The best spas and bootcamps in Europe
From yoga and Pilates to meditation and art therapy, where to go for a much-needed boost
Restore and Reform
Anantara Vilamoura, Portugal
This clever new company offers programmes that mix matwork, Reformer Pilates, soft-tissue therapy and physio with plenty of relaxation time to help anyone recover after surgery, giving birth, an illness or from general life aches and pains such as an injury, back pain or computer-tightness. There are only four hotels in the world where you can experience a Reformer Pilates machine, and the one-to-one sessions on these retreats can be transformational. Programmes are created by a former spinal cord patient together with her physio and surgeon, so you’re in safe hands. The hotel in the Algarve is huge, but has friendly staff, a lovely warm swimming pool and a decent spa.