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Reviews (204)

Anonymous

from Ireland, June 2019

"Great Experience "

Colin and Anouk were excellent facilitators and were very friendly and helpful throughout . Classes were excellent and great instructors. Hotel lovely and clean . Beautiful location and perfect for a 5 day spa holiday.

Gillian Hughes

from Great Britain, June 2019

"Fab yoga break in El Campello"

Colon and Anouk provided our group with a great welcome and a personalized service. The hotel is spotlessly clean and well located 2 minutes walk from the beach. There’s a wide variety of classes to suit differing skill levels and the mix of high quality teachers worked very well. Overall, going at your own pace is ok and beginners will not feel daunted. This is less of a retreat and more emphasis is placed upon trying new things and enjoying yourself. The group activities, particularly the final visit to Altea were all pitched at a level anyone can enjoy and those travelling on their own will feel safe and included. Personal touches such as the airport transfers meant you could focus on the programme and make the most out of the break. Overall a terrific few days of yoga, relaxation and fun!

Anonymous

from United States, June 2019

All but some yoga courses

Emma Rees

from United States, June 2019

"Wonderful yoga holiday!"

From start to finish we were looked after in a way that surpassed expectations.

Jessica O'brien

from United States, June 2019

"Amazing experience - I want to go back"

Colin and Anouk are so kind and welcoming and this yoga holiday is perfectly organized! Campello is absolutely beautiful! Loved the beach, the town, the charming boutique hotel we stayed at just one block from the beach. Loved the variety of classes and the instructors were all great. The studio is lovely. Loved the excursion to the town of Albir for aerial yoga, and to the town of Altea for shopping and dinner. It's perfect how it is more like a holiday than a strict retreat. Perfect balance of yoga and other fitness classes, group activities, and free time to relax on the beach or just do your own thing. Was a great group of women - I think this retreat attracts nice people! I also really liked how the airport transfer was included. The drivers were great. Colin was also so nice when I had flight issues on my way, which made me feel better when I was upset in the airport. I plan to come back and do the retreat again!

Anonymous

from Canada, May 2019

"Campello, Spain - Yoga Holiday"

Classes that were challenging for those who wanted them to be but not out of reach for those who wanted less challenge. The schedule was flexible and allowed for it to be a truly wonderful vacation.

Paola Carrillo Bustamante

from Germany, May 2019

"Fabulous!"

This holiday surpassed my expectations: it was relaxing, the offer of fitness and yoga activities very rich, and, perhaps most importantly Colin and Anouk could not have done any better job at making us feel comfortable and making sure we were all enjoying. I loved the yoga and juicing sessions at the beach, the organized visits to superb restaurants, and the great instructors. I am definitely coming back!

Anonymous

from Finland, May 2019

"Relaxed yoga holiday by the beach"

Had a great holiday experience in a relaxed atmosphere and enjoyed the company of really amazing hosts Anouk and Colin, who made the stay easy and enjoyable. A variety of classes (incl. not only yoga, but also fitness, self-defence, tai chi) was offered daily, and an excursion to a nearby town with some aerial yoga was a great experience. Juicing sessions on the beach were a really nice addition to the programme. Hotel and studio were conveniently located right next to the beach!

Carol Pegg Tsivanidis

from Great Britain, May 2019

"Excellent value, relaxing break"

Hotel spotlessly clean. Nothing was too much trouble for Colin and Anouk who worked so hard to make our stay special. Wide variety of classes. Lovely location; walked along beach every morning.

Anonymous

from Great Britain, May 2019

"FAB Yoga Holiday"

I signed up for the Yoga Holiday with my Mum, both of us were new to yoga and had a great time! The range of yoga classes on offer allowed us to trial many including aerial and beach yoga. The flexibility of turning up at classes rather than having to book in advance was great when also wanting to relax on holiday. Colin and Anouk thought of everything, they were v.approachable, organised and interesting people. The other people on the holiday were fun and interesting and there was a good balance of group meals and activities but also time to do your own thing. Everything was well located, with the hotel one road back from the beach, the yoga studio a short walk away and close to shops and restaurants. We would highly recommend this! We both left feeling refreshed, relaxed and energised. Thanks Colin and Anouk x

Liz Hayford

from Great Britain, May 2019

"Fabulous holiday with great range of classes. "

Really well thought out itinerary with good range of different classes and dinners in the evening. Loved the aerial yoga. Will definitely be going back! Many thanks to Colon and Anouk for making a truly great experience

Angela Wells

from Great Britain, April 2019

"A little yoga does wonders"

I was looking for a short yoga break with flexibility of activities. This was a perfect 5 days of yoga, relaxation and fun. I loved that there was a small group giving us time to get to know each other as well as the flexibility to dip in and out of the activities as we much as we wanted. Thank you to all the wonderful instructors Silke, Nicole, Laura and Marina. If you want a holiday as opposed to a retreat then this is the trip for you. I;ll definitely be back!!!

Anonymous

from Great Britain, April 2019

"Excellent First Yoga Holiday"

I’ve recently returned from this holiday, which I booked to kick start my yoga practice, having only dabbled with the odd class here and there. I couldn’t have chosen a better option, lots of class styles to try and you can be as strict, or as laid back as you want to be. Teachers are very professional, taking care to observe the levels of experience among their students, and providing suitable options each time. The studio and hotel are in great locations and Campello itself is a very pleasant resort. Make sure to book a massage, among the best I’ve ever had! The key to this holiday is of course Anouk and Colin...they are outstanding hosts, taking care of every little detail in a friendly and professional manner.

Paula Marshall

from Great Britain, April 2019

"Retreat with the personal touch"

The location of the hotel was fantastic with beach and studio nearby and Miguel and his wife who ran it were amazing and couldn’t be more helpful. The itinerary for the retreat was brilliant & varied and everything was made so easy by Anouk and Colin. Trip to Albir and Ariel yoga was best thing ever

Jessica Scarborough

from Great Britain, April 2019

"Fun and sociable short yoga break"

Great social aspects, well organised with lots of different activities to choose from. Relaxed atmosphere with a great group to spend the evenings with.

Evening meals provided were excellent.

We very much enjoyed the aerial yoga and the trip to Altea.

Anita Dewan

from Great Britain, April 2019

"Fabulous "

Great experience, had a great time was really made to feel very comfortable and staff really wentrhrir way to please great instructors and well organised. Highly recommend

Soulla Gregoriou

from Great Britain, April 2019

"Lovely experience "

Fantastic experience, well organised, will be back x

Julie Felton

from Great Britain, March 2019

"Revitalising, relaxing yoga break"

Excellent hotel-very clean

Trips to Guadalest and Altea

Food at welcome evening and restaurant in Altea

Welcome evening and meal

Meeting new people

Hatha yoga class with Nicole

Beach Tai Chi with Alberto

Celine Phelan

from Ireland, March 2019

"Fantastic Experience"

I just loved everything. We had a very busy schedule and you could do as much or as little as you would like. This was my first holiday like this travelling solo, I was nervous of being lonely but I was never on my own if I did not want to be.

It was very much an active fun holiday, with treats, surprises and bubbly along the way :) I got to try lots of new types of yoga, Aerial was a real treat!!

Self Defence was great and the Salsa moves had us belly laughing.

Anoch and Colin looked after us so well, nothing was a problem and always fun, bright and bubbly.

This holiday has opened up a whole new way of holidaying for me..it was fantastic and I am left with such good memories.

Thank you Anoch & Colin x

Tanya Skvortsova

from Great Britain, February 2019

"Relaxed and happy holiday"

We had a great time.The hosts Colin and Anouk are truly amazing people.I really enjoyed their company.This was definitely more of a holiday with yoga than a yoga retreat, which was quite relaxed.We had choice from lots of different styles of yoga and other activities such as self - defence and Kickfit, Salsa dancing and excursions. There were plenty of opportunities to socialize and share a few glasses of wine with our group members. The location & accommodation were good, just on a beach front. The yoga studio and all yoga teachers were lovely .It was a fabulous experience!

Renee Snoyman

from Great Britain, January 2019

"Perfect yoga holiday, "

This was an extremely well organised yoga holiday, that lived upto and exceeded all promises made. It was a relaxed, fun and busy 5 days filled with yoga, pilates, adventurous walks, new friends and intresting explorations. A little bit of Salsa and front row seats to a traditional Spanish Xmas parade, replete with bubbly and Spanish yummy xmas cake thrown into the mix took it all to another level. The organisers of Premier Yoga Holidays, Anouk amd Colin are wonderful people who really take pleasure in surprising and delighting their guests and that made the difference in turning what was good to great. Not forgetting the sublime location, the clean albeit geriatric hotel and the food buffet that provided great sustenance. I have no hesitations in recommending this particular yoga holiday to anyone needing a bit of yoga fun in the Spanish sun

Anonymous

from United States, January 2019

"Great location, well organised, beautiful sea side holiday "

Well organised, nice group, freedom to take part in as much or as little as you liked, different activities as well as yoga e.g. self defence class, pilates, walking.

