Embrace the New Year by setting out on a sublime spa retreat promising greater wellness of both the body and mind. Residencies with the world’s leading experts and ground-breaking therapies make these the retreats to head to in 2019.
Azura Retreats’ two boutique resorts — Azura Benguerra and Azura Quilalea in Mozambique — are encouraging guests to embrace the New Year by ‘cultivating hyper-consciousness’ with their Sounds of Africa wellness program. The new program incorporates a series of activities that direct attention, encourage non-attachment to distractions and cultivate a new way of thinking for wellness of the body and mind. Focusing on the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of these islands off the coast of Mozambique, the program includes mindful walking meditation accompanied by the sounds of Black Sunbirds and the waves rolling in; feeling the rhythm of Mozambique in an African drumming session; a silent white sand beach picnic; and a tribal traditions massage inspired by African healing tradition. On departure, guests receive an Africology sleep gel to relieve tension and induce a state of relaxation.