• 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 Best New Year Holiday Retreats for 2014

     A diet of mince pies and Christmas pudding is all fine, but have you thought about the aftermath? Set your sights on a health and fitness holiday to take you away from the chaos of New Year and escape on one of our New Year healthy holiday retreats.

  • 10 Healthy Holidays to Change Your Life

    10 Healthy Holidays to Change Your Life

    Make now the time to change your life for the better and reach your optimal health. Take a break and go on holiday to reach your own personal goals, whether to get fit, lose weight, stop smoking, learn to surf, beat insomnia or learn to dance. We round up our top 10 self-improving wellness holidays which will impact you long after you return home.

  • 10 of the Best Christmas & New Year Healthy Retreats

    Tired of the usual feeling of lethargy, stress and bloating, often felt around the festive period? Flee the cold grey skies and escape on a luxury Christmas and New Year healthy retreat in paradise.

  • 10 of the Best Detox Retreats for 2015

    Revitalise your body with a healthy spring cleanse after an over-indulgent festive season, as we round up 10 of the best detox retreats for 2015. From the foothills of India’s Himalayas to the rolling Tuscan hills of Italy, swap the toxin-inducing stress levels, lethargy and poor diets of daily life for a healthy detox holiday. With expert guidance, healthy nutrition and cleansing spa treatments; enhance your well-being for benefits from weight loss to clearer skin and improved mental clarity.

  • 10 of the Best Fitness Holidays for Singles

    10 of the best fitness holidays for singles


    Travelling as a single holidaymaker is no longer an overwhelming or frightening experience. Health and wellness holidays are becoming more geared towards catering for singles holidays  and solo travellers. With friendly group activities, group tables at meal times and solo specific months, you embark on a healthy holiday on your own, meet likeminded people, and return with a whole host of memories. We round up our top 10 fitness holidays for singles, so you can find your dream active break. From St. Lucia to India and Thailand to Spain, our luxury fitness retreats are perfect for a solo-friendly trip.

  • 10 of the Best Health Retreats

    10 of the Best Health Retreats


    If you are looking to step back from the stresses of modern life then a trip to a health retreat could be just what the doctor ordered. Escape to a peaceful wellness sanctuary in an exotic location and lose all your cares and worries or pick up the pace and get your body moving on a fitness break. Whatever your specific health and well-being goals are, you’re sure to find something suitable with one of our luxurious healthy holidays.

  • 10 of the Best Wellbeing Escapes

    Whether your aim is to shed a few pounds, boost your fitness, de-stress, cleanse your body, seek mind renewal, indulge in luxury spa therapies, improve your sleep or get an adrenalin hit, we share 10 of our best well-being escapes which will guarantee to give you a health and fitness boost.

  • 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.

    More information: View Samahita

    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.

    More information: View Ananda

    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

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    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.

    More information: View Chiva Som


    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 Spa Holidays for Mind, Body and Soul


    The stresses of modern life can really take their toll, so we’ve chosen our top 10 spa holidays to revive and relax your mind, body and soul. Spa holidays are a great way of giving yourself the break you deserve, allowing all aspects of your health to improve. From clearing your mind in the Caribbean to boosting your immune system in the Austrian mountains, here’s our top 10 luxury spa breaks to cure any complaint you may have.

  • 10 Ways to Boost Fitness on Holiday

    10 Ways to Boost Fitness on Holiday


    Going on holiday doesn’t have to mean lounging by the pool all week and watching all of your hard training back at home go to waste. There are so many fun and effective ways to keep entertained and boost your fitness on holiday; from joining in with a variety of fitness classes to rediscover your favourite sport and stretching your legs on a trek, as you explore your surroundings. With our tailor-made fitness holidays allowing you to mix and match your favourite activities, depending on what you fancy each day, we’ve rounded up a little inspiration with our top 10 ways to boost fitness on holiday.

