On this page, you will find the Frequently Asked Questions about our health holidays. Click on the question to see the answer.

Health Holidays offers the perfect solution for those who want to feel amazing, both physically and mentally. It is the best start to a new life, because blood and lymphatic vessels are cleansed and the blood circulation of all organs is improved. People are visibly revived every day and are often able to reduce or stop their use of medication. Participation in the Health Holiday detox and sports programme will visibly benefit you for a longer period of time. Losing a lot of weight or giving up smoking or other additive habits are added bonuses. Another advantage is that you will become more aware of your health and will want to retain the energy generated by a Health Holiday for as long as possible. Humankind was simply not made to eat heated food. Humans are the only creatures in nature that heat their food, and consequently many common ailments such as cancer, heart disorders and diabetes are only found in humans. Heating food causes the essential vitamins, amino acids and especially enzymes to disappear rapidly, and because of this, you miss out on these important nutrients. In addition, heating food changes its molecular structure, making it toxic. These toxic elements end up in your body and stick to tissues, vessels and organs, causing all kinds of physical problems over the years such as depression, cold hands and/or feet, arteriosclerosis, gastrointestinal disorders, asthma and skin problems. The average person’s resistance to stress and disease is declining at a shocking rate, and it is now clear that many medical treatments do not tackle the cause of physical and mental problems. Although the human body is very flexible and self-regulating and can fight off the consequences of unhealthy food for years, eventually your body will no longer be able to handle the consequences of your diet. Essential organs and vessels will become clogged up by a thick layer of plaque, rendering an optimal circulation impossible. This can lead to metabolic disorders, anaemia, high cholesterol, gout, high blood pressure, thyroid problems, listlessness and obesity. These are all unpleasant consequences of a lack of biological minerals and a disturbed hormonal balance, because glands that do not receive enough blood do not function properly. Nutrients are absorbed more easily from raw, unprocessed fruit and vegetables. The finer the fruit and vegetables are when they enter our digestive system, the more our body will benefit from them. That is why you are given freshly pressed and highly concentrated juices at Health Holidays, so that your intestines will not have to do as much work. Our juices pass through the intestinal wall very quickly and the nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream almost immediately. After a couple of days of juice fasting, you will notice that you do not feel hungry, because your body receives all the nutrients it needs in their optimal form. Your body will finally have the opportunity to get rid of all its waste. A Health Holiday is a detox holiday during which you do not have to do anything, except enjoy yourself and exercise regularly.
Everybody wants to have more energy. Of all the bodily functions, the digestive system requires the most energy. You probably recognise that sleepy feeling after a late or excessive meal. This is because all your energy is focused on processing the food. The finer the fruit and vegetables are when they enter our digestive system, the more our body will benefit from them. At Health Holidays, you only consume concentrated juices, pressed from fresh fruit and vegetables, which contain no fibres. This means that they pass through the intestinal wall very quickly and the nutrients are absorbed into the bloodstream almost immediately. Your body will not waste any energy on digestion and can instead use this energy to cleanse your body down to the deepest pores and smallest veins. Drinking herbal tea and mineral water helps your body to get rid of its waste. Regular exercise puts your lungs, your heart and all your muscles to work, releasing you from blockades in your organs, tissues and energy management system. Your blood gets the chance to create more red blood cells, thereby improving the oxygen flow to all your organs. You will be thoroughly cleansed, both physically and mentally, and as an added bonus, you will have a beautiful body, a radiant complexion and an incredible amount of energy.
You will find many terms on the internet that are related to cleansing, such as detoxing, juice fasting, cleansing and purification. In the end, they all refer to the same thing: the elimination of toxins and waste from the body.
  • Detox is an abbreviation of detoxification.
  • Juice fasting is the best way to detoxify your body.
  • Cleansing is a result of juice fasting. During the juice fasting, your intestines will be cleansed of waste matter that was left behind.
