Where to Go in 2016: Your Wellness Holiday Guide

Offering a years’ worth of inspiration in health-enhancing wellness experiences around the world, be whisked away by our month-by-month guide of the best wellness holidays for 2016. From a spa & yoga spring break in Miami and the Caribbean, to shaping up for summer on a Cretan bootcamp and escaping to Costa Rica for a dose of winter wellness, make 2016 the year to nourish your mind, body and soul.

Offering a years’ worth of inspiration in health-enhancing wellness experiences around the world, be whisked away by our month-by-month guide of the best wellness holidays for 2016. From a spa & yoga spring break in Miami and the Caribbean, to shaping up for summer on a Cretan bootcamp and escaping to Costa Rica for a dose of winter wellness, make 2016 the year to nourish your mind, body and soul.

January: Detox & Get Fit 

Thailand: Phuket Cleanse Detox & Fitness

 Phuket Cleanse Detox & Fitness

Get fit with beach bootcamp sessions at Phuket Cleanse

Begin the New Year working towards a new you on a cleansing detox and fitness holiday set upon Thailand’s tropical island of Phuket. One of our detox holidays which advocates ‘active cleansing’, naturally detoxify your system as you combine raw organic cuisine and healthy juices with daily fitness activities to sweat out further toxins. Awaken your body with workouts including beach bootcamp sessions, Muay Thai and TRX suspension training before cooling off in the invigorating ice bath. 

Average January temperature: 27 °C (81 °F)

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February: Mountain Medi Spa Rejuvenation 

Brazil: Kurotel Longevity Medical Centre and Spa

 Kurotel Longevity Medical Centre and Spa

Re-boost your well-being at Kurotel Longevity Medical Centre and Spa

Sheltered within Brazil’s breath-taking Gramado Mountains, restore your health and well-being at this leading wellness retreat on a medical spa holiday. Focusing on preventative and rehabilitative medicine, choose from a wide variety of personalised wellness programmes including anti-tobacco, pre-surgery, post-cancer, brain booster and stress management. Transform your health during consultations with medical and wellness experts, including dermatologists, physiotherapists and nutritionists, to name a few. Explore your surroundings on a guided hike, before rejuvenating with a group yoga class or healing spa therapy. 

Average February temperature: 26 °C (78 °F)

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March: Yoga & Culture 

India Discover Recover

 India Discover Recover

Explore the majestic beauty of Taj Mahal in India

Stimulate your senses on one of our Discover Recover holidays offering a cultural exploration of India’s diverse landscapes; from lush tea plantations to the colourful city of Delhi and the mighty Himalayan Mountains. Watch the sun rise over the majestic Taj Mahal and explore the bustling capital New Delhi, all with the aid of your own tour guide, before recovering from your adventures at a luxury wellness retreat. As the birthplace of yoga, perfect your sun salutation as you experience a range of practices, from Pranayama to yoga nidra. 

Average March temperature: 11 °C (52 °F)

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April: Miami Beach & Caribbean Chic

Miami & the Caribbean: Metropolitan by COMO, Miami Beach and Parrot Cay Yoga & Pilates

cruise at Palawan

Practice yoga on the Caribbean beaches of Parrot Cay

For a transformative yoga and spa holiday, make a renewing spring break for the shores of America’s iconic South Miami Beach, before heading south to the private Caribbean island of Parrot Cay. In Miami, take in the ocean views from the stunning roof-top spa and yoga terrace of this this contemporary art deco retreat. Continue to practice you sun salutation in the Caribbean, with daily beach yoga and Pilates classes. Make a splash with stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking, before calming your spirit with a luxury spa treatment. 

Average April temperature: 23 °C (74 °F)

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May: Oceanic Wellness 

Portugal: Vilalara Longevity Thalassa & Medical Spa

 Vilalara Longevity Thalassa & Medical Spa

Relax with views of Portugal's Algarve coast at Vilalara Longevity Thalassa & Medical Spa

Escape to Portugal’s Algarve coastline and harness the power of the ocean on a beach spa holiday. Specialising in anti-ageing and detoxification, the coastal setting of this medical spa is reflected in the marine inspired thalassa treatments, including seaweed body wraps and seawater hydrotherapy. With tailor-made detox, weight loss and fitness programmes to choose from, determine your personal health needs during consultations and evaluations by qualified wellness experts to reach your goals. 

