Many holidays are filled with fun and frolics, but it’s nice sometimes to just get away from it all and enjoy a delightful healthy break.

Relaxation is important for our general health and wellbeing, giving us the opportunity to recharge our batteries away from the stresses of everyday life.

Read on for our top five recommendations for healthy holiday destinations.

Sayulita, Mexico

Haramara Retreat is a luxurious yoga retreat located on 12 seaside acres of wild vegetation just outside Sayulita.

There is no electricity anywhere besides the restaurant and the yoga studio, meaning this truly is a get away from it all experience.

It is geared towards people in need of detoxification and relaxation, with yoga and meditation classes, an open-air spa, unpaved walking trails and limited mobile phone service.

Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Head to Lanzarote in February to enjoy a relaxing retreat with ‘breath guru’ Alan Dolan.

You’ll discover the art of ‘conscious breathing’, helping you unlock the full potential of your lungs to reduce the effects of stress and anxiety.

Utilise the Genting casino review before you book to boost your budget and get the most out of your 5-star accommodation which is arranged around a sheltered private pool.

You can soak in the hot tub after your breath sessions and enjoy the stunning sunsets around Lanzarote.

Crete, Greece

Wildfitness is a philosophy, a community that challenges the normality of modern lifestyle.

You will learn the principles of movement, playfulness and reconnection with nature, which will reprogram bad habits, postures and movement patterns.

The trip combines climbing, running and jumping sessions with interesting food workshops – showing you where it’s grown, how it should be cooked and the impact it has on our bodies.

Himalayas, India

Head to an Ayurveda retreat during India’s magical monsoon season – it’s the perfect time to enjoy cleansing ‘Panchkarma’ therapies.

The cooler climate and moist air helps to loosen the skin and improves digestion and blood circulation.

The 100-acre destination spa perched above the Ganges river valley offers private yoga and meditation sessions, engaging talks on Vedic philosophy and meals designed specifically for your body shape.

Big Sur, California

Big Sur is one of the most healing places in the world, and the Post Ranch Inn is one of the best destinations in the region.

With organic architecture and eco-sensitive rooms with ocean or mountain views, this is an absolutely stunning destination.

Free activities include yoga and stargazing, and the acclaimed spa has shamanistic services including illumination, soul retrieval and fire and drum ceremonies.