• Wellness Holiday Trip Ideas for Solo Travelers in 2021

    Wellness Holiday Trip Ideas for Solo Travelers in 2021

    While the nation continues to fight for a sense of normality in the global pandemic, one thing has been made very clear, our personal health and well-being has never been more important. With a New Year comes new opportunities, so why not find yourself a rejuvenating singles holiday for 2021, to help revive your mind, body and soul in the wake of such chaos. Whether it’s a well-earned escape from quarantine in the serenity of the Italian Alps, a wellness singles holiday to Thailand to lose the lockdown pounds, or a quick solo retreat escape to the tranquil Yorkshire countryside to find your independence again, why not give your body the freedom and wellness that it deserves on a singles holiday.

  • Wellness Holidays for Animal Lovers

    lemur peering through foliage


    What better way to combine a love for animals and looking after your own well-being than with one of our inspired wellness holidays for animal lovers. Designed to keep you healthy and active whilst exploring different corners of the world in search of your favourite species; each healthy holiday features unforgettable animal encounters.

  • Wellness Holidays for Incompatibility Syndrome

    Choosing to go away as a couple can highlight more than ever a clash of interests between partners. Whilst women generally enjoy relaxing on the beach, yoga and Pilates, followed by pampering in the spa, men prefer to embrace and enjoy the sport and fitness facilities available, be it the 18 hole golf course, the PADI scuba centre or the chance to learn a new fitness skill in Kickboxing. A wellness holiday could be the perfect solution to this dilemma, offering a dose of something to keep everybody happy. With the real promise of saving your relationship, partners can both enjoy time away doing what they want as opposed to sacrificing their own preferences.

  • Wellness Holidays to Stay or Become Heart Healthy

    When it comes to improving heart health, there has been an abundance of research and development into preventive measures for cardiovascular disorders, including fitness activities and a variety of heart-friendly nutritional regimens. Great ways of lowering blood pressure and reducing strain on the heart, there has been an undeniable rise in specialist wellness holidays offering the health, fitness and nutritional guidance needed for revamping bad habits and unhealthy lifestyles in the pursuit of staying or becoming heart healthy.

  • Wellness Travel Awards 2014 Winners

    Health and Fitness Travel congratulate the winners of the 2014 Wellness Travel Awards. These awards honor spas, hotels, resorts and retreats around the globe that leave guests healthier when they check out than when they checked in. A panel of Wellness Travel experts nominated 373 nominees for the awards and over 14,000 consumers voted for the winners.

  • Wellness Travel Information Night + Incredible Door Prizes To Be Won!

    Hear the benefits, choose the right retreat!

    Discover the world of wellness travel with a panel of experts in two independent information nights, 5 and 6 April 2017. Hosting the first event is Aurora Travel from 7- 9pm PM on Wednesday 5th of April at the Aurora Travel HQ and the latter by Journeys By Design, 6:30 - 8:30 on Thursday 6th April at West Beach Bathers Pavilion.

  • Wellness Travel on the Rise in Australia

    With more Australians than ever ditching their typical fly-and-flop holidays for health enhancing retreats, Health and Fitness Travel, the leading specialists in wellness holidays worldwide, has seen demand more than triple since their launch in 2014.

  • Wellness Travel Trends to Watch in 2019

    The global wellness industry is now worth $4.2 trillion with wellness tourism experiencing a 6.5% annual growth; more than double the growth rate for overall tourism. Forecasting the next big trends in wellness travel for 2019, we live up to our reputation as the wellness holiday specialists. From tough and transformative travel, to grief retreats and wellness mumcations, discover the hottest new trends that will influence the wellness travel world in 2019.

  • What are the Benefits of Acupuncture?

    Acupuncture is one of the oldest, most commonly used medical procedures in the world. It treats patients by inserting thin needles into acupuncture points in the skin and is based upon the same belief as reflexology; that energy, or Qi, flows through the body in channels, called meridians, and if disrupted can cause illness. When the needles are inserted into the appropriate points it is said that one's flow of energy starts to be brought back into balance and therefore relieves the patient of their illness. Acupuncture is used to treat a wide range of health conditions but is also used as a more general healing method.

  • What are the Different Types of Spa?

    What are the Different Types of Spa?

