Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists has compiled a second to none list of health and fitness retreats to cater for each month of the 2021 calendar, with the specific purpose of remedying the aftermath of what has been an immensely challenging year for all. Predicting a major surge for holiday bookings in 2021, global travel has never been more eagerly anticipated, so discover the perfect month by month travel guide for those seeking wellness in 2021.

2020 had lots of ups and downs regarding travelling – everyone was affected in some manner by Covid-19, the virus itself, lifestyle changes, mental health, weight fluctuation, perhaps a mixture of many of these. However, with a vaccine so close, 2021 is set to be a sensational return to normality, with many craving and deserving of a wellness retreat to blow off some steam, indulge themselves and rejuvenate their being.

Perhaps an adventure sailing in the Maldives over summer or a full medical reboot in the Philippines this spring? A British detox at the beginning of the year to start it right, or even a Greek escape tailored to romance? Whatever is needed, this list provides an outlet for everyone that has a thirst for escapism, renewal, and serenity.

January: The Detox Retreat: The Glass House Retreat , UK

Start the year off right with a thorough detox surrounded by acres of sweeping fields in a state-of-the-art wellness facility, less than an hour from London. A contemporary marvel, The Glass House Retreat offers a thorough and invigorating detox retreat to help beat the lockdown blues. Expect a full-body composition analysis with bespoke goal evaluations, cryotherapy, deep tissue massages as well as a choice of three full board interchangeable dietary plans to achieve your targets. With this, The Glass House also boasts a dedicated team of spa therapists, reiki practitioners, personal trainers and a Colonic Hydrotherapist.

February: The Relaxing Romantic Retreat at Casale Panayiotis, Cyprus

February, the month of romance! Why not celebrate your love against a backdrop of pine-covered mountains, a turquoise winding river and beautiful gardens with a distinct sense of privacy? Casale Panayiotis has a bespoke Spa and Wellness programme divided into three lists that create a romantic getaway with a personal touch. A fusion of traditional and modern treatments includes: Chromatherapy, a sulphur spring ritual, and even an Indian head massage to ignite the spark in your romance after a dreary 2020. To top it off, booking with Health & Fitness Travel grants a free room upgrade (subject to availability) and a bottle of wine to share overlooking the stunning panoramic views together.

March: Put a Spring in Your Step at The Fit Retreat, Spain

Springtime, the period of rebirth and creation, the perfect time create a new fitness driven way of life after being locked inside! On the sun-soaked isle of La Palma, amongst palm trees, volcanoes and white sand beaches resides Fit Retreat which offers a wellness programme that champions physical and mental health above all else. Daily routines include expert-led workout sessions leading to diverse activity sessions such as volcano hiking or paddle boarding until finally powering down at the end of the day with mindful yoga and a relaxing full body massage. However, this newfound fitness-centric life doesn’t have leave you in La Palma! Booking with Health  and Fitness Travel provides an exclusive home workout programme.

April: Swap April Showers for Mind & Body Empowerment at Bliss Body Retreat, Bali

No April fools here, only spirituality on this holistic escape to Bliss Body Retreat. As much as 2020 took a toll on society’s physical health, it also dealt a serious blow to mental health. Whilst there is never an easy fix, the Divine Body programme has an innate focus on mental wellbeing and strengthening your fortitude with personal spirituality sessions, guided chakra meditation, profound yoga, and pranayama, as well as a complimentary Spa treatment with Health and Fitness Travel. Alongside this, enjoy a gourmet full board plan that nourishes you cutting out caffeine and alcohol.

May: The Mindful May Getaway at: The Farm, The Philippines

With Summer around the corner, this Philippines’ weight focused retreat is the perfect time to assess your lifestyle and habits with professional guidance to optimise your wellbeing. Know exactly where your health stands after a peculiar year surrounded in a tropical paradise at the base of Mount Malarayat with Weight Management at The Farm. Undergo bespoke fitness, dental and nutritional assessments, a cellular health screening and blood chemistry. This medical approach is partnered with wellness treatments, including traditional acupuncture, Aqua slimming therapy, a Hilot massage and even a Kidney cleansing wrap to rectify the physical problems that 2020 caused.

