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Blue Health Boom: Rediscover the Healing Powers of Water

Four places for your next year's holidays that will decrease depression, boost immunity, and improve mental wellbeing.
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Summer 2020 is turning to an end, leaving most of us with a bittersweet taste: we haven’t done all the things on our bucket list and haven’t travelled to all the adventurous places we planned to visit. On top of that, the nationwide lockdown, quarantines and social distancing rules have deeply affected our everyday lives causing a deterioration of mental wellbeing and peak of anxiety levels for many.

Next year, holidays and retreats aimed at one’s psychological restoration (which is one of the most googled keyword when speaking about holidays) will be the choice for many. A scientific research projects led by the European Centre for Environment and Human Health based at the University of Exeter, discovered that spending time by the water is a simple and easy solution to decrease depression, boost immunity, and improve mental wellbeing. (

We have picked four luxurious retreats to book for your next healing holiday: from spa rituals in Bali to freshwater wild swimming in Switzerland, have a look at our selection:

Chenot Palace Weggis, Switzerland

Chenot Palace Weggis is Europe’s most advanced integrated medical spa. Situated on Lake Lucerne, the property consists of 97 luxury lakeviews rooms, spa and finess centre that will help guests on finding the perfect balance between body, mind and soul thanks to a science-based approach to wellness and some of the most advanced techniques to create bespoke programmes for every guest.

Chenot encourages people to spend time by the lake, from sunrise walks to lazy afternoon by private beach and even wild swimming (that has been proven to reduce inflammation, boost immune system and increase encorphin levels), there’s something for everyone.

Lose yourself in the peace of the beautiful Switzerland’ landscapes and forget your problems for a while, it will all be worth it

For more information or to book, visit



COMO Shambhala Estate, Indonesia

Relaxation, rejuvenation and true meaning of wellness: here’s everything you will discover in the middle of the jungle a few miles from Ubud, Bali at the idyllic COMO, Shambala Estate.

With an holistic, 360-degree approach to wellness, a day at COMO can start by the ancient pools fed by fresh spring water and end with a 60-minute COMO Shambhala treatment of the guest’s choice in Rashmi, one of the waterside pavilions, with only the sounds of the natural springs for company and if this is not enough, there’s also the opportunity to explore the estate’s tranquil water garden, Kedara, hidden within the nine-acres of verdant jungle.

Just you and nature, does a better duo exist?

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Velaa Private Island, Maldives

When it comes to encompassing water into wellbeing, a brand-new luxury, overwater spa on an idyllic private island in the Indian Ocean is a strong start. Velaa Private Island, Maldives, one of the world’s most luxurious resort, set overwater on stilts that look down at the tropical reef, has just launched their new Velaa Spa, a haven of high-tech wellbeing and world-class treatments: the particularity of those is that they incorporate ingredients from the surrounding area of natural beauty, especially the mineral enriched resources from the surrounding sea.

From chardonnay body scrub to green caviar facial, the spa menu includes every type of luxury massages and facials all harmonized with ultrasonic waves for a full rejuvenating experience.

You’ll entirely be at one with the ocean.

To book or for more information, visit


Amàre, Ibiza 

Ibiza is well known for being the soulful island thanks to its magnetic points and the shining water of the Mediterranean Sea that infuses energy and magic.

Amare Ibiza (literally “love of the sea”) add the final touch to the healing power of the island: with a prime access to mini harbor and entrance to the rustic and sandy Cala de Bou Beach, guests can take a dip in the ocean and activate the body’s healing mechanisms, re-connect with their mind and find the perfect balance for their emotion.

This water-healing journey doesn’t end here: the hotel offers bespoke private yoga’s classes on the beach or group lesson on the rooftop. The perfect way to start your day. 

Feel your inner self restores thanks to this wanderlust on water.


To book or for more information, visit


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