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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

Every month, somewhere in the world is at its best for a holiday. Our travel experts have compiled a handy month by month guide to the perfect destinations in any given month, and selected their three top picks for that month too, in order to give you some ideas and inspiration. The world is your oyster! We'll help you make the most of it.

top picks for december

other ideas for december

tenerife tenerife
spain
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.
phnom penh phnom penh
cambodia
Phnom Penh, like all of Cambodia, is hot all year but best to visit from November to April.
goa goa
india
Goa is one of the most relaxing places in India, and a fabulous destination for some winter sunshine. Best from November to April.
megeve megeve
france
Megeve has now become a fantastic destination for both winter skiing and summer mountain adventures.
antigua antigua
caribbean
Antigua has a stunning, rugged coastline, dotted with hidden coves, beautiful coral reefs and 365 white sandy beaches. Best from December to April. Stay at Carlisle Bay - brilliant for families.
krabi krabi
thailand
Krabi province is an area of outstanding natural beauty. Classic virgin beaches fringed with towering limestone formations. Stay at Phulay bay. Best visited during the non-monsoon months of November through to March.
maharashtra maharashtra
india
Come here to relax at Shillim Estate Retreat & Spa. Best from November to April.
chiang mai chiang mai
thailand
Thais idealise their beloved northern capital as a quaint, moated and walled city surrounded by mountains with legendary, mystical attributes. Best to visit from November to May.
barbados barbados
caribbean
Best time to visit Barbados is January through to May, though November and December are pretty good too. See our recommended luxury hotels, villas and boats.
grenada grenada
caribbean
Blessed with warm temperatures throughout the year, Grenada is a perfect year round destination, with an average of 9 hours of sunshine a day.
florida florida
usa
Canyon Ranch Miami is a world of healthy pleasures, from the expansive spa and fitness classes to oceanfront dining sweetened by sea breezes. Absolutely at its best in December, January and February.
utah utah
usa
Utah has a desert climate moderated by altitude, with cool to cold winters and warm to hot summers, and plenty of sunshine year-round.
pangkor laut pangkor laut
malaysia
The best time to enjoy this private island and its luxury spa resort of the same name is from November to April. Pure bliss!
franschhoek franschhoek
south africa
Like its neighbour, Cape Town, Franschhoek is at its best from November through to April, though December to March are the peak months. We have a gorgeous 5 bedroom village cottage and a stunning, romantic hillside bungalow to tempt you.
anguilla anguilla
caribbean
This tiny island, just 16 miles long and 3 miles wide, has some of the best beaches in the Caribbean and one of the very best hotels. Visit from December to May.
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.
oman oman
gulf
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.
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.
coast and islands coast and islands
cambodia
Discover Song Saa, a new kind of eco friendly island paradise on Cambodia's south coast.
swiss alps swiss alps
switzerland
Famous for its fabulous skiing (December to March), the Swiss Alps are now building a reputation for fun summer adventures too (July to September). We have a choice of fabulous places to stay.
agadir agadir
morocco
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.
jamaica jamaica
caribbean
A superb year round destination, but best from November to April. Stay at GoldenEye, Ian Flemings island hideaway where he wrote his James Bond books.
madeira madeira
portugal
Fantastic year round destination for sunshine and warm seas, and offering a host of activities and adventures for all ages and levels of experience.
koh samui koh samui
thailand
Koh Samui is a little island paradise in the Gulf of Thailand, with gorgeous beaches, crystal clear seas, and forrested hills. Choice of fabulous spa and wellness resorts. Hot and sunny almost year round, but probably best to avoid October and November which experience the most frequent and sharpest rain storms.
ras al khaimah ras al khaimah
united arab emirates
Visit this tiny emirate any time from November to April when the weather is gorgeous but not too hot. Enjoy a luxury spa retreat in the desert or on the beach - or both!
maldives maldives
indian ocean
The dry season, from November to March, is the prime time to visit the Maldives with temperatures averaging around 27C (80F) and gorgeous warm seas. Choice of exceptional spa resorts.
st vincent st vincent
caribbean
Escape to this beautiful Caribbean island when the weather turns cold and wet in Europe.
dubai dubai
united arab emirates
Only 4 hours ahead of the UK and less than 7 hours away - temperatures are in the thirties for much of the year, making it the perfect place to enjoy some winter sun. We have selected 3 of the best places to stay, including a luxurious desert resort - great for Arabian safaris. We have some top beach resorts too!
khanom khanom
thailand
