10 Christmas and New Year Retreats - Escape the mayem

Explore the realms of merry mindfulness this Christmas, as you reconnect with yourself and the world around you on a spiritual journey in Bali. Wake up beneath the rainforest canopy and rouse your senses with morning yoga and meditation sessions. Down by the river, relax to the sound of flowing water during a therapeutic massage or flower bath at the award-winning spa. Discover more of the natural beauty of Bali on excursions to a local village, temple and orphanage, and open your mind to the positivity of the upcoming year.

These are a selection of our favourite hotels and destinations for Christmas and New Year, where warmth, comfort and a great environment is all-important. Here are ideas for short-haul sun as well as long haul exotic beaches.

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