The Atlantic meets the Pacific with Chiva Som's Asian inspired fish dish that is light, nutritious and very moreish. Simple ingredients are pan fried for a tasty meal that is easy to prepare and perfect as a large appetiser or a small main. A garnish of tangy mango chutney pairs beautifully with the texture of the salmon and the richness of the Asian flavours. Try this super easy recipe for a healthy, exotic and delicate dinner for 3 to 4 people.

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The habits of travellers have changed, more people are favouring a wellness staycation, there are new demands for immunity boosting retreats, socially distanced wellness trips, private jet wellness journeys and working remotely on holiday; personal health and fitness are now top priority for travel. Embracing the future of wellness travel, our specialist team at Health and Fitness Travel continue to forecast the biggest wellness travel trends. With 2021 set to be the year when travellers push for a return to normality and with more people choosing longer, even season-length health and fitness escapes, the pandemic has changed how we travel. 

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The world seems to be getting smaller. In the past 45 years, the population of the world has almost doubled and it shows no signs of slowing. It is becoming harder to get the peace we need from the mania of the modern world. However, there are oases out there. These remote luxury wellness retreats prioritise your peace of mind for a holiday in incredible comfort. In some of the most breath-taking natural landscapes, they envelop you in a retreat experience that aims to rid you of all anxiety. From the Gulf of Oman, to the Maldives and on to the Caribbean, there are remote luxury wellness hotels to satisfy every taste in culture and climate. For a truly reliably and exclusive time, arrive at your glamorous destination on a chartered private jet: organised, hassle free, by our Health and Fitness Travel team. For those looking to immerse themselves in peaceful seclusion, here are the 7 most expensive remote luxury wellness hotels in the world. 

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Detox retreat is a broad term: it covers everything from a medically supervised cleanse of alcohol to a juice fast on a Thai beach. To give a brief definition, a detox retreat is any getaway where your diet and physical health is aided by resident professionals. The breadth of possibilities with this type of healthy holiday makes it tricky to pick a programme that is a perfect fit for you needs. Raw food diets could be great for losing a few kilos but maybe you would prefer a more holistic detox. Perhaps you’re not excited with the prospect of a spa detox but would love one where you get to practice yoga. At Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness holiday specialists, we’ve compiled a study of the best detox retreats into an ultimate guide. So, whether you need to quit smoking or you want to cleanse your colon, we’ve put together the ultimate guide to detox retreats to help you make an informed decision on the right retreat for you.

 

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Whether you are pining for a singles retreat in the Caribbean or longing to jet off with the whole family to Europe, a dream healthy holiday for Christmas and New Year is still possible. Discover the best wellness destinations where you can still enjoy an active winter retreat despite the COVID-19 pandemic. These wellness retreats are a chance to step away from the madness of lockdown and uncover a sanctuary for health and mental well-being. Wherever you choose to go, you can get some much-needed recuperation and rejuvenation; providing you with the tools to sow the seeds for a positive, healthy New Year.

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Glass House Retreat's stuffed courgette ravioli is a light, vegetarian twist on the Italian classic. This new ravioli is rich in taste and high in essential vitamins and nutrients. Its low carbohydrate content makes it the perfect dish for a sunny, al fresco dining experience. Try this fresh take on stuffed ravioli and you’ll never go back to the original.

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Whether you’re in need of an indulgent massage amongst the snow-capped Dolomites or you’re looking for a happiness haven in Puglia’s untouched countryside, our best wellness spa retreats in Italy are the perfect escape for your mind, body, and soul. Taking the time to step back from obligations and responsibilities can have a positive long-term effect on your wellbeing, so why not relax and recuperate with energy massages, guided walks, and aromatherapy sessions surrounded by breath-taking mountains and beaches?

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There is no doubt that taking a break from dull weather can be the perfect relief from stress and anxiety. But looking a little closer, the real benefits of going abroad lie under the surface, in your immune system. Keeping your physical health in check is hugely important, and booking yourself a holiday could give your body a much-needed health kick by ensuring you eat well, drink well and exercise, alongside providing you with natural therapies and treatments to boost both your immunity and your mental wellbeing.

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Releasing the stress of work and school is what a holiday is all about. A European spa break is a great opportunity to rest and recuperate, to regather after a stressful term or a high-pressure month of work. A relaxing wellness getaway is no longer just for couples, family spa holidays in Europe are becoming more popular. They provide the relaxation of a spa retreat with the fun of a family holiday. These breaks are an opportunity for personal betterment and for a rare feeling of freshness. At Health and Fitness Travel, the wellness travel specialists, we have compiled a list of the best luxury family spa holidays in Europe. Our guide will help you to decide on a break that’s right for your family.