Average May temperature: 18 °C (64 °F)

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June: Shape up for Summer 

Greece: Wildfitness Crete

Wildfitness Crete

Shape up for summer with group fitness activities on the beaches of Greece at Wildfitness Crete

For those looking to shape up for summer on a fitness boosting bootcamp holiday, break a sweat on the Greek island of Crete, surrounded by towering mountains and sandy beaches. Following an initial assessment with professional fitness trainers, delve into a programme of daily training sessions in the great outdoors, from wild running to boxing and kettlebell sessions. Learn how to embrace a healthier lifestyle during fitness and nutrition workshops and indulge with a relaxation massage on a merciful morning off. 

Average June temperature: 24 °C (75 °F)

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July: Learn a Healthier Lifestyle 

Italy: Ti Sana

Ti Sana

Learn how to lead a healthier lifestyle at Ti Sana

Nestled in the charming countryside of northern Italy, discover the secret to leading a healthier lifestyle at this secluded wellness retreat, an inspiring destination for a healthy learning holiday. Learn from their healthy vegetarian approach to both raw and cooked nutrition during educational cooking sessions, before exploring with Nordic walking and unwinding with yoga or a luxury spa treatment. With a variety of tailored wellness programmes, experience their delicious and nutritious cuisine whether embarking on a cleansing detox retreat or weight loss break. 

Average July temperature: 23 °C (73 °F)

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August: Keep Active by the Coast 

Portugal: Epic Sana Algarve Hotel

 Epic Sana Algarve Hotel

Gear up with mountain biking at Epic Sana

Overlooking the picturesque Algarve coastline and offering direct access to the magnificent Falésia Beach, keep active by the coast at Epic Sana in Portugal on a healthy summer holiday. Whether embarking on a beach bootcamp or taking to the water on a SUP (stand-up paddle boarding) retreat, enjoy a variety of complimentary activities, including aquafit, yoga and guided coastal running. After an active day, rejuvenate your mind and body at the luxury spa or enjoy a stroll amongst the resorts surrounding 8 hectares of verdant pine forest. 

Average August temperature: 24 °C (74 °F)

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September: Healing Harmony 

Spain: Shanti Som

walking at Aro Ha

Relax in Spain at Shanti Som

Embrace healing harmony at this healthy hideaway, set in the heart of Spain’s striking Andalucía region. Whether escaping on a healing, detox, weight loss, yoga or fitness retreat, re-harmonize with daily group yoga classes as you say goodbye to the stresses of everyday life for a transformative healing holiday experience. With a strong emphasis on the rituals of the Orient, unwind with healing spa therapies for your mind, body and soul. 

Average September temperature: 24 °C (74 °F)

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October: Autumn Ayurveda 

Bali: Como Shambhala Estate

Como Shambhala Estate

Unwind with holistic spa therapies at Como Shambhala

Set within 9 acres of lush tropical jungle, escape for a session of autumnal Ayurveda at this beautiful Balinese wellness retreat for calming holistic spa therapies on a nurturing Ayurveda spa holiday. Discover the hidden water gardens by the Ayung River, where you can unwind with holistic Ayurveda spa treatments. Luxurious private villas, each with their own infinity-edged pools, set the tone for the experience whilst the yoga and Pilates pavilion offers a serene atmosphere in which to unwind in paradise. 

Average October temperature: 26 °C (79 °F)

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November: Pura Vida Adventure & Winter Wellness 

Costa Rica Discover Recover

Costa Rica Discover Recover

Adventure through the Verugal Forest in Costa Rica

The go to destination for 2016, escape on a Costa Rica Holiday for a taste of the pura vida (pure life) as British Airways launches the first direct flights from London Gatwick to the country’s capital of San Jose in May 2016. From white water rafting through a volcanic national park to zip lining through the rainforest and wildlife watching on a jungle safari, choose from a range of tours and excursions. Recover at a luxury wellness retreat with yoga, surfing and reviving spa treatments. 

Average November temperature: 27 °C (81 °F)

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December: Pre-Christmas Restorative Break 

St Lucia: The BodyHoliday

 The BodyHoliday

Keep active with ocean kayaking at The BodyHoliday

Don’t delay until the New Year; prepare your body and mind for the festive season on a pre-Christmas restorative break on the Caribbean shores of St Lucia. Designed by leading health and wellness experts, and often hosted by world-famous athletes, learn from the best in the business as you boost your well-being on a winter wellness escape. Keep active with beach fit workouts before enjoying your daily spa treatments at this all-inclusive wellness retreat. 

Average December temperature: 27 °C (81 °F)

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