Step away from your life with Queen of Retreats

Queen of Retreats is a trusted curated collection of retreats that have been reviewed honestly, in depth and with care. We have done the hard work for you, digging out the reliably good date-specific retreats and the hidden gems open all year round all over the world, and sending our trusted reviewers to check them out before we present them to you. Queen of Retreats is not a listings site that you can just pay to be on – which is why you can trust it. Whether you need a retreat for health and fitness, creativity, relaxation, personal growth, healing, life change, or just to marvel at how amazing it is to be alive, browse all our retreats or use our Search then contact the retreat directly from our site to ask questions or book. Happy Retreating.

Meet our queenly team

Caroline Sylger Jones on retreat in France

Caroline Sylger Jones

Founder & Creative Director

Founder of Queen of Retreats Caroline Sylger Jones has been writing about wellbeing and retreating for broadsheet newspapers, glossy magazines and respected websites for over 25 years. She is the Retreat Editor of Psychologies magazine, the author of Body & Soul Escapes Worldwide and Body & Soul Escapes Britain & Ireland (Footprint), and a published poet. Caroline lives near the sea in South Devon with a treasured husband, daughter and British Blue, and loves daily yoga, coastal walks and reading novels in epsom salt baths.


Stella Photi

Business Director

Entrepreneur Stella Photi has worked in the travel industry for over 30 years, been running a wellness travel agency for over 15 and spoken at major wellbeing events around the world. A mindfulness practitioner, qualified Reiki healer and natural optimist, Stella lives in North London with her husband, son and treasured dog Louis. Her biggest fear is not making most out of life – so much to do in such a short time!


Claudia Salvatore

Retreat Partnership Manager

A global travel sales specialist fluent in five languages, Italy-born Claudia Salvatore has worked in the travel industry for over 15 years, living and working in many destinations worldwide, her most recent adventures taking her to South Africa, Nigeria, Morocco and Zanzibar. A qualified Zumba instructor, Hatha yoga practitioner and lover of the great outdoors, Claudia is passionate about finding the best retreats to help change hearts and minds, and is based in North London with her super zen Birman cat Kay.

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