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How to choose the right wellness retreat for you

We all need a break from our routine sometimes; an escape from the rigours and pressures of daily life, and there's no better way to restore the mind, body and soul, than a wellness retreat.

From fitness retreats to spa breaks, there is a litany of options out there, and it can be difficult to know which one to go for? Read on to discover how to choose the right wellness retreat for you.

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One of the most popular types of wellness retreats, yoga offers the perfect balance of relaxation and exertion, working both the mind and body and leaving you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.

Whether brushing up on your tree pose in a Costa Rican rainforest, mountain pose in the Sierra Nevada, or a winding down with a savasana whilst listening to the tranquil sounds of the ocean, across the world, there are some truly amazing yoga retreats on offer!


A wellness retreat might bring to mind beachside yoga, infinity pools and hypnotic spa treatments, but adventure retreats are an increasingly popular way of replenishing the mind, body, and soul.

Hiking, white-water rafting, kayaking, rock climbing and more, these unique breaks blend often-intense adventurous activities with the healing power of the natural world, facilitating unique experiences that reconnect you with nature and yourself.

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Fitness/exercise/weight loss

Exercise is not only great for the body, but the mind as well, and a fitness retreat is the best way to improve both your physical and mental health and work towards your goals, free from the distractions of everyday life.

From martial arts retreats to military-style boot camps, there are a host of great options to choose from, in amazing locations across the globe. Kick start a healthy lifestyle, learn how to create an effective fitness routine, and find out what exercise you enjoy, plus make some new friends and maybe get a sun tan in the process!


Looking to unleash your inner Hemingway? A writing retreat allows you to free yourself from the distractions of the everyday routine and dedicate yourself completely to the written word.

Some such retreats are led by experienced authors, who will help you improve your writing skills, whilst others simply offer a space to unwind and focus on your work, either way, they're a great way to relax and replenish your creative battery.

Digital detox

Studies have shown that excessive phone use is associated with physical and mental health issues, such as difficulties in cognitive-emotion regulation, impulsivity, impaired cognitive function, social networking addictions, low self-esteem, migraines, and problems sleeping.

In an increasingly digitized world where most of us spend much of our time glued to the phone or laptop, a digital detox is an opportunity to put down your devices and live in the moment; to make real human connections and thus rediscover the joy of life's simple pleasures.

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Meditation retreats are the ultimate in spiritual rejuvenation, designed to help you slow down, and shut off from the stresses of life.

Often combined with a program of restorative yoga and healthy food and drink, and held in beautiful remote locations all over the world, these tranquil retreats are the perfect way to escape from the freneticism of our daily routine and discover the true meaning of inner peace.


Discover the unique, healing power of mother nature!

Immersing yourself in the natural world will refresh the mind, body and soul in a manner that few other activities can match. Whether set amongst remote mountain surroundings; in tropical rainforests or overlooking the ocean, a nature-focused retreat is sure to heal the soul.

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Relax, unwind and replenish the mind, body and soul with a spa retreat.

From facials, unique herbal treatments, and every type of massage you can imagine, you'll enjoy a myriad of relaxing treatments, along with facilities like hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, mud baths, and infinity pools. What's more, from verdant Portuguese vineyards to paradisical Thai islands, you'll find them in some of the most beautiful destinations on earth!

Join us on a fitness retreat like no other!

This epic six-night retreat to the picture-perfect Greek island of Zakynthos delivers a revitalising fitness boost with awesome azure water excursions in your downtime.

Stay in a luxury villa with awe-inspiring views over the Ionian seascape and engage in challenging and rewarding workouts twice a day for a body sculpting, endorphin flooding experience like no other. When we're not hitting PB's and high-fiving in the warm embrace of the Mediterranean sun, we'll be exploring Navigo beach, home of one of Europe's most insta-worthy shipwrecks, taking yacht cruises to toast the sunset and discovering the sapphire shades of the famous Blue Caves!

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