Where to Go in 2016 Your Wellness Holiday Guide

Offering a years’ worth of inspiration in health-enhancing wellness experiences around the world, Health and Fitness Travel, the leading experts in healthy holidays worldwide, share their month-by-month guide of the best wellness holidays for 2016. From a spa & yoga spring break in Miami and the Caribbean, to shaping up for summer on a Cretan bootcamp and escaping to Costa Rica for a dose of winter wellness, make 2016 the year to nourish your mind, body and soul.

January: Detox & Get Fit 
Thailand: Phuket Cleanse Detox & Fitness

 

Phuket Cleanse

 

Begin the New Year working towards a new you on a cleansing detox and fitness holiday set upon Thailand’s tropical island of Phuket. Advocating ‘active cleansing’ naturally detoxify your system as you combine raw organic cuisine and healthy juices with daily fitness activities to sweat out further toxins. Awaken your body with workouts including beach bootcamp sessions, Muay Thai and TRX suspension training before cooling off in the invigorating ice bath. 

Average January temperature: 27 °C (81 °F)

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Phuket Cleanse from £2,065pp or £2,210 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a detox & fitness programme, return flights and transfers.


 

February: Mountain Medi Spa Rejuvenation 
Brazil: Kurotel Longevity Medical Centre and Spa

 

Kurotel

 

Sheltered within Brazil’s breath-taking Gramado Mountains, restore your health and well-being at this leading medical spa retreat. Focusing on preventative and rehabilitative medicine, choose from a wide variety of personalised wellness programmes including anti-tobacco, pre-surgery, post-cancer, brain booster and stress management. Transform your health during consultations with medical and wellness experts, including dermatologists, physiotherapists and nutritionists, to name a few. Explore your surroundings on a guided hike, before rejuvenating with a group yoga class or healing spa therapy.

Average February temperature: 26 °C (78 °F)

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Kurotel from £4,890pp or £5,185 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.


 

March: Yoga & Culture 
India Discover Recover

India Discover Recover

 

Stimulate your senses on a cultural exploration of India’s diverse landscapes; from lush tea plantations to the colourful city of Delhi and the mighty Himalayan Mountains. Watch the sun rise over the majestic Taj Mahal and explore the bustling capital New Delhi, all with the aid of your own tour guide, before recovering from your adventures at a luxury wellness retreat. As the birthplace of yoga, perfect your sun salutation as you experience a range of practices, from Pranayama to yoga nidra.

Average March temperature: 11 °C (52 °F)

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 10 nights in India from £3,040pp or £4,325 for single occupancy. Price includes a choice of boards, a Discover Recover programme, return flights and transfers.


 

April: Miami Beach & Caribbean Chic
Miami & the Caribbean: Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach and Parrot Cay Yoga & Pilates

 

Parrot Cay

 

Make a spring break for the shores of America’s iconic South Miami Beach, before heading south to the private island of Parrot Cay for a taste of the Caribbean. In Miami, take in the ocean views from the stunning roof-top spa and yoga terrace of this contemporary art deco retreat. Continue to practice your sun salutation in the Caribbean, with daily beach yoga and Pilates classes. Make a splash with stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking, before calming your spirit with a luxury spa treatment. 

Average March temperature: 11 °C (52 °F)

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 14 nights at Metropolitan by COMO Miami Beach and Parrot Cay from £4,365pp or £6,280 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a wellness programme, return flights and transfers.


 

May: Oceanic Wellness
Portugal: 
Vilalara Longevity Thalassa & Medical Spa

 

Vilalara Thalassa

 

Harness the power of the ocean on a wellness retreat by the beach and escape to Portugal’s Algarve coastline, where you are invited to determine your personal health needs during consultations and evaluations by qualified wellness experts. Specialising in anti-ageing and detoxification, the coastal setting of this medical spa is reflected in the marine inspired thalassa treatments, including seaweed body wraps and seawater hydrotherapy. Reach your wellness goals with tailor-made detox, weight loss and fitness programmes to re-energize and rejuvenate. 

Average May temperature: 18 °C (64 °F)

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Vilalara Longevity from £1,400pp or £1,990 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.


 

June: Shape up for Summer 
Greece: Wildfitness Crete

 

Wildfitness Crete

 

Shape up for summer with a fitness boosting bootcamp on the Greek island of Crete, surrounded by towering mountains and sandy beaches. Following an initial assessment with professional fitness trainers, delve into a programme of daily training sessions in the great outdoors, from wild running to boxing and kettlebell sessions. Learn how to embrace a healthier lifestyle during fitness and nutrition workshops and indulge with a relaxation massage on a merciful morning off. 

