By Lucy Stickling
Have you resolved to take better care of yourself this year? Eat better? Exercise more? There’s no better way to keep yourself on track with your health-orientated goals than to treat yourself to luxury wellness holidays throughout the year. Here, we’ve selected 12 truly incredible getaways around the globe that will leave you feeling refreshed, revitalised and ready to take on the world.
January: Detox and Get Fit in The Philippines at The Farm
Kickstart your New Year’s resolution at luxury wellness retreat, The Farm, famed for their approach to detox and nutrition. An ideal choice from Health and Fitness Travel’s exclusive Fusion FitnessTM collection, boost your well-being with an all-round approach to wellness, with activities ranging from volcano tours and aqua aerobics, to yoga and reflexology. Enjoy fresh and healthy vegan meals at the award-winning Alive! restaurant, where much of the produce is sourced from The Farm’s own organic garden, for a detox holiday that will return you home radiant inside and out . Purify your mind and body as you restore balance to your well-being with a range of luxury spa treatments.
Average January temperature: 25.5 °C (77.9 °F) 7 nights at The Farm from £2,240pp or £2,590 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.
February: Discover with Diving and Surfing in The Maldives at Maalifushi by Como
Escape the winter blues and jet off to paradise in The Maldives for a well needed winter sun break. Ideal for a wellness and water sports holiday, discover marine turtles and manta rays amongst a diverse family of sea life inhabiting the flourishing coral reefs. Dip into this aquatic wonderland with water sports including diving and surfing on a healthy holiday that will leave you feeling refreshed from head to toe. Enhance your wellness at the luxurious spa with an Indonesian massage or stretch out at the open-air yoga pavilion with complimentary daily classes.
Average February temperature: 28°C (82°F) 7 nights at Maalifushi from £4,840pp or £8,665 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.
March: Find Harmony with Yoga in Thailand at Point Yamu
Travel to exotic Thailand and reconnect with nature as you reach a state of optimum health and relaxation on this healthy escape. A dream destination for a luxury spa holiday, discover well-being bliss with a traditional Thai massage or reviving body scrub and escape the stresses of day-to-day modern life. Improve your wellness both physically and emotionally with rejuvenating yoga and Pilates classes overlooking the tropical seas, enhancing your posture and toning your body. Get active on your healthy holiday with biking, diving or snorkelling and discover Thailand’s local culture as you explore the ornate temples and lively markets of Phuket Old Town.
Average March temperature: 29°C (83 °F) 7 nights at Point Yamu from £2,055pp or £2,865 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.
April: Feel Alive with Yoga and Surfing in Morocco at Paradis Plage
Escape to Morocco and enjoy sun, sand and surf at Paradis Plage for the ultimate mix of fitness and relaxation. Whether you’re looking to hone your skills or start from scratch, surf lessons provide unbeatable fun and you’ll soon feel addicted to the thrill of a surfing holiday. Take a break on dry land and combine surfing with 3 daily yoga classes, from sunrise to sunset, with breath-taking ocean views from the tranquil beach-side yoga studio. Ideal for a luxury yoga holiday, complement your healthy break with muscle relaxation and stress relief at the luxury spa or take five in the traditional Moroccan Hammam.
Average April Temperature: 22 °C (72 °F) 7 nights at Paradis Plage from £815pp or £1,225 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.
May: Escape on an Adventure Spa Holiday in Utah at Red Mountain
Bask in the warming rays of a healthy holiday in the Red Mountains of Utah, for a spa adventure holiday just a couple of hours from Las Vegas. Discover the great outdoors with hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and rock climbing before rejuvenating at the luxury spa with reviving massages and facials. Get fit with a wide variety of exercise classes from kickboxing to yoga or head back out to the stunning mountains with daily walks and let the breath-taking views inspire you, making this the perfect destination for an activity holiday. With wellness consultations, personal discovery workshops and cooking demonstrations, you will end your wellness holiday feeling re-energised and equipped with health tips to sustain a healthy lifestyle.
Average May temperature: 28°C (82 °F) 7 nights at Red Mountain from £2,085pp or £2,270 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.
June: Find your Body’s Natural Peace in France at Terre Blanche
The perfect destination for a wellness and weight loss break, shape up in June at this 300-hectare retreat in the South of France. Terre Blanche offers a range of healthy holidays to suit your individual goals, including specific wellness programmes tailored towards fitness, detoxing, and spa slimming. Enhance your well-being with activities ranging from circuit training to yoga and aqua aerobics to total body workouts int he spa’s excellent gym. In-keeping with the resort’\s core values, the spa delivers a range of truly indulgent treatments, all designed to leave you feeling completely revitalised. Complement your healthy holiday with weight loss enhancing treatments, such as a lymphatic drainage massage or slimming body wrap.
Average June temperature: 21°C (70°F) 7 nights at Terre Blanche from £1,560pp or £2,495 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.
