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If getting fit is a transformative experience then getting fit with friends on a group holiday is even more so! From explorative water sports to beach boot camps and sunrise yoga classes, you are sure to experience a sensational fitness getaway - and what better way to do it than with a group of other like-minded individuals! Captivate your body and fulfill your fitness needs with the exciting activities the retreats have to offer you whilst also refreshing your mental well-being with the serene natural beauty of your surrounding environment. Create long-lasting friendships and beautiful memories that will last a lifetime with these ultimate group fitness holidays! 

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Today we’re going to be delving into one of RAKxa Wellness & Medical Retreat’s newest programme collections, Authentic Eastern. You might be thinking to yourself, how are these new programmes different to the ones already on offer from RAKxa? Well, with helpful insights from the resort Managing Director Dusadee Tancharoen, all of your important questions will be answered! So, keep reading for some great information surrounding these new programmes and to find out if they may be perfect for you to embark on during your special wellness journey! 

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Thailand’s natural and man-made beauty is impossible to encapsulate with just a couple of words. The country is a Southeast Asian paradise ready to welcome travellers of all backgrounds with a wide smile and open arms. The nation is as colourful as it is breathtaking with jaw-dropping temples and monasteries. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the most enticing elements of Thailand and what makes it the best destination for both yoga and cultural awareness holidays. 

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It’s no secret that South American countries are severely underrated. In a study conducted by Far&Wide, 0 of the 20 most visited countries in the world are in South America. With global entry restrictions being reduced and/or lifted, there is no better time or place to embark on your wellness retreat. South American countries are known for their gorgeous sunshine, enchanting wildlife, and incredible natural landscapes. We’ve put together a brief list of our most fabulous retreats and tours in the pristine beauty that is South America!  

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Any opportunity to improve your wellness is one worth taking - but a fitness retreat  under the guidance of an expert takes your experience to the next level! So much more than your average personal trainer, the coaches on these retreats take excellence in their respective fields to new heights - many of them winning Olympic medals and being world-renowned names. There’s arguably no better way to learn a discipline or sport - you can walk in as a complete beginner and return home knowing a few tricks of the trade!  

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Going on a cycling holiday can bring out tonnes of excitement, and whether you’re cycling on an island in Thailand or along the golden beaches of Mykonos, adventure and fitness are imminent. Cycling holidays are as intense as they are rewarding, offering a healthy challenge that will push you to your limits! We’ve all been in this situation before - you go to get something out of your backpack only to realize you’ve never packed it in the first place! We’re celebrating National Bike Week this June by putting together a list of all of the essentials you need to make your cycling holiday one you’ll never forget!  

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Cultural awareness has been proven to have a significant impact on mental health, and as such progressively more travellers are seeking a holiday that not only enriches the mind, body and soul, but also actively promotes the discovery of a different culture. By stimulating and refreshing the mind through a mixture of various wellness activities, these tours meet this growing trend, combining the benefits of exercise and invigorating the mind, with new experiences and cultures. From white water rafting through the black water rivers of Argentina, to unwinding in the naturally heated Blue Lagoon of Iceland, these tours have something for everyone. 

Active tours are ideally suited to adventurous travellers who can explore the chosen destination on a range of different energetic activities, in the company of like-minded individuals. Whereas, well-being conscious travellers can unwind and embark on a health journey of self-discovery, delving deeper into the culture of their chosen destination on a wellness tour. Active and Wellness Tours ensure an enriching experience, rejuvenating the mind and body to improve overall well-being. Let’s take a look at 10 of some of the top active and wellness tours to embark on, ones you’d definitely treasure for a lifetime.

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We all know how addicting smartphones can be, and how much of our daily lives they can consume. In fact, according to a study published by King University, people touch their phones at 2,617 times per day! It can be surprising how much time we actually spend on our phones, and we can actually get fatigued quite easily if we don’t take a break! Our eyes need a rest after spending so many hours each week looking at bright screens, and our minds need a break too! It can be stressful constantly looking at what people are doing on social media and FOMO can have an effect on us, making us feel anxious and depressed when we compare other’s seemingly picture-perfect lives to our own. That’s why it can be extremely beneficial to your health to embark on a technology-free wellness retreat 

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Booking a family holiday isn’t always a straightforward as we think. Contrasting from booking a holiday for ourselves or for one other person, we have to think about what kind of itineraries would be ideal for every member of the family. On top of this, as families often tend to vary in age and gender, this can see some conflict of interest when it comes to geographical location as well as length and mode of transportation you choose to use. So, with this in mind, let’s take a look at 8 of top family holidays that are perfect to embark on this summer, and with all sorts of activities to enjoy and places to explore, there’s no better time than summer time to experience and bond with the family! 

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In the 21st Century, all tourists seek unique travel experiences, tailored to their needs. But are all travel operators providing sustainable, accessible, and inclusive destinations that allow people to enjoy their holidays without hindrance? There are 13.9 million people living with a disability in the UK. That’s 20% of the population – which means 1 in 5 customers are likely to have a long-term health condition that impacts their day-to-day lives. Championing wellness for everyone, we have extensively researched and put together our accessible travel offering to help travellers make informed decisions about where to go when it comes to booking a wellness holiday that caters for their unique needs. 

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What is a wellness incentive break you ask? Well, first of all let’s look at what a wellness incentive actually is shall we? A wellness incentive is a strong emotion or desire that impacts the well-being of an individual and can be present in both internal and external forms of motivation. Wellness incentives are often used by employers to promote wellness within their workplaces, to offer rewards and recognition to their employees as a result of hard work and meeting business goals. 

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