• 10 Best Adult-Only Luxury Wellness Holidays

    best adult only luxury wellness holidays

    There are always plenty of different things to consider when you’re booking a healthy holiday, but have you ever thought about the ages of the other guests at your destination? After all, there’s a big difference between getting away with kids and getting away from kids. Whether they’re for couples in search of a little extra tranquillity or single travellers looking to mingle with a more mature crowd, adult-only holidays are worth looking into. At Health and Fitness Travel, we know that ‘adult-only holiday’ is a wide umbrella and a variety of exciting options fall under it, so we’ve prepared our 10 best venues for active, spa, fitness, solo and detox holidays around the world.

  • 10 of the World's Best Luxury Yoga Retreat

    10 of the World's Best Luxury Yoga Retreat


    From Ashtanga to Yin Yoga, Pranayama to Ayurveda, our luxury yoga retreats offer the best in holistic wellness experiences for the mind, body and spirit. With stunning locations in Morocco, the Philippines and more, our retreats offer everything from daily yoga classes to contemplative meditation and philosophic dialogue. Stretch your muscles, improve your flexibility, and unwind towards a sense of complete tranquillity on one of our 10 best luxury yoga retreats.

    Morocco: Paradis Plage Yoga Holiday

    Paradis Plage yoga class, Morocco

    A yoga class in the beachfront pavilion at Paradis Plage

    Set on a private beach overlooking the ocean, the yoga pavilion at Paradis Plage is a breath-taking wooden construction with panoramic glass windows giving you an unparalleled view of miles of stunning coastline. The resort offers 3 daily classes from Sunrise to Sunset yoga including sessions aimed at beginners and seasoned yogis. In addition to group activities, improve your practice with a private 90 minute yoga lesson with Paradis Plage's resident teachers during your stay. Make the most of the resort's coastal location and partake in a wide array of holistic activities from beach walks and circuit training to beach volleyball and water sports. Home to a RipCurl sponsored Surf Club; you can take to the waves and get a full body workout before relaxing with a fruit smoothie in the beach-front lounge.

    More information: View Paradis Plage

    Thailand: Absolute Sanctuary Yoga

    Absolute Sanctuary Yoga, Koh Samui, Thailand

    Sunset yoga at Absolute Sanctuary in Koh Samui

    Famed for their world-class spa amenities and indulgent therapies, relax and rejuvenate with an extensive menu of healing treatments at Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand. On this yoga retreat, you are free to attend unlimited yoga classes with up to 25 lessons taking place each week in their charming studios. With a range of disciplines from Ashtanga to vinyasa, and Hatha Yoga to Pranayama, you can enjoy your favourite styles guided by expert yogis. Find your spiritual and physical balance with the help of Absolute Sanctuary's extensive yoga programme including sessions in their Ocean Studio, which provides breath-taking panoramic views of the sea. If you are looking to detox, look no further than the resort's superb restaurant which serves up delicious super-food creations to re-energise and refuel you inside and out.

    More information: View Absolute Sanctuary

    Thailand: Amatara Yoga

    Yoga at Amatara

    A private yoga class at Amatara Yoga

    This award-winning Thai retreat is famed for its all-encompassing approach to wellness, which immediately becomes apparent on its holistic yoga programme. With complimentary attendance to daily yoga classes and private training, as well as Meditation, Pranayama (breathing) and Ayurvedic massage, you can work on your well-being no matter what your preferred style. Enjoy 1-on-1 sessions with a trained Master and restore your balance, both physically and spiritually. The combination of ancient healing traditions and organic ingredients used in both the spa treatments and nutritious cuisine nurture your body, mind and spirit to a state of pure calm.

    More information: View Amatara Yoga

    Thailand: Samahita Yoga Retreat

    Samahita Yoga Retreat, Thailand

    Yoga in the shallow waters at Samahita

    This hidden gem on the southern coast of Koh Samui is the perfect setting for a spiritual overhaul and offers complete physical and emotional wellness courses with chances to engage in yogic practices as well as personal training and other holistic activities. Samahita's dedicated yoga retreats teach everything from authentic Pranayama and asana to meditation and ancient philosophies. Samahita offers 5 core retreats including; Restore & Relax, Breathe & Meditate, Align & Flow, Strengthen & Balance, and Philosophise & Harmonise. Each has its own specialised focus and is taught by a resident yoga teacher. The retreats also boast guest speakers and lecturers from around the world who come to Thailand to teach and pass on their spiritual wisdom.

