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Wellbeing in nature

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Natural environments have a calming effect on body and mind. Research has shown that exposure to natural environments, such as forests or parks, can have a positive effect on reducing stress and anxiety. A wellbeing holiday in nature focuses on physical and mental wellbeing through activities and experiences in natural environments. It is a form of ecotourism that combines the benefits of spending time in nature with wellness practices such as mindfulness, meditation, yoga and spa treatments. The aim of a wellbeing holiday in nature is to disconnect from stress of modern day life and reconnect with nature. It can be a great way to unwind, recharge, and gain a new perspective on life. Wellbeing holidays in nature come in different ways. From hiking and walking trips to luxury wellness and spa resorts set in scenic locations. Activities that might be included in a wellbeing holiday in nature could include hiking, meditation, yoga, mindfulness, spa treatments and outdoor adventure activities like kayaking or rock climbing.
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Pangkor Laut Resort
5
Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia
Pangkor Laut Resort is the only resort situated on a 300-hectare, beautiful private island with powder white beaches, emerald green waters and unspoilt rainforest. A little piece of heaven on earth.
11 Reviews
My Arbor
5
My Arbor, Italy
Experience a modern and luxurious adults-only treehouse-style hotel, set amidst the stunning Italian Dolomites, with a lavish 2500 m2 spa. Nestled in a prime skiing and hiking location, it's the perfect blend of luxury and nature.
5 Reviews
Boshotel Vlodrop
4
Boshotel Vlodrop, Netherlands
Tranquil Retreats in nature with various themes such as Yoga, Detox, Mindfulness, Meditation. Immerse yourself in serene surroundings, unwind in the spa, explore scenic landscapes and savor exquisite dining.
255 Reviews
Monchique Resort & Spa
5
Monchique Resort & Spa, Portugal
The resort is situated in one of the most beautiful nature areas in the Algarve
41 Reviews
Badhotel Domburg
4
Badhotel Domburg, Netherlands
Experience great hospitality and excellent service at this hotel with renovated wellness centre. Located by the sea, surrounded by dunes and forests, it provides an ideal setting for relaxing weekends focused on yoga, mindfulness en wellness retreats.
529 Reviews
4
Parkhotel Tjaarda, Netherlands
Parkhotel Tjaarda is nestled in the Frisian forests, offering a tranquil escape in nature and echoing the rich history of the royal family, who founded the Oranjewoud estate in the 17th century.
6 Reviews
Kurhaus Hotel Bad Bocklet
5
Kurhaus Hotel Bad Bocklet, Germany
Experience the harmonious blend of Ayurveda from India and the Buchinger method from Germany in Bad Bocklet, a mere 2-hour drive from Frankfurt. Kunzmann's Hotel, nestled amidst Bavarian Rhön's natural beauty, awaits you amidst this unique fusion.
7 Reviews
De Ruwenberg
4
De Ruwenberg, Netherlands
The Ruwenberg Hotel in Den Bosch is an ideal destination for a few days of relaxation or outdoor sports, combined with a visit to the lively city of 's-Hertogenbosch.
Landgoed de Wilmersberg
4
Landgoed de Wilmersberg, Netherlands
Exclusive and rustic estate in Twente’s countryside with a luxury wellness centre and sincere, personal attention.
163 Reviews
Thermana Park Laško
3.5
Thermana Park Laško, Slovenia
Thermana Park Laško features an authentic Ayurveda center within its thermal spa resort. This center offers genuine Ayurveda programs conducted by a team from India, ensuring a high-quality experience at an affordable price.
19 Reviews
4
La Clairière Bio & Spa hotel, France
Situated in the heart of Alsace's forest, La Clairière is among France's pioneering holistic hotels. With vegan menu options and an enchanting spa, it inspires a healthier way of life.
13 Reviews
Eremito
5
Eremito, Italy
In this eco-design hotel, inspired by ancient monasteries and set in a 3,000-hectare protected reserve, time seems to freeze. It's the perfect place for tranquility, contemplation, and a digital detox.
3 Reviews
MasQi The Energy House
4
MasQi - The Energy House, Spain
A small, luxurious adults-only yoga and meditation resort located in a stylish 19th-century farmhouse at the center of a nature park. The ideal place to reconnect with yourself and with nature.
14 Reviews
Sport and Fitness Holidays at Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites
5
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
Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti | Official Sales Office Benelux
5
Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti, Italy
Fully recharge your batteries at an all-new, dazzling Lefay with extensive top spa revolving around energy restoration. Total relaxation, star treatment and world-class service in the Dolomites of the Alps.
6 Reviews
Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary | Official Sales Office Benelux
5
Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary, Bhutan
Hospitality, peace, beauty, mysticism, and spirituality converge in the magical and mysterious kingdom of Bhutan, the land of happiness. Bhutan Spirit Sanctuary stands as the sole 5-star wellness resort, presenting an all-inclusive wellbeing concept.
5 Reviews
Begnas Lake Resort | Official Sales Office Benelux
4
Begnas Lake Resort, Nepal
Experience rejuvenating Ayurveda treatments at the foot of the imposing Himalaya Mountains. Embrace true tranquility as you live in harmony with untouched nature and immerse yourself in the exploration of Nepal's distinctive culture.
5 Reviews
Sen Wellness Sanctuary
0
Sen Wellness Sanctuary, Sri Lanka
Immerse yourself in a tailored Ayurvedic retreat surrounded by the calm of nature, situated in a warm and intimate retreat with just 8 rooms.
2 Reviews
Palazzo di Varignana
4
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
Kunzmann's Wellness Hotel
4.5
KUNZMANN’S Hotel | Spa | Ayurveda , Germany
A combination of India and Germany, Ayurveda and Buchinger. In the spa town of Bad Bocklet, right next to the Bavarian Rhön nature park, about 2 hours from Frankfurt, you will find Kunzmann's Hotel in the middle of greenery.
8 Reviews
Engel Ayurpura
4
Engel Ayurpura, Italy
Explore Italy's only Ayurveda hotel, Engel Ayurpura, in South Tyrol. Tucked away in the Dolomites, it offers an authentic Ayurveda experience complemented by the therapeutic essence of mountain landscapes, crafting a distinctive health retreat.
4 Reviews
Anassa
5
Anassa, 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.
11 Reviews
4.5
Rimski Dvor, Slovenia
Rimski Dvor in Rimske Terme offers a peaceful escape to a Roman-inspired paradise. Reconnect with nature, well-being, medical team and relaxation while indulging in healing waters and a perfect blend of tradition and modern comfort.
4 Reviews
Es Racó d'Artà
5
Es Racó d'Artà, Spain
A boutique Mediterranean healing retreat in a renovated and modernized 13th-century farmhouse. Es Racó d'Artà is all about reconnecting with nature and yourself.
3 Reviews
COMO Shambhala Estate
5
COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali (Indonesia)
Experience next-level personal attention at COMO Shambhala Estate, where you'll have your own personal assistant! The incredibly dedicated team is committed to making your stay the best it can be, ensuring an exclusive and exceptional experience.
9 Reviews
Atmantan Wellness Resort
5
Atmantan Wellness Centre, India
At Atmantan Wellness Resort, traditional Eastern medicine with a state-of the art spa,ultra-modern fitness facilities, and Western medical knowledge. The overarching goal is not just to experience a sense of well-being but to genuinely own it.
18 Reviews
New Life Portugal
0
New Life Portugal, Portugal
New Life Portugal is a mindfulness center for burnout recovery. Their mission is to provide support to anyone seeking to cultivate their sustainable well-being.
2 Reviews
The Retreat Costa Rica
4
The Retreat Costa Rica, Costa Rica
The Retreat Costa Rica is one of the best luxury wellness boutique resort and spa, where organic gardens, lush landscapes, chirping birds, and technicolor sunsets are the setting for healing journeys.
11 Reviews
Haritha Villas & Spa
5
Haritha Villas & Spa, Sri Lanka
Haritha Villas & Spa is a small-scale, super-deluxe natural paradise for tailor-made Ayurveda treatments and wellness. All 9 villas come with absolute privacy, ultimate comfort and a private pool.
7 Reviews
Ananda in the Himalayas
5
Ananda in the Himalayas, India
Ananda in the Himalayas redefines the wellness experience, standing out as one of the premier destination spas globally. With a commitment to excellence, this retreat promises nothing but the finest in wellness and rejuvenation.
24 Reviews
Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa
5
Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, Germany
A luxurious hotel exuding timeless elegance and grandeur, complemented by a state-of-the-art spa boasting contemporary finesse and cutting-edge amenities.
Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa
5
Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa, Mauritius
A constantly sunny climate. Perfectly located right by the sea. Excellent wellness facilities. All make Shanti Maurice a wonderful wellness destination.
4 Reviews
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A Wellbeing Holiday in Nature

