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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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...
Casa Paradis review | holistic hideaway, Ibiza, Spain
Casa Paradis is a healthy B&B in the quiet north of Ibiza. You stay in a white-washed, simple...
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...
Titanic Spa review
Pampering spa with apartments in West Yorkshire, UK
Titanic Spa is a modern, eco-friendly spa housed in a superbly renovated rural Yorkshire mill just outside the...
Retreat Yourself review
Nurturing pregnancy retreats in the Cotswolds, UK
This is an intimate, nurturing weekend retreat for a small group of pregnant women lovingly run by trained...
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...
Satvada Retreats | yoga holidays UK, Croatia & Morocco
Satvada Retreats runs a variety of group wellbeing and yoga holidays on set dates throughout the year in...
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...
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...
Canyon Ranch review
Canyon Ranch is one of the retreat world’s grand dames – the original centre in the Sonoran desert...
Newbold House review
Wellbeing retreats in Forres, Scotland
A grand Victorian mansion surrounded by acres of beautiful woodland in Forres, North-East Scotland, Newbold House is a...
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...
Chewton Glen review
Lush spa hotel in Hampshire
This posh and lovely Relais & Châteaux hotel in New Milton is a step away from both forest...