Colin and Anouk were brilliant organisers and made our holiday really special.

Anonymous

from Italy, January 2019

"Spanish yoga"

The location , the yoga, the organisation and most of all the wonderful people were great🙏🏽

Anonymous

from Great Britain, November 2018

"Beachside Yoga/Pilates break "

Just returned from a 5 day yoga/Pilates break. We had a fabulous time ! A good selection of yoga & Pilates classes to join as desired, including Aerial yoga which was a great new experience.

A lovely studio just around the corner from the hotel, where we also had an amazing massage.

Beach front hotel was perfect. Rooms a good size and we found the food great , plenty of choice and fresh fruit and veg .

The sightseeing tour was a great addition to the holiday and we enjoyed seeing the little Spanish villages which had fabulous views. Anouk & Colin were great and very helpful and on hand with any questions .

All in all a great break & wouldn’t hesitate to thoroughly recommend.

Wendy Lakin

from United States, November 2018

"Probably the best holiday ever"

The choice of classes was varied, including aerial yoga! and you could choose the ones you wanted to take. Lovely to have this freedom every day.

Excursions and massages also an option :)

All the yoga instructors were well taught and kind.

Anouk and Colin are wonderful at looking after you.

The location is beautiful.

(BTW, am from Belgium, Not USA :))

Helen Fisher

from Great Britain, October 2018

"Great October yoga break"

Very well organised, varied yoga classes to choose from, great excursions. Attentive hosts

Grace Kirwan

from Ireland, October 2018

"a wonderful 5 day break under care of Colin andd Anouk"

A lovely five day break combining relaxation,exercise and sightseeing,all carried out in a very professional and friendly manner completely organised from the moment we arrived off the plane til we were dropped off again.The classes were mostly held in a lovely studio nearby the hotel some yoga on the beach which was amazing.Colin and Anouk were really great,always looking after everyone,and at our service driving us around etc.My daughter and myself had a great time and will certainly go again.

Danielle Andrews

from Great Britain, October 2018

"What an experience!"

Colin and Annouk were so unbelievably welcoming and everything was organised perfectly.

The Itinerary was well thought out and varied. Not only could you try different types of yoga but they also offered taster sessions in other activities such as Self Defence. It was informative as well as fun (kicking Colin's a$$ was great). The excursion to Altea was beautiful and the walk to the lighthouse is breathtaking.

I couldn't recommend this holiday enough. If you are looking for something less strict than a retreat then this is perfect for you.

This was my first time travelling alone and was so amazing to meet some like-minded ladies (and guy).

Such a beautiful experience.

Sengül Sahin

from Switzerland, October 2018

"Absolutely worth to do this experience !!! "

100 % well organized and the organizer super friendly & helpful

Julie Emsley

from United States, October 2018

"Amazing trip and exceeded my expectations"

Met in arrivals at the airport and transferred back there at the end of the holiday.Extremely well organised with a great variety of activities to choose from. Yoga studio facilities were lovely and all the instructors good.

Colin and Anouk were very good hosts and made sure everyone had a good time.

Location perfect. Walks and trip out made a lovely addition to the holiday. Perfect sized group who all got on well together. I cannot fault the way the whole trip was plannned and was not at all like a retreat ( which I didn’t want). I will look forward to a future trip with you and certainly recommend it to my friends

Jo White

from Australia, October 2018

"Wonderful Yoga holiday in perfect location"

The location, hotel right on the beach, fantastic assortment of Yoga and other activities to participate in. Wonderful happy holiday vibe. The organisers do an amazing job to ensure that everyone's needs are catered for and I cannot recommend them highly enough... will definitely be back.

Judy Pease

from Canada, October 2018

Colin and Anouk were fabulous, took care of every need and more. I liked the variety you classes, time to do your own thing, and the excursions were perfect. Nothing bad to say. Was worth thy long distance to get there. Love albir.

Ali Ebdon

from Great Britain, October 2018

"An amazing experience for our first yoga holiday ! "

We were very impressed with the co-ordination and organisation of the hoilday transfers , yoga program and excursions that were included . We enjoyed the very caring and personal approach from Anouk who ensured our needs were met . The yoga classes were amazingly varied and teaching was to a very high standard.We had a sea view from our room balcony ,The weather was lovely and the views all around us of mountains and coast were beautiful. I loved the excursion to Guadalest and the walk to the light house . The salsa lesson was hilarious ! We enjoyed a few lovely meals out locally . We have come back relaxed , more agile ,with a desire to start a daily practice of yoga . We would definitely consider coming again.

Pat Herd

from Great Britain, October 2018

"The best"

Everything was good the trips the classes

April Brown

from Great Britain, September 2018

"Great"

Food, good accommodation which was clean, on time transfers to and from the airport, relaxed atmosphere. Fantastic aerial yoga, need to have two sessions in the holiday.

Anonymous

from Sweden, September 2018

"Great arrangement but the hotel and food could be better."

Colin and Anouk are great hosts, caring and accomodating. The transfers and arrangements were spotless. The yoga classes were excellent and in great variety. The yoga studio was super and offered massages and treatments (that were great and at a good price).

Christine Johnson

from Great Britain, September 2018

"Premier yoga holidays"

The hospitality from Colin and Anouk was amazing! They did so much to keep the whole group happy and well entertained. They really made the holiday very special.

Lisa Harrison

from Great Britain, September 2018

"Excellent yoga and fitness holiday"

Great selection of Yoga, Pilates and fitness classes each day. The excursion was an added bonus too.

Angela Farragher

from Great Britain, September 2018

I liked that you have free transfers, which takes the hassle out of getting there. Anouk and Colin are very helpful. I loved the variety of classes and the location is superb.

Linda Davies

from United States, July 2018

The positive approach from all the team members whether your a novice or expert

Anonymous

from Canada, July 2018

"Absolutely Amazing! - A beginner's review"

I booked this retreat with a friend, we were nervous as beginners but it was totally worth it.

Colin and Anouk are two of the nicest people we have ever met. They went out of their way to make sure everyone was having a great experience, including adding classes upon request. The retreat was extremely well organized.

Yoga: We are beginners but that was not a problem. They have class options and teachers for everyone. We would especially like to acknowledge, John, who in addition to being a lovely person, was a great teacher and who really worked with people and their limitations. We did not check out self-defense but it sounded amazing.

Location- Right on the beach! The beach is not sand, rather it is pebbled. I recommend water shoes, they made a huge difference.

Food- as mentioned in other reviews, the hotel food (which is included) is typical hotel buffet food; it is okay but nothing special. That being said, I rated the food a 5 because the Thai food at the restaurant is one of the best meals I have ever had. There are also great inexpensive restaurants everywhere. We suggest going to the market on market day- great fresh produce! Additionally, having all meals included at this price is amazing and the buffet does have a ton of fresh fruit.

We had an amazing time- if you are thinking about it- do it! We came from Canada and started our vacation with the retreat then checked out Barcelona; this was a great start to our vacation!

Highly Recommend!

Gulium Akkazieva

from Belgium, June 2018

"Smartly organised and perfect location!"

Anouk and Colin are really passionate with what they do, everything was very well organised, we had a lot of choice. In these 4 days we had a lot of classes, the excursions, the diner together in Thai restaurant, the welcome drink, the farewell drink, the time to go to the seaside.....a lot of lovely moments. They were in contact with us every time, in case of supplementary demands they resolved the problems easily, quickly and with their SMILES!!!!!! I was very happy to come here and to meet them!

Sally Phillips

from United States, June 2018

"Perfect balance of yoga and holiday"

Very well organised and welcoming, Anouk and Colin made sure everyone was looked after. There was opportunity to mix with the rest of the group if you wanted to but plenty of time to also relax and sunbathe. The yoga studio is lovely and the quality of instruction was great. Lots of variety of different yoga styles with exceptional instructors. I would recommend this trip to anyone who enjoys yoga but doesn’t want to go on a strict retreat. Great value for money

Valerie Neenan

from Ireland, June 2018

"Holiday review Alicante June 2018"

I loved this yoga holiday because it was a holiday and a change from a strict retreat. The atmosphere was light and fun. The people were absolutely lovely and from all walks of life. The yoga choice was really good and the amount of classes you could do a day was great. The Pilates with a ball was very interesting as I had never practiced that before. Ariel yoga was amazing! It was great to practice Hatha, ashtanga and vinyasa yoga all in one week! The salsa dancing was great fun and well worth it! The hotel was great and view from my room stunning. Being on the beach was fantastic and in general the trip was the best yoga holiday I have ever been on.

Lorraine Kennedy

from Ireland, June 2018

Everything... wonderful experience.... yoga instructors were amazing ...... a lively interesting and fun loving group..... beautiful place ......

