Your 2019 Healthy Holiday Guide
21 Dec 2018
Where to Wellness Holiday in 2019: Your 12 Month Guide
Follow your every wellness whim in 2019 with a year's worth of inspiration and motivation to indulge in health-enhancing wellness experiences around the world. From January detox retreats in Java to winter fitness breaks in Ibiza, Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists reveal their month-by-month guide of the best wellness holiday destinations for 2019, so you can make this the year to nourish your mind, body and soul.
January: Detox Cleanse in Java: MesaStila Detox
Ok so the 'sensible' Christmas didn't go quite to plan (or even remotely near to plan), but not to worry; all can be resolved with a revitalising detox retreat in Java. Nestled in 22 hectares of stunning coffee plantations and lush gardens, rid your body of unwanted toxins with rejuvenating therapies and cleansing diet. A new year means a new you, so give your body the A-list treatment it deserves on this luxury health retreat. Utilising Javanese influences with contemporary Western techniques, your body will feel lighter, fresher and totally rejuvenated.
Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 5 nights at MesaStila from $1,710pp or $2,740 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a detox program and return transfers.
February: Embrace Holistic Wellness in Bali: Svarga Loka Holistic Healing
With the Christmas festivities a distant memory and the odds of sticking to a resolution not in your favour, February is the best time to get back on track and embark on a wellness escape. The shortest month of the year, use your time wisely with an invigorating healing trip to Bali. Utilising century-old Balinese traditions, spiritual priest rituals and powerful mantra massages, your body will be coerced into releasing any stored tension and your energy levels will rebalance. The combination of treatments, therapies and medicine will allow you to go home nourished both inside and out.
Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Svarga Loka from $1,945pp or $2,485 for single occupancy. Price is full board, with a wellness program and return private transfers
March: Cultural Exploration in India: Pravassa India
If January is the month of making resolutions, then March is the month of celebrating them. Take a break from all your hard work and travel to discover India. Explore the beauty and diversity of this culturally rich and vibrant country. Get lost in all its captivating charm, from the mixture of exotic sights, hypnotic sounds of mantra chanting and the trail of sandalwood incense lightly filling up your senses. Embark on a wellness adventure that brings you up close with thousands of years of cultural traditions and history. Abundant in temples, meditation centres, yoga ashrams and retreats, India promises to satisfy your well-being needs. This charming, fragrant and colourful land will welcome you with open arms and leave you inspired, with a new perspective of the world around you.
Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 12 days at Pravassa India from $6,755pp or $8,485 for single occupancy. Price includes accommodation, breakfast, Pravassa program and return private transfers.
April: Total Body Conditioning in Tenerife: Baobab Suites Pilates
If you're longing to take a break from your busy schedule and focus on your well-being, then head to the Canaries for some Pilates, body conditioning and full body TLC. This comprehensive wellness program focuses on improving flexibility and strength to increase both awareness and enhance control of your entire body. With muscle evaluations, postural analysis and nutritious plant-based cuisine, transform yourself from the inside out under the warmth of the Spanish sun.
Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 5 nights at Baobab Suites from $1,515pp or $2,675 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, with a Pilates program and return private transfers.
May: Get Fit in Ibiza: The Body Camp
Push yourself to the limits on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Ibiza. Guests will experience a full body transformation, alongside an important focus on the mind. Discover the great outdoors with a variety of fun fitness classes, from circuit training and boxing, to body sculpt and water activities. Learn to cook healthy meals from informative nutrition workshops, ensuring you can put your new nutritious lifestyle into practice when you return home. A revitalising dip in the heated salt water wool will help you unwind after an energetic day along with a full body massage for restoration and repair.
Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at The Body Camp from $2,250pp or $3,330 for single occupancy. Price includes full board.
June: Be Active, Mindful and Balanced in Portugal: Monchique Mindful Triathlon
Escape the cold and journey into the hills and valleys in this nature haven in Portugal. Whether you're an active traveller looking for a little more balance, or a dedicated yogi looking to deepen your practice, this Mindful Triathlon holiday in Portugal is sure to be a winner. Embracing 3 core tenets, be active amid the serene forests with a nature walk, learn mindfulness with chakra mediation, and find balance with activities such as yoga and Pilates. Finally, unwind by indulging with a restorative massage at the Sensorial Spa to leave you feeling deeply relaxed.
Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Monchique from $830pp or $1,345 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a wellness program and return private transfers.
July: Healthy Hiking in France: Quintessence Sports & Health Retreat
Are you sick of fly and flop holidays? Why not try something a bit more physically challenging and mentally stimulating this Winter with an exhilarating trip to the French Alps. Explore the dramatic mountains with a scenic hike or choose to find balance with outdoor yoga in the cool mountain air. An unmatched fitness retreat with a touch of luxury, fresh altitude, cosy accommodation and amenities like the garden Jacuzzis assure to make your getaway a true retreat experience. Enjoy free time reading from the library to build your knowledge on various healthy practises that you can take home.
Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Quintessence from $3,430pp or $3,320 for single occupancy. Price is full board, with a wellness program and return private transfers.
August: Sleep Well in Mauritius: Shanti Maurice Shanti Sleep
Sleeping difficulties affect us all at one point in our lives, but regular insomnia, which can affect your daily life should be addressed. With over 70 disorders in existence, and approximately one-third of people in Australia reporting sleep problems, the Shanti Sleep program seems to be exactly what the doctor ordered. Utilising 'Yoga Nidra' to ensure deep relaxation, you will also receive indulgent spa treatments, such as reflexology and Ayurvedic massage to help reduce stress. Return home feeling well rested and infinitely more positive having finally had your 40 winks.
Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Shanti Maurice from $7,120pp or $7,210 for single occupancy. Price includes half board, with a sleep program and return private transfers.
September: Re-boot Your Health in Greece: Euphoria Retreat
Euphoria Retreat is the perfect place to relax and redefine the relationship between your mind and body. Reinvent yourself through a wide range of rejuvenating spa treatments designed to help guests achieve an enduring inner-balance. Enjoy their delightful cuisine which is not only delicious but also significantly boosts your metabolism and energy levels. Experience an authentic healing philosophy that draws inspiration from both Eastern and Western medicine. With complimentary spa treatments and health-boosting fitness classes, take a healing journey of transformation at this tranquil Greek retreat.
Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Euphoria Retreat from $5,015pp or $5,905 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness program and return private transfers.
October: Realise Your Full Potential in Turkey: Six Senses Kaplankaya Full Potential
Embark upon a journey to realising your full potential at Six Senses Kaplankaya in Turkey. Set in a secluded bay of the Milas province with panoramic views of the Aegean, this is an idyllic getaway to work on your wellness. Find vibrancy, radiancy and energy with a comprehensive and bespoke wellness program designed to guide you on a road to health and happiness. With a host of rejuvenating spa treatments and exhilarating adventure tours, this is one holiday you wonâ€™t want to forget.
Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Six Senses Kaplankaya from $4,475pp or $6,355 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a wellness program and return private transfers.
November: Perfect Your Asanas in Thailand: The BARAI Spa Bespoke Yoga Journey
This November, venture to a world of palm-fringed beaches, cobalt waters and opulent palaces, for a bespoke yoga journey at The BARAI Spa. Realise the invaluable benefits of your yoga practice by reconnecting your body and soul, improving physical fitness, increasing flexibility, calming the mind and boosting immunity. Enjoy a private yoga lesson or selection of restorative treatments, all enhancing the development of your yoga practice. The result? A you that's re-energised, renewed and ready to face life's challenges.
Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at BARAI from $4,205pp or $6,160 for single occupancy. Price is full board, with a yoga program and return private transfers.
December: A Non-traditional Christmas in Thailand: Amanpuri Awareness
Take a time out from the traditional at Christmas as you restore your inner balance with a wellness trip to Amanpuri on the beautiful island of Phuket. A highly meditative and relaxing experience, embrace a bespoke immersion of the mind, body and soul under the guidance of a former Buddhist monk. As your mindfulness and awareness improve, notice how stresses dissipate, leaving you with clarity, direction and inner peace. With enchanting views of the Andaman Sea and breath-taking pink sunsets, have yourself a merry little Christmas.
Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Amanpuri from $9,940pp or $14,220 for single occupancy. Price is full board, with a wellness program and return private transfers.
Not sure when you'd like to travel? Well, anytime in 2019 is a good time to visit Kamalaya, Aro Ha, Fusion Maia, Amatara and COMO Shambhala Estate. For advice, guidance and booking visit www.healthandfitnesstravel.com.au or call 1300 551 353