The Best Wellness Retreats in the World not-to-miss (Updated)

You don’t have to shell out the big bucks for rejuvenating retreat these days. Healthy holidays have become such a popular past time that there are whole host of different venues and programs, and for all types of travelers, from budget-friendly wellness holidays to the luxury resorts.

And to be found in the most enchanting and incredible locations, all to revitalize your mind, body and self. Be one of the first to find out what to expect on a retreat these days.

Be amazed by the wonderful and unexpected ways that your perspective and behaviours can change on a wellness vacation that can quite literally change your whole life.

It is up to you to take an active and positive role on a health and wellness retreat, the results can be magnificent and so self-reinforcing through the positive feedback loop created.

This collection of iconic wellness retreats offers incredible retreat experiences, with everything you will need to spend time on yourself away from your normal life schedule – giving you the space to refresh and recharge those ‘life batteries’, and make the big decisions that often ‘bubble up’ to the surface in these environments of change, love and support.

And guess what? We offer all the awesome retreats there are (affordable and luxury centers), at great places with amazing practitioners and programs (plus deliciously healthy food to feed the mind!).

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Here are the times of year for the most popular destinations.

A.The summer months in the Northern Hemisphere (EUROPE and UNITED STATES), are vibrant with retreats of all types, ranging from wellness programs of yoga and meditation, surfing and hiking, to detox cleansing and healing, and much more…

This is also the go-to time of year to visit BALI ISLAND OF RETREAT GODS. This is a mecca for luxury centers, resorts and hotels all offering relaxing and rejuvenating stays; it is a hub for yoga studios, health food cafes, plus practitioners and workshops in many different disciplines and practices, especially in Ubud in the green rainforest center of the island, and the beach village of Canggu, with it’s wide surfing beach and beautiful sunsets.

If you don’t really have the time to travel you can go domestic wherever you are, there are plenty of experiences to seek out in the US and the other side of the Atlantic there is ENGLAND and a great variety of wellness getaways all over the continent, like those to be found in enchanting PORTUGAL, or the diverse landscapes and islands of SPAIN and the many regions of ITALY.

B.The first 3 months of the year are peak and high season in Asia and the tropics all over the world. So this makes it a great time of year to visit if you are seeking out hot, dry weather to go with your time away.

It is also one of the busiest times of year so be prepared for crowds and higher priced travel and accommodation options in the busiest places like wild COSTA RICA and sunny MEXICO; and on the other side of the world in 

INSPIRING INDIA – The driest time in Goa and Kerala in the South, although the season extends up to May when the monsoons come through, until it is busy again at the end of the year; it is also busy at this time in the North of India but can be chill too! Not too far away is SRI LANKA with similar visitor months along it’s southern coastline.

AMAZING THAILAND – these busy months bring crowds of wellness travelers searching out the appealing beauty of the tropical islands in the south, like Phuket and those found on Koh Samui and on Koh Phangan (which are probably a collection of the best retreat islands in the world). Especially prevalent here are the vast array of wellness fitness retreats, where people devote their time to scheduled activity plans that include a range of physical challenges like swimming, running, cycling and even the national sport of Muay Thai (Thai Boxing).

All and anything is possible and available to you, so there is no need to limit your expectations and desires here – seek out that wellness trip on a retreat holiday that you have always wanted and dreamed of, it can only happen if you make the decision to let it happen.

Here are our…

…24 TOP WELLNESS RETREATS (Updated)

So here are most popular retreat centers that are guaranteed to deliver all-round great outcomes for you and have received very positive guest reviews for their brand new offerings.

You won’t find a ‘Best for Solo’ feature on any of these venues because every one of them provides a welcoming and supportive environment for all solo retreats, women’s and men.

 

         1. 7 Day Goddess Wellness Retreat Bali

Enjoy a lovely women’s holiday in a small group based out of a private villa sanctuary oasis in the middle of this busy beach area. Choose your package based on how you would like to spend your time – yoga, surfing, fitness and spa.

These women’s only wellness retreats are attractive to go on as a solo traveler; with daily inclusions to make your holiday easy and blissful – every day enjoy the good food, spa, yoga and the company of a small group – making these great value all-inclusive fun retreats.

BEST FOR>>>WOMEN, ALL-INCLUSIVE, RELAXING GROUP HOLIDAYS

From $1999; Dates- All Year Round

lady sitting on surf board in sea

 

            2. 8 Day Epic Girls Yogini Retreat, Beach Oasis Mexico

A popular boutique retreat center right on it’s own rugged beautiful beach providing unique and dreamy luxurious accommodations, and well integrated into the natural surroundings. Yoginis travelling solo or in a group and Yoga couples are well served here with one week breaks that include food, room and spa services. There’s a surf break on the doorstep too if you fancy some lessons.

