Alma Retreats - fitness and wellbeing holidays in the heart of the Italian, French, English and Greek country and seaside
Choose from our Hotels, B&Bs or Villas or experience the ultimate adventure on a Sailing Boat.
A truly magical and unspoiled area of natural beauty and stunning beaches, located south of Rome in the province of Latina. This area is steeped in history and culture--from the delectable San Felice Circeo and Sabaudia city centres with authentic Italian charm and beautiful architecture, to the huge areas of natural beauty, lakes and cave networks, there is so much to see and experience.
Hotel: Il San Francesco Charming Hotel www.ilsanfrancescohotel.it
B&B: Female B&B www.femalerentroom.it
Todi lies in the green heartland of Umbria, Italy's only landlocked region and one of its most charming. Todi has been hailed as Italy's most livable town due to the beauty of its setting and the authenticity of its culture and cuisine. Umbria is a region that still feels relatively untouched by the flocks of foreign tourists drawn to its better known neighbour, Tuscany. Todi is still largely inhabited and run by the Italians who grew up there. The surrounding countryside- though dotted with splendidly restored villas and castles- is still tended mostly by families who have tilled the soil and looked after their olive groves and vineyards for generations.
Villa: Villanova www.umbriana.com
Situated in the very heart of sunny Provence the central Var region is one of the most beautiful and unspoilt in all of France. Salernes is a typical French village with a twice-weekly morning market and several good traditional restaurants, boulangerie, patisserie, poisonnerie, bank, and shopping. Nearby Draguignan (20 mins by car). The nearest Mediterranean beaches are St. Tropez or Frejus, both approximately 25 miles.
Villa: Les Olives www.lesolives.net
Lulworth Cove is the prime Dorset attraction for the budding geographer or simply for a leisurely walk along the Natural World Heritage Coastline and the challenging hills. Lulworth Cove was formed approximately 10,000 years ago by the awesome powers of a river and the sea. It continues to evolve behind a narrow Portland stone entrance as the softer Purbeck, Wealdon, Greensand and Chalk exposures are eroded.
The Lulworth Coastline has many fine beaches, accessible from either the land, or the sea. To the West are the beaches of Middle Beach and Durdle Door, whilst in the east are the beaches of Mupe Bay and Arish Mel.
B&B: Bishops www.bishopslulworth.co.uk
St Ives, the most famous Cornish holiday town, loved for generations, is easy to reach by road and air or by train on one of the most spectacular railway journeys in Britain to crystal blue waters, golden sands and a warm welcome. We nearly forgot the mild sub-tropical climate, warmed year round by the Gulf Stream!
Life here is cradled around the harbour where boats still land good catches of freshest fish for the local restaurants to nourish you with. Brought ashore on the ancient granite quays, the catch is of the highest quality for your dinner plate or for the tables of some of Britain's finest restaurants. A maze of tiny cobbled streets to wander through, lined by fishermen's cottages, with a breathtaking seaside vista to greet you at the end of each one.
Cottage: Porthia www.stivesholidaycottage.com
The Holy island of Patmos is part of a group of Greek islands known as the Dodecanese (meaning one of twelve islands) situated south of Samos, southeast of Ikaria and northwest of Leros.
The island resembles a seahorse with beautiful bays surrounding it. It’s maximum length is 12 kilometers (just over 7 miles) however it feels much bigger. Patmos has numerous beaches each with it’s unique attraction, some are sandy, others pebbly or rocky, however wherever you go the natural beauty is overwhelming.
The current population of the island is about 3000 residents most of whom live in Scala which is the port area followed by Hora and Campos.
Villas: Malandrakis, The Honeymoon suite & Annabel www.soulofpatmos.com
Based on the gorgeous Greek island of Corfu, in Gouvia Marina. Our routes take us through the dazzlingly beautiful Ionian Islands, including Kefalonia, Paxos, Lefkas, Ithaca, Zakynthos and Corfu itself, as well as the west coast of Greece. Rich in history and legend, these islands all have something different to offer.
You’re sailing along on a beautiful yacht, basking in the warm Greek sunshine and refreshed by a gentle breeze. Under a turquoise sky, the clear blue sea sparkles with sunlight against a backdrop of green islands flourishing with cypress trees, pines and rolling olive groves.
Yacht : Blue Planet www.sailblueplanet.co.uk
Trancoso is a town in the municipality of Porto Seguro in the state of Bahia, Brazil. The region was the landing point of the Portuguese explorer, Pedro Alvares Cabral onto Brazil, on April 21, 1500. It was founded by Jesuit Priests in 1583, with the name São João Baptista dos Indios.
Shaped as a rectangle, the village retains the original style of its housing architecture. It is famous for its beaches, such as Praia dos Nativos, Praia dos Coqueiros and Praia do Espelho.