Luxury Antigua resort Carlisle Bay in Antigua is pioneering this breakthrough new offering, which harnesses the power of the ocean, negative ions and the beauty of the Caribbean to help guests reset, recharge and uplift.
Available exclusively at Carlisle Bay, “Island Bathing” is a new meditative wellness experience that connects guests with nature and improves mood. Guests are transported via private boat to a secluded and deserted island, where a wellness master will lead them through guided meditation and breath work surrounded by the calming sound of gently breaking waves, rustling palms and fragrant Caribbean breezes.
An alternative to traditional shinrin-yoku, or Forest Bathing, Island Bathing can be a powerful mood booster. Research from Columbia University in New York has shown the pounding surf creates negative ions in the air, which can help enhance mood, stimulate senses, increase oxygen absorption and even boost resistance to disease.
The Island Bathing experience may be offered as a solo or group activity.
Starts from $725 (approx. £560) for a solo session. Room rates start from $575 (approx. £448) per night in a Garden Suite based on two people sharing including breakfast and afternoon tea. www.carlisle-bay.com
Carlisle Bay is located on a secluded cove on Antigua’s idyllic South coast, surrounded by lush rainforest, white sand and the pristine Caribbean Sea. As a member of Leading Hotels of the World, the property seamlessly blends urban chic and Caribbean charm with 86 calm, contemporary designed luxury suites, each with private balcony or terrace leading directly to the shore. Carlisle Bay’s activities showcase its beautiful setting, including water sports, world-class sailing, guided rainforest treks, tennis on nine courts and a state-of-the-art gym. Families are welcome, with specialized activity programs designed exclusively for kids and teens. The property features an ultra-chic library outfitted with state of the art fiber-optic lighting, a 42-seat screening room (the first in the Caribbean), four outstanding restaurants and the spectacular 17,000-square-foot Blue Spa.