Where to go in the world to give up your vices for 2015 ( if money is no object).

Want to give up smoking? Lose weight? or get healthy? Where you can go to give up those vices:


If you truly want to embrace change, escape the ho-hum of everyday life and kick those bad habits so you can start the New Year with a new direction in your life:

Where to Lose Weight – Austria: Grand Park Weight Loss

Begin your New Year’s resolution to get trim by escaping on this luxury Austrian weight loss holiday. With stunning views of surrounding mountains and beautiful gardens, this healthy holiday provides a peaceful environment in which you can reach your weight loss goals.

With the help of a nutritionist and your personalised weight loss plan, comprised of a basic diet and daily fitness classes including yoga and Tai Chi, you will be whipped back into shape in no time. Pamper yourself after your hard work shaping-up with luxury spa treatments.

Where to Stop Smoking – Spain: SHA Anti-Tobacco
A favourite amongst celebrities, kick the bad habit in the New Year with this wellness holiday comprising of heart and lung checks, medical examinations, a prescribed SHA diet, therapeutic treatments, yoga & meditation, and consultations with a psychologist or hypnotherapist to quit smoking for good.

Enjoy your surroundings by taking a relaxing walk on the beautiful beach and unwinding in the award-winning spa for an indulgent Roman bath. The personalised post-treatment health plan you will be provided with will ensure you quit smoking for good.

Where to Enhance Sleep & Beat Insomnia – Thailand: Kamalaya Sleep Enhancement
Sleeping well is an integral part of a healthy mind and body, so improve and regulate your sleeping patterns with a sleep enhancement consultation, therapy, spa treatments and acupuncture to tackle life’s stresses.

An ideal spa holiday escape, unwind with a royal Ayurvedic massage, Asian hand and foot massages, personal meditation and Pranayama. Enhance relaxation and sleep easy with complimentary access to the steam caverns and group fitness classes including yoga and aqua aerobics. Address the issues which are causing your insomnia and sleep easy when you return home.

Where to Detox – Italy: Adler Thermae Detox
Escape to the Tuscan hills for a detox holiday this New Year and embrace the opportunity to cleanse and change your body on this well-being escape which aims to combat fatigue and increase your energy.

With a medical consultation on arrival, a nutrition plan with set meal times and detoxifying treatments, you will return home feeling rejuvenated and revived ready for the New Year.

Enhance your detox amongst beautiful surroundings by enjoying complimentary Nordic walking and yoga classes and unwind in the retreat’s luxury thermal spa as you enjoy a personalised herbal tea.

Where to go for Mindfulness – India: Shreyas Silent Retreat
Embark on a spiritual journey of self-discovery and learn how to fully unwind on this meditation break in India. Spend your days in tranquillity and escape the stresses of everyday life as you learn mindfulness and awareness on this wellness break.

With private Pranayama sessions, candle meditation, yoga classes, deep relaxation sessions and authentic spa treatments, this meditation retreat is perfect for those seeking a regenerating wellness break. Get involved in group classes and unwind in the evening with daily film screenings. Return home ready to tackle the New Year head on with a new healthy mindfulness.

Where to go to look younger – Switzerland: La Réserve Genève Better Ageing
Age gracefully and healthily in the New Year by escaping on this luxury anti-ageing holiday in Geneva. Located on the stunning shores of Lake Geneva, amidst ten acres of beautiful parkland, enhance your well-being with anti-ageing treatments based on the latest scientific advances at this luxury retreat.

With biological and genetic testing, excellent nutrition, better ageing massages and balneotherapy, leave this wellness retreat feeling revived and youthful.

As you take part in complimentary access to fitness classes and enjoy daily personal training sessions to boost your health and fitness, Medical doctors conduct physical health evaluations and diet check-ups to enhance your well-being and achieve better ageing.

Fore more great healthy holidays ideas, check out: health and fitness travel

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Renae Leith-Manos

Editor and Founder of Bondi Beauty

Renae Leith-Manos loves fitness, new beauty products, long chats and long flights. She is at her best when traveling the world writing about luxury hotels and Michelin Star restaurants (www.renaesworld.com.au). She has had a colourful media career as a journalist inmagazines and newspapers, in Australia and Asia. She spends her time writing, cooking, consulting to new businesses, running and working out.

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