Vacationing at a Holistic Health Resort A new variety of spa, not for weight reduction, not for stress reduction, but for "wellness" Budget Travel Tuesday, May 10, 2005, 12:00 AM Budget Travel LLC, 2016


Vacationing at a Holistic Health Resort

A new variety of spa, not for weight reduction, not for stress reduction, but for "wellness"

Depending on what type of accommodation you opt for, the total cost of the program is between $1,800 and $3,900. Accommodations vary greatly: hacienda luxury suites, including marble roman baths and Jacuzzis to southwestern-styled stucco cottages to basic rooms are all available. You can chose from a single, double or quad.

Included in the price tag is lodging, meals, juices, a 24-hour wheat grass bar, blood test and evaluation, live cell microscope evaluation, diapulse electromagnetic therapy, health and nutritional counseling with a physician, group therapy with a psychoanalyst, weekly massage, colonic therapy, lectures, food demos, exercise classes and equipment, full use of the sauna, ozonated swimming pool and cold plunge pool as well as the Jacuzzi, and a complete health manual that includes an explanation of the Hippocrates program.

The center of the Institute is the Life-Change Program devoted to healing the body through a change in diet: adopting a vegetarian diet made up of primarily raw foods. All meals at the Institute are vegan, organic and enzyme-rich, keeping true to their slogan of "let food be our medicine."

For more details, contact The Hippocrates Health Institute at 1443 Palmdale Court, West Palm Beach, FL 33411 (phone 561/471/8876 or 800/842/2125 for reservations only, fax 561/471/9464, e-mail or log onto

Hawaiian Wellness Holiday

There are few locations more dreamlike to take a holistic holiday than Poipu Beach on the garden island of Kauai in Hawaii. Programs are tailored to fit your interests and fitness level, and include yoga, "energy vortex, cooking classes, excursions to sacred sites, among many more. Prices range from $2,135-$2,605 for a single room in a condominium per week, and $3,280-$3,775 per person in a double room (depending on the accommodations and preferred view), with healthy, nutritious meals included. To request more information and a free brochure, write Hawaiian Wellness Holiday/ Hawaiian Metaphysical Vacation, P.O. Box 279, Koloa, Kauai, HI 96756 (phone 808/332-9244, fax 808/332-9374, e-mail

Royal Court Hotel and Natural Health Resort

And finally, on a hillside high overlooking Montego Bay, Jamaica, the Royal Court Hotel is an unusually pleasant, sunny and blissfully quiet health resort of about twenty rooms, of which I've inspected each one. Its owners, Dr. and Mrs. Anthony and Dorothy Vendryes, are both dedicated to the holistic health approach, although Dr. Vendryes also practices traditional medicine at a nearby hospital. Meals are low-fat vegetarian; exercise equipment is abundant; activities include daily yoga and other exercises, as well as trips to the beach, hikes and health workshops. Royal Court packages run $1100 for a week in off-season (late-April through mid-September), otherwise $2,080, for seven nights' accommodations, all meals, classes, and complimentary massage. For more information call 876/952-4531.

For reasons of space, I have obviously compressed the theories of "holistic health" into almost absurdly simple form. For a more complete exposition, log on to

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