Holidays where you’ll come home fitter.

It’s never to late to learn something new, and even better if you can do it whilst on holiday. From meditation to diving, these are our top 5 picks of where to have an Asian break, keep fit and learn something new:

Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand, the ultimate place to swim, do yoga and pilates and have a break.

Learn to Swim in Thailand: Thanyapura

Australia is surrounded by water but if like many of us, you never learnt how to swim with proper form then now’s the time to escape on a swimming holiday to Thailand’s idyllic Phuket Island.

The sports resort of Thanyapura boasts some of the world’s top coaches and private swim coaching sessions will recondition your swimming technique for increased streamline elegance and help to build your fitness.

An 8 week performance program sets you targets that you can dedicate yourself to working towards even after you arrive back home.
Learn to Dive in Bali: Siddhartha Ocean Front Resort & Spa
A diving holiday spent learning to scuba dive in Bali promises to be one you will never forget and offering some of the world’s most diverse marine life.

At the Siddhartha Ocean Front Resort & Spa you will find a boutique hotel of the highest luxury and a blissful base to return to after an exhilarating dive as you relax beneath the palm trees.

With 10 dives at Bali’s top dive sites, as well as easy access to a convenient house reef, you will become spellbound with the world you discover beneath the ocean’s surface.

Diving provides fitness and adventure.

Learn Yoga or Pilates in Thailand:  Absolute Sanctuary
Absolute Sanctuary provides a serene setting in which to get in touch with your body and learn the art of yoga or Pilates on a healthy break away, nestled within the Moroccan architecture under the tropical Thai sun.

Improve your flexibility whilst simultaneously building core strength, to enjoy a body that feels strong and healthy. With plenty of daily classes and soothing spa treatments to compliment your practise you will find that the combination of location and learning will soon see any stress and tensions slip away.
Learn to Meditate in India: SwaSwara
This tranquil haven immerses you in the lifestyle and wisdom of Indian spiritual tradition by bringing together meditation, yoga and gourmet vegetarian cuisine which will cleanse the body, as you cleanse your mind.

Embark on a journey of self-discovery as you learn the stages of meditation during SwaSwara Rejuvenation. Away from the distractions of everyday life, you will discover how to enhance your spiritual well-being. Learn meditation and return home with not only a new experience, but a new-found inspiration and inner-peace that you can tap in to at any time.
Learn How to Cook in Vietnam: Vietnam Discover Recover
Set your taste buds tingling as you learn to cook Vietnamese cuisine with the Saigon Culinary Adventure tour and discover a life-changing learning experience that you can continue to explore at home.

Learn the secrets of this eastern cuisine from local chefs during your journey across this awe-inspiring country and add a variety of regional recipes to your culinary repertoire.

We invite you to tailor-make your trip from a selection of excursions and tours to ‘Discover’ the diversity of Vietnam’s luscious landscapes and captivating culture, before you ‘Recover’ in the lap of Vietnamese luxury on a wellness holiday.

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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 ( 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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