Ditch the Easter eggs in favour of one of these luxury wellness breaks, as Health and Fitness Travel, the leading experts in tailor-made wellness holidays worldwide, round up this year’s best Easter getaways which have something for everyone. The 2017 Easter break (14-17th April) is a good time to venture abroad with two consecutive four day weeks. From local to long haul and from the affordable to the luxurious, find an Easter break to revive yourself.
From adrenaline-fuelled adventures in Oman to finding your inner Zen on a mindfulness retreat in Portugal, this egg-stensive guide from Ibiza to India has a healthy holiday to meet everyone’s wellness needs this Easter.
The Easter Detox Bunny
Tenerife: Oceano Detox
Cleanse yourself from head-to-toe this Easter at this medical spa set in subtropical Tenerife, that uses the natural healing powers of the sea to detox the entire body. Banish winter toxins through a range of treatments, including massage, thalassotherapy and colonic irrigation. Boost your fitness through personal training sessions and group classes, or enjoy the natural surroundings through an invigorating hike through the nearby Anaga mountains. Daily healthy meals and spa access means you’ll be returning home thoroughly cleansed, inside and out.
The Easter Fitness Bunny
Ibiza: The Body Camp
Give the Duracell bunny a run for his money as you push yourself to the limits on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Ibiza. Discover the great outdoors with a variety of fun fitness classes, from circuit training and boxing, to body sculpt and water activities. Put the Easter eggs aside as you learn to cook healthy meals from informative nutrition workshops, ensuring you can put your newly learnt healthy lifestyle into practice when you return home. Unwind after an energetic day with healing spa treatments, daily yoga, and salt water pools.
The Easter Spa Bunny
Italy: Lefay Spa
Jump off the treadmill and hop on over to the northern Italian mountains of Lake Garda this Easter for a luxury spa break. Soothe your senses, and restore calmness through a range of indulgent spa therapies, combining ancient Chinese medicine with modern western science for a true mind, body and soul upgrade. Choose from a tantalising menu of treatments, including reflexology, aromatic body wraps and acupuncture. From bespoke massages to hydro-aromatherapy sessions, de-stress and rejuvenate your weary body to return home from your spa break feeling refreshed and energised.
The Easter Yoga Bunny
Thailand: Kamalaya Yoga Synergy
Perfect for the discerning yoga bunny looking for a further-flung escape this Easter, this award-winning luxury wellness resort is a tropical paradise that will improve your health and well-being through a variety of yoga sessions and holistic spa treatments. Based on the beautiful coast of Koh Samui, the comprehensive yoga retreat offers daily private and group yoga sessions, suitable for beginner and expert yoga bunnies alike. Compliment your training with traditional Ayurvedic therapies and enjoy local excursions, such as a monk’s cave visit and temple tour.
The Easter Adventure Bunny
Thrill-seekers need look no further than Oman this Easter. Get your adrenaline-fix through an extensive range of activities which include water sports, mountain trekking and biking. For extreme adrenaline junkies, witness jaw-dropping views by trying tandem paragliding, or make a splash during kayaking and diving excursions. Wind down from your daily adventures with restorative massages and relaxing spa treatments, and enjoy refreshing, healthy drinks from the onsite juice bar. The perfect pairing of adrenaline-fuelled fun with peaceful natural surroundings will certainly leave you feeling reenergised.
The Easter Sports Bunny
St Lucia: BodyHoliday Fusion Fitness
Sporty-types should make a break for St Lucia this Easter on an action-packed sports holiday. Improve your swing with private golf lessons or ace that forehand as you serve up a storm during private tennis sessions. Whatever your choice of sporting activity, from abseiling and mountain biking to ocean kayaking and paddle boarding, improve your skill and physicality through sports-specific weight training and beach boot camp workouts. After a day of sporting fun, unwind with a yoga or Pilates session, and treat aching muscles to an extensive range of soothing spa treatments.
The Easter Weight Loss Bunny
India: Atmantan Weight Management
If you’ve overdone the Easter eggs (again) this year, shed the excess pounds on an energising weight management retreat in India. A tailored weight loss plan alongside personal training sessions will ensure you trim down as you tone up, helping you to reach your optimum body weight. Fun group classes such a TRX training and laughter therapy will keep you motivated, while yoga sessions will stretch tired muscles and enhance the mind-body connection. Don’t forget to reward yourself, with a variety of traditional Ayurvedic treatments and therapeutic holistic remedies available.
The Easter Beauty Bunny
Spain: Marbella Club Beauty
Be the fairest one of all and restore your glow on a rejuvenating Easter escape to Marbella in southern Spain. On this beautifying luxury spa break, specialist treatments aim to boost radiance and prevent the signs of aging. For the ultimate beauty-boost, you’ll be treated to a variety of personalised facials, massages and therapies, in addition to specialist water treatments such as Thalasso Vichy Detox and Thalasso spa sessions. Combine this with healthy Mediterranean cuisine, yoga and Pilates classes, and nutrition support and you’ll be sure to return home glowing inside and out.
The Easter De-Stress Bunny
Greece: Divani Apollon Anti-Stress
Have the winter months left you feeling burnt out? Unplug and recharge on an Easter de-stress holiday on the glorious Athenian Riviera. Restore the balance between your body and mind as you engage in the healing power of yoga and meditation, whilst a series of soothing spa treatments ensure total stress-relief and relaxation. Specialist therapies include full-body exfoliation, energising massage and silk body wraps. Take advantage of the anti-stress nutritional programme to restore hormonal balance and take part in a variety of group classes to boost your overall well-being.
The Easter Mindfulness Bunny
Portugal: Longevity Mindfulness
Give your mind a complete re-boot this Easter on a healing mindfulness holiday on the tranquil Algarve coastline. Escape the stresses and distractions of everyday life as you learn to understand the nature of your mind through daily private mindfulness sessions with Longevity’s resident teacher. Learn the skills of mindful movement to enable you to incorporate mindfulness into your daily routine, making lasting changes that will transform your life. The healing botanical gardens and close proximity to the ocean will increase your sense of well-being and bring you closer to nature.