Explore the very best wellness resorts – many of which are tried and tested by us first hand!
SHA, located near Albir near Alicante Spain, is a world-renowned destination for holistic health and well-being, offering a comprehensive approach to rejuvenation and vitality with its medical detox, weight loss and healthy-aging programmes but also has specialty in cognitive and emotional health and runs a ‘Leader’s Performance’ programme for executives to function at their optimum physically and cognitively.
A 7 night wellness Rebalance Programme start from £6100 per person in a Deluxe Mountain View room based on two sharing.
An exclusive luxury resort and spa in the heart of Montreux, Switzerland. Its holistic approach to health and wellness combines evidence-based medicine with unique wellbeing, nutrition and movement plans for its Revitalisation, Detox and Healthy Weight programmes, but it also offers aesthetics and Epi/Genetic DNA testing as well as a full body medical check-up.
A 6 night Master Detox Programme starts from £15,800 per person in a Superior Balcony Lake View room including airport transfers.
Located just an hour outside Rome and offering a Dorchester-level of sumptuous accommodation alongside its exceptional medical facilities. It’s new as a medical facility (2021) but the charming Palazzo was built in 1913. The team at Fiuggi includes scientists and doctors who practise the best of Western and holistic medicine. The lead doctors include a Professor of Neurology who works alongside an Ayurveda Master and 3 Michelin star chef, Heinz Beck. Programmes range from Detox and Weight loss to Longevity, Immune boosting and Restoring Balance.
A 7 night Deep Detox programme costs from £6990 per person based on two sharing a Charme Room.
Another hotel newer to the scene (opened 2020), however the serious wellness traveller has quickly caught on and direct flights to a warmer climate add to the attraction. It is an ‘integrative wellness and medical retreat’ set in the ‘green lungs’ area outside Bangkok. It has a scientific clinic using medical diagnostics, and any areas of concern will be targeted with hyper-personalised treatments. Your team will consist of doctors and healers for a tailored rejuvenation package.
A 7 night De-stress programme costs from £7055 per person based on two sharing a Pool Villa.
With the most majestic setting, Ananda, at the foothills of the Himalayas and within easy reach of the Ganges, benefits from a spiritual location – the birthplace of Ayurveda, yoga and meditation. The offering here is more soulful and holistic, integrating the traditional Ayurveda treatments with healthy organic cuisine to balance energy levels. Programmes range from Panchakarma to Meditation, Sleep Enhancement, Weight Management and Chronic Pain management.
A 7 night comprehensive wellness programme is from £4450 per person based on two sharing a Deluxe Garden View room (tho choose a Valley View room for an exceptionally inspiring outlook).Includes local transfers, but excludes flights.
An exceptionally loyal base of guests who make their annual pilgrimage to Koh Samui for their much needed restorative R&R break here. This soulful wellness hotel has extended gently since it opened in 2005 but it has maintained its excellence in execution throughout under the guidance of its hands-on owners. It has compassion and kindness at its service roots, which automatically puts its mostly-solo-travelling guests at ease. Programmes address stress and burnout with bliss-out spa programmes, promote a healthy lifestyle with fitness, weight management and yoga programmes and also even address emotional issues too with an ‘Embracing Change & Emotional Harmony’ programme.
A 7 night stay at Kamalaya on a wellness programme starts from £3315 per person in a Hillside Room based on two sharing, including transfers, but excluding flights.
Chiva Som was among the very first to pioneer the concept of wellness travel and is the ‘Mother of all Destination Spas’, having opened in 1995. It’s a beach-side sanctuary in Hua Hin (3 hours from Bangkok) with an ever-evolving range of programmes with Detox, Fitness and Weight loss packages at the core, but extending to now include Cranial Relief programme for migraine sufferers and Cell Vitality programme for those in remission from cancer.
A 7 night wellness programme at Chiva Som starts at £5210 per person based on two sharing an Ocean Room, excluding flights and transfers.
The first wellbeing resort and island in the Maldives. Surrounded by lagoons and coconut palms this heavenly island offers a highly tailored a la carte wellness experience for every guest. The programmes are built around the four pillars of Mind, Skin, Microbiome and Energy the programmes are designed to meet objectives such as digestive reset, energy replenishment, stress recovery and deep relaxation.
A 7 night stay at Joali Being on a bed and breakfast basis is from £5300 per person based on two sharing an Ocean Pool Villa, includes sea plane, excludes international flights.