Wellness expert Dervla Louli Musgrave reveals which luxury resorts can help you unplug and finding your inner zen
If you really want to get away from it all, catch a seaplane to the island of Pamalican. Here, among the swaying palm trees you will find Amanpulo, a tranquil hideaway that overlooks the ocean. Choose from beach or hillside casitas, then join an instructor from the PADI dive school to explore the reef or venture out to a floating bamboo pontoon where bar tenders will be ready to serve you with your favourite cocktail. “Ever since the Hong Kong beach and pool restrictions came into effect, I’ve been craving being out on the water,” says Dervla. “Amanpulo is secluded and serene, but the variety of water activities ensures you can stay active and have fun daily.”
NIHI SUMBA, INDONESIA
Nihi Sumba has been named the best hotel in the world with good reason. From spa safaris to sunset horse rides, this is the perfect place to recharge your batteries. “My husband and I loved going for a swim in our private pool followed by yoga in the garden,” says Dervla. “Everything organically flows into one another on site which makes it perfect for mindful movement too.” Take a stroll along the beach to breakfast every morning, then enjoy stand-up paddleboarding through mangroves, surfing with Tropicsurf in the bay or visit one of the spa bales dotted around the grounds.