With a global pandemic showcasing the need to prioritise our mental and physical health, there has never been a better time to start planning a post-lockdown health and fitness trip. Lockdown has shown the importance of daily healthy routines, like regular exercise, a healthy balanced diet and frequent downtime and relaxation, to maintain good mental health. Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists has seen an increase in new bookings for clients who are itching to get away to focus on improving and maintaining their health and fitness on holiday.
From sailing the dazzling waters of Montenegro to rediscovering your zen on the golden shores of the Algarve, these wellness holidays have everything you need to rest and recharge after a difficult few months. Throughout the pandemic, many of us have experienced increasing levels of stress, anxiety, insecurity, and feelings of a lack of control.
More people are now booking a heathy escape to combat these feelings and prevent future viruses. Wellness resorts shape their guests experience around nurturing services that are tailored to each individual need, boost well-being and reinforce the immune system.
Paul Joseph, Founder of Health and Fitness Travel says: “Our clients are actively seeking ways to enhance their health and fitness on the go. We have seen an increase in new bookings for travel at the end of 2020 and throughout 2021. During lockdown, the importance of diet, fitness and healthy practices has become clear and this reflects the values of today’s health-conscious consumers.”
Here are the 10 best post-lockdown trips to strengthen the immune system, clear the mind and increase overall well-being.
Reboot and Recharge: SHA Wellness Clinic Rebalance & Fitness, Spain
Continue the active lifestyle you have created in lockdown or begin your journey with this tailor-made exercise regime at SHA Wellness Clinic. Through a range of innovative approaches to well-being, SHA will help you to build up muscle, reduce fat and tone up. Improve your physical condition, strength and stamina with expert advice and guidance from personal trainers and doctors. You will leave feeing fully recharged and rejuvenated, with a boosted sense of overall well-being, ready to take on everyday life once again. Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at SHA Wellness Clinic for £4,915pp. Price includes full board and a wellness programme.
Sail Away: Sailing Tour Montenegro
Has lockdown got you dreaming of sailing far away to distant shores? Relax on the calm Adriatic waters as you take in the beauty of Montenegro’s Balkan coast. Along the way, you will explore the crystal-clear shores of the Dalmatian coast, meander the ancient city walls of Kotor and take on the electric atmosphere of Buduva. Discover peace and tranquillity on Montenegro’s shores as you venture around this fascinating country.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers a 7-day Sailing Tour around Montenegro for £1,160pp.
Boost Emotional Wellbeing: Escape Ritual Space Retreat, Bali
If lockdown has made you want to step outside of the everyday and discover the limitless possibilities of the universe, the Space Retreat at Escape Ritual can help you do just that. Explore your spiritual side through healing experiences, horoscope, palm and tarot readings. Deepen your exploration of movement in space through yoga classes and guided meditation sessions, designed to help you uncover the space in and outside the body. Go in with an open mind and uncover the endless opportunities that await you!
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Escape Ritual for £1,740pp. Price includes full board and a wellness programme.
Doctor Doctor: Longevity Health & Wellness, Portugal
With panoramic views of the sweeping golden beaches and towering mountains that surround, Longevity is the perfect place to rebalance and regenerate. Beginning with a unique holistic health check, you will be expertly guided through a range of medical and spa treatments designed to bring you back to optimum health. You will return home with a renewed sense of vitality, assured in the knowledge that you have been restored to full health after a stressful and anxious few months.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 5 nights at Longevity Health & Wellness Hotel for £2,615pp. Price includes full board and a wellness programme.
Sleep on it: Santani Wellness Resort & Spa Sleep, Sri Lanka
If you’ve been struggling to maintain a regular sleeping pattern during lockdown, then why not try Santani’s Sleep programme, specifically designed to enhance your sleep quality. Set in the rolling green hills of Sri Lanka, there is no better place to find peace and tranquillity. Indulge in relaxation therapies, meditation and Hatha yoga that will leave you feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. Perfect for those who have felt the anxiety induced by lockdown, this programme aims to relive stresses, resulting in a better night’s sleep.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Santani Wellness Resort for £1,755pp. Price includes full board and a wellness programme.
Find Peace and Detox in the Country: Glass House Detox Retreat, UK
For those that have been overindulging during lockdown due to stress and boredom, escape to the tranquillity of the English countryside for a relaxing detox retreat. Rid yourself of harmful toxins in the body that cause lethargy, weight gain and skin problems. With interchangeable diet plans and body composition analyses determining treatments and therapies, this wellness programme is specifically tailored to your individual requirements. In your down time, unwind in the Himalayan salt block sauna or take a dip in the indoor pool.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Glasshouse Detox Retreat for £1,450pp. Price includes full board and a detox programme.
Get Fit in the Sun: The Fit Retreat, Fuerteventura
The perfect balance of glorious sunshine and intense workouts, The Fit Retreat in Fuerteventura caters to all your wellness holiday needs. With workouts, tasty nutrition, fun activities and relaxation, the retreat offers endless opportunities to make the most of your time on the island. With so much to do, one thing is for certain: you will never be bored! End your days watching the orange hue of the sun set over the volcano during a strength and flexibility focused yoga class.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at The Fit Retreat for £1,155pp. Price includes full board and a fitness programme.
Strike a pose: Yoga & Wellness Retreat at Longevity Cegohna Country Club, Portugal
If you are looking to rediscover your zen post-lockdown, then look no further. This week-long yoga retreat in October with Yoga Master Trevor Laurency in the Algarve’s Golden Triangle is the perfect place to relax and recharge alongside other yogis. Providing the perfect combination of relaxation, yoga practice and pool/beach time, this yoga retreat is everything you need to restore after the stress of lockdown. After a calming yoga class, stroll down the golden beach and take in the vast expanse of the Atlantic Ocean before you.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Longevity Cegohna Country Club for £1,560pp. Price includes full board and a yoga programme.
Take a Transformative Wellness Trip: Wellness Tour Peru
To combat the sense of the mundane that has been a resounding theme of lockdown, why not take this seven-day wellness journey into the unknown and discover the hidden gems of Peru. Explore one of the new seven wonders of the world at Machu Picchu, trek through the Sacred Valley and hike along the Inca Trail. You will experience the local cuisine, as well as participating in fun wellness activities such as stand-up paddle boarding and a visit to the hot springs.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers a 7-day Wellness Tour around Peru for £1,500pp. Price includes breakfast.
Invigorating Fitness Holiday to Stay Trim and Healthy: The BNKR Fusion Fitness, Sri Lanka
Improve your strength and revitalise the body with a Fusion Fitness programme on this spectacular stretch of the Sri Lankan coast. Choose from a wide range of activities designed to reenergise the body and refocus the mind, perfect for those feeling the strains of burnout during lockdown. Kickstart the morning with a kettle bell workout, before unwinding with a yoga class on the beach. You will return home feeling refreshed and rejuvenated, with a renewed energy for life.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at The BNKR for £1,715pp. Price includes full board and a fusion fitness programme.