As we head towards the end of the year, it can be a very stressful time for some people and their families. Our guest post this week is from health and fitness travel. They share their top tips for surviving the festive season and the best wellness getaways to de-stress.
Wellness Retreats for Post-Christmas De-stress
Swap the usual feeling of lethargy, stress and bloating brought about by the festivities and escape to a healthy retreat as Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists, share their best wellness escapes for a post-Christmas cleanse and de-stress. Reflect on the year that was and reset your well-being in the most breath-taking destinations—from the majestic Alps of New Zealand to the tropical shores of Costa Rica, let these stunning healthy hideaways feed your wellness wanderlust.
New Zealand: Aro Ha Wellness Retreat
Venture to a sub-alpine paradise in New Zealand for a surreal escape and a fully immersive wellness experience. With twice daily yoga sessions, challenging guided hikes and functional training, there’s plenty of opportunities to ignite your inner bliss and develop a healthy lifestyle. Discover holistic wellness with daily therapeutic massages and contrast spa therapies designed to help you recover after a day of challenging activities. Learn healthy eating habits as you treat yourself with a rainbow of vegetarian cuisine for optimal well-being.
Australia: Gaia Retreat & Spa
Gaia Retreat and Spa is the perfect oasis to reset and start the new year on a high note. Choose a program to best suit your needs, from a weekend revive package to a pamper-filled week of restorative spa treatments and activities. Take part in organic cooking classes and visit Gaia’s own organic garden and witness as chefs personally choose the freshest produce before enjoying a colorful fare for you to feast on. With an emphasis on a balanced diet, whether on a detox or just wanting to explore delicious healthy alternatives, Gaia offers everything you need for a healthy lifestyle.
Australia: Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk
Get ready for a unique Victorian walking adventure with the Twelve Apostles Lodge Walk and explore a variety of landscapes from cool-climate rainforests, secluded beaches to coastal clifftops. This four-day quest allows you to explore the Great Otway and Port Campbell National Parks, hike through verdant forests, hear stories of shipwrecks and settlement, and visit remote beaches. Enjoy cabin comforts and glamping luxury complete with hearty healthy meals on a privately owned hiking lodge located at Johanna Beach, the midpoint of the trail.
Miami: COMO Metropolitan Miami Beach
Taking its wellness approach from COMO’s global health retreats, Metropolitan Miami offers a stunning beachfront spa experience, with expansive views from the hydro-therapy pool, gym and yoga terrace. This oasis offers holistic therapies perfect for those looking to reset, flush out toxins, and boost energy. This contemporary 1920’s art deco wellness retreat is an idyllic location for receiving complete rejuvenation whilst exploring a rich historic district. Take advantage of the fitness facilities, fresh seafood cuisine, pool side bar and organic vegan menu available throughout your stay.
Florida: Saddlebrook Resort
Journey to sunny Tampa, Florida and visit the Saddlebrook Resort for a sporty post-Christmas getaway. With renowned Tampa tennis facilities, this wellness retreat attracts enthusiasts from across the globe, and is home to 45 courts including all four Grand Slam surfaces. Saddlebrook caters to the true tennis fanatics as well as beginners with an opportunity for a quick lesson or a few sets of competitive play. Complete each day with spa treatments including body scrubs and massages which will leave you completely rejuvenated.
Utah: Red Mountain Resort
Post-card worthy sceneries spring from every corner of this wellness resort in Utah, as the red pastel landscape swirls under the open skyline. Scheduled personal discovery activities make this a transformative wellness escape that exposes you to the power of nature and your intuitive self. Learn to live a healthier lifestyle with nutrition consultations and personal training, before joining in with group classes, like kickboxing and bootcamp training. There’s also the opportunity to relax all day in the spa or take part in yoga and meditation classes to really feel refreshed after the season’s frenzy.
Costa Rica: Florblanca
In a land that encourages adventure by foot, horseback and kayak, and where meandering jungle-trails discover majestic waterfalls, unspoilt beaches and nature in its purest form, it’s no surprise Costa Rica thrives as the world’s capital of eco-tourism. Explore the natural beauty of Central America as you bring balance back to your health at the wellness haven of Florblanca. Relish a plethora of activities from calming yoga and meditation, to exhilarating kayaking, then relax in the luxury Bambu Spa. They say living begins at the edge of your comfort zone; so, surf, hike and zip-line your way into a fulfilling year ahead.
About Health and Fitness Travel
Health and Fitness Travel is a global luxury wellness travel company that originated in the UK in 2010 and is committed to providing healthy holidays that enhance and change lives. Created by Paul Joseph, Adam Heathcote and co-founded in Australia by local Director Samantha Lippiatt as a result of their combined passion for health and fitness travel and offering bespoke holidays to improve people’s well-being to lead happier and healthier lives.
Health and Fitness Travel offers clients a tailor-made seamless service with the very best health and fitness holidays, handpicked by its expert team, together with exclusive and added value packages with the best deals. As leading specialists, Health and Fitness Travel have also created their own healthy holiday collections in various destinations which include Fusion Fitness and Discover Recover, offering clients the best value and holiday experience.
For more information visit: www.healthandfitnesstravel.com.au