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Kathryn Brierley, Director

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Kathryn Brierley, Director

We've been creating fabulous healthy holidays since 2003. Let us know where and when you would like to travel, what sort of healthy activities and services you're interested in, and our experts will tailor-make the perfect healthy holiday for you.

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ideas by month - october

As the colour of the trees turn Autumnal in the UK, southern Europe is still a great destination for a sunny beach holiday.  Depending on your budget and preferences, we have an excellent selection of hotels on the beautiful south coast of Turkey.  Perhaps you would prefer Tenerife, Santorini or Madiera.  October is also, arguably, the best month to visit Morocco.  How about enjoying a few nights in exotic Marrakech, a couple of nights in the Atlas Mountains, and then finish off with a few days on the beach?  The Arabian Gulf is also a popular destination for those looking for some Autumn sunshine and we have a fabulous selection of hand-picked resorts throughout the region, both in the desert and on the coast.  We also would recommend Sri Lanka at this time of year and the Caribbean where we can recommend numerous fabulous beach resorts.

top picks for october

other ideas for october

chiang rai chiang rai
Chiang Rai is Thailand's northern most province and is home to the superb Four Seasons Tented Camp overlooking the Golden Triangle. Best from Oct to April.
mykonos mykonos
Hottest from June to September, but still lovely in Spring and Autumn.
madeira madeira
Fantastic year round destination for sunshine and warm seas, and offering a host of activities and adventures for all ages and levels of experience.
england england
united kingdom
If you're looking for a relaxing spa break in the English countryside, all of our featured properties are excellent throughout the year. Choose from bracing winter walks and roaring log fires or lying by the pool in the summer...
eastern cape eastern cape
south africa
If you are travelling to South Africa with your family and would like to take your children on safari, the Eastern Cape is ideal - it's malaria free. Excellent year round destination.
provence provence
We organise 7 night luxury detox retreats at a glamorous chateau just outside Cotignac, set in beautiful Provencal landscape. We also recommend Le Mas Candille for its wonderful Shiseido spa.
ouarzazate ouarzazate
A year round destination, but we would recommend avoiding peak summer months from late June to early September.
fethiye fethiye
Lovely and warm from late Spring to late Autumn, and hot during the summer months. Stay at Hillside Beach Club for a superb, action-packed family holiday.
limassol limassol
Great from Spring through to Autumn, with warm sunny days in early and late season, and hot summer months.
el jadida el jadida
Stay at the Mazagan Beach Resort, near to El Jadida on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, from March to November.
fuerteventura fuerteventura
Fabulous year-round destination for a health and fitness holiday at Playitas.
pau pau
Perfect from Spring to Autumn. Enjoy one of Europe’s most interesting and innovative health spas: Les Pres d’Eugenie. Here you can eat in a 3 star Michelin restaurant and, amazingly, still lose weight!
algarve algarve
Could be considered a year round destination, but best from Spring to Autumn to be sure of warm, sunny days. Great for golf and home to one of our recommended wellness resorts - offering some fantastic programmes for wellness, stress, weight management and anti-ageing.
sicily sicily
Sicily: October–November and March–June are reliably warm, with temperatures ranging from 15?C to 26?C. July and August are blessed with glorious sunshine, and average temperatures of around 28?C.
puglia puglia
Puglia is best from June to September, but very pleasant in April / May and October.
attica attica
Attica has a variety of picturesque beaches and the superb Cape Sounio Resort. Visit from May to October.
luang prabang luang prabang
Luang Prabang is an historic UNESCO world heritage city nestling in the peaceful hills of central Laos. A year round destination, though best between October and April.
crete crete
Crete is perhaps best to visit in May and October when it's warm and quiet. Fabulous combination of luxury hotels, villas and spas, and a rich history.
kalkan kalkan
Turkey offers exceptionally good value villa holidays for all the family to enjoy from April through to October.
majorca majorca
The island combines rugged coastal scenery with beautiful wooded countryside and wonderful beaches. We have a selection of boutique hotels and private villas, and recommend visting from late Spring to early Autumn. Great for cycling and hiking enthusiasts.
