05 Mar Dream holiday destinations 2017
Although the days are gradually getting longer, summer holiday still seems an awfully long way off. Recovering from the Christmas chaos and keeping the winter blues in the post-New Year slump can also be a real struggle, especially when it seems like everyone around you has managed to escape for some much-needed winter sun. So what are you waiting for? Don’t sit there in despair, jealously scrolling through the latest batch of beach photos your colleague has put on Facebook. Start planning your own break! Whether it’s a weekend dedicated to some necessary R&R, or something more adventurous, we’ve got a few ideas of fitness-based getaways for you to explore.
Best for: adrenaline junkies
For the holiday experience of a lifetime, check out Wild Fitness. Their ‘wild’ philosophy promises to transform your body and mind in the most exotic of locations, from retreats running everywhere from Zanzibar to Crete and even London itself.
Best for: sun-seekers
If you’re looking to combine sun, spa and sweaty workouts, look no further than The Body Camp. Based in Ibiza, this retreat combines a week filled with the best luxury treatments, some brutal workouts and delicious, healthy food, all on the beautiful island of Ibiza. Another to check out is Hoistic Blitz Retreat.
Best for: the burned-out worker
Located on the beautiful holiday island of Jersey, a Drift retreat mixes yoga with surfing to offer a restorative, peaceful week. Replace Wifi with waves and wonderful company, and return feeling utterly refreshed.
Best for: city-birds
For those of us, however, who want to combine a fitness break with a bit of culture and sight-seeing, check out this New York hotel. The facilities and location are second to none, leaving you free to explore the Big Apple without having to forgo your fitness regime.
Best for: the staycationer
And if you’re not looking to venture too far afield, but are still craving a change of scenery, the beautiful Tilton House hosts yoga retreats in the heart of the South Downs. Hard to beat sun salutations surrounded by this sort of scenery.