Feeling out of sorts or off your game? This is where retreating really comes into its own, so we have reviewed a wide range of health and wellness retreats to help you find the best place to go for your needs.
Take a look at our reviews of destination spa retreats all over the world, many of which are luxurious wellness spas or medical spas with full-blown spa facilities and the attentions of experts such as naturopaths or a dedicated medical team with programmes for detox, weight loss, stress, sleep and other health issues.
We’ve also reviewed a selection of holistic hideaways where you can go to re-balance – places to stay which are open for most of the year and have a simple treatment room for holistic bodywork, and/or offer access to a hot tub or sauna. You can also check out our reviews of date-specific healing holidays that you can book onto as part of a group, many of which offer supreme comfort with your wellbeing.
You might also like to check out our reviews of Ayurveda retreats, specialist retreats that can help you embrace your pregnancy or recuperate after treatment for cancer, our reviews of dedicated detox retreats around the world, or raw food retreats and of healthy cooking retreats. If you can’t get away, you could book some proper therapy – check out our reviews of international therapists before you choose.
We all have times when we can’t sleep or feel like life is getting on top of us. Some of us are also coping with chronic health concerns or conditions. Giving yourself a break at a health and wellness retreat or retreat is, for many people, the first step to recovery – a chance to step back and really focus on you – your needs, your issues, your health.
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Sen Wellness review | holistic hideaway, Sri Lanka
♛ We review Sen Wellness, a stylishly low-key, friendly wellness retreat on Sri Lanka's south coast
A spa with soul on Koh Samui in Thailand
We review Kamalaya, one of the world's best destination spas if you're looking for genuinely holistic programmes that...
Niyagama House review | holistic hideaway, Sri Lanka
♛ We review Niyagama House, a gorgeous hideaway for yoga, wellbeing and being in nature near Galle in...
Yobaba Lounge *new* review | holistic hideaway, France
♛ We review the brand new retreats at the eccentric and divine Yobaba Lounge in France
The Gut Makeover Retreat review | healing holiday, Menorca
♛ We review The Gut Retreat - a clever wellbeing break led by London-based nutritionist Jeannette Hyde designed...
F**K It Magic Movement retreat review | healing holiday, Italy
♛ Run by the co-founder of the F**k It retreats Gaia Pollini, these retreats at a charming hotel...
Healthouse Las Dunas review | health retreat, Spain
♛ Our independent review of Healthouse Las Dunas, a luxury retreat to shake off stress & shed...
AMA Andalusia review | relaxing hotel, spain
♛ We review AMA Andalusia; a high-design resort and spa with some superb spa treatments as well as...
10 best short healthy breaks
♛ We hand pick some of our favourite short wellbeing breaks to help you get back your mojo...
Puri Ganesha review | holistic hideaway, Bali
♛ We review Puri Ganesha in Bali; private villas with raw food retreats run by Diana Von Cranach
Ulpotha review | yoga retreat, Sri Lanka
♛ Ulpotha is an enchanting eco-village in the centre of Sri Lanka which offers yoga retreats with Ayurvedic...
Gorgeous 5-night Nourish Your Body retreats for women in Yorkshire
♛ Build a healthy new relationship with food & your body image at Raw Horizons in Yorkshire
La Crisalida Retreat review | health retreat Spain
♛ We review La Crisalida, a lively health retreat in the small town of Albir near Alicante owned...
The Arrigo Programme review | holistic hideaway, Somerset
♛ We review The Arrigo Programme - a clever bespoke healing retreat devised to meet your wellbeing needs...
Platinum Healing Yoga Detox retreat review | detox retreats, Lincolnshire, UK
♛ We review a Platinum Healing juice detox retreat in Lincolnshire
Platinum Healing Inner Child Healing retreat review | detox retreats, Sussex, UK
♛ We review an emotional healing retreat with a juice fast in the Sussex countryside
Jayne Morris Renewal Retreat at Lucknam Park review | healing holiday, Wiltshire, UK
♛ We review the 2-night Renewal Retreat with life coach Jayne Morris, known as ‘The Burnout Expert’, at...
Witherdens Hall review | holistic hideaway, UK
This tranquil retreat in rural East Kent is near miles of sandy beaches yet only 55 minutes by...
The Monastère des Augustines review | holistic hideaway, Quebec, Canada
♛ We review The Monastère des Augustines, a new wellness hotel in a monastery in Quebec City, Canada.
Botelet Farm review | holistic hideaway, Cornwall
This is a very easy place to relax - as a B&B guest in one of two farmhouse...