Nathalie Smilovici

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Fantastic experience"

This was definitely more of a holiday with yoga than a yoga retreat, which is exactly what I wanted. The itinerary was varied with lots of different styles of yoga and other activities such as Kickfit, Salsa dancing, a juicing session and excursions. There were plenty of opportunities to socialize and share a few glasses of wine with other group members. The location & accommodation were fabulous! My room was massive with a balcony & a stunning view of the beach. The yoga studio was lovely and had a spa within it that offered fabulous Thai massages and other treatments. We also had a delicious meal in the Thai restaurant next door. Colin & Anouk, who run the company, are always friendly and helpful. I am so grateful to them for a fabulous experience!

Alicia Easley

from Armenia, June 2018

"Fun Little Holiday"

Overall, I loved everything. I loved not having to arrange transport from and to the airport. I opted to share a room, and my roommate was awesome. The people on the retreat were really great, which I think helped add to the overall atmosphere. I loved the variety behind the yoga classes we were able to take, and the freedom to take as many or as little as I wanted—which worked out well because Thursday was definitely a rest day. I liked the options to go on planned excursions and the ability to drink wine and eat ALL OF THE FOOD. I liked being able to get a massage or two and my nails done at the yoga studio! It definitely saved time on searching for a place.

Sarah Gunter

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Yoga break "

Yoga was just perfect great selection of different classes to choose from Loved Ashtanga with Roberto. Wonderful excursion options did the lighthouse walk and up to the top of the island which was well worth the view. Salsa dancing was such a laugh loved the juicing.rooftop area for catching some rays was perfect. Anouk and Colin were both fab. Met a really great group of people from

All over the world. Will definitely be back x

Chrissy Velounias

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Highly Recommend! "

Loved this holiday! Classes were great, fab to have such a variety. Hotel was in a great location, clean, staff were extremely friendly and there was a great variety of food (like any all inclusive buffet gets a tad boring but there are places to eat around the hotel). Colin and Anouk were amazing and went above and beyond, I was soo impressed with the extras that were included (airport transfer, excursion, rooftop get togethers). If your looking for a holiday with yoga included then this is defo the one to choose.

Phillip Turner

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Excellent 5 days doing yoga in the sun"

Colin and Anouk was very welcoming and always at hand if you needed them, they arranged group activities to get to no the other people but also had enough time to spend doing your own thing. There was a lot off different yoga lessons to try what I liked as got to try new styles off yoga what I haven’t tried before, the beach yoga was so much fun with Nena a must when you are there, the aerial yoga was amazing I definitely will be trying it again back home, all in all an amazing week meeting new people and very relaxing. Thank you Colin and Anouk for an fabulous week.

Lindsey Harrington

from Tanzania, June 2018

"Excellent week, pushed my boundaries! "

Really well organised with a fantastic choice of different activities on offer every day. Everything explained very well. The hosts were exceptional and always available for information or guidance but not pushy so you could make the time your own which was just how it should be.

Hannah Jacobs

from New Zealand, June 2018

Everything!

Lynn Acheson

from Ireland, June 2018

The choice & times for classes very good. Instructors very good

Mina Lyall

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Great relaxing holiday"

The variety of classes to try out. The social element of the trip was good if travelling alone. Wonderful yoga studio. Great location by the sea. Easy to opt in and out of classes. Really well organised itinerary. Colin and Anouk were both very helpful and approachable.

Nicola Edwards

from Ireland, May 2018

"Yoga and so much more in fabulous surroundings"

Fantastic yoga holiday from start to finish. Very well organised, full itinery full of variety and choice from yoga, meditation, tai chi, hikes to the local lighthouse to juicing on the rooftop terrace, beach yoga and even salsa dancing. This holiday is run by two passionate people who care about their guests and created a lovely openness and friendship within the group. I would highly recommend!

Nicky Brett

from Great Britain, May 2018

"Fantastic yoga /pilates holiday "

loved the place and great classes to choose from. Great trip to Guadalest

Estelle Louvel

from Sweden, May 2018

Anouk & Colin have really made our yoga holiday a great experience. Always available and caring for every detail. It’s been a very pleasant and relaxing holiday. We recommend Premier Yoga Holiday!

Diane Wild

from Great Britain, May 2018

"Great trip"

Anouk and Colin are great. The yoga and yoga studio are really high quality. Aerial yoga was a particular treat.

Catherine Walker

from Great Britain, May 2018

"A very enjoyable yoga holiday, with great hosts."

I enjoyed it all. Especially the Pilate's and aerial yoga classes.

Andrea Evans

from Great Britain, May 2018

"Sun, Sea and Yoga "

I generally liked the whole experience, it was a very positive experience and I felt well looked after and cared for as an individual and also as part of a group

Adelina Wood

from Great Britain, May 2018

Great yoga holidays, well organised and balanced. We were all well looked after throughout, additional extras provided by Colin and Anouk made a great difference. The hotel and food was good, location stunning, with easy access to activities, bars and restaurants. Yoga sessions and activities varied and not once I felt bored or pressured into activities. It certainly felt like holidays. Thank you Colin and Anouk for your time, effort and for providing such great opportunity to unwind and relax. I would recommend Premier Yoga Holidays to anyone.

Susan Low

from United States, April 2018

"A great holiday with yoga"

I was attracted to the break as it was a described as "a holiday with yoga". It lived up to the billing. It offered a wide range of yoga, pilates, meditation and tai chi, and other activities, all taught by tutors who were trained and experiences, and very encouraging. There were additional activities - a trip to local towns, a very glam drink at the marina club, and a walk to the local lighthouse which were very welcome and lovely. The holiday organisers were very helpful, spending time with the group most days and being available on the phone and in person daily. You could do as little or as much as you wanted, and try new disciplines. The yoga centre also had therapies available, and I had a skilled and relaxing massage.

The hotel was on the beach and had good facilities and was very comfortable.

I met a group of people who were just as interested in having a holiday with yoga and were happy to hang out and share experiences. We had lots of wine and cake and had a great time!

Sarah Hanson

from Great Britain, April 2018

"A truly wonderful yoga holiday"

Lots of yoga (four classes a day and also early morning TaiChi). lots of variety of yoga -something to suit anyone. Beach yoga was a beautiful experience. The studio is gorgeous. Very friendly. Will be back next year and have recommended it to others too. Thank you!

Anne Macintosh

from Great Britain, April 2018

"Can’t wait to do it again!"

A fantastic yoga holiday offering a variety of classes and instructors, with the option to do as much or as little as you liked. My first “solo” holiday - en extremely enjoyable experience. Anouk and Colin are fantastic, and I met a wonderful group of people.

Marylou Murray

from Great Britain, April 2018

"Yogotogo"

Warmth of welcome; high quality and extensive choice of activities; ideal location for outside activities such as beach yoga, hiking,running,cycling,Tai Chi; beautiful well equipped studio; flexible itinerary; ideal for single travelers, scope to enjoy group events and solitude; excellent massage facility; 24/7 friendly support from Colin and Anouk. This is an exceptionally well organised and value for money yoga retreat.

Anjana Lad

from Great Britain, April 2018

"Amazing yoga holiday experience!"

It was amazing to meet so many different people, the classes were brilliant and it was so nice to have a variety to try and loved that excursions were included as well as the classes. I feel it really was great value for money. It was very well organised and felt that Colin and Anouk were so accommodating to every individuals needs.

Karen Davies

from Great Britain, April 2018

Variety of classes

Paul Mcglade

from Great Britain, April 2018

Could not pick one thing everything worked for me

Birthe Nielsen Ditlevsen

from Denmark, April 2018

The good compagny, the teatchers and the stay, excursions and the hostes

Sarah Stevens

from Great Britain, April 2018

Great range of classes and other optional activities. The yoga teachers were all very good. Loved all of the yoga especially beach yoga and aerial yoga which I can't do at home! Really friendly and helpful hosts in Colin and Anouk. Albir and the surrounding area was a really nice base especially when the sun was out. Great value yoga holiday with really nice people.

Isobel Mccarthy

from Great Britain, April 2018

"I loved the whole experience, it was a fantastic time"

Everything was just perfect, Colin and Anouk are lovely and I enjoyed all the activities. I felt like I had been away a lot longer cause I packed a lot in but still found time to sunbathe.

Yvonne Gabriel

from Great Britain, April 2018

"Great first yoga holiday "

Great opportunity to try different styles of yoga and mind body and soul experiences at your own pace

...do as much or little as you like. I enjoyed the inclusion of the excursions to the neighbouring areas this added another optional dimension to the holiday. Good quality, varied and experienced instructors. Anouk and Colin were well organised, friendly and attentive providing a positive all round experience. Fantastic location allowing for beach and rooftop sessions..it doesn't come much better than that in the sunshine...and a beautiful yoga studio for the indoor sessions. A thoroughly enjoyable experience. I would highly recommend this holiday to yoga enthusiasts of all levels.

Jackie Dixon

from Great Britain, March 2018

"The best holiday I’ve had for a long time!"

This was my first yoga holiday and I could not have enjoyed it more! Everything was seamlessly organised, from airport pick ups, activities, excursions, classes and the drop off. Colin and Annouk are fantastic hosts and nothing is too much trouble for them. They work hard to make sure everyone is looked after so if you’re traveling alone be assured you will very quickly be made to feel welcome and part of the group. The classes and instructors were brilliant and the variety was great. The yoga studio is beautiful. If you want a holiday with lots of new experiences, lots of laughs, meeting amazing people from around the world and some great yoga then I would highly recommend! Fabulous!

