Yoga & Pilates Holidays
With over 15 years visiting, experiencing and advising clients on yoga and pilates holidays, and holistic wellness retreats,
Vita Brevis Travel can help you choose your perfect option.
If you would like your holiday to be focused around yoga or pilates (or both) we know the best options worldwide. Alternatively, if you just want to have ad hoc access to first class yoga and pilates classes during your holiday, we can recommend numerous options both near and far. We will gladly put together some proposals to suit you and your budget and, when you're 100% ready, get everything booked
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We feature a few top picks below, but suggest that your best bet for getting everything organised is to give us
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India - the spiritual home of yoga
Whether you want to venture into the Himalayas or head to the beach - and all points in between - we can recommend lots of wonderful, inspiring options - suitable for solos, friends and couples. Top for luxury, authenticity and an immersive yoga experience, we love Surya Samudra on Kerala's coast, Ananda in the foothills of the Himalayas and Shreyas country retreat near Bangalore. If you're interested in a broader remit for your India sojourn, there are several top notch beach resort hotels in Goa: The Leela and the Park Hyatt. Both offering complimentary daily yoga classes alongside their comprehensive resort offerings. For a more boutique experience with a variety of yoga classes on offer, we recommend Alila Diwa Goa. Sri Lanka is another excellent option for yoga in the region. For example, in Sri Lanka's Hill Country near Kandy, Santani Wellness Retreat is a unique option for enjoying a wellness programme with yoga at its core.
Bahía del Duque, on Tenerife's south coast, is a fabulous luxury hotel set on a beautiful beach and offering - amongst its impressive array of facilities and services - a well equipped Reformer Pilates studio and excellent instructors. Between classes, you can relax on the beach or beside the pool, treat yourself to a spa treatment, or hike up the island's dormant volcano.
The hotel offers two or three group Pilates classes daily (around €10 per class) and private classes can be booked for €80.
Bahía del Duque has a choice of luxury accommodation options: rooms, suites and villas. The hotel works well for both couples and solo travelers. Have a look around Bahía del Duque
Set on Turkey's beautiful south coast, about half an hour from Bodrum, Six Senses Kaplankaya is an excellent option for yoga (floor and aerial) and pilates (mat and reformer), plus all-round fitness and wellness too. There are plenty of places for submerging yourself in water, including the Aegean from 3 private beaches, an indoor therapy pool, a Watsu pool, an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor lounge pool, an outdoor sports pool and the spa's rooftop infinity pool. In addition to world class spa facilities, you can enjoy a fabulous choice of indoor and outdoor activities, including daily fitness and mind/body classes (one complimentary each day per person - and many more at a charge of approx €30 each), guided hikes and bike rides and water sports. Discover the delights of Six Senses Kaplankaya
If you like the idea of enjoying a little slice of the far east without the long haul flight, you need to know about Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa. Set amongst magnificent tropical gardens, dotted with swimming pools and places to relax and enjoy the commanding views over the Costa Blanca, this 5* hotel offers guests around half a dozen complimentary daily classes such as yoga, pilates, tai chi and meditation. If that doesn't leave you sufficiently blissed out, the gorgeous Thai Spa has an array of tempting treatments and therapies.
Low season prices for 7 nights from around £1,200 per person sharing, including complimentary daily classes, flights to Alicante and private airport transfers. Flight time from UK is an easy 2 hours and 30 minutes. Discover more about Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa
A small, great value 4 star hotel overlooking a glorious island studded bay, with towering mountains behind, and its own private beach. Located on the edge of the laid-back yachty town of Göcek, this wonderful boutique hideaway is an ideal place to enjoy the sunshine on Turkey's beautiful south coast. With daily complimentary mat Pilates and private Reformer Pilates available at a charge (about £30 per session). It's just 25 minutes from Dalaman airport so you can be on the beach in no time. 7 nights at D-Resort Göcek from around £750pp sharing, including flights and transfers.
Portugal's Algarve coast - for easy short haul options
In recent years, Portugal's beautiful Algarve coast has spawned two or three excellent options for a yoga orientated long weekend or holiday. For example, sitting side by side atop dramatic sandy cliffs, there's Pine Cliffs and Epic Sana, both offering very good yoga and wellness options, but only Epic Sana offering complimentary daily yoga. With luxury accommodation and extensive facilities and services, these two resorts - both just 30 minutes from Faro airport - are blessed with year-round warmth and offer particularly good value off-season. There are also two very different Longevity hotels down here: Longevity Vilalara Thalassa for luxury wellness programmes incorporating yoga; and Longevity Vilamoura, ideal for those looking for a great value health and fitness break incorporating daily yoga amongst the half dozen complimentary daily classes.
Vila Vita Parc, perched above one of Portugal's prettiest and most secluded sandy coves, is an outstanding 5* resort set within 50 acres of gorgeous subtropical gardens, with a superb spa, offering yoga (including aerial yoga) and fitness classes. Enjoying year-round warm sunshine, this is a fabulously luxurious option, particularly for foodies.
The Pilates reformer bootcamp at Absolute Sanctuary works well for everyone: from beginners to aficionados alike. It's also very popular with solo travellers. You'll start your trip with a postural analysis and enjoy 2 group reformer classes each day, plus benefit from one-to-one private reformer sessions. The all-inclusive package also incorporates Absolute Sanctuary’s signature offerings such as a wellness consultation, full board healthy cuisine, regular massages and as many scheduled group fitness and yoga classes as you wish.
