There’s a reason why wellness travel has risen in popularity over the past few years, for those wishing to escape the various anxieties of everyday life and travel to an oasis of relaxation. It combines a healthy minded retreat revolving around spas, yoga, and meditation while at the same time, adds to the modern traveller’s desire for an authentic cultural experience. By immersing yourself deep within nature, and breaking away from your usual daily routine, these retreats help you to get in touch with your own consciousness, resulting in a healthy mind with a worthwhile experience that develops heals the body.
So where in the world is home to the best wellness retreats?
1. Ananda in the Himalayas – Uttaranchal, India
Number one on our list is India, the birthplace of yoga. Located within the tranquil foothills in the Himalayas, you’ll find yourself nestled between by lush, tropical forests. With 78 spacious and serene rooms, including panoramic views overlooking the Ganges in the distance, and one-on-one meditation sessions available, you’ll find your inner Zen in no time.
Interested? Explore their website for more information: Ananda Spa
2. The Middle Way Meditation Retreat – Phuket, Thailand
Next, we’re transported to the serenity of Thailand’s most untouched island, Koh Yao Noi. The natural beauty of this island makes it the perfect location for a meditation retreat. Choose from many one-person cottages in the midst of nature, to help re-connect with your inner self.
Choose from either a 3 or 7 day journey on their website: Middle Way Meditation
3. Rolling Meadows Meditation Retreats – Tulum, Mexico
If you’re searching for a more tropical holiday, look no further than the Mexican Peninsula, where ancient Mayan ruins meet the Caribbean Sea. The retreat is held on a beachside camp in elegant villas, just steps away from the ocean. Wake up each morning feeling renewed and revitalized with their unique approach to yoga.
Sound like your kind of holiday? Rolling Meadows Retreat
4. Pilates Retreats by Ruth Tongue – Mallorca, Spain
Discover your full potential at one of our holistically designed BLOOM Retreats whether you are looking to get in shape, be inspired, creative, empowered or simply nurtured. Set in beautiful Deia in Mallorca and can be tailored for hen parties, birthdays or corporate team building events.
To book your next pilates retreat go to Bloom Retreats
5. Shambhala Mountain Center – Red Feather Lakes, Colorado
Last, however certainly not least is a Meditation and Buddhist Retreat situated in a 600-acre valley, beneath rocky mountain peaks and aspen forests. Offering 100 different programs throughout the year, they present a deeper journey for those wanting to further understand the nature of self and society.
Watch the video on their site: Shambhala Mountain
For a trip that will surely leave you with something more memorable than photographs, make your next holiday a relaxation retreat.
You’ll thank us later.