BEST FOR>>>YOGA AND MEDITATION, FUN, BEACH HOLIDAY, SURFING

From $1699 ; Dates- All Year Round

xinalani aerial view

 

 3. 5 Day Yoga, Meditation and Wellness Vacation in Costa Rica

Surround yourself with nature and focus on cultivating your health. This retreat is the perfect opportunity to meet your individual health goals. The team has created the perfect environment for you to learn how to cultivate your health.

Your wellness vacation will include your ocean view suite, three local organic meals per day, daily yoga, qi gong, or meditation, an integrative medical consultation, wellness plan and treatment, group health classes, a 20% discount on all of our treatment options

BEST FOR>>>HEALTH FOOD, LIFESTYLE CHANGE, YOGA, MEDITATION

From $6000 ; Dates- All Year Round

infinity pool looking to sea

  4. 3 Day Loving Detox and Yoga Escape UK

Offering boutique retreats in the English countryside where small groups come together for spa, yoga, relaxation and detox. Choose between Champneys Health Spa in Hampshire or their retreat center in West Sussex. If you are looking for boutique luxury with your yoga and meditation then these short breaks deliver.

BEST FOR>>>WELLNESS SPA, YOGA, SHORT-BREAKS

From $580; Dates- All Year Round

champneys-forest-mere

      5. 4 Night Spa Detox Retreat UK

With different duration stays from just one night through to a week or two, this purpose built center near London offers fitness classes all day long, with great accommodation and nutritious food, to enable you to take a refreshing break not too far away from home if you are based in the South East of England.

BEST FOR>>>DETOX, FITNESS, SPORTS, SPA

From $1500 ; Dates- All Year Round

nutritious salad bowl

       7. 15 Day Slimming Ayurveda Retreat India

On the shores of the Arabian sea this beachside village resort is attached to an on-site Ayurvedic hospital and offers programs to combat physical ailments and rejuvenation of health and wellbeing. Enjoy traditional Ayurvedic therapies on a retreat in a wonderfully peaceful `environment. 

BEST FOR>>>HOLISTIC HEALTH SOLUTIONS, AYURVEDIC MEDICINE, BEACHSIDE RELAXATION

From $2900; Dates- All Year Round

indian beach

       8. 6 Night Couples YogaCycleFit Transformation Thailand

This long-established center sits on a secluded beach in a quiet part of the island with little else around except for the rooms and facilities, plus coconut trees and the sight of long boats fishing out on the water in-front of the far off islands.
 
From its roots in teaching yoga the wellness proposition has developed to incorporate fitness activities in the YogaCoreCycle branded active retreats. These offer enjoyable yoga classes open to all skill levels, plus group cycle and fitness workouts. Take a break here to keep active, feel great and hit that reset button if needs be.
 
 
BEST FOR>>>SOLO WELLNESS RETREAT, BEACHSIDE, YOGA, FITNESS, SHORT-BREAKS

From $1350; Dates- All Year Round

samahita beachfront pool
 
 
    
       
 
         9. 4 Day Yoga and Spa Break @Wellness Resort Bali
       

This boutique and private resort is surrounded by the enchanting rainforest and paddy fields of central Bali. Make the most of the luxury accommodation and supportive classes for all skill levels at this private and quiet venue; enjoy great health food and juices as part of the yoga, spa and healing programs, and soak up the relaxing and peaceful ambience.

BEST FOR>>> BOUTIQUE RESORT, YOGA, SPA, RELAXATION, SHORT-BREAKS

From $850 ; Dates- All Year Round

terraced paddy fields

 

               

               10. 7 Night Slimming Yoga Detox Retreat in Luxury Bali

A secluded resort in a rainforested river ravine in the heart of Ubud, offering an array of workshops and treatments in pampering spa, healing, yoga and meditation. Well known for it’s authentic and holistic programs.

BEST FOR>>> HEALING SPA RETREAT, YOGA & MEDITATION, RELAXATION, DETOX, HEALTH FOOD, SHORT-BREAKS

From $2100 ; Dates- All Year Round

terraced paddy fields

 
       
 
         11. 4 Day Better Sleep Retreat for Women Bali
 
Bespoke programs for resetting your lifestyle, with fitness, diet, healing and a focus on personal change and development; with support from experienced practitioners at this luxury villa setting in the quiet part of this tourist haven. 
 
 
BEST FOR>>>FITNESS, DETOX, LIFESTYLE CHANGE
 
 
From $2800 ; Dates- All Year Round
 
 
solo woman by pool with green juice
 
 
 
 
 
        12. 4 Day Holistic Healing Wellness Retreat,Ubud in Bali
 
This quintessential wellness healing retreat center, sits around the river bed amongst wild rainforest in the heart of Bali. Using a traditional Balinese approach to treatments and regimen for your mind and health rejuvenation. 
 
