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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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healthy holiday trends for 2016

healthy holiday trends for 2016 7 nights from £995

With 2016 just around the corner, the experts in health, wellbeing and active holidays at The Healthy Holiday Company share their tips on the predominant trends in the healthy holiday sector for next year.

From a focus on ‘fierce fitness’ activities to an increase in ‘spa-inclusive hotels’ as well as the renewed interest in veganism, there are holidays to suit all interests.  All prices quoted are per person sharing and include flights and airport transfers.

Interest in the Digi-Detox continues to rise

In our increasingly connected world, many of us still enjoy spending holiday downtime online, with the internet affliction of FOMO (fear of missing out) taking over. However, interest in the digital detox concept is on the up with many hotels and retreats introducing ways in which to make this decision to ‘switch off’ easier for guests. New holistic resort Santani in Sri Lanka (opening March 2016) has chosen to make WiFi unavailable for guests unless they specifically request it in their rooms, with week-long breaks available from £1,995pp.

The rise of the ‘Spa Inclusive’ hotel

Following on from the all-inclusive fitness hotel trend from last year, The Healthy Holiday Company has spotted more hotels including spa treatments as part of their core pricing of ‘SB&B’ ranging from a daily massage to a week full of unlimited therapies. Newly opened Alma Oasis Long Hai in Vietnam offers a daily 90 minute ‘spa journey’ (a sauna followed by a 50 minute massage and meditation session) for all guests, priced from just £1,250pp for 7 nights. Additionally, Alma’s sister property (and Asia’s first all-inclusive spa resort) Fusion Maia in Vietnam guarantees at least two treatments per person per day, from massages to manicures, priced from £1,385pp.

Bootcamps for the mind

Retreats which tackle mental wellbeing are also a hot topic, and The Healthy Holiday Company have noticed a rise in hotels introducing meditation and mindfulness programmes as a way to help guests unwind and de-stress. For example Longevity at Vilalara Thalassa Resort in Portugal has introduced a Mindfulness Programme to teach guests the stress relieving benefits of this practice.  Also, Absolute Sanctuary in Thailand has recently begun to offer ‘mind therapies’ which aim to tune into guests’ emotions and help them let go of their negative past experiences through Emotional Freedom Technique and Neuro-Linguistic Programming as well as Quantum Resonance Analysis- whereby hi-tech diagnostic equipment illustrates how ‘mentally healthy’ guests are. 7 nights are priced from £1,160pp.

After recently opening a brand new Cognitive Development Unit, SHA Wellness Clinic in the Costa Brava has unveiled a new week long Cognitive Development Programme focusing solely on the cognitive health of guests; enhancing their memory and mental performance through a range of on-screen tests and personal neurotraining sessions. 7 nights are available from £2,962pp.

‘Broga plus' holidays

Yoga holidays continue to be one of the biggest wellbeing holiday sectors, with more men now realising the strength and conditioning benefits of the practice and thus beginning to abolish the ‘yoga is for girls’ myth. To cater for this rise in ‘Broga’ interest, The Healthy Holiday Company has seen a massive increase in breaks which combine yoga with other activities such as surfing, sailing, hiking and even scuba diving. Laluna in Grenada offers a programme combining yoga and diving, priced from£2,925pp for 7 nights and The Healthy Holiday Company’s own specialist group yoga retreat destination yoga now uses yoga and surfing hotel Paradis Plage in Morocco as one of their venues due to the increase in male bookings when guests combine the twice daily yoga programme with extra surfing lessons. A 7 night retreat is priced from £995pp.

Viva Veganism

The buzz around the health benefits of the vegan diet continues to grow, with stacks of new cookbooks being released by social-stars such as Deliciously Ella and other titles such as V is for Vegan and The Vegan World Food Bible getting in on the act.  Add to this a good dollop of high profile celebs turning to a ‘no animal products’ way of life such as Venus Williams, Beyonce and Al Gore and this explains the increasing number of spas offering more vegan-friendly programmes such as Vana in India which offers vegan dishes following the ayurvedic principles, with 7 nights priced from £1,920pp. Or if raw is more your thing, Sianji Wellbeing Resort in Turkey offers a 7 night juice only programme from £955pp.

A focus on fierce fitness

In this ever competitive world, the obsession of pushing yourself to the physical limit seems to be spilling over to the annual getaway- with holidaymakers using their holiday down-time to challenge themselves. Following this interest, a number of hotels have begun to offer more demanding fitness activities that go well beyond the usual hotel gym- allowing guests to physically push themselves before returning in time for a pre-dinner cocktail. Open water swimming and rough sea kayaking are now all offered on the Healthy Holiday Company’s own Fierce Fitness collection which also includes Como Shambhala in Bali where you can take part in volcano treks with a descent by mountain bike, as well as rigorous biathlon training through rice paddies and jungle gorges. A 7 night ‘Be Active’ programme is available from £3,540pp.

Need some advice?

For further information about these holidays and any other healthy holiday options, please call one of our travel specialists on 020 8968 0501 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.

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Need some advice?

For further information about these holidays and any other healthy holiday options, please call one of our travel specialists on 020 8968 0501 or simply send us an email outlining your requirements.

You may also be interested in...

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