As the fight against current and future viruses continue, well-being and immunity feels more important than ever and improving your health and fitness could give your body the reboot it needs post-lockdown. As travel restrictions ease, you may be pondering a trip away but why not make your next vacation one of these serene social distancing holidays?
Escape to a private villa in Oman, relax in a Spanish retreat or detox on the Mauritian south coast, reassured that wherever you go your health and safety is the number one priority. From limited capacity and abundant sanitation stations to increased outdoor activities and mobile services, these wellness resorts are working to reduce contact between staff and guests and give you the space you need to feel safe away from home. Embarking on a well-earned health and fitness holiday gives you the time and space you need to recuperate and recharge after a difficult few months. With the help from Health and Fitness Travel, discover the 10 best healthy holidays to begin your journey to heal your mind, body, and soul.
Borgo Egnazia, Italy
Unwind among the olive groves of a rustic Italian castle as you embark on a wellness retreat moulded to both your needs and COVID regulations. The reduced capacity of the resort allows for ease of social distancing, as well as intensified sanitation of the rooms and grounds to make sure you’re safe as you relax and explore. Enjoy traditional Pugliese cuisine in the open-air restaurants, arranged to accommodate social distancing rules and reduce contact as much as possible.
7 nights at Borgo Egnazia from £2,315pp. Price includes full board, a fitness programme and return private transfers.
Marbella Club, Spain
Relax on an authentic Andalusian wellness holiday that caters to your safety amid the chaos of COVID-19. With limited capacity and increased sanitation of facilities, this luxury wellness break could be the safe and healthy refresh you need. The resort’s app allows you to have real-time service from the safety of your room, in addition to all food from the restaurants being available for room-service during their open hours, so you can dine in the comfort of your own private terrace.
7 nights at Marbella Club from £1,995pp. Price includes breakfast, a fitness programme and return private transfers.
Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman
Immerse yourself in the beauty of Oman’s private bays and impressive mountains on a luxury wellness holiday in line with social distancing and COVID precautions. Private villas and improved in-villa dining allow you to enjoy the luxuries of the resort while maintaining complete privacy and seclusion from other guests should you want it. Combine this with pre-booking systems enabling you to enjoy the indulgent spa therapies, and you’re set to have the relaxing wellness experience you deserve.
7 nights at Six Senses Zighy Bay from £2,585pp. Price includes daily breakfast, a wellness programme and return private transfers.
Longevity Cegonha Country Club, Portugal
Give your body and mind the post-lockdown boost it needs with a wellness escape in the Mediterranean sunshine. Choose from a variety of fitness, detox and relaxation programmes, and with the reduced capacity and regular sanitation throughout the wellness retreat, social distancing won’t be a problem. Your safety is considered throughout the resort with room service, should you want your meals in the privacy of your room, controlled use of the gym and pool areas, and reduced capacity for classes.
7 nights at Longevity Cegonha Country Club from £900pp. Price includes breakfast, a fitness programme and return private transfers.
Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa, Mauritius
Rediscover your balance on the exquisite white-sand beaches and turquoise waters of Mauritius. Social distancing and privacy are made easy with your own private balcony and 35 acres of tropical gardens to explore, alongside re-organised restaurants and bars to accommodate for 3-metre distancing between tables, so you can indulge in the Aquacasia cuisine without a worry. Combine these safety precautions with the Shanti Spa’s traditional treatments, available on a reservation basis.
7 nights at Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa from £1,700pp. Price includes breakfast, a wellness programme and return private transfers.
SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain
Strengthen your immune system and rebalance your emotional health with a remote-friendly wellness escape to the Costa Blanca. An antibody test upon arrival and reduced capacity ensure your stay is stress-free, as well as enhanced disinfecting systems to keep all areas safe and allow full use of the paradisiacal spa treatments and therapies. SHA’s app coincides with increased outdoor activities to decrease contact between staff and guests and make your stay as relaxing as possible whilst keeping you safe.
7 nights at SHA Wellness Clinic from £4,060pp. Price includes full board, a wellness programme and return private transfers.
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago Di Garda, Italy
Escape to the spectacular vistas of Lake Garda on a wellness retreat tailored to guarantee your safety and comfort considering social distancing regulations. Temperature checks upon arrival, online check-in, and mobile menus are in place to reassure you and reduce contact within the retreat. The beautiful natural setting allows for a wide range of outdoor activities, as well as a reservation system to prevent gatherings, so you can still enjoy the relaxing treatments and revitalising activities stress-free.
7 nights at Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda from £1,495pp. Price includes breakfast, a fitness programme and return private transfers.
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Switzerland
Take a break from the chaos and recuperate by the crystal-clear lakes and magnificent mountains of the Swiss Alps. Reduced capacity ensures social distancing regulations are met by both staff and guests, whilst allowing access to as many facilities as possible, and sanitiser is provided throughout the resort. Each measure is in place to help give you the ultimate holistic wellness retreat, with a team of experienced nutritionists, doctors and instructors working to keep you happy, healthy and safe.
3 nights at Grand Resort Bad Ragaz from £2,375pp. Price includes breakfast, a wellness programme and return transfers.
Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort, Crete
Indulge in holistic treatments and Ayurveda aromatherapies whilst you look out onto the stunning views of the Cretan coast. The ample sanitiser dispensers are hardly noticeable among the world-class spa and fitness facilities, and the re-organised and allocated sunshades offer you complete privacy and safety. Combine this with the socially distanced restaurants providing fresh seafood and Greek delicacies, and this healthy holiday is sure to cure your lockdown blues.
7 nights at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort from £1,275pp. Price includes half board, a yoga programme and return private transfers.
EPIC SANA Algarve, Portugal
Find your post-lockdown freedom with a rejuvenating wellness break on the peaceful Portuguese coastline. The vast gardens and pine forests allow you to easily distance yourself from other guests, in addition to altered layouts for restaurants and lounges to ensure you have a socially distanced, stress-free holiday. With limited capacity and pre-booking for facilities, you can choose from a range of holistic spa treatments and therapies that will help to boost your mental and physical well-being, whilst ensuring your health and safety always.
7 nights at EPIC SANA Algarve from £1,360pp. Price includes breakfast, a fitness programme and return private transfers.