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A weight loss holiday allows you to focus exclusively on your health and wellness goals without the distractions and demands of daily life. It provides a dedicated period for self-care. Weight loss holidays provide a comprehensive and structured approach to weight management in a supportive and health-focused, relaxed environment. It's important to choose a weight loss program that aligns with your specific goals, preferences, and any medical considerations you may have. Do not expect miracles: you won’t lose 5 kilos in a week (or you might do, but most probably only by losing water). The goal of a weight loss holiday is to gain sustainable weight loss over a period of time, including when you are back home again. Weight loss holidays are offered at Health & Wellbeing resorts, medical spas or spa destinations, and they combine elements of sport/exercise/fitness, healthy food, mindfulness activities, workshops and spa treatments.
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Sianji Wellbeing Resort
5
Sianji Wellbeing Resort, Turkey
Sianji Wellbeing Resort brings together detox, fitness, and wellness programs, along with the allure of luxury and relaxation amidst the sun and sea. Experience it all at a competitive price.
92 Reviews
Palazzo di Varignana
4
Palazzo di Varignana, Italy
Experience 'La Dolce Vita' at this elegant Italian estate, surrounded by vineyards and olive trees. The award-winning spa, named 'Best Italian Spa 2020,' makes it an ideal spot for both short getaways and extended wellness stays.
4 Reviews
Zulal Wellness Resort
5
Zulal Wellness Resort, Qatar
The sustainable Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som combines Arabic hospitality and traditional Islamic medicine with the holistic philosophy of Chiva-Som, Thailand's internationally acclaimed Destination Spa.
3 Reviews
COMO Shambhala Estate
5
COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali (Indonesia)
Experience next-level personal attention at COMO Shambhala Estate, where you'll have your own personal assistant! The incredibly dedicated team is committed to making your stay the best it can be, ensuring an exclusive and exceptional experience.
9 Reviews
Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara
4
Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara, Sri Lanka
Heritance Ayurveda Maha Gedara offers a peaceful retreat, providing an opportunity for guests to immerse themselves in the attentive care of Ayurveda therapists.
18 Reviews
Alpino Atlantico - Galo Resort
4
Hotel Alpino Atlantico Ayurveda Cure Center, Madeira
Ayurveda at one of Madeira's most picturesque seaside resorts. Boutique-style Alpino Atlantico offers a blend of genuine treatments within a stunning environment.
28 Reviews
Anantara Iko Mauritius Resorts & Villas
5
Anantara Iko Mauritius Resorts & Villas, Mauritius
Anantara Iko Mauritius Resort & Villas: Relax on a white sand beach, enjoy Thai, Ayurvedic, and local Mauritian spa treatments amidst tropical nature.
3 Reviews
Palasiet Thalasso Clinic & Hotel
4
Palasiet Thalasso Clinic & Hotel, Spain
A family-operated thalasso hotel located in a charming 19th-century villa by the beach, which is less than an hour's drive from the vibrant city of Valencia.
6 Reviews
OCEANO Health Spa Hotel
4
OCEANO Health Spa Hotel - Tenerife, Canary Islands
You are in excellent hands for a F. X. Mayr, Ayurveda or thalasso programme at the authentic family hotel, OCÉANO Health Spa Hotel
34 Reviews
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort
5
Anantara Peace Haven Tangalle Resort, Sri Lanka
Experience the allure of a tropical island coupled with the luxurious 5-star wellness offered by Anantara Resorts.
8 Reviews
Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites
5
Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, a Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Portugal
Experience unparalleled luxury and comfort in an elegant hotel with a spa, situated on the longest beach in the Algarve.
9 Reviews
Amatara Welleisure Resort
5
Amatara Welleisure Resort, Thailand
Wellness with a personal touch in an idyllic setting.
16 Reviews
Absolute Sanctuary
4
Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand
This stunning boutique wellness hotel, with its Mediterranean-inspired architecture, is a true paradise for yoga, detox, fitness, and Pilates enthusiasts. It is located on the tropical island of Koh Samui in Thailand.
18 Reviews
Atmantan Wellness Resort
5
Atmantan Wellness Centre, India
At Atmantan Wellness Resort, traditional Eastern medicine with a state-of the art spa,ultra-modern fitness facilities, and Western medical knowledge. The overarching goal is not just to experience a sense of well-being but to genuinely own it.
18 Reviews
Shanti-Som
4
Shanti-Som, Spain
Capturing the beauty and serenity of Bali, right here at home. Welcome to Shanti-Som, where seclusion and intimacy invite self-discovery.
85 Reviews
Marbella Club Hotel, Golf Resort & Spa
5
Marbella Club, Golf Resort & Spa, Spain
Relax & Unwind in this Wellness and Luxury Spa resort at the iconic and high society beach resort in Marbella for some exclusive me-time.
4 Reviews
Preidlhof Luxury DolceVita Resort
5
Preidlhof Luxury DolceVita Resort, Italy
