Luxury alkaline detox & wellness retreat

Costa Blanca, Alicante, Spain

7 days from
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Holiday Itinerary

Why choose an “alkaline” detox & nutritional wellness program? We all know people who literally seem to glow, well that “glow” comes from feeding & nourishing your body, not from depriving. Our overall wellness approach will put you back in tune with your body and put you in control of your diet & your wellness.

You’ll enjoy a suite of treatments that includes uber healthy but totally delicious food, yoga and Pilates classes, body/sculpting classes, health & wellbeing workshops, coastal hikes, and wellness spa treatments, led by the retreat director and her experienced team comprising a doctor, a nutritionist, osteopath, nurse & acupuncturist, personal trainers, yoga and Pilates teachers, spa & holistic therapists and a life coach & counsellor. The retreat is female-focused, giving you the space to express yourself and transform your mind and body.

Each guest will receive a pre-arrival package of recommendations to follow before the retreat commences. This will allow you to gain the maximum benefit from your time at the retreat by preparing your mind and body beforehand. To help you to maintain your new lifestyle, you will also receive both complimentary & optional post-retreat support and advice for after you return home.

Accommodation is provided in a luxury complex on Spain’s Costa Blanca, surrounded by majestic mountains, dramatic cliffs, and pristine beaches. Each guest will have their own private suite, complete with a large lounge area, private balcony/terrace, double/twin bedroom, large bathroom and kitchen. The grounds offer stunning views of the surrounding countryside and sea and possess excellent facilities such as an indoor heated wave pool, outdoor lagoon pool area, sauna, Jacuzzi, private gym, and spa.

All meals are included and you will enjoy delicious and super nutritious clean cuisine made from fresh local produce, which, whenever possible, will be organic. Guests will eat together in the retreats private restaurant, providing a fun, sociable atmosphere. To facilitate the detox experience, no alcohol is served at the retreat. If you wish to consume alcohol, there are bars and restaurants in the nearby town of Calpe, located a 20-30 minute walk away. The retreat is also wheat, dairy, refined sugar and caffeine free.

This unique holiday contains the perfect balance of world class tuition, great company, and holistic treatments for a fun and refreshing week. Take this step to revitalise yourself and enrich your life.

Who is it suitable for?
- This retreat is suitable for all ages & all fitness levels
- Minimum age 18 with no upper age limit
- No experience in yoga, Pilates or any of the other activities is required
- The program has been specially designed for those looking to rejuvenate themselves and change their lives, health & wellbeing for the better
- The alkaline detox program will help you to:
• Lose weight in a safe & sustainable way -by losing fat mass and not lean muscle mass
• Reduce stress & so improve stress related health issues & symptoms, such as insomnia, gastrointestinal problems, chronic fatigue, anxiety etc.
• Help to prevent chronic degenerative diseases, slow down aging, gain more energy & generally improve the overall quality of life
• Reverse & improve skin conditions
• Reduce inflammation
• Soothe your gut
• Learn how to change & manage your lifestyle according to your own needs

I'm a solo traveller - can I join?
- This luxury mind and body holiday is perfect for solo travellers, in fact, most people do travel independently, making this a perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people
- All guests will be allocated sole use of a private apartment suite with 1 or 2 double bedrooms, lounge area, kitchen, bathroom and balcony or terrace for NO single supplement
- The retreat is located in a safe & peaceful residential area; all the gates are locked and a key card is needed for entry and exit
- The resort is guarded by 24h security cameras and a concierge service

When can I start?
- The retreat runs on set dates each year and unfortunately, dates are not flexible, please see the dates and booking tab for details and availability
- Each retreat lasts for 6 nights / 7 days
- It is possible to reserve additional nights at the retreat to either accommodate flights or simply for a little extra rest & relaxation time.
- Check in after 10.00 am on day 1 and check out by 10am on day 7
- If dates appear ‘on request’, please email us and we’ll check availability for your preferred day of arrival as quickly as possible

Typical itinerary
The following is a typical itinerary but is subject to change depending on the group’s needs and wishes

Pre-arrival pack
- You will receive a pre-arrival package from the wellbeing retreat before you begin your holiday
- This package includes pre-arrival information intended to thoroughly prepare you for your retreat experience

Day 1
- After being picked up at Alicante airport, you will be transferred to the luxury retreat where you’ll check into your private apartment, explore the complex, meet your fellow guests, or even take a swim in the lovely indoor or outdoor swimming pools, settle into your accommodation, use the spa enjoy the facilities, take your body composition analysis appointment and meet your fellow guests at the welcome dinner
- During the afternoon, the nutritionist will undertake a body composition analysis so you can gain a better understanding of your body's fat %, water retention %, lean body mass and basal metabolic rate together with a clear understanding of a realistic weight loss goal.
- The body composition analysis is conducted by the nutritionist using a bioimpedance analyser, this is a completely non invasive treatment, you will gain a better understanding of your body fat percentage, water percentage, lean body mass, and basal metabolic rate
- The test also helps to assess if you need additional protein, more resistance training, or more alkaline foods to reduce your body’s acidity / inflamation (responsible for accelerated ageing)
- In the evening, you will join your fellow guests in the private restaurant for a healthy and delicious welcome meal

Days 2-6
- The content of each day varies but a typical day will be as follows:
- Start your morning with the sunrise and a cleansing drink of lemon, ginger before an hour of gentle yoga to awaken & stretch your mind and body
- Following your morning yoga, savour a delicious and nutritious breakfast with the group
- After breakfast, the day will unfold with a daily blend of exercise sessions that may include a coastal hike, body toning sessions for specific areas such as the backs of the arms, stomach and thighs, and Pilates for core strength
- There will also be a series of relaxed workshops offered throughout the week (subject to speaker availability)
- They include the following:
1) How to use nutrition to turn back time (hosted by a nutritionist)
2) Natural health workshop (hosted by a naturopath & homeopath)
3) Unwind your mind, managing stress & coping strategies using simple meditation techniques workshop (hosted by the retreat Director)
4) Living a positive life workshop (hosted by a life coach/NLP master) or How exercise can benefit your health & wellbeing/ what type of exercise is right for you/ your age? workshop (hosted by a member of our fitness team)
- There will be an open clinic after the natural health workshop if you want to ask any questions in private
- Note: For an additional charge (and subject to availability) you can book personalised 1 to 1 make up sessions and 1 to 1 fitness sessions
- There will also be time for relaxation by the pool or use of the on-site spa and gym facilities
- All the activities, classes and discussions are optional, and you are welcome to spend time on your own instead of joining a particular activity
- In the evenings, you’ll enjoy a social group dinner in the tranquil surroundings 

Day 7 - Departure day
- Today is departure day and you’ll start the morning with a final drink of lemon, ginger that you will prepare in the comfort of your apartment
- Enjoy a final view from your private terrace or balcony, followed by breakfast
- The complementary departure transfers to Alicante airport run today at 12 noon from the retreat
- Check out time is by 10am and you may be able to stay on in your apartment after this point but this is discretionary and not guaranteed
- Check out and return home with a spring in your step, looking and feeling fabulous!

Optional 3 month care, advice and support
- The retreat offer guests an optional 3 month follow-on plan for nutrition, weight loss and menu support with the nutritionist to help maintain your healthy lifestyle
- You will also receive recipes, tips and information via the retreat's blog so that you can recreate the delicious food back home

About your retreat team
- Your dedicated & highly qualified professional retreat team include: a doctor, nutritionist, osteopath,  nurse & acupuncturist, life coach, counsellor, yoga & pilates teachers, personal trainers, plus 5 spa & holistic therapists all of whose job it is to ensure the retreat gives you an immensely enjoyable & restorative experience with long-lasting results.

Why should I choose this retreat and what will I learn?
- Although we can’t turn back the clock, we can dramatically slow down the ageing process with good nutrition, exercise, stress management and overall lifestyle changes
- This unique retreat is aimed at those looking to rejuvenate their bodies, clear their minds, and gain a more youthful appearance
- You’ll be looking at your lifestyle and everyday experiences, and analyse how these affect your wellbeing
- With the help of the team’s doctor, nutritionist, personal trainers, yoga and Pilates instructors, life & mind coaches and beauty & holistic therapists, the course will work through a combination of group and private one-on-one sessions to teach you to enjoy great health and transform the way you look and feel
- All sessions will focus on anti-ageing with the aim of improving your skin, hair and body tone as well as giving you and overall sense of wellbeing
- Any fitness sessions will focus on those areas that tend to become a problem over time such as the backs of the arms, the stomach and thighs.  As everyone is different, this will be tailored to your needs
- Overall, the course is meant to be fun and enjoyable, allowing time for guests to really focus on themselves and their personal wellbeing so that they return home relaxed, restored, empowered and inspired

Treatments / massages
- You will have access to the complex’s private gym, indoor and outdoor pools, sauna Jacuzzi and wellness spa
- Would you like to enjoy some serious pampering? At each retreat there are a team of 5 experienced spa & holistic therapists who offer a fabulous range of organic beauty, anti-aging and detox treatments, holistic therapies and relaxing and invigorating massages that can be booked directly upon arrival at the spa
- Please note that treatments, therapies and massages are an additional cost
- Your retreat staff will be able to give advice on the best spa treatments on offer, some of which have specifically been designed to aid the detox and cleansing process

Pre-arrival information
- You will receive a pre-arrival package from the wellbeing retreat before you begin your holiday
- This package includes pre-arrival information intended to thoroughly prepare you for your retreat experience
- You will also be given information and recommendations to follow before you arrive at the retreat to kick-start weight loss and to prepare your body so that you can gain the maximum benefit from your time at the retreat

Optional 3 month care, advice & support plan
- We understand that it is a challenge to continue with the good practices acquired during the retreat
- This is why the retreat offer guests an optional 3 month follow-on plan for nutrition, weight loss and menu support with their nutritionist
- You will also receive a free personal training session with the head personal trainer via Skype, as well as recipes, tips and information via the retreat’s blog

Where will I be staying? 
- The exquisitely designed residential complex consists of 1 and 2 bedroom luxury apartment suites, of which the retreat uses 16
- The retreat is situated on Spain’s famous Costa Blanca, a short walk from the beach, guests will be able to savour fantastic Mediterranean sea & mountain views and stunning scenery
- The retreats are held outside the peak holiday season, ensuring a relaxed and secluded environment
- The complex has excellent facilities, including both heated indoor pool & outdoor lagoon pool, pretty outdoor terraces / sunbathing areas, a private restaurant with formal dining area, a private gym, a wellbeing spa including spacious treatment rooms, sauna, an indoor heated swimming pool, and a Jacuzzi
- Yoga & Pilates classes enjoy the benefit of a large and airy dedicated yoga room with full climate control & under floor heating for the cooler months, classes may be conducted on the outdoor terraces in the warmer weather
- There is also a dedicated guest “chill out lounge” with a selection of organic teas & infusions plus a library and lots of the latest glossy magazines, a small conference room & guest bathrooms
- Every effort has been made to ensure that the apartment suites are eco-friendly, with energy-saving lighting, automatic blinds and systems that reuse water for the gardens
- Each guest will enjoy their own private luxury apartment with NO single supplement, guests will never be asked to share accommodation, unless they wish to share with a partner or friend 
- The apartments are luxurious and decorated to high standards with crisp Egyptian cotton bed linen
- Each apartment has a double bedroom, spacious bathroom, private terrace or balcony, large lounge area with flat screen TV, full granite kitchen, full bathroom and air conditioning
- Free WiFi is available both inside and outside the apartments
- The apartment complex is very secure, with 24 hours security, security cameras and a concierge service (access to the complex is by key card only)
- Accommodation is included for 6 nights / 7 days
- Check in any-time after 12pm on day 1 and check out on day 7 by 10am

Are meals included?
- All breakfasts, lunches and dinners are included in the price alongside fruit and vegetable smoothies, organic teas, infusions, and mineral water
- The menu at the retreat has been specially designed and developed by the retreat Doctor and nutritionist. It is excellent natural detox program to ensure healthier hair, smoother skin, brighter eyes, and greater energy
- Fresh ingredients will be used to create tasty Mediterranean-style meals with the perfect balance of protein, carbohydrates, and essential fats to eliminate unhealthy cravings and facilitate weight management
- Wherever possible, the food will be organic
- You will enjoy a gentle natural detox plan for the duration of your stay or the addition of two days of “a deeper cleanse” on days 3 and 4
- Please inform us of any special dietary requirements at the time of booking
 - The resort caters for vegetarian, vegan, and pescatarian diets, and for those guests with food allergies and intolerances
- Please note: the dietary program at the retreat excludes alcohol, caffeine, dairy, wheat and processed sugars to aid the revitalisation process

What can I do in my free time?
- In your free time you can enjoy the facilities at the retreat complex: these include an indoor swimming pool, outdoor swimming pool and lagoon area, sauna, Jacuzzi and private gym
- The complex also boasts spa facilities offering a variety of organic treatments, holistic therapies and massages
- You may like to take a walk to the nearby beach
- The nearby town of Calpe is a 20-30 minute walk or short drive away
- The pretty fishing town of Moraira is located 5km away
- The retreat schedules guided coastal walks but if you’d like to explore more of the surrounding area by foot, there are plenty of hiking trails nearby

Optional cooking workshop
- Guests can also opt to take part in a 1 hour cooking workshop where the chef will be preparing and cooking some of the dishes that you will enjoy at the retreat
- There will also be a Q&A session after the workshop
- Please note that the workshop needs a minimum of 4 guests and maximum of 6 to run so is subject to availability
- The workshop costs €20 per person and can be booked on arrival

Optional additions for extra cost
- Cooking lessons/ demonstrations: learn how to prepare the healthy and delicious dishes that you enjoyed at the retreat
- One-to-one personal training / defence lessons
- One-to-one sessions of yoga & Pilates
- Private appointments with the counsellor, psychologist, life coach, nutritionist, osteopath, acupuncturist
- Private makeup lesson
- Optional treatments, therapies and massages offered are as follows:
- A selection of spa / organic anti-ageing facials
- Aromatherapy massages with all natural / organic products
- Chavutti Thirumal massage
- Full body scrub with or without massage
- Sports / Swedish massage
- Spa rituals
- Reflexology
- Lymphatic Drainage
- Reiki
- Waxing
- Tinting for eyebrows or eyelashes
- Manicure / pedicure
- Full body rituals
- Special detox treatments to enhance the natural detox process
- Body sculpting and firming treatments for both face & body
- Additional nights at the retreat