Looking for an intimate hideaway where you can do absolutely nothing but relax, take stock, rebalance and replenish your joie de vivre? A large selection of retreats fit here, from bespoke private retreats at small holistic hideaways in Europe to more luxurious places to stay where you can create your own timetable with a friend. It could be a cosy cottage with open fire, or a yoga and detox resort on a Thai island that calls you. With a wide array of options and treatments to consider, we suggest brewing a tea and settling in to browse this section carefully so you get a sense of what would really make your soul happy. If you’re looking for pampering, see our reviews of destination spas.