From mastering stand-up paddle boarding upon the azure waters of Ibiza, to learning how to manage stress in the tranquillity of India's Himalayas, these healthy escapes offer the opportunity to learn a new skill that will enhance your life long after your holiday tan has faded.

Learn to Surf in Costa Rica: Florblanca Surfing

Escape your everyday routine and secure a guaranteed beach tan when you learn to ride the tropical waves in Costa Rica at Florbanca's famed surf beaches Playa Hermosa and Playa Santa Teresa. With expert surf school instructors guiding your progress, going back to 'school' has never been so much fun. Chill out at the resort's Spa Bambu for some R&R or join in with a group yoga or Pilates class, for a learning holiday that will leave you both refreshed and rejuvenated.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Florblanca from £2,235pp or £3,035 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a surf programme, return flights and transfers.

Learn Pilates in Thailand: Absolute Sanctuary Pilates Reformer Bootcamp

Delve into the rich beauty of Koh Samui and discover the long lasting benefits of learning Pilates with state-of-the-art Pilates reformer machines and personalised practice, perfect for beginners and advanced practitioners alike. With a special focus on toning abs, arms and thighs, join in with group classes and benefit from private 1-on-1 sessions that are tailor-made to your specific needs. After toning and enhancing your fitness with Pilates, unwind with a soothing massage of Thai stretch experience at the luxury spa.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Absolute Sanctuary from £2,090pp or £2,340 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a Pilates programme, return flights and transfers.

Learn to Cook in Vietnam: Vietnam Discover Recover

Set your taste buds tingling and enjoy learning a new skill you can continue at home as you learn to cook Vietnamese cuisine on a Saigon Culinary Adventure. Learn the secrets of this eastern cuisine from local chefs during your journey across this awe-inspiring country and add a variety of regional recipes to your culinary repertoire. Just one option from a 10 day Discover Recover holiday, tailor-make your trip with a selection of excursions and tours, before recovering in the lap of wellness luxury.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 10 nights in Vietnam from £3,450pp or £4,740 for single occupancy. Price includes a choice of boards, a Discover Recover programme, return flights and transfers.

Learn Stand-up Paddle Boarding in Ibiza: 38 Degrees North Stand-up Paddle Boarding

Get more out of your next healthy holiday than a week lounging on the beach by toning and honing your body whilst learning the latest water sport craze of stand-up paddle boarding upon the azure waters of Ibiza. An ideal workout for improving core strength, explore this idyllic coastline with daily private sessions before discovering Ibiza's magical coves on a sunset SUP safari. Out of the ocean, relax your body and calm your mind during relaxing guided meditation, as well as Ashtanga and Hatha yoga lessons.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 6 nights at 38 Degrees North from £1,630pp or £1,730 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a SUP programme and return flights.

Learn Yoga in Morocco: Paradis Plage Yoga

Famed for 340 days of sunshine a year, reconnect with nature and your inner-self on this transformational yoga holiday set upon the exotic coastline of Morocco. Welcoming experienced yogis and keen beginners alike, improve your well-being and yoga practice with daily group classes in the ocean front yoga pavilion, from sunrise to sunset. Continue to heal your mind, body and soul with a relaxing massage at the luxury spa, before unwinding during a visit to the traditional Moroccan hammam.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Paradis Plage from £885pp or £1,295 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a yoga programme, return flights and transfers.

Learn Tennis in Portugal: Penha Longa Tennis

Ace your game as you learn tennis on an active holiday set amongst a national nature reserve in Portugal. Sharpen your technique and perfect your serve during private tennis lessons before showing off your skills in the optional group tennis clinics. Off the court, make the most of complimentary fitness classes, from yoga to meditation and Qi Gong, before soothing tired muscles and avoiding tennis elbow with an energising massage at the luxury spa.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 5 nights at Penha Longa from £1,040pp or £1,480 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a tennis programme, return flights and transfers.

Learn to Meditate in India: Shreyas Silent Retreat

Embark on a journey of self-discovery as you learn the stages of meditation at this tranquil wellness retreat, set within 25-acres of India's bountiful natural beauty. Immerse yourself in the lifestyle and wisdom of this Indian spiritual tradition by bringing together meditation, yoga and gourmet vegetarian cuisine, to cleanse the body, as you cleanse your mind. Learn meditation and return home with not only a new experience, but a new-found inspiration and inner-peace that you can tap in to at any time.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Shreyas from £2,085pp or £2,655 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a wellness programme, return flights and transfers.~

Learn to Scuba Dive in Bali: Siddhartha Ocean Front Resort & Spa

Host to some of the world's most diverse marine life, a healthy holiday spent learning to scuba dive in Bali promises to be one you will never forget. At the Siddhartha Ocean Front Resort & Spa you will find a blissful base to return to after an exhilarating dive where you can relax beneath the palm trees. With 10 dives at some of Bali's top dive sites, as well as easy access to a convenient house reef, you will become spellbound with the world you discover beneath the ocean's surface.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Siddhartha from £1,715pp or £2,010 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a scuba diving programme, return flights and transfers.

Learn How to Banish Stress in Spain: SHA Anti-Stress

Escape to the tranquillity of southern Spain and learn to banish stress within the sanctuary of this luxury wellness retreat. Following expert medical and nutritional consultations, learn how to let go of stress in daily life during psychotherapy coaching and mindfulness therapy sessions. Enhance your journey with medical and relaxing spa therapies, from acupuncture to therapeutic massages. Together with complimentary group wellness classes, from meditation to healthy cooking, return home with the knowledge you need to banish stress 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 stress management programme, return flights and transfers.

Learn Golf in Madeira: Galo Golf

Perfect your golf swing on this scenic learning holiday set upon the south-eastern coast of Madeira, where mild climates make it possible to play year round. Challenge yourself on new terrain with the choice of two golf courses, which you can trial run before choosing one to master across the duration of your stay. Whilst 18-hole Palheiro is a strong contender, the 27-hole Santo de Serra course is the creation of prominent course designer Robert Trent Jones.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Galo from £815pp or £960 for single occupancy. Price includes breakfast, a golf programme, return flights and transfers.

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Best learning holidays with a learning twist

Best learning holidays with a learning twist


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