The Best Luxury Wellness Retreats In Europe For A Healthy Escape

The Best Luxury Wellness Retreats In Europe

From cultural staycations in quaint Medieval cities to beach resorts on golden sands, Europe is a diverse continent with climates ranging from Nordic arctic ice to scorching Italian islands and as many holiday options to match. Europe’s rich history of ‘bath town’ spa retreats around natural springs, as well as making use of the natural landscape for fun excursions—hello Alpine skiing—has developed into a passion of an array of wellness activities, from yoga to HIIT. Compare Retreats has rounded up its favourite luxury wellness retreats in Europe to give you a little travel inspiration for your continental wellness wanderlust.

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Lefay Resort

Lesser-known than its counterpart Lake Como, Lake Garda holds no less beauty or charm. Perched atop the lake, Lefay Resort is surrounded by 11 hectares of natural beauty, benefiting from the Mediterranean climate, culture and laidback lifestyle. The resort’s five-night Integral Retreat is inclusive of accommodation in a junior suite, initial medical examinations and assessments, nutritional spa cuisine throughout your stay, an energising spa massage, reflexology treatment, facial and more. Retreat goers also benefit from a guided walk through the therapeutic garden and a range of activities to help restore and rebalance energy levels.

Prices start from US$3,537 | Book now on Compare Retreats

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Clinique la Prairie

This wellness resort in the Swiss town of Verbier, Clinique la Prairie is a leading wellness facility known for creating cellular therapy. With over 50 doctors and 200 health and wellness professionals, these medical wellness pioneers have offered guests in search of retreat the perfect place to call home since opening its doors in 1931. Its six-night Rebalancing programmes are inclusive of a wide range of relaxing spa and massage treatments in a state-of-the-art facility, plus access to a leading team of professionals to help you make the most of your wellness journey.

Prices start from US$13,095 | Book now on Compare Retreats

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Finca Cortesin

On the Andalucian coastline, Finca Cortesin is a golf spa and resort near the village of Cesares in Spain. The wellness resort is a haven for those with a passion for interiors, and its no-phone policy makes it the perfect place for a digital detox. Its two-night Spa Retreats are inclusive of accommodation, a 50-minute spa treatment and access to the resort’s famed water suite, inclusive of a ‘snow cave’ and saltwater pool. There’s also the option to go at your own pace and opt for a longer stay without a fixed agenda.

Prices start from US$591 | Book now on Compare Retreats

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Le Sireneuse Positano

With a history dating back more than a decade, Le Sireneuse is an award-winning resort situated on Italy’s Amalfi coast. The hotel boasts private boats available to guests looking to explore the region’s hidden gems, while its interiors (designed by Gae Aulenti) will have many struggling to find a reason to leave. The six-night Dolce Vitality Amalfi Coast Fitness Retreat is inclusive of accommodation in a sea-facing room, five days of guided treks around Positano and Mount Vesuvius, holistic vegan cuisine prepared by a Michelin-starred chef daily yoga, mindfulness, strength and conditioning classes and daily rejuvenating massages.

Prices start from US$6,815 | Book now on Compare Retreats

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Lanserhof Lans

In the western reaches of Austria, just outside the city of Innsbruck, Lanserhof Lans is an idyllic resort surrounded by forestry and sitting underneath the Patscherkofel Mountain. Its tranquil setting makes it the perfect place to find your focus. The resort adopts a unique approach to wellness, combining modern medicine with traditional healing approaches and homoeopathy. Its six-night Med Sports Active retreat is inclusive of medical examinations and fitness assessments, cryotherapy, prescribed movement and relaxation therapies and a fitness regime designed specifically for you.

Prices start from US$3,811 | Book now on Compare Retreats

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Six Senses Duoro Valley

Set in a renovated 19th-century manor house in the midst of Portugal’s lush Duoro Valley—famed for its fertile soil and verdant vineyards—Six Senses luxury European retreat has a reputation for sustainability and lifestyle wellness. Focused spa programmes include local therapies using olives, grapes and citrus products in its nature-inspired spa, activities in the indoor and outdoor pools, as well as dedicated wellness retreats which combine philosophies of nutrition, movement and relaxation for a restorative wellness experience.