peloponnese peloponnese
A fabulous destination from late Spring to early Autumn. Home to two superb luxury resorts: Amanzoe and The Romanos.
hurghada hurghada
Fabulous year round destination for guaranteed warmth and sunshine.
costa vicentina costa vicentina
Gorgeous weather from Spring through to Autumn, but - if you like it hot - pick July or August. This delightful corner of the wild west coast of Portugal is a great short haul escape. Stay at our funky eco coastal farmhouse. Yoga, hiking, biking and surfing.
andalusia andalusia
The weather is sunny pretty much all year, but best months are April to October. Try a Balinese style wellness retreat, a 7 night in:spa detox retreat or a 7 night fitscape fitness holiday. All guaranteed to get you home looking and feeling amazing. Choice of lovely 'healthy villas' too.
italian lakes italian lakes
Combine the magic of the Italian Lakes with the benefit of a wellness retreat at Lefay Resort & Spa, set high on a hillsideabove Lake Garda.
utah utah
Utah has a desert climate moderated by altitude, with cool to cold winters and warm to hot summers, and plenty of sunshine year-round.
wyoming wyoming
Stay at the sensational Amangani for summer adventures and winter skiing.
côte d’azur côte d’azur
For decades, the Côte d’Azur has been synonymous with glamour and elegance. Lovely from late Spring to early Autumn. Stay in one of our luxury villas.
mauritius mauritius
indian ocean
There really is no bad time to go but the best is May to November with temperatures sitting between 20°C and 30°C. Choose from our collection of outstanding spa hotels and golf resorts. We know them all well and have played all the courses. Ask for our ideas and recommendations. Mauritius is ideal for both adults and families.
bermuda bermuda
Bermuda is a British colony and a wonderful island to visit from May to October.
corfu corfu
We have a superb hand-picked selection of private residences on Corfu. Ideal for friends and family. Best from May to October.
halkidiki halkidiki
Hilkidiki is particularly pleasurable in May and October but can be enjoyed any time from April to October. It gets pretty hot in July and August.
gozo gozo
malta and gozo
A year round destination, enjoying a typical southern Mediterranean climate, but best from Spring to Autumn.
polis polis
Stay at the luxurious family friendly Anassa Hotel & Spa or at Zening, a new resort dedicated to yoga and wellbeing. Lovely from spring to autumn.
costa blanca costa blanca
From Spring through to Autumn the weather is gorgeous, though it can get pretty hot in July and August. If you're not fussed by the weather and just want to get fitter and healthier and rebalance your llife, this is a year round destination for a stay at SHA Wellness Clinic.
marrakech marrakech
If you like it warm by day and cool by night, we think March is probably the best month to visit Marrakech. However, with the exception of July and August when it's firecesomely hot, Marrakech is pretty much a year round destination. Fantastic choice of villas, and riads with boutique spas. Great for hiking and biking too.
bodrum bodrum
Guaranteed sunshine and hot days from June to September, but still very pleasant in spring and autumn. This is the St Tropez of Turkey.
kwazulu natal kwazulu natal
south africa
Kwazulu Natal, on the wild east coast of South Africa, is renowned for its fabulous climate, safaris, beaches and world class golf courses. Lovely from April to October.
sharm el sheikh sharm el sheikh
Perfect for a Spring or Autumn sunshine escape, combining luxury, beach, spa and snorkeling / diving.
umbria umbria
Many say that May is the best month to visit Umbria but we think it's fabulous from late Spring to early Autumn.
oman oman
Oman is rapidly emerging as a popular holiday destination - particularly for those seeking winter sun as the temperature averages between 25C to 35C from October to April. Stay at Zighy Bay or The Chedi - both are superb spa resorts.
kuala terengganu kuala terengganu
With cooling sea breezes blowing in from the South China Sea, the best time to visit the east coast of Malaysia is the dry season from February to October. Stay at Tanjong Jara - a resort based on the Malay concept of Sucimurni, which emphasises purity of spirit, health and well-being,
zakynthos zakynthos
Venetians called this island ‘The Flower of the East’ on account of its rich flora, pine-covered mountains, aquamarine waters and stunning white beaches. Best from May to October.
tenerife tenerife
Tenerife enjoys more hours of sunshine than any other part of Spain, with an average annual temperature of 23ºC. Rising to 27ºC in summer and falling to only 21ºC in winter. Don't be put off by the idea of Tenerife! Our featured resorts are gorgeous.
amalfi coast amalfi coast
