BodyHoliday named #3 ‘Top International Destination Spa’

Travel + Leisure has announced that BodyHoliday, St. Lucia, has once again been recognised by their ‘World’s Best Awards’ and has been named #3 ‘Top International Destination Spa’.

Published this week and voted for by the top US magazine’s readers, the rules have allowed readers to reflect on their travel experiences over a three-year period. In the hope that this year’s honourees will inspire others to travel, as the industry begins to take flight once more after the pandemic.

Four people on yoga mats in front of a yoga instructor, all doing the tree post. In the background is a view of the sea and palm trees

BodyHoliday, a long-standing honouree on the coveted list, is recognised by the Travel + Leisure readers as they recorded their vote. “It is my go-to holiday. I have gone as a single woman at least four times,” wrote one loyal patron. “I’ve travelled with my daughter, a friend, and also my husband,” said another. “All had a perfect experience.” But first-time visitors felt the magic instantly, too. As one voter recalled, “During my holiday at BodyHoliday, I unwound within the first five minutes. I tried things I never would try before, such as yoga and water volleyball. Every staff member I met seemed to genuinely like their job and helping us rest and relax.”

Andrew Barnard, Executive Director, BodyHoliday commented, “We are honoured to be acknowledged by the readers of Travel + Leisure as one of the ‘Best International Destination Spas in the World’. We look forward to continuing our legacy of quality bespoke service and remarkable experiences and wellbeing. BodyHoliday was the first overseas destination spa over 30 years ago and has continued to lead in this field. Experiences at BodyHoliday are designed by guests with personalisation taken to another level. It can be a haven of serenity or a hive of activity, all with the same goal in mind – to change lives.”

A woman sitting in front of the sea and sunset sitting down in the water doing a yoga pose

Amongst BodyHoliday’s continuing investment and drive to enhance their wellness offering is the appointment of world class yoga instructor Chamu. With over 15 years’ experience teaching Naturopathy, Yoga and Pilates in India and Qatar, including graduating in Pharmacy and receiving a Master’s in Yoga and Naturopathy. Chamu is perfectly equipped to deliver a 360 approach to her yoga classes, with extensive knowledge that enables her to understand a guest’s health issues and treatment options. Chamu currently teaches Ashtanga, Vinyasa, Prenatal, Satyananda, Shivananda, Lyengar, Gentle, Yin, Kids and Power Yoga.

A blonde woman laying on a divan looking relaxed, with white curtains in the background

All programmes at BodyHoliday are highly personalised. Rates start from $320 per person per night on an all-inclusive basis, including various fitness activities, a daily spa treatment, all meals (some dishes and the I-TAL conscious eating experience at a supplement), drinks including premium brand bar drinks and champagne by the glass, personal instruction, and tuition available for all sports, motorised and non-motorised watersports, nightly entertainment.

Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards showcase a range of categories such as hotels and hotel brands as well as airlines, cities, cruise ships, destination spas, and tour operators. Winners are determined through a survey developed by the editors of Travel + Leisure in association with research firm M&RR.

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