St. Lucia’s BodyHoliday and Rendezvous Resorts Reopen Doors

BodyHoliday and Rendezvous, two resorts on St. Lucia, have announced the reopening of their doors after a COVID-19 hiatus. With 55 percent of the U.S. population now vaccinated, both resorts are welcoming travelers back to the island with fresh wellness programming and new private accommodations.

BodyHoliday, which opened in 1988, has become synonymous with wellness innovation. Sister property, Rendezvous, is a short drive away on the north-west coast of St. Lucia. It was the first couples-only all-inclusive boutique resort in the Caribbean. At BodyHoliday, wellness travel will take centerstage in the post-pandemic era. According to a recent survey by American Express, 68 percent of global travelers said they would base their next trip around their mental and physical health.

What's new? BodyHoliday has introduced a lineup of programming to help guests "recalibrate the mind, body and spirit." New offerings include "The Wellness Rehabilitation Program," which is said to be ideal for travelers seeking restoration and rehabilitation. Participants are empowered to immerse themselves in the four pillars of wellbeing—fitness, relaxation, holistic nutrition and restoration. While practitioners tailor each participant’s wellness path to their unique goals, activities and treatments include Pilates, tai chi, Ayurvedic treatments, chanting and Bhutanese healing and osteopathy.

Developed with COVID-19 survivors in mind, the non-medical "COVID Convalescence Program" focuses on strengthening the respiratory system to aid recovery and boost general respiratory health. Recommended as a five-day retreat, there are several consultations throughout the duration of the program. Therapies range from meditation, yoga and Reiki to Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), hypnotherapy and osteopathy.

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Focusing on prevention over cure, "Boost Your Immunity Program" identifies opportunities to boost immunity, targeting mental wellbeing, nutrition and fitness. With a foundation on restoration, fitness and holistic nutrition, this five-day program includes a pre-arrival and departure consultation.

Created for burned-out corporate executives, the "Corporate Wellbeing Program" is a curated package that emphasizes mental wellbeing. Available to individuals and groups of colleagues, this program aims to help executives rebalance through nine focus areas, including fitness, holistic nutrition and restoration.

BodyHoliday has also opened the Hibiscus Villa to meet the demand of more exclusive private accommodations in the wake of the pandemic. Situated directly across from Pigeon Island, the villa can accommodate up to six guests. It features three en-suite guestrooms, an expansive deck and a tropical garden with views of the Caribbean Sea. The secluded escape is a two-minute walk from the main resort, offering the perfect setting for a relaxing vacation while practicing social distancing. The Hibiscus Villa joins the Oasis Villa Collection, which opened in 2019. BodyHoliday’s Villa accommodations start at $1200 per night.

According to the BBC, there was a 34 percent spike in divorces during the COVID-19 pandemic. Adults-only Rendezvous, located on Malabar Beach, says it is an ideal setting for couples looking to rekindle and reinvigorate their relationship. For the foodie couple, there are three restaurants and three bars to choose from, including French-Caribbean fusion at The Trysting Place; the laid-back couple can book their spa appointments at The Spa in the Water Garden; and the more active couple can go scuba diving and sailing, or play tennis and golf.

Note: BodyHoliday and Rendezvous Resorts have implemented health and safety protocols as per the CDC guidelines. 

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