  • 3 of the Best Meditation Retreats

    3 of the Best Meditation Retreats


    For some people, the first image that springs into mind when they hear the word meditation is that you are just sitting down saying ommmm with your legs crossed. Contrary to that opinion, meditation is certainly more than that stereotype. You can find insight, bliss and peace with added health and relaxation benefits. It can even change your outlook on life, reducing stress and anxiety. With our meditation retreats this can be possible and we have listed 3 of our best ones for healthy holiday inspiration.  From our relaxing wellness retreat in the small island of Phuket in Thailand to the mountains of New Zealand, all our meditation breaks and retreats offer peace and rejuvenation.

  • 5 Best Well-being Holidays for Couples

    5 Best Well-being Holidays for Couples

    Modern life can be time consuming and stressful; work commitments, commuting and deadlines can often leave strains on relationships. Take the chance to reconnect with your partner by indulging yourself in luxurious surroundings and holistic activities. Pamper yourselves with spa therapies from full body wraps to massages and wine and dine at exquisite restaurants that serve exotic cuisine at its best. All of our well-being holidays offer spa facilities which offer full relaxation designed to revitalise and replenish mind, body and soul.

  • 5 of the Best Beach Spa Holidays

    To experience a true sense of relaxation, why not work on your well-being by going on a beach spa holiday? Combine rejuvenating spa treatments with coastal views at one of our luxury handpicked destinations. Beach spa breaks team some of our favourite holiday activities together, including indulgent therapies, relaxing on the beach and the thrill of adrenaline-fuelled water sports.

  • 5 of the Best Eco-Friendly Holiday Destinations

    5 of the Best Eco-Friendly Holiday Destinations


    Travel the world in health and wellness whilst making a positive impact on the environment, with our 5 best eco-friendly holiday destinations for green conscious travellers. With a choice of luxury wellness retreats, proud of their eco-design and green-friendly awards, travel abroad happy in the knowledge that our hand-select wellness retreats actively support sustainable tourism.

  • 5 of the Best Fitness Holiday Workouts

    Working out is a key step in the quest to get fit and healthy, but which style is best suited for you? Whether you want to tone up, slim down or get fit mentally and physically, we take you through five of the best fitness workouts, so you can find the best method to achieve your goals. We also round up five of our handpicked luxury fitness holidays where you can enjoy all five of these workouts on one amazing healthy holiday!

  • 5 of the Best Fitness Holidays for Men

    5 of the Best Fitness Holidays for Men

    With life becoming increasingly complex with work, social and family demands, men are finding less time to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Research indicates that stress is not the only illness on the rise; heart disease, diabetes, and high blood pressure are ranked as the top three health issues plaguing men, and all three can be prevented through diet andexercise. And there's no better place to do this than on an active and healthy holiday specifically designed for men.

  • 5 of the Best Healing Spa Holidays

    5 of the Best Healing Spa Holidays

    Pamper yourself with holistic spa therapies including full body wraps and massages, and personalise your treatments to your own wellness goals. Expert therapists and nutritionists will guide you through the perfect wellness programme to improve your mental and physical well-being, whether you want to de-stress, unwind or detox on holiday. Many people have more than one health objective, so you can also use a healing spa holiday to work on all other aspects of your mental and physical well-being. All of our luxury spa break destinations also offer cardiovascular fitness classes, which can include circuit training, scenic treks and aerobics to help you slim down and tone up. You can choose the daily holistic activities you want to take part in to create your perfect healthy holiday.

  • 5 of the Best Pre-Wedding Fitness Breaks

    5 of the Best Pre-Wedding Fitness Breaks

    If wedding admin is leaving you too frazzled to fit in your bridal workout, it sounds like you might be in need of a fitness escape. From Tuscany to Thailand, rejuvenate on a pre-wedding fitness break and you’ll be in tip-top condition for your big day.

  • 5 of the Best Scuba Diving Holidays

    5 of the Best Scuba Diving Holidays


    Dive beneath the surface of some of the world’s most beautiful oceans on a luxury scuba diving holiday, as you discover vibrant coral reefs and come face-to-face with a rich array of marine life. Set sail for the white sandy beaches and dazzling waters of the Maldives, where marine encounters include diving with whale sharks and manta rays, or holiday in Jamaica, to experience a real taste of the Caribbean and discover turtles, sting-rays and seahorses. 

