending on your Holiday:
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    Who are stress management holidays for?

    We’ve all been there after a busy period: feeling lethargic, sleepless nights, emotionally empty. There’s nothing left in the tank. And yet if we carry on regardless, a burnout is almost inevitable. Naturally, this is something we want to avoid. Which is why a burnout recovery holiday, anti-stress holiday or stress management holiday makes total sense. These are wellness packages to resorts and luxury health destinations designed to breathe new life into you; for you to rest and recharge.

    These wellness holidays are perfect if you are under stress and wish to avoid a burnout. But these holidays will also aid your recovery if you are already facing the first signs of burnout. They have been devised in close collaboration with doctors, psychologists and natural therapists. As well as facilitating recovery and renewal, these trips uncover the causes of stress and burnout, so that repeat episodes can be avoided in future. Many Puurenkuur guests, including Hans Zuidwijk, say they feel ‘reborn’ after a burnout recovery or stress management holiday. Read his story and experience.

    What does a stress management holiday involve?  

    An anti-stress holiday is designed to re-establish balance and help you get your energy back. There are a number of health and wellness resorts that offer special programs around burnout holidays, de-stress programs or emotional healing packages. They have devised dedicated programmes, often with their own, unique twist, but the core ingredients remain the same.

    Such as healthy eating, for example. In times of stress, we often turn to coffee alcohol, fatty snacks, sugar and nicotine. Which is understandable. But not desirable. These substances in fact increase the levels of adrenalin in the body, creating even more turmoil. Healthy food, on the other hand, helps combat stress. Which is why, during an anti-stress holiday, you will learn all about a proper, healthy diet.

    Of course, relaxing treatments and holistic activities are part of a stress management holiday. Yoga, tai chi, Pilates and qi gong, mindfulness, meditation, acupuncture and Ayurveda all help re-establish the balance between body and mind, promoting a more relaxed way of life. What’s more, this also keeps your wellness holiday a little active – which is a good thing for people who are stressed and very much ‘in their head’. The physical exercise brings you more into being in your body.

    Research has indeed shown that wellness holidays can reduce burnout-induced sick leave and increase employees’ productivity. For this reason, some employers are willing to contribute to the costs of the holiday. The costs for coaching are classed as business expenses and thus tax-deductible for entrepreneurs and the self-employed.

    How do you prevent stress?  

    Coaching sessions are another aspect of anti-stress holidays. Karina Stewart is the founder of Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary, a unique resort that offers excellent burnout recovery programmes. In a detailed interview, she explains: “If you aren’t taking good care of yourself, you need to consider why. You need to find out what motivates you. Once you know that, you can make changes towards getting your body in a healthy state again.” The coaching sessions during a wellness stress package are designed to help you discover where your boundaries lie. They offer you insight into recurring patterns, and uncover the underlying reasons behind stress or burnout. Becoming aware of this enables you to manage it much better. Want some tips to help you start feeling more relaxed in advance of your burnout recovery holiday? Read Karina's top 10 best de-stress tips here.

    Get also inspired by our Stress Management sub categories

    Below is an overview of wellness resorts and Destination Spa's that are particularly suitable for anti-stress holidays, burnout recovery holidays or stress management holidays. Want to know more? Don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d be delighted to inform you of the options.  

    Recharging your battery in nature?

    In depth one-to-one coaching sessions regarding burnout and prevention?

    Feel energized by the power of (thermal) water