The Perfect Wellbeing Holiday - Jiva Healing

Combining cleansing, fasting, conscious nutrition and yoga, Jiva Healing puts you on the path to wellness.

Designed to help eradicate toxins, purify your mind and body and educate you in maintaining a healthy balance of food, fitness and self-caring within your daily life, Jiva Healing Retreats enable you to optimise your wellbeing inside and out.

Retreats are hosted around the world, including India, Turkey and across Europe, with three variations of programs: a juice fasting detox, a vegan healthy eating detox and a fitness and healthy eating program. Each program includes daily yoga, nutritional advice and education and a menu carefully prepared to suit your body type and needs. While Jiva Healing will help you achieve results, they do so in a nuturing and gentle way, allowing you to relax and enjoy the cleansing process and your transition to a healthier you.

If you’re looking for something a little closer to home, Jiva Healing offer retreats at various locations across the U.K with one of the most popular being their 3 day cooking, detox and yoga retreat at Littleton Mill in Wiltshire.

3 Day Creative Cooking, Detox & Yoga Retreat - Littleton Wiltshire

Wiltshire is a beautiful reminder of the not-to-be-missed sights in England. With lush verdant landscapes, prehistoric majesties, and astonishing avenues and ancient barrows, Wiltshire is a place that tantalises the imagination. Feel inspired as you stay in this 17th-century Wiltshire water mill set in ten acres of woodland and meadow on Semington Brook. Littleton Mill is the perfect venue for a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga retreat. The Mill is run entirely on renewable energy. It is just a few minutes away from the Kennet and Avon canal, a great place for walking, cycling or boating.

Join Jiva Healing on this 3-day Creative Cooking & Yoga Retreat where you will have the opportunity to take part in cooking classes which will help you and teach you on how to become more creative in the kitchen. You will learn how to make meals that are healthy, satisfying and fun. You will learn about macro-nutrient balance, times of the day for optimal digestion and assimilation, and also gain knowledge on how stress affects digestion and why it's important to relax while eating. You will also learn about common allergens in food and how to easily avoid them as well as effective ways of balancing blood sugar. All recipes will be vegetarian and dairy and gluten-free.

More and more research is showing the important role that stress-reduction plays with illness on many levels. This weekend retreat will teach you the importance of slowing down and relaxing, and what that can mean for digestion, assimilation, energy levels and your overall health and wellbeing. Daily yoga classes will also be part of the program and a team of professional massage therapists are on hand to give a variety of treatments, including Foot Reflexology, Deep Tissue Massage, Thai Massage and Organic Facials at an additional cost. The retreat cost includes your accommodation at Littleton Mill, all classes, and all your delicious meals and beverages. Get ready to learn just how easy and delicious healthy eating can be with the supportive team at Jiva Healing.

Prices start at £375 for a 3 day Retreat at Littleton Mill. For more information or to book a Jiva Healing Retreat please visit www.yovada.com

The 10 Most Affordable Hotels in The Caribbean

The Caribbean Islands have long since been the destination of choice for those in search of some winter sun during the cooler months, however known for accommodating the starriest of celebrities many of the Islands more familiar resorts also come with a hefty price tag. Thankfully Sandra Ramani of Jetsetter.com shows there are still a few affordable Caribbean hotels where you can enjoy a relaxing getaway without breaking the bank (even during peak winter season). Here the online travel magazine brings you 10 properties at prices that aim to please.

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1. Holland House Beach Hotel, St. Maarten

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This stylish beachfront hotel is ideally located with the best of St. Maarten within easy walking distance. Drop your stuff of in one of the 54 rooms—each with private balcony, hardwood floors, and tropical-chic décor—then head straight to the water (the hotel offers private loungers and beach service), or stroll St. Maarten's main shopping street Voorstraat, just outside the lobby doors. For dinner, the on-site Ocean Lounge Bar & Restaurant serves a tasty mix of Caribbean and European flavors, as good as any island restaurant.

