The Maldives is encouraging busy travellers to take a break from technology and log-off from the stresses of daily life with several new wellness packages launching in 2018.

Whether holidaymakers are looking to ‘unplug’ from digital distractions or kick-start a healthy lifestyle with personalised yoga classes and nutritional guidance, the calming and reflective surroundings of the Maldives offers the perfect location for individuals in need of a wellness break.

Wellness-enthusiasts can choose from a range of new packages in the Maldives during 2018, including a new residency programme at Gili Lankanfushi, which offers treatments for issues such as stress and anxiety. Soneva Fushi will also be offering three new wellness packages aiming to combat the signs of ageing, cleanse the body and mind, and improve sleep and for travellers looking to fully switch-off, Mirihi Island Resort provides the perfect environment with no TVs in guesthouses and no Wi-Fi in the resort’s restaurants.

Gili Lankanfushi Launches New Wellness Programme in 2018
Luxury Maldivian eco-resort Gili Lankanfushi will launch a revolutionary new wellness programme for 2018, with four world-leading practitioners visiting the island throughout the year for week-long residencies, offering treatments and workshops for guests and leading training sessions for staff at the island’s Meera Spa. With an aim to help guests treat issues such as stress and anxiety, the residency programme will begin in March and workshops will be led by wellness experts such as author and life coach Rebecca Dennis and hypnotherapist and anxiety expert Chloe Brotheridge.

Abercrombie & Kent is offering a seven-night package at Gili Lankanfushi from £4,701 per person. Price is based on two people sharing a Villa Suite on a half-board basis and includes speedboat transfers and economy flights. Price is subject to availability and valid for departure dates up to 20 December 2018. For more information, or to book, call 01242 547701 or visit

Soneva Fushi Introduces New Wellness Retreats Throughout 2018
Soneva Fushi will launch new wellness retreats throughout 2018, offering guests the opportunity to detox and de-stress in paradise. Centered around yoga and the healing benefits of massage, guests at the resort can choose from one of three wellness journeys, which all offer personal consultations and nutritional guidance from expert therapists at the on-site spas. Packages on offer include Anti-Ageing Yoga, which encourages the daily practice of hatha yoga to combat the signs of ageing while also maintaining the balance between body and mind, and Yogic Detox, which will cleanse the body and mind and provides a boost for the digestive and immune systems. For travellers with sleep issues, Soneva Fushi’s Yogic Sleep will rejuvenate a tired body and mind, reducing stress and improving mood.

A four-night retreat package including up to 10 spa and wellness activities, accommodation on a full-board basis and domestic flight transfers costs from approx. £3,297 ($4,400) and £5,396 ($7,200) per room for single and double occupancy, respectively. Price is based on travel for select dates in 2018. For more information, or to book, visit

Take A Digital Detox At Mirihi Island Resort
Located in the Maldives’ South Ari Atoll, the barefoot luxury retreat of Mirihi Island Resort oozes charm and serenity and is the ideal place to escape the concrete jungle for a digital detox. With sand covered floors throughout much of the island, guests are encouraged to abandon their shoes at check-in and go barefoot for the entirety of their stay. There are no TVs in the guest rooms and no Wi-Fi in the restaurants, allowing couples, friends and families to fully switch-off, talk, laugh and enjoy each other’s company without the many digital distractions of life. With starlit beach cinemas, night-time snorkelling and diving, moonlight sailing, planet gazing and more, guests of Mirihi Island will have a chance to reconnect with themselves.

Hayes and Jarvis is offering a seven-night package at Mirihi Island Resort from £4,699 per person. Package includes accommodation on a half-board basis in a Water Villa and includes seaplane transfers and return international flights from London Heathrow with Qatar Airways. Price is based on departures 8 March 2018. For more information, visit To book, call 01293 762 456.

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Image Captions (From left to right):
Image 1: The view from a Villa Suite Sun Deck at luxury eco-resort Gili Lankanfushi.
Image 2: An exterior view of a Villa at Soneva Fushi.
Image 3: Mirihi Island Resort is the ideal place to escape.

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