BodyHoliday underwent renovations during summer 2018 and hasreopened with updated rooms rooms, a new juice bar, sushi counter and fully refreshed TAO restaurant.
The resort has 155 rooms which enjoy either garden or ocean views, with the most luxurious options located on or a few steps away from the water’s edge. All rooms are air-conditioned with contemporary furnishings.
Guests at BodyHoliday can enjoy a wealth of inclusive land and water sports such as archery, golf lessons, fencing, rock climbing, scuba diving, sailing and kayaking, as well as classes including yoga, fitness, dance and aerobics. Leisure facilities also include floodlit tennis courts, three freshwater pools, a spin studio, archery range, sailing club, meditation temple, gym and wellness centre.
The resort’s Ayurvedic Temple is a centre of tranquility where you can choose from over thirty different spa treatments, all performed by highly trained therapists. This is where guests can enjoy their daily complimentary 50 minute treatment, with a choice between massages, body wraps, hydrotherapy and facials.
BodyHoliday also runs popular themed months at certain times of year including the following:
Spring Sail is one of the resort's newest theme months, taking place in March with Olympic sailors Nick Thompson and Hannah Diamond working alongside the sailing club's team to offer introductory lessons and competitive lessons.
Jive June is dedicated to dancing, with a vast selection of dance and dance-fitness taking place as well as themed evenings led by award winning professional dancers Robin Windsor, Mila Lazar and Jennifer Benavidez.
September Solos offers reduced rates for single travellers in conjunction with a personalised schedule of spa treatments, fitness classes, sports and hosted group activities. The retreat is designed to offer the best elements of health, wellbeing and fun with other like-minded solo-travellers. In 2020, they will be joined by celebrity fitness trainer Anthony Lynch, rugby players Max Evans and Thom Evans, and dancer Lauren Jamieson.
Octoba Yoga is the ultimate retreat which caters for all abilities and includes limitless yoga and meditation classes with expert Natasha Richardson as well as special menus and therapeutic treatments.
With an emphasis on fresh, local and delicious food, BodyHoliday aims to supply its five dining venues with as much local produce as possible from its own vegetable garden. Healthy options and vegetarian dishes are available, with chefs trained to cater for a range of dietary requirements. Cariblue is the resort's main restaurant where there is seating for small parties as well as large communal tables, with menus featuring Mediterranean, Asian, Mexican and Caribbean specialities. Windows at Cariblue offers imaginative tasting menus in the evening with an open chef's station; TAO is a fine dining restaurant overlooking Cariblue Beach serving fusion cuisine; the Pavilion is a laid back option for lunch, afternoon tea and dinner including pizzas and grilled fish; while the The Wellness Caféis a great choice throughout the day with an assortment of smoothies, wraps, paninis and salads. Two bars and a wine cellar provide spaces for guests to relax with a drink, mingle, enjoy live piano music or dance the night away.
Last Visited By Jo, Founder
I wasn't sure what to expect when arriving at the BodyHoliday, but I was very pleasantly surprised. It felt much smaller and more intimate than I was expecting, and I really loved the setting - the beach is very pretty with views across to Martinique. It really is all about you here - you can do as much or as little as you like with the range of activities on offer almost mind-boggling! If you are an active person, the range of activities included makes this excellent value for money as you can water-ski, windsurf, sail, kayak and more to your heart's content.
With a great selection of restaurants offering healthy options, you can enjoy delicious cuisine without the usual holiday guilt! I was also very impressed with the spa, offering the most unusual and comprehensive range of treatments I've ever seen - I would have loved to try out something in the ayurvedic temple but sadly we ran out of time.
With an emphasis on taking care of yourself, the concept of this unique resort really is very appealing and is perfectly suited to those looking for something a bit different. I would also recommend it for solo travellers, as guests are very well taken care of with hosted tables and single rooms without supplements meaning great value for money.