With more and more singletons jetting off alone in search of relaxation, the experts at The Healthy Holiday Company have seen an increase in solo-travelling clients, and its health and fitness breaks seem to be an ever popular choice.
The Healthy Holiday Company has sought out a collection of holiday options which represent good value for money whilst avoiding the often hefty single supplements - perfect for single travellers looking to escape their hectic schedules.
Yoga and surfing mini-break to Morocco, staying at Paradis Plage
Paradis Plage is a boutique resort set on a 3-mile beach on Morocco’s Atlantic coast making it an ideal place to combine yoga with surfing. The beachside hotel has a tranquil yoga studio overlooking the ocean and first-class surf instructors are on hand to offer a whole range of lessons depending on ability. This 3-night escape is the perfect option for solo-travellers looking for a quick relaxation fix outside the school holidays; fly out on a Saturday and arrive in time for a late lunch before enjoying a sunset yoga session. In the evening, the charming on-site spa offers a choice of massages and treatments to soothe tired muscles. Enjoy dinner at one of the hotel’s restaurants or around the camp fire on the beach, simply listening to the waves and staring at the stars – bliss.
This 3-night retreat is available from £725 (single occupancy). Price includes 3-nights’ accommodation in a Junior Suite on a B&B basis. Price includes 1 surf lesson, 3 yoga classes, return flights with Easyjet (Gatwick to Agadir) and transfers.
Great value lux-spa option in the away-from-it-all Absolute Sanctuary, Koh Samui, Thailand
Absolute Sanctuary on Koh Samui is perfect for single-travellers seeking an away-from-it-all retreat – without the high prices. Guests can opt for various packages; from an intensive yoga break, an anti-stress and burnout package or a full-on detox. The delicious healthy Thai cuisine, nurturing spa and charming staff will mean you won’t want to leave when the week’s up. Plus, complementary transfers to the beautiful local Chaweng and Cheong Mon beaches are also included. This is a great-value option which will leave you feeling totally revitalised and refreshed.
A 7-night stay at Absolute Sanctuary is available from £1,360 (single occupancy) based on accommodation in a Superior Pool View Room on a B&B basis. Includes return flights and private airport transfers.
Enjoy an all-inclusive week at The BodyHoliday, St Lucia – in ‘September Solo’ month!
Tucked away on the northern tip of St Lucia, The BodyHoliday resort is a popular choice with solo travellers - 30% of guests are single – and no single supplements are charged. There’s even ‘September Solo’ month where singles will be in the majority! This 7-night all-inclusive holiday is stress-free; not only are all meals provided, but guests can enjoy everything from a 50-minute spa treatment each day, to jet skiing. This active beach resort offers the first aquatic infinity pool with views of the Caribbean Sea, as well as a health and wellbeing centre. From tennis, fencing and archery to scuba diving and bike tours, there is something active for everyone, as well as an array of delicious and nutritious cuisines to suit all tastes.
A 7 -night stay at BodyHoliday in St Lucia is available from £1,995 (single occupancy) on an all-inclusive basis. Includes return flights and airport transfers. Price includes all meals, unlimited use of hotel facilities, all fitness/relaxation classes, one 50-minute spa treatment at The Oasis Spa every day, use of the Ayurverdic centre, land and water sports (incl. Motorised) and one shore scuba dive per day.
Get fit your way – fitscape fitness weeks in Spain and Italy
Fitscape fitness weeks are a great way for solo-travellers to experience a fun, healthy and inspiring group fitness holiday. Aimed at men and women of all ages and all levels of fitness – it’s a great choice for those looking to de-stress, get fit and socialise. The fitscape team of experienced personal trainers will devise a challenging week packed full of outdoor pursuits that leave guests feeling revitalised and motivated. Hiking, circuits, mountain biking, running and stretching classes ensure improvements in cardio fitness, stamina, strength and a reduction in body fat -all taking place in either a 5-star hotel in the Dolomites, Northern Italy or at a charming boutique hotel in the rolling hills of southern Spain. Food is healthy, delicious, nutritious and plentiful.
Fitscape 7-night retreats are available from £1,795 (single occupancy). Price includes 7-night’s accommodation, all meals, daily group exercise classes, 1 personal fitness consultation, 1 personal training session and airport transfers. Fitscape is also currently offering ‘free flights’ (up to £200) on its retreats in 2014.
Ultimate detox me-time – affordable detox retreat at Sianji Wellbeing Resort, Turkey
Head to Turkey to enjoy the ultimate detox at the newly opened Sianji Wellbeing Resort; overlooking a tranquil bay with incredible island views, guests can do everything from strolling along the private beach, playing tennis or enjoying a yoga or pilates session. The resort offers a supervised, specialist detox programme, giving your body a chance to get rid of its toxins, to repair and rejuvenate itself. There’s no need to starve when you can eat at the Enbu raw-food restaurant and the Eiffel, where you can copy Victoria Beckham’s alkaline diet. Sianji Wellbeing Resort is the perfect destination for single travellers outside of the school holidays, leaving you reenergized and ready to face the world again with a renewed focus.
This 7-night retreat is available from £1,295 (single occupancy). Price includes 7 nights’ accommodation in a Suite/Villa, private consultation with a doctor, body analysis, detox specialist consultancy, all detox cuisine (juices, detox salads, gourmet raw dishes, detox supplements and unlimited detox soup), daily yoga/Pilates classes, access to the spa/pool facilities and airport transfers.
Turbo weight loss – Shanti Som, Andalucía
Shanti Som is The Healthy Holiday Company’s answer to a South East Asian retreat without the long journey (just a 2hr flight from the UK to Spain), making it easily accessible for retreats. For those more determined than ever to start that healthy kick (and stick to it!), the 6-night Weight Loss package based on a Health for Life will help guests learn healthy habits to continue at home whilst providing the tools to keep weight gain at bay. Blending a focused, nutrient-filled detox and health menu with the benefit of exercise the average weight loss ranges from 5-7 Ibs a week – leaving you feeling invigorated, revitalised and ready for the summer.
This 6-night retreat is available from £1,989 (single occupancy). Price includes 6 nights’ accommodation, welcome healthy dinner on arrival, breakfast on departure day, 5 day weight loss cuisine, 2 x nutritionist consultations, 2 guided hill walks, 3 afternoon yoga classes, 5 training sessions, use of spa/pool facilities and airport transfers. Excludes flights.
For more information visit: www.thehealthyholidaycompany.co.uk/
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