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wellness holidays

What are wellness holidays?

Any holiday that brings about an improvement in your physical and or mental health can be described as a wellness holiday or wellness retreat. You can choose a holiday or retreat completely focussed on wellness, such as an intensive detox programme, immersive yoga retreat, an anti stress programme or fitness bootcamp and this is most likely to take place in a dedicated wellness hotel or clinic, a destination spa or a retreat setting…. or your regular summer holiday can become a wellness holiday if you add in some activity such as tennis, spa, yoga and some healthy food choices, rest and relaxation and it boosts your physical or mental health, then consider it a ‘wellness holiday’.

Dedicated wellness hotels

If you’re serious about a wellness holiday, that is, you have a specific goal in mind – be it improving fitness, losing weight, reducing stress, then the recommended option is to travel to a dedicated wellness hotel, or ‘destination spa’. Other guests are also there for wellness and so guests are serious about why they’re there and what they want to achieve with their time.

These hotels suit the solo traveller perfectly as they can focus entirely on themselves and their own wellness goals for the duration of their stay without any distraction.

Chiva Som is a world-leading destination spa set on a long stretch of sandy beach, which offers exceptional health & wellness retreats. Whatever your health...

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This holistic island wellness retreat, Kamalaya, is a wonderful place of sanctuary where you can do as much or as little as you want. Set...

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Absolute Sanctuary offers excellent healthy food, lux spa wellness treatments and yoga in a peaceful away-from-it all retreat setting. World class experiences at excellent prices....

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Immaculately-designed, bright white and gleaming, SHA Wellness Clinic is Europe’s first luxury clinic for wellness retreats and is dedicated to a healthy, energy-boosting, mainly alkaline...

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Pool Day at shanti som hotel spain

Shanti Som is a delightful little wellness retreat in Andalucia close to Marbella. It is like a little slice of south east Asia in the...

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beautiful lounge at Euphoria Resort

Situated on a UNESCO World Heritage site, Euphoria Retreat is a luxurious escape for those seeking an exceptional wellness holiday in the stunning Greek countryside....

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aerial view of the body holiday resort st lucia

The Body Holiday is a lively resort tucked away on the pretty Cariblue Beach on the northern tip of the island of Saint Lucia.  It...

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central pool at dusk at rancho la puerta spa retreat mexico

Founded in 1940, Rancho La Puerta has grown into a world-renowned wellness resort with an extraordinarily high percentage of repeat guests. Perfect for a healthy...

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Upcoming Wellness Retreats

For fully-focussed wellness immersion group retreats are an excellent option. They provide an opportunity to focus on your health and wellness, encouraged by professionals and surrounded by like-minded people.

Whether travelling solo or in a pair, a group retreat is a wonderful opportunity to make a positive, lasting change. We have group holidays throughout the year in Morocco Southern France to Tuscany via our sister companies, in:spa retreats and Destination Yoga.

You’ll find our 2023 retreat dates below.

Family wellness hotels

In the most part, the options above however only cater for adults, which makes it less easy to have a dedicated wellness holiday if you are travelling with your family. However the hotels below provide serious wellness options, such as fitness and detox programmes and lots of activities but are either very family friendly, or will happily accommodate children in some areas. We expect to see more and more wellness programmes emerge at 4 and 5 star family-friendly hotels, so choices should increase. Equally we expect to see more wellness focussed hotels start to offer accommodation for families over the next few years.

Massage at Marbella Beach Club Spain

Originally the private beach residence of Prince Alfonso von Hohenlohe and set in a Mediterranean paradise of sub-tropical gardens at the heart of what has...

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The experts at Longevity have a beautiful beach-side home at Vilalara Thalassa Resort for their highly regarded wellness programmes. Vilalara Thalassa Resort is located in a...

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Epic Sana offers an excellent selection of wellness programmes from its beautiful cliff top location overlooking the spectacular Praia de Falésia beach. Epic Sana sits...

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Header image of infinity pool at Lefay Resort and Spa Italy

Lefay Resort & Spa is set high on a hill above Lake Garda, a retreat in the heart of the beautiful Italian Lakes. The nearby...

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Immaculately-designed, bright white and gleaming, SHA Wellness Clinic is Europe’s first luxury clinic for wellness retreats and is dedicated to a healthy, energy-boosting, mainly alkaline...

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Tucked away in a peaceful corner of Cape Panwa on the southeastern tip of Phuket Island, Amatara is a fabulous luxury resort offering a selection...

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zukra pool villa at Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort

Set on the shores of the Arabian sea, just 8 kms away from the world famous backwaters of Alappuzha, the luxurious all-villa Carnoustie Ayurveda &...

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Como Shambhala is a sophisticated health & wellness retreat in a simply spectacular wilderness setting with access to talented health consultants and genuinely holistic health...

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view from the spa at fusion maia resort vietnam

An all-inclusive specialist spa retreat located only 20 minutes from the ancient town of Hoi An (a UNESCO World Heritage site) and located on one...

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Wellness holiday through activities

You don’t need to rely on the hotel to make your holiday a ‘wellness holiday’. The setting can give you the opportunity to indulge in your favourite outdoor activities such as tennis, padel, surfing, swimming, skiing, watersports. Head to these pages for some inspiration.

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