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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 - may

May is always a very popular month to get away as it's almost the last moment before the price of flights and accommodation leaps up for the summer holidays.  Whether you're looking for a singles friendly holiday or would like our recommendation for the best spa holidays for couples, we would be glad to help.  With summer just around the corner, many of our clients are looking to lose weight, get fit or treat themselves to a restorative detox.  Our experts can advise all the best options.  If you want to just chill on the beach, May is a great month to head off to the relatively tourist free islands of Ibiza or Mallorca or Sardinia.  If you like to be active on your travels, how about letting us help you pick somewhere to play tennis or golf?  Or what about a holiday combining yoga, spa and surfing on the wild west coast of Morocco? 

top picks for may

other ideas for may

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.
venice venice
For an exquisite romantic break, Venice is very difficult to beat.
cascais cascais
Great year round destination but best from late Spring to early Autumn for warmest weather.
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.
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.
coast and islands coast and islands
Discover Song Saa, a new kind of eco friendly island paradise on Cambodia's south coast.
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.
catalonia catalonia
Best from Spring to Autumn, with hot summers.
borneo borneo
Borneo is famous for its gorgeous beaches, rain forests, mountains and, of course, its Orang Utans. The Rasa Ria Resort even has its own 64 acre nature reserve, home to numerous families of Orang Utans. Best time to visit is from March to July.
punakha punakha
Bhutan is arguably best in October and November, but also delightful in March to May.
nha trang nha trang
Nha Trang enjoys the reputation of having the best climate in Vietnam. Best in March and April, but still good anytime during the dry season from January to August (26C-32C). Stay at a choice of superb resorts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
cultural triangle cultural triangle
sri lanka
Best from May to September but can still be considered a year-round destination.
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.
paro paro
Bhutan is a magical year round destination, but probably best March to May and October / November. Great for hiking, adventure, cultural wonders and awesome scenery.
kerala kerala
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
el jadida el jadida
Stay at the Mazagan Beach Resort, near to El Jadida on the Atlantic coast of Morocco, from March to November.
cuba cuba
Best from December to May and great for faded decadence, beaches and 1950s automobiles.
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 or hand-picked hotels.
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.
peloponnese peloponnese
A fabulous destination from late Spring to early Autumn. Home to two superb luxury resorts: Amanzoe and The Romanos.
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.
thimphu thimphu
Best from March to May and during October / November.
gozo gozo
malta and gozo
A year round destination, enjoying a typical southern Mediterranean climate, but best from Spring to Autumn.
bali bali
Best from June to September when humidity is relatively low and the evenings are cooler. We have a selection of utterly magical spas to tempt you. The perfect romantic getaway, complimented by the legendary Balinese charm and hospitality. Plus great biking, hiking, golf, river rafting and yoga.
sardinia sardinia
Delightful from late Spring to early Autumn. Stunning beaches and coves, a wild mountainous interior, and a choice of superb family resorts.
kefalonia kefalonia
Fabulous from Spring to Autumn.
st lucia st lucia
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, or at one of our other recommendations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
limpopo province limpopo province
south africa
Limpopo is South Africa’s northern most province, with the Bushveld region being the setting for one of South Africa's finest golfing destinations. Best from April to September.
hoi an hoi an
This gorgeous corner of Vietnam is perfect from February to May. Stunning beaches and the city of Hoi An nearby is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Choice of fantastic beachside spa resorts.
limassol limassol
Great from Spring through to Autumn, with warm sunny days in early and late season, and hot summer months.
east coast east coast
sri lanka
The east coast of Sri Lanka is very different to the rest of the island with predominately Tamil speaking people, and a different weather pattern meaning it is perfect in our summer months.
florida florida
The Carillon 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.
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.
paxos paxos
Pretty little island reached by ferry from Corfu. Stay in one of our charming villas.
mediterranean mediterranean
A great year-round destination but arguably best from March to May and September to October.
bahamas bahamas
With warm temperatures throughout the year the Bahamas are a perfect year round destination.
rome rome
Probably best avoided in peak summer, Rome is otherwise a year round destination.
croatia croatia
adriatic sea
Warm weather, pristine coastline and hundreds of deserted islands to explore on your fully crewed yacht. Perfect for adults and families. Excellent snorkelling and lots of great walks on the islands and along the alleys of ancient towns.
