12 Month Wellness Holiday Guide 2018

Detox retreats aren’t just for overcoming the indulgence of Christmas – check out these fab sun-kissed wellness breaks that are happening throughout 2018!

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January – New Year Cleanse in Thailand

Average January Temperature: 30C

The Barai Vital Body Cleanse – a full body detox in a luxurious hideaway surrounded by the exotic flora and palm-fringed beaches of Hua Hin, Thailand. The body cleanse incudes abdominal massages, moor mud wraps, and a healthy detox menu, plus wellness activities and energising fitness classes.

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February – Holistic Weight Loss in Sri Lanka

Average February Temperature: 20C

Set amongst the lush greenery of Sri Lanka you can work up a sweat with energetic group fitness classes and outdoor activities, and decrease your stress-levels with daily meditation and yoga sessions. The programme includes a personalised diet plan and lifestyle classes to encourage you to make long-term changes that will benefit you beyond your holiday.

March – Digital Detox in Portugal

Average March Temperature: 21C

Set in the sunny Algarve you can learn to switch off more than your phone. Expect to enjoy meditative breathing classes, relaxation massages, and ‘energy breaks’ under the retreat’s signature pine trees. Ditching the digital stuff will leave you plenty of time to indulge in personal training on the beach and paddle board sessions in the sea – leaving your mind cleared and body re-energised.

April – Spring Surf & Yoga in Morocco

Average April Temperature: 25C

Enjoy an early Summer in Morocco with the perfect balance of surfing and yoga. This healthy holiday also promises active adventures such as mountain hikes and cultural excursions to leave you rejuvenated, not wiped out from your adventures!

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May – Mindfulness in Marbella

Average May Temperature: 23C

Enjoy a complete mind and body makeover in the Med combining favourite fitness activities with mindful and balancing practices. Expect beach circuits and personal training, yoga, guided meditations and Tibetan bowl vibrational massages on a holiday with an emphasis on learning how to live a mindful life.  

June – Summer Shape Up in Ibiza

Average June Temperature: 26C

On this luxury boot camp style fitness holiday you can enjoy a daily fitness schedule of circuits, aerobics, Swiss ball, boxing, running, swimming, deep stretching, body sculpting and rebounding. There are also mindfulness sessions to soothe the mind, cookery workshops to feed it, and creative workshops to let it loose. To top it off, you’ll get a full body massage and manicure to ensure you leave feeling great inside and out.

  July – Fusion Fitness in Sardinia

Average July Temperature: 29C

Get fit by the beach while you enjoy magnificent sea views and the excellent wellness facilities at Forte Village. On this holiday you can expect a bespoke Fusion Fitness programme offering a personalised workout plan, and a range of energising activities and treatments with a series of six thalassic pools.

August – Soothing Summer Spa in Italy

Average August Temperature: 28C

Nestled in the alpine mountains surrounding Lake Garda, you can indulge in Lefay’s signature spa, which features a private saline pool with a suspended moon above it to create a truly calming atmosphere to relax and unwind. The resort is also known for offering a wide range of holistic spa treatments from around the world.

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September – Mental Makeover in Portugal

Average Temperature September: 29C

Set in the picturesque Algarve, The Mind Coaching Retreat at Macdonald Monchique will take you through a psychological programme using state-of-the-art techniques to build mental strength. Expect lifestyle tips and group sessions that promise to leave you rejuvenated, more in touch with your inner-self, and focussed on maintaining a healthy lifestyle.

October – Autumn Ayurveda in India

Average Temperature October: 33C

A holistic break in North India that boasts ultimate relaxation and self-discovery. Nestled between the Sahyadri mountains and Mulshi Lake, this spiritual hideaway provides a platform for total rejuvenation in soothing tranquillity. Expect Ayurvedic spa treatments, reflexology, and a variety of yoga practices that will purify and heal your body so you return home feeling rebalanced and cleansed.

November – Farm to Spa Wellness in Costa Rica

Average Temperature November: 31C

Costa Rica is a tropical paradise, the perfect location for a retreat that provides a luxurious yet secluded wellness experience, with unparalleled ocean views. Expect organic spa treatments such as a mint-chocolate treatment for glowing skin, plus activities like cooking and gardening on a back-to-nature wellness holiday that will give you a renewed sense of well-being.

December – Pre-Christmas Restorative Break in St. Lucia

Average December temperature: 30C

Break the mould and have a healthy start to the holiday season. On this break you can prepare your body and mind with a special pre-Christmas wellness programme, designed by leading health and well-being experts. Hosted by Olympic legends, Colin Jackson and Leon Taylor, this wellness experience isn’t just for Christmas, it will benefit you for the rest of your life!

To find out more about these breaks visit healthandfitnesstravel – and don’t forget your travel insurance! Wellbeing holidays and detox breaks are a lot less enjoyable if you lose your passport or your luggage goes missing – travel insurance can help recover the costs and restore balance so you can carry on enjoying your getaway!