Ultimate holidays for the healthy foodie

9 October 2017 by
First published: 22 October 2017

Ultimate holidays for the healthy foodie

Need to find the ultimate holidays for the healthy foodie? From the Great British Sunday roast, to Sweden’s meatballs, food is an integral part of any great trip. But, as our foodie requirements grow, those vacay-ing with an intolerance, allergy or preference have a tougher challenge to consider.

Or do they? Health and Fitness Travel offer a range of destination holidays around the world, all of which cater to an impressive number of needs. Whether it’s vegetarian, raw, or gluten-free fare you’re after, check out these ultimate holidays for the healthy foodie.

For the Superfood Nomad

Atmantan Wellness Resort, India

Escape to the majestic sanctuary of Atmantan in the Sahyadri Mountain range and discover healthy living through good food and an active lifestyle. Choose from a variety of different healthy meal programmes – go Ayurvedic and eat according to your body type, macrobiotic for a balanced plate, or explore mouth-watering Mediterranean and Asian cuisine to your liking. With a selection of restaurants to choose from, each offering a different experience, indecisive foodies can enjoy all that this holistic wellness retreat has to offer. This is one of the ultimate holidays for the healthy foodie.

For the Wholefood Wanderer

SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain

Find out everything you need to know about the wonders of macrobiotic diet and healthy food preparation at SHA Wellness Clinic. In conjunction with your chosen wellness programme, group classes are held with varying themes according to the day of the week, from energy breakfasts to detox cooking and weight control cuisine. Opt for a private class where you can choose from 50 different dishes to suit your needs. Alongside learning the best healthy cooking methods, you’ll learn the health benefits of each food item as chefs give you an informative talk about its active ingredients and why it’s good for you.


For the Gluten-Free Globetrotter

Sianji Wellbeing Resort, Turkey

If you’re a ‘GF’ traveller, don’t fret, as Sianji Wellbeing Resort in the stunning south-western Aegean coast of Turkey will resolve your gluten-free holiday dilemma. It’s definitely up there with the ultimate holidays for the healthy foodie. With expert consultations from a professional dietician and detox specialists, be guided with the best tailor-made nutrition regime for you, with programmes including alkaline diet, raw food detox and master detox. Benefit from thrice-weekly healthy living seminars that can offer you the opportunity to learn a healthier lifestyle, whilw other activities like water sports, fitness classes, and yoga will keep you physically and mentally balanced. 


For the Guilt-Free Jetsetter

Fusion Maia, Vietnam 

On the lookout for some Asian-fusion with a healthy twist? Fusion Maia in Danang, Vietnam promises to deliver. Be spoilt for choice with an array of zero-guilt noms inspired by global influences. Try traditional Vietnamese cooking, modern international flavours and comfort food classics, including vegan pizzas and mouth-watering raw desserts. For those who truly want to commit, Fusion Maia has designed bespoke nutrition programs, too. Discover the Alkaline Diet, Raw Food Detox, and Juice Cleansing Detox to guide you through your foodie wellness journey.


For the Raw Food Epicure

Phuket Cleanse, Thailand

Phuket Cleanse champions the power of detox and conveys it with active cleansing through proper nutrition and fitness, detoxifying through exercise and the food that you take in. Enjoy delicious, healthy food options with raw-vegan cuisine, and be spoilt for choice at the juice buffet. Through daily cooking classes, you’ll explore different ingredients to learn how to make your own enticing raw food goodies. The kitchen team even make their own recipes to give guests the variety they need to fully appreciate raw living.

For the Zen Foodie

Kamalaya, Thailand

Taste the exotic flavours of Thai cuisine on the tranquil sanctuary of Kamalaya set on the coast of Koh Samui. This wellness retreat is an ideal destination for single foodies where they join the community table during meal times. Chat and meet with like-minded individuals or participate in a weekly cooking class. Here, guests can learn how to whip up healthy detox cuisine that’s remarkably rich and tasty. Obtain the right set of skills to spice up dishes using fish, chicken, vegetables, and grains in your own kitchen.


For the Green Gastronome

Aro Ha Wellness Retreat, New Zealand

Experience a flavourful, healthy culinary adventure with a spectrum of raw-vegan delights while holidaying at Aro Ha Wellness Retreat. Bask in the spectacular, jaw-dropping backdrop of Glenorchy, New Zealand as you enjoy a vegan-meets-paleo diet and enzyme-rich active menu that will feed your body a diet rich in trace minerals, vitamins and phytonutrients. Learn how to make these healthy meals at home as Aro Ha’s wholefood chefs invite you into their kitchen to show you how it’s done through their cooking classes, demonstrating DIY-friendly recipes.

For advice, guidance and booking visit healthandfitnesstravel.com or call 0203 397 8891.

Got the travel bug? You might also like 5 of the best active holidays or our ultimate healthy living guide.

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Ultimate holidays for the healthy foodie
Whether it's vegetarian, raw, or gluten-free fare you're after, you might want to check out these ultimate holidays for the healthy foodie.