With wellbeing a priority for clients since the pandemic, Abra Dunsby takes a look at the latest wellness offerings in the Caribbean and discovers how the concept has extended beyond the spa
The effects of the coronavirus pandemic on our physical and mental health have caused us all to value wellbeing more than ever, so it’s no surprise that clients are increasingly likely to incorporate health and wellness into their holiday.
With its world-class beaches and top-notch hotels with spa amenities, the Caribbean is a wellness hotspot; in fact wellness tourism was growing at a “significantly faster pace than any other type of tourism before the pandemic hit”, according to Carol Hay, business development director of the CTO Chapter, UK & Europe.
She adds that the Caribbean’s wellness concept has diversified in recent years, broadening its appeal. “Innovative hospitality providers have not only developed their spas, but created more holistic wellness experiences around food, gentle or adrenaline-based outdoor experiences and yoga, as well as using the wonderful Caribbean Sea.”
Here we round up some of the newest wellness-boosting options to suggest to clients planning a Caribbean escape.