It’s been a long winter, but with spring just around the corner, those wanting to relax and rejuvenate winter-worn, neglected bodies should head to Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort in the Maldives. This luxury island retreat enables guests to do as little or as much as they want, offering gorgeous, quiet beaches, a choice of watersports and a selection of restaurants serving fresh and healthy cuisine.
Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort
In addition, Olhuveli is home to an exotic Sun Spa, with treatment rooms hidden away in the lush vegetation, including secluded spa pavilions with a rain shower and outdoor baths. Taking a holistic approach to well-being, therapists offer a fusion of traditional rituals which are perfect for both men and women, including Swedish, Balinese, Japanese Shiatsu, Thai and aromatherapy massages and the Sun Spa Signature – a massage simultaneously performed by two therapists, using a combination of Asian techniques.
On arrival, travel-weary guests should make the spa their first stop, as the signature Jetlag Massage is the perfect antidote to shrug off fatigue and the perfect way to get the holiday off to a relaxing start. This vigorous body massage concentrates on the back, neck, shoulders and legs and delivers guests into peak holiday mode. While for those wanting to feel completely renewed could try an ‘active’ treatment, such as a stimulating Thai yoga massage or a purifying mineral wrap.
Hayes & Jarvis (www.hayesandjarvis.co.uk / 0844 415 1918) is offering seven nights for the price of six at Olhuveli Beach & Spa Resort in the Maldives, from £1,149 per person (saving £302 per person). Valid for departure on 13 May, the price includes accommodation in a deluxe room on a half-board basis, resort speedboat transfers, flights from Gatwick with Emirates, taxes and surcharges. Located on the tip of South Malé Atoll, the resort offers a selection of restaurants and bars, two infinity pools, a floodlit tennis court, volleyball and an excellent watersports centre, with one of the only registered kite-surfing schools in the Maldives.