After you land at the airport of your destination, our shuttle bus will take you straight to your accommodation. Upon arrival at your accommodation, our staff will give you a guided tour of the facilities and you can become acquainted with the other guests as you enjoy a complimentary juice. On day one, there will be an initial interview with our staff, during which your blood pressure and pulse will be measured and your body will be weighed. This is the daily programme: Depending on your physical condition, the day begins with the walking session where you can go walking, Nordic walking or running. Interval training combines running and jogging in order to improve your physical condition by adapting the intervals. Afterwards, you will receive a glass of lemon juice diluted with water. After 15 minutes, you will enjoy a delicious, freshly squeezed fruit juice consisting of three different fruits. After the juice, it will be time for the body shape session. Body shape consists of muscle relaxation exercises such as aerobics, yoga or pilates. The body shape session concludes the morning programme, after which you will have plenty of time to relax and enjoy your well-deserved holiday. The turbo juice, consisting of tomato juice, will be provided for you in a thermos. You can drink it throughout the afternoon and take it with you if you go to the thalasso therapy, the golf course or the beach. Later in the afternoon, you can take part in the aqua training session. The aqua belt makes you weightless, allowing you to train your muscles more effectively and more easily and do exercises that would otherwise be impossible due to gravity. In the evening, you will receive freshly squeezed vegetable juice consisting of three different vegetables. During the juice moments, our staff will provide you with information and you will have an opportunity to ask questions. In addition, you can drink unlimited amounts of water and herbal tea throughout the day.
The detox and sports programme is supervised by professional, motivated English-speaking staff. They are qualified sports instructors who are familiar with the concept of Health Holidays. In addition to the sports instructors, there will also be a hostess present. The hostess will prepare the juices and provide further explanations about the detox and all the possibilities for you to enjoy your holiday. Our staff are specifically hired because they care about people, have an affinity with health, are good motivators and know how to provide exercises and aqua training. You will have an intake interview with our dedicated staff in order to provide them with information on your medical background, mental wellbeing and ultimate goals. You can ask them any questions you may have during your stay. Our staff will also advise you about healthy food and about restructuring your diet after you return home. Your intestines will have had the holiday of a lifetime, too, and will feel more comfortable if they are put back to work gradually when you get home. You will continue to feel good and will be better prepared to cope with the stress of modern life. We are regularly asked whether the programme is supervised by a doctor. We do not have a doctor present 24 hours a day, but we do measure your blood pressure daily, if necessary. And, of course, we also have contact with the doctor at the location, who can be with us in no time.
Anyone can apply. Our groups are always varied. You will meet people of all ages, young people, very sensible people in their seventies who want to live life to the full, men and women, individuals and couples. Most of our guests travel alone. You will experience your super healthy and pleasant detox trip with like-minded souls. Whether you are ill, healthy, slim or well-rounded, everybody benefits from a detox. If you use medication, we do recommend that you consult your attending physician before booking and, if necessary, refer them to this website! You are not obligated to participate in all of the activities. Of course, we do recommend that you do so for the best effect. Furthermore, we recommend that you continue the detox until the end of your juice fasting holiday and consume all the juices every day. If you decide not to consume all the juices, or if you consume them in a different way, that is your own responsibility. Anyone who can walk without too much difficulty can take part. Customised programmes can be devised for people with a very poor physical condition. If you are unable to participate in all of the activities, you can still sign up for a Health Holiday. The detox does most of the work. Exercising, regardless of the frequency or the level, will intensify the cleansing and the revitalisation process. We have learned from experience that Health Holidays is a great way to start a new life because it often improves the hormone balance. Patients with high blood pressure or diabetes feel visibly better. Menopause problems tend to disappear. Health Holidays is also the perfect solution if you just want to lose weight. Still, weight loss is not the only focus of our programme. The main priority is improving your health, so that you go home full of long-lasting energy and feeling revitalised and happy. If you prefer one-to-one guidance, that is not a problem at all. Book a Personal Health Holiday by phone or by email and we will customise your holiday to your needs.
Health Holidays offers health trips all year round. We offer juice cures to various destinations, such as Portugal, Turkey and Fuerteventura (Canary Islands). Because of this diversity in the range, we offer you the choice. From September to May we offer the luxury Algarve in Portugal. In the spring and autumn you can come with us to the charming Kas in Turkey and in the summer months you can go to the sunny Canary Island of Fuerteventura (Spain). For each destination, the departure dates are listed under the heading Availability (on the pages Portugal, Turkey and Fuerteventura).
The average weight loss is half a kilo per day for women and one kilo per day for men. However, your weight loss will depend entirely on your discipline and excess weight. Incidentally, you will lose more fat than the scales suggest, because new muscular tissue is considerably heavier than fat.
