Thanksgiving is a joyous time, but that doesn’t mean it’s not stressful. From ensuring your turkey is cooked to perfection, to making small talk with distant relatives, this wonderful holiday isn’t without drama. That’s why this year, we suggest escaping it all on a blissful wellness yacht charter, allowing you to relax and rejuvenate surrounded by only those that matter most. On a yacht spa break, you’ll enjoy everything from exercise to delicious, vitamin-packed meals, and from intense weight-training sessions to restorative hikes. Thanksgiving, minus the stress? Now that really is something to be thankful for.
Treat yourself with a wellness yacht charter
State of the art facilities
While superyachts once included gyms and saunas as an afterthought, with wellness travel expected to rake in $800 billion in 2020 (according to the Global Wellness Institute), the yachting industry has woken up to the fact that people crave self-care on their vacations. While opulent bars and cinema rooms are still very much desirable amenities, some of the most highly regarded yacht charter in Tulum now offer incredible wellness facilities, on par with the world’s finest hotels.
Dedicated wellness areas or even decks are filled with hot yoga studios, luxurious massage rooms, spa areas and ultra-modern gyms. Saunas, steam rooms, hammams, swimming pools and jacuzzi, all set to the perfect heat for your needs, draw out any toxins and leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. This indulgent heat is just what you’ll need to counteract any dry skin or ailments caught in the cold Thanksgiving weather. Meanwhile, fitness rooms have all the equipment you could dream of, from high-tech treadmills that create a programme tailor-made for you to ultra-thick mats that will make you feel like you’re stretching out on a cloud. Some even have experiential showers and baths with targeted light therapy designed to counteract jet lag – perfect for if you’ve taken a long haul flight to make your wellness yacht charter, with specially-selected lights that will bring up your mood and help your body adjust to the time difference.
Your dedicated wellness crew
Certain superyachts now come with a masseuse or personal trainer as standard, and for an extra level of luxury, clients are also welcome to bring their own staff aboard. From a dedicated beauty stylist to a meditation guru, a yacht spa break is amplified by the number of professionals you have to lead you in your process of self-care and rejuvenation. Whatever treatments or fitness regimes you choose, you’re sure to be sent home with a youthful glow.
Of course, you’ll also have your private chef there to cook up a storm according to your requirements. Whether you want to feast on a 7-course meal after a long day of pushing your body to its limits or enjoy an ultra-nutritious, gluten-free dish that will nurture your body and soul, your expert chef will consult with you to make sure they get it exactly right, providing a standard of cuisine only seen in world’s most exclusive restaurants. Some may wish to indulge in the classic Thanksgiving fare, while others may wish to abandon traditions all together – this is your trip, so you call the shots.
Onshore retreats to tie into your trip
Of course, one of the main things people usually consider on a luxury adventure is the destination, and this is by no means forgotten on a wellness yacht charter. Indeed, whether you want to supplement your onboard treatments with stop-offs at opulent onshore spas or seek a coastline filled with rugged hikes, there are a wealth of locations perfect for sun-soaked exploration at Thanksgiving.
Thailand is a paradisiacal location for a self-care retreat, offering Thai massage experts and world-class spas in beautiful settings. We’d recommend the award-winning Kamalaya for a yacht spa break, built around a tiny cave where Buddhist monks used to come to meditate, and with awe-striking views overlooking the southern coast of Koh Samui. Uniquely-tailored programmes, delectable food and knock-out treatments make it a must-visit. And for avid hikers, the island of Koh Samui also offers Khao Pom, a mountain in the jungle perfect for exploring and working up a sweat. Several hiking trails crisscross their way up the mountain, leading to a truly extraordinary view.
Meanwhile, in Fiji, the unofficial home of happiness, the Yaukuve Spa Sanctuary on Kokomo Island invites passing yachts to spend a while unwinding in its renowned facilities. Featuring nine treatment rooms, wet and dry hammams, a range of Pacific mastery massages, and rejuvenating face and body therapy treatments, you’ll have to drag yourself away. Just a short cruise from Kokomo is Kadavu, where a trek amongst magnificent flora and fauna leads you to a secret waterfall.
So if you crave something a little different this Thanksgiving, why not try a wellness yacht charter? Your mind, body, and soul with be eternally grateful.
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