Dream fitness retreats: 18 of the world’s best
- 16 June 2014 16 June 2014
Dare to dream big as we round up 18 of the world’s best dream fitness retreats. Whether you’re into cycling, skiing, yoga, tennis, hiking or surfing; you will be spoilt for choice with a fanfare of healthy and active holidays in some of the world’s most desirable destinations.
Whether you are a wellness, adventure, culture or sports enthusiast, our healthy retreats offer everything from a de-stress break in Ibiza to white water rafting in India, a cultural adventure in the Philippines and yoga in Vietnam. With the opportunity to tailor-make all our health and fitness programmes, you can create your own ideal balance between fitness classes and activities, indulgent spa treatments, wellness guidance and sightseeing opportunities.
With such a wide choice there is something for everyone and you are sure to find a healthy holiday to suit your wellness needs. So, sit back and relax as we provide you with a little inspiration to help you find your dream fitness retreat.
1. For the Scuba Diver and Healthy Traveller: Bali
Discover Bali’s vibrant coral reefs and rare marine life, such as the elusive mimic octopus on a diving holiday at this luxury retreat. With professional PADI dive masters, experience some of Indonesia’s best macro and cliff wall diving sites. Complement with sunrise yoga, spa treatments and sunset meditation classes to improve your breathing technique.
More information: View Zen Scuba Diving
2. For the Cyclist and Hiker: Italy
Explore the natural beauty and medieval villages of Tuscany’s idyllic, Val d’Orcia, with professionally guided tours across 200km of hiking and cycling trails, or venture out independently with over 1,000km of GPS guided mountain bike trails. Enjoy complimentary group fitness classes and unlimited Spa access, complete with natural hot springs and healing thermal waters.
More information: View Adler Thermae Active Fitness
3. For the Fitness Fanatic: Spain
Re-energise in Spain with a bespoke fitness holiday boosting your regime with three fitness sessions a day and 4-week after care programme. Focus on core, cardiovascular, and resistance training with a combination of beach and gym workouts. Relax with massage and hydrotherapy treatments or enjoy a variety of earth, sea and sky based recreational activities.
More information: View F12 Fitness Retreat
4. For the Skier and Spa Lover: Austria
Escape on a luxury winter ski and spa escape in the snow-capped Alps of Austria’s Gastein Valley, and hit the piste at an altitude of 2,600m. Whether skier or snowboarder, try new winter activities including cross-country skiing, tobogganing, winter hiking and horseback riding. Off-piste, unwind with alpine inspired spa treatments and therapies.
More information: View Grand Park Ski & Spa
5. For the Sports Enthusiast: Thailand
Discover Phuket whilst triathlon training in the great outdoors and with Olympic standard fitness facilities. Swim, run and cycle with private and group training sessions to beat your personal best on a sports holiday. Go further with mind training, performance seminars, video analysis and a physiotherapy assessment. Soothe aching muscles with a revitalising sports massage or yoga class.
More information: View Thanyapura Triathlon
6. For the Yoga Enthusiast: Vietnam
Re-balance your mind, body and soul with a yoga holiday in Vietnam. Taught by international instructor, Bhavini Kalan, this luxury wellness retreat boasts a signature yoga style, suitable for all levels. Enjoy daily private lessons and group classes with a choice of Fusion Flow or Fusion Restore. Rejuvenate with all-inclusive spa treatments, daily workshops and group excursions.
More information: View Fusion Maia Yoga
7. For the Pilates Reformer Devotee: Thailand
Tone-up with a Pilates holiday on the island of Koh Samui. Workout on state of the art reformer machines with two group classes a day, plus private sessions tailored to the results of your postural analysis. Indulge with soothing massages and Thai stretch before indulging with healthy and delicious cuisine.
More information: View Absolute Sanctuary Pilates Reformer Bootcamp
8. For the Golfer: Madeira
Play in picturesque luxury with a golf holiday on the south-east coast of Madeira. Trial-run two golf courses before selecting one for unlimited play throughout your stay. Choose from 18-hole Palheiro and 27-hole Santo de Serra, created by renowned course designer Robert Trent Jones. Relish in complimentary access to the wellness area, fitness club and private beach.
