Sun, sea, sand and sweat! Healthy trips to get you feeling fab for Xmas

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These luxurious trips are perfect for glitz and glam loving gym bunnies...

Whether you're planning a last minute winter getaway or a Spring holiday there's no reason why you can't have golden sands, healthy food, exercise classes and cocktails!

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

5 nights at the Chedi Oman with fitness, yoga and Pilates

Chedi Oman Healthy Holiday

Here you'll have access to state of the art training and Pilates equipment as well as experienced personal trainers and yoga instructors. The Chedi is a perfect blend of traditional Arabian architecture with Zen minimalism on an excellent beach front location with soothing views out over the Gulf.

Balinese therapies, Indian Ayurveda and indigenous rituals are among the highlights on the spa's menu.

A 5 night stay is priced from £1,585 per person based on two adults sharing and includes return flights from London, 5 nights' accommodation in a Serai Superior Room, including breakfast, airport transfers and five one on one sessions (Pilates, yoga or personal training).

in:spa health and fitness retreats

InSpa healthy holiday

in:spa offers a unique healthy holiday experience at a selection of hand-picked venues across Europe and North Africa.

You'll be given the chance to detoxify and re-energise, whether it's taking a yoga class whilst watching the African sun rise in Marrakech, walking along southern Spain mountain trails, or indulging in a massage at a fairytale chateau in the south of France.

The group retreats run at different times throughout the year and start from £2,195 per person (based on two adults sharing a double room).

Prices include seven nights all inclusive accommodation, airport transfers, all group activities, two massages, and a one-to-one nutrition consultation and personal training.

Canyon Ranch Wellness Week, Miami, USA

Canyon Ranch Miami Healthy Holiday

Canyon Ranch is a spectacular Miami Beach boutique hotel with a legendary health and fitness programme and spa. Located right on the beach, the massive 70,000-sq.ft spa is the largest in Florida with an Aquavana thermal suite, swimming pool, group fitness classes and a two storey climbing wall.

You can explore your wellness needs and concerns with world-class experts including Chinese Medicine Practitioners, Exercise Physiologists and Nutritionists.

Prices are from £2,245 per person for seven nights based on single occupancy in a one bedroom City View suite including bed and breakfast and return flights to Miami from London.

Destination Yoga group retreats

Destination Yoga, Healthy Holidays

Destination Yoga creates a whole new world for yoga lovers, combining deliciously healthy food, expert instructors and serene settings. Classes are daily and include a balanced mix of styles suitable for all levels, including beginners. Retreats run throughout the year and last between five and seven nights, with a choice of eight destinations including a spiritual escape to Shreyas, India and an idyllic getaway to Santa Maria Del Sole, Italy.

Prices are from £895 (based on two adults sharing a double room) and include all yoga classes and equipment, seven night accommodation, all meals and transfers.

Kamalaya Sleep Enhancement in Koh Samui, Thailand

Sleep resort Healthy Holidays

Centred round a tiny cave temple where Buddhist monks used to meditate, Kamalaya offers a tranquil setting with wellness activities from yoga and sound therapy to visiting spiritual gurus.

The sleep enhancement programme is perfect for those suffering from disturbed sleep patterns and includes a specialist consultation, body bio-impedance analysis (BIA), acupuncture and Ayurvedic massage.

Prices start from £2,055 per person, including accommodation, the wellness programme, three deliciously detoxifying meals a day, and transfers.

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

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