kalkan kalkan
Turkey offers exceptionally good value villa holidays for all the family to enjoy from April through to October.
koh samui koh samui
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.
abu dhabi abu dhabi
united arab emirates
With sunny blue skies throughout the year there is never a bad time to visit Abu Dhabi. However, we recommend visiting from November to March when the temperature is in the mid to high twenties. Holiday in luxury in the Liwa desert or at a fabulous island spa resort.
st vincent st vincent
Escape to this beautiful Caribbean island when the weather turns cold and wet in Europe.
baja california baja california
Baja California on the western edge of Mexico is a glorious year-round destination.
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.
heidiland heidiland
Bad Ragaz, in the foothills of the Swiss Alps, is a wonderful destination for a health retreat. Best in summer if you enjoy exploring the Big Outdoors.
mykonos mykonos
Hottest from June to September, but still lovely in Spring and Autumn.
italian lakes italian lakes
Combine the magic of the Italian Lakes with the benefit of a wellness retreat at Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda, set high on a hillside above Lake Garda.
paphos paphos
Great destination from spring to summer, staying at Aphrodite Hills or the luxurious Columbia Beach Resort. Both perfect for families.
chiang mai chiang mai
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.
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.
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!
corfu corfu
We have a superb hand-picked selection of private residences on Corfu. Ideal for friends and family. Best from May to October.
penang penang
Pulau Penang, the "Island of the Betelnut Tree", has long been an inviting destination for traders and travellers. And the place to stay is the Shangri La. Warm sunny weather throughout the year, but best from February to October. Enjoy the beach, watersports and the spa; plus river rafting nearby.
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.
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.
hurghada hurghada
Fabulous year round destination for guaranteed warmth and sunshine.
bophuthatswana bophuthatswana
south africa
Grown ups and families are all well looked after at Sun City: superb choice of accommodation, extraordinary swimming pools, great golf and family safaris. Best May to September.
bermuda bermuda
Bermuda is a British colony and a wonderful island to visit from May to October.
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.
puglia puglia
Puglia is best from June to September, but very pleasant in April / May and October.
karnataka karnataka
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
mayan riviera mayan riviera
Escape to the magical Mayan Riviera for its fantastic white sand beaches, laid-back life style and perfect climate. Best from late November to May. Superb scuba diving.
basque country basque country
A unique and inspiring destination, best from late Spring to early Autumn.
grenada grenada
Blessed with warm temperatures throughout the year, Grenada is a perfect year round destination, with an average of 9 hours of sunshine a day.
gocek gocek
Sunny and warm from May to October, and hot during peak summer months.
fuerteventura fuerteventura
Fabulous year-round destination with selection of resorts and villas.
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.
barbados barbados
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
kas kas
Stay at one of our lovely villas with private swimming pools close to the sea shore. Perfect from May to October.
khanom khanom
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.
wyoming wyoming
Stay at the sensational Amangani for summer adventures and winter skiing.
zambezi river zambezi river
Between May and August is the coolest time of the year with temperatures hitting 28°C during the day and dropping off to as low as 7°C during the night. This season, known as the dry season is arguably the best time to visit. But, it's definitely a year round destination.
uttarakhand uttarakhand
Uttarakhand is a year round destination but the most popular periods are March to June (summer) and October/November (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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
ouarzazate ouarzazate
A year round destination, but we would recommend avoiding peak summer months from late June to early September.
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.
anguilla anguilla
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.
stockholm stockholm
Fabulous from late spring to early autumn, explore Stockholm on bicycles and the surrounding islands by kayak.
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.
douro valley douro valley
Spring and autumn are the most popular times to go: April-June and September-October. Stay at Six Senses Douro Valley.
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.
attica attica
Attica has a variety of picturesque beaches and the superb Cape Sounio Resort. Visit from May to October.
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.
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,
atlas mountains atlas mountains
Head south from Marrakech into the magnificent Atlas Mountains for a truly memorable holiday. Stay at one of our recommended hilltop kasbahs. Wonderful year round, but best from May to September.
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...