Detox Getaways: Check In, Zone Out
NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- By the onset of spring, most weight-loss resolutions have long since failed. But with less than 100 days left until summer, there's still time to attain that summer swimsuit body with the assistance of a destination spa that often comes with resort-like luxury and price tags on par with a seven-day cruise.
So if you're eating like it's November in spite of the arrival of spring, here are some lavish spa getaways that take the bite out of detox.
By April the Caribbean has cooled of its paparazzi sizzle as island destinations like Anguilla, Turks and Caicos return to normalcy. It's in the latter that you'll find the glamorous Parrot Cay, a private destination island by the owners of London's Metropolitan and The Halkin. The property is home to an outpost of their COMO Shambhala Retreat that is a magnet for upper-crust and celebrity clients.
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Often via private speedboat transfer, Parrot Cay guests arrive to a stylish oasis where they can pick and choose a hotel stay with various a la carte spa treatments. Multi-day stays can be coupled with meditation and yoga sessions to more intense wellness paths that match multiple treatment regimens spaced out over an entire stay. Those looking for a more comprehensive stay can participate in organized programs like the upcoming Curry Sisters Retreat in late April. The retreat offers a structured six-night trip with daily yoga classes, instructed meditation and all-inclusive COMO Shambhala cuisine priced from $7,645 (based on double occupancy).Those looking for more detox than a hot yoga room can make the trek to the land of Von Trapp and Austria's acclaimed Viva Centre for Modern Mayr Medicine. The clinic was named after famous Austrian physician Dr. Franz Xaver Mayr, who believed much of human illness and sickness is born directly from the digestive track. Today, visitors to the clinic check-in for thorough medical examinations with the purpose of creating individual treatment plans that extend over an entire stay. Treatments at Viva Mayr include applied kinesiology, electrolysis baths and Kneipp treatments that improve and regulate blood circulation inside a futuristic contraption. With an emphasis "on rest, strict cleansing of the digestive system and re-education of eating habits," visitors should expect a restricted diet and occasional shot of cultured milk. For those expecting hospital-style guest rooms, the on-site Viva Hotel surprises with a sparse Scandinavian aesthetic that swaps the customary mini-bar out for in-room organic cuisine by staff nutritionists and zero-calorie views of spectacular Lake Wörth.
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