Booking a holiday can appear intimidating, there are so many factors to consider; travel costs, accommodation, activities when there, the ease of travelling around destination and more – especially when you’re booking every element of your holiday by yourself. With this in mind we wanted to explore what travellers think of tailor-made travel companies like ourselves. 


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Menopause, a shared experience that many women must go through at some point in their life. Yet, so many are left without the support they need to cope with the symptoms, making this transitional time of life isolating. Juggling work, social and family life whilst also navigating menopausal symptoms can be overwhelming. But you don’t need to suffer and endure this alone. On these retreats you can get the personalised attention you need to better manage the symptoms and with over 30 recognised ones for menopause, you can target the ones that effect you. Handle your hormones, say goodbye to exhausting hot flushes, and rid yourself of debilitating mind fog, with a tailored retreat! Without further ado these are our picks for the best 5 menopause wellness retreats: 




Menopause & Stress Retreat with Dr Marilyn Glenville at Longevity Cegonha Country Club, Portugal  


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Looking for a European escape? Disappear to the sensational coast of Portugal’s Algarve nestled next to the shore, be lulled by the sound of the waves as you sit back in the spa between insightful lectures on the menopause, yoga and Pilate sessions and 1:1s with nutritionists. If you need more inspiration for nutritional, yet flavourful food, then cookery demos with the highly qualified Helen Ford will help you to understand the link between nutrition and managing your menopause for positive outcomes. Bring new recipes home for the whole family to enjoy, whilst ensuring that you are supplying your body with the sufficient food it needs for you to feel your best! This retreat focuses on natural remedies to counteract menopausal symptoms, led by the brilliant Dr Marilyn Glenville one of the UK’s leading specialists in women’s health. Amongst the nourishing food, spa relaxation and health consultations, stretch out your muscles and tone up with some deep breathing yoga.  


Booking and Information: Longevity Cegonha Country Club 

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Women’s Holistic Health at Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand  


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Five minutes from the beach, situated on the paradisial island of Koh Samui, surrounded by nature, breathe in the exotic air and relax. In the hands of experts that are there to pamper and raise you to your most confident and reassured self – this retreat is a self-affirming, boosting, enriching wonderland! A consultation at the beginning and end of the retreat allows you to not only evaluate your progress throughout the retreat but also be directed in lifestyle consultations on how to implement healthy habits at home. Private yoga, Pilates and fitness sessions will help you to reconnect with and tone up your body whilst drink vitamin induced smoothies will aid in helping to rebalance your hormones. Enjoy luxurious pampering with deep calm foot soaks, infrared sauna sessions, and herbal heat steams to relieve any tension, leaving you feeling wholly relaxed.  


Booking and Information: Absolute Sanctuary 


Menopause at Preidlhof, Italy  


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If you are looking for mental harmony, conjoined with the relief of the undesirable physical symptoms of menopause, then this retreat is for you. Preidlhof, specialise in ancient natural remedies to support both your mental and physical health. In South Tyrol, this Italian paradise will satisfy all areas of your wellness get away desires. From delicious, fresh Mediterranean food to opportunities with a range of classes including laughing yoga, re-energise and release a flood of happy endorphins into your body. Start your day with a glowing flow session, then find your voice, before burying your body in a thermal personalised bath and unwinding with a Hawaiian Healing massage. To refuel your body, indulge in a gourmet seven-course dinner overlooking the beautiful garden’s surrounding the retreat. Return feeling rebalanced and equipped to deal with whatever the menopause throws your way. 


Booking and Information: Preidlhof 


Healthy Ageing Women at SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain  


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We all have our insecurities and it can be hard tackling new ones as we go through life, the desire for the remains of youth and vitality can be prominent. To want to look and feel your best shouldn’t be an ambition to shy away from, at SHA Wellness Clinic, they aim to bring western wellness approaches combined with holistic treatments to not only treat the symptoms of menopause but to also rejuvenate your looks. Lose weight and tackle your sleep loss with this blend of medical and natural remedies targeting the consequences of menopause symptoms to restore your confidence and feel your most beautiful. With a renowned medical spa, and a variety of organic cuisines, this sanctuary is a deep relaxation dream.  


Booking and Information: SHA Wellness Clinic 


Longevity Wellness at Longevity Health and Wellness Hotel, Portugal  


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If you really want to get into the nitty and gritty of your wellbeing and health, then Longevity Health and Wellness Hotel is for you. For the analytical among you that want to understand your bodies responses from the inside out, this retreat includes a full longevity holistic health check that assesses all aspects of your personal wellbeing, with evaluations ranging from your lifestyle, biopsychical, fitness profiles, thermographic assessment, even doing a basic blood analysis. There is not an area of wellness neglected! Prioritising a natural wellness direction, their food is not only highly nutritional, sourced locally and free of any chemicals, but it is also delectable! Enjoy the panoramic views of Alvor bay, workout in the gym, swim in the pool, this retreat really has everything! 


Booking and Information: Longevity Health and Wellness Hotel 


The symptoms of menopause are not to be taken lightly, with over 13 million women peri or post-menopausal in the UK, this is not a unique experience. Share it with others that are experiencing the same transitional time as you. Let your worries slide off your shoulders, breathe, relax, and let experts take care of you. Go home assured in your ability to better tackle your symptoms and feel restored, happy, and elevated as your return to your everyday life.  


