Where to Go in 2015: Your Wellness Holiday Guide
- Created: 01 December 2014 01 December 2014
With travellers increasingly seeking health-enhancing wellness experiences around the world, our month-by-month guide of the best wellness holidays for 2015, offers a years’ worth of inspiration for the hottest trend in travel. From yoga in Morocco and losing weight in Spain, to scuba diving in the Maldives and Ayurvedic spa breaks in India, discover your dream healthy holiday with destinations and activities suitable for singles, couples, groups and families.
Get inspired with our recommendations of where and when to travel and make it the year to nourish your mind, body and soul with the care and attention it deserves.
January: Detox and Reset
New Zealand: Aro Hā
Restore balance in body and mind with an adventure in wellness at luxury all-inclusive retreat Aro Hā, a breath-taking oasis surrounded by the stunning Southern Alps. Enjoy healthy nutrient-rich vegetarian meal and boost your total wellbeing with daily activities ranging from sunrise yoga overlooking Lake Wakatipu to challenging sub-alpine hikes, functional fitness classes, rejuvenating massages and more. This eco-friendly retreat have proven themselves amongst the best in the world, placing in the Top 10 Condé Nast Readers Travel Awards within their first year of opening and their comprehensive wellness programs provide the perfect kick start to any New Year’s resolution.
Average January temperature: 22 °C (71.6 °F)
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February: Discover with Diving and Surfing
The Maldives: Maalifushi by Como
Jet off to paradise at the beautiful Maalifushi by COMO in The Maldives for a luxurious healthy break. Ideal for a wellness and water sports holiday, discover marine turtles and manta rays amongst a diverse family of sea life inhabiting the flourishing coral reefs. Dip into this aquatic wonderland with water sports including diving and surfing on a healthy holiday that will leave you feeling refreshed from head to toe. Enhance your wellness at the luxurious spa with an Indonesian massage or stretch out at the open-air yoga pavilion with complimentary daily classes.
Average February temperature: 28 °C (82 °F)
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TRX training at Aro Hā
Water Villa at Maalifushi
March: Find Harmony with Spa and Yoga
Thailand: Point Yamu
Average March temperature: 29 °C (83 °F)
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April: Feel Alive with Yoga and Surfing
Morocco: Paradis Plage
Enjoy sun, sand and surf at Paradis Plage for the ultimate mix of fitness and relaxation. Whether you're looking to hone your skills or start from scratch, surf lessons provide unbeatable fun and you’ll soon feel addicted to the thrill of a surfing holiday. Take a break on dry land and combine surfing with 3 daily yoga classes, from sunrise to sunset, with breath-taking ocean views from the tranquil beach-side yoga studio. Ideal for a luxury yoga holiday, complement your healthy break with muscle relaxation and stress relief at the luxury spa or take five in the traditional Moroccan Hammam.
Average April Temperature: 22 °C (72 °F)
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Candlelit Massage at Point Yamu
Surfing at Paradis Plage
May: Escape on an Adventure Spa Holiday
Utah: Red Mountain
Average May temperature: 28 °C (82 °F)
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June: Find your Body's Natural Peace
France: Terre Blanche
Average June temperature: 21 °C (70 °F)
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Hiking at Red Mountain Resort
Golf at Terre Blanche
July: Learn a Healthy Lifestyle
Spain: SHA Wellness Clinic
If you’re serious about your health and well-being, escape on a healthy holiday at the number one destination for a luxury wellness experience like no other. With nutritional consultations, medical check-ups and informal healthy lectures, an abundance of expert advice will ensure you learn a healthier lifestyle on the healthy holidays at SHA Wellness Clinic. SHA offers a multitude of specialised wellness programs dedicated to guiding guests through detox, weight loss, giving up smoking, managing stress, addressing sleep problems and more. With its idyllic destination overlooking the Mediterranean, this fabulous luxury spa retreat is ideal for a relaxing wellness break.
