How To Maximise Wellness Holidays For Less Leave By The Luxury Channel

The Luxury Channel discovers how to maximise 18 days of wellness holidays in 2017 by taking just 9 days off work….

There’s no better time than the New Year to start planning your wellness holidays and, as we discover, it is entirely possible to enjoy 18 days off work by booking just 9 days of leave, thanks to how British bank holidays fall in 2017. Grab your diary, as Health and Fitness Travel (the leading experts in tailor-made wellness holidays worldwide) has created a wellness travel bucket-list to assist you. The secret to maximising your time off means doubling your annual leave, so boost your health and fitness for the year ahead and get planning now so you have longer wellness holidays to look forward to. This guide will ensure you have plenty of wellness holidays to keep you going in 2017.

New Year: Health And Fitness In India

Take off: 3 days for a 10-day holiday
Book off: December 28th – 30th
Bank holidays: December 26th, December 27th & January 2nd
Your holiday: December 24th – January 2nd
Where to go: Atmantan Wellness Resort
Price: 7 nights with Atmantan from £2,830 pp or £3,690 for single occupancy (includes full board, a wellness programme, return flights and transfers)

Make January a healthy month with a detox, Ayurveda and yoga retreat. Achieve your New Year resolutions with Atmantan’s healing programmes from Master Cleanse to Fitness in the serene Sahyadri Mountains of Northern India. Stay active with TRX training and group hiking, and relax with meditation and yoga. Enjoy 10 blissful days of wellness with a combination of yoga and holistic treatments for a spiritual awakening. Choose the Atmantan Ayurveda programme for optimal health and to learn more about ancient Indian healing methods. This healthy retreat offers a fully encompassing wellness experience to improve and sustain your well-being for the year ahead.

Easter: Discover And Recover In Bali

Take off: 8 days for a 16-day holiday
Book off: April 10th – 13th and April 18th – 21st
Bank holidays: April 14th, April 17th
Your holiday: April 8th – 23rd
Where to go: Bali Discover Recover
Price: 10 nights Bali Discover Recover Programme from £2,015 pp or £2,740 for single occupancy (includes return flights and transfers)

Discover the wonders of Bali this Easter and mix culture with wellness by booking a Discover Recover™ holiday. The picturesque landscape and glorious beaches of Bali will fulfil your active adventure desires with jungle trekking, volcano hiking, cycling tours and snorkelling. Recover on a wellness retreat where you can indulge in therapeutic spa treatments and recharge with holistic activities. Unwind on the beach at Komune where you can balance on a surf board, stretch away stress in a yoga class or soothe tired muscle at the health hub. Enjoy a tailor-made trip and make the most of your annual leave this Spring.

Early May: Stay Active By The Beach In Marbella

Take off: 4 days for a 9 day holiday
Book off: May 2nd – 5th
Bank holiday: May 1st
Your holiday: April 29th – May 7th
Where to go: Marbella Club Fusion Fitness
Price: 7 nights with Marbella Club Fusion Fitness from £2,080 pp or £2,970 for single occupancy (includes breakfast, a Fusion Fitness™ programme, return flights and transfers)

Go to the glorious shores of Marbella for an active holiday that will transform your fitness. Get ready for Summer by the beach, at this luxury wellness resort on Marbella’s “golden mile.” The Fusion Fitness™ programme starts guests with a personal fitness evaluation before you embark on a pathway of either Cardio, Strength & Sport, Mind & Body or Renewal. With every detail taken care of, indulge with reviving spa treatments in the grand beachfront Thalasso spa, take a dip in the sunlit pool or keep active with a beach bootcamp workout and hiking in the mountains. Unwind with yoga, Pilates or mediation and feel your spirits lift as you boost your endorphins.

Late May: Kick-start Your Health And Fitness In Beautiful Antigua

Take off: 4 days for a 9-day holiday
Book off: May 30th – June 2nd
Bank holiday: May 29th
Your holiday: May 27th – June 4th
Where to go: Blue Waters Living Retreat
Price: 7 nights with Blue Waters Living Retreat from £2,450 pp or £2,730 for single occupancy (includes an all-inclusive stay, the retreat programme, return flights and transfers)

Kick-start your health and fitness in beautiful Antigua with a retreat to promote your mental and physical wellness. The Blue Waters Living Retreat launches on 1st May 2017 and runs until 31st October. Enjoy an array of activities to promote mental and physical wellness from yoga, meditation and Pilates to kayaking, boxing and body conditioning. Expert lifestyle coaches will guide on topics such as detoxing and weight loss with nutritional seminars so you can learn how to prepare healthy meals. With free time, indulge in a relaxing spa treatment and unwind on the powder white sandy beach. Leave this wellness retreat having achieved realistic goals and feeling energised and relaxed.

August: Energy Reboot In Lake Garda, Italy

Take off: 4 days for a 9-day holiday
Book off: August 29th – September 1st
Bank holiday: August 28th
Your holiday: August 26th – September 3rd
Where to go: Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda
Price: 7 nights with Lefay from £1,560 pp or £2,210 for single occupancy (includes breakfast, a wellness programme, return flights and transfers)

Take a luxury, healthy break for an energy reboot and enjoy summer at this eco-friendly wellness retreat by magical Lake Garda, nestled in the mountains. The Lefay spa method is all to do with the flow of energy, so begin your stay by relaxing in the private saline pool. Spa treatments are holistic in nature and range from East to West in origin, with wellness menus listing the calorie content of each meal to guide you. From yoga, Pilates and Tai Chi to circuit training, workout with a view over the infinity pool, lakes and mountains. End your stay with a guided walk in the energy and therapeutic garden at this chic Italian wellness getaway.

December: Focus On A Full Body MOT In St. Lucia

Take off: 3 days for a 10-day holiday
Book off: December 27th – 29th
Bank holidays: December 25th, December 26th & January 1st
Your holiday: December 23rd – January 1st
Where to go: The BodyHoliday and BodyScience
Price:7 nights in The BodyHoliday St. Lucia from £4,640 pp (includes an all-inclusive stay, a BodyScience programme, return flights and transfers)

As 2017 ends, it’s time to assess the body as you turn the art of living well into a science. Carry out a full body MOT at this leading St. Lucian wellness resort designed to maximise well-being and improve health, using state-of-the-art technology and Ayurvedic principles. The BodyScience programme will have you fully informed on your physical abilities and progress including nutrient, hormone and stress levels, heart health and circulation to establish the best course to better living. Combine yoga with pranayama, meditation, a beautiful beach and healthy food to truly bring the year to a healthy end.

Further Information

Health and Fitness Travel offers clients a tailor-made seamless service with the very best health and fitness holidays, handpicked by its expert team, together with exclusive and added value packages with the best deals. As leading specialists, Health and Fitness Travel has also created their own collection of trademark healthy holidays in various destinations which include Fusion Fitness™ BodyBreaks™ and Discover Recover™, offering clients the best value and holiday experience. To book, visit or call +44 (0)203 397 8891.