Cultural retreats

If you like the idea of a retreat that looks outward as well as inwards a cultural break might be perfect for you. You could break up your yoga or therapy sessions with trips to cities, towns and villages, where you can explore local communities, cultural sights, educational experiences, art galleries, interesting craft markets and more. Looking outside at something fabulous or beautiful, meeting local artists and artisans or learning about ancient wellbeing traditions can be just as powerful as looking deeply inwards. Our collection of reviews features a range of cultural retreats, from Crete in the Greek islands to a coastal resort in southern Sri Lanka. Imagine being in Italy when the seasonal festivals are on, attending events in your local piazza, or visiting the Christmas markets in December. Enjoy musical recitals in a hillside ampitheatre in India, from where you can also visit yoga’s capital, Rishikesh. Or break up your stay at an art therapy retreat on Crete by seeing local artisans and popping into Chania, Crete’s Venetian harbour, where you can snap up some quality locally-made leather goods, such as belts, bags and sandals. Wherever you go, there will be plenty to do and see.

Discover Your Depths Retreats

Seasonally-inspired freediving and yoga retreats in Egypt and Europe

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Malabar Retreats

Tibetan healing yoga retreats in the lap of luxury

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The Writing Room Retreats

Soulful writing retreats with a top coaching team

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AdventureYogi Retreats

Fun-loving yoga holidays in inspiring destinations

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Reclaim Your Self Retreats

5 12 votes

Yoga adventures in extraordinary places

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Yoga Explorers Retreats

Boutique yoga holidays in beautiful locations

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Sen Wellness Retreats

Authentic retreats to balance a busy modern life

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Bliss Body Retreats

Expert yoga retreats in stunning natural surroundings

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Paradis Plage, Taghazout, near Agadir, Morocco

Family-friendly spa resort on one of Morocco’s best surfing beaches

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Borgo Egnazia, Italy

Soothing spa hotel for joy & wellbeing in the Puglian countryside

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Ananda in the Himalayas, Uttarakhand, India

Palatial destination spa retreat in the Himalayan foothills

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Ulpotha, Sri Lanka

Enchanting eco village in the heart of Sri Lanka for yoga holidays and ayurveda retreats

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Skyros, Greece

5 4 votes

Creative and sociable holistic holidays on Skyros island in Greece

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Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda, Italy

Luxury eco spa resort with breathtaking views over Lake Garda

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Little French Retreat, France

Soothing rural wellness retreat with Sivananda yoga and ayurvedic meals in Gascony

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Fusion Maia, Danang, Vietnam

Beachside spa and health resort on Vietnam’s central coast

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Adler Spa Resort Thermae, Italy

Sophisticated family-friendly thermal spa in rural Tuscany

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Artful Retreats, Crete

5 4 votes

Exceptional art therapy retreats on a private olive grove estate in Gavalochor

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Sen Wellness Sanctuary, Sri Lanka

5 2 votes

A stylish low-key, friendly, ethical wellness retreat

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Tuscan Getaway, Italy

5 6 votes

Indulgent wellbeing escapes to nurture & inspire in a spectacular setting

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Zen Rocks Mani, Greece

Nurture mind, body and spirit in a stunning olive grove on the Peloponnese

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Villa Maecenas, Ibiza

Inspiring creative retreats for the bon vivant in an intimate and magical setting

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Santhosh Dance Retreat, Ibiza

5 8 votes

Energising luxury dance retreats on the White Isle

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