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12 Wellness Holidays to Transform Your Life in 2019

  • Written by Raymond Viola



A new year marks a new beginning, so it's natural to want to reflect and make resolutions to improve different aspects of your life. Give yourself the best shot at success this year as you follow through your resolutions on a transformative health and fitness holiday. Whatever your goals in 2019, Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists, can find a destination to satisfy your wellness needs; be it a digital detox, sleep enhancement, emotional healing or fitness and nutrition. With carefully crafted programs and the support of experts in some of the world's most beautiful locations, choose a wellness holiday to transform your life this year.


The Digital Detox Holiday - Santani Detox, Sri Lanka
Disconnect from the outside world and tune in with yourself on this Sri Lankan digital detox haven. At Santani, technology is banned in public areas, so that you immediately see and feel the difference the moment you step in. Enjoy your stay in blissful harmony with activities including yoga and meditation sessions, active adventures, guided nature hikes and mountain biking. Whilst decluttering your mental space, cleanse your body with a comprehensive detox program backed by a bespoke meal plan, together with indulgent spa treatments resting and then rebooting your system from head to toe.

Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Santani Wellness Resort & Spa from $3,845pp and $5,050 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a detox program, and return private transfers.


The Back to Nature Escape - Quintessence Sports and Health Retreat, France
Get in touch with nature in the heart of the French Alps for a much-needed wellness break that promises to revive the mind, body and soul. Embrace the great outdoors with active living in an exceptionally beautiful location through a combination of functional fitness classes and tailored nutrition. In between exhilarating activities enjoy the social dining facilities to refuel with energy boosting meals, snacks and smoothies. Enjoy your down time with a pamper-filled session at the spa or by the fireplace, sipping on herbal tea whilst reading a book to perfectly round off your day.

Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Quintessence Retreats from $3,435pp and $4,695 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness program, and return private transfers.


The Emotional Healing Break - REVIVO Emotional Balance, Bali
Use the power of the mind to create positive changes to your life on this transformative healing retreat in Bali. Whatever mental or emotional hurdles you might be facing, at Revivo, you can take your time to slow down and rediscover yourself through a variety of different holistic therapies including Reiki and chakra balancing, harmonised with yoga and Pranayama breathing sessions. Through a meticulous blend of mindfulness activities and self-affirming therapy, learn to channel your energy productively to strengthen your self-discipline and unlock the gates to enhancing your emotional strength and inner peace.

Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at REVÄVÅŒ Wellness Resorts from $6,040pp and $9,425 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness program, and return private transfers.


The Ideal Weight Loss Retreat - Euphoria Retreat Advanced Weight Loss, Greece
Everybody has a different body and therefore a different journey of personal experience and goals. At Euphoria Retreat, they have created a weight loss program that is built around your own unique needs and physiology. Their patented technique called 3GL, (a full-body assessment) adds a scientific basis to your program and analyses your body's glutathione, glycogen and glucose levels to determine the best nutrition plans and exercise to suit you. Shape up with private fitness training sessions, cleanse with the detoxifying lymphatic drainage massage and fully unwind with Theta healing and meditation sessions.

Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Euphoria Retreat from $7,195pp and $7,875 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a weight-loss program, and return private transfers.


The Healthy Foodie Getaway - Fusion Maia Raw Food Detox, Vietnam
A luxury tropical oasis located in Da Nang, Vietnam, Fusion Maia is one healthy foodie getaway you wouldn't want to miss. Develop your healthy eating knowledge and inspiration with a rainbow of wholesome cuisine inspired from modern Asian flavours to comfort food classics including a guilt-free pizza which is as delicious as it looks. With a 'raw until four' nutritional plan, you can experience Fusion Maia's 80:20 approach, enjoying a balanced raw food regimen that does not skimp on taste or nourishment. Complement your stay with up to three tailored spa treatments per day, taking you into deeper relaxation and rejuvenation.

Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Fusion Maia from $3,675pp and $5,655 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a detox program, and return private transfers.


The Learning Escape - BodyHoliday SwimFit, St. Lucia
You're never too old to learn how to swim or to improve your swimming confidence and ability. With the BodyHoliday's SwimFit program, you are bound for a learning retreat that could change your life. Led by Olympic medalists Keri-Ann Payne and David Carry, master the fundamentals whilst also perfecting your technique with private and group swimming lessons. See more of the beautiful island of St Lucia with a Swim Safari to the Pitons or challenge yourself and enter the One Mile Swim to put you through your paces. Back at the retreat, wind down with daily spa treatments to soothe tired muscles leaving you fully recharged after your stay.

Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at BodyHoliday from $8,145pp and $8,390 for single occupancy. Price is all-inclusive and includes a SwimFit program and return private transfers.


The Cultural Wellness Adventure - Pravassa Cambodia
Cambodia guarantees to captivate the senses with its rich culture and grand historical landmarks. Combine this with the signature wellness elements brought to you by Pravassa and you have an exceptional cultural journey that's life-changing to the very core. Offering immersive and authentic travel experiences, you can explore the country with visits to bucket-list worthy spots like Angkor Wat, the colonial town of Battambang and the beautiful coast of Kep. A typical itinerary includes accommodation at exclusive luxury retreats, private experiences with local healers and personal assessment of your wellness needs that can ensure your program is tailor-made to fit!

Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 11 nights with Pravassa Cambodia from $7,410pp. Price includes full board wellness program and return private transfers.


The Self-Love Retreat - The BARAI Spa Ultimate Unwind, Thailand
Reward yourself with some self-love as you indulge in the most luxurious way at The BARAI Spa located in the vibrant seaside town of Hua Hin. This award-winning spa destination marries traditional Thai wellness techniques with contemporary standards in the form of specialty massages and rejuvenating spa therapies. Relax in one of their eighteen lavish treatment rooms each featuring a private outdoor soaking pool, an experience rain shower, day-bed enclave and vanity area. Don’t miss the divine 120-minute caviar facial, which guarantees to restore and revive dull skin.

Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at The BARAI Spa from $4,950pp and $7,545 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness program, and return private transfers.


The Sleep Solution Holiday - Grand Resort Bad Ragaz Sleep Diagnostic, Switzerland
Sleep quality and quality of life go hand in hand, that's why Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, a well-being haven set along the foothills of the Swiss Alps, has designed a sleep enhancement program that promises to give sustainable results. With a focus on diagnostics, get to the root cause of your sleeping problems through a combination of state-of-the-art medical analysis, consultations and a personalised health plan. Whether you're finding it difficult to fall asleep, waking in the middle of the night or are tired during the day, this retreat will find the right sleep solution for you and teach you techniques which could transform your life altogether.

Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz from $8,020pp and $8,625 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a sleep enhancement program, and return private transfers.


The Family Activity Trip - Six Senses Zighy Bay Family Holiday, Oman
Spend quality time with your family in the best way possible on an active beach escape at Zighy Bay in the stunning Musandam Peninsula. Unforgettable family activities are at your disposal, with a children's and teen's club. Younger children can experience fun adventures from treasure hunts to swimming relays, as the teens try slack lining, rock climbing, yoga and snorkeling. There is no end to the excitement even for mums and dads, with kayaking, mountain biking and paragliding on the list. After getting your heart racing, unwind in the luxury spa for a wellness break that has something to offer for everyone.

Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Six Senses Zighy Bay from $6,585 for 2 adults and 2 children under 5. Price includes daily breakfast, and return private transfers.


The Active Lifestyle Escape - Marbella Club Optimal Fitness and Energy, Spain
Embrace active living in the beautiful backdrop of the Golden Mile at Marbella Club, sheltered beneath the Sierra Blanca Mountains, which gives Marbella its signature balmy micro-climate. With a wellness philosophy that centers on our deep connection with nature, get ready to kick-start your fitness journey in the holistic studio on a beachfront haven with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea. This transformative retreat aims to help you achieve your goals with daily personal training sessions and energising outdoor activities, all backed by bespoke nutrition. For a well-rounded approach, recover with an assortment of indulgent spa treatments fusing modern and ancient healing methods.

Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Marbella Club from $4,510pp and $6,780 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a fitness program, and return private transfers.


The Holistic Healing Retreat - Svarga Loka Holistic Healing, Bali
Set on the riverbanks of the spiritual Campuhan river in Ubud, Svarga Loka makes for an ideal sanctuary for healing and reflection. Using century-old Balinese traditions, experience an authentic holistic approach that encompasses healing for the mind, body and spirit. On top of that, take part in a range of grounding activities including yoga and meditation, as well as wellness workshops and talks. Svarga Loka not only offers a tranquil healing sanctuary, but also provides its guests invaluable skills and knowledge to further their transformation journey long after their stay.

Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353 healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Svarga Loka from $3,525pp and $4,500 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness program, and return private transfers.

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