 
BEST FOR>>>HEALING, LUXURY SPA, NUTRITION, RELAXATION
 
 
From $1100 ; Dates- All Year Round
 
 
forested riverside spa
 
 
 

          13. COMO Shambhala Estate, Ubud, Bali

Over recent years Bali has become the most popular luxury wellness destination – this famous retreat venue is set amongst the island’s central rainforest and surrounded by terraced paddy fields – incredible private villas, great facilities, delicious and innovative food menus, and a schedule of multi-disciplinary classes led by experienced teachers and practitioners. 
 
BEST FOR>>>LUXURY WELLNESS RESORT, SPA, RELAXATION, HEALTH FOOD, SHORT-BREAKS
 
More Information>>>COMO Shambhala Estate
 
 
swimming pool in rainforest
 
 
 
 
 
       14. 8 Day Rejuvenate Ayurveda Retreat in Kerala,India
 
 
On the shores of the Arabian sea in Kerala, this center is considered one of the best Ayurveda spa resorts in the world. Offering complete wellness programs including Anti-Ageing, Rejuvenation, Detox and Weight loss.

Their experienced doctors and support team provide consultation and supervision of all traditional treatments including Ayurvedic nutrition, oils, herbs, medicines, and meditation. 

BEST FOR>>>AYURVEDA HEALING, PANCHAKARMA, ANTI-AGEING REGIMENS, HOLISTIC, ALL-INCLUSIVE WELLNESS SPA

 
 
From $3200 ; Dates- All Year Round

luxury private pool villa

      15. 3 Night Spa Life Luxury Wellness Getaway in India

Set amongst beautiful rolling mountains beside Lake Mulshi, a professional team help you learn about nutrition, bodily functions and physical activity, guiding you to the goal of  a healthy life balance, utilizing healing treatments and physical fitness.

BEST FOR>>>PHYSICAL FITNESS, WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, AYURVEDA SPA, SHORT-BREAKS

From $1600 ; Dates- All Year Round

open-air mountain shala

         16. 8 Day Meditation and Ayurveda @Luxury Spa India 

The best multi award-winning resort in India and possibly in the world, offers many types of retreat packages with a focus on traditional Hatha, meditation, fitness and healing with Ayurvedic principles.
 
 
BEST FOR>>>LUXURY WELLNESS SPA, YOGA AND MEDITATION, TRADITIONAL AYURVEDA TREATMENTS
 
 
From $4300 ; Dates- All Year Round
 
 
 
meditating in nature

          17. 5 Night Spa Detox Retreat in Luxury, Thailand

Well-established, offering everything you would expect from a luxury wellness hotel – enjoy retreats at the same time as comfortable suite rooms, wonderful facilities for all activities, with an array of class schedules which you can attend or not as you please; great health restaurant, pampering spa treatments, and a beautiful environment to kick back and relax around the pool and the estate grounds.
 
 
BEST FOR>>>DETOX WELLNESS SPA, WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, SHORT-BREAKS
 
From $2,900 ; Dates- All Year Round
 
pool view onto sea
 
 
 

  18. 6 Night Luxury Yoga and Detox Retreat Koh Samui in Thailand

This well established one of the best wellness hotels offers a relaxed environment with comfortable accommodation, with stays from a few nights up to a month transformation, to focus on ‘you’ solely, with many physical fitness activities included.
 
 
BEST FOR>>>PHYSICAL FITNESS TRANSFORMATION, WEIGHT MANAGEMENT, DETOX, YOGA
 
From $2,100 ; Dates- All Year Round
 
 
 
 
 
hotel gardens
 
 
 

 19. 7 Day Wellness Renewal Detox in Sri Lanka

Leave stress behind and enter a world of rest and relaxation at this award winning spa surrounded by rolling hills on the southern coast; the stylish resort integrates with the nature around it in the same way as the schedule and activities integrate you into this holistic experience.

BEST FOR>>>YOGA, MEDITATION, AYURVEDA, SPA, DETOX

From $2,600 ; Dates- All Year Round

meditating in mountains
 
         20. 6 Day Detox in Nature Wellness Retreat in Spain
 

Located at an awesome national park and biosphere reserve is this well-being retreat center, with a scenic landscape around you that blends well with the detoxifying activities to support you in letting go and flowing through this journey of change. Visit to enjoy many activities such as enjoying cleansing juices, yoga, pilates and the fitness and spa facilities.

BEST FOR>>>ALL-INCLUSIVE, FITNESS, YOGA, MEDITATION, DETOX

Yoga Villa Entrance

21. Sagrada Wellness, California USA

On the central coast enjoy meditation aswell as inclusive of different wellness activities such as healing, hiking, writing and much more to mix with your asana.

