Here you’ll find our reviews of detox retreats all over the world. Read all about detoxing, then take a look at our reviews of dedicated detox retreats (some open all year round; many running on specific dates) as well as our reviews of other places to detox which offer detox programmes as part of a broader offer. We’ve also gathered together here our reviews of retreats that serve raw food and of healthy cooking retreats. Do we need to detox? Ideally yes, for with the best will in the world, it’s tough to keep pure and cleansed in our modern toxic world.
We love detoxing for the way it makes us feel lighter and brighter, clear-headed and deliciously energised. It’s not uncommon for chronic health problems to vanish too (detoxing is a superb way to kickstart a new healthy lifestyle). Although a detox isn’t primarily intended for weight loss, we find we usually shed a few pounds on a juice fast or detoxing holiday – a welcome side effect. It’s not just our bodies that detox either – our minds can become overloaded and toxic from our frantic, stressed, overworked lives and welcome the release you can get on a retreat by cleansing from the inside out. A detox break allows us to pause, to breathe deep and learn fresh new habits – both physical and psychological. For more info, read our editor’s feature On Detoxing.
If a detox retreat is a gift you can give yourself – which one should you choose? Detoxing with other people at dedicated detox retreats can be a huge motivator as you’re all in the same boat. Juice and raw-food fasts are great when combined with a winter sun detox package – detoxing is often a lot easier to deal, even pleasurable, where you’re in the sun, by the pool. Many healing retreats and luxury health spas also offer detox regimes as part of their general wellbeing programme too, with steams, massage and hydrotherapy on tap to boost the cleansing process – check out the other places to detox that we’ve reviewed. Many healing holidays also offer detoxing food and activities as part of their offer, and you might like to check out our reviews of healthy cooking retreats.
The good news is that, whichever you pick, you will be cosseted and cared for: some places even include treats like virgin daiquiris and scrumptious puddings. So, whether you fancy a raw food break in Cornwall, a juice cleanse in Turkey, or ayurveda in Worcestershire, you should find a detox holiday to suit you here – use our honest reviews to pick the right one for you. For other ideas, do also take a look at our reviews of health and wellness retreats.
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Ananda in the Himalayas review
Palatial Ayurvedic spa in India
We review this palatial, mammoth complex on the foothills of the Himalaya which lords over thousands of km...
Shanti-Som review | holistic hideaway, Spain
Shanti-Som is a peaceful, boutique health hotel in a remote location about a 90 minute drive from Malaga...
Fivelements review | spa retreat, Bali
♛ We review Fivelements, a sumptuous holistic spa nestled alongside the tranquil Ayung River in Bali that combines...
Inner Guidance retreat review
Yoga retreats and peaceful mini breaks in Suffolk
Inner Guidance offer quiet time and headspace in a relaxed, non-judgmental environment at their beautiful old retreat house...
LUX Maldives review
Spa island for family & friends in the Indian Ocean
Created by Paul Jones of the more upmarket One & Only resorts, Lux Maldives is a bright and...
Vital Detox review
Nurturing juicing retreats in Somerset
Vital Detox run rigorous and safe week-long juice detox programmes just outside Glastonbury aimed at people who really...
Olive Retreat review
Caring, cleansing breaks in Andalucia
Based at La Huerta el Noque, a beautiful renovated farmhouse near Ronda in Andalucia, Olive Retreat is perfect...
Year-round detox retreat in Somerset
We review Amchara detox retreat in the peaceful Somerset countryside, a comforting and supportive company with which to...
Lifehouse Spa & Hotel
Accessible spa & wellbeing breaks in Essex
We were charmed by this adults-only 89-bedroomed spa and hotel, a set of sleek, low-slung white modern buildings...
Jiva Healing review | detox retreats, UK, Europe & Goa
Set up by nutritionist Rebecca Andrist and healthy chef Melissa Kendall, this brilliant company organises affordable and effective...
Family-run detoxes in Portugal
Vitalisé Portugal knows detoxing inside out – they’ve been offering detox retreats since the early Nineties.
SwaSwara review | ayurveda retreat India
SwaSwara offers authentic ayurveda mixed with yoga, art and naturopathy in exquisite surroundings just south of Goa...
Luxury ayurveda & good food on Mauritius
Maradiva Villas Resort & Spa is a plush yet warm and friendly 'boutique' retreat set on a generous...
The Raw Retreat review
Change your lifestyle in Cornwall
At this tranquil retreat in the rural village of Polyphant you'll be the only guest, staying in a...
Six Senses Zighy Bay review
Luxury spa & wellness holidays in the Oman
Six Senses Zighy Bay offers dedicated wellbeing breaks - choose 3, 5 or 7 night stays which combine...
Amy Rachelle review
Holistic nutrition retreats in Bali & online courses
Fancy learning how to look after yourself, or helping others do the same? Naturopath Amy Rachelle runs online...
Sassy spa hotel in Hampshire
This Relais & Chateau country house hotel and spa in the heart of the New Forest National...
SHA Wellness Clinic review
A chic macrobiotic spa in Spain
SHA is a destination spa on the Mediterranean just north of Alicante, with a strong focus on macrobiotic...
The LifeCo review
Smart juice detoxing in Turkey
The LifeCo near Bodrum in Turkey is a smart detox retreat, professionally run by qualified medical staff. It’s...
The Fisher King Centre
Year round detox weeks in Somerset
This is a warm, comfortable, clean and calm place to detox that only takes a maximum of four...