Dreamy wellness retreats where you can leave the world behind
If you love the idea of a luxurious wellness getaway – and to hell with the cost – here’s a peek into some truly amazing retreats to rejuvenate body and soul.
From pampered indulgence destinations to health and fitness camps, here are a few retreats that could make your dreams come true.
Recently hitting the headlines as the luxury sanctuary actress Rebel Wilson used to kick-start her incredible body transformation and year of health, this is a health retreat that mixes cutting-edge science with traditional wellness principles to help you achieve your goal.
Located in Austria and surrounded by towering mountains, the retreat offers an array of programs, specifically tailored to your needs, whether it be detox, stress relief, weight loss or recovery from a medical ailment such as Covid.
Guests can sign up for therapy sessions, supplements, medication regimens, acupuncture, aerobics classes, electrical muscle stimulation, diet consultation, yoga, personal training and much more.
There are also top-notch chefs to serve up healthy and delectable meals.
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If a relaxed Balinese and Ayurvedic approach is more your style, then Sukhavati for you.
Each guest gets their own private villa accommodation and can design their personal rejuvenation experience to perfectly suit their needs.
Start the day with a morning yoga session, facial, massage, or guided meditation.
You’ll also have access to Ayurvedic treatments and delicious food.
There are also plenty of activities nearby to keep you active.
The lush tropical compound – part-owned by ex-AFL footballer and wellness advocate Luke Darcy – is surrounded by rice paddies, mountains, and volcanoes to explore.
Plus, it’s only a short bike ride to Canggu beach, which is a great place to take a dip in the ocean.
Eden Health Retreat
If you’re on the hunt for somewhere to relax and recharge closer to home, then Eden is a great choice.
Tucked away in the South Queensland bush, it offers indulgent spa treatments, yoga classes, guided walks and rainforest meditations.
There’s also the opportunity to challenge yourself with adrenalin-pumping activities like a flying fox, or thrill your senses with the beauty of a glow worm walk.
To top it off, even the menu has been mindfully created with top chefs and nutritionists behind the wholesome meals served daily.
Considered one of the top rejuvenation centres in the world, this Californian retreat has a particular mind, body and spirit vibe.
The philosophy behind Golden Door is about challenging your body while living in luxurious surroundings.
It’s set on a sprawling 243ha compound bursting with meadows, forest, citrus groves and a Japanese garden.
There are 40kms of hiking trails, two pools, a jacuzzi, a sauna and more than 40 different exercise classes.
You can opt for your own daily in-room massage, and all the food fits with the farm-to-table ethos.
Nestled on a mountain top near Queenstown in New Zealand, Aro Ha is a fully solar-powered wellness retreat that is visually and physically spectacular.
The 8.5ha property overlooks the breathtaking Lake Wakatipu, which you can take in while relaxing in a hot spring or sauna at sunrise.
Taking on 32 guests at a time, the centre is the perfect place to rewind in mindful isolation with hikes, morning yoga, healthy meals and bespoke luxury yet minimalistic accommodation.
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