BEST FOR>>>YOGA AND MEDITATION, ACTIVITIES LIKE HIKING, WALKING; ARTS LIKE WRITING, PAINTING

yoga pose in forest

22. COMO Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos

Spend time on yourself on this secluded and private oasis island resort in the Turks & Caicos; enjoy a wellness focused break with an adapted health food nutritional diet, yoga and physical activities to give the mind and body a luxuriously positive break.

BEST FOR>>>LUXURY WELLNESS RETREAT, BEACHSIDE, PRIVACY, SECLUSION, SHORT-BREAKS

secluded beach

23. Living Valley Health Retreat, Queensland in Australia

In rural outback Queensland in Kin Kin, not too far from the ocean either, this professionally run and well established center offers mental health wellness retreats, power cleanses, and short to long retreat duration physical activity programs to transform your health and well-being, to kickstart a change in your lifestyle, fitness pursuits and attitudes.

BEST FOR>>>PHYSICAL FITNESS AND LIFESTYLE TRANSFORMATION, MENTAL HEALTH, DETOX, EMOTIONAL HEALING

outdoor group exercise

24. Split Apple Retreat, Abel Tasman National Park, New Zealand

Up above the Tasman Bay in the most diverse and grand national park, you will find this wellness and spa hideaway offering luxury getaways to the solitude, peace and beauty of it’s natural surroundings, with lovely walks and trails easily accessible too, and the incredible panoramic views wherever you turn, inside or outdoors.

BEST FOR>>>SPA, PRIVACY, SECLUSION, SHORT-BREAKS

tasman national park sunset

To make your life easy we have compiled this list of the best wellness vacations for you to choose from, so that you can hit that reset button and spend time on that all-important refresh and rejuvenation.

Currently the most popular trending type of vacation is the all-inclusive active wellness retreats, offering a mixture of diet adaptation (different detox regimens), combined with fitness through physical activity like cross-fit, cycling, swimming, running, and yoga with meditation too.

These wellness fitness holidays have become peoples’ first choice, having become more and more popular over the past few years. 

If you would prefer to be pampered and relax by the pool in luxury then a wellness spa retreat abroad may be just the thing for you. Wellness is the new Luxury! There are many evolving techniques for everything from healing through traditional Ayurveda packages, energy balancing sleep normalization, digital detoxes and many more emerging modalities focused on anti-aging and rejuvenation of the body and spirit.

Whichever you prefer, the active options to reset your physical fitness; the healing holidays, emotional or bodily detox to aid your personal development or the relaxation-focused retreats, solo wellness travelers will be well catered for.

In fact, going to enjoy a retreat solo is the most popular way to go, giving you the time and space to nourish yourself and fully immerse in the relaxing reward cycle of participating in the programs on offer. At the same time all of the retreat centers can cater to any number of guests together.

Many of us embark on a wellness retreat at the drop of a hat (quickly), and on our own as a solo traveler, often as a reaction to daily life stresses or a significant change in our life situation. This is especially true for the cleansing detox spa retreats, offering the rejuvenating process of renewal for the mind and body, through the change in environment, diet, and activity & lifestyle changes put into place, such as the daily practice of yoga and meditation. There is nothing more typical of a rewarding solo wellness retreat for you than this.

Timing wise go whenever is right for you, whenever you feel that you are ready to explore the change of pace, place and thinking, at the time that is best for you. There are always centers up and running all year round nearly everywhere in the world. So you can always find your choice of location and venue, then simply research, book and go.

For spiritual seekers the focus is often on meditative techniques and time spent on deepening connection in this journey of self. These retreats give the opportunity to learn new types of meditation from very experienced instructors and gurus, such as guided meditation, yoga nidra, chanting, mantras and even shamanic mystical practices. These meditation retreats will nearly always include yoga with the meditation, and focus on breathing in Pranayama.

We have a huge choice of all types of awesome experiences for you to choose from, accessible to all by making sure there is a wide range of pricing and locations, to make sure there is equity for all when focusing on our well-being, from free online resources to luxurious health and wellness all-inclusive resorts, if style and comforts are your thing.

Make the most of it and enjoy this opportunity to it’s fullest potential. We wish you the very best of luck on your journey of self-discovery.

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Kelly Fielding

Kelly is a passionate writer, enthusiastic yogi and professional sunrise chaser. Kelly has traveled and worked extensively around the world in health resorts, detox centers, and wellness retreats. Specialising in health and wellness, her written work is regularly published in both print and online media. A gypsy heart and lover of nature, Kelly finds inspiration in the world around her and translates her visions into whimsical stories and creative projects.

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