Travel challenge: A wellness holiday for 2010

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Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a seven-night wellbeing holiday departing on 16 January 2010. Prices are for two people and include return flights from Heathrow and transfers.

Neal's Yard Holidays: £2,315: Barberyn Reef Ayurveda Resort, west coast, Sri Lanka; Includes SriLankan Airlines flights and full board accommodation, with daily yoga, tai chi, meditation, all Ayurvedic consultations, massages, treatments, excursions and activities.

"This pioneering all-inclusive resort is situated by a natural reef with a vast expanse of sandy beach. The lovely staff and authentic, personalised treatments make for a wonderfully rejuvenating holiday with long-term benefits," says Ulrike Speyer of Neal's Yard Holidays. (0844 888 5050;

Essential Escapes: £4,030: Shanti Ananda, south coast, Mauritius; Includes British Airways flights, full board accommodation in a Junior Suite Ocean View and two treatments per day.

"This is the first destination spa in Mauritius and boasts a stunning location and extremely generously sized suites. The price includes an exceptional offer of seven nights for the price of four," says Emma Barnett of Essential Escapes. (020-7284 3344;

Wellbeing Escapes: £5,200: Six Senses Destination Spa, Phuket, Thailand; Includes Thai Airways flights and spa cuisine full-board accommodation, two daily spa treatments, yoga and fitness classes.

"Destination spas offer the ultimate health holiday with long-lasting benefits – improved fitness, de-stress, rejuvenation, weight loss. They are the ultimate investment in your health and wellbeing, giving results that work long after your tan has faded. With our exclusive no single supplement offer, this is ideal for couples and single travellers," says Wellbeing Escapes' Victoria McClelland. (0845 602 62020;