5 Unforgettable Wellness Retreats Around the World
- 01 August 2018 01 August 2018
Unplug from the daily grind and find the perfect escape for your much-needed R & R with these 5 wellness retreats around the world. Experience the benefits of a healing holiday whilst you surround yourself with beautiful mountains, stunning green landscapes or sandy beaches, and indulge in a variety of spa treatments and holistic activities. From a COMO Shambhala Estate in Bali to an eco-luxe hotel hidden in the lush green woodlands of southern France, these wellness retreats are guaranteed to rejuvenate and revivify your mind and body.
Bali: COMO Shambhala Estate
Aptly situated 20 minutes away from the sacred Campuhan river in Ubud, Bali, COMO Shambhala Estate is a holistic sanctuary for well-being and transformation. This award-winning luxury is surrounded by lush tropical jungle, fantastic scenery, and River Ayung. It boasts luxury accommodation alongside a variety of wellness offerings such as holistic healing, spa, detox, and yoga. They also offer transformational programmes designed to address specific issues in your life be it rejuvenation, detox, or fitness. Leave with a new sense of self, armed with the skills and knowledge to continue your wellness journey long after your stay.
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Thailand: Absolute Sanctuary
When it comes to all-inclusive wellness holidays, there’s nothing quite like Absolute Sanctuary. Located on the North-Eastern side of Koh Samui, also known as the island of healing, this wellness escape is the personification of health and restoration. Choose from a wide array of programs that offer different solutions including detox, weight and stress management, fitness, lifestyle change and more. For keen yogis or Pilates fans, this is the place for you. It caters to beginner and experts alike, boasting three fully-equipped yoga studios and a dedicated Pilates reformer studio. Absolute is a blend of luxury, relaxation, and health-giving activities perfect for the discerning wellness traveller.
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Philippines: The Farm at San Benito
Located on the foot of Mount Malarayat, secluded in the jungle, The Farm at San Benito is a slice of tropical heaven on earth. Indulge in a boutique spa holiday with daily yoga sessions and a whole gamut of treatments at the award-winning spa. Treat your taste buds and refuel with a nourishing vegan menu to complement your pursuit of overall health and wellness. The atmosphere is also eco-friendly where a lifestyle of sustainability is well observed and adapted in every aspect, sourcing products locally, minimising waste, and even enforcing strict diving etiquette to protect the nearby marine ecosystem.
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France: Lily of the Valley
Bathe in the crisp woodland air of southern France at Lily of the Valley where your well-being is at the front and center. The retreat espouses an approach of overall wellness, achieved through a combination of holistic spa treatments, clean eating, and the ambiance of an exceptionally beautiful natural environment. Take your oms outdoors as you practice yoga and meditation facing the Mediterranean coastline. Eat healthy bespoke meals, go on mountain hiking, and sleep well in your room with the backdrop of Gigaro hills. This secluded wellness haven will let you feel closer to nature whilst still enjoying the comforts of a luxurious wellness break.
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Spain: SHA Wellness Clinic
Taking wellness to another level, SHA is a five-star medical spa destination that encompasses the best of Eastern and Western philosophies to promote optimal health. Set near the beach in L'Alfas del Pi, SHA is inherently blessed with a stunning vista conducive for any wellness pursuits you may have. A range of physical activities, lectures, cooking classes and spa therapies are on offer depending on your chosen program. SHA is also the world's first macrobiotic wellness resort, featuring a healthy cuisine designed to bring balance to your life. Outside the retreat, explore the nearby town of El Albir, which has a wide variety of shops, restaurants and cafes to explore.
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