• 5 of the Best Pre-Wedding Fitness Breaks

    5 of the Best Pre-Wedding Fitness Breaks

    If wedding admin is leaving you too frazzled to fit in your bridal workout, it sounds like you might be in need of a fitness escape. From Tuscany to Thailand, rejuvenate on a pre-wedding fitness break and you’ll be in tip-top condition for your big day.

  • 5 Reasons to Visit France on a Pre-Wedding Health Retreat

    5 Reasons to Visit France on a Pre-Wedding Health Retreat


    For many brides-to-be the pressures of wedding planning can create a cauldron of stressful choices, difficult emotions and family feuds. Offering relaxing spa treatments and reviving wellness activities, escaping on a pre-wedding health retreat could be your best wedding idea yet. Famed for its joie de vivre, we share 5 reasons to visit France and restore you to vitality before you say ‘I do.’ 

  • Around the World Year Long Wellness & Adventure Honeymoon

    Year Long Wellness & Adventure Honeymoon

    Revolutionising the way couples begin their happily-ever-after with a honeymoon that will take newlyweds on a wellness journey around the world, we introduce the year-long wellness honeymoon. With a rise in newlyweds adventuring beyond the limits of the traditional two-week fly and flop beach break, and seeking more experiential honeymoons for pursuing richer experiences, start married life together with a bang.

  • Best Spa Holidays for Hen Weekends

    Best Spa Holidays for Hen Weekends

    As if wedding planning isn’t stressful enough, Covid-19 has turned up the heat for all the brides-to-be this year, and our best spa holidays for hen weekends might be just the thing you need to de-stress before the big day. A wholesome trip for the whole bridal party, why not spend your last moments of single-life indulging in spa treatments, relaxing classes, and sauna sessions with your nearest and dearest girlfriends?

  • Brides-to-be Combat Stress with Pre-Wedding Health Retreats

    With the daunting task of wedding planning creating a nerve-wracking experience for even the most clear minded bride-to-be, Health and Fitness Travel, the leading specialists in healthy holidays worldwide, offer to save your sanity with their top 5 pre-wedding health retreats for stressed brides-to-be. From Switzerland to St Lucia, banish bridezilla through a personalised health retreat of sleep enhancing spa treatments, healthy nutrition and energy boosting fitness classes. Get back on the wedding planning wagon after a healthy dose of R&R, as you re-connect with yourself in these healthy hideaways and rediscover your bridal glow.


    Reach Optimal Health in Portugal: Longevity Wellness Booster




    Let your wedding worries float away as you reach optimal health at this specialist medical spa, set upon Portugal’s idyllic Algarve coastline. Following initial medical consultations with wellness experts, experience a personalised health retreat of medical spa treatments and ocean inspired thalassa therapies, guaranteed to revitalise any bride. With complimentary mindfulness and healthy living workshops, gain the tools you need to reach your wedding day at your peak. Boost your pre-wedding well-being with an array of group fitness classes, from yoga to cardio boost and SLIM circuit, to return home a healthier and happier you.

    Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 5 nights at Longevity from £2,250pp or £1,980 for single occupancy. Price includes half board, a wellness programme, return flights and transfers.


    Renew your Bridal Glow in Thailand: Kamalaya Relax & Renew


    Foot treatment at Kamalaya


    Escape the pressures of wedding planning and rediscover your bridal glow in the tropical paradise of Thailand. Begin your stay with an insightful wellness consultation, before immersing yourself in a variety of holistic activities and revitalising spa therapies, drawn from ancient healing traditions. Unwind with Asian inspired treatments, including an Indian head massage and traditional Thai massage, and join in with group classes from meditation to aqua aerobics. Ideal for yogi loving brides-to-be, transport your body and mind to a sanctuary of wellness with group Hatha, Yin, Flow and Power yoga classes.

    Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Kamalaya from £2,502pp or £2,915 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness programme, return flights and transfers.


    Banish Bridezilla in Spain: SHA Anti-Stress


    Reiki massage at Sha


    Revitalise your wedding well-being as you banish bridezilla on this stress management retreat in the South of Spain, surrounded by idyllic views of mountain and ocean scenery. Ease the inevitable pre-wedding tension as medical and nutrition experts treat you to a personalised anti-stress health retreat, designed to reduce stress and rebalance your mind and body in time for the wedding. From aqua relax sessions, to healthy cooking lectures, mindful therapy sessions and soothing body wraps, return home with the knowledge to manage stress, improve your quality of sleep and lead a healthier lifestyle.

    Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at SHA from £3,120pp or £3,560 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness programme, return flights and transfers.


    Beauty Sleep Top Up in St. Lucia: The BodyHoliday Optimal Wellness


    Destressing at The Bodyholiday Ayurveda Centre


    Tone up and top up on your beauty sleep at this luxury all-inclusive health retreat, nestled upon a secluded bay of St Lucia. Reap the benefits of an all-encompassing wellness experience with specialist sleep enhancing spa treatments, one-to-one fitness sessions, nutritional and lifestyle consultations. Tone up with a series of personal training sessions, alleviate body tension with personal Pilates and clear your mind with private yoga and meditation sessions. With a complimentary skin consultation, return home from the Caribbean having recaptured your bridal glow.

    Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at The BodyHoliday from £2,990pp for single or double occupancy. Price is all-inclusive, with a wellness programme, return flights and transfers.


    Holistic Healing in Switzerland: Alpina Gstaad Sense of Ayurveda


    The Six Senses Spa at the Alpina


    Rebalance your life as you discover the holistic healing powers of Ayurveda on this pre-wedding health retreat, set in the breath-taking Swiss Alps. Begin your stay with a private consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor who will evaluate your physical composition or ‘dosha’ and provide you with advice on treatments. Benefit from therapies ranging from a salt massage to an Ayurveda steam bath, sure to reduce stress and fight the signs of ageing. Enhance your well-being with complimentary classes, including yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and meditation, leaving you fully prepared to walk down the aisle.

    Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Alpina Gstaad from £3,080pp or £3,835 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a wellness programme and return flights.


    For advice, guidance and booking visit www.healthandfitnesstravel.com or call 0203 397 8891

  • The Best Pre-Wedding Wellness Retreats and Honeymoon Escapes

    Silhouetted couple on a beach in the Maldives at Sunset

    As one of the industries hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and its associated restrictions, a study by The Knot found that 71% of UK couples chose to postpone their weddings until later on in 2021 or even into 2022. With almost all overseas travel having been restricted since March 2020, this has also meant postponing honeymoon and pre-wedding retreats.

  • Top 5 Minimoon Destinations in Europe for Wellness Honeymoons

    Minimoon Destinations in Europe

    If you’re dreaming of escaping to paradise with your loved one, but don’t have the time or budget for a long-haul honeymoon, our wellness minimoons offer the perfect solution, with a selection of romantic nearby European breaks to celebrate the beginning of your happily-ever-after. From a short break skiing in the Swiss Alps, to a few days soaking up the sun on a Greek island, these romantic getaways are just a quick flight away and are still capable of giving you the healthy honeymoon you always dreamed of.

    Whether you’re looking for a luxury spa escape, a beach wellness break or an active get away, our top 5 wellness honeymoon destinations for minimoons in Europe have something for everyone.

    Portugal: Palacio Estoril

    pool at Palacio Estoril in Portugal

    This luxury Banyan Tree Spa is perfect for the happy couple to enjoy and relax with a spa treatment or two and relax in the sauna and Jacuzzi. Treat yourselves to a programme, whether it is a spa minimoon or a healthy honeymoon you both can enjoy together. Whichever you both decide, you will be sure that you both will be relaxed and happy by the pool and having a short walk down the beach, or even enjoying a round of golf.  

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    Italy: Lefay

    Tai Chi at Lefay

    Located on the magical Lake Garda in Italy, this luxury minimoon getaway, perfect for a healthy break, is regarded as one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe. Embrace wellness on your healthy honeymoon and begin married life boosting your fitness levels and improving your well-being with an extensive list of fitness activities at this idyllic minimoon destination. Choose from a range of outdoor fitness workouts and personal fitness training, including total body sculpt and yoga. Create your own couples workout as you reach your health and fitness goals together at this luxury health retreat.

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    UK: Grantley Hall

    Couple eating breakfast at Grantley Hall on a wellness honeymoon

    Don't want to go too far and want a minimoon break? This UK luxury break will in North Yorkshire at the stunning Grantley Hall dating back to the 17th Century. Relax with the extravagant cuisine, spa and accommodation that this hotel has to offer. Don't forget to relax in the spa and take activities in and visit the gym, something that you both can enjoy. Indulge in a yummy unique afternoon tea experience and listen to the grand piano tones that are calming and traditional. This minimoon will be sure to take you miles away from reality and back in time in this historical hotel and it's relaxing feeling for you both to unwind and spend time together. 

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    Greece: Porto Elounda

    A Couple enjoying the beach at Porto Elounda

    For newlyweds dreaming of combining romantic beach walks and relaxing in the sun, with luxury spa treatments and active fitness, Porto Elounda is the perfect destination for an unforgettable beach wellness honeymoon. Spend your minimoon rejuvenating after your big day with holistic therapies and luxury spa treatments, designed for you and your loved one to pamper yourselves in wellness and bring you both a true sense of inner peace. Challenge yourselves as you choose from a range of activities, from circuit training to core workouts and Pilates to guided meditation. Finish your wellness minimoon with reflexology, to improve your well-being and return home a healthy, strong and happy couple.

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    Cyprus: Ayii Anargyri

    An Outdoors Massage at Ayii Anargyii

    Experience this heavenly destination for yourselves and enjoy quality minimoon time together, spent in the quiet and calm atmosphere of Ayii Anargyri in Cyprus. The perfect choice for a luxury spa honeymoon, spend your healthy honeymoon embracing the ideal of overall wellness and treat your bodies with the indulgent spa therapies they deserve as you unwind side-by-side with sulphur mud therapy and Vichy showers. Go the extra mile on wedding recovery at this wellness retreat with detox treatments and natural healing therapies, before taking five with a dip in the pool or exploring the surrounding scenic attractions on a romantic stroll.

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    Talk to one of our Travel Specialists on  or contact us here to discuss tailor-making your perfect Healthy Honeymoon.

  • Top 5 Pre-Wedding Yoga Retreats

    Pre-Wedding Yoga Retreats

    Whether you are looking to tone up or de-stress before the big day, with our top 5 pre-wedding yoga retreats, yogi loving brides-to-be are invited to re-connect and improve well-being whilst exploring new corners of the world. With a yoga holiday offering the perfect pursuit for a pre-wedding health retreat, from sunrise salutations on idyllic Thai islands, to practicing your Pranayama in exotic Morocco, return home ready for your wedding day a happier and healthier you.

  • Why Going on a Me-Moon is a Great Idea


    Your wedding day is unanimously accepted to be among the most important days of your life. This expectation can place an enormous amount of pressure on you to make the day perfect and enjoy it to its fullest. Unfortunately, this detracts from the fundamental essence of the day, that being a celebration of you and your partners love and a chance for both of you to be weighted on hand and foot. A ’me-moon’ essentially functions as a luxury getaway that you take in preparation for your wedding in the same vein as your honeymoon after your wedding.

    Let us walk you through the benefits of a ‘me-moon’ holiday and why it might just be right for you!

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