Now’s the time to put yourself first and book in for one of the world’s best wellness retreats for a long weekend dedicated to meditation, relaxation and wellbeing.
From sunrise yoga workshops in New Zealand to wild swimming in Somerset, here are our favourites.
If sun-kissed shores, mountain top views and infinity pools tick all of the right boxes for your wellness retreat dreams (how couldn’t they?), then you’ll want to check into SHA Wellness Clinic this 2022. Located in Alicante, Spain, the space has been crafted with wellness at centrefold, using natural therapies and healthy disciplines to encourage and help guests meet their goals.
They boast a whole range of health programmes, from rebalancing to detox sessions, fitness regimes to healthy ageing. Programmes start from a minimum of four days and will see you learning new skills to manage your physical and mental well-being through personalised regimes.
One look at The Well in Costa Rica’s website and we instantly feel more relaxed. Just flicking through the photos of the resort is giving us serious FOMO, making us want to click the ‘book’ button.
The retreat specialises in holistic methods, offering specialist treatments, from the ancient Hierbas y Flore massage, a deep massage using freshly picked native herbs and flowers, to mindful movement programmes. The River Bath experience sounds totally irresistible, consisting of a four-hour journey as you immerse yourself in the sounds of nature while experiencing a massage and soak in a riverside herbal bath.
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For a wellness retreat a little closer to home, look to Our Retreat in Somerset. Located on a secluded 17-bedroom farmhouse, this retreat will see you channel a slower pace of life as you switch off from the outside world and immerse yourself in the 42 acres of surrounding countryside.
Their retreats include a two nights stay at the farmhouse, and is filled with yoga workshops, afternoon pilates lessons, wild swimming and breath-work sessions. Each retreat includes meals and healthy snacks, guided walks around the scenic Somerset surroundings and evening bonfire nights.
Wanting to head further afield? Our Retreats also hosts retreats around the world, from Italy to Chamonix, Portugal to Marrakech.
Although temporarily closed for now, Bali’s Como Shambhala Estate is well worth the visit for those searching for the ultimate wellness experience. Their holistic, 360-degree approach is second to none, offering guests the chance to experience nature unlike ever before as well as offering a chance to work on and better themselves.
Expect state-of-the-art facilities and stunning accommodation to take centre stage. The space specialises in yoga and pilates, so is perfect for those wanting to take their hobby to the next level. Book in here and you won’t ever want to leave.
New Zealand’s Aro Ha retreat will see you fall deeper in love with nature than ever before. Surrounded by stunning scenery complete with glistening blue lakes and snow-capped mountains, the resort is completely stunning.
With bookable retreats every month, you’ll soon be spending your time downward dogging as the sun rises, hiking around the open space and connecting with like-minded individuals over nourishing healthy spreads. Who could resist a yoga workshop with a view like this anyway?
Rooted in wellness, Kamalaya Koh Samui’s is the place to go to revive your mind, body and soul. It’s actually centred around a monk’s cave that’s said to have served Buddhist monks as a place of meditation and spiritual retreat, and the space brings this spiritually to life through their yoga and wellness practices.
Heading here is to disconnect from the outside world, escaping the chaos and welcoming a slower pace of life. There are over 50 certified wellness professionals, from doctors of traditional Chinese medicine to nutritionists, each helping you to slow down and adopt a new way of living.
Tie your fascination with hot springs and your passion for wellness together with a visit to Castle Hot Springs. Located in the American state of Arizona, wellness is centrefold to the resort, offering a space to switch off and relax surrounded by hot springs.
Sink into the warming springs and detox your body with the natural waters, go on hikes across the desert or book in for a reiki treatment. For the yogis, it’s also well known for its daily yoga and meditation sessions. Re-energize your body with a yin yoga class or some vinyasa flow.
It’s hard not to completely lose yourself in the beauty of a stay at any of Aman’s global resorts but Aman Amanenu especially. Feeling like it’s been plucked straight from a movie, the resort is surrounded by the forested hills of Ise-Shima, away from prying eyes and home to mineral-rich hot springs, coastline and pilgrim trails.
Their dedicated wellness packages are not to be missed. Spend your day delighting on fresh foods, detoxing through yoga and purifying with a ninety-minute scrub and wrap.