Arcanum Retreat By The Luxury Channel

Arcanum, Phuket

One day you’re glowing, unable to chisel the grin from your face and basking in a deluge of post-engagement congratulations. The next, the stressful reality of actually planning a wedding sets in. Whether you’re dreaming of a classic country wedding or a luxurious beachfront getaway, one key element resonates loudly; a bride wants to look and feel her most beautiful on her wedding day, and get her body back to its former glory.

Yet, it can seem impossible to find the time for self-indulgence, when so many logistical questions and queries relating to the wedding are coming your way. A mere yoga class or facial often gets crossed out of the over-extended diary for a meeting with the florist or an email exchange with the caterers. The only solution is to block out a whole week of pampering and run away into the arms of the experts!

Set against the heavenly backdrop of the Andaman Sea, Arcanum Wellness Retreat nestles in a hidden location on the mountainous Thai island of Phuket. Blending traditional Eastern ideals of cuisine and hospitality with a contemporary Western approach to fitness and nutrition, it’s hidden from the eyes of the world in a private cove of white sand.

There, TJF Personal Trainers are on hand to transform your body and mind. Having worked with super-high profile clients, they understand the toll stress can take on a body so their support begins at home and continues post-retreat. While you’re there, personal training plans, massages, sinfully indulgent treatments and mind-clearing early morning yoga sessions on the beach all come together to un-knit your brow.

The experience is designed to enhance a guest’s physique and posture but also inject an air of tranquillity and positivity into their lives. With the florist badgering you for a final decision on table decorations and your mother and mother-in-law-to-be battling it out in the wedding day style stakes, who wouldn’t jump at the chance for a little inner peace?

To celebrate the retreat’s inception, there will be a series of three exclusive ‘Total Body Transformation’ courses over the summer, ideal for anyone with a summer or autumnal wedding on the horizon, and there are three weight loss courses in June, July and August.

Find out more at