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Wellbeing & Gastronomy

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Indulge in a gastronomic journey like no other as you enter the world of luxury hotels offering Michelin-level dining experiences. Immerse yourself in a world where culinary excellence meets opulence, where each bite is a symphony of flavors crafted with precision and artistry. The health hotels and wellness resorts we listed in this category have (award-winning) restaurants helmed by renowned chefs, whose culinary mastery has earned them to be listed in the Michelin or Gault & Millau guides. Prepare to be tantalized by the finest ingredients, innovative techniques and meticulous attention to detail, all delivered in a setting of elegance and sophistication. Join us as we explore the realm of luxury hotels where impeccable service and exceptional gastronomy unite to create unforgettable dining experiences.
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Palazzo BelVedere
Palazzo BelVedere, Italy
Discover a harmonious fusion of Western medicine, holistic naturopathy, and the rejuvenating power of thermal water at Palazzo BelVedere. This Tuscan wellness resort embodies genuine care for guests and embraces a rich tradition of mineral baths.
3 Reviews
Palazzo di Varignana
Palazzo di Varignana, Italy
Experience 'La Dolce Vita' at this elegant Italian estate, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. The award-winning spa, named 'Best Italian Spa 2020,' makes it an ideal spot for both short getaways and extended wellness stays.
4 Reviews
Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
Marbella Club, Golf Resort & Spa, Spain
Relax & Unwind in this Wellness and Luxury Spa resort at the iconic and high society beach resort in Marbella for some exclusive me-time.
4 Reviews
Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites
Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Portugal
Experience unparalleled luxury and comfort in an elegant hotel with a spa, situated on the longest beach in the Algarve.
9 Reviews
AMARA, Cyprus
AMARA is a brand-new stunning ultra-luxury resort located near the coast of Limassol, Cyprus where all rooms and suites offer 180 degree views of the Mediterranean Sea!
4 Reviews
RAKxa Integrative Wellness
RAKxa Integrative Wellness, Thailand
The RAKxa Integrative Wellness is the first sustainable, comprehensive Medical & Holistic retreat in Thailand. Amidst a lush green oasis, you work on your health under the guidance of experts at all levels. Rakxa's expertise: weight loss programs.
6 Reviews
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Health & wellbeing resorts and gastronomy 

We see a trend in health and wellbeing with regards to food: a blend of high-quality healthy food with a good glass of wine combines health and indulgence at the same time. This emerging trend focuses on creating refined and flavorful plant-based dishes that can rival traditional cuisine in terms of quality and culinary experience. It's not just about following a vegan lifestyle, but also about enjoying a wide range of flavors, textures and aromas that come together in harmonious combination with excellent wines. This trend emphasizes that healthy and nourishing eating doesn't have to come at the expense of taste, and that healthy dining can be a sophisticated and satisfying culinary experience.

There are various health and wellbeing resorts around the world that prioritize gastronomy and offer nutritious and fantastic food as part of their wellbeing programs. These resorts understand that nourishing the body with good meals is an essential component of promoting overall health and well-being. Here's more information about health and wellbeing resorts that prioritize gastronomy food:

  • Gastronomy-focused Cuisine: Health and wellbeing resorts that emphasize gastronomy place a strong emphasis on creating culinary experiences that are not only delicious but also nourishing. Their chefs and culinary teams are skilled in crafting meals that are both visually appealing and nutritionally balanced. They use fresh, locally sourced ingredients, often organic or seasonal, to create flavorful dishes that cater to various dietary preferences and restrictions.
  • Nutritious and Balanced Meals: In these resorts, the focus is on providing meals that are packed with essential nutrients, vitamins and minerals while being mindful of portion sizes and overall balance. The meals are designed to support optimum health, energy levels, and digestion. They often incorporate a variety of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean proteins, and plant-based options to create a well-rounded and wholesome dining experience.
  • Customization and Personalization: Health and wellbeing resorts that prioritize gastronomy understand that each guest has unique dietary needs and preferences. They often offer customization options, allowing guests to tailor their meals to meet their specific requirements. Whether someone follows a vegetarian, vegan, gluten-fre or other specialized diet, these resorts strive to accommodate individual preferences and ensure that every guest can enjoy nourishing meals that align with their dietary choices.
  • Educational Opportunities: Beyond providing delicious and nutritious meals, these resorts often offer educational opportunities for guests to learn about healthy eating habits, mindful eating practices, and the benefits of specific ingredients. Cooking classes, workshops, and nutritional seminars are frequently organized to empower guests with knowledge and skills to continue making healthy choices even after their stay at the resorWhich kind of star-rating do you have for restaurants in Europa? 

In addition to the Michelin Guide, there are several other prominent restaurant guides and rating systems in Europe

  • Gault & Millau: Gault & Millau is a French-based restaurant guide that rates and reviews restaurants in various countries, including many in Europe. It uses a rating scale, typically ranging from 1 to 20 points, to assess restaurants based on the quality of their cuisine, service, atmosphere, and other factors.
  • The World's 50 Best Restaurants: This annual ranking is organized by a British media company and is based on the votes of an international panel of chefs, food writers, and culinary experts. It showcases the top 50 restaurants around the world, including many renowned establishments in Europe.
  • AA Rosette Awards: The AA Rosette Awards are presented by The Automobile Association (AA) in the United Kingdom. Restaurants are awarded rosettes based on the quality of their culinary offerings, with higher rosettes indicating higher levels of excellence.