Looking for a New Year challenge? Learn something new on one of these breaks

Looking for a New Year challenge? Learn something new on one of these breaks

Learn to be a tennis pro in Cyprus

Whether you are inspired to learn after the latest Wimbledon, or have long been struggling to ace your sloppy serve, professional instructors at Aphrodite Hills are on court to teach you how to gain the advantage in tennis. Founded by former British number one, The Annabel Croft Tennis Academy attracts tennis enthusiasts of all levels, with a choice of programmes offering either 2.5 or 5 hours of coaching per day. With activities including horse riding, biking trails, water sports and an 18-hole championship standard golf course to boot, Aphrodite Hills becomes a strong contender for an all-round activity holiday. Game, set, match.

Learn to dance in the Czech Republic

Experience the diversity of dance at this peaceful wellness retreat in the countryside of the Czech Republic, with professional instructors at the ready to teach you how to be creative with your body in a variety of ways. Have fun while you shape up by mastering the techniques of Zumba, Latin America and Oriental dancing, and learn to move your body in ways you never knew you could; while burning hundreds of calories and improving your rhythmic coordination. After all the shaking and shimmying involved in learning to dance, head to the spa and unwind with a tension releasing pressure-massage, to aid healing and calm your body.

Learn yoga in Morocco

Reconnect with nature, and transform your mind as you learn the art of yoga at a luxury retreat looking out onto the Atlantic Ocean in exotic Morocco. Yoga classes can be located in the beachfront pavilion, awarding amazing views of the coastline. Group yoga classes are offered sunrise to sunset with a variety of disciplines including, Manipura, aerial and Yin yoga. Make your yoga holiday a re-energising break whilst unwinding in the traditional Moroccan Hammam and enjoying a relaxing spa massage. Take advantage of the amazing location by joining in with beach volleyball, body pump and a number of water sports, for an unforgettable healthy holiday.

Learn golf in Madeira

Take a golf lesson with the pros and practice your golfing to perfection on this learning holiday at Galo Resort. Found on the south-eastern coast of Madeira, mild climates make it possible to play all year round on a golf holiday. Challenge yourself on new terrain with the choice of two golf courses, which you can trial run before choosing one to master across the duration of your stay. The 27-hole Santo de Serra course is the creation of prominent course designer Robert Trent Jones, includes an indoor driving range and expansive putting green. 18-hole Palheiro is a strong contender, whilst several additional courses can be found within driving distance.

Learn to beat stress in Spain

Learn to beat stress once and for all at this beautiful wellness retreat hidden in the Mediterranean, situated at the base of the Tramuntana mountains in Spain. This secluded four-day break is perfect for unwinding with specialised de-stress spa treatments, such as the aromatherapy body massage, and for enjoying the uplifting mountain air through mountain or hybrid biking excursions. Enjoy peaceful strolls through the unique landscaped gardens and vineyard or kick-off the dust with outdoor activities, such as horseback riding, to keep your body active and stress free. This healing holiday is the perfect way to escape day-to-day life as your learn to combat stress and lead a healthier lifestyle, long-term.

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