The single travel bug is catching, with a new world of healthy holidaymakers realising the freedom this blissfully selfish form of travel affords. No longer the sole reserve of singletons, Health and Fitness Travel have seen a rise in the diversity of travellers choosing to go it alone on a singles holiday, for the opportunity to focus on their individual wellness goals. Whether on a yoga retreat in Asia or fitness boot camp in Europe, with solo travel having almost doubled amongst affluent and first-time travellers in 2015, more health retreats are banishing hefty single supplements to welcome this new wave of solo wellness warriors.

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In recent years there has been a growing focus on what our biological age, rather than our chronological age, can tell us about our bodies and overall health. Proving that age really is nothing but a number; someone with a chronological age of 35, leading an unhealthy lifestyle may have the health and body of someone in their early 40s. In contrast, someone of the same age with a healthy lifestyle could have the biological age of someone 5 years younger. Due to the way different habits can affect our bodies; our lifespan is determined in part by our telomeres, which hold our DNA together. Over time these shorten, eventually breaking down completely, but the rate at which this happens can be affected by our mental and physical lifestyles.

Read more: How to Lower Your Biological Age & Increase Longevity on Holiday


With March 9th being National No Smoking Day, there couldn’t be a better time to ditch the cigarettes. However, if the thought of going cold turkey whilst dealing with work stress and daily temptation has you reaching for your lighter, why not combine your first steps towards going smoke free with a healthy holiday that will help you to de-stress, break triggers and build new healthier habits. With the luxury of time, expert medical consultations and specialist therapies, you’ll return home renewed and fully equipped with the long-term answer to continuing your smoke-free journey.

Read more: Why to Quit Smoking on Holiday

Recycle your old travel guides and dive into the digital rabbit hole of Pinterest for the ultimate way to plan your healthy holiday. Create a board for your virtual bucket list and set your imagination free with a wealth of information at your fingertips. The saying, ‘a picture is worth a thousand words’ has never been more apt when used in relation to the breath-taking and inspiring images that fill Pinterest’s pages.

Read more: How to Use Pinterest to Plan Your Holiday

Swap the Easter bunny for an activity packed family holiday and create memories that will last long after the chocolate has gone. Whether horse riding in Portugal or surfing in Morocco, burn off youthful energy as we share 5 great healthy Easter holiday guaranteed to return the whole family home wreathed in smiles.

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Embrace the freedom to spend your singles holiday exactly the way you want to with our top solo friendly escapes for over 40s. Meet others of a similar age and with common interests as you spin together in a treetop studio in St Lucia or explore temples in Thailand. Escape from the demands and responsibilities of your busy life on a singles holiday designed to restore and relax.

Read more: Top 5 Singles Holidays for over 40s

Whether you dream of playing tennis in Spain or horse riding in Portugal, keep active with your little ones with our top 5 family active holidays in Europe, all only a short flight away. Parents can enjoy the best of both worlds on our healthy family holidays by making the most of quality family time with a variety of activities, before taking the chance to unwind in the spa whilst the Kid’s Club keep them entertained. Boost their fitness playing sports they love, or introduce them to new ones and let mum and dad show the kids how it’s done.

Read more: Top 5 Active Family Holidays in Europe


Based on Taoist philosophy and originating in Japan, the macrobiotic diet focuses on restoring the balance of yin and yang in your body. The word macrobiotic comes from ‘macro’, which means big, and ‘bios’, meaning life. Translated, therefore, it means ‘great life’ and is intended to be undertaken as a way of life that aims to achieve total wellness, as opposed to just a diet.

Read more: A Guide to the Macrobiotic Diet & Cuisine


Unplug from technology and swap virtual tweets for the sound of real birdsong on a digital detox which will leave you with a restored sense of wellness. With many of us spending the majority of our day scrolling down our smart phones or responding to emails, it is difficult to fully switch off and relax. This over-exposure to technology can leave us feeling disconnected to the present, stressed and overwhelmed; affecting sleep, focus and even our relationships with others.

Read more: 5 Digital Detox Retreats for Unplugged Wellness Holidays

Ayurveda; from the Sanskrit meaning "The knowledge for long life", is an ancient Hindu holistic approach to health that acts as an all-encompassing system of mental, physical and spiritual care. Based on the ‘Tri Dosha’ theory, the tradition teaches that each person is made up of five elements; fire, air, water, earth and space. According to the principles of Ayurveda, the elements of fire, air and water are associated with the doshas of Pitta, Vata and Kapha, while the elements of earth and space remain constant.

Read more: A Guide to Ayurvedic Diet and Cuisine


With so many luxury yoga retreats to choose from world-wide, we have reduced the scope and compiled a succinct list of 4 of the best yoga retreats in India, the birthplace of yoga. Surrounded by sublime scenery from the Himalayan mountain ranges to the golden sandy shores of the East Coast, our luxury yoga retreats in India will leave you revitalised, with a new lease of life and appreciation of the world around you.

Read more: 4 of the Best Yoga Retreats in India

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