Detox, weight loss and wellness retreat

Costa Blanca, Albir, Spain

8 days from
per person

Holiday Itinerary

Do you feel that your body is crying out for a chance to detox? If you tend to feel tired, occasionally grumpy or even experience an afternoon slump, it could be time to take some time out to focus on your body and mind. A short detox can help to relieve these symptoms and restore your energy levels.

Nutritionists at this wonderful wellbeing retreat in Spain have designed a detox programme with both juices and meals that will cleanse and rebalance your body, making sure you are still getting the essential nutrients required for good health.

You have the option to juice or to eat during your stay, rather than adopting a strict juice plan or starvation diet where you are always feeling hungry. This programme has been created to support your body in the cleansing process and to help you move towards your ideal weight, if that is your goal.

Highly trained friendly staff will be on hand to guide you through the week, drawing on years of experience to provide you with nutritional advice as well as energising, informative and relaxing activities to ensure you make the most of your time there. As well as yoga, you will also be able to join activities such as beach walks, exercise classes and meditation workshops for no extra cost.

Accommodation is set in traditional Spanish style shared or private apartments with all the comforts of home. With gardens, terraces and swimming pools, one of which is a heated magnesium pool, where you can relax and soak up the peaceful atmosphere.

Who is this detox holiday suitable for?
- This is open to everyone from the age of 18 with no upper age limit
- PLEASE NOTE: it is recommended that you reduce your caffeine, alcohol and sugar intake a few days before arrival and make sure that you drink 3 litres of water a day the week before to ensure you are fully hydrated when you arrive
- Note: classes and workshops are taught in English

Are there any side effects to detox?
- Common side effects tend to start within 12-24 hours and include headaches, tiredness, grumpiness, and occasional mild nausea
- Some guests experience no or low side effects, and some guests can feel very strong headaches or other symptoms, including changes to bowel movements
- By 72 hours, almost all guests report increased energy and that their symptoms have gone
- It is important to drink lots of water during the first 72 hours and take the opportunity to rest the body
- There are also mentors on hand if you need any help or advice, they have lots of tips to help!

Is this holiday suitable for solo travellers?
- This retreat is perfect for solo travellers as it is the perfect opportunity to meet like-minded people
- Most of the guests are female (although men are more than welcome) and the majority travel solo
- You will meet people during your activities, group meals and there is also the chance to share a room with another solo traveller (of the same sex)
- Or you can book your own private room for an additional supplement (subject to availability)

When can I arrive?
- The beauty of this holiday is you can arrive whenever you like AND stay for as long as you like
- The retreat is open throughout the year and you can arrive any day of the week
- The retreat is for 7 nights / 8 days but you can stay for a longer or shorter duration, please email us and we’ll check availability for you as quickly as possible

A typical day
Please note that this retreat runs activities every day throughout the year so each day will provide you with new and interesting activities to take part in
- The food and juices on the detox plan work together with the organised activities, in particular rebounding, walking and yoga, to unclog your body systems and improve your health
- There are typically 2 yoga sessions per day so you can join the next class from the moment you arrive
- Other activities include walking, meditation, rebounding and cookery demonstrations
- The retreat also has two swimming pools for you to enjoy and is just a 15 minute stroll from the beach if you fancy a dip in the sea
- The menu and activity programme has been designed to give you full flexibility and nutritionists will be on hand with advice if you need it
- Sleep is also important to allow your body the chance to relax

What your day might look like:
- Start your day around 7am with meditation
- Go for a morning walk at 8am along the beach
- Reward your morning activity with a delicious breakfast
- At 10:30am you will have your first yoga class
- Just before lunch take part in rebounding or aqua aerobics
- Lunch is served at 1pm
- Following lunch there will be time to take a siesta
- After your nap, join a workshop such as a cooking demonstration
- There will be another yoga or exercise session before dinner
- Dinner is served around 6:30pm and followed by an evening walk or free time

Are juices and meals included?
- This is a fully inclusive yoga retreat where all meals and drinks are included
- A juicing programme, as well as healthy meals, is offered and can often provide excellent results
- It is recommended that you juice for 3 days at the start of the retreat but this is not a rule and you are free to choose when you juice and when you eat
- All juices and meals are prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients without using any meat, dairy, sugars or processed food
- NOTE: all meals are sugar free, dairy free, alcohol free, bread free, caffeine free and meat free (preparation information will be given when you book)
- All food is prepared and cooked daily on site by talented chefs
- Breakfast is served buffet style
- Lunch is also served buffet style so you can sample each of the six dishes on offer
- Delicious group dinners are served each evening around big tables for a fun and social atmosphere with the occasional sweet treat!
- Water, juices and herbal teas are offered throughout the week
- If you have dietary requests, these must be communicated to us at the time of booking

Where will I be staying?
- This retreat is located in the small seaside town of Albir, just north of Alicante
- The town is relatively quiet with a laid back atmosphere - perfect for relaxation
- The retreat is in traditional Spanish style accommodation set in peaceful surroundings with plenty of places to relax in like mature gardens and two swimming pools, one of which is a heated magnesium pool
- There is an indoor activity studio as well as an outdoor yoga terrace with breathtaking views of the mountains
- You will also find indoor communal areas including a library with book exchange and TV with DVD player
- There are 10 apartments in a secluded courtyard next to one of the pools and a further 6 apartments next to the other pool
- Each apartment has a seating area with TV, sofa and arm chairs including a basic kitchen area with a fridge and tea making facilities
- There is also a hair dryer, iron and ironing board in each apartment
- Accommodation is included for 7 nights / 8 days in a twin/double room and prices are based on 2 sharing a room
- Solo travellers who do not wish to pay a single supplement can share a room with another solo traveller of the same sex (subject to availability)
- If you prefer, you can reserve a private room for a single supplement
- Check in any time after 2pm on day 1 and check out by 11am on day 8
- WiFi is available at the retreat and in the accommodation

How do I get there?
- Airport transfers are included in the cost of the holiday between Alicante Airport and the retreat via a shuttle bus service which takes around 90 minutes
- This is ONLY for flights arriving from Alicante airport between 9am and 8pm
- Please note the retreat cannot accept arrivals after 10pm
- You are free to take the transfer at anytime on your departure but you will be required to check out by 11am on your last day

What else is there to do in my free time?
- Take advantage of the two swimming pools, read a book, explore the town or visit the nearby beach
- Treatments are available to book for an additional cost and can be arranged on arrival at the retreat
- Choose from a wide variety of massages, body scrubs, Reiki, life coaching as well as various cosmetic treatments like facials and manicures