More information: View Galo Golf
9. For the Tennis Player: Cyprus
Founded by former British number one, The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy in Cyprus welcomes all levels with diverse tennis holidays, offering 2.5 or 5 hours of coaching per day, private lessons, ball machine practice and complimentary court hire. Relax with holistic treatments at the Spa or raise your adrenalin with water sports and biking trails.
More information: View Aphrodite Hills Tennis Academy
10. For the Active Family: Croatia
With a dedicated kids club this luxury family holiday on the Adriatic coast offers a fitness break for the whole family. Adventurers will love jet skiing and wall climbing, whilst sport and fitness enthusiasts enjoy activities from Yoga and aquarobics to tennis and football. Visit the award-winning OCCO Spa and choose from 30 luxurious treatments.
More information: View Radisson Blu Dubrovnik Family Holiday
11. For the Healthy Single Traveller: St Lucia
Escape to an island paradise and meet like-minded single travellers on an all-inclusive spa and activity holiday. Before indulging with your daily spa treatment, shape-up with group fitness classes from Spinning to Beach Fit or yoga to Pilates or enjoy a selection of water and land sport activities on a singles holiday to remember.
More information: View The BodyHoliday
12. For the White Water Rafter and Trekker: India
Explore India with a choice of 3 treks in the Himalayan foothills and discover local farms and villages, whilst learning about indigenous plants and wildlife. A white water rafting trip down the river Ganges promises enough excitement for beginners and adrenalin junkies alike. Build your ideal Fusion Fitness holiday with a choice of cardio, sport, relaxation and spa treatments.
More information: View Ananda Fusion Fitness
13. For the Surfer: Costa Rica
Ride the tropical waves of famed surf beaches Playa Hermosa and Playa Santa Teresa in Costa Rica, minutes from your door. Whether beginner or intermediate, with 6 private surfing lessons, life’s a beach at the luxury Florblanca. Enjoy complimentary access to the fitness centre and group yoga classes or unwind at Spa Bambu for some R&R.
More information: View Florblanca Surfing Holiday
14. For those wanting to combine Workouts with Wellness: Thailand
Balance mind, body and soul with our Fusion Fitness holiday in Koh Samui. Combine Muay Thai boxing, TRX suspension training and yoga with meditation, Ayurveda therapies and indulgent spa treatments. Rejuvenate in the plunge pools or steam cavern before a cooking class or health workshop. Tailor-make your healthy holiday to combine what suits you.
More information: View Kamalaya Fusion Fitness
15. For horseback riding and Healthy living: Malaysia
Discover Malaysia’s Berjaya Hills whilst horseback riding within 16,000 acres of natural paradise. Beginners can explore with trail rides and escorted outrides, whilst experienced riders looking to saddle-up will love the progressive riding lessons and exclusive riding camps. Choose from a range of alternative sport and wellness packages at this organic spa and wellness resort.
More information: View The Chateau Organic Spa Wellness Resort
16. For the Ultimate Luxury Wellness Traveller: Cyprus
Re-visit the glory of ancient Greece at the luxury Mediterranean Antara Palace. Bring out your natural beauty with a daily indulgence of organic and holistic spa treatments to return home radiant and glowing. Take advantage of wellness programmes including; detox, weight balance, fitness, de-stress or harmonise with yoga and meditation classes.
More information: View Antara Palace Wellness Destination Spa
17. For the Stressed-Out: Ibiza
Banish stress with a luxury wellness holiday on the quieter northern coast of sunny Ibiza and return home stress free. Combine life coaching sessions with your tailored nutritional food plan and personalised stress-relieving fitness programme. Unwind with private yoga and meditation classes or deep tissue massages, reflexology and Watsu.
More information: View 38 Degrees North Ibiza Ultimate Stress Recovery
18. For the Culture and Adventure Explorer: The Philippines
Home to eclectic historic towns and stunning landscapes, our Philippines Discover Recoverholiday is the ideal choice for a cultural adventure. Discover the vibrant culture of Manila on a guided city tour or challenge yourself on an adventurous trek to Mt. Pinatubo’s volcanic crater. Recover in Philippine paradise on one of our wellness breaks.
More information: View Philippines Discover Recover