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



Balancing work, family, friends, hobbies, staying healthy, fitness goals; there’s never enough hours in the day to look after everyone and all aspects of life that need attention! Our own goals and healthy ventures tend to be pushed aside to prioritise other people’s needs. But you deserve to put yourself first for once! And going on a holiday that doesn’t break the bank helps… No matter what wellness retreat you seek, whether it is to kickstart your fitness journey, cleanse your body to be a temple, or perhaps you need a destress, there’s something for you! Read on to see our top 10 picks for affordable solo wellness retreats.  


The Top 10 Affordable Solo Wellness Retreats


If you want to dedicate time to pursuing your own health goals than a solo fitness retreat in the UK could offer the perfect opportunity to kickstart or even level up your fitness journey. For those of you already based here, you’ll enjoy shorter and cheaper travelling costs whilst also having access to state-of-the-art luxurious facilities. Allowing all your focus to be invested in your own wellness ambitions. Life can often get in the way of looking after yourself, whether it is a deeply cathartic detox, an energy release intensive workout, or a countryside escape that you need, our list of solo fitness retreats in the UK covers all bases, read on to find out more! 

Where to Go on a Solo Fitness Retreat in the UK


A luxurious solo travel trip – a brilliant opportunity to focus your concentration on your own personalised goals and escape from the busy, bustling, hecticness of normal life. Explore the wide range of countries that are available for you to choose from, the direction of your solo wellness holiday is up to you! Solo travel does not have to be intimidating with retreats offering ultimate, indulging luxury and experts readily available to guide you where needed. Just because you can’t or don’t want to travel with others, does not mean you shouldn’t travel at all! Adventure through our list of top destinations for your wellness trip 

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Life begins at 40! The kids are quickly flying the nest, or at the very least gaining more independence, and suddenly you have lot more time and energy to do the things you’ve always wanted to do. As such, you think it’s the perfect time to go on that dream getaway you had always envisioned. Whatever your ideal holiday looks like, whether you want to jet off across the Caribbean or sail through the Adriatic Sea, planning your own holiday can be a difficult undertaking. In fact, it is often the case that the better the holiday is the more of a headache it can be to put together.

Let us offer you some advice to help you plan the holiday of your dreams, after all you deserve it!

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Whether we’re hunched over a computer or curled in front of the TV at night watching repeats of gogglebox, we can all be a bit guilty of not giving our bodies the love they deserve; modern life has become more online and reduces the opportunity to be more active. Yoga, whether you never have a moment to sit down or your back has cramped and seized up, is a brilliant way to stretch out your body, and give it some much-needed attention. It can not only improve movement and flexibility within your body but also train your mind, nurturing your mental health. With this in mind, we’ve put together our best yoga retreats – from budget to luxury to suit all budgets and occasions.  

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As the weather turns cooler we're sure we're not the only ones whose thoughts are turning to where to go on a wellness retreat this Christmas and New Year to improve our health, wellness and boost immunity over the winter. From luxury ski and spa breaks in the Italian Dolomites to family wellness holidays in balmy Vietnam, there is a healthy retreat to suit all types of travellers whether you're travelling solo, as a couple or group or with family. 

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Booking a holiday can be a daunting experience, with an endless list of crucial factors to consider and the price sprinting past the budget. There's a common misconception that wellness retreats are the reserve of the very wealthy, but in reality, there is a tailored retreat to suit all budgets from shoestring to ultra luxe. The cost of wellness retreats can vary dependent on a number of factors.  

At Health and Fitness Travel we believe everyone should be able to embark on a wellness retreat, no matter their budget and can tailor a holiday that perfectly suits you and your requirements! Keep reading to see our recommendations for catering a wellness holiday that suits your health and wellness goals as well as your bank account: 

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We could all benefit from a Pilates holiday, why you ask? Because it’s a complex and thorough workout that can be done all by yourself. No two Pilates holidays are the same. They all aim to provide something different to serve the unique needs of their guests, some provide an environment for strength and endurance building, others choose to focus on all the mindful and emotional healing properties that the practise offers, and some retreats like to use Pilates in conjunction with other exercises as a tool for weight loss. One thing they all have in common is the shared insight that they provide, insight and knowledge of Pilates that you can take with after your stay and apply in your day-to-day life.

Whatever your focus might be, there is a certainly a singles Pilates holiday out there that’s just made for you!

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Pilates is a practice that is only growing in popularity as more people discover the impactful effects it has not only on the body but also on the mind. Pilates has come a long way since it was first created by Joseph Pilates, amounting a storm online in recent years; likened for its ability to strengthen, elongate and bring an awareness of the body. Perhaps it's popularity can be pinpointed to its versatility and ability to cater to anybody, whether you are a complete bamboozled newcomer, or a manic athlete, a toddler squirming in nappies or a grandma wanting some variety from jazz class. 2023 is a brilliant time to immerse yourself in the world of Pilates with a tailored Pilates retreat . With that in mind, here are the best places to go on a Pilates retreat in 2023: 

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