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Discover & Learn with our 10 Best Special Interest Holidays


If a break from your day-to-day routine frees your mind, body and spirit to see the world afresh, and fires your energy and enthusiasm to try something new, then we have our best special interest holidays for you. Ranging from learning to play golf or tennis to trying yoga or Pilates, and from mastering paddle-boarding to understanding how to manage stress; our best special interest holidays boast luxurious destinations across the world where you can try something new. 

Whether it’s an activity you’ve always wanted to do, or something you’ve never considered before, our healthy learning holidays listed below offer you the chance to escape the stresses of everyday life, and discover and learn a range of new skills to help you improve your lifestyle, while providing a host of benefits that are certain to outlast your holiday.

Discover & Learn Yoga in Thailand - Kamalaya Yoga Synergy

Beach yoga at Kamalaya


Reconnect with nature, and transform your mind on a luxury yoga retreat located on the southern coast of Koh Samui. Practise your back bend in your own private yoga class every day, with sessions tailored to suit your needs and goals, whether you’re new to learning yoga or a keen yoga enthusiast. At the holistic spa, enjoy the Ayurveda therapies, where you’ll be spoilt for choice with over 70 different treatments to choose from, including luxurious Royal Ayurvedic and vital essential oil massages. With help from expert wellness consultants and therapists, you’ll feel refreshed, rejuvenated and relaxed when you return home from your healthy yoga break.

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Discover & Learn to Sleep Well in Spain – 
SHA Sleep Well

Sha's sleep well programme

A relaxation treatment at SHA Wellness Clinic


Relax and unwind on this luxurious Spanish wellness retreat for a singles holiday, where experts are on hand to soothe your body and soul to help reduce stress levels and make sleep easy. Surrender yourself on a luxury spa holiday to the hands of the professionals and enjoy therapeutic massages, relaxation classes, shiatsu and acupuncture sessions to maximise relaxation levels. Take advantage of SHA’s hydrotherapy circuit, and enjoy the pool, sauna and Turkish baths to de-stress the body and heal your mind. With one-to-one advice from a medical consultant, and a personalised treatment plan in place to aid you when you return home, this special interest sleeping holiday is the perfect way to tackle and beat your sleeping woes on a sleep retreat for sleep enhancement.

More information: View: SHA Wellness Clinic
 

Discover & Learn to Dance in the Czech Republic - Svata Katerina Dance

Learning to dance

Learn to dance at Svata Katerina


Experience the diversity of dance at this peaceful wellness retreat in the countryside of the Czech Republic, with professional instructors at the ready to teach you how to be creative with your body in a variety of ways. Have fun while you shape up by mastering the techniques of Zumba, Latin America and Oriental dancing, and learn to move your body in ways you never knew you could; while burning hundreds of calories and improving your rhythmic coordination. After all the shaking and shimmying involved in learning to dance, head to the spa and enjoy the complimentary access to its facilities, and then unwind with a tension releasing pressure-massage to aid healing and calm your body.

More information: View: Svata Katerina

Discover & Learn a Healthy Lifestyle in the Philippines – The Farm Heart Health & Stress Reduction

Nutritional Microscopy at The Farm

Nutritional Microscopy at The Farm at San Benito


Surrounded by tropical plants, waterfalls and lush vegetation, experience this healing retreat hidden at the base of Mount Malarayat and learn a healthier lifestyle with the help of the outstanding support unit.  From health consultations with medical doctors to fitness assessments with personal trainers, and from colon hydrotherapy sessions to acupuncture treatments; there are a host of ways this healthy holiday will help you to improve your lifestyle and re-energise your body. With 8 complimentary spa treatments on offer and daily nutritional support, you’ll learn everything you need from de-stressing to beating insomnia and from boosting fitness levels to eating more healthily; so that you can return home a whole new person.

More information: View: The Farm at San Benito
 

Discover & Learn Meditation in Thailand – Thanyapura Mindfulness Retreat

The mediation teaching hall at Thanyapura

The mediation teaching hall at Thanyapura Mindfulness Retreat


Escape to Southern Thailand on a meditation retreat, and learn meditation while surrounded by natural vegetation on the island of Phuket at this outstanding wellness retreat. Discover more about yourself with private mind training sessions; relax your body with a personalised yoga class and then indulge in the luxury spa treatments, including an Aromatherapy or Thai massage, for the best form of relaxation. In between classes, boost your fitness levels and banish stress by trying a host of other activities, including circuit training, Muay Thai, bootcamp and swimming; and for further ways to self-discover, participate in group meditation sessions to clear your mind of all inner worries and become at one with nature.

