Has a Christmas diet of mince pies, roast potatoes and chocolate coins followed by large amounts of alcohol on New Year’s Eve left you feeling a bit fatigued? Most of us at this time of year look to take up some healthy habits so why not start 2016 as you mean to go on and take a look at these healthy holiday options. Peaceful sleep, renewed energy and a sharp mind could be yours…
Yogashala, Kerala, India
Enjoy private and group yoga classes at this spacious rooftop studio in Kerala, India. Owner Padma Nair mixes sivananda, iyengar and ashtanga yoga styles within her teaching. Whilst in India indulge in a course of chavutti thirummal, a relaxing Indian foot massage, you’ll leave feeling like a new person.
Forte Village, Sardinia
The Spa Thaermae del Forte at Forte Village offers thalassotherapy in its six seawater pools. Pools are set at different temperatures with varying salt concentrations. Massages are performed using ancient traditional Indian techniques to help guests relax and unwind. Guests can also get advice on fitness by completing the Tecnogym cardiofitness circuit which will assess your basic physical condition which allows you to plan the perfect personalised wellness programme. The health bar can provide a variety of infusions which are packed with vitamins and are used to treat everything from cellulite to stress.
Treehouse Stay, Costa Rica
Finca Bellavista is a community of treehouses situated near Piedras Blancas National Park. Treehouses are linked by ziplines and bridges and the community promotes respect for the surrounding environment. The treehouses are dotted amongst 600 acres of jungle and are the perfect base for nature walks and hiking. Pools and waterfalls are also within easy reach. Enjoy fruit and vegetables harvested freshly from the community garden.
Le Palais Paysan, Marrakech
Le Palais Paysan and in:spa offer retreats for guests looking to get their mind and bodies in check. In:spa fly out a team of experts from London for each retreat – a combination of personal trainers, yoga teacher, nutritionist, specialist detox chef and massage therapist to motivate and educate. As well as enjoying the stunning scenery, swimming pool and luxurious accommodation guests can look forward to twice daily yoga classes, 2-4 hours of varied exercise each day, gourmet detox cuisine, unlimited herbal teas and water and of course 2 massage treatments to get into tip top form.
This destination spa located in the Himalayas offers a wide variety of packages for guests. Everything from weight management to detoxes and stress management can be tackled here. To reduce stress and improve health whilst also working on your yoga and meditation the Ayurvedic Rejuvenation tackles all. The programme includes initial wellness consultation as well as a fitness test and body composition analysis. When not taking part in wellness activities such as yoga, meditation, workshops and cooking demonstrations guests can enjoy the sauna, chill plunge pool and hydrotherapy foot bath.
Road Biking, Majorca
Majorca is a hotspot for cyclists with its stunning scenery, mild weather and an endless choice of biking routes to choose from. On this 6 day road biking holiday guests can head out with the local cycling club every morning from 9am to 1pm covering 80km to 100km each day. Spend the afternoons relaxing by the pool or enjoying a restorative massage in the spa, you’ve earned it!