Take Your Holiday To The Next Level
Issue 1 / 05 April 2018
Take Your Holiday To The Next Level

Take your holiday to the next level by testing out the diverse array of activities on offer at our exclusive villas.

Serena Norton
Serena Norton

From wellness retreats to dressage, the diverse experiences on offer at our exclusive villas take into account a whole variety of interests.

Whilst many holiday goers relish the idea of lounging beside the pool and relaxing in the luxury surroundings of their villa, others prefer to stay active, either by enjoying their hobbies in new surroundings or trying something new, opening themselves up to new experiences. The trend for learning a new skill whilst on holiday is gaining momentum, with a rising interest in wellness, gastronomy and challenging yourself to do and try new things.

Health and fitness

Combining luxury with health and fitness is for many people the ideal scenario. Guilt-free indulgence where you release life’s stresses through morning workouts whilst taking advantage of the attentive service and five-star facilities is many people’s idea of the perfect holiday. Nowhere is this better exemplified than at Cugo Gran, a 12-bedroom retreat located on a 250-acre rural estate in Menorca. Here you can enjoy a morning swim in the 26-metre outdoor pool, workout in the on-site gym or enjoy a spot of yoga in the beautiful landscaped gardens, whilst indulging in the services of a five-star hotel.

Cugo Gran also hosts a number of exclusive experiences for guests including ‘The Gut Makeover Retreat’, a cutting-edge plan designed to restore digestive health for optimal weight, as well as physical, emotional and mental balance. The programme includes gut-friendly meals inspired by diverse Mediterranean cuisine, Pilates sessions, Li’tya massage treatment, Rosalena facial treatment and organised walks exploring some of Menorca’s most beautiful caves and beaches.

"The retreat is ideal for stressed professionals short on time and energy."
The Times
"The retreat is ideal for stressed professionals short on time and energy."
The Times

Gastronomy

Great importance is also placed on gastronomy when on holiday, whether that be dining in Michelin-star restaurants or experiencing the local cuisine. At Cugo Gran emphasis is placed on traditional Menorcan cuisine, such as the delicious Mahón-Menorca cheese, sobrasada sausage, ensaimada pastries and locally distilled Menorcan gin. Many guests like to go one step further and try their hand at making local specialities. The Castiglion del Bosco estate in Tuscany has its own cooking school, offering guests the opportunity to learn how to prepare authentic Italian cuisine, from traditional Tuscan dishes to fresh pasta and Italian pizza.  

Sport

Opportunities to try a new sport or improve your skills are also high on the list. Widely regarded as one of the finest privately owned villas in Europe, La Bergerie is located within the exclusive golf resort of Terre Blanche, one of the most prestigious destinations for golf lovers. Voted Best Golf Club in France 2017 at LeadingCourses.com, Europe’s biggest golf course comparison site, the complex offers to Championship golf courses designed by architect Dave Thomas.

"Villa guests enjoy full access to the Terre Blanche facilities, including its two championship golf courses..."
Forbes
"Villa guests enjoy full access to the Terre Blanche facilities, including its two championship golf courses..."
Forbes

Horse riding is another popular activity with active holiday goers. The stables at Castello di Reschio, breed and train some of the finest purebred Andalusian horses in the world. Multi-lingual instructors cater for rider of all ages and experience, whether that be teaching young children on friendly ponies to helping more experienced riders improve their dressage. Another opportunity to hone your equestrian skills is at the grand Spanish estate of Mas Mateau, home to Southern Europe’s leading equestrian facilities led by a member of Spain’s highly regarded classical team. For professional training in incredible surroundings you will find it hard to better this incredible estate, which is also home to a variety of other sporting facilities including a football field, basketball court, swimming pool and gym.

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