Hot and sunny almost year round, but probably best to avoid October and November which experience the most frequent and sharpest rain storms. Stay at the Aava Resort & Spa.
dolomite mountains dolomite mountains
italy
A brilliant destination for winter skiing from December to March, and arguably an even better destination for summer adventures from May to September. Superb selection of 4 and 5 star hotels to choose from.
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.
koh kood koh kood
thailand
A remote tropical island on the eastern side of the Gulf of Thailand, near the Cambodian border, and home to the wonderful Soneva Kiri for the ultimate in island escapes. Best from November to April.
stellenbosch stellenbosch
south africa
Known worldwide for its quality wines and spectacular beauty. You will be mesmerized by breathtaking scenery and gorgeous weather from December through to March, though April is generally very pleasant too. Great for hiking, biking, riding and relaxing. Also home to one of SA's top spa resorts.
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...
st lucia st lucia
caribbean
St Lucia has a balmy, sub-tropical climate. The best time to visit is during the dry season from December to June. Stay at The Body Holiday, an all inclusive resort where, as the name suggests, you can relax your mind, rejuvenate your body and engage in as many or as few sports and activities as you wish.
wyoming wyoming
usa
Stay at the sensational Amangani for summer adventures and winter skiing.
langkawi langkawi
malaysia
Sheltered by the mountainous backbone of the Malaysian peninsular, Langkawi Island escapes the north eastern winter monsoon entirely and enjoys sunny skies. Best from November to April. Stay at The Datai, Anadaman or Four Seasons.
luang prabang luang prabang
laos
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.
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.
ho chi minh ho chi minh
vietnam
Saigon, formerly known as Ho Chi Minh City, is best visited during the dry season from December to April.
kerala kerala
india
Kerala runs along the south western tip of India, and is home to three lovely boutique wellness resorts. The best time to go is from November to May when temperatures are between 28°C and 32°C
hua hin hua hin
thailand
While the beaches of Phuket and Samui were discovered only recently, Hua Hin has been a favourite Thai resort for over 70 years, and only a 2.5 hour drive south from Bangkok. Our favourite destination here is the luxury spa resort of Chiva Som.
innsbruck innsbruck
austria
Innsbruck is the gateway to several of our hand picked healthy holiday destinations, all with easy access through the mountains from Innsbruck airport. Head to the Dolomites for winter or summer adventures, or experience one of our recommended spa hotels and wellness clinics nearby.
siem reap siem reap
cambodia
Siem Reap is hot all year round and the best time to visit is during the dry season, which runs from November to April.
khoa lak khoa lak
thailand
Khao Lak is an area of outstanding beauty. Pure white beaches, cascading waterfalls, spectacular primary forest, idyllic lagoons, estuarine mangroves and wildlife abound. Stay at The Sarojin for amazing diving and lovely beach spa. Best from November to March.
phuket phuket
thailand
Superb destination for some winter sun. Best from December to March. Stay at one of our recommended spa resorts either on Phuket itself or one of the stunning islands of Phang Nga, surrounded by dazzling azur and turquiose seas.
mayan riviera mayan riviera
mexico
Escape to the magical Mayan Riviera for its fantastic white sand beaches, laid-back life style and perfect climate. Stay at the fabulous Esencia. Best from late November to May. Superb scuba diving.
con dao con dao
vietnam
The Con Dao archipelago of islands is home to the lovely Six Senses Con Dao. Best to visit from November to February.
cape town cape town
south africa
Fabulously warm and sunny during the European winter, making it one of the best destinations over this period - with the added advantage of no jet lag! There's so much to do and we have a brilliant selection of beach villas, spa hotels and luxury accommodation.
british virgin islands british virgin islands
caribbean
From December to April the weather is at its best. Stay on Peter Island, a 1,200 acre tropical paradise with a great spa and a selection of luxury residences. Or sail the BVI on one of our luxury yachts.
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.
french alps french alps
france
Brilliant for both winter skiing (December to March) and summer adventures (June to September). Selection of superb chalets of varying sizes, from ultra lux to the more traditional.
karnataka karnataka
india
Unlike most of India, which is extremely hot in the summer months, the Karnataka region enjoys a relatively mild climate all year round. We think the best time to visit is in February and March, though November to May is still lovely. Stay at beachside SwaSwara for the ultimate in mind and body restoration.
kitzbuhel alps kitzbuhel alps
austria
The Kitzbuhel Alps offer fantastic skiing from December to March and wonderful mountain adventures from June to September. Stay at our boutique spa and wellness hotel, for quality time rejuvenating with expert medical supervision, a light diet influenced by both Mayr and Ayurvedic concepts, and an exercise plan – all tailor-made to suit your personal needs.