Five-star hospitality and transformative wellness programs have earned Preidlhof numerous awards. Personal growth and being intensely pampered and enjoying oneself go hand in hand in this stunning environment.
4 Reviews
Longevity Medical & Health Hotel
5
Longevity Medical & Health Hotel, Portugal
Longevity Health & Medical Hotel is an adults-only Destination Spa with a state-of-the-art wellness centre for preventative, medical and holistic wellbeing programmes in the heart of the Algarve.
15 Reviews
Le Jadis Beach Resort & Wellness
5
Le Jadis Beach Resort & Wellness, Mauritius
Luxury, 5* pamper resort by a white sand private beach on the Indian Ocean. The resort specialises in Ayurveda and holistic cure programmes.
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda
5
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda, Italy
Lefay Resort & Spa specializes in addressing typically Western issues such as stress and obesity through a classical Chinese medicine approach.
21 Reviews
Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa
5
Shanti Maurice Resort & Spa, Mauritius
A constantly sunny climate. Perfectly located right by the sea. Excellent wellness facilities. All make Shanti Maurice a wonderful wellness destination.
4 Reviews
Epic Sana
5
Epic Sana, Portugal
Epic Sana is a stylish beachfront hotel on the stunning Algarve coast. Situated amidst pine forests, it's the perfect escape for relaxation and an invigorating beach and wellness holiday!
8 Reviews
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary
5
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary, Thailand
An experience. Life changing. Unforgettable. Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary is all of this…and more. But words alone cannot describe Kamalaya. Kamalaya needs to be experienced.
147 Reviews
Chiva-Som Health Resort
5
Chiva-Som International Health Resort, Thailand
One of the earliest destination spas globally, this 'Haven of Life' is truly remarkable and ranks among the most exquisite holistic resorts in Asia. It is a breathtaking retreat renowned for its exceptional quality.
8 Reviews
MAYRLIFE
5
MAYRLIFE, Austria
MAYRLIFE Medical Health Resort combines modern medical expertise and technologies with the traditional Dr. F.X. Mayr method in a sporty location in the beautiful Austrian Alps.
4 Reviews
Vilalara Longevity Thalassa & Medical Spa
5
Vilalara Longevity Thalassa & Medical Spa, Portugal
Longevity Medical Spa not only provides expertly administered treatments under the supervision of specialists but also offers the ultimate luxurious five-star experience.
20 Reviews
Villa Eden Leading Park Retreat
5
Villa Eden Leading Park Retreat, Italy
A 5 stars Small Luxury Hotel with prize-winning medical wellness centre (named winning Longevity and Beauty Centre). At Villa Eden The Leading Park Retreat, a truly personal approach goes hand-in-hand with excellent expert knowledge.
6 Reviews
JOALI BEING
5
JOALI BEING, Maldives
Do you want to invest in your health without temptations, while in paradise? This is your destination! The brand new JOALI BEING the wellbeing and sustainability retreat of the Maldives.
6 Reviews
SHA Wellness Clinic
5
SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain
SHA Wellness Clinic seamlessly blends Eastern philosophies with Western perspectives on health and well-being within its luxurious and modern setting.
36 Reviews
SHA Wellness Clinic Mexico
5
SHA Wellness Clinic Mexico, Mexico
Brand new award-winning medical spa with an integrated approach - sister to the SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain - nestled in the tropical nature on the Caribbean coast of Mexico.
Euphoria Retreat
5
Euphoria Retreat, Greece
This is Greece's first holistic retreat, designed around the five elements of Chinese medicine to promote physical and mental balance. It's a stunningly designed retreat and a truly impressive destination.
24 Reviews
Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa
5
Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, Germany
A luxurious hotel exuding timeless elegance and grandeur, complemented by a state-of-the-art spa boasting contemporary finesse and cutting-edge amenities.
Palazzo Fiuggi
5
Palazzo Fiuggi, Italy
Palazzo Fiuggi is an ultra-luxurious medical spa offering tailor-made programs, thalassotherapy, and natural springs near Rome, along with a unique nutritional plan based on epigenetic science.
3 Reviews
Six Senses Vana
5
Six Senses Vana, India
Six Senses Vana is an international ashram, luxury wellbeing retreat and a world-class blissful sanctuary. A spiritual spot in which to reconnect with your deepest self through a fully customised programme.
2 Reviews
RAKxa Integrative Wellness
5
RAKxa Integrative Wellness, Thailand
The RAKxa Integrative Wellness is the first sustainable, comprehensive Medical & Holistic retreat in Thailand. Amidst a lush green oasis, you work on your health under the guidance of experts at all levels. Rakxa's expertise: weight loss programs.
6 Reviews
Ananda in the Himalayas
5
Ananda in the Himalayas, India
Ananda in the Himalayas redefines the wellness experience, standing out as one of the premier destination spas globally. With a commitment to excellence, this retreat promises nothing but the finest in wellness and rejuvenation.
24 Reviews
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What is a weight loss holiday? 

