Bank holiday hacks
by Claire Muffet-Reece
Visit these amazing locations, spot the celebs and take less time off work thanks to holidaying over a bank holiday…it’s win win!
Make Easter the month to completely transform your health and well-being as you escape for a full body MOT in St Lucia. Fast forward to May and pencil in the glorious shores of Portugal, for a rejuvenating spa holiday that will that retain the spring in your step and brighten your youthful glow.
Better yet, pencil off some dates in August, the pinnacle of summertime, and plan a great wellness escape the whole family can enjoy amongst the snow-white sand of the Sardinian beaches. Or end your year with your healthy mindset restored at a sanctuary of tranquillity in Bali.
Whatever your wellness choice may be, this guide will ensure you have plenty of wellness holidays to keep you going in 2018…
Take 8 days off for a 16-day holiday and focus on better living with a full body MOT in St. Lucia.
Simply book off: 26th – 29th March and 3rd – 6th April
Bank holidays: 30th March, 2nd April
Your holiday: 24th March-8th April
Where to go: St Lucia: The BodyHoliday BodyScience
Ditch the chocolate this Easter; 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 wellbeing 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 for a truly transformative wellness experience.
Health and Fitness Travel offers 7 nights in The BodyHoliday St Lucia from £4,640pp (no single supplement). Price includes all-inclusive stay, a BodyScience programme, return flights and transfers.
Take 4 days off for a 9-day holiday and reach your ideal weight in Turkey
Simply book off: 8th-11th May
Bank holiday: 7th May
Your Holiday: 5th May-13th May
Where to go: Turkey: Six Senses Kaplankaya Healthy Weight
Get your beach body ready in time for the summer with Six Senses Kaplankaya’s healthy weight loss retreat. This programme stimulates a generally healthy lifestyle for weight loss that won’t relapse any time soon.
Enjoy a healthy balance between nutrition training, fitness regimes and spa treatments that will ease you out of bad unhealthy habits and encourage a balanced lifestyle, so you can continue to follow when you return home.
With the help of caring professionals, you will be able to tailor-make your fitness plan by setting attainable health and fitness goals that are guaranteed to help you reach your ideal weight.
Health and Fitness Travel offers 7 nights with Six Sense Kaplankaya. Price includes breakfast, a weight loss programme, return flights and transfers.
Take 5 days off for a 10-day holiday and turn back the age clock in Portugal
Simply book off: 25th May and 29th May–1st June
Bank Holiday: 28th May
Your Holiday: 25th May- 3rd June
Where to go: Portugal: Palacio Estoril Preventative Health
Put a halt on the age clock and focus on preventative ageing with Palacio Estoril’s Preventative Health retreat.
Rebalance your energy levels with personalised nutrition, exercise, relaxation and sleep with the support of Dr Manual Pinto Coelho and his team of clinical specialists, who will divulge their secrets to retaining a youthful glow, at the world-renowned luxury Banyan Tree Spa.
From Thai massages and Watsu sessions to Pilates reformer, yoga, Zumba and hydro-gymnastics, stay active and restore inner-balance. For a taste of liberating Portuguese culture, enjoy a day in Lisbon (only a 20-minute train ride away).
Health and Fitness Travel offers 7 nights with Palacio Estoril from £3,570pp or £3,990 for single occupancy. Price includes all-inclusive stay, the retreat programme, return flights and transfers.
Take 5 days off for a 10-day holiday and enjoy a fun-filled family fitness stay in Sardinia
Simply book off: 24th and 28th- 31st August
Bank Holiday: 27th August
Your Holiday: 24th August – 2nd September
Where to go: Sardinia: Forte Village Fusion Fitness
Luxuriate in the glorious Sardinian shores this summer and bring the family along for a fun-filled fitness and sports holiday at this self-contained paradise.
With its wealth of facilities, the resort is ideal for sports enthusiasts and wellness travellers. Adults can enjoy a bespoke Fusion Fitness programme offering a range of energising activities and treatments with a series of six thalassic pools to relax muscle and joints.
Kids will enjoy their days participating in a wide-range of exhilarating activities from boxing and tennis to football and cycling. With its vast range of eight hotels, 21 restaurants and amenities; this healthy holiday offers something for every family.
Health and Fitness Travel offers 9 nights with Forte Village from £2,911pp or £4,231 for single occupancy. Price includes half board stay, Fitness Fusion programme, return flights and transfers.
Take 4 days off for an 11-day holiday and relax with a yogic rejuvenation for the New Year in Bali
Simply book off: 24th, 27th, 28th, 31st December
Bank Holidays: 25th December, 26th December, 1st January
Your holiday: 22nd December- 1st January
Where to go: Bali: Svarga Loka Yoga
Venture on a journey of self-discovery with some spiritual development for the pending New Year at Svarga Loka Resort.
Immerse yourself in the healing power of nature as you enjoy morning walks and sunrise yoga along the Campuhan river to help release negative energy and restore vitality, positive energy and boost overall happiness.
Experience peace of mind and inner serenity as you participate in meditation, mindfulness and various breathing exercises, guaranteed to soothe the soul.
Further this relaxing experience by indulging in an aromatherapy or traditional Balinese massage executed by the healing hands of Svarga Loka’s expert masseurs.
Health and Fitness Travel offers 10 nights with Svarga Loka from £4,399 or £5,279 for single occupancy. Price includes accommodation, full board, a yoga programme and transfers.
For more information visit healthandfitnesstravel.com or call 020 3397 8891