More information: View: Thanyapura Mindfulness Retreat
 

Discover & Learn Stand up Paddle Boarding in Ibiza – 38 Degrees North Stand up Paddle Boarding

Learn Stand up Paddle boarding in Ibiza

Discover stand up paddle boarding at 38 Degrees North


Why waste your time sun-bathing when you could tone your body and learn stand-up paddle boarding (SUP) on this luxurious healthy beach getaway in the Balearic Islands of Ibiza. Embrace SUP for a fun, full body workout on the water, with lessons for all abilities to help improve balance and co-ordination on your activity holiday. Away from the ocean, relax your body in our holistic yoga classes, calm your mind with sunset meditation lessons or alternatively work up a sweat on an exhilarating mountain bike ride for a completely different form of adrenaline ahead of another action-packed day on the water.

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Discover & Learn Pilates in Thailand – Absolute Sanctuary Pilates Reformer Bootcamp

Pilates in Thailand

A Pilates class at the Absolute Sanctuary


Experience the fantastic health benefits of Pilates on a Pilates holiday in Thailand, which caters for all ages and abilities to help improve your strength and flexibility while reducing pain across your body. With a wellness consultation when you arrive and depart, discover the long lasting benefits that come with learning Pilates, while also enjoying the holiday’s excellent facilities including use of the pool, steam room and fitness studio . Work your body in group sessions and private classes while assisted by your qualified instructor, and then kick back and unwind with a rejuvenation massage or Thai stretch to soothe your muscles and leave you feeling refreshed on your healthy Pilates holiday.

More information: View: Absolute Sanctuary
 

Discover & Learn How to Beat Stress in India – Ananda Stress Management

Meditation in the Music Pavillion

Meditation in the Music Pavillion at Ananda


Learn to beat stress
 from your life once and for all at this beautiful wellness retreat hidden in the depths of the Himalayas for a wellness holiday with promised long-term solutions. Relax in the hands of the expertly trained consultations, and enjoy your access to hydrotherapy facilities and group exercise classes including Yoga, Pranayama and meditation to rejuvenate your mind and body throughout your health retreat. With a host of spa treatments on offer, ranging from reflexology to reiki, and from a grounding aroma cocoon to a Rose Quartz facial, this healing holiday is the perfect way to combat stress and lead a healthier lifestyle long after you’ve left.

More information: View: Ananda Stress Management
 

Discover & Learn Tennis in Portugal  - Penha Longa Tennis

Learn to play Tennis in Portugal

Learn to play Tennis at Penha Longa


Uncover this captivating Portuguese healthy holiday surrounded by fountains and gardens for the perfect location to learn tennis on an active break. Improve your health levels and burn calories in group tennis clinics, enjoy private tuition to sharpen your technique and then stop off at the Six Senses spa for an energising massage after your workout on the court. Don’t miss out on the group exercise classes which include yoga, meditation and Qi Gong, and take full advantage of the other spa facilities including the sauna, outdoor Jacuzzi and plunge pool to add some variety to your tennis holiday.

More information: View: Penha Longa
 

Discover & Learn Golf in Cyprus  – Aphrodite Hills Golf 

The golf course at the Aphrodite Hills resort

The golf course at the Aphrodite Hills


Try something new and learn to play golf on a luxury golf holiday in the heart of Cyprus, and admire the spectacular surroundings on the award-winning championship golf course. Enjoy rounds of golf with your friends, or a private golf lesson on your own with one of the PGA qualified instructors at the Golf Academy, where all abilities are welcome. For a great way to relax, the Clubhouse has a bar complete with restaurant areas, while there’s also a Pro Shop which offers an extensive range of golf equipment and clothing, and then when you’ve finished on the course, stop off at the spa for a recovery sports massage to refresh your body on your luxurious golf break.

More information: View: Aphrodite Hills

 

Talk to one of our Travel Specialists on 0203 397 8891 or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your perfect special interest learning holiday