Wellness holidays specialists Health and Fitness Travel has created a month-by-month wanderlust guide of the best wellness holidays for 2017 featuring the best holidays to improve your physical and mental wellbeing in 2017. From mountain weight-loss in Utah, to yoga and surfing in Bali or an intense boot camp in St Lucia, make 2017 the year that you unite your mind, body and soul
J anuary: Amatara Detox in Thailand
Welcome in the New Year with a full body detox on the island of Phuket, Thailand. Amatara specialise in longevity so you’ll be sure to revitalise from the indulgences of the festive period with their detox menus and rejuvenating juice cleanses. Combine banishing toxins with soothing private yoga classes and lymphatic drainage massages to ensure that you return home feeling healthier and happier. Average January Temperature 32°C.
Health and Fitness Travel offers 7 nights with Amatara Detox from £2,845pp or £3,485 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a detox programme, return flights and transfers.
F ebruary: Wildfitness Zanzibar
Beat that bitter February cold with a fitness holiday to the tropical forests and white sands of Wildfitness Zanzibar. This adventure escape combines getting fit with the great outdoors so expect to feel the challenge as you use your own body weight to catalyse a new you. Snorkel amidst turquoise waters, stretch out on empty beaches and sweat it up with high intensity workouts. Average February Temperature 29°C.
Health and Fitness Travel offers 7 nights with Wildfitness Zanzibar from £3,085pp or £3,660 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a fitness programme, return flights and transfers.
M arch: Red Mountain Weight-loss & Well-being Retreat, Utah
Find yourself among the mountains of Utah as you shed the last of the winter weight and centre in on the new you. With daily guided hikes, a personalised fitness session and open access to all group classes there’s plenty of opportunities to ignite the inner power and develop a healthy lifestyle. The tailored personal discovery programme will have you facing your fears, cultivating your strength and returning home feeling transformed. Average March Temperature 10°C.
Health and Fitness Travel offers 7 nights with Red Mountain Weight-loss & Well-being from £2,610pp or £2,795 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a fitness & well-being programme, return flights and transfers.
The Island of the Gods beckons you this April as the rains stop, the surf gets good and the yoga keeps on soothing. Dive into this beach wellness retreat for group and private surf lessons as you meet the in-crowd lazing on the beach till sunrise. There’s daily treatments from the health hub to soothe the muscles, and complimentary access to all group classes to strengthen them back up. Bali is big news in yoga, so get ready to really unwind on the tropical shores of Indonesia and return home feeling rebalanced. Average April Temperature 32°C.
Health and Fitness Travel offers 6 nights with Komune Resort Yoga & Surf from £1,600pp or £1,755 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a fitness & well-being programme, return flights and transfers.
M ay: Longevity Mindfulness, Portugal
Learn the best ways to slow down and appreciate the world around you by immersing yourself in the healing practice of mindfulness. Bid farewell to the stress that accompanies everyday life through private mindfulness sessions with resident teacher, Shantidevi. With osteopathy and therapeutic sessions, your body will also be restored, whilst nature walks will remind you that beauty exists everywhere. With an emphasis on increasing your mindfulness for the long term, return home rejuvenated and more in touch with your inner self as a healthy mind means a healthy lifestyle. Average May Temperature 25°C.
Health and Fitness Travel offers 3 nights at Longevity from £1,650pp or £1,845 for single occupancy. Price includes half board, a mindfulness programme, return flights and transfers.
J une: The Body Camp, Ibiza
Slimming is synonymous with summer, so head over to Ibiza to for a luxury bootcamp style fitness regime to get you looking and feeling great. There’s a daily fitness schedule of circuits, aerobics, Swiss ball, boxing, running, swimming, deep stretching, body sculpting and, of course, rebounding. You’ll also have mindfulness sessions to soothe the mind, cookery workshops to feed it, and creative workshops to let it lose. All of this is interwoven with a full body massage and manicure to ensure you leave glowing with well-being. Average June Temperature 26°C.
Health and Fitness Travel offers 6 nights with The Body Camp from £1,815 or £2,800pp for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a fitness & well-being programme, return flights and transfers.
