The Wellness Travel Trends to Look Out for in 2019

Hottest wellness travel trends for 2019

With 2019 in full swing, wellness holiday specialists Health and Fitness Travel forecast the next big trends that will guide the wellness travel world this new year.

Words Heath and Fitness Travel 

2019 Wellness Travel Getaways

Native Immersion Getaways

Designed for exploration and discovery, allowing your mind to clear and relax nature immersion getaways influence you to find ways to combat issues such as anxiety, stress and depression. For travellers looking to reset, these outdoor getaway locations result in both a reduction in cortisol levels (the hormone responsible for stress) and depression.

Top Destinations; Ananda Active, Arkarba Walk & The Body Camp

Preventative Wellness

Bad habits (as well as physical inactivity and air pollution) are the main risk factors for the top 4 major killers in the west: cardiovascular disease, cancer, chronic respiratory disease and diabetes. Preventative wellness retreats target these risk factors by removing individuals from stimulus-inducing environments and provide them with the tools and skills needed to avoid them.

Top Destinations; SHA Wellness Clinic Anti-tobacco, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz Preventative Health & Kurotel Healthy Longevity

Active Lifestyle Retreats

An active lifestyle is about making small and sustainable changes to up your daily movement levels, thus reducing your risk of physical inactivity induced diseases. Whilst we’re all aware that we should be a little less sedentary, making lasting changes or even understanding how to change can be difficult. Active lifestyle retreats like these host a series of transformative wellness experiences to introduce activities which we may not have had the confidence to try alone, and provide us with a handy toolbox to change our lifestyle for the better.

Top Destinations; Chiva Som Fit for Life, BodyHoliday BodyScience & Thanyapura Learn to Swim

Divorce Retreats

Hottest Wellness travel trends for 2019

Closing the door on a relationship or marriage is easier said than done. The stress and anxiety caused by major life changes like divorce, lead many individuals on a solo wellness trip to tap into the transformative power of travel. Retreats are responding to this growing trend with an array of emotional healing therapies, stress management and life coaching services.

Top Destinations; Amanpuri Awareness, SHA Wellness Clinic Life Reset & Marbella Club Amanda Hamilton Well-being Retreat


Hottest Wellness Travel Trends for 2019

Travellers can experience Painmoons – transforming the way we look at trips away from home and allow individuals going through difficult periods in their lives, to treat their issues in an environment that is comforting. Whether it’s the passing of a loved one, a bad break up or a period of depression, painmoons allow you to get the specialist treatment and time away you need to restore happiness and normality.

Top Destinations; Borgo Egnazia (Tarant Retreat), Kamalaya Embracing Change & Ananda Dhyana Self-realisation

Tough & Transformative Wellness

A two-in-one wellness experience! This wellness travel trend blends spa and relaxation with outdoor activities and adventure. Travellers can embraces the endorphins you get from activities such as mountain trekking, kayaking and abseiling, utilising it as a tool for transformative self-improvement. If you’ve got a severe case of laziness or absent motivation, these exhilarating wellness experiences offer luxury with a twist.

Top Destinations; COMO Shambhala Estate Fitness, Ocean Soul Surf & Yoga Retreat & Aro Ha Adventure

Wellness Mumcations

A wellness travel retreat for mum’s to relax and recharge. According to Child Psychologist Dr Nava Silton, taking a break from domestic and family responsibilities can be beneficial for both you and the children. For mums, a short wellness break can allow time to  deal with any underlying stresses or anxieties for a happier and healthier self. Whether it’s a mother’s trip away or a solo adventure, these getaways allow you to rediscover the ‘real you’.

Top Destinations; Marbella Club De-stress & Unwind, The Retreat Costa Rica Reset & Rejuvenate & Paradis Plage Spa & Yoga

Menopause Retreats

Hottest Wellness Travel Trends for 2019

Whether you’re experiencing mood swings, hot flushes, emotional outbursts, weight gain (or all the above), wellness experts will provide you with relaxation and relief, teaching you important coping mechanisms for when you return home – retreats that acknowledge the unpleasantness surrounding ‘the change’.

Top Destinations; SHA Wellness Clinic Healthy Menopause, The Body Retreat Stress Re-set & BodyHoliday Healthy Ageing

The New Middle-aged Man

The modern man is investing in their health now more than ever. So, there is now a number of male-specific programmes offering anything from anti-ageing to golf and spa.

Top Destinations; Palacio Estoril Anti-ageing Men, Six Senses Kaplankaya Trim & Fit & Euphoria Revitalise

Fertility Trips

Hottest Wellness Travel Trends for 2019

If you and your partner are beginning the process or have already started trying for a baby, a healthy fertility trip could be just what’s needed to help you conceive. Being mentally strong and healthy will place you in good stead for conception. Start strong and healthy, totally relaxing at these fertility wellness trips that will help you to naturally increase your fertility by refining nutrition, promoting gentle exercise, improving sleep, reducing stress and achieving your optimum weight.

Top Destinations; Zighy Bay Sense of De-stress, Svarga Loka Connect & The BARAI Spa Vital Body Cleanse

Sugar Detox

Sugar Detox

There are severe risks of having too much sugar in our diets – Sugar detoxes are now offered at many high-end spa and wellness resorts not only help to curb cravings, but also give you the savvy to spot hidden sugars in the foods we buy day-to-day. These retreats are designed to deliver clearer skin, increased energy and a more efficient digestive system.

Top Destinations; Kamalaya Comprehensive Detox Rejuvenation, Lefay Detox & Ananda Detox

Sleep Performance

Stress and worry can lead to long-standing sleep problems. Poor quality sleep can have strange effects on performance, increasing reaction times, injury rates and judgement errors, and decreasing accuracy and speed. Hit the snooze button on slow mornings and lousy performance at these highly specialised wellness retreats around the world. These wellness trips are lining up to counter the effects of sleep problems and ensure a heather lifestyle by combining a range of holistic treatments and expert sleep tips that are guaranteed to help you reach your optimum well-being and skill.

Top Destinations; Grand Resort Bad Ragaz Sleep, Six Senses Douro Valley Yogic Sleep & Shanti Maurice Shanti Sleep


Longing for silence and tranquility? Practiced by Buddhists and monks for centuries, periods of silence help to establish long-term improvements in both mental clarity and mindfulness, allowing you to rid yourself of dark thoughts and negativity. Silent retreats not only allow you to experience such effects but provide a nomadic opportunity to start your journey to a calmer, peaceful you.

Top Destination; Shreyas Silent Retreat

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