Anonymous

from Great Britain, March 2018

"Fantastic Holiday-enjoyed every second! "

Good balance of activities and socialising plus enough free time. Not a boot camp thank goodness! The quality of classes and instructors was very high and I always felt looked after. Colin and Anouk are perfect hosts. They’re super organised and from the minute I arrived on my own I felt welcome and in safe hands. The Kactus hotel is fine for this type of holiday; comfortable, friendly staff, well maintained. I wanted a holiday with yoga not a retreat and that’s exactly what I got. Plus I met some lovely, fun people.

Barb Bodine

from United States, March 2018

The location on the beach was very nice and the yoga facility was very nice.

Melanie Maitland

from United Arab Emirates, March 2018

The whole experience was a joy. Colin and Anouk are both amazing and wonderful to be around. The activities were fun and you had freedom to do what you like, when you like.

Mia Sabelli-marjosola

from Finland, March 2018

Most of Yoga classes and other activities were fabulous.

Cath Laycock

from Great Britain, March 2018

"Fabulous, friendly, relaxed, supportive "

Colin and Anouk were fantastic hosts. Really helpful and friendly, making us all feel welcome. There were people travelling individually, as a couple, as friends, and as family members and we all made friends. I'm sure that no one felt alone. Do as many or as few of the activities as you like. Very relaxed and friendly. Hotel was great, activities were great.

Paul Yaghmourian

from Great Britain, February 2018

"Perfect break"

Our hosts, Colin and Anouk, were consistently engaged and supportive, nothing was too much trouble; they really went the extra mile and ensured that everything was perfect. The location was idyllic, with places of interest to visit (all arranged for our group). Yoga sessions were excellent, plentiful and varied, and supplemented by other complementary activities.

Caroline Gennser

from Great Britain, February 2018

Good classes, good variety

Location easy going, perfect view over the Sea

Fantastic sun rises

Wonderful hostes and group

Pia Bohlin

from Sweden, January 2018

I liked the seaview, all the different trips to Benidorm, the mountains and Althea

The feedom to choose your aktivity and the yogastudio was was very close

Davina Lester

from Great Britain, January 2018

"Great trip and amazing value for money "

Most enjoyed the added excursions

Anouk knows her local area extensively and so took us to beautiful places and amazing local tapas bar for local food

Anonymous

from Great Britain, January 2018

Lovely group of people to share a great variety of activities. You could pick and choose when to opt in and opt out. Fantastic energy, knowledge and humour from Colin and Anouk who really give 150% and care about you and your enjoyment.

Sid Barnes

from Great Britain, January 2018

"An exceptional holiday ran by exceptional people!"

The location is incredible, the itinerary is varied and fantastic and the day and evening excursions are brilliant.

Amy Stirk

from Great Britain, November 2017

"Fabulous holiday "

As a vegetarian/vegan they provided me with a personal plate of Mediterranean grilled vegetables/quinoa/paella whenever I asked which I thought was great! Never had treatment like that in a hotel. Also they had gluten free bread and lots of the food was labelled gluten free.

The yoga studio was lovely with a varied range of styles and instructors - something for everyone. The aerial yoga is a must!

The massages are also highly recommended and for a reasonable price.

The hotel was a stones throw away from the beach, couldn’t be any closer, and a range of lovely beach side restaurants along the promenade.

On the second to last day we took an excursion to some really cute old towns with nice souvenirs and breathtaking views. Not to be missed :)

Sarah Morton

from Great Britain, November 2017

"A wonderful holiday with yoga meditation and pilates."

Attention to detail kindness of Colin and Anouke excellent studio and great massage.

John Petty

from Great Britain, November 2017

"Professional Company-Great Value for Money "

Professional service. Colin and Anouk very helpful and great company. Beautiful Yoga Studio and Classes. Fantastic excursions. Lovely relaxed friendly location, hotel right by the beach. Cool bars and restaurants in walking distance from hotel.

Louise Swift

from Great Britain, October 2017

"Absolute paradise - surpassed expectations and a hidden gem"

The care and attention to detail provided by Anouk and Colin is second to none , extremely efficient from pick up at the airport , to every point on the itinerary to dropping off . The hotel is in an ideal location to be used as a base for breakfast and sleeping, it is across from the beach. The food is ok , but Albir has some fabulous restaurants and cocktail bars - not to be missed !

Classes were held on the beach - fantastic, especially sunrise Thai chi , and at the yoga studio - a superb facility beautifully designed with an excellent Thai Restaurant adjoining. The instructors were of a high standard and extremely professional .

The whole experience was amazing , classes, location and excursions - fantastic value for money and we will return . Anouk and Colin were seasoned professionals, every detail catered for , including little surprises, treats and even a birthday celebration for one of their clients.

The group was from all over the world and it was lovely to meet different people .

If you would like to practice yoga , meditation, Thai chi etc whilst at the same time be spoiled by fabulous locations and weather and a truly well balanced itinerary this is for you .

Tabitha Patterson

from Germany, October 2017

"Amazing holiday"

This was a wonderful experience. The scenery was gorgeous. The weather was perfect. Anouk and Colin were great at organizing and coordinating everything. There were so many different types of yoga offered, which was great, and the yoga instructors were very good teachers. I enjoyed being in an international group- there were several countries represented. Two people in the group enjoyed it so much that this was their second time. I plan to go back, too. The outings were great fun. However, all activities are optional, so you are not obligated to do anything. It’s very laid back, which I loved. The hotel food is okay, but there is something for everyone to choose from, and there are several amazing and affordable restaurants close to the hotel. I highly recommend this yoga vacation.

Michelle O'donovan

from Ireland, October 2017

Great variety of classes and still had lots of free time also to do your own thing

Anonymous

from Great Britain, October 2017

The choice of different yoga styles

Asta Rude Riis

from Denmark, October 2017

I loved how welcoming and encouraging Anouk and Colin were. They went out of their way to give us the best possible vacation! The yoga instructors were all excellent as well, and the yoga shala looked amazing. The Hotel was right on the beach which was amazing as well. I had a great time and hope to be back soon! :)

Emma Whitby

from Great Britain, October 2017

"Fabulous break"

The hotel was in a great location, the yoga classes were a great mix of old favourites and things I'd never tried (aerial yoga and tai chi). Then in the evening there was always something that you could join in with, but no pressure if you just wanted to chill out.

The hosts Anouk and Colin were really wonderful and made you really feel at home. So the holiday was really relaxing but also great fun and everyone in the group enjoyed it. I'd definitely recommend it. I'd never been on a yoga holiday before but next year I'm hoping to persuade a friend or two to join me as I know they would love this holiday.

Ann Cook

from Great Britain, October 2017

"Premier yoga the best "

Excellent yoga teachers . Variety of yoga styles. Very well managed and organised plus fantastic excursions. Brilliant walks. No worries as pick up from airport plus return journey.

Katherine Collins

from Great Britain, September 2017

"Fabulous "

Anouk and Colin were amazing hosts. They went above and beyond expectations. The classes were excellent and the variety was good. A great way to get experience new styles of yoga. Really enjoyed that this was a holiday rather than a retreat. No pressure to join everything all the time. Had lots of down time to relax. Hotel was old but clean. Very quiet and catered to the oldies.

Yvonne Breen

from Ireland, September 2017

"Best short break I have ever been on."

Anouk and Colin were extremely friendly kind and professional throughout and made everyone feel at home. The Yoga studio was absolutely gorgeous with fantastic instructors, each with a style of their own so you were always experiencing something new. The hotel was excellent and very accomodating with lovely staff.

Patricia Grant-mcgilvray

from Great Britain, September 2017

The welcome we received and the 100% attention we received from Anouk and Colin throughout our stay.

Barrie Dunn

from Great Britain, September 2017

"Fantastic Experiance"

All things about this yoga holiday were very good, from being met at the airport by Anouk, to being dropped of by Colin after our holiday, and all the classes and excersions in between. A great choice of different styles of yoga, and no pressure to do any of them if you wanted an easier day.

Julie Karp

from United States, September 2017

"Beyond"

This yoga holiday far exceeded my expectations in most ways! It was so well-planned and executed. Our hosts, Anouk and Colin are amazing. The yoga classes were excellent, activities were so much fun, the location was perfect, and it was a wonderful group of people. I was suspect of all of the perfect reviews, but now I totally get it!

Sharon Anderson

from Philippines, July 2017

"An amazing holiday."

There was an excellent choice of classes everyday. It was very well organised which included an excursion to some local towns.

Susan Abakhan

from Great Britain, June 2017

Colin and Anouik were very atttentive,accommodating and always went the extra mile to make sure that we were happy and enjoyed our stay.

Diane Olson

from United States, June 2017

"Yoga by the sea!"

Meeting awesome people from different counties!!

Kelly Horan

from United States, June 2017

"Great balance of yoga, relaxation and fun!"

Anouk and Collin are amazing hosts! They go out of their way to make sure your trip is perfect!

Anonymous

from United States, June 2017

"Fantastic "

Colin & Anouk are outstanding hosts, the location is fantastic. This was my first yoga/activity holiday and I definitely do it again. Thoroughly recommend this holiday, you will not be disappointed

Zoe Whiteley

from Great Britain, June 2017

"Perfect Holiday"

Really great experience for my first yoga holiday! Colin and Anouk were perfect hosts and nothing was too much trouble for them. Great location on the beach front. Good selection of classes and i would also recommend the spa treatments.

Lisa Williams

from Great Britain, May 2017

"fantastic yoga holiday"

Well organised, good variety of classes and activities to choose from.

Cathleen Cachia

from Malta, May 2017

"An experience not to be missed "

The class schedule/variety was perfect. The relaxed atmosphere was exactly what I was looking for. Our hosts were to say the least exceptional. Anouk and Collin took the best care of all of us with ease and professionalism. They treated us as friend and not as just clients. I didn't even have to take any pictures as they did the job for us. Well done and a big thank you.

Conchita Fernandez Del Campo

from Belgium, April 2017

I did appreciate the very personal involvement of the organizers … they really made sure everyone was feeling welcome … all the week through, they did propose little surprises here and there (on the roof, on the beach, in the morning or in the evening) making all the difference … creating and very welcoming and sharing atmosphere …

On a more "practical level", I did choose (and appreciate !) this particular proposition because everything was organized in order to be easy for the person (large schedule for the activities, picked up / back to the airport !!!! …). No financial bad surprises and no stress !!!

Lisa Pospiech

from United States, June 2019

"Mai 2019"

Die Unterkunft war sehr schön und familiär. Auch die Personenanzahl war überschaubar, was wir als sehr angenehm empfunden haben. Das Programm war sehr vielfältig. Es gab keinen Zwang jeden Programmpunkt mitzumachen, aber das Angebot war da. Zahlreiche Yoga Arten konnten ausprobiert werden. Am besten hat uns das Yoga am Strand sowie das Aerial Yoga gefallen. Zudem bestand die Möglichkeit sich Fahrräder zu mieten oder eine Massage zu buchen. Das Essen war sehr authentisch und lecker.

Océane Romming

from France, April 2019

"PERFECT !"

I had an incredible week in El Campello with Anouk, Colin and my new friends from all over the world.

The yoga, tai-chi and self defense classes on the beach were incredible, it was like being in a dream. All the teachers were very good and nice.

Also had an incredible 60 minutes massage.

The organized activities were really really nice.

The beach is beautiful and so near from the hotel.

It was really incredible, it won't be my last yoga holiday !

Sylvie Cherrier

from Spain, March 2019

Very friendly organizers, good yoga teachers, very nice experience.

Anonymous

from United States, September 2018

"Relax and treat yourself"

Een geweldige combinatie van yoga met vakantie. Colin en Anouk maken er echt een feest van. Geweldige lessen in verschillende stijlen en bij verschillende yoga docenten. Een keuze uit een verscheidenheid aan lessen, zodat er altijd lessen waren, die mij aanspraken en op tijden die voor mij goed waren. Hierdoor kon ik ook kennismaken met verschillende yoga-stijlen. Daarnaast hadden Colin en Anouk een vrijblijvend aanvullend programma om als groep kennis te maken of een activiteit te ondernemen.

Agatha Didier

from United States, May 2018

"Yoga , sun and wine "

La liberté ! Le choix de faire ce qu on veut ,

La qualité d accueil d’Anouk Et Colin ,

L’organisation au top ,

Le choix des activités

Alix Robert

from France, April 2018

Qualité et professionalisme du programme

Équilibre parfait

Judith Tolazzi

from Austria, March 2018

"Great Yoga Holiday Experience "

It was a perfect Mix of Activity and Holiday! Good Chance to meet incredible People and had a lot Fun doing Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates and doing a nice Excursion!

Hester Apeldoorn

from Netherlands, March 2018

"Ontspannen vakantie"

Vijf dagen lang heb ik nergens aan hoeven denken. Anouk en Colin hadden alles perfect georganiseerd en waren een super gastvrouw en -heer. Je kon kiezen uit een gevarieerd aanbod van yogalessen en pilates en kickboksles. Alles vond plaats op of rond het strand en werd gegeven door verschillende goede leraren. Naast de lessen werd bovendien een aantal leuke activiteiten in de mooie omgeving verzorgd. Het was gezellig en het fijne was: niets moet, alles mag. Ik heb ervan genoten!

Anonymous

from France, February 2018

"SuperSuperSUPER"

les cours variés

Anonymous

from Netherlands, November 2017

"Echt een yoga VAKANTIE"

De gemengde groep, zowel qua afkomst, leeftijd en ervaringen. De locatie was fijn; aan het strand, prima hotel en yogaschool om de hoek. In het programma is veel verschillende keuze, ruimte voor wensen en er is ook nog ruimte voor een excursie.

Anonymous

from Netherlands, November 2017

"I give the permission to publish the review and judgment"

Anouk and Collin were personally very much involved. They did everything to fullfill your wishes for this holiday.

The diversity of the programm made every day different. In this way it is for beginners also a nice introduction to different kind of activities/sports.

Sara Garcia

from Spain, October 2017

"Totalmente Recomendable! Un placer haberlas disfrutado."

El lugar, la estupenda organización, implicación y atención personalizada de los organizadores en el momento de la llegada y desde que reservas el retiro!! . El sitio y hotel espectacular, su amplitud, servicios, proximidad a la playa y a la sala de yoga y actividades. La variedad de clases y actividades entre las que puedes escoger con toda libertad. El ser un retiro con mayor asistencia de personas de habla inglesa de diferentes países, asi como clases impartidas mayormente en inglés, me permitió practicar y mejorar mi inglés con una inmersion durante 5 días. Las visitas y excursiones espectaculares y un tiempo de lujo! La atencion del personal del restaurante tambien fue estupenda. Repetiré.

Patricia Sarmento

from Switzerland, October 2017

"Unforgettable holiday !"

Freedom is the key word of this special holiday thanks to 2 great hosts, Anouk & Colin that will always ensure that you are having a good time! If you fancy attending great yoga, pilates, tai-chi and many other classes either in a beautiful studio, by the beach, or on a rooftop in a very charming environment; or simply doing whatever you feel like, such as swimming in the sea and relaxing by the beach the whole day, this holiday is for you ! No limitations, only unforgettable moments !

Ann Fitzpatrick

from Ireland, April 2019

Freedom to pick and choose from classes and enjoy the beach and surrounds. It was very much a holiday not a retreat. It was relaxed and stress free.

The hotel is small and comfortable, the owners very welcoming.

The visit to albir and altea was fantastic...the studio there is fantastic and the aerial yoga class was awesome.

Throughout the week there was a good balance of yoga with other activities like ti chi or kickfit allowing a good range of activities to suit most audiences..

Colin and Anouk were great and very diligent to everyones needs.

Ella Welsh

from Great Britain, October 2018

"Can’t fault it "

The location of the hotel is excellent, right on the beach. The view was really beautiful, every morning there was a amazing sunrise over the sea. The yoga studio is a short walk away & the quality of the teaching was outstanding. The aerial yoga is a class I’ll never forget. There was a great variety of styles to choose from. It was nice to do yoga on the beach & also the rooftop of the hotel. I tried tai chi for the 1st time which was interesting. Anouk & Colin were excellent hosts & were great at bringing the group together which was really good for those travelling alone. The fact that the transfers are included as well as a day trip to 3 neighbouring towns makes it excellent value.

Steven Forbes

from United States, October 2018

"Amazing yoga holiday "

The whole way we were looked after job well done 😁

Martha Ishak

from Great Britain, June 2018

"Re energizing holiday "

I did like the location of the 4 star hotel, rooms very nice, balcony nice weather and beautiful sun, the hotel roof lovely , yoga on roof , everything nice , my self and my daughter very happy, , yoga studio close by, restaurant, there is nothing to fault.

Irina Isayeva

from United States, June 2018

I liked everything. Colin and Anouk did everything for us to have a good time and be happy. Nice hotel near the beach, rooms and everything in the hotel spacious, friendly and helpful staff. Beautiful yoga studio, knowledgeable and experienced instructors. Variety of yoga classes.

Natalya Dyer

from Great Britain, March 2018

"A lovely week of activities with a friendly crowd"

What a fantastic week. I loved the choice of activities. I'm not massively into yoga, so it was great not to be on a serious yoga retreat! Instead, I did lots of pilates, kickboxing, meditation and even tried salsa. There was a good balance of activities and time just to do your own thing. The excursions were great too, but mainly it was the company. Lots of different guests - all ages and from all over the world to get to know over classes and meals. So it was pretty social, but completely relaxed.

Food wise, I thought the hotel buffet was fine. I mean it catered for a more traditional/older crowd, so don't expect quinoa and lentils or anything trendy, but there was always a cold salad buffet and various meat/fish and veg options and a selection of fruit/desserts. They catered for gluten free diets too, providing gluten free bread rolls and croissants at breakfast. Otherwise there was plenty of choice at breakfast - oats, cereal, yoghurts, breads, cooked breakfast, fruit etc.

I liked the room too - it seemed spacious and had a nice sea view, but I was glad that I'd paid extra to have my own. It was good to be able to spread out and I was often popping back to get changed for different activities. The sunbeds on the roof terrace were great too.

Loved the classes, trying new things, the juicing, meditation, both Anouk and Colin were fantastic, friendly and super helpful. Definitely want to go back!

Anonymous

from Ireland, March 2018

"Fantastic Holiday"

I had a great experience in Albir. Colin & Anouk could not have been nicer - really helpful and pleasant. This made for a fantastic Yoga holiday in a really lovely location.

Emilie Collett

from Sweden, November 2017

Anouk was nice and tried to be accommodating.

Beach was nice.

Aerial yoga class was fun experience.

Nikki Plummer

from Great Britain, October 2017

I had an absolutely amazing time on this retreat, Anouk and Colin were both incredible helpful and friendly, and made us feel right at home straight away.

The selection of activities was great, and it was nice to have options of different types of things to do, and also the option of doing nothing and lying on the beach!

The area was lovely, the hotel is right on the beach, all the rooms have sea views and the scenery is amazing.

I also absolutely loved doing the excursions to the lighthouse and the nearby towns.

Laura Mathieson

from Great Britain, October 2017

"Wonderful holiday"

I can honestly say I liked everything about this holiday. I especially enjoyed the schedule of great things to do and variation of classes available. The yoga classes were fantastic and the studio is a lovely space. It was also lovely to practice yoga on the rooftop and the beach, surrounded by amazing views.

In addition to yoga, it was great to try some new things I hadn't done before such as Self-Defence, Thai Chi and Pilates.

The friendly and welcoming atmosphere created by the hosts went well beyond my expectations,nothing was too much trouble for them. Anouk goes above and beyond to make everyone feel welcome and all of the additional touches and excursions in the surrounding area make it really special.

I'd definitely recommend this holiday and plan to go back with friends next year.

Karen Mckay

from Great Britain, September 2017

"Yoga YoP"

The whole yoga holiday experience was brilliant from start to finish; the range and choice of yoga was excellent and doing yoga outdoors, on the beach and on the roof was wonderful. The yoga studio was really lovely and the hotel is right on the beach and was nice and clean. The socializing was great fun; meeting different nationalities and talking with different yoga teachers. However, without a doubt a surprise bonus was; Anouk and Colin making the experience extra memorable and bringing every aspect together very nicely. They made everyone welcome and made us all feel very well looked after.

Ceri Evans

from Great Britain, June 2017

"Colin and Anouk made the whole experience perfect,."

Colin and Anouk attention to detail and personal touches made themwhole experience perfect ..

Ann Kristin Sæle

from Norway, June 2017

I like the location of the hoteland the yoga at the studio. The teachers there was really good.

Pauline Smith

from England,

I thoroughly enjoyed my yoga holiday. Colin and Annuk looked after us exceptionally well and all details were well organised. We were lucky to be with a great crowd of people and it was fun and exercise in equal amounts. Thank you very much.

Elly P.

from England,

Had a simply wonderful time, our leaders Colin and Anouk were superb and we met a group of wonderful women.

Norman and Anna

from England,

Yoga - standard of yoga centre - 5/5. The standard was excellent and just a nice amount of variety with some continuity if you wanted it. What fantastically helpful people who were available whenever we needed them. Made the holiday with their advice on tap. Words for bookyogaretreats.com. This was a wonderful surprise, we booked it late and frankly had low expectations. But the yoga and pilates was fantastic and the staff of Premier Yoga Holidays gave us excellent tips about where to eat etc, which made the holiday very special.

Lisbeth

from Denmark,

It was a great yoga holiday - wouldn’t call it a retreat though. :-) I would rate it 8 - accommodation could be cosier…

Lesley

I have just come back from a yoga holiday through premier yoga holidays. This was my first yoga holiday, and I had an amazing time. Nothing was too much trouble for Colin and Anouk who organised everything. We arrived a day early, but were picked up from the airport anyway. Colin and Anouk made sure everything ran smoothly and were always around and gave everything 110%. There were plenty of yoga classes of different styles, along with other related activities and the teachers were of a very high standard. The yoga studio was beautiful, and we also did yoga on the beach which was lovely. I would highly recommend this holiday.

Anna

from United Kingdom,

I have just returned from a 5 day luxury Yoga retreat with premier yoga in Albir.

It was by far the most impressive trip I have been on in terms of the facts that my expectations where over exceeded in every way possible.

Anouk and Colin who run the holiday where the most generous and accommodating people I met, the area was beautiful and all the trips they took us on the beauty of it all took me away, I have visited a lot of Spain and a lot of the world and it's become one of my favourite places.

The yoga studio was beautiful, the scenery surrounding the hotel breathtaking.

The classes where varied and plentiful throughout the day and I loved trying Ariel yoga. If your and expert they probably aren't for you as you won't feel challenged or that your learning more, but for me it was fine.

I loved that it was as much about having a good time and a glass of wine as much as it was being spiritual and improving and practicing yoga.

The alternative therapies where also incredible and I had an amazing experience with Saajak (probably spelt wrong)

Who performed organ massage and was just all round a fascinating spiritual and wise person.

I also met the most wonderful people some girls just like me and some people I would never have thought I would have met or spent time with which made it even more special.

I really can't say enough, I would love to go back.

Margaret

This holiday surpassed all expectations - hotel was excellent and the activities on offer were also first class - however the highlight was the effort put in by Colin and Anouk to ensure that everyone had a wonderful time - i would highly recommend this holiday to anyone considering having a yoga holiday break - i fully intend to repeat this experience and look forward to returning to Albir in the near future.

Aoife

from Ireland,

EXCEED EXPECTATIONS! Premier Yoga Holidays are an excellent company, organised, efficient and easy to deal with. From the very beginning, the transfer was smooth and easy, the town was beautiful, the hotel was in a great location in front of the beach and surrounded by beautiful cafes and bars. The teachers were very helpful and energetic. Will definitely use Premier Yoga again!

Helen

from United Kingdom,

The hospitality of Premier Yoga Holidays went above and beyond. Thanks so much for Premier and all who were there for starting off my 2017 amazingly!

Ana

from United Kingdom,

Thank you for the most incredible trip, Albir and Altea where beautiful and I was not expecting anything to what Colin and Anouk put on for us and all their hospitality and kindness. You are really wonderful people and I wish you every success. I will be spreading the word and hope to come back again this year!All the best for the new year!

Alfredo

from Spain,

Fantastic experience and very well organized. The yoga lessons were excellent, and the ayurvedic massage outstanding! I give Premier Yoga Holidays a 10!

Sara

from United Kingdom,

Great in all aspects, loved each yoga teacher, and loved Colin and Anouk! What a fab team! The yoga holiday was awesome!

Ros

from United Kingdom,

Premier Yoga Holidays couldn't have been more helpful in accommodating everyone's individual needs! I liked the ethos of being on your own or joining in with the walks, meals etc. Great balance and variety, like life should be!

Margarett

from Glasgow,

I went on a January Yoga Holiday with Premier. It was excellent. The staff were 1st class and the standard of the yoga centre again excellent. Everything I could not fault. I highly recommend Anouk and Colin to everybody and the whole experience excelled above all expectations. My message to bookyoga retreats is that I would put this company on the very top of your list!

Tunmike,

from United Kingdom,

I have had such a fantastic experience her from start to finish. The whole holiday has been really well organized. I will most definitely be back! Thank you Premier Yoga for everything!

Helene

from United Kingdom,

I attended a ‘5 day yoga holiday’ with Premier Sports toward the end of November 2016. I have been on a number of yoga retreats before, and have practiced yoga for going on 5 years. On reflection i would say that this ‘yoga holiday’ is more suitable for people who are new to yoga and looking for an introduction to a few different styles rather than those either interested in or already living a yogi lifestyle.

The cost and all inclusive package is certainly easy and a great drawcard.

It’s definitely a bonus when airport transfers are included, one less thing to organise. Plus it's a nice way to meet other retreat goers if they’re in the same pick up as you.

The organised excursions were well organised and a nice addition.

Both Colin and Anouk were great hosts, very personable and chatty. However i was disappointed to discover that neither of them practice yoga regularly. I also found the taking of photos, especially during class, disruptive and slightly intrusive (especially when you’re trying to focus on your mat) as photos were often taken without the courtesy of asking first.

The Beach side Yoga Studios (as detailed in the advertisement) is in fact just 1 studio, and not beach side (ie. not across the road from the beach, nor even in view of the beach, unless you stand outside and look down the street). And while the studio is truly a lovely space the classes are not dedicated to ‘holiday’ goers.

Therefore the class schedule is also the public schedule. While the holiday class schedule offered a variety of classes (both in and out of the studio), i too found many of the classes not to the same standard i would choose to attended at home. Overall I found there was often very little structure or intention to the practices and little to no adjustments/options were given during class to accommodate the varying skill levels. I enjoyed Roberto’s class on the first day, the meditation on the second day, and then we had lovely lady take a hath class at the hotel one evening (with the wedding reception in the back ground). I can’t remember her name, but it was her first time teaching for the program. It was disappointing to find none of the classes were Vinyasa flow, especially as this is a hugely popular style of yoga; and after speaking with a number of guests many of us listed this style in our registration form.

Many of us enjoyed the meditation class and would have liked to start each day with a pre-breakfast meditation as it partners so well with yoga. Such a shame it was only offered once.

Two additional wellness treatments were presented to us our first night. At 50euro each i was disappointed that the explanations and endorsements given were somewhat wishy-washy rather than informative and thorough (50euro is a lot of money for some).

As Ellie says the hotel food was the standard buffet-stlye you’d expect from any all-inclusive hotel. However it was often repetitive, overcooked, oily and/or deep fried, out of tins and/or heavily processed food. Nutritious options were limited as were vegetarian options. Overall the food was uninspiring and in my opinion not complementary to the yogi life. I realise it’s likely nothing can be done about the standard of the food, so perhaps at a minimum, a list of local healthy cafes/restaurants/juice bars could be provided to guests so they know the options available.

Meal times often clashed with the class schedule meaning you were eating too close to the beginning of class or having to rush following class. Obviously meal times are dictated by the hotel and are unlikely to change, however perhaps the class schedule could be adjusted to accommodate at least 1 full hour (if not 2) between the end of meal time and the start of class. Especially in the morning. It’s very difficult to exercise while your body is trying to digest food. I was also very surprised that the class schedule didn't include a yoga/mediation class before breakfast as this is a great way to start the day.

While staying in a hotel is certainly convenient, the lack of a private communal area somewhat separates the group. As many of the holiday guests attended the holiday on their own perhaps, at the least, arranging dedicated group dining tables for the duration of holiday program would provide guests with a consistent space to meet and share.

I chose the Premier Yoga Holiday looking to further my practice and continue a healthy yogi lifestyle. While i met some lovely people, and found this a nice break away from a busy life, unfortunately, this experience did not encompass the ethos of yoga i’ve learned about these past 5 years. And like Ellie, i too didn't find this a fitting concept for a yoga holiday or retreat for me.

Rashida and Nurjahan

from United Kingdom,

Our flight was delayed and Colin and Anouk where really fantastic and came and picked us up at 23.30 at night. Brought us back to the hotel and made sure we were safe. The Next day we started our yoga holiday and it was fantastic. We will definitely come back again and we met some amazing people. The teachers, yoga studio and weather were amazing and aerial yoga is a lot of fun and a must! Its was a perfect time for us and we definitely want to do something like this again.

Response from Colin-Managing Director of Premier Yoga Holidays

Thanks ladies. It was a pleasure to have you here with us and thank you for the video testimonial. We have now put this on Premier Yoga Holidays Facebook page and our YouTube channel.

Rachel H.

from United Kingdom,

I booked a holiday with Premier Yoga and I had the best time. I recommend it to everybody, you meet some great people and have some really relaxing classes. Big Thumbs up and a 10!

Response from Colin-Managing Director of Premier Yoga Holidays

Rachel, It was a pleasure to meet you. Thank you. Did you check out the videos on Facebook ?

Bri

from Spain,

I was in Albir, Spain with Premier Yoga and I had the most fantastic holiday for about 5 days. I did aerial yoga for the first time and I think its was absolutely life changing. I met people from all across the world and I am really excited to go back again at the next chance I get.

Bernadette

from Ireland,

I was in Albir on the most amazing 5 day holiday with Premier Yoga. I would like to say a big thank you to Colin and Anouk for making the holiday an amazing experience, it truly was one of the best holidays of my life. I wish them continuous success and I would definitely return for a repeat holiday!

Response from Colin-Managing Director of Premier Yoga Holidays

Hi Bernadette. Thank you for your very kind word and your testimonial video which can now be seen on both our Facebook and YouTube channel.

Dana

from United Kingdom,

I was in Albir with Premier yoga holidays and I had such a fantastic time. I am so glad that I picked them. Colin, Anouk and the team were amazing. Just a warm welcome and special treats along the way (I wont ruin the surprises). Albir was just awesome, the people are friendly and the staff really cater for your needs. I had a lovely time with a lot of magical moments and I really recommend it. What I really appreciated of the holiday is that you are quite free and it is not a rigid schedule. There was lots and lots going on, but it was your choice if you wanted to take part. You can have a relaxed holiday or try all classes from yoga to martial arts and just everything. Its been a really great experience!

Response from Colin-Managing Director of Premier Yoga Holidays

Hi Dana, many thanks for the warm wishes and Id like to say from all of us that just meeting you was a beautiful experience. You truly are a ray of sunshine and we sincerely hope that you will come back again very soon! Your testimonial video is now proudly displayed on our Facebook and YouTube channel.

Danielle

from England,

I was in Albir with Premier Yoga Holidays. The range of yoga was amazing. We were doing ashtanga, hatha, beach yoga and aerial yoga. The weather was really good, the sea and the beautiful blue sky. As for the holiday the people and the yoga teachers I met were amazing as were Colin and Anouk.

Response from Colin-Managing Director of Premier Yoga Holidays

Danielle, thank you so much for your comments. Your video, although a little bit windy is now pride of place on both our facebook and youtube channel.

Carol

from United Kingdom,

My holiday was absolutely amazing. The yoga centre was fantastic, calm and tranquil. The sessions and the teachers were really professional and taught the most wonderful yoga and pilates, I personally loved the pilates, that is my sport. The sessions were absolutely fantastic, I couldn´t recommend this holiday any more.

Response from Colin-Managing Director of Premier Yoga Holidays

Hi Carol, Thank you so much. It was a pleasure to meet both you and Jyoti and I hope to meet you both again soon. I have put your video testimonial on our facebook and youtube channel.

Joyti

I had a great time with Premier Yoga Holidays. I joined in yoga and pilates classes which were amazing. The weather was great, the food was amazing and company was amazing too.

Response from Colin-Managing Director of Premier Yoga Holidays

Joyti. Thanks. You were amazing too.

Ellie

from United Kingdom,

I went on a yoga holiday with Premier Sports at the end of November and spent 5 days in Albir. I have been on a few yoga retreats before, and I would say that this holiday is most suitable for people new to yoga who are interested to try different styles and those who want a holiday with some fitness element to it. Below are some of my observations that I hope can be useful:

+ hassle-free transfer (everything is organized by the host)

+ great yoga studio, equipped for aerial yoga classes as well as more traditional styles of yoga

+ very good excursions/walks organized by the hosts, the villages and views around Albir are stunning

+ clean and convenient accommodation, literally across the road from the beach

- food was the standard buffet-style you would expect at an all-inclusive hotel; however, it is not the typical 'yogi' food (i.e. lots of canned food, food cooked in a lot of oil/fat, very limited choice of vegetarian food), so if you are looking for fresh organic juices, ayurvedic herbal teas, indian spices, fat/sugar/salt-free food, there will be none of this unfortunately;

- meal times were not scheduled appropriately for yoga sessions; sometimes going for a yoga session meant that you would have to either skip a meal or have a meal too close to the session (less than 2 hours before the session) or rush back to have a quick something before the restaurant closes;

- whilst a variety of yoga classes/styles were offered, I found most of the teachers not of the same professional standard as the classes I would choose to attend at home; some of the teachers spoke very basic English not able to provide plenty of instructions, there were barely any physical adjustments, and due to no consistency in schedule (some of the teachers would only appear once in 5 days), there was no continuous support throughout the 5 days from the teachers (where multiple classes are provided, I would have preferred to have, for example, same teacher for each morning practice, so that he/she gets to know the students better and can provide some individual attention/adjustment during the class)

Overall, having done yoga for over 10 years, I found it a nice holiday but not fitting the concept of a yoga retreat for me.

Response from Colin-Managing Director of Premier Yoga Holidays

Hi Ellie

Thank you very much for your comments. These are really important to us and would be easy for us just to take the good ones and simply ignore and bad ones. I want you to be assured that this is not the case.

With regards to the food, as a rule it is of a great standard. We did on this trip get a couple of comments relating to the food and we instantly called a meeting with the hotel management to ensure that this was a one off. We forwarded all comments to them and have spent time since discussing and working on new and varied vegetarian options.

We will now, as from our next holiday date, offer all of our guests ayurvedic herbal teas both after meals and in their rooms. We are also introducing fresh fruit stations and juicing sessions. So again your comments can improve the experiences of future guests.

One thing we can not change is the meal schedule. The hotel offers breakfast from 730-10, lunch from 1300-1500 and dinner from 1930-2130. We then offer classes all of the way through the daytime in which guests get the option to choose upto any 4. If guests then choose to practice 4 times in the day, they really struggle in trying to keep to a 2 hour rule.

We have however arranged with the hotel that lunch could be offered as a pack lunch meaning that you could take it with you and eat it at a more convenient time to fit in with the class of your choice.

Finally with regards to there not being a consistency in classes and teachers. A great many of our guests comment on how much they enjoy the wide variety of teaching styles we offer and most of our teaches do offer classes on all of the 5 days. Saying that and again reading your thoughts, we are looking at trying to have a number of teachers who will take classes throughout the 5 days at the same time of day giving those who choose early starts or later sessions to form a closer relationship with the said teachers.

Ellie, once again may I thank you for your comments and ideas and I hope that you will see from my replies that these have not 'fallen on deaf ears' and will only enhance the yoga holiday experience which we offer.

I hope that you and your sister are doing fine and hope to see you both again soon.

a participant

The yoga holiday retreat was a disappointment. Anouck was very kind and helpful, but the retreat was characterized by that she and Colin don`t know enough about yoga and yoga philosophy to make a good holiday for yogis. Most of the yoga sessions didn`t fit neither beginners or advanced. Some of the yoga teachers didn`t speak English and had not enough knowledge about yoga to teach safe. Some of the yoga classes were too ful, we were together with other people, at age of 70, and the yoga was adapted them - not the rest of the group.

At the huge hotel ( looked like a cruise ship) were almost very old people. You should expect better food from a 4 stars hotel. Some food in the buffet was served several times and the fruit was rotten. The vegetarian food as an alternative in yoga holidays was not good: only one or a few small dishes at the buffet. Meals and yoga were random put together, not good planned. The yoga lifestyle about doing yoga before eating breakfast and other meals was not complied.

Response from Colin-Managing Director of Premier Yoga Holidays

Hi there and thanks for your comments. I must say that after 25 years in the yoga, martial arts and fitness world and having Multi award winning studios, I feel it a little unfair your comments on my lack of knowledge of both yoga and indeed yoga philosophy.

That said I feel it only fair to address some of your comments. With regards to the standard of teaching, all of our teachers are full time professionals with many years experience. We stress that the holidays we offer are open to all abilities and will give people a chance over the 5 days to experience an array of many different styles and disciplines. This at times makes it difficult for the teachers to pitch a level. Too advanced and deep yoga is much too much for beginners or people with limited experience to handle where as basic classes with lots of instruction can at times become slow and non demanding for more advanced practitioners. For this, our teachers are asked to try to gauge a mid way level for our guests. This is not always easy.

We are however always looking to improve the experience of our guests and will now try to adopt a system where we can taylor a selection of our classes to guests of differing abilities.

With regards to the hotel you are correct in that this hotel is a large, 110 room hotel. We use it due to its fantastic beachfront location, beautiful views, quiet and tranquil nature ( not a family holiday resort or loud hotel) and very close proximity to our yoga studios. As a rule, the food is usually of a good standard with different menu served each evening all based on the Mediterranean diet with plenty of salads and sea foods and as with this occasion myself and my team we also eat there. We did on this trip get a couple of comments relating to the food and we instantly called a meeting with the hotel management to ensure that this was a one off. I am aware that you stayed at the hotel for 3 extra days on a full board basis and I wonder if it was at this time that the vegetarian options were so poor. Either way as I stress this has been brought up with the hotel and I sincerely hope that this will not be the case in the future.

With regards to the breakfast and yoga situation this is one where I would struggle to know how I could change things. Breakfast at all hotels has set times and here they have a generous 2 and a half hours 0730-1000. As it is the winter season the rooftop yoga, beach yoga and tai chi class we put on for the 'early risers' can only start at 0800 due to the dark mornings. We then put classes on at 10.00, 11.10 and 12.20. Then we have afternoon and evening classes. I feel that it was indeed possible to practice yoga before eating breakfast.

After the great comments we usually receive and the fact that we stress that this is a holiday with great yoga, great times and great people and not a strict yoga retreat we commit ourselves on spending a fantastic time with our guests catering for their every need and seeing them go home happy and smiling with a great many of them returning again and again. I am sincerely sorry and saddened that this is not the case this time and that you did not feel it the experience you thought it would be.

Louise and Francisca

from Netherlands,

The yoga retreat of Premier Yoga Holidays in Albir was beyond our expectations!

We had a real relaxed holiday in which every little detail that showed up or that might stress us out, was thought of by de lovely Anouk and charming Colin. These two people are seasoned organizers, very personable and so incredibly kind. They created a made to measure holiday for each and every one of the group. All our questions were answered before they even showed up, and they seemed to be everywhere when we needed them. Not only the practical stuff was managed very smoothly, the programme was wonderful with loads of different choices and different yoga and pilates teachers. Also very experienced teachers of high integrity who perform their art with heart and passion. Anouk and Colin also offered some fun extra activities such as an excursion, drinks in the Port of Altea at a wonderful lounge bar and dancing classes. Nothing mandatory, but whatever made you feel happy. We felt so at ease, so well taken care of and we had so much fun. My friend and I are (a.o.) in the talent business… Well these two people are totally living their potential!

No need to look any further, Premier Yoga Holidays is the place to be, a big 9! (not a 10, because we thought the hotel and the food were not totally awesome, but they were value for money)

Suzy

from Hungary,

I had an absolutely fantastic time in Albir, great yoga and Pilates sessions, amazing view. Colin and Anouk as organizers are doing an excellent job as much in taking part in fun activities as when having to tackle issues. I returned home as a morning yoga fun (though not being a morning person) and started to take Pilates lessons. The team I met there was amazing, in lots of ages from different parts of the world. Really inspiring and relaxing time, will definitely come back!

Kate Gray

from United Kingdom,

I recently enjoyed a fabulous 4 day yoga break with Premier Yoga Holidays in Albir Spain. Plenty of yoga and other activities to pick and choose from and a yoga studio that was to die for. But, what made the holiday really special was the personal service from Anouk and Colin. They took every opportunity to add value and make sure that everyone in the group had the chance to have the very best time. I have great memories and would recommend to anyone whether travelling alone or with friends. Thank you Premier Yoga for a truly wonderful 4 days.

Brianna Fitzpatrick

from United States,

It was a great balance of fun, peace, sunshine, and salt water. I was able to try aerial yoga for the first time and became addicted instantly! Meeting people from around the world was a plus, as well being taken care of so well by our hosts.

Linda Jansen

from Netherlands,

De yogavakantie was geweldig én een werkelijke vakantie. Het yoga aanbod was uitzonderlijk goed. Van zonsopgang tot 18.00 waren er vrijwel continu yogalessen. Die je mocht doen, maar niet hoefde te doen. Wil je yoga doen, dan kom je opdagen. Wil je liever een boekje lezen op het strand, ook okay. De reisleiding is fantastisch. Ze zijn er wanneer je wil maar ze zijn ook onzichtbaar en niet opdringerig.

Ik raad iedereen aan om een yogavakantie te boeken bij Premier Yoga Holidays.

Ik ga zeker terug!

Een minpunt: het bed in hotel Cactus was niet geweldig.

Julie

from Belgium,

Een echte aanrader! Zeker ook als je alleen reist. Alles is optioneel dus het voelt als een echte vakantie aan. De begeleiders en personeel zijn zeer vriendelijk en helpen je bij al je vragen. Ik zou de reis aan iedereen aanbevelen die zich wilt verdiepen in de verschillende yogastijlen maar toch ook een vakantie zoekt, de locatie is hier dan ook perfect. Voor mij zeker een 10/10 waard!

Irène

from France,

La reprise a été un peu difficile !Mon séjour s'est super bien passé et franchement je le recommande vivement. Les organisateurs sont vraiment extra et ont tout fait pour que notre séjour soit merveilleux.Un choix de différents sports nous était proposé et l'ambiance était vraiment excellente. Notre groupe était constitué de personnes de 24 à 61 ans et de différentes cultures.C'est toujours enrichissant d'être dans un tel groupe et cela s'est super bien passé.Le fait que l'hôtel soit près de la mer nous a laissé également une grande liberté sur notre emploi du temps. Car, il ne faut pas l'oublier c'était une période sportive mais de vacances également alors, tout est réuni pour que cela soit juste EXTRA ;-) Que du Bonheur et ravie de ma première expérience avec Premier Yoga Holidays.

Elisa

Hola , la verdad es que ha sido una experiencia fantástica, aunque al principio me sentí, un poco desubicada por el idioma , ya que la mayoría de componentes del grupo hablaban inglés y yo no, pero como había otra española , me sentí más cómoda. Pero según pasaban los días, la integración en el grupo fué magnifica, ya que todas nos esforzábamos por entendernos, y aparte de todas las actividades , yoga etc, la convivencia , con personas de tantas nacionalidades ha merecido la pena, y creo que ese ha sido el sentir general del grupo , por los comentarios realizados a través del grupo de watssap. Ha sido genial, repetiría.