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The Body Holiday
This well-known spa resort promises a vacation for both the mind and body. Customize your fitness vacation with hundreds of options, including yoga, golf, windsurfing, diving, volleyball, archery, sailing, biking, kayaking, and dancing.
Cost: from $368 per person, per night, includes all meals and daily activities and treatments; thebodyholiday.com
Adventure Yoga Sustainability Retreat at Jungle Bay
Combine adventure with the calmness of yoga and learn about leading a sustainable lifestyle at one of the world’s best eco-resorts. After classes, hike to a boiling lake, kayak along the coast, dance to local music, and learn about renewable energy and organic farming.
Cost: $2,375 for seven days, including accommodations, all meals, yoga classes, a spa treatment, and airport transfers; ayretreats.com
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Kamalaya Koh Samui Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa
Why You’ll Love It: for the exotic seaside location and fabulously sumptuous accommodations
Where You’ll Salute the Sun: in an open-air platform overlooking the ocean
Post-Yoga Diversions: The award-winning spa offers a menu of therapies and treatments, and tai chi on the beach.
When To Go: anytime; book a three-, five-, or seven-night stay.
Cost: $1,580 and up, includes three nights accommodations, airport transfer, daily yoga, and three meals/day; kamalaya.com
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Suncokret Body and Soul Retreat, Hvar Island
An American yoga instructor and her native husband own this island retreat, which specializes in yoga and other holistic health practices, off the coast of Croatia.
Cost: starts at $775, includes seven nights accommodations, two meals a day, and twice daily yoga; suncokretdream.net
Yoga Plus, Agios Pavlos
If you really want to get away, this gorgeous piece of beach on the southern coast of Crete could be your nirvana. The retreat, popular with Europeans, focuses on Ashtanga yoga.
Cost: from $1,160 per person (double occupancy), includes two weeks accommodations, all meals, and daily yoga classes; yogaplus.co.uk
SpaFari is a fitness vacation with locations all over the world. After morning yoga, visitors can expect to hike as much as 15 miles a day, along with snorkeling, massage, sailing, biking, and horseback riding. Bali retreats are scheduled in March, April, and September.
Cost: $6,975 (double occupancy), includes 12 nights accommodations and all meals; spafari.com
Life Wellness Resort
Quy Nhon, Vietnam
If you dream of a romantic hideaway, this could be your spot. Yoga is a part of the resort’s wellness philosophy.
Cost: starts at $320 (double occupancy), includes two nights accommodations, airport transfer, and 20% discount on all spa treatments; life-resorts.com
(Published March 2010)