A weight loss holiday allows you to focus exclusively on your health and wellness goals without the distractions and demands of daily life. It provides a dedicated period for self-care. Weight loss holidays provide a comprehensive and structured approach to weight management in a supportive and health-focused, relaxed environment. It's important to choose a weight loss program that aligns with your specific goals, preferences, and any medical considerations you may have. Do not expect miracles: you won’t lose 5 kilos in a week (or you might do, but most probably only by losing water). The goal of a weight loss holiday is to gain sustainable weight loss over a period of time, including when you are back home again.

What to expect on a weight loss holiday? 

Weight loss holidays, also known as weight loss retreats or weight loss vacations, are wellbeing programs designed to help you achieve your weight loss goals while enjoying a rejuvenating and immersive experience. These programs are offered at Health & Wellbeing resorts, medical spas or spa destinations, and they combine elements of sport/exercise/fitness, healthy food, mindfulness activities, workshops and spa treatments.

Beyond short-term weight loss, these programs emphasize the importance of long-term lifestyle changes. Combining weight loss with a vacation experience can make your journey more enjoyable and memorable. You get to explore a new destination while prioritizing your health. 

We have listed the elements that could be included in a a weight loss programme:

(Side note: each element of a weight loss holiday or retreat can vary depending on program and destination).  

