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New yoga and pilates holiday to Marrakech

16th December 2013 Print

Yoga and Pilates holiday specialist Healthy Options has unveiled a new break to Morocco for spring 2014. Created for those looking for more from a holiday than simply a sun tan, the seven-night Marrakech itinerary offers a flexible range of activities and cultural experiences, enabling clients to create a tailor-made trip that best suits their personal requirements.

Available for six consecutive weeks from 22 February (departing on a Saturday), the holidays are suitable for singles, couples and groups, the young and the young at heart. Healthy Options’ three highly experienced, professional yoga and Pilates teachers will be on hand throughout, plus one local teacher - offering expert tuition and advice in small group classes aimed at both the beginner and intermediate - whilst active travellers can test their fitness on a series of organised walks, runs and circuits.

It’s not all about exercise, though. Guests are encouraged to dip in and out of the classes as they wish, and can decide on a day-by-day basis how active or relaxed they want their experience to be. Take time out for meditation, relax in the hotel’s roof garden terrace - with delightful views towards the Koutoubia Minaret and the Atlas Mountains - or explore Marrakech and its many cultural sites, picking up souvenirs in the city’s traditional souks or modern shopping areas. Healthy Options has also arranged a number of guided trips for clients wishing to see as much as possible of the city and its surrounding area, including a visit to the Artisanal centre and to the breathtaking Ourika Valley.

The holiday is based at one of the most beautiful riads in the Medina, Dar Justo - a haven of tranquillity, yet just a short walk away from to the vibrant buzz of the old city. Owned by the renowned artist, Justo Almendros, the 15th century property has just 22 rooms and offers a boutique hotel experience, successfully blending tradition and modernity whilst using sustainable resources wherever possible, including solar energy for water heating. The famous Le Bain Bleu spa can also be found at the hotel, where guests will receive a complimentary hammam experience during their stay.

A seven-night trip costs from just £995 pp (two sharing) including British Airways flights (Gatwick) to Marrakech, seven nights’ B&B, some other meals, up to 20 yoga and 10 Pilates classes, fitness sessions and optional cultural tours. It is available for a limited time only, the first departure leaving the UK on 22 February 2014, and the last on 5 April 2014.

For full booking information and prices, visit