Places To Go (When In Lockdown)

Like many of you stuck at home during the coronavirus lockdown, it is hard to imagine life without travelling anymore. But here’s where some hotels and resorts have gone creative. From breathing exercises and easy workouts to concocting immunity-boosting drinks and home spa remedies, these fun virtual learning classes and activities are just the thing you need to keep your wanderlust dreams alive. And just to get you in the mood, the folks at Le Barthelemy Hotel & Spa in St Bart’s have recorded the sounds of the beach for your listening pleasure. Download here:

Aman Hotels and Resorts

Aman has always encouraged guests to “switch off” and reconnect with their mind, body and soul. This practise of wellbeing continues during this unprecedented time. Embark on a wellness journey with @amanyara_resort on Instagram, where Aman’s Wellness Immersion Manager David Melladew has released a series of health-focused videos. He’ll guide you on the right breathing techniques for optimal health, share a counter with his mixologist for the recipe on the immunity-boosting Amanyara Cooler, and more.

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Nihi Sumba

With programmes streamed live from Nihi Sumba seven days a week, it’s enough to get us looking forward to plan the day’s activities. Against the backdrop of the gorgeous Indian Ocean, this daily live programming run the range of interviews (learn about the unique Sumba culture), classes (relaxing with a healing bowl), coaching tips (how to de-stress) and even kids activities (art class with boiled eggs). Get your daily fix here

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Six Senses Hotels Resorts Spas

“At Home With Six Senses” is all about bringing the company’s on-property wellness programmes online. Following Six Senses’ key wellness pillars, advice, articles, interviews and video tutorials are categorised accordingly. They are Mindfulness, Eat, Sleep, Move, Live Naturally and Connect. Each programme offers practical and pragmatic ways for you to stay well, healthy and motivated during this unprecedented time. One day you will be guided on how to de-clutter your fridge, then grow your own microgreens the next. There’s even a complimentary dosha (Ayurveda body type) reading and consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor! Check out Six Senses on social media and look for the hashtag #AtHomeWithSixSenses.

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Belmond is amping up your stay-at-home game with its Digital Care Package that looks at both lifestyle and wellness Belmond-style. To ease your wanderlust, the company has curated “me time” ideas such as at-home spa recipes, sleeping rituals for a sound sleep, and even a lockdown reading list. They have also released the Belmond Invitations, a series of content on IGTV and Facebook that have brought viewers to a floristry masterclass with Simon Lycett and a poetry reading by Gala Gordon and Isabella Macpherson. Keep tuned to @belmond for more.

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