Avoid high summer to avoid the crowds. Best from April to June, and the months of September and October. Impossibly romantic, gorgeous and evocative.
rome rome
Probably best avoided in peak summer, Rome is otherwise a year round destination.
istanbul istanbul
From late Spring to early Autumn, Istanbul is a fabulous city for a cultural visit. Combine with a few days at one of our recommended south coast resorts.
santorini santorini
Santorini, also locally known as Thira, is considered the most beautiful of the 56 Cycladic Islands. Year round destination but best from May to October.
agadir agadir
For surfers, it's best from November to March when the waves are at their best, but if you're simply after sunshine, yoga and a spa then this is perfect year round.
garden route garden route
south africa
The Garden Route is one of the most beautiful regions of South Africa. Known to many throughout the world, this scenic paradise stretches along approximately 210kms of coastline with its bays, cliffs, beaches, lakes, dense forest and National Parks. Superb year round destination and lots of great places to stay.
sardinia sardinia
Delightful from late Spring to early Autumn. Stunning beaches and coves, a wild mountainous interior, and a choice of superb family resorts.
uttarakhand uttarakhand
Uttarakhand is a year round destination but the most popular periods are March to June (summer) and October/November (autumn)
seychelles seychelles
indian ocean
A year round destination but probably best to avoid January and February which is the region's wet season. Choice of superb spa and beach resorts. Ideal for romantic escapes and family holidays - depending on choice of resort.
turks and caicos turks and caicos
Perfect from June to November with temperatures between 85 to 90°F (29-32 °C) throughout the day. But still lovely, and a few degrees cooler during the rest of the year. Stay at Parrot Cay by Como or at Amanyara.
oualidia oualidia
Spring (March to May) is arguably the best time to visit Oualidia as it's pleasantly warm and sunny, and the landscape is lush and green. Autumn is also gorgeous.
messinia messinia
From May to October, the Costa Navarino on the Peloponnese coast of Messinia, is a fabulous destination for a sunny holiday with warm hospitality.
south coast south coast
sri lanka
The beautiful south coast of Sri Lanka is a year round destination but best from September to April. We have a selection of places to stay, including two Aman resorts.
arizona arizona
Best months to visit are April, May, June and October when the weather is not too hot during the day, there's little if any rain and it doesn't get too cold at night. Choice of superb dude ranches.
ibiza ibiza
Rural Ibiza, away from the night clubs and the party animals, is gorgeous and peaceful. We've organised holidays for hundreds of guests here in recent years and it's still as popular as ever. Fabulous from late Spring to early Autumn. Selection of superb villas and stylish boutique hotels.
plettenberg bay plettenberg bay
south africa
Plettenberg Bay is the jewel of The Garden Route. With its exceptional year round climate and beautiful views over the Indian Ocean, Plettenberg Bay is perfect for exploring, watching or just lazing. Warmest from December to February.
paphos paphos
Great destination from spring to summer, staying at Aphrodite Hills or the luxurious Columbia Beach Resort. Both perfect for families.
essaouira essaouira
Spring (March to May) is arguably the best time to visit as these months are pleasantly warm and sunny, and the landscape is lush and green. Autumn is also lovely.
paxos paxos
Pretty little island reached by ferry from Corfu. Stay in one of our charming villas.
sintra sintra
With richly hued palaces and mist-covered forests Sintra is like a page torn from a fairy tale. A year round destination but best from May to October.
murcia murcia
The 1,400 acre La Manga Club resort has superb sports and recreation facilities for all the family. Visit year round, but best from April to October.
tunis tunis
A year round destination, but best from May to October, with May/June and October being arguably the best months. Stay at The Residence.
tuscany tuscany
Tuscany is one of the many jewels that Italy has to offer. Gorgeous summer climate, stunning scenery and ancient culture - and three fabulous spa resorts.
kas kas
Stay at a hillside 6 bedroom villa, just a 500m stroll down to the beach. Perfect from May to October.
himalayas himalayas
Escape to the mystical and glorious Himalayan mountains for a spiritual and physical rebalance of your mind and body. Stay at the internationally acclaimed and multi-award winning Ananda Spa.
datca peninsula datca peninsula
Fabulous destination from May to October. Stay at 5 star D-Hotel which, we think, can lay claim to being the finest beach resort in Turkey.