  • Nutritional guidance: Nutrition is a fundamental component. Weight loss is mostly about your meals, a healthy and nutritious diet. You will be guided on healthy eating habits and portion control. There are many concepts of diets and it is important to find out what works best for your body.  
  • Sport/exercise/fitness: Exercise and physical activities, such as yoga, Pilates, hiking, muscle training or cardio workouts are central to weight loss holidays. It will help you to burn calories, build muscle and improve your next fitness levels. A weight loss holidays include various sport, fitness and exercise elements. 
  • Tailored programs: Programs are often personalized to meet your goals, needs, challenges and fitness level. Whether you are looking to lose a few kilos or you embark on a significant weight loss journey, each program will be adapted to your needs accordingly. 
  • Holistic / Medical supervision: Weight loss holidays can take a holistic or medical supervision or a blend of those two. The holistic approach is to look at all aspects of a human: body, mind & soul. A naturopath or holistic therapist will look more in depth how your mental and stress levels have contributed to weight gain (emotional, stress or hormone imbalances). Some weight loss retreats offer medical supervision, especially good for those who have specific medical conditions. Some offer a blend of those, e.g. testing your hormone levels, thyroid function, your cortisol or any other facts about your body.  
  • Spa and relaxation: Stress has a big impact on weight gain. Cortisol holds on to fat. Many weight loss retreats offer spa treatments and relaxation activities to help you unwind and reduce stress, which will help you in your weight loss success. 
  • Mindfulness and stress reduction: Weight loss is not only about physical activity and diet. It also involves managing stress and emotional well-being. Mindfulness practices, meditation, and stress-reduction techniques are often part of the program. Reducing stress is essential for successful weight loss. 
  • Education and workshops: During a weight loss program, the hotel or retreat can offer workshops or educational sessions to learn about sustainable weight management, how to make healthy food choices, how to prepare healthy dishes and how to incorporate fitness into your daily live.  
  • Supportive environment: Being away from home and being surrounded by like-minded people with similar goals can be motivating. Weight loss holidays often provide a supportive environment where you can share your experiences and challenges. 
  • Duration: Weight loss holidays can vary in duration, ranging from a few days to several weeks, depending on the program. 
  • A reset in lifestyle: Weight loss holidays are not just short-term weight loss, but could be a great (re) start of a healthy lifestyle. It will offer tools, knowledge and skills needed to maintain a healthy weight and lifestyle after returning home. 
  • Individual coaching: Some weight loss holidays include one-on-one coaching or counseling sessions to address challenges such as emotional eating, how to lower your stress levels etc.  

Consulting with a healthcare professional before starting any significant weight loss program is advisable, especially if you have underlying health conditions or concerns.

Losing weight on holiday is easier

Losing weight is not easy. The temptation from all the unhealthy foods we are surrounded by on a daily basis is large. However, a holiday can provide the ideal opportunity to break out of those unhealthy eating and snacking habits. In a pleasant, comfortable environment you will enjoy fresh and light meals, which in itself often causes any cravings to disappear. Particularly when you’re spending your days doing sporting activities and having gorgeous, relaxing treatments! You will be supervised by a nutritional coach or dietician during a weight loss holiday. This will give you insights into your eating habits and teach you how to eat better and healthier, without getting hungry. During the holiday, those initial few kilos will drop off. And with the right tools in place, you can continue working towards a healthy weight once home.

Which specific Weight loss treatments could you expect? 

Spa treatments can complement a weight loss program and can be beneficial in the weight loss process:

  • Massage Therapy: Massages can help alleviate muscle soreness, reduce tension and promote relaxation. It can be especially beneficial when you are incorporating exercise into your weight loss program. 
  • Facials: Facials not only rejuvenate the skin but also provide a sense of pampering and self-care. 
  • Body Wraps: Body wraps may include detoxifying or hydrating treatments. While they won't lead to long-term weight loss, they can provide a temporary sense of tightness and rejuvenation.
  • Hydrotherapy: Hydrotherapy treatments, such as hot tubs, saunas, or steam baths, can promote relaxation and help relieve muscle tension. 
  • Aromatherapy: Aromatherapy involves the use of essential oils to enhance relaxation and reduce stress. Certain scents, such as lavender or chamomile, can have a calming effect.
  • Acupuncture: Acupuncture sessions can help with stress management and may support emotional well-being during a weight loss program.
  • Mud Baths: Some spas offer mud baths, which are believed to detoxify the body and improve skin texture. While not directly related to weight loss, they can be a relaxing experience.
  • Reflexology: Reflexology involves applying pressure to specific points on the feet or hands to promote relaxation and reduce tension. 

Ask our team

Our team of well-being travel experts is dedicated to providing guidance and assisting you in discovering your ideal Weight Loss holiday destination. We are here to offer advice, ensuring that your journey towards well-being aligns perfectly with your preferences and aspirations.