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    Atmantan Yoga

    Terre Blanche Yoga, Pilates, Spa

    Explore the peaceful outdoors at Atmantan

    Observe the naturally impressive mountains of India at Atmantan Yoga. You will discover the art of inner peace, relearn ancient practices, and be guided away from distractions during private yoga sessions. Build a strong core and improve muscle tone and posture as instructors guide both beginners and expert yogis alike. Revitalise in the natural gardens, where you can meditate and practice mindfulness. The subtle incorporation of holistic treatments such as Ayurvedic and pranic healing, will help to realign senses, rejuvenate the body, and reconnect with your inner calm.

    More information: View Atmantan Yoga

    Thailand: Kamalaya Yoga Synergy

    Kamalaya, Koh Samui, Thailand

    Practising yoga amongst lush surroundings at Kamalaya in Koh Samui

     is an award-winning destination spa that boasts flawless service with an extensive range of wellness programmes. The resort is built around an ancient cave, once inhabited by Buddhist monks who came to the island to live a hermit-like existence devoted to meditation. This cave is said to be the basis of Kamalaya's healing qualities, and you can visit it to engage in quiet contemplation and experience its spiritual aura. Perfect for beginners and experts alike, this Yoga Synergy holiday includes 6 private yoga sessions so you can focus on perfecting the basics or advancing your practice. Scheduled daily activities include meditation, Tai Chi and group yoga sessions, which you are free to enjoy on a complimentary basis.

    More information: View Kamalaya

    India: Ananda Yoga

    Ananda yoga, India

    A yoga stretch on the terrace at Ananda

    In the birthplace of yoga, Ananda offers a full spectrum of yogic disciplines including private Pranayama, Yoga Nidra and Ajapajapa sessions, all taking place in the resort's stunning outdoor amphitheatre. Explore a range of ancient Ayurvedic practises and personalise your yoga classes to include your favourite styles and sequences. Twice daily holistic group classes are also available to help restore physical and spiritual health. The resort's wellness approach extends to its culinary experiences, where diets are customised to the guest'sAyurvedic body type. Enjoy a delicious menu of healthy offerings designed to suit you and help you achieve your health goals. Compliment your meals with a refreshing cup of tea at Ananda's Viceregal Palace with its majestic colonial charm.

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    Turks & Caicos: Parrot Cay Yoga Retreat

    Parrot Cay Yoga Retreat, Turks & Caicos

    Yoga on the unspoiled beach at Parrot Cay

    An all-encompassing spiritual experience, the Parrot Cay Yoga Retreat boasts idyllic daily yoga classes on their private beach, facing the awe-inspiring immensity of the North Atlantic ocean. The retreat also plays host to Vedic group discussions, which are an amazing way to immerse yourself in yogic philosophy and tradition. Engage in a range of both active and contemplative practises and find yourself spiritually. This health and well-being retreat also offers an amazing spa experience with an exclusive treatment list that makes use of its world-class amenities including Japanese baths, an outdoor Jacuzzi garden and a 1300sq ft. yoga studio. Teaming yoga with cardiovascular fitness is a great way tolose weight, so take advantage of Parrot Cay's health centre and daily group activities to slim down and tone up.

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    Fusion Maia Yoga

    fusion maia beach yoga

    Meditation on the beach at Fusion Maia Yoga

    Take in magnificent views of Vietnam, home to the world’s most beautiful beaches. Fusion Maia focuses on a tradition of 7 daily practices; Uplifting, Refreshing, Energising, Nourishing, Balancing, Calming and Awakening. You will be guided through a journey to improved wellness, as each dynamic activity and luxurious treatment is tailored to meet your specific needs. Try authentic spring roll making, or learn Vietnamese. Take a boat trip and appreciate the magnitude of the surrounding beauty in guided yoga sessions, and unwind in the evening with a beach-front Tai Chi lesson.

    More information: View Fusion Maia Yoga

    Thailand: Chiva Som Yoga

    Chiva Som Yoga, Thailand

    Practising yoga on the beach at Chiva Som

    Calm your mind and re-energise your body through meditation and spiritual practices with the dedicated yoga programme at the award-winning Chiva Som in Thailand. Team private yoga sessions from disciplines including Hatha, Ashtanga and Vinsaya flow, with complimentary daily massages and healing water therapy treatments. The resort has a holistic approach to wellness that covers everything from their all-embracing yoga and Pilates classes to the staff's personable and attentive manner. Chiva Som also offers a wealth of fitness classes and unique leisure activities for their guests including hiking, beach biking, fruit carving and catamaran sailing. A health and wellness consultation will provide you with all the information and advice you need to pursue a healthier lifestyle.

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    If you’re still in search of the right destination for you, explore our collection of worldwide luxury yoga retreats offering healthy eating options from raw and vegan, to alkaline, macrobiotic and Ayurvedic personalised diet plans. Talk to one of our Travel Specialists on or contact ushere to discuss tailor-making your perfect luxury yoga retreat.


