Here you’ll find our reviews of destination spa retreats all over the world, many of which are luxurious, have full-blown spa facilities and offer the attentions of experts such as naturopaths or a dedicated medical team as well as oodles of pampering and holistic rituals and treatments. Some are general wellness spas, others are specialist medical spas you can attend to cure a major health issue. Also check out our reviews of more humble holistic hideaways. If it’s a more casual spa hotel you’re after, we’ve also reviewed a clutch of relaxing hotels.
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...
Canyon Ranch review
Canyon Ranch is one of the retreat world’s grand dames – the original centre in the Sonoran desert...
Absolute Sanctuary review
Pilates, yoga & detox spa retreat, Thailand
Absolute Sanctuary on Koh Samui in Thailand specialises in yoga, Pilates and detox holidays, and offers lots of...
Ayurveda Parkschlösschen review
Authentic but luxurious Ayurveda in rural Germany
The Ayurveda Parkschlösschen is a luxurious Ayurveda retreat set on the edge of Traben-Trarbach, a quiet Art Nouveau...
VIVAMAYR Altaussee review
Hardcore medical health cure in the Austrian Alps
Numerous European clinics offer the Mayr Cure but the most high profile is VIVAMAYR. This clinic doesn’t have...
Grayshott Spa review
Civilised health spa in Surrey, England
This is a privately-owned, peaceful and civilized health spa an hour’s drive from London with an unpretentious, holistic...
High tech meets holistic at the famed Clinique La Prairie
'Everything here is designed to do a serious job, rather than just make you just feel nice' -...
Child-like happiness at Canyon Ranch near Lenox, Massachusetts
'Canyon Ranch feels a bit like summer camp for grown ups and I'm almost embarrassed by how much...