The 10 Best Healthy Holidays For Winter Sun

During the winter months, it can be a struggle to find the motivation you need to improve your health and wellbeing. Winter can make detoxing, dieting and improving your overall health seem a lot harder because of the lack of sunlight during the dark mornings and nights, not to mention the dreary weather and the classic winter blues.

Healthy holiday retreats are more popular now than ever. Travellers now use their holiday time wisely, embarking on health and wellness getaways so they can return to their hectic everyday lives feeling utterly restored.

Healing Holidays provide an array of detox, fitness, yoga and health retreats that can help you focus on your wellbeing, while relaxing in high temperatures. So, we’ve chosen 10 of the best healthy holiday retreats for you to enjoy during the brisk winter months.

Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Oman is renowned for its hot climate and clear skies, even in the winter months. The Yogic Detox programme at Six Senses is the perfect holiday, combining yoga with detox to experience the health benefits of both. This process eliminates common cravings that come as a result of practising one without the other. Breathing exercises will be taught during the programme, which runs for either five or seven nights, helping to cleanse the mind and prepare your body for a healthy lifestyle.

Kamalaya, Thailand
Thailand itself is an extremely spiritual place, deeply rooted in self-discovery. The relaxing spa retreat of Kamalaya, located in Koh Samui, offers peace and serenity amongst its sandy beaches. During your stay at Kamalaya, you will learn about effective weight loss, detox and stress relief, through specially designed fitness programmes.

Health at Kamalaya isn’t about calorie counting; it’s about finding a healthy balance so you can continue to eat the food you love the most. With delectable vegan food options to try, as well as tasty Asian-infused dishes, Kamalaya caters for every aspect of your health.

Fusion Maia, Vietnam
As well as its superb sunny skies, Vietnam is home to the luxury Fusion Maia resort, perfect for a healthy holiday in the winter sun. This all-inclusive spa resort is truly unique, being the only one of its kind in the whole of Asia. Guests can de-stress at the spa, where relaxation and wellbeing go hand-in-hand. Or, revel in the picturesque scenery of the nearby beach to achieve tranquillity and a clear mind.

Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand
Thailand boasts beautiful weather and picturesque scenery, but even better, when the weather is a little milder, Absolute Sanctuary makes the idea of staying indoors a lot more exciting.

There are a variety of different fitness programmes to get involved in, meditation classes and other immersive activities that mean whatever the weather, you’re guaranteed an amazing trip and, overall, a luxury experience. Relax on the golden sands after a morning yoga session and enjoy the weather lying on a towel, or from your window, with views that keep guests returning each and every year.

Sha Wellness Clinic, Spain

Winter can be pretty dull, but not in Spain and especially not when you’re in paradise at the Sha Wellness Clinic. This fantastic resort offers sleep recovery, detox, and fitness and weight loss programmes, all of which are perfect to trial in the winter months when the time change and weather begin to affect our health, fitness and sleeping patterns. The Sha Wellness Clinic is famous for its precise treatments and beautiful setting and is regarded as one of the best medical spas in the whole of Europe.

Amanpuri, Thailand
Beautiful Thailand is a great spot for summer weather when the winter weather kicks in back home, and what better way to enjoy this season than overlooking aqua-blue waters, beaming sunny skies and breathing in the fresh sea-air, while meditating? The winter months can be stressful, which is why Amanpuri is a great resort to visit during the dreary months. To instantly lift your mood, enjoy a traditional Thai massage and enjoy a blissful break with everything catered for.

Amanoi, Vietnam
Vietnam is famed for its stretches of golden sands, calming rivers and luscious landscapes.

Enjoy life up in the mountains, with surrounding views of vast landscapes at Amanoi in Vietnam, the sanctuary resort that ensures your winter blues are totally eradicated. Come rain or shine, Amanoi in Vietnam is the most charming spot to escape to, allowing you to leave the stresses of everyday life behind and swap anxiety for relaxation and rejuvenation.

The wellness programmes here are enough to keep you busy during your stay, as well as the luxurious treatments available, including facials, massages, scrubs, wraps and the other calming experiences on offer here.

Chiva-som, Thailand
Instead of facing the bleak winter sun back home, meditate on the beach while the sun sets at Chiva-Som International Health Resort in Thailand. Enjoy the taste of aromatic spices and delicate flavours of a traditional Thai meal, with a beachfront view and grand accommodation. Overlook stunning tropical gardens, serene surroundings and peaceful beaches while rebuilding your mind and body. Here, you can experience everything from an acupuncture session, to a focused kickboxing class.

Amilla Fushi, Maldives
Guests can expect nothing but luxury on a holiday over to the Maldives. Nonetheless, Amilla Fushi exceeds tourist’s expectations thanks to its energising fitness and wellness classes, tailored spa treatments and delicious, all-inclusive ‘clean and lean menu’. It’s easy to over-indulge in winter because of the chilly conditions increasing our appetite, meaning Amilla Fushi is the perfect winter sun destination, allowing you to really focus on achieving your health and fitness goals, while basking in the glorious sunshine and exploring the pristine scenery.

Como Shambhala, Indonesia

Indonesia is almost entirely tropical, meaning the magnificent sunshine remains constant all year round, making it the perfect holiday destination to venture to during the blustery winter months. Como Shambhala in Indonesia is a simply fantastic resort, featuring specialised dieticians and yoga instructors, who teach you all you need to know to improve your overall health and wellbeing while soaking up the sun and truly embracing the surreal surroundings.

If you are interested in visiting any of the properties mentioned in this blog then get in touch with our experts today by calling 020 7843 3597 or emailing and they can help you plan your dream winter sun wellness escape.

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