July: Learn a Healthy Lifestyle in Spain at the SHA Wellness Clinic
If you’re serious about your health and well-being, escape on a healthy holiday at the number one destination for a luxury wellness experience like no other. With nutritional consultations, medical check-ups and informal healthy lectures, an abundance of expert advice will ensure you learn a healthier lifestyle on the healthy holidays at SHA Wellness Clinic. SHA offers a multitude of specialised wellness programmes dedicated to guiding guests through detox, weight loss, giving up smoking, managing stress, addressing sleep problems and more. With its idyllic destination overlooking the Mediterranean, this fabulous luxury spa retreat is ideal for a relaxing wellness break.
Average July temperature: 28°C (82°F) 7 nights at SHA Wellness Clinic from £2,540pp or £3,030 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.
August: Up your Fitness at Vitality Hotel Punta in Croatia
Located on the beautiful and peaceful Losinj Island, the Vitality Hotel Punta in Croatia is a dream destination for a summer fitness holiday. With a Blue Flag standard beach only a few minutes’ walk away, this healthy holiday boasts breath-taking views of the Adriatic coastline. Health and Fitness Travel’s exclusive Fusion Fitness holiday is ideal for an active break that you can customise to match your interests with your choice of activities like tennis, rock climbing, hiking trails and water sports. Cap off the day with a treatment in the specially designed Vitality Zone before tucking into delicious Mediterranean cuisine in the restaurant at one of 2015’s hottest wellness destinations.
Average August temperature: 25°C (77°F) from £570pp or £680 for single occupancy. Price includes half board, a choice of programmes and return transfers.
September: Discover Tuscany’s Natural Hot Springs at Adler Thermae
Make the most of the summer holidays and treat yourself to a healthy Mediterranean escape in the beautiful Tuscan landscape at Adler Thermae. Situated in the world heritage site, Val d’Orcia, and home to natural healing thermal springs, this wellness destination is perfect for a diverse spa & sport holiday. Immerse yourself in the stunning countryside and get in shape on an invigorating bike ride or soul-soothing hike, followed by a refreshing spa treatment to rejuvenate your well-being. With activities ranging from yoga and meditation to Fit Ball and Aqua Power, a trip to this luxury health retreat is your passport to wellness.
Average September temperature: 21°C (70°F) 7 nights at Adler Thermae from £1,815pp or £2,355 for single occupancy. Price includes half board, a choice of programmes and return flights.
October: Find Tranquillity and Wellness in the Himalayas at Vana Malsi Estate
Vana Malsi Estate has set itself the ambitious target of becoming the most iconic wellness resort in the world and it doesn’t disappoint. Set amidst the Sal forest, the 21-acre site boasts mango and lychee orchards, as well as stunning views of the Himalayan foothills. An alternative destination for a singles holiday, the friendly staff deliver a bespoke wellness experience through expert classes, from yoga to personal training, and their extensive range of holistic spa therapies, making Vana ideal for an Ayurveda spa holiday. With daily guided mediation classes, fitness activities and organic nutrition, Vana Malsi looks to provide the ultimate in a tailored wellness holiday experience.
Average October temperature: 22°C (72°F) 7 nights at Vana Malsi Estate from £2,625pp or £3,385 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness programme, return flights and transfers.
November: Discover Holistic Health and Wellness in Malaysia at The Banjaran
Set amongst the dazzling tropical jungles of Malaysia, luxury wellness retreat, The Banjaran, offers a variety of wellness programmes specially designed to help you lose weight, detox, get fit or feel rejuvenated. Renowned for its luxury spa and nutritious cuisine, the hotel’s wellness approach is incorporated into all of the daily activities. With over 100 different holistic therapies available, you are sure to find something to suit your individual needs and help you create your own perfect holistic holiday. Enjoy a therapeutic yoga or meditation class before working up a sweat in the natural steam caves for a healthy break that will revive your well-being.
Average November temperature: 27°C (81°F) 7 nights at The Banjaran from £3,370pp or £4,690 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.
December: Focus Your Wellness Goals in Vietnam at Fusion Maia
Famed for its sunny climate and refreshing ocean breeze, escape to Fusion Maia for a healthy holiday in the tropical paradise of Vietnam. Enjoy a daily schedule of wellness activities, such as, yoga for metabolism, laughter breathing and sun salutations for a real boost to your mind and body. Activities reflect the given theme each day, such as ‘Open Your Mind’, ‘Feel Free’ or ‘Enjoy Nature’, a wellness concept designed to help guests focus their well-being goals. Perfect for a yoga & culture retreat, discover your surroundings on this healthy holiday with excursions and tours, including a Da Nang Food Tour and Tai Chi excursion to Marble Mountain.
Average December temperature: 28°C (82°F) 7 nights at Fusion Maia from £2,285pp or £2,995 for single occupancy. Price is all-inclusive, with a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.
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