A Getaway to the Exquisite Seychelles
The Seychelles Islands are considered one of the best yoga and spa destinations in the world. Beyond the pristine beaches, white sand and sunshine, this magnificent archipelago has one of the most exclusive wellness offers that will take you–body, mind and soul–to the highest level of relaxation at the hands of professional yoga instructors and massage therapists at some of the best resorts in the area. Natural wonders also abound in marine and national parks, as well as in the lush wild, and this presents the perfect opportunity to go hiking on the myriad of trails that will take you through a journey of self-awareness, to get in contact with nature and your inner self.
A yoga and spa retreat depends on the type of experience you want to have. Most resorts offer daily private yoga lessons that you can couple with a rejuvenating afternoon at the spa. The North Island Resort treats visitors with a “barefoot welcome” ritual and a spa session to encourage a stress-free stay from beginning to end. Hiking, watersports, cuisine and exclusive safaris across the mainland are only few of the activities available for guests.
The Maia Luxury Resort & Spa will accommodate you into a private villa with an infinity pool and personal butler, with services that range from yachts, helicopter rides and wine tasting. Daily yoga and Qi Gong sessions will keep you in a peaceful state of mind to forget about the hassles of busy life with the most breathtaking views of the sea and surrounding nature.
Located on the beautiful north-eastern tip of Praslin, The Raffles Seychelles is one of the most popular locations for yoga amongst tourists. The Raffles Spa features 12 treatment pavilions and a wonderful selection of services that include detox and anti-aging treatments, along with its signature massage, which is based in Thai y Balinese practices, as well as other eastern Asian countries, to bring balance to your mind and body. The spa also offers a swimming pool, a fitness center, sauna, jacuzzi and more.
The Seychelles Islands are exotic, exclusive, dazzling and you can’t miss the opportunity to cleanse your mind with a yoga and spa retreat in this paradisiac African destination.
Text: Donovan White ± Photo: SEGARA / RAFFLES PRASLIN / CREDIT-RAFFLES-PRASLIN / NORTH ISLAND / THE MAIA LUXURY RESORT & SPA / IM-AGES OF BODY / THE MAIA LUXURY RESORT & SPA