7 night programmes (other durations available), including accommodation, full board, flights and airport transfers from around £2,000pp sharing. Absolute Sanctuary also offers yoga and other wellness programmes. Find out more about Absolute Sanctuary
The commanding hillside position of this sleek and contemporary all-suite hotel on the island's south west coast ensures panoramic views and a sense of serene seclusion, without compromising on services or nearby entertainment options. Baobab Suites is just 500m from the heart of the town, with its collection of shops and fabulous restaurants, and only 1km from the turquoise waters of El Duque beach.
7 night yoga or pilates programmes (other durations available), including accommodation, flights and airport transfers from around £1,000pp sharing a One Bedroom Suite. Check out Baobab Suites
Grace Santorini is an outstanding adult only boutique hotel located high on the island’s famous caldera. With views over the Aegean Sea and perfectly positioned to enjoy Santorini’s famously spectacular sunsets, Grace Santorini is an incredibly romantic place to stay - and also just happens to offer both yoga and Reformer Pilates. Exuding an air of tranquillity, with white-washed walls, stunning infinity pool and luxury accommodation, this magical hideaway is an excellent choice for a holiday in Santorini.
7 nights from around £1,870 per person sharing, including transfers. Flights available at an extra charge. Discover more about Grace Santorini
On the Portugese Riviera, near Cascais, the elegant Palácio Estoril offers a comprehensive daily programme of health and fitness classes, including Pilates. Guests staying at 5* Palácio Estoril enjoy complimentary daily Pilates classes in the adjoining Banyan Tree Spa. Pilates classes are available 6 days each week, with from 1 to 3 classes offered each day. All these group floor based Pilates classes are free of charge. One to one private Reformer Pilates classes are available at a charge. Lisbon is an easy 30 minute train ride away along the coast and, in the other direction, you'll find some spectacular beaches. 4 nights from around £600pp sharing, including daily breakfast, airport transfers and 3 private Reformer Pilates classes.
Parrot Cay is one of the world's most beautiful and luxurious island hideaways. Set beside warm turquoise sea and white sand beaches, Parrot Cay is renowned for both yoga and pilates (a complimentary class of each is offered daily), along with its serene atmosphere and gentle island pace, allowing your body and soul space to rediscover those forgotten rhythms of long days and easy nights.
Parrot Cay is a tranquil haven, perfect for escaping the pressures of modern life. As you might expect, it also has a wonderful holistic spa and delicious, healthy cuisine. 7 nights from around £2,300 per person sharing, including flights. Take a peek at Parrot Cay
Luxury boutique spa hotel that keeps both health devotees and hedonists happy! Fly to Porto (about 2 hours) and come to Six Senses Douro Valley not just its yoga and pilates (classes and programmes) but also to luxuriate in river-view suites, relax by the pool (outdoors or in), explore nature trails, enjoy delicious organic produce from the kitchen gardens, indulge your palate with local wines and ports, go kayaking on the river, arrange an integrated wellness programme or simply surrender to the magic of the spa’s skilled therapists.
4 nights (low season) from around £740 per person sharing, including breakfast, flights and transfers. Explore Six Senses Douro Valley
Set between the rugged Hajar Mountains and the azure waters of the Gulf of Oman, The Chedi Muscat is a luxurious retreat offering stylish modern rooms and villas. Built to reflect traditional Omani architecture, the property has also been designed with Far Eastern influences. This is Muscat's most boutique hotel and the most adult orientated as there are no inter-connecting rooms or children's facilities. So, perfect for a relaxing break in warm sunshine from October to March. The Chedi has excellent fitness facilities, a wonderful spa, and a dedicated Reformer Pilates studio.
5 nights from around £1,200pp sharing a Serai Room, including flights and private airport transfers. It's a 7 hour direct flight from London. Find out more about The Chedi Muscat
Como Shambhala was one of the first and still definitely one of the world's best destination spa resorts. Set in lush tropical Balinese jungle on the banks of the sacred Ayung River, close to Ubud, Como Shambhala has a complimentary daily programme of classes that include yoga and reformer pilates. It's hard to think of a more spiritual and peaceful hideaway than this idyllic jungle retreat, and its standard of both yoga and pilates facilities and instruction is second to none. As for the standard of the accommodation here (rooms, suites and villas)... well, it's off-the-charts sublimely luxurious.
7 nights from around £2,500 per person sharing, including flights and transfers. Discover more about Como Shambhala
Derived from the Sanskrit word for 'peace' and the Vietnamese word for 'place', Amanoi certainly lives up to its name. Aman's signature contemporary style is interspersed with traditional Vietnamese architecture to create a serene and luxury escape nestled amid the rolling hills of Nui Chua National Park with panoramic views of the sea and coastline below. With a gorgeous beach club on Amanoi's private strip of coastline, a Yoga Pavilion on the spa lake, a reformer Pilates studio. and just 31 luxury Guest Pavilions - this exquisite boutique hideaway is a magical Vietnam experience.
7 nights from around £2,390 per person sharing, including transfers. See Amanoi
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