  • 10 of the World’s Most Spectacular Luxury Spas

    World’s Most Spectacular Luxury Spas


    Your holiday away should be a time to relax, renew and escape from life’s day to day frenzy. What better way to spend it than indulging on a spectacular luxury spa holiday in some of the most beautiful and tranquil destinations in the world. From a medi-spa holiday in Portugal to an exotic island spa in the Maldives, we offer the ultimate in luxury wellness spas to give you a calming sanctuary for the senses. We have put together a collection of spectacular luxury spas that will leave you fully relaxed and free from any stresses or tensions.

  • 10 Short-Haul Destinations for Yoga and Spa

    With these 10 short-haul destinations for yoga and spa lovers, you don’t have to go very far to get your holistic fix. Discover why yoga is so good for you as you stretch those muscles in these luxury spa destinations around the world. Be sure to relax with the stunning spa facilities where treatments range from water rituals in Portugal and Reiki in Greece to bath treatments in Turkey and therapeutic treatments in Portugal.

  • 12 Spa Escapes in Autumn/Winter 2018

    12 Spa Escapes in Autumn/Winter 2018

    Unwind and recharge with our top twelve spa escapes which are perfect for Autumn and Winter 2018. Each spa boasts a long list of treatments from invigorating salt scrubs and cleansing body wraps to soothing aromatherapy massages and relaxing facials. In addition to these rejuvenating treatments, you can also participate in a range of fun-filled activities like sunrise stretching, belly dancing and aqua fit classes. Many of these resorts also offer unlimited access to the spa facilities, fitness centre, and more meaning a moment of wellness is never far away!

  • 5 of the Best Gay Friendly Yoga Breaks

    5 of the Best Gay Friendly Yoga Breaks


    From Ibiza to Thailand, escape together and perfect your sun-salutation as we share our 5 best gay friendly yoga breaks. Offering a warm welcome to the LGBT community, our selection of luxury yoga breaks are a great option for a gay friendly holiday that will allow you both time to relax in luxury. Transform into lean yoga machines as you balance stimulating yoga sessions with therapeutic spa treatments and wellness activities. Whether you prefer to combine yoga with intense fitness classes or relaxing meditation, tailor-make your yoga holiday to be as active or relaxed as you both need.

  • 5 Places to Escape Christmas

    Looking for a different way to celebrate Christmas this year? Escape the holiday madness and leave behind a cooler climate by packing your bags for a healthy and warm getaway. We recommend our top 5 healthy Christmas holidays this year, so you can have a complete change of scenery and begin the New Year feeling revitalised.

  • 6 Days of Yoga and Pilates Bliss

    Overlooking the beautiful Monchique hills and coastline, I knew Longevity Wellness Resort in Portugal would be the perfect setting for us to hold our own yoga & Pilates retreat with renowned health expert and Fitness TV Presenter Angie Newson. The exclusive five night retreat started on 5th September at this luxurious health and wellness retreat with a full itinerary of daily yoga and Pilates classes and other added activities which included; Cardio box, Aqua fit, power hiking, sunset walks, cookery lessons, wellness workshops and more.

  • 6 Tips For Relaxing And Unwinding on Holiday

    Tips For Relaxing And Unwinding on Holiday

    Whether you simply want to take a healthy break or feel severely burnt out, escaping your daily life for a while will work wonders for your well-being. Enjoy the beautiful sunset during a romantic evening spent in the mountains or fall asleep to the calming sounds of the purling ocean waves and find out what works best for you to unwind and de-stress.

    While holidays are meant to be an escape from your stressful life, they can easily turn into an exhausting journey if you don’t consider a few points. So let us help you ease into it as we share our six best tips to make the most of your relaxing getaway.

  • Adam's Review of the Luxury Algarve Bootcamp

    In anticipation of my bootcamp holiday in Portugal, I began by preparing for my fitness holiday from the kit list I received in advance; gym attire - tick, gym attire x 2 - tick. The weather in Portugal is always sunny, and even in winter the temperature very rarely drops below 10 degrees Celsius (50 degrees Fahrenheit), making it the perfect location to hold a bootcamp.

  • Ananda In the Himalayas Wins at Conde Nast Traveller Readers' Spa Awards

    Multi award-winning Ananda in the Himalayas is once again recognised as one of the world's BEST destination spas, this time being voted 'Number One Spa in the World' at the Conde Nast Traveller Readers' Spa Awards 2012, held in London's Corinthia Hotel last night.

