Inspiring worker bees and wellness travellers around the world, they’ve put together a list of their top healthy breaks, perfect for an extended wellness escape. From fitness in the pristine coast of Hua Hin and weight-loss amid the volcanic mountains and iconic rice paddies of Bali to active mindfulness fit for royalty in Spain, these destinations emanate the best of what wellness travel has to offer. With a little strategic planning around the 2019 public holidays (and maybe an understanding boss), ditch the desk for longer and let your fit flag fly at one or more of these exciting destinations.
Australia Day: Bring in 2019 Fighting Fit in Thailand
Take 4 days off for an 9-day holiday
Book off: 29th – 31st January, 1st February
Public holidays: 28th January
Your holiday: 26th January – 3rd February
Where to go: Thailand: The BARAI Spa Dynamic Fitness Kick-Starter
Step into the New Year and the rest of 2019 with a spring in your step after an extended fitness retreat in Thailand. Perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels, on an 9-day holiday for just 4 days of annual leave, you can benefit from a personalised fitness goal assessment. Swap holiday binging for toning with challenging personal training sessions and enjoy an array of energising indoor and outdoor activities. Private consultations and continued guidance from the expert team of instructors assure to help you reach your optimal fitness, energy and body shape.
Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353, healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at The BARAI from $4,250pp. Price is full board, with a fitness program and return private transfers, alternate durations available.
Easter & ANZAC day: Maintain a Healthy Weight in Bali
Take 3 days off for a 10-day holiday
Book off: 23rd, 24th, 26th April
Public holidays: 19th, 22nd and 25th April
Your holiday: 19th – 28th April
Where to go: Bali: Svarga Loka Weight Loss
Afraid of consuming your bodyweight in chocolate eggs again this Easter? Don’t give yourself the opportunity.Pack your bags and a healthy dose of motivation and head east for an unforgettable bespoke weight-loss experience in Bali. Over an incredible 10-days, you will benefit from nourishing body treatments, colon hydrotherapy and lymphatic drainage that will boost your weight loss experience by cleansing your body of toxins. Svarga Loka’s holistic approach will help you not only achieve a positive result, but also provide you with valuable life tips to continue your healthy journey at home.
Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353, healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Svarga
Loka from $3,185pp. Price is full board, with a wellness program and return private transfers, alternate durations available.
Queen’s Birthday: Transformation and Rejuvenation in Greece
Take 4 days off for a 9-day holiday
Book off: 11th – 14th June
Public holidays: 10th June
Your holiday: 8th – 16th June
Where to go: Greece: Euphoria Emotional & Physical Transformation Retreat
For a royal pampering like no other, find yourself on a rejuvenating holiday at Euphoria Retreat in Greece. Your 9-day transformation (which you’ve only taken a blissful 4 days off for) utilises medical 3GL analysis to determine problem areas and target them through a range of treatments.
Negative thought processes are disrupted as your chakras are balanced during tranquil forest meditation sessions, and acupuncture encourages the flow of energy. A comprehensive wellness getaway, return home with a greater sense of physical and mental self-awareness.
Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353, healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at Marbella Club from $7,690pp. Price includes breakfast, a wellness program and return private transfers, alternate durations available.
Christmas/ Summer: Be active, be balanced and be mindful in Spain
Take 5 days off for a 12-day holiday
Book off: 23rd, 24th, 27th, 30th & 31st December
Public holidays: 25th, 26th December & 1st January
Your holiday: 21st December – 1st January 2020
Where to go: Spain: Marbella Club Mindful Triathlon
If like pop superstar Lana Del Ray, your suffering from a bout of summertime sadness then a trip to Marbella Club over the festive season could be just what the doctor ordered. Not only will you benefit from a healthy dose of vitamin D, the Mindful Triathlon program allows active travellers to explore and benefit from balance and mindfulness. Over the course of your trip experience the ancient art of Tibetan singing bowl rituals, as well as various styles of yoga including Vinyasa, Hatha, Yin, Kundalini and aerial. Return home with a new understanding and value for the art of mindfulness.
Health and Fitness Travel (1300 551 353, healthandfitnesstravel.com.au) offers 7 nights at
Marbella Club from $4,450pp. Price includes breakfast, a wellness program and return private transfers, alternate durations available.