Looking to kick start 2017 with a dose of health and fitness? Kathryn Brierley, Co-Founder of The Healthy Holiday Company, shares her pick of the five best detox retreats and programmes for the year ahead. From die-hard detoxing on the Spanish coastline, full-fasting programmes in tropical Thailand, gourmet clean eating, yoga classes and spa treatments aplenty, you’re sure to return feeling rested and reinvigorated.
Clean Eating on the Mallorcan Coast at Brand New in: Spa Retreat
health, fitness and detox retreat company in:spa is taking over the newly opened Cal Reit hotel on the South-East Coast of Mallorca to run a series of wellbeing weeks throughout 2016; the perfect spot for a detox week of healthy cuisine, gentle group exercise and restorative yoga. Visit the airy yoga studio, take part in fitness sessions and explore the countryside on a guided hike before getting to grips with a totally ‘clean’ diet; cutting out all unhealthy and processed foods in favour of fresh, local produce with meals all free from salt, sugar, wheat, dairy, caffeine, red meat and alcohol. Spend evenings indulging in spa treatments and taking a dip in the 20 m pool and end days relaxing in stylish rooms; furnished with crisp white linens and smatterings of traditional wooden furniture.
Die-Hard Detoxing at SHA Wellness Clinic, Sierra Helada
Situated just above the small town of Albir in the Natural Park of Sierra Helada, the SHA Wellness Clinic provides the perfect base for those looking to detox in style; with uber-modern interiors and sweeping sea views. After an impressive extension, the hotel boasts a remarkable range of treatment programmes including Alzheimer’s prevention, cognitive functioning and die-hard detoxing; a favourite of celebs including Simon Cowell and Madonna. The detox programme looks to purify the body of toxins brought on by stress, anxiety, inactivity and poor diet through personalised medical analysis, acupuncture sessions, detox massages, lymphatic drainage and healthy cooking lectures. The hotel also offers personalised detox menus and unlimited wellness classes- aiming to bring on a feeling of vitality. Spend free time relaxing poolside on the spectacular rooftop or taking a stroll along the beach.
7 nights available from £2,872pp based on two sharing a Suite on an all inclusive basis including full programme, flights and transfers, Sha detox programme
Gourmet Detox Diet and Spa in the Italian Lakes at Ti Sana
Head to the sophisticated wellbeing hideaway of Ti Sana in Via Fontana, set just a few kilometres south of the Italian Lakes, for a luxurious combination of gourmet detox cuisine and indulgent spa treatments. Specialising in detox and weight loss, the hotel offers a professional detox programme that blends expert diagnostics with individually tailored treatments, aiming to rid the body of toxins, reduce stress and improve mental wellbeing. Choose from a juice or solid food diet before taking part in regular fitness sessions, detox lectures, postural classes and cycle rides. Spend down time in the spa; unwinding with complimentary massages, body scrubs and facial treatments and evenings in traditional bedrooms with a modern twist.
7 nights available from £2,220pp based on two sharing a Standard Room on an all inclusive basis, with full programme and transfers, Ti sana 7 night detox
Raw Juice Detoxing at Sianji Wellbeing Resort, Bodrum, Turkey
Bodrum-base, overlooking a tranquil bay on the south west coast of Turkey, Sianji Wellbeing Resort offers the ultime juice detox programme; ideal for those looking to get in shape, flush out toxins and rejuvenate the mind and body in a safe environment – with all the benefits of a relaxing sun-soaked holiday. Take advantage of plant-based, unprocessed juices and detox soups whilst attending expert-led healthy living lectures and healthy food demonstrations; ensuring a successful, long-term lifestyle change. Relax with yoga and Pilates classes, serve some aces at the tennis courts or simply head to the private beach for a splash about and a sunbathing session.
Fully Flexible Detox Programmes at Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand
truly tropical location of Koh Samui in Thailand, where Absolute Sanctuary offers three detox programmes; catering for both beginners and those looking to experience extreme detoxing. Try out ‘full fasting’ for a hardcore programme of structured fasting (with small meals consisting only of raw juices) and colon hydrotherapy courses, aiming to eliminate toxins, balance PH levels and aid weight loss. Those after the added luxury of two meals per day can opt for a living foods detox (with raw meals) or a vegetarian detox (light, cooked meals). Spend days taking part in expert-led exercise sessions, opt for a massage or relaxing yoga class- there are 25 per week to choose from- or simply unwind poolside.