Healthy holidays to help you lose weight in the sunshine

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Who said you can't get fit and fabulous on holiday? Here are five guilt free destinations...

Whether you're planning a last minute winter getaway or a Spring holiday there's no reason why you can't have sun, sea, sand and sweat!

These 'healthy holidays' will help you detox your body and improve your fitness levels without making you curse the day you booked the flights.

Bespoke Ibiza Villa Detox

Villa Bosco Ibiza

Gorgeous white Ibiza sands. Check. Lots of fun fitness activities. Check. Amazing healthy food that WILL fill you up. Check!

Get some friends together and head to the stylish Villa Bosco, located in the Ibicencan countryside. Nestled in the hills in the north of the island, this house is surrounded by forest with amazing views. Plus, there's a pool and lots of space with huge wooden decks and sun loungers.

The villa comes with a personal chef on tap to create each meal and includes five yoga sessions and five personal fitness training sessions. The seven night holiday for a group of 10 is priced from £1,995 per person and includes chef, full board, yoga and training sessions.

Yoga and surfing break at Paradis Plage, Morocco


A week or a long weekend at the new Paradis Plage resort, just along the coast from Agadir, Morocco, is the ideal way to channel your inner Yoga master.

The beach-side hotel opened this Spring and has a tranquil yoga studio with direct views over the Atlantic Ocean, as well as first class surf instructors with lessons open to everyone.

Prices start from £775 per person and include three nights bed and breakfast accommodation, three yoga lessons and two surf lessons as well as return BA flights to Agadir and transfers.

Fitscape fit and fab group holidays

Spanish healthy holidays

Fitscape offers fun and healthy group holidays to get you tanned and toned. There are three destinations to choose from; a five star hotel in the Italian Dolomites, a magical château in the South of France and a converted monastery in southern Spain (pictured above).

Everyday will throw up new challenges like running, mountain biking, cardio circuits and boxercise classes, while the evenings are filled with gorgeous food, great wine and parties.

Prices start from £1,495 per person (based on two adults sharing a double room) and include the eight-day programme, seven night's accommodation and meals.

Shanti Som Weight Loss Programme

Yoga class

Shanti Som in the hills above Marbella is like a little slice of Bali in Andalucía, which runs a popular six night weight loss programme all year round.

This stylish and elegant boutique residence has 14 rooms, high beamed ceilings, thatched roof-tops and a liberal sprinkling of giant Buddhas.

The weight loss programme includes accommodation, delicious food, two guided hikes and five personal training sessions. Accommodation is in a standard or luxury suite and includes complimentary use of the oriental steam room, sauna, swimming pool and gym suite.

Prices start from £1,395 per person (based on two adults sharing a room) including return flights from London.

Six Senses Kempinksi Spa, Turkey

Six Senses Healthy Holiday

Just 3 hours from the UK lands you at the superb beach resort of Barbaros Bay Hotel near the buzzy coastal port of Bodrum, a place The New York Times recently described as the 'St Tropez of Turkey'.

Barbaros Bay is a Kempinski hotel with a Six Senses Spa where you can relax and rejuvenate with treatments based on the Far Eastern approach to holistic wellness.

In between treatments you can enjoy the spectacular views from the comfort of your sun lounger, take a steam in a traditional Turkish hammam or have a dip in the largest infinity pool in the region.

As well as the spa there is a fitness room, golf, mountain biking, Pilates, sailing, scuba diving, Tai Chi and yoga.

Prices start from £1,700 per person adult (based on two sharing) for seven nights in a Superior Room on a B&B basis, including return scheduled flights to Izmir with BA and private airport transfers.

For more fitness retreats, yoga paradises and weight loss camps, go to The Healthy Holiday Company's website.

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