Average June temperature: 24 °C (75 °F)

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Wildfitness Crete from £1,990pp or £2,330 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a fitness programme, return flights and transfers.


 

July: Learn a Healthier Lifestyle 
Italy: Ti Sana

Ti Sana


Discover the secret to leading a healthier lifestyle at this secluded wellness retreat, nestled in the charming countryside of northern Italy. Learn from their healthy vegetarian approach to both raw and cooked nutrition during educational cooking sessions, before exploring with Nordic walking and unwinding with yoga or a luxury spa treatment. With a variety of tailored wellness programmes, experience their delicious and nutritious cuisine whether embarking on a cleansing detox, kick-starting weight loss, tackling insomnia or looking to de-stress. 

Average July temperature: 23 °C (73 °F)

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Ti Sana from £2,198pp or £2,433 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.


 

August: Keep Active by the Coast
Portugal: Epic Sana Algarve Hotel

 

Epic Sana

 

Overlooking the picturesque Algarve coastline and offering direct access to the magnificent Falésia Beach, keep active by the coast at Epic Sana in Portugal. Whether embarking on a beach bootcamp or taking to the water on a SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) retreat, enjoy a variety of complimentary activities, including aquafit, yoga and guided coastal running. After an active day, rejuvenate your mind and body at the luxury spa or enjoy a stroll amongst the resorts surrounding 8 hectares of verdant pine forest. 

Average August temperature: 24 °C (74 °F)

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Epic Sana from £1,015pp or £1,285 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.


 

September: Healing Harmony 
Spain: Shanti Som

 

Shanti Som

 

Embrace healing harmony at this healthy hideaway, set in the heart of Spain’s striking Andalucía region. Whether escaping on a healing, detox, weight loss, yoga or fitness retreat, re-harmonize with daily group yoga classes as you say goodbye to the stresses of everyday life and reconnect with your inner-self. With a strong emphasis on the rituals of the Orient, unwind with healing spa therapies for your mind, body and soul. 

Average September temperature: 24 °C (74 °F)

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 6 nights at Shanti Som from £1,570pp or £1,960 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.


 

October: Autumn Ayurveda 
Bali: Como Shambhala Estate

 

Maya Ubud

 

Set within 9 acres of lush tropical jungle, escape for session of autumnal Ayurveda at this beautiful Balinese wellness retreat which calms and nurtures with its holistic spa therapies. Discover the hidden water gardens by the Ayung River, where you can unwind with holistic Ayurveda spa treatments. Luxurious private villas, each with their own infinity-edged pools, set the tone for the experience whilst the yoga and Pilates pavilion offers a serene atmosphere in which to unwind in paradise.

Average October temperature: 26 °C (79 °F)

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Como Shambhala from £2,920pp or £3,495 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.


 

November: Pura Vida Adventure & Winter Wellness 
Costa Rica Discover Recover

 

Costa Rica

 

The go to destination for 2016, escape to Costa Rica for a taste of the pura vida (pure life) as British Airways launches the first direct flights from London Gatwick to the country’s capital of San Jose in May 2016. From white water rafting through a volcanic national park to zip lining through the rainforest and wildlife watching on a jungle safari, choose from a range of tours and excursions. Recover at a luxury wellness retreat with yoga, surfing and reviving spa treatments. 

Average November temperature: 27 °C (81 °F)

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 10 nights in Costa Rica from £2,425pp or £3,415 for single occupancy. Price includes a choice of boards, a Discover Recover programme, return flights and transfers.


 

December: Pre-Christmas Restorative Break 
St Lucia: The BodyHoliday

 

Maya Ubud

 

Don’t delay until the New Year; prepare your body and mind for the festive season on a pre-Christmas restorative break on the Caribbean shores of St Lucia. Designed by leading health and wellness experts, and often hosted by world-famous athletes, learn from the best in the business as you prepare for not only Christmas, but the rest of your life. Keep active with beach fit workouts before enjoying your daily spa treatments at this all-inclusive wellness retreat.

Average December temperature: 27 °C (81 °F)

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at The BodyHoliday from £2,140pp for single or double occupancy. Price is all-inclusive, with a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.



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