    The idea of a luxury spa holiday is always a particularly attractive one but which type of spa is for you? At Health and Fitness Travel we have many different types of spa holiday, ranging from Ayurvedic spa breaks to medical spa retreats.

  • What Do Travellers Think of Tailor-Made Travel Companies?

    What Do Travellers Think of Tailor-Made Travel Companies?


    Booking a holiday can appear intimidating, there are so many factors to consider; travel costs, accommodation, activities when there, the ease of travelling around destination and more – especially when you’re booking every element of your holiday by yourself. With this in mind we wanted to explore what travellers think of tailor-made travel companies like ourselves. 

  • What is a Gratitude Journal? (With How to Step-By-Step Guide)

    Before we dive into what a gratitude journal is, let’s us first tackle the science behind gratitude. A study conducted by the University of Kentucky reveals participants who practiced gratitude showed more empathy and sensitivity to those around them. Furthermore, they displayed empathy in situations when the feelings were not returned. Gratitude had improved their emotional well-being so they were able to adjust their reactions in less than desirable situations.

  • What is a Mental Health Retreat?

    Overlook of SHA Wellness Clinic and pool.


    It is so often that we hear of people taking “mental health” days or breaks - but what does this actually mean? For some, this can mean a relaxing day on the couch or a simple day off! At Health and Fitness Travel, ourwellness holidays are structured and are multi-faceted. The purpose of a mental health retreat is to detoxify the mind and body of stress and tension, and each element of our retreats has a significant effect on your mental health.  

  • What is Shiatsu Massage Therapy?

    What is Shiatsu Massage Therapy?

    Shiatsu is a physical therapy that originated in Japan and dates back over 100 years. It is based on holistic Chinese medicinal practices that aim to correct imbalances of energy flow in the body. The word itself translates as 'finger pressure', which explains why Shiatsu is sometimes described as a 'finger pressing massage'. Therapists use finger and palm pressure to improve the flow of energy around the body. It is designed to relieve pain, alleviate stress and improve circulation.

  • What to Pack for a Yoga Retreat

    What to Pack for a Yoga Retreat


    You’ve chosen and booked your dream yoga retreat, but now the stressful question arises; what to pack? A yoga retreat requires a little more thought than the regular beach bather holidays, with a fine line between over-packing and under-packing as you juggle for various indoor, outdoor and exploration fitness activities. You want to make sure you have what you need without lugging around stuff you have no use for whilst you’re away.

  • What to Pack for a Yoga Retreat

    You’ve chosen and booked your dream yoga retreat, but now the stressful question arises; what to pack? A yoga retreat requires a little more thought than the regular beach bather holidays, with a fine line between over-packing and under-packing as you juggle for various indoor, outdoor and exploration fitness activities. You want to make sure you have what you need without lugging around stuff you have no use for whilst you’re away.

  • What's new at SHA Wellness Clinic?

    To coincide with its third anniversary, the award winning SHA Wellness Clinic is proud to reveal its new look after an extensive expansion and renovation.

    Relying once again on the talents of prestigious designers Elvira Blanco Montenegro and Francisco Palacios to enhance the distinct style of the complex, they more than deliver, using their unique classic minimalist style to create a space where peace and serenity reign. From the moment you step into the spa the prevailing black and white, continual light and modern undulating wall design enhances your experience. Each treatment room is personalised with different finishes and details.

  • What’s Hot for 2014 – New Luxury Healthy Holidays

    Wondering where you should go on your next healthy holiday? We introduce the hottest holiday destinations for 2014 to whet your travel appetite. From new Caribbean health and fitness holidays to Asian well-being retreats and everything in between, our list highlights the most exciting resorts to visit in the coming year.

  • Where to go for a Holistic Hideaway

    Feeling stressed and need a break to take your mind off of things? Take this opportunity to re-energize yourself by escaping on one of our holistic hideaways where you can focus on re-balancing your body, mind and soul. From Thailand to Spain, choose from our great range of healthy holiday destinations which offer a variety of holistic wellness activities, in addition to tailored spa therapies suited to your personal needs.

  • Where to Go in 2013: Your Healthy Holiday Guide

    Unsure of where to go on your active and wellness holiday this year? Don't panic, as we present you with our month-by-month guide to this year's top holiday experiences and destinations. From the Austrian Alps to the jungles of Bali, there's a holiday for every season.

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