So what should you look for when choosing a health retreat? You are committed and have allocated the time to go away so now a little research and planning is needed. A health retreat can be a life-changing experience, but with options as unique as the traveller, choosing the right wellness holiday for you can seem daunting.
We want you to have as much fun planning your healthy holiday as you do on it! So step away from any overwhelming brochures and take five to really think about what it is you want and need from your perfect wellness getaway. While we can’t decide for you, with our quick guide questions, you will soon be one step closer to choosing your ideal health retreat.
Why should I go on a health retreat?
If the idea of a fly-and-flop holiday has lost its lustre, a health retreat can present the perfect solution…
|►||Achieve a healthy afterglow that long outlasts your tan.|
|►||With the opportunity to really unplug, you can finally find the time to focus on your wellness goals and learn how to lead a healthier lifestyle.|
|►||Whether you want to focus on yoga, meditation or Ayurveda, a typical day can see you enjoying a combination of indulgent spa treatments, fitness classes and wellness activities.|
What type of health retreats are there?
Are you craving a rigorous fitness retreat or seeking a more restorative meditation experience…
|►||Whatever your wellness tipple, we have something for everyone, from yoga and Pilates, to detox, healing and Ayurveda spa holidays.|
|►||Choose to target problem areas with a range of wellness programmes including; weight loss, anti-ageing, stress relief, and sleep well programmes.|
|►||Great news, you don’t have to be advanced to go on a health retreat! For example, if you are new to yoga consider a more general spa holiday with a mix of yoga and exercise classes. If you are a dedicated yogi, practice your passion on a focused yoga holiday.|
Where do I want to go?
Health retreats are about self-discovery but your destination is a big part of the journey…
|►||Consider your preferred climate. For sun worshippers, the Caribbean is a good place to start. If you are more of a snow lover, consider a holiday in Switzerland.|
|►||What about your surroundings? Escape to a secluded wilderness retreat, or combine your wellness holiday with culture on our Discover Recover holidays.|
|►||Experience natural wonders across the world whilst enhancing your well-being; from natural thermal springs in Thailand, to biking trails in the Tuscan hills.|
|►||Re-connect with nature and try new activities you don’t find everyday back home; from paddleboard yoga in Ibiza, to bootcamp boxing in a Kenyan coconut grove.|
When is the best time to go?
Whether it comes down to cost, seasonal climate or capacity, when you choose to go can change everything…
|►||With different seasons bringing different climates across the world year round, our month-by-month when to go guide is a great place to start.|
|►||Plan ahead and sometimes you can find great deals during off-season months – check out our offers page for the latest.|
|►||Look into times when a retreat may not be as crowded for a more peaceful experience.|
|►||Travelling solo? Ask about our single specific months.|
How do I want to eat?
Consider the level of healthy eating you want to achieve and rejoice in returning home without the dreaded holiday bulge…
|►||Focus on overhauling any unhealthy eating habits on a detox holiday. Kick start weight loss with raw food, macrobiotic and juice diets to cleanse your body.|
|►||Learn how to continue healthy eating at home with educational seminars, and how to recreate your favourite dishes with healthy cooking classes.|
|►||For a less intensive approach to healthy eating, many of our resort restaurants offer cuisines inspired from across the world. From Mediterranean, to Asian and Caribbean.|
We hope our quick guide has given you food for thought. Now that you have more of an idea of what you are looking for, find inspiration with our handpicked retreats here.