June: Enhance Your Beauty at Lefay Dolomiti, Italy

Amid blissful summer, not far from Romeo and Juliet’s Verona lies Lefay Dolomiti; a brand-new state-of-the-art retreat with an intrinsic focus on wellness. Surrounded by crystal lakes, lush forests and snow-capped mountains, this exquisite escape has a specific programme designed to unlock your true beauty. With a rigorous skincare routine, let your face glow with HydraFacial MD Treatments, Oxygen Therapy Intraceuticals and a chestnut flowers scrub with alpine salt and traditional alpine butter. With this, Health and Fitness Travel provides exclusive free access to Salt Lake ‘La Luna nel Lago’ and VIP arrival with Fruit Juices and a fresh fruit platter waiting for you.

July: Set Sail for Summer with a Maldives Sailing Tour

Ahoy, it’s time to set sail on this exhilarating adventure to one the most sought-after corners of the globe! The Maldives are as close to paradise as you can get, and you can explore them in up to a group of eight embarking on a heavily modernised Maldivian fishing boat complete with its very own crew. A Captain, local guide, local chef, and two deckhands to boot will take care of your party’s every need as you focus on the adventure ahead. Snorkelling gear is provided for you to dive into the teal waters and explore the vibrant coral reefs, or perhaps sit up on deck basking under the sun? The trip’s route will also visit isolated tropical islands, where you can have your very own slice of perfection on the pristine white sands.

August: An Active August at La Palma & Teneguia Princess, La Palma

To set the tone and scale of La Palma & Teneguia Princess, know that they have not 1, not 3, not 5 but 7 swimming pools! This tropical paradise is home to volcanoes, lagoons and pristine beaches offers a fantastic programme blending wellness and fitness together. Enjoy an immense range of complimentary fitness classes instructed by expert PTs that offer a mixture of core, cardio, weightlifting, and even blissful Yoga. Balance your fitness with laps of La Palma’s thermal spa circuit as well as aromatherapy and aloe vera infused massages.

September: A Late Summer Secret at Lily of the Valley, France

Perched on the French Riviera, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea rests Lily of the Valley. With gorgeous architecture, this retreat offers a perfect late summer escape as the Gulf Stream still offers stunning weather even in late September! The wellness programme provides a complete reboot, blending medical, therapeutical, beauty and sport sessions for a fully comprehensive getaway. Enjoy Sport or energy art sessions, INDIBA detox radiofrequency treatment, HydraFacial treatment, Ayurvedic massages and much more. Alongside this, booking with Health and Fitness Travel gets you a specifically tailored personal massage too.

October: The European Fitness Break at Vilnius Grand Resort, Lithuania

Amongst the Lithuanian landscape, upon a 900-acre estate and a short drive from the capital city, resides Vilnius Grand Resort. Get your sweat on with the Fusion Fitness™ programme to blow off some steam in style whilst also taking a moment to pause and renew. This programme is particularly relevant if you are recovering from an injury as Vilnius’s Pendex® Gym uses technology and analytical software to find the exact exercises to recover individually specific injuries. Expect a bountiful amount of exercise activities including functional, core and strength training, aqua aerobics as well as a golf lesson! However, it isn’t all-out exertion all the time! Calming oil massages, Reflexology and nourishing body scrubs offer the perfect antidote to aching muscles! 

November: The Immunity Boosting Retreat at RAKxa Hotel, Thailand

Rakxa somehow manages to feel quietly isolated amongst the greenery whilst only being across the Chao Phraya River from the bustling city of Bangkok. This wellness retreat has an intrinsic dedication to medical health and boosting the immune system. Their Gut Health programme is a comprehensive experience to restore and improve your gut’s flora, imperative to good health. A thorough anti-inflammatory meal plan, with tailored consultations with Doctors, and detailed medical evaluations are twinned with traditional Shirodhara, acupuncture and pranayama for a complete overhaul to strengthen your immune system and encourage a healthy gut.  

December: The Luxury Wellness Break at Gleneagles, UK

Deck the halls with boughs of holiday! Set amongst rustic sweeping highlands, this opulent Manor house has an 850-acre estate filled with activities and experiences for you to enjoy! This programme is perfect for the festive period as it gives you free reign of what you want out of your trip whether that be adventure, fitness, rejuvenation or a combination! You could spend Christmas at Andre Farlie, the only Michelin 2-star restaurant in the entirety of Scotland, or perhaps wrapping up and trying the PGA golf courses? Booking with Health and Fitness Travel offers a room to room or suite to suite upgrade, subject to availability!

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