Top Wellness Retreats for Men

Top Wellness Retreats for Men

For this post I am handing over to the words and expertise of my spa industry colleague Mark Smith (aka The Spa Man) who has kindly allowed me to share his latest blog offering. Mark truly is in the know about all-things men’s health and if current trends continue, his business is set to soar.

Male spa Guru Mark Smith

Male spa Guru Mark Smith

According to Health and Fitness travel, bookings for men’s wellness retreats have increased 42% since 2010. Paul Joseph, Founder of Health and Fitness Travel, says “Since 2010 we have seen a 42% increase in men booking wellness holidays. Men investing in their well-being and appearance is now so normal; many are living with extreme unprecedented stress due to growing work demands, and we have seen a growing interest from men towards self-care and health awareness. Most retreats and spas are gender neutral and cater equally to both sexes.”

So with the help of Health and Fitness Travel, Mark has compiled 8 of the best men’s wellness retreats for the health-conscious guy, from pulse-raising boot camp fitness in Portugal, to holistic weight loss in India, these healthy escapes are perfect for men who want to make a positive change - and frankly, who doesn’t?

For the Zen King: Kamalaya Basic Balance and Revitalise, Thailand

Balance and revitalise at Kamalaya, Thailand

Balance and revitalise at Kamalaya, Thailand

This tailored series of restorative treatments and personal consultations in naturopathy, nutrition and stress management is designed to help reset the body for a more balanced approach to life.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Kamalaya from £2,855pp or £3,235 for single occupancy. Price includes a wellness programme, full board and transfers.

For the Adventure Seeker: Paradis Plage Mindful Triathlon, Morocco

Kayaking at Paradis Plage Morocco

Kayaking at Paradis Plage Morocco

Set at the sun-spoiled coast of Agadir, this retreat is ideal for those seeking off-road excursions, surfing, yoga and competitive beach team sports. The diverse range of fitness activities makes it a perfect host, where al fresco activities accompany a sensorial hammam, traditional steam treatments, Thai massages and delicious energy-boosting cuisine.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Paradis Plage from £755pp or £1,080 for single occupancy. Price includes a wellness programme, breakfast and transfers.

For the Brave Enthusiast: Longevity Cegonha Country Club Bootcamp, Portugal

With almost hourly workouts, this is the place to shape up and sustain a transformed body! This energising Bootcamp holiday in the sunny Algarve offers pulse-raising circuit training, TRX camps and power-hiking designed to give you the drive, motivation and strength to become strong and body confident. Healthy cuisine complements the rigorous training schedule, while detox and weight loss treatments are on hand to boost results - as are great facial (see main pic!).

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Longevity Cegonha Country Club from £1,910pp or £2,150 for single occupancy. Price includes a wellness programme, full board and transfers

For the Ocean Lover: BodyHoliday Fusion Fitness, St Lucia

Strength training at BodyHoliday, St Lucia

Strength training at BodyHoliday, St Lucia

With adventure, thrills and relaxation combined in one revitalising experience, BodyHoliday on the paradise island of St Lucia is hard to beat. Here, a combination of ocean kayaking, boxing and tennis (amongst other sports) and expertly designed health programmes designed to work towards individual health and fitness goals ensures both body and minds will thrive, whilst also enjoying a lively social scene.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at BodyHoliday from £2,255pp or £2,360 for single occupancy. Price includes a wellness programme, is all-inclusive and transfers.

For the Island God: Como Shambhala Rejuvenation, Bali

Paradise Found at COMO, Bali

Paradise Found at COMO, Bali

Reclaim your youth and positivity by combining delicious cuisine with rejuvenating treatments on this infamous tropical island. With an on-site team of nutritionists offering in-depth analysis of food intolerances and areas of weakness, you will be on track towards your health and fitness goals.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Como Shambhala from £3,920pp or £5,445 for single occupancy. Price includes a wellness programme, full-board and transfers.

For the Guilt-free Foodie: The Westin Resort Costa Navarino Fusion Fitness, Greece

This Fusion Fitness retreat is the place to achieve health and fitness goals with cardiovascular fitness, muscle toning and weight-loss, all designed to re-energise weary bodies. As well as personalised health plans, choose from TRX suspension training, yoga, meditation and spa treatments to complement your stay. And with a city’s worth of restaurant choices on hand - even the pickiest foody wont go hungry!

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at The Westin from £1,115pp or £1,665 for single occupancy. Price includes a wellness programme, breakfast and transfers.

For the Peaceful Warrior: Atmantan Fusion Fitness, India

Peaceful Warrior at Atmantan, India

Peaceful Warrior at Atmantan, India

With a plethora of fitness activities and Ayurvedic spa treatments on offer, this stunning haven in the Sahyadri mountains is the place to reset a stressed body and mind. The certified wellness experts will help you nourish both mind and body with nutritional advice, functional fitness exercises and harmonising massages to ensure a holistic lifestyle overhaul on your well-being.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at Atmantan from £2,770pp or £3,695 for single occupancy. Price includes a wellness programme, full-board and transfers.

For the Luxury Jetsetter: SHA Wellness Clinic Anti-stress, Spain

Personalised fitness at SHA, Spain

Personalised fitness at SHA, Spain

We now know that the fast pace of modern living and inappropriate eating habits are major causes for increased physical and emotional stress. What better time to check in with the expertly trained team at SHA Wellness in Alicente, who will help reset distorted sleep regimes, reduce stress and improve overall well-being.

Health and Fitness Travel (0203 397 8891 healthandfitnesstravel.com) offers 7 nights at SHA from £4,250pp or £5,080 for single occupancy. Price includes a wellness programme, full-board and transfers.

For further information and booking visit www.healthandfitnesstravel.com







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