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2. Hampshire Hotel - Queen’s Garden Resort, Saba

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Part of the Dutch Lesser Antilles chain, the tiny island of Saba is a favorite with nature lovers. Hike the rainforest and 2,877-foot peak Mount Scenery volcano, and go scuba diving in the Saba Marine Park (home to dolphins, turtles, and rich coral beds)—it's all easily accessible from the 12-room Hampshire House. The charming property has a pool, restaurant, and bar/lounge, along with-a friendly, knowledgable staff who will give you the ins and outs of the island. Caveat: Saba doesn't have beaches, instead, you'll find plenty of green to explore.

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3. Jake’s, Jamaica

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Set on Treasure Beach, about a two hour drive from Montego Bay, Jake’s is a family-run hideaway with vintage Jamaican style and a creative, hippie-chic vibe. Designed by artist/poet/set decorator Sally Henzell (whose late husband directed the iconic film “The Harder They Come”), the resort includes rooms, cottages, and villas with refrigerators and iPod docking stations, and private balconies or patios. There's a standout restaurant on site and the buzzy Dougie’s Bar (don’t miss the cold rum punch), along with a top-notch wellness program at the Driftwood Spa. Farm tours, waterfall hikes, and restaurants are just a short drive away, while the hotel’s deep ties to the creative community mean you’ll likely find a movie screening, DJ set, or literary festival happening during your stay. 

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It won’t take long to feel like a local at this 10-room Barbados spot, close to Miami Beach and the South Point Lighthouse. The intimate, individually-decorated rooms (each with fridge, free WiFi and cable, and pillow-top bed) keep things cozy, while excellent on-site dining and spa services round out the perks. Major kudos goes to the staff, who go above and beyond with their on-point service and easy smiles; they’ll even cart a sun lounger and umbrella to the beach to ensure you’re properly settled in the sun.

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5. Frenchman’s Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort, St. Thomas

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From its perch overlooking downtown's Charlotte Amalie Harbor, this popular resort is just a short boat ride away from the island’s top attractions—though there’s plenty to keep you entertained on property, too. Among the highlights: six on-site restaurants, the Lazule Sea Spa, photo-worthy infinity pools, and activities like sea turtle-spotting, nighttime kayaking, and stand-up paddle boarding. Best of all—the USVI location means no passport is required.

Top 5 Romantic Babymoon Destinations

5 Romantic Babymoon Destinations

Choosing your babymoon destination can be tricky, especially when you’re trying to find somewhere that has it all; relaxation, beaches and stunning landscape. The experts over at Baltic Travel Company have picked 5 perfect baby-moon destinations we think you will love.

Santorini, Greece

Santorini is loved by many holiday-makers for its breathtaking views, stunning beaches and fabulous local cuisine. Located a short trip from the equally beautiful Mykonos, the Island is a haven for those looking to get away from it all and enjoy a relaxing and calming break.

Iceland

Iceland is a perfect baby-moon destination for those looking to enjoy a little pamper and get to know the local area. Head to the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa for a day of sublime relaxation, or get to know the rugged Icelandic landscape by taking a trip along the coast in a rented car.

Sicily, Italy

One of the most beautiful and quaint destinations in Italy, Sicily is perfect for those seeking some fantastic cuisine and relaxation. With its stunning beaches and crystal clear waters only a stone’s throw away from the local town where you will find authentic Italian cuisine and friendly locals- it makes for the perfect location. 

Fiji

The tropical paradise that is Fiji is brimming with white sandy beaches, palm trees, and the friendliest people you will ever meet. Take an island hopping trip and discover the paradise Islands that you have always dreamt of visiting, relax under a cabana with a mocktail or try a bit of snorkeling and take a glance at the fantastic array of marine life. 

Paris

The city of love. If you don’t fancy travelling too far yet still want to enjoy a romantic break, why not head to Paris for a fantastic city baby-moon. Take it easy and relax in a Parisian café whilst watching the world go by, dine in world-class restaurants or book into a relaxing Spa and let yourself be pampered.  

 

For More Information about any these destinations please visit https://www.baltictravelcompany.com/