  • Flight (optional for Portugal)
  • Stay in your chosen accommodation
  • Detox and sports programme with professional English-speaking staff
  • Personal intake and outtake interviews
  • Unlimited water and herbal tea
  • Extensive information in advance, during the holiday and after returning home
  • Generously filled, healthy goody bag for your return journey
  • Safeguard and guarantee from ANVR, SGR and the Calamiteitenfonds (Emergency Fund)
The transfer between the airport and the accommodation and vice versa can be booked as a group or private transfer. Depending on the destination, various extras may also be included in the cost. You will find more information under the tab of your chosen destination under Prices & Booking.
If you book a detox holiday for one, you will have your own room/apartment, which, naturally, you will not have to share. You will pay the single price. If you wish to stay in one room with other people, you are responsible for finding a second or third travel companion.
About 90% of our guests travel alone, so you are definitely not the only one.
There is no minimum or maximum number of participants for a Health Holiday, so you do not have to delay your booking in order to make sure that you can join us. The holiday will take place regardless of the number of participants, unless grave circumstances arise (as mentioned in article 13 of the ANVR terms and conditions) The average group size is between 10 and 20 people. However, this depends on your chosen period. It happens that the group is larger than 20 people. We make sure that you will always receive adequate guidance, so that you will be certain to receive the attention that you deserve during a Health Holiday.
We will guide you through your preparation for your Health Holiday. Along with your travel documents, you will receive detailed information about the detox, the sports programme and the corresponding phasing-out period. During one week before your departure, you should adapt your diet, so that your body can get used to the changes, possible withdrawal symptoms will not be as strong, and the effects of Health Holidays will be even more positive.
  • Swimwear
  • Sportswear
  • Sports and/or walking shoes that are properly broken in
  • Good books and/or magazines and music
Because the detox and sports programme of Health Holidays is so incredibly good for you! After all, what is a week or so of living on juices and exercising a lot compared to an entire human life? Especially if you can effortlessly lose excess weight and/or cure yourself of your smoking, alcohol, coffee and/or medicine addiction. When you get back home, everybody will notice how well you look and how you radiate health and happiness. The best part is yet to come: you will be able to enjoy your improved physical condition for months and will subconsciously want to stay in shape.
  • Rob Kasper Ligthart, a recognised health philosopher, developed the detox and sports programme in 1985. Since then, we have been organising these spectacular welfare holidays for 38 years, making us the most experienced and knowledgeable travel agency in the field.
  • We are members of ANVR, SGR and the Calamiteitenfonds (Emergency Fund) Booking a holiday with our organisation is therefore a sound and safe choice.
  • All year round, we offer weekly holidays to one of our three locations. The choice is yours.
  • Our destinations always have a pleasantly warm climate. This is essential as it stimulates the cleansing process. Extremely hot climates are avoided, since that would be irresponsible for a detox and sports programme.
  • The juices have been developed to provide you with all the necessary nutrients. Only raw and fresh juices will cleanse your body thoroughly, which is exactly what we are offering you.
  • We will gladly take the time to answer any questions you may have!
You can book a Health Holiday:
  • Via this website (under the Prices & Booking tab of your chosen destination)
  • Via e-mail info@health-holidays.nl
  • By telephone at +31 (0)20 400 22 33 (our phone lines are open from Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM)
When you book, we will ask for personal information, such as height, weight, use of coffee, tea, alcohol and cigarettes, physical condition, medication and physical problems. These questions are asked so that our staff can prepare for your arrival. Of course, your personal information will be handled confidentially.
If you are unable or unwilling to leave on one of our departure dates, it is certainly possible to leave on a different date. We will also gladly give you a customised offer if you wish to leave from a different airport or from a country other than the Netherlands.
You can book a massage with our staff at the health retreat. A massage costs € 40 per half hour and € 65 per hour. In addition to pure relaxation, a massage has physiological effects. It is good for the circulation and stimulates the lymphatic system, ensuring the rapid removal of waste products and combating fluid retention. A massage stretches and relaxes the muscles, makes them more flexible, increases their range of movement and aids recovery from injury.
Do you have an airline voucher and would you like to use it to follow a Health Holiday? Do you live in one of the countries where we organize our program? Would you like to book your flight yourself? That is of course possible, we are happy to make a tailor-made offer excluding flight. For our trips to Portugal you can choose a trip excluding flight when you book online. If desired, we will take care of the transfer from the airport to the accommodation and vice versa for you.

Can’t find your question?

Send an email to info@health-holidays.nl or call us on +31 (0)20-400 22 33.

Our phone lines are open from Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM.