Overindulging at Christmas and having one too many drinks at New Years are some of the reasons why we enjoy the holidays so much. But now the festive season has ended and we're struggling through the first weeks back at work.
To help you feel at your best and to help you begin your new year with a spring in your step Gogobot, the platform helping people discover, plan and share travel experiences via mobile and the web, has picked out the best places to detox around the world. So end the January blues and purge your body of toxins with Gogobot’s top destinations for relaxation and recuperation.
Detox Lounge, San Diego, USAThe Detox Lounge is exactly what it says on the tin: a place to relax and to cleanse the body. It offers amazing herbal teas and juice cleanses that are made fresh on site, infrared saunas, foot Detox baths and the most delicious raw chocolate. We recommend the juice cleanse which will make you feel refreshed and energised. Once you've experienced the Detox Lounge you’ll definitely want to go back for more in the future.
Blue Lagoon spa, Reykjavik, IcelandThe Blue Lagoon spa is in a stunning location: the cerulean blue is just breath taking. The air is so cold that you'll be refreshed once you jump into the hot waters. The minerals are said to be very beneficial to the skin. There's various massage and skin packages offered or you can go to the shop and purchase any topical creams and minerals for a pamper session when you get home.
Thermae Bath Spa, Bath, UKThis Spa is established on mineral rich and warm water sources. It is not necessary to purchase a treatment to enjoy the facility as the entrance package allows guests to enjoy its Minerva bath, steam rooms and the open air rooftop pool; which is especially nice to bathe in under the rain fall and the view of the city and idyllic hills is superb. The fee also includes a light meal at the restaurant - a nice treat after a few hours in the water.
Shalom Hotel & Relax, Tel Aviv, IsraelCombining European touches with a seaside New England small-town feeling, the Shalom Hotel takes seriously the “relax” part of its name. A perfect place to unwind, the hotel is restful and serious about pampering its guests. After checking in, guests get strawberries from reception, but the treats can continue up to the tranquil rooftop with a view of the sea where people can get spa treatments or just watch the sunset. The Shalom hotel really does seem committed to making their space into a retreat that is more than a hotel. The special luxury “spa rooms” have jacuzzis overlooking the Mediterranean Sea.
Laguna Vista, Colomb Bay, Palolem, South Goa, India
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Think solitude, relaxation, an intimate retreat on the beach – that’s Laguna Vista. Insulated in a tropical paradise of palm trees and soft sand, it is run by four friends from four continents who met in Goa and share a passion for this pocket of the world. With five eco-friendly beach huts, guests can indulge in a restaurant with healthy options, a yogashala and ‘Space’ for creative globetrotters to showcase their work and earn a few bob on their travels. Combine weekly film nights with beach barbecues on Fridays or let your hair down at their pre-Silent Noise parties, along with a host of live performances and art events; you’re on Laguna time here and it’s a different pace of life.
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