    With a range of luxury diving holidays in stunning destinations world-wide you can hand-pick your healthy holiday through our tailor-made programmes. Unwind in luxurious surroundings with indulgent spa treatments and well-being activities, from yoga and Pilates to cycling and personal training. Find your dream escape with our hand-picked selection of the world’s best scuba diving holidays to feel inspired to delve beneath the surface and discover something new.

    Parrot Cay: COMO Parrot Cay

    Scuba diving at COMO Parrot Cay

    Explore the colourful reefs at COMO Parrot Cay

    Seek adventure in tropical climes as you discover a variety of exotic marine life at this luxury wellness retreat in Parrot Cay. Ease into the new day with sunrise yoga and transfer the calming breathing practices processes into your diving training as you explore the underwater world with a professional divers. After coming face-to-face with rich coral reefs and beautiful fish, unwind with an evening of sunset meditation and calming breathing practices. A beautiful destination for relaxing spa holiday, rejuvenate with holistic spa treatments before waking early the next morning for a sunrise paddleboard.

    More information: view COMO Parrot Cay

    MaldivesCOMO Maalifushi

    Scuba diving at COMO Maalifushi in the Maldives

    Dive with an array of marine life at COMO Maalifushi

    Discover the beauty of Thaa Atoll and delve into this world-renowned diving destination on a healthy holiday perfect for water enthusiasts. Surrounded by soft, white sands and sparkling azure waters, whale sharks Manta Rays and beautiful schools of colourful fish can be seen around the retreat’s island on your daily diving trips. Ideal for a yoga holiday, take part in yoga classes to calm both body and mind before delving into the awe-inspiring underwater world of the Maldives. Return to the surface and make a splash with a surfing before unwinding in luxurious spa facilities.

    More information: View COMO Maalifushi

    St Lucia: BodyHoliday (All-inclusive) at BodyHoliday

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    Discover the underwater world at BodyHoliday (All-inclusive) at BodyHoliday

    Whisk yourself away to this stunning secluded retreat on St Lucia's crescent, rounded coastline for an incredible variety of water-sports. Explore the beauty of this underwater world whilst diving through the depths of the Caribbean to spot sting-rays, turtles, blue marlin and seahorses. A great destination for a water sports holiday, keep active in the water with everything from water skiing to windsurfing and kayaking, before ending the day with a sunset cruise and candle-lit dinner under the stars. Work up a sweat back on dry land with group fitness classes, from salsa dancing to yoga and bootcamp to HIIT.

    More information: View BodyHoliday (All-inclusive) at BodyHoliday

    Bali: Wellness Tours - Bali

    Group of people in diving gear on a boat

    Dive as a group at Wellness Tours - Bali

    Escape to the Bali’s coastline to immerse yourself on a wellness tour that offers opportunities perfect for diving enthusiasts and beginners alike. Benefit from expert training with diving instructors in some of Bali’s top diving sites and easy access to an impressive house reef. Explore the coral reefs and wreck dive spots of these tropical waters and discover the rich array of marine life, including lion fish, barracudas and large grouper. A beautiful destination for a spa holiday, rejuvenate after an active day with a Balinese massage, before tantalising your taste-buds with a delicious fusion of Indonesian and international dishes.

    More information: View Wellness Tours - Bali

    Portugal: Galo Resort

    Person diving at Galo Resort in Madeira

    Let the PADI instructors take you to secret destinations at Galo Resort 

    For an unforgettable diving experience within Europe, retreat to the sun soaked coastline of Madeira. Swim alongside barracudas, manta rays, and the occasional inquisitive seal with professional PADI dive instructors who will guide you through the protected house reef, with perfect year round diving conditions. After a day spent discovering the depths of the ocean, explore your surroundings on land with a range of activities, from triathlon training to mountain biking and trail running to golf lessons. A great destination for a fitness holiday, break a sweat with group fitness classes, including spinning and Pilates, before reviving with a holistic Ayurveda spa treatment.

    More information: View Galo Resort


    Talk to one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 397 8891 or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your perfect diving holiday.

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