J uly: Divani Apollon Anti-Stress, Greece
De-stress in the Athenian Riviera for the month of July with this stress busting wellness escape to soothe the mind and body. Enjoy various spa treatments to ensure you grow in tranquillity daily including an Afussion shower, marine scrub, chill-out massage, facial, lymph drainage and Indoceane spa ritual. Whilst the mind is eased with yoga and meditation sessions, you can re-balance with your anti-stress nutritional programme so you return home feeling completely restored. Average July Temperature 33°C.
Health and Fitness Travel offers 7 nights with Divani Apollon Anti-Stress from £2,870 or £3,385pp for single occupancy. Price includes full board, an anti-stress programme, return flights and transfers.
A ugust: Marbella Club Fusion Fitness
Delve into an active August as you get fit by the beach in this luxury wellness resort on the “golden mile” of Marbella. The Fusion Fitness™ programme gives guests a personal fitness evaluation and then allows one to embark on a pathway of either Cardio, Strength & Sport, Mind & Body or Renewal. The real draw of Marbella Club is to indulge in the luxurious aesthetic of the resort and live a lifestyle of well-being fit for the stars. Average August Temperature 29°C.
Health and Fitness Travel offers 7 nights with Marbella Club Fusion Fitnessfrom £1,900 or £2,785pp for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a Fusion Fitness programme, return flights and transfers.
S eptember: Lefay Spa Break, Italy
Nestled in the mountains surrounding Lake Garda, this wellness retreat is a hive for likeminded people looking to indulge in well-being. The resorts’ signature spa, ‘World of Water and Fire’ features a private saline pool with a suspended moon above it to create a truly calming atmosphere in which to relax. Spa treatments are holistic in nature and range from East to West in origin to allow guests to benefit from a wide ranging cannon of knowledge and return home rejuvenated. Average September Temperature 31°C.
Health and Fitness Travel offers 5 nights Lefay Spa from £2,200 or £2,695pp for single occupancy. Price includes full board, spa programme, return flights and transfers.
O ctober: Ananda Ayurvedic Rejuvenation, India
Surrounded by the vista of the Himalayas and nearby well-being haven of Rishikesh, this luxury well-being retreat provides a platform for total rejuvenation in soothing tranquillity. A wealth of Ayurvedic spa treatments are utilised to bring about internal transformation so guests feel ready to return home transformed. Of particular interest is the yoga Nidra session and detoxifying Ayurvedic experiences to help the subtle energies flow forth from within. Average September Temperature 29°C.
Health and Fitness Travel offers 7 nights Ananda from £3,265pp or £3,870 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a rejuvenation programme, return flights and transfers.
N ovember: Vietnam Discover Recover
Discover a whole new world on an adventurous wellness escape to Vietnam; a country rich in natural wonders, history and culture. Explore hidden grottos as your sail around the natural wonders of Ha Long Bay; with a choice of tours and excursion, revisit history with a guided tour of the ChuChi Tunnels used during the Vietnam War or take a day trip to explore the famous floating markets of South Vietnam. Recover at a luxury wellness retreat with daily holistic activities that are matched to your specific wellness goals, including yoga and Tai Chi. Average November temperature: 27°C.
Health and Fitness Travel offers 10 nights in Vietnam from £3,450pp or £4,740 for single occupancy. Price includes a Discover Recover programme, return flights and transfers.
D ecember: The BodyHoliday BodyScience, St Lucia
As 2017 ends, it’s time to assess the body and take the time to carry out a full body MOT at this leading St Lucian wellness, resort. Whether you’ve been good or bad, the BodyScience programme will have you fully informed on your physical abilities and progress with private consultations concerning body composition, respiration and heart health. Ayurvedic treatments play a large role in recalibrating the mind, body and soul here; as do yoga classes combined with pranayama and meditation sessions to truly bring the year to a healthy end. Average November temperature: 30°C.
Health and Fitness Travel offers 7 nights in The BodyHoliday St Lucia from £4,640pp. Price includes a BodyScience programme, return flights and transfers.
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