5 health resorts to get you on the path to wellness

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Spain: Whether you're looking to lose weight, detoxify, get fit, quit smoking, learn how to deal with stress or manage menopause, there is a programme for you at SHA Wellness Clinic about 60km from Alicante. Most programmes run for a minimum seven days and include the nutritional, medical, emotional and fitness support needed to put you back on the right path; www.shawellnessclinic.com.

Thailand: One of the heavyweights in the wellness tourism industry, Kamalaya Koh Samui offers a long list of wellness packages for a range of issues, including stress and burnout, emotional balance, detox, sleep, weight loss and fitness. The packages include meals, fitness programmes and treatments, accommodation, airport transfers, wellness consultations and more; www.kamalaya.com.

Oman: Get back to nature on the Musandam Peninsula at Six Senses Zighy Bay. This resort is not a dedicated wellness retreat, but it does offer a lot of healthy options including a yoga detox programme, consultations with the resident naturopath and a number of fun physical activities, such as hiking, mountain biking and rock climbing; www.sixsenses.com.

South Africa: Combine a wildlife safari holiday with a detox or weight management retreat at Karkloof Safari Spa, 30 minutes from Pietermaritzburg. Both packages include special meal plans and personalised fitness programmes; www.karkloofsafarispa.com.

India: Head to the birthplace of Ayurveda and balance your doshas at Ananda in the Himalayas in northern India. The luxury mountain retreat offers packages for stress management, detoxification and weight management, all based on ancient Ayurveda treatment principles; www.anandaspa.com.