  • Ayurvedic Healing Foods at Ananda in the Himalayas


  • Best Resorts in Thailand for a Relaxing Retreat

    Gifted with dreamy landscapes, from lush mountain jungles to white pristine beaches, Thailand is the ideal destination to escape for a relaxing retreat. A country recognised as a premier health and wellness travel destination, Thailand is a truly exotic holiday haven for the senses. Discover our best relaxing health retreats in Thailand and feel inspired to explore the beauty of this culturally rich country whilst boosting your health within the realms of luxury. From an all-inclusive rejuvenation holiday to a remote luxurious eco-retreat, these wellness holidays will surely recharge your batteries.

  • Best Valentines Getaways for Fitness Lovers

    ‘Couples who sweat together, stay together’

    Lusting for more from your romantic getaway this Valentine’s? We share the best fitness retreats for health-conscious lovebirds. Exercise is a feel-good way to spend time together so give your relationship a healthy boost this Valentine’s Day. Studies have shown that exercising together with your partner increases feelings of love and overall satisfaction with your relationship.

    So, whether you and your better half want to break a sweat on a boot camp holiday in Marbella or venture the great outdoors hiking in Morocco, there’s something for every duo to enjoy on a couple’s healthy holiday . Beat stress and unwind, whist meeting your fitness goals on one of these couple’s fitness retreats this Valentine’s.

  • Buccament Bay Launches Luxury Boot Camp

    Buccament Bay Resort, the newest name in luxury travel to the Caribbean, is merging relaxation with the pursuit of hard core fitness goals with the launch of a Luxury Boot Camp programme.  Available from 15th May to 30th June, these fitness retreats at the all-inclusive property is crafted for travellers of all fitness levels by U.K.-based personal trainers and nutrition experts. With rates starting at £2,590pp, the exclusive package allows for a health boost and also provides effective fitness tips to take back home.

  • Claudia’s Review of Fusion Maia Da Nang, Vietnam

    What is Fusion Maia in Da Nang and who’s it for?

    Fusion Maia Da Nang is Vietnam’s most unique, forward-thinking and individually oriented 5 star hotel. Since its launch in 2008, Fusion Maia has continuously promoted and embraced the idea of “it’s not a holiday, it’s a lifestyle.” It’s the first Vietnamese resort to offer the all-spa-inclusive concept, which means each of our guests has a minimum of 2 spa treatments per day; with the possibility of even more, depending on availability. It’s ideal for guests looking to de-stress, relax and kick start healthy eating habits with a touch of luxury and elegance. Yoga and Tai Chi are the core elements on Fusion Maia’s group class schedule and the atmosphere across the entire resort is very zen and peaceful.

  • Elevate yourself on the Saint Lucia Health & Wellness Retreat

    Elevate yourself on the Saint Lucia Health & Wellness Retreat

    Sunrise meditation, beachside Tai Chi, mud baths at Sulphur springs and healthy cookery demonstrations are just some of the treats in store at the annual Health & Wellness Retreat in Saint Lucia. Running from October 4th - 7th this year, the four day retreat will take place in some of Saint Lucia's most spectacular and picturesque spots from Pigeon Island National Park in the north to the World Heritage Pitons in the south of the island. Saint Lucia has a reputation as a tranquil, rejuvenating and even spiritual destination, with a number of resorts widely recognised for their world-class spa and wellness programs. The exciting and unique program will be led by renowned experts in the wellness field including: 

  • Give Mum a Mind and Body Break this Mother's Day

    Up the ante from the predictable box of chocolates this Mother’s Day and treat mum to the gift of wellness with our rejuvenating European BodyBreaks. Whether your mum is a yoga guru, fitness fanatic or spa enthusiast, she will love the opportunity to tailor-make her wellness break with a range of activities, group exercise classes and luxury spa treatments. From a Cretan getaway overlooking the Mediterranean, to the lush mountain region of Lake Garda in Italy, these healthy European escapes will be just the break Mum needs to revitalise her mummy mojo.

  • Healthy Vacation Destinations Celebrities Swear By

    When celebs are looking for a relaxing escape or to get into action hero shape, the crème de la crème of healthy vacation destinations are here to satisfy their well-being. If you’re dreaming of your next wellness getaway, why not score some inspiration from your favourite celebrities and icons, for an extra special holiday fit for the stars. From luxurious private islands to remote exotic beaches, these A-list worthy wellness retreats will make you feel like a VIP as you sample luxurious spa treatments, practice your asanas or soak in the captivating atmosphere.

  • Holiday Like a Celebrity

    Would you like to holiday like a celebrity? They are often seen relaxing in magnificent holiday destinations when they want to escape the pressures of their paparazzi fuelled life. We, too, require a quick getaway from our daily working life so that we can be transported into our own personal paradise. But in today's world, you can go on these breaks without a large bank account and enjoy your next health and fitness holiday.

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