welcome to essential escapes

We believe true wellness is the experiences and memories we create with good food as the foundation. Nourish your inner wellbeing with once-in-a-lifetime adventures; from cooking with locals in their home kitchens, chanting with Buddhist monks in Japan to bear watching in Lapland. Let us help you find your glow.  


Designed to Empower Your Wellbeing

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Immerse Yourself Through a Global Tour of Flavours

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For Those Seeking Out of the Ordinary Travel Experiences

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luxury experience holidays

Natural Renewal

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Chiva-Som’s holistic approach to wellness incorporates the mind, body and spirit, providing a basis for lifelong health through personal programmes...

Cooking in India

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Discover this diverse and vibrant country; rich in culture, tradition and of course cuisine. Take in the sights, sounds and flavors of this inspir....

Reset in the Algarve

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Set along southern Portugal’s picturesque Algarve coast, Anantara Spa Vilamoura, award-winning spa luxury draws on the healing traditions of the world's

Ski & Culture in Japan

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Japan offers some of the best skiing in the world with a season that extends well into Spring (also an ideal time to visit for famous cherry blossom...

more luxury escapes

Our bespoke portfolio offers a selection of handmade, exclusive one of a kind experiences from around the world.

From £8900 per person

Discover Israel

From £2,700 per person

Markets & Marrakech

From £3,220 per person

Discover Jordan


what our customers are saying




Friendly efficient immediate service! Know exactly what you want and are honest! Don’t try selling you a holiday that doesn’t meet the brief. Very impressed with personal service we have received.

Eric & Hana

Excellent service. Knowledgable, helpful and easy to book. Will be using again.


Fabulous team - know their stuff and totally committed. We love them

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