Average July temperature: 28 °C (82 °F)
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August: Up your Fitness in Croatia
Croatia: Radisson Blu Resort & Spa
Escape the winter blues to Radisson Blu Resort & Spa, Dubrovnik Sun Gardens in Croatia for the perfect fitness holiday and soak in the European sun. Offering a beachfront position this healthy holiday also boasts breath-taking views of the Adriatic coastline. Health and Fitness Travel’s exclusive Fusion Fitness holiday is ideal for an active break that you can customise to match your interests with your choice of activities kickboxing, mountain biking and power hiking to Zumba, TRX suspension and kettlebell workouts. Cap off the day with a specialised treatment in the coveted OCCO Spa before tucking into delicious cuisine in any of the 12 restaurants at one of 2015's hottest wellness destinations.
Average August temperature: 25 °C (77 °F)
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Reiki Treatment at SHA Wellness Clinic
Climbing wall at Radisson Blu Resort & Spa
September: Discover Tuscany's Natural Hot Springs
Italy: Adler Thermae
Make the most of the European summer and treat yourself to a healthy Mediterranean escape in the beautiful Tuscan landscape at Adler Thermae. Situated in the world heritage site, Val d’Orcia, and home to natural healing thermal springs, this wellness destination is perfect for a diverse spa & sport holiday. Immerse yourself in the stunning countryside and get in shape on an invigorating bike ride or soul-soothing hike, followed by a refreshing spa treatment to rejuvenate your well-being. With activities ranging from yoga and meditation to Fit Ball and Aqua Power, a trip to this luxury health retreat is your passport to wellness.
Average September temperature: 21 °C (70 °F)
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October: Find Tranquility and Wellness in the Himalayas
India: Vana Malsi Estate
Vana Malsi Estate has set itself the ambitious target of becoming the most iconic wellness resort in the world and it doesn’t disappoint. Set amidst the Sal forest, the 21-acre site boasts mango and lychee orchards, as well as stunning views of the Himalayan foothills. An alternative destination for a singles holiday, the friendly staff deliver a bespoke wellness experience through expert classes, from yoga to personal training, and their extensive range of holistic spa therapies, making Vana ideal for an Ayurveda spa holiday. With daily guided mediation classes, fitness activities and organic nutrition, Vana Malsi looks to provide the ultimate in a tailored wellness holiday experience.
Average October temperature: 22°C (72 °F)
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Outdoor Massage at Adler Thermae
Escape to India's Vana Malsi Estate
November: Discover Holistic Health and Wellness
Malaysia: The Banjaran
Set amongst the dazzling tropical jungles of Malaysia, luxury wellness retreat, The Banjaran, offers a variety of wellness programs specially designed to help you lose weight, detox, get fit or feel rejuvenated. Renowned for its luxury spa and nutritious cuisine, the hotel's wellness approach is incorporated into all of the daily activities. With over 100 different holistic therapies available, you are sure to find something to suit your individual needs and help you create your own perfect holistic holiday. Enjoy a therapeutic yoga or meditation class before working up a sweat in the natural steam caves for a healthy break that will revive your well-being.
Average November temperature: 27°C (81 °F)
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December: Focus Your Wellness Goals in Vietnam
Vietnam: Fusion Maia
Famed for its sunny climate and refreshing ocean breeze, escape to Fusion Maia for a healthy holiday in the tropical paradise of Vietnam. Enjoy a daily schedule of wellness activities, such as, yoga for metabolism, laughter breathing and sun salutations for a real boost to your mind and body. Activities reflect the given theme each day, such as ‘Open Your Mind’, ‘Feel Free’ or ‘Enjoy Nature’, a wellness concept designed to help guests focus their well-being goals. Perfect for a yoga & culture retreat, discover your surroundings on this healthy holiday with excursions and tours, including a Da Nang Food Tour and Tai Chi excursion to Marble Mountain.
Average December temperature: 28°C (82°F)
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The Tropical Pool at The Banjaran
Healthy food on the beach at Fusion Maia