3 Healthy Holiday Escapes to Consider for the Winter Season

Last updated September 27, 2023

Winter holidays can be challenging when it comes to maintaining one’s health and wellness. Large family dinners, cold outdoor temperatures and hectic schedules can all contribute to an unhealthy holiday. But wait! This winter’s holiday season doesn’t have to be that way. By planning a healthy holiday wellness vacation, you can avoid many of the pitfalls of the holidays that can undermine health.

Don’t fall into the pit of fatigue, nausea, impatience, overeating, and toxic conversation. Do something that is good for your overall well-being instead. In fact, you can actually use a healthy holiday trip to jump-start wellness into the New Year. 

When was the last time you returned from a family Christmas gathering feeling revitalized? While family reunions can be happy and reviving, they can also be extremely draining. How great would it be to return home in the New Year refreshed, revived, and ready to go?

New Year Self-Care

It’s time to enter the New Year with some self-care. Take a trip somewhere that you have never been. It’s good for you to get outside of your comfort zone! And once you are there, enjoy the many ways you can partake in some self-care. Go to the spa for a facial and pedicure. Lounge by the pool and read a book. Take a nap in a hammock overlooking the ocean. Go for a walk on the resort grounds. Explore beyond the resort grounds. Take a guided tour of something or some place that peaks your interest.

Healthy Holiday Wellness Travel Options

Many options for holiday wellness travel are available today. Wellness retreats across the globe can accommodate the many wellness needs you may have. All while simultaneously serving as a great holiday travel destination. The saying “there’s no place like home for the holidays” is becoming outdated. The world is calling! Depending on your particular situation and desires, several will likely appeal to you. Why is that? 

Healthy Holiday Travel on the Rise

More and more people are becoming interested in maintaining and improving their health. As curiosity and ambition for health spark, wellness travel is becoming increasingly attractive. Choosing a healthy holiday excursion over a traditional one looks to be a growing trend. It makes sense too. Who wants to return from a holiday excursion full of dread and exhaustion? Definitely not this writer.

If you are interested in choosing a holiday escape that will benefit your health and wellness, keep reading. If not, keep reading. These destinations that are about to be shared are amazing for exercise enthusiasts as well as vacation lovers.

Three Healthy Holiday Escapes

Many options for healthy holiday escapes exist. Most of them range from more serene destinations to the more active treks. Are wellness and self-care important to you? If so, exploring a healthy holiday rendezvous this year might be ideal. Need help brainstorming possible destinations? In an effort to stimulate some ideas, here are a few wonderful wellness trips to consider.

1. Wellness at Kamalaya Koh Samui (Thailand)

This one is for the health-focused travelers. Need to enrich your physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and intellectual health? Kamalaya Koh Samui is calling. Located in Thailand, Kamalaya Koh Samui is a multi-year, award-winning wellness resort. It is the perfect place for a healthy holiday escape. The focus of Kamalaya Koh Samui wellness resort is to promote personal growth and health transformation.

In addition to the numerous spa therapies and fitness activities, this resort is ideal for meditation. You can meditate in the privacy of your own room, or find a quiet place somewhere within the resort grounds.

Fun fact: Kamalaya Koh Samui previously a cave site for Buddhist monks who participated in meditation and holistic health practices. 

2. Diving in Socorro (near Cabo San Lucas, Mexico)

Socorro is for the traveler seeking an exotic experience. Does this happen to be you? It might just be. Especially if you are looking for a more exotic holiday wellness escape.

Imagine celebrating the winter holidays in the California Baja Sur. There is nothing more enticing than spending your New Years Eve exploring the many facets of the deep blue sea. Snapping pictures with your underwater camera, you catch all the beauty that the ocean contains within its depths. A school of brightly colored fish swim past you.

A large manta ray glides above you, sending a warm tingle down your spine. Doesn’t that seem thrilling? If so, it would behoove you to check out deep-sea diving in Socorro. Socorro is located in Mexico near Cabo San Lucas. Part of the Revillagigedo Archipelago, Socorro offers some incredible deep-sea diving experiences. 

Manta rays, humpback whales, dolphins and various shark species are routinely encountered. And on occasion, an Orca has been spotted as well. With an average of 22 to 29 dives that can be expected, Socorro offers a unique, healthy holiday experience. 

3. Mallorca Fitness Boot Camp (Mallorca, Spain)

Mallorca is for the fitness buffs and gym rats. Targeted towards the more intense wellness travelers, a fitness boot camp is an appealing vacation option. The winter holiday season consists of Christmas cookies, Gingerbread houses, feasts, and lots of junk food. That being said, physical exercise is more important than ever. A holiday fitness boot camp might as well be considered a holiday wellness getaway. At least for the gym and workout enthusiasts!

And what better place for an active training escape than Mallorca?

For reference: it is located just off the coast of Spain!

The beautiful island is perfect to escape winter’s grip while boosting your overall fitness. Yoga, SUP, volleyball, and hiking are just some of the routine activities you can do in Mallorca. You can also balance your physical activity with meditation and spa treatments. Don’t let those muscles get too sore! No one, not even the most intense athlete, wants to feel achy on vacation.

Group exercises and personal training are also a part of this potentially healthy holiday. In addition to being a great destination for personal fitness, Mallorca is a great rendezvous for solo-travelers. Considering the opportunity to meet other wellness travelers, Mallorca boot camp is a great idea for singles. 

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