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Your Wellness Holiday Guide for 2016

From a spa & yoga spring break in Miami and the Caribbean, to shaping up for summer on a Cretan boot camp and escaping to Costa Rica for a dose of winter wellness, make 2016 the year to nourish your mind, body and soul. Health and Fitness Travel share their month by month guide of the best wellness holidays for 2016.
 

JANUARY:

Detox & Get Fit Phuket Cleanse Detox & Fitness in Thailand
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 boot camp sessions, Muay Thai and TRX suspension training before cooling off in the invigorating ice bath.
Average January temperature: 27 °C (81 °F)
7 nights from £2,065pp. Price includes full board, a detox & fitness programme, return flights and transfers.

FEBRUARY:

Mountain Medi Spa Rejuvenation Kurotel Longevity Medical Centre and Spa in Brazil
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)
7 nights from £4,890pp. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.

MARCH:

Yoga & Culture 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)
10 nights from £3,040pp. Price includes a choice of boards, a Discover Recover programme, return flights and transfers.

APRIL:

Miami Beach & Caribbean Chic Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach and Parrot Cay Yoga & Pilates in the Caribbean
Make a spring break for the shores of South Miami Beach, before heading south to the private island of Parrot Cay. In Miami, take in the ocean views from the stunning roof-top spa and yoga terrace
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 April temperature: 23 °C (74 °F)
14 nights from £4,365pp. Price includes breakfast, a wellness programme, return flights and transfers.

MAY:

Oceanic Wellness Vilalara Longevity Thalassa & Medical Spa in Portugal
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 reenergize.
Average May temperature: 18 °C (64 °F)
7 nights from £1,400pp. Price includes breakfast, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.

JUNE:

Shape up for summer Wildfitness Crete
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, or tackling insomnia.
Average July temperature: 23 °C (73 °F)
7 nights from £2,198pp. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.
 

JULY:

Learn a Healthier Lifestyle Ti Sana in Italy
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)
7 nights from £2,198pp. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.

AUGUST:

Keep Active by the Coast Epic Sana Algarve Hotel in Portugal
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 boot camp or taking to the water on a SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) retreat, enjoy a variety of complimentary activities, including aqua fit, 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)
7 nights from £1,015pp. Price includes breakfast, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.

SEPTEMBER:

Healing Harmony Shanti Som in Spain
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)
6 nights from £1,570pp. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.

OCTOBER:

Autumn Ayurveda Como Shambhala Estate in Bali
Set within 9 acres of lush tropical jungle, escape for session of autumnal Ayurveda at this beautiful 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 to unwind.
Average October temperature: 26 °C (79 °F)
7 nights from £2,920pp. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.

NOVEMBER:

Pura Vida Adventure & Winter Wellness Costa Rica Discover Recover
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 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 excursions. Recover at a luxury wellness retreat with yoga, surfing and reviving spa treatments.
Average November temperature: 27 °C (81 °F)
10 nights from £2,425pp. Price includes a choice of boards, a Discover Recover programme, return flights and transfers.

DECEMBER:

Pre-Christmas Restorative Break The BodyHoliday in St Lucia
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)
7 nights from £2,140pp. Price is all-inclusive, with a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.

Heath and Fitness Travel specialise in healthy holidays worldwide. For advice, guidance and booking visit healthandfitnesstravel.com 

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