Summer or winter holidays aren’t the same as they once were. Long gone are the days when we’re satisfied with a trip to a resort in the Med. It’s all about the experience and for good reason. Adventure holidays give us a chance to explore the country and see areas that we would almost be guaranteed to miss if we were just walking around towns and cities.
And what about beach holidays? Well if you’re anything like me, after 30 minutes of lounging in the sun you’ll get itchy feet so why not combine your beach holiday with a surf holiday! Great idea right? Surf holidays are a great way to discover local culture, meet like minded people, destress and really switch off.
Finally, we get to arguably the biggest growing ‘trend’ in holidays, Yoga retreats. Unless you’ve been hiding in your loft for the last decade you’ll have noticed how popular Yoga is and this is truly a global trend. But are people seriously going on Yoga holidays? You bet they are. From country retreats to island escapes and festivals, yoga holidays are now one of the worlds top holiday styles.
We asked the team over at healthandfitnesstravel.com to pick out a selection of the best adventure holidays, surf holidays and yoga holidays.
Croatia: Discover RecoverTM
Croatia, blessed with an array of stunning islands, ancient walled ports and untouched wilderness is a destination ripe for discovery. Experience Croatia on an exclusive Discover Recover™ holiday with Health and Fitness Travel. Enjoy experiences such horseback riding through the valleys to deep sea diving in the ocean and sea kayaking to hiking on forgotten roads. These activities, alongside cultural tours, allow you to fully uncover the secrets of Dubrovnik and offer the best there is to see.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers a Croatia Discover Recover 10 night tour for £(please enquire)
Bali: Discover RecoverTM
Bali is one of the most popular islands in the Indonesian archipelago and offers much more than just idyllic beaches. This Asian paradise provides the picture-perfect landscape for active adventures from jungle trekking and hiking to cycling and snorkelling with its striking coastline. Experience Bali on an exclusive Discover Recover™ holiday with Health and Fitness Travel and enjoy mountain, volcano hiking, guided village cycling, visits to local villages, sacred temples and Bali’s famed monkey forest.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers a Bali Discover Recover 10 night tour for £(please enquire)
Enter the kingdom of wonder: Cambodia. It is where ancient and modern worlds collide. A country with an inspiring history, it will thrill your senses, surprise you with its sophistication, and fascinate you with its diversity and rich traditions. Crowded cafe life gives way to swaying palms and verdant rice paddies, fishing villages and tropical wilderness spill out to meet the sea. At every turn, the unbreakable spirit of the Khmer people provides inspiration. Here, adventure and unrivalled beauty meet.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 11 nights £(please enquire).
Escape to Quintessence Retreats in Courchevel, France for an adventure boost with a touch of luxury. Achieve your wellness goals amidst the snow-capped mountains with challenging training sessions, nutritious meals and much-needed relaxation. Explore the serene surroundings on a Nordic walk or guided hike, and later increase your sense of balance with outdoor yoga.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Quintessence from £2,665pp or £2,580 for single occupancy. Pricing includes full board, a wellness programme and return private transfers.
New Zealand: Aro Ha Adventure
This well-structured 5-day all-inclusive adventure break thoroughly utilises the world class facilities at Aro Ha and covers all aspects of fitness, nutrition, lifestyle and physical activity. Offering yoga, meditation and strength training classes, as well as hiking and kayaking through the beautiful scenery of New Zealand, and four daily therapeutic massages, this is an opportunity to make real improvements to your total well-being and to take home many skills for life.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Aro Ha from £2,300pp or £2,450 for single occupancy. Pricing is all-inclusive, with a wellness programme and return private transfers.
Tenerife: Baobab Suites Yoga
Baobab Suites yoga holiday will deepen your strength and understanding of this ancient practice. Enjoy Hatha yoga sessions both indoors and outdoors, and a dynamic or power yoga session in the privacy of your suite. Relax and rejuvenate with a deep tissue massage and nourish yourself with freshly made smoothies every day. Take in every moment as you enjoy overlooking the tranquil waters of the Atlantic Ocean, so you leave with renewed feelings of peace and inner quiet.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Baobab Suites from £720pp or £1,205 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a yoga programme and return private transfers.
Thailand: Mangosteen Yoga & Tone
Whether you are a yoga enthusiast or just a wellness seeker, this yoga and tone retreat at Mangosteen Ayurveda & Wellness Resort will enhance your flexibility, as well as your overall well-being. Feel revived and balanced as you perform a variety of yoga styles, from Nirvana and Vinyasa and detoxify during a traditional Thai massage or cleanse with a coffee citric scrub. The mix of gentle exercise, soothing treatments and even energy boosting wheat grass shots, will together improve your blood circulation, vitality, and leave you feeling re-balanced in body and mind.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Baobab Suites from £585pp or £940 for single occupancy. Price is full board, with a yoga programme and return private transfers.
Turks & Caicos: Parrot Cay Yoga & Pilates
Discover paradise on the private island of Parrot Cay and feel the soft sand between your toes as you practice daily yoga and Pilates looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean. Further improve your knowledge as you open your mind and calm your senses through Vedic yogic philosophy group discussions, before raising the pace with mountain biking and windsurfing or unwinding in luxury at the world-renowned spa.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Parrot Cay from £2,505pp or £5,015 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a yoga & Pilates programme and return private transfers.
Morocco: Paradis Plage Surfing
With an average of 340 days of sunshine a year, escape to the exotic coastline of Morocco, where Paradis Plage offers the perfect balance of active pursuits and relaxation. Make a splash with surfing lessons at the expert surf school or explore the array of alternative water sports on offer, from stand-up paddle boarding to kayaking. Back on dry land, stretch out in the beach front yoga pavilion with daily group classes, from sunrise to sunset, before unwinding with traditional French and Moroccan treatments at the luxury spa.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Paradis Plage from £820pp or £1,240 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.
Discover Indonesia’s fascinating culture whilst enjoying an action-packed surfing holiday set upon the idyllic east coast of Bali, where you can combine your surfing lessons with a range of yoga classes, from aerial to stand-up paddle board yoga. Explore with a range of exhilarating day activities to choose from, including white-water rafting in Ubud, scuba-diving in the crystal-clear waters and hiking up the Mt Agung or Mt Batur volcano. If you are looking to combine surfing with fitness, make the most of complimentary group classes, such as functional fitness circuit, sunrise beach runs, dynamic boxing and power spin.=
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 6 nights at Komune Resort from £1,455pp or £1,775 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programme and return private transfers.
Maldives: Maalifushi by COMO Surf Retreat
Escape on a tropical holiday where your days are filled with professional surfing lessons as you learn to ride the waves in the Maldives. Make the most of the complimentary water sports activities and go snorkelling or diving in the pristine waters to discover the beautiful corals and marine life of the Indian Ocean, or go sailing and embrace the refreshing sea breeze. Take the rest of the day to relax with a reviving spa treatment, before taking a dip in your private villa pool with extravagant views over the crystal-clear sea and a personal butler at your service.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Maalifushi by COMO from £5,600pp or £7,755 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programme and return private transfers.