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Finding wellness in Lebanon

Finding wellness in Lebanon

lipHe Wellness is a brand new boutique wellness retreat in Kfarhata, North Lebanon that is inspired by the natural beauty of the area. It’s also the first of its kind in the Middle East, offering personalised wellness experiences that allow you to recover from a hectic lifestyle. Want to feel healthy, refreshed and energised? With Lebanon’s long summers and short winters, this is the perfect retreat all year round to help you do just that.

Lebanon

This small country along the Mediterranean has a rich history, mouth-watering cuisine and breathtaking seascapes and mountains. The retreat is situated in a village called Kfarhata, which is in the Zgharta District in the North Governorate, about an hour from Beirut. Surrounding areas that you can visit include the vibrant old town of Batroun. This beautiful ancient town of Byblos and Tripoli is famous for its gold trade and is stunning to boot.

lipHe Wellness

Run by health-conscious sisters Samar and Amal Saba, lipHe Wellness only launched in April this year. However, the experience is already seamless. The modern, light and airy architecture makes it feel incredibly homely and cosy and with that in mind, it’s a great retreat to visit in winter, as well as summer. Visitors stay in luxury custom made eco-friendly cabins, set aside from the main house and with access to an indoor fitness/yoga studio, large outdoor UV swimming pool, infra-red sauna and treatment room. The retreat has amazing views of Lebanon and there’s even an olive grove on the land, which they use to make their own olive oil.

Fitness 

lipHe strikes the right balance of a relaxing retreat, while keeping you active and moving. Indoor and outdoor yoga sessions with local teacher Barbara run in the mornings or evenings on request. There’s also Aqua Gym with Amanda and the option to visit local beach towns for snorkelling, surfing or bike rides. Daily wellbeing massages keep you relaxed and limber after all your hard work. The programme at lipHe is personalised and flexible, so you can do as little or as much as you like.

Food and nutrition

lipHe Wellness offers plant-based nutrition with fresh, locally sourced and 90 per cent organic vegetables, legumes, fruits, whole grains, seeds and nuts. Amal, who does most of the cooking is extremely passionate, which really rubs off on you. A nutritional microscopy, which is offered at lipHe Wellness, will give you an insight into how your diet and lifestyle has affected your blood composition over the last four months, as well as tips on how to improve this.

Verdict

This retreat really is the whole package, offering a real holistic experience. The hosts are warm, hospitable, passionate and knowledgeable, doing their utmost to make a difference to people’s lives.

The details

Choose from a one, three, or six-night package for your stay.

Peak season prices from July until October: $2,100 per person (single occupancy) or $1,700 per person (double occupancy).
Find out more at liphe.me

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