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Treat yourself to a rebalancing spa break amongst the tropical forests and exquisite coastlines of Indonesia with our best wellness spa retreats in Bali. Each wellness holiday offers a unique fusion of fitness, culture and wellbeing to give you a well-rounded experience where you can experience a variety of cultural activities, rediscover your Zen through yoga practice or get an adrenaline boost in an invigorating fitness class, all while indulging in relaxing spa therapies and treatments.

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There is an intangible poetry to sailing. Humankind has always had an unending romantic fascination with the sea and the feelings it conjures. Homer’s Odyssey beautifully captures the adventure of sailing the Mediterranean with the stars rising ‘bathed in the ocean stream to glitter in brilliance’. Experiencing the same natural beauty and the same thrill of adventure is now easier than ever. You don’t have to spend holidays stuck on crowded beaches anymore. You can set sail for unknown tropical lagoons or medieval cities etched into rugged cliff lines on some of the world’s best sailing tours.

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Explore the incredible blue waters and magnificent mountains of the Mediterranean with a wellness spa retreat in Cyprus. The year-long sunshine provides the perfect setting for a well-earned escape from anxieties and stress, giving you a chance to put your feet up and settle into a pampered paradise. With locally grown produce, traditional Mediterranean dishes and an array of exciting international cuisines you have plenty of culinary delights to choose from, and combined with the fantastic views and luxury treatments, you’re sure to have an unforgettable spa holiday. 

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The need for a healthy work-life balance is crucial after a challenging and disruptive year. Protecting yourself from burnout by taking regular wellness breaks just needs a little planning in advance. We have compiled a healthy holiday hack to help you double your annual leave in 2021.

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Whether you’re travelling for business or pleasure, there is a chance you may require a COVID-19 PCR test for entry to your destination. The Polymerase Chain Reaction Test may be a daunting term but it is simply the process used to detect whether the COVID-19 virus is present in your body. The tests look for the presence of the RNA of the antigen to determine whether or not you may be actively infected.

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Everyone gets excited at the thought of a holiday, be it a sunshine escape to Spain, a winter break in Italy or an indulgent retreat in the Maldives, nobody’s going to refuse a break from the UK weather, are they? Although you might not need persuading when it comes to booking a wellness retreat, we’re looking into the reasons as to why holidays are important for our mental and physical health, and how an escape from your usual routine could be a wellbeing boosting experience that will solve your problems.

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Gardens aren’t just for green fingered folk, whether you’re a flower fanatic or just looking for a place to relax and unwind, holidaying amongst idyllic gardens and spectacular groves can provide the ultimate mindfulness break. The great outdoors provides the perfect escape from everyday stress and surrounding yourself with the beauty of the natural world can be incredibly beneficial for you both mentally and emotionally. Even taking ten minutes outside in a natural environment, particularly an aesthetic one, can have lasting calming effects and has been shown to drastically improve a person’s mood and reduce stress-related depression. 

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Social distancing has thrown off a lot of team sports. Football is now behind closed doors with sanitised balls and no handshakes. Rugby has fared even worse with no topflight games and no opportunities to practice at club levels. Staying active with your team may be something for next year but socially distanced holidays are available now and fantastic for you.

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 From the sticky handrails of the conveyor belt to the departure gate and the recycled air of the pressurised cabin, travelling can present personal obstacles for the hygiene conscious. Common touch points, shared plane bathrooms and food prepared by others only contribute to the anxiety of travellers. You may even be thinking about postponing your holiday due to travel hygiene concerns.

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As the world becomes gradually more and more accessible after Covid-19, aspirations and life goals are moving from settling down and career pathways to travelling the world and experiencing everything it has to offer. Writer Paulo Coelho said that ‘if you think adventure is dangerous, try routine, it is lethal’. With these words fresh in the mind, our best solo active tours will open your mind to the beauty and possibilities our world has to offer, whilst providing the wellness aspects of a healthy holiday.

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The confining worlds of our lockdown living rooms are lifting, so many of us are ready for that feeling of freedom only the open road can offer. Whether you are after an excursion into the unknowns on your faithful Diamondback or ready to hit the highways as part of a gruelling Ironman, there are cycling holidays to fulfil all your two wheeled needs. We have picked out the best cycling trips to take post-lockdown for all styles of cyclist.

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