Luxury Eco-Friendly Health Retreats That Look After The Planet & You
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Looking for a wellness holiday that will be as gentle on the planet as it is on you? Following the rise in luxury ecotourism; go green and glamourous as Health and Fitness Travel, the leading specialists in wellness holidays worldwide, share their top 5 luxury eco-friendly health retreats.
From South Africa to Bali, with health retreats proud of their eco-design and green-friendly awards, green conscious travellers can still take a trip, without the guilt trip. Combined with all-natural spa remedies and healthy organic cuisine from onsite gardens, be at one with nature and yourself.
Best for Fitness: Italy - Lefay
Situated on the shores of magical Lake Garda, this eco-friendly health retreat values the connection between personal and environmental wellness. From the local natural materials used in the eco-designed architecture, to the use of renewable alternative energies, Lefay actively promotes eco-sustainability. Safe in this eco-friendly knowledge, begin your healthy holiday boosting your fitness with 1-on-1 activities, from personal training and circuits, to Pilates and Tai Qi. Make the most of complimentary group classes, including yoga and fitball workouts, before reviving with a sports massage.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Lefay from £1,635pp or £2,245 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a Fusion Fitness programme, return flights and transfers.
Best for Overall Wellness: New Zealand - Aro Ha
Encircled by New Zealand’s stunning Southern Alps, luxury wellness retreat Aro Ha fuses eco-friendly accommodation with self-sufficient vegetarian cuisine, using locally produced organic ingredients from their onsite garden. Enhance the connection between yourself and nature during sub-alpine hikes and a kayaking trip across the lake to the natural bird sanctuary of Pigeon Island. Together with yoga, meditation and TRX suspension sessions, achieve optimal wellness at this eco-friendly health retreat as you unwind with daily therapeutic spa massages.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 4 nights at Aro Ha from £3,485pp or £3,640 for single occupancy. Price is all-inclusive, with a wellness programme, return flights and transfers.
Best for Yoga: Bali - Zen
Surrounded by pristine tropical gardens, escape to Bali on an eco-friendly holistic holiday. Respecting the local environment, the healthy and organic cuisine on offer uses only the freshest ingredients, with fish caught in the nearby sea of Bali and fresh fruit and vegetables harvested from the onsite farm. Recharge with sunrise yoga and healing holistic spa therapies before finally letting go of stress during sunset meditation. Get closer to nature with rice field trekking and educational eco-forest walks, to learn more about the local wildlife and environment.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Zen Resort from £2,095pp or £2,280 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.
Best for Spa: South Africa - Karkloof Safari Spa
Working with environmental and wildlife professionals to restore the region to its natural splendour, the surrounding ecosystem of South Africa’s Karkloof Safari Spa, maintains a diverse range of indigenous plants and wildlife. Championing luxury with a conscious, enjoy indulging with unlimited spa treatments that use natural ingredients, from a black pepper scrub to a coconut body polish. Explore your natural surroundings on this health retreat as you spot African wildlife during private guided safaris, together with hikes, fishing trips and mountain biking.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Karkloof Safari Spa from £5,450pp or £5,590 for single occupancy. Price is all-inclusive, with a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.
Best for Detox: France - La Clairière
Secluded in the woodlands of northern France, everything about La Clairière has the environment and your personal well-being at its heart. True eco-warriors, sleep easy at night on your organic wool mattress, with the knowledge that 100% of their electricity is powered from renewable energy sources. Together with eco-friendly cleaning products and biodegradable composting, fresh fruit juices and detoxifying organic cuisine is locally sourced and caters to the seasons. Re-connect with yourself and nature during forest yoga and meditation classes, or rejuvenate with holistic spa therapies.
Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at La Clairière from £1,375pp or £1,595 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.
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