A wellbeing holiday in nature focuses on physical and mental wellbeing through activities and experiences in natural environments. It is a form of ecotourism that combines the benefits of spending time in nature with wellness practices such as mindfulness, meditation, yoga and spa treatments. The aim of a wellbeing holiday in nature is to disconnect from stress of modern day life and reconnect with nature. It can be a great way to unwind, recharge, and gain a new perspective on life. Wellbeing holidays in nature come in different ways. From hiking and walking trips to luxury wellness and spa resorts set in scenic locations. Activities that might be included in a wellbeing holiday in nature could include hiking, meditation, yoga, mindfulness, spa treatments and outdoor adventure activities like kayaking or rock climbing. The goal is to provide a holistic experience that nourishes Body & Mind, allowing guests to disconnect from the digital world and connect more deeply with themselves and their natural surroundings. 

Some popular activities that are often included in such holidays are:

  • Guided nature walks or hikes. 
  • Forest bathing (immersing oneself in nature to promote relaxation and stress reduction). 
  • Yoga or meditation classes in natural settings. 
  • Outdoor adventure activities like kayaking, rock climbing or zip-lining. 
  • Spa treatments that use natural products like essential oils or mud.

Why is Nature so great for stress

Natural environments have a calming effect on body and mind. Research has shown that exposure to natural environments, such as forests or parks, can have a positive effect on reducing stress and anxiety. Natural environments have been found to reduce levels of the stress hormone cortisol, lower blood pressure and slow down heart rate. 

  • Nature provides opportunities for physical activity: Exercise is known to be a great stress reducer. Being in nature provides opportunities for physical activities such as hiking, walking, and swimming, which can help to reduce stress and improve overall wellbeing. 
  • Nature provides a break from technology and everyday life: Being in nature provides an opportunity to disconnect from technology and the fast-paced demands of everyday life. This break can help to reduce stress and provide a sense of relaxation and rejuvenation. 
  • Exposure to nature can improve mood: Exposure to nature has been shown to increase positive emotions and reduce negative emotions. This can lead to an overall improvement in mood and wellbeing. 

Nature provides a variety of benefits that can help to reduce stress and improve overall wellbeing. Whether it's through exposure to natural environments, physical activity or a break from technology and everyday life, nature can provide a much-needed respite from the stressors of daily life.