The pursuit of a healthy lifestyle doesn’t need to stop when you step on a plane. Holidays are a time to rejuvenate and return with fresh perspective.
To help you get the most from your summer holidays, we’ve compiled a list of the world’s healthiest destinations, where you can discover everything from yoga and meditation to hiking and biking.
This Central American getaway is the perfect place to de-stress and rejuvenate. Expect to find heavenly beaches, epic watersports, horse riding and yoga and meditation from sunrise to sunset. Head to Nosara, the place that put Costa Rica on the wellness map, and one of the world’s ‘Blue Zones,’ an area where a significant number of people live past 100 years old.
While known for its rave culture, Ibiza is also now known as a yoga, cleanse and detox destination. Find a yoga retreat overlooking the San Lorenzo valley to relax in a picturesque setting.
Surround yourself with the beauty of the Swiss Alps in the summer months. Switzerland is increasingly becoming a destination of choice for active city dwellers looking for an adventure break. From world-class cycling to beautiful mountainous climbs, you won’t be disappointed.
Trekking Peru’s Inca Trail is a bucket list experience not be be missed. Would-be trekkers should come prepared for hard trekking and armed with knowledge, but know that the awe-inspiring beauty of Machu Picchu will be your e reward. The best time to visit is during the dry season (May through to September). It will be busy, but you want to avoid the rains at all costs.
Australia is a paradise for those looking for a healthy retreat. Why not try your hand at surfing on the south coast in Victoria? Then skip up the Gold Coast for some sun, yoga and relaxation at hippie resort location, Byron Bay. Once you are recharged, make your way to the Whitsunday Islands for stunning views and life-changing diving experiences.
Bali’s golden beaches, world-class dive sites, big waves, beautiful yoga retreats, and raw-vegan food help make it one of the hottest relaxation travel destinations. Take the time to visit Ubud in your quest to find your inner spirit in Bali.
Beyond the lava, Hawaii is truly a land dedicated to holistic wellness. At the North Shore yoga co-op in Waialua you can find donation-based classes that offer yoga classes for surfers. his is the perfect way to unwind after a day riding the waves.
The foodie scene in Los Angeles is ideal for anyone following a paleo or vegan diet.. Whether you fancy hiking the Santa Monica Mountains or are looking for a full-body cleanse, LA offers something for you.
In recent years Thailand has emerged as the Southeast Asian epicentre for wellbeing. Resorts like Chiang Mai offer an abundance of yoga and cleansing retreats as well as world-class cycling for fitness enthusiasts. If climbing and beautiful beaches are your thing make sure you check out Krabi.
With it’s golden coconut laden beaches, Sri Lanka has emerged as the perfect place to go for a cleansing retreat. Ulpotha is described as “an ancient retreat site” by Trip Advisor and is listed by the Guardian as one of the best places in the world for a yoga holiday or Ayurveda retreat.
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