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Where to Go in 2013: Your Healthy Holiday Guide

Unsure of where to go on your active and wellness holiday this year? Don't panic, as we present you with our month-by-month guide to this year's top holiday experiences and destinations. From the Austrian Alps to the jungles of Bali, there's a holiday for every season.


Unsure of where to go on your active and wellness holiday this year? Don't panic, as we present you with our month-by-month guide to this year's top holiday experiences and destinations. From the Austrian Alps to the jungles of Bali, there's a holiday for every season.

January: Kick-start your New Year fitness goals…

Buccament Bay Luxury Bootcamp / Flexible Fitness Retreat

Kick start your 2013 fitness regime with a trip to Buccament Bay, a superb beach retreat on the island of St Vincent. Buccament Bay is the number one location in the Caribbean for solos or groups seeking a luxury fitness holiday and you could be achieving your New Year's fitness resolutions by taking part in daily fitness activities on the beach, such as boxing and yoga, surrounded by tropical rainforest and turquoise waters. The Luxury Bootcamp and Flexible Fitness Retreat run from the 21st January.

February: Escape to the mountains…

Grand Park

Escape to the idyllic Gastein valley in the Austrian Alps for a revitalising lift to your health and well-being. Grand Park offers first-class accommodation with an emphasis on luxury, friendly hospitality, outstanding service and a health and wellness centre of more than 2000m². If you're in need of a detox, then the Grand Park Detox holiday will support you on every level, from nutritional guidance to fitness routines and a calorie-controlled well-balanced diet. Or perhaps you are an avid skier, in which case look no further than the Grand Park Ski & Spa programme for a Valentine's getaway this February.

 

A beach training session at Buccament Bay

A beach training session at Buccament Bay 

The Gastein Valley in Austria

The Gastein valley in Austria 

                                                                                                                                        

March: Unite your body and soul in India…

Ananda

Set at the foot of the Himalayas, Ananda is a spiritual retreat that creates unique programmes designed to extend your health and unite your body and soul. What's more, you can add adventure to your wellness holiday, with a choice of treks in the Himalayan foothills and white-water rafting on the river Ganges, on theAnanda Fusion Fitness programme. You will leave feeling restored, rejuvenated, and ready to face daily life once again.

April: An Ayurvedic paradise…

Como Shambhala

The multi-award winning Como Shambhala Estate in Bali combines a holistic approach to wellness. Our Ayurvedic Holiday programme here addresses specific conditions with focused prescriptions. During your stay the resident Ayurveda doctor will prescribe a plan with holistic and all-natural treatments, all depending on your current state of being. This recommended plan includes body treatments, a detox, special diet, yoga and meditation.

 

Rafting on the Ganges - Ananada, India

Rafting on the river Ganges  

An infinity pool at The Como Shambhala Estate in Bali

An infinity pool at Como Shambhala

 

May: The luxury de-stress holiday you deserve…

SHA Wellness Clinic

The fast pace of modern living and inappropriate eating habits are major causes for increased physical and emotional stress. The perfect way to banish this is by going on a de-stress holiday. The SHA Anti-Stress 7-day programme provides the ideal environment in which a team of experts will prepare a highly personalised plan to reduce stress and improve well-being. You will leave this retreat in Spain with the knowledge of how to manage stress, improve the quality of your sleep and lead a healthier lifestyle.

June: An essential wellness getaway in the Algarve…

Longevity Wellness Resort

This luxurious mountain resort and spa, overlooking the Algarve coastline, offers natural medical procedures to help harmonise your system. The Essential Wellness programme here provides a fantastic combination of natural medical procedures, relaxing spa treatments, detox and anti-stress techniques combined with exercise to include Pilates, fitness classes and morning hikes. Benefit from all the conveniences and comfort of a 5 star resort, all within a short shuttle away from the beach.

SHA Wellness Clinic healthy cooking class

A healthy cooking class at SHA Wellness Clinic

Spectacular view of the Algarve coastline

A spectacular view of the Algarve coastline

July: Be active in Tuscany…

Adler Thermae

Enjoy the benefits of the outdoors with opportunities for hiking, walking, jogging and cycling excursions in the fascinating natural scenery of Tuscany. The retreat is set on its own natural spring and located next to the romantic town of Bagno Vignoni. TheActive Fitness programme here provides you with a tailor-made fitness plan carefully co-ordinated with the help of a professional personal coach that will help you stay in shape long after your holiday is over.

August: Train your body on the beach…

38° North Aguas de Ibiza

Located on the magical island of Ibiza, 38° North Aguas de Ibiza combines an exclusive five star resort with the friendly service of a local family-run business. You can choose from four programmes to target your summer weight-loss and fitness goals. We also offer one of our exclusive Fusion Fitness holidays here, where you could take part in a 1-on-1beach kickboxing session with UK gold medallist Faye Maloney. Oh, and don't forget to spend time at the rooftop bar and restaurant to enjoy the spectacular views overlooking the sea.

Cycling in Tuscany from Adler Thermae

Cycling in Tuscany

38 North beach fitness stretch - Aguas de Ibiza

Stretching on the beach at Aguas de Ibiza

 

September: Number one for solos…

The BodyHoliday

St Lucia's luxurious island resort provides a personal service of spa treatments, therapies and activities based on the four pillars of exercise, good diet, restorative beauty and relaxation. The programme here is specifically designed for a people wanting a solo holiday during the month of September, where you can enjoy a 360 degree experience covering all aspects of fitness, nutrition, exercise, a healthy mind and sleep to achieve optimal wellness. What's more, you'll be able to meet like-minded people on this perfect island paradise.

October: A golfing and tennis trip to Cyprus…

Aphrodite Hills

This traditional Mediterranean health and fitness resort on the island of Cyprus allows guests to be as active or relaxed as they choose. As well as being a top destination for tennis holidays, the resort is home to a magnificent 18-hole championship golf course with stunning views over the Mediterranean Sea, perfect for a golf holiday. The Retreat Spa overlooks the resort, and is a Greco-Roman inspired haven for the indulgence of mind, body and soul. Moreover, its 27 treatment rooms and special 'thermae' facilities are a great place to detox and relax.

Water sports at The BodyHoliday

Water sports at The BodyHoliday

Aphrodite Hills Golf Course

The Aphrodite Hills golf course

  

November: Your yoga retreat in Koh Samui…

Kamalaya

Thailand's award-winning sanctuary and holistic spa holiday focuses on creating a stimulating environment for personal growth and long term healthy transformation. At Kamalaya you are able to choose from a fitness or yoga holiday to a weight-loss or detox holiday, to suit your personal health and fitness goals. Experience private one-to-one yoga sessions with tailored programmes suitable for both beginners and experienced yogis alike. This is the ultimate destination in November for a healthy holiday.

December: Escape to the Indian Ocean for Christmas…

Shanti Maurice

Recently awarded first place at the World Luxury Spa Awards, the beautiful resort of Shanti Maurice on the Mauritian south coast is a spa holiday you won't forget. The world-class Nira spa combines age-old regimes with contemporary international treatments to revitalise your senses. Experienced therapists help you take control of your bodies in order to de-stress, detoxify and rebalance, and also offer lectures and classes for a fresh approach to long lasting health. Try our exclusive Shanti Maurice Fusion Fitness holiday where you can choose a kite surfing lesson one day and a yoga lesson the next.

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