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Five gluten-free breaks

Posted in HEALTH + WELLBEING By Maggie O' Sullivan

One of the joys of travel is the chance to tuck into new cuisines. But if you're a diagnosed coeliac or have cut out gluten as a lifestyle choice, it's not that simple. Our friends at Health and Fitness Travel have the answer: five healthy foodie holidays that are entirely gluten-free.

The Farm at San Benito, Philippines

Basing its philosophy on Hippocrates’ ideology, ‘Let food be thy medicine and let medicine be thy food’, The Farm (pictured above) specialises in raw and vegan cuisine. It’s all about the whole body here so you can enjoy a five-course gluten-free gourmet lunch at the multi-award-winning vegan restaurant, ALIVE! before heading to the resort’s luxury spa. There are healthy raw food demonstrations and easy coeliac-friendly recipes to take away to help you continue the good work at home. Seven nights from £2,685 per person, or £3,360 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.Red Mountain Resort, US

This healthy retreat is set in Utah’s Red Mountains and caters to all dietary requirements. Discover how healthy eating can improve your wellbeing with ‘Eat well, Feel well’ cooking demonstrations and healthy living classes, before launching into high-energy exercise workshops, plus daily morning hikes and bike rides through the mountains, as well as a wealth of group classes. Three nights from £850 per person, or from £900 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes and group classes, return flights and transfers.

Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand

It’s not just coeliacs who are catered for here: Absolute Sanctuary offers vegan, vegetarian, raw, and wheat-free dishes, as well as gluten-free, with every item on the menu meticulously coded. And to nourish the rest of you there are unlimited yoga classes, group meditation sessions and rejuvenating daily spa treatments. Seven nights from £1,820 per person, or £2,135 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.Sianji Well-Being Resort, Turkey

Sianji is a detoxifying retreat (‘In raw we trust’) in Bodrum. With expert consultations from a professional dietician and detox specialist, guests can discover exactly which nutrition regimen suits them best. Specialist programmes include an alkaline diet, raw and master detox with plenty of activities, ranging from water sports and fitness classes to spa therapies and yoga. Seven nights from £905 per person, or £935 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.

Kamalaya, Thailand

At Kamalaya, on the south coast of Koh Samui, you can combine a gluten-free diet with wellness activities. A choice of tailor-made programmes focuses on everything from fitness, stress relief and sleep enhancement, to weight management and detox while healing spa treatments integrate holistic medicine from both the East and the West. Seven nights from £2,435 per person, or £2,690 for single occupancy. Price includes full board, a choice of programmes, return flights and transfers.

BY MAGGIE O'SULLIVAN

 

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