As temperatures remain chilly here in the UK *groan* thoughts inevitably turn to this year’s travel adventures. Here, Kathryn Brierley, Co Founder of The Healthy Holiday Company shares five brand new healthy hotspots exclusively with House of Coco; ideal for those in search of a healthy getaway this year. From a new spa-inclusive resort in Vietnam to new detox retreats in Mallorca; they are sure to leave you feeling truly relaxed and revitalised.
At last, holidaymakers can experience one of the famous Banyan Tree resorts without taking a lengthy flight to Thailand or Bali. This soon-to-open resort will be located just an hour from Tangiers airport on Morocco’s Mediterranean Coast and is perfect for those after a dose of wellness. Banyan Tree resorts were one of the first to offer wellbeing, so expect rejuvenating daily spa sessions, tasty health food and a wide selection of activities such as yoga classes, fitness training, beachside horse riding and sea kayaking. In typical Banyan style it pays tribute to the region’s heritage with pretty shaded courtyards, trickling fountains, landscaped gardens and traditional pool villas- full of modern touches.
7 nights (opening season prices from 01 April – 30 June) available from £2,190pp based on two sharing a Bliss Pool Villa on a B&B basis including return flights and airport transfers.
Sri Lanka’s newest luxury health resort is opening its doors in March, set in the heart of the island with sweeping forest and mountain views. Santani, translated as in harmony with, uses a variety of holistic activities to leave guests feeling relaxed and rested. Enjoy personal consultations with nutritionists, opt for yoga and meditation classes, swim in nearby natural pools and explore vast landscapes and local communities on guided hikes. Spa lovers can also visit the hotel’s professional spa, which houses the first ever hydrotherapy facility in the country. Wooden villas act as home, achieving a calming inside-outside feel with sleek decor, timber floors and floor-to-ceiling glass walls.
7 nights available from £1,995pp based on two sharing a room on an all inclusive basis, including return flights, airport transfers and activities.
2016 spa seekers need look no further than the new 4* Alma Oasis Long Hai (sister hotel to the popular Fusion Maia) which has recently opened its doors on a secluded white-sand beach on Vietnam’s south coast- ideal for those after a stylish spa break. The resort focuses on wellness and relaxation and offers a variety of meditation classes, yoga lessons, spa sessions and cultural town visits. Those looking to experience the buzz of an Asian city can head to the nearby Ho Chi Minh City, whereas those looking to relax can visit the hotel’s beach or take part in the complimentary ‘daily spa journey’ incorporating a sauna, a 50 minute massage and a meditation session.
7 nights available from £1,250pp based on two sharing a Garden Studio on a B&B basis, including return flights, airport transfers and 1x daily spa journey.
The popular Marbella Club in Andalucía has recently introduced a range of specialist wellbeing and spa programmes- ideal for spa lovers looking for a dose of pampering. Opt for a ‘Mediterranean Renewal’ which focuses on indulgent spa treatments to relax the body, a ‘Beauty Retreat’ that aims to restore a youthful glow through holistic spa sessions or a ‘Purifying Programme’ designed to diminish harmful substances in the body through clean cuisine, stress management and exercise. Spend free time relaxing by the pool or follow beautifully maintained gardens to the beach for a dip in the ocean. Luxurious rooms, suites and private villas are spacious and comfortable with crisp white linens, statement headboards and pops of colour.
4 day ‘Beauty Retreat’ programme is available from £999pp based on two sharing a Deluxe Double Room on a half-board basis, including return flights, airport transfers and full programme.
Specialist health, fitness and detox retreat company in:spa are taking over the beautifully restored Cal Reit hotel on the south east Coast of Mallorca to run a series of wellbeing weeks throughout the year- the perfect spot for a week of restorative yoga, gentle exercise, massage and detox. Stretch in the airy yoga studio, take part in fitness sessions and join a guided hike to explore the countryside before indulging at the spa or unwinding on opulent day beds around the pool. Those looking to venture out can also visit markets, cafes and coves. End days with gourmet meals, eaten alfresco, and evenings spent in stylish bedrooms; furnished with crisp white linens and smatterings of traditional furniture.
6 nights available from £1,925pp based on two sharing a Deluxe Room on an all inclusive basis
To book any of the above, or for more information, visit www.thehealthyholidaycompany.com