Did you know that the health and wellness market was valued at over $4.4 trillion in the year 2019? The bottom line is that people not only want holidays but they want to be pampered and give their bodies a complete break from the stresses of life.
Rest and relaxation are the essences of life! If you haven’t spoiled yourself in a long time, now should be the time to take the plunge and book yourself a luxury wellness retreat.
If you aren’t checking your bank account every 5 minutes, then read on below to discover the top 5 most luxurious wellness retreats in the world.
Why Wellness Retreats?
Taking care of your body is important, but most people forget about taking care of their minds. A wellness retreat helps you gain important insight into which direction you want your life to go.
Everybody comes back energized and feeling rejuvenated after a wellness retreat. If you’ve had a rough time of late or life has just been challenging, spiritual enlightenment at the retreats will help you release any blockages. You can remove obstacles this way that are holding you back and affecting your future.
In the age of technology, people are constantly on their phones or a computer. Wellness retreats promote disconnection from the cyber world. It is all about experiencing nature in all its purest forms.
Many like-minded people go to retreats, and you will be able to connect with other people who have the same mindset as you. You will also be guided by industry leaders who promote open, healthy conversations, are open to questions, and share experiences with others.
What to Expect at Wellness Retreats?
A day at a well-renowned wellness retreat should look a little something like this:
- Morning yoga or meditation
- A nutritious breakfast, lunch, and dinner
- Healthy snacks and drinks throughout the day
- Massage or energy work treatment
- Own downtime
Of course, retreats will accommodate individual wishes, and you can pretty much pick a package that will suit your needs. Once at the retreat, the therapist and personnel will take care of your every whim, and you can truly switch off from the outside world.
1. Six Senses, Douro Valley, Portugal
Six senses is a well-known wellness retreat brand. They take it to the next level at their 19th-century renovated manor house, overlooking the scenic Douro Valley in Portugal.
The spa offers four different wellness programs that are tailored to the guest’s needs. Everyone from yoga, meditation, physiotherapy, and holistic sessions with shamanic healers are available.
Portugals laid back approach to living brings an added calmness into the retreat that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. Apart from the retreat, the Douro valley is a well-known wine-producing area in Portugal with some of the best gourmet cuisines you won’t find anywhere else.
2. Ananda, Himalayas, India
A wellness retreat in the Himalayas isn’t the first thought that comes to mind when you think of the Himalayas. India is a very spiritual place where monks have been in touch with nature and spirits for thousands of years.
The Himalayas is one of the most scenic, spiritual places in the world, so having a wellness retreat over there makes perfect sense. What makes Ananda retreat stand out from the rest is the choice of 80 different treatments where each guest’s stay is tailored to their dominant dosha or energy.
Apart from the holistic treatments, yoga, and meditation, you can fully immerse yourself in Ayurvedic cuisine for a truly unique experience. The area also offers a number of enriching activities, such as mountain treks and Indian cookery classes.
3. Amanemu, Japan
Perfectly nestled in a forested hilltop in the Ise-Shima national park with picture-perfect views of the Pacific Ocean, the Amanemu resort is reached either by a 25-minute helicopter ride from the international airport in Nagoya or a two-hour train journey.
The 22 000 square foot spa offers a range of bespoke treatments with a massive infinity pool and a mineral-rich bath that is fed by a nearby hot spring. The resort overlooks Ago Bay which is better known as the Bay of Pearls and is surrounded by lush forests and golf courses.
4. Mango House, Seychelles
Beach and ocean lovers will love the Mango House resort and spa that is based on one of the best islands in the world, Seychelles. Offering curated wellness treatments that allow you to disconnect with the world and dive into the crystal clear waters in the bay.
The Mango House uses local Seychellois therapists that deliver an authentic traditional experience that you won’t get to experience elsewhere. Handcrafted products and ingredients are sure to keep you occupied and immersed in the local culture.
Other activities such as snorkeling, diving, or even fishing can be done right around the corner, should you want to experience the fullness of the ocean.
5. Bawah Journeys to Well-Being, Indonesia
Located in the Anambas archipelago on the southernmost island in Indonesia, the journey to get this wellness retreat is an adventure all on its own, but it’s oh so worth it.
The friendliness of the Indonesian people is well known, and at Bawah journeys, they do their utmost to make sure you become more self-aware and illuminated as a person.
Apart from the wellness packages, you can find some of the best coral reefs right on your doorstep or below your paddle board.
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Looking After Your Soul, Body, and Mind
Wellness retreats are becoming more and more popular; you can find them popping up in just about any bustling city or country escape. Looking after your soul, body, and mind will help you thrive in this hectic cyber world of today.
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