Spa resorts around the world are joining the medical tourism trend and providing packages for visitors to obtain medical checks while on vacation.
It can be difficult to fit in a visit to the doctor during a working week, so a growing number of holidaymakers are enjoying the option to purchase all-in-one wellness packages as part of their vacation.
The Casa Velas Hotel in Mexico has broken onto the scene with its new Wellness Spa/Medi Holiday programme, which includes a three-night stay and a full medical check-up by a certified physician, with a free interview with a cosmetic surgeon if desired.
Visitors benefit from a full range of blood and cardiac tests, including EKG, tread mill, urinalysis, PSA, CBC, blood chemistry, lipid profile and blood group, all of which is performed in under three hours.
The rest of the time can then be spent relaxing with daily spa treatments, enjoying the spa food menu created by a nutritionist and experienced chef, or playing a round of golf at one of three signature courses.
While staying at the hotel, guests can also enjoy their very own plunge pool or Jacuzzi and access to an exclusive beach club, as well as the hotel's gourmet restaurant, sushi and wine bar.
What's better? Private or NHS healthcare?