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If the NHS could prescribe holidays this is where they’d send people

We asked Liz Owen one of our Healthy Options regulars why she loves our holidays so much and she was happy to share with us her feedback and a few snaps from her recent holiday. Liz has visited us six times over the last few years, and she talks about how it has improved her physical and mental health as well as offering her the chance to try new things in a supportive and relaxed environment. Liz just picks a week that fits in with her work schedule and heads out to Greece as a solo traveller confident that she will meet up with other like-minded people during her stay.

By the way, we are proud to announce that we have been nominated for a British Travel Award, if you like Liz, love our holidays, then please do vote for us, (the voting process will only take a minute and you could win a prize too!).

Why did you choose a Healthy Options Holiday?

“ I’d been searching for somewhere to go that would have a variety of activities and yet wasn’t a retreat where I’d be forced to drink juices and stick to a regimented timetable - after all, I wanted a holiday and not a boot camp! Healthy Options popped up in a Google Search and appeared to match what I was looking for, and the rest is history…"

What is your favourite thing about our holidays?

“I simply can’t pick one favourite thing about Healthy Options. The variety of activities on offer is amazing with first-class teaching and there’s absolutely no pressure to do anything. One day I might do a cycle around the beautiful olive groves followed by a spot of paddle-boarding and Pilates and the next I might be out learning to windsurf followed up with some Yin Yoga to stretch out and Yoga Nidra to relax. Coupled with this are the great social events where you can meet other guests, some of whom have become great friends. You never have to worry about being on your own, unless you want to be, which was really important for me as a single traveller.”

Would you come back again?

“Absolutely! It’s been hugely beneficial for both my physical and, more importantly, my mental health. Over the last few years, I’ve tried so many new things that I’d never have done unless I’d come here and I’ve improved my technique in others. The surroundings and atmosphere are so relaxed and it’s impossible not to unwind and go home feeling rejuvenated. I often say to friends that if the NHS could prescribe holidays this is where they’d send people. I’ve now been six times and I can’t see a time when a Healthy Options holiday doesn’t feature in my life.”

Thank you for the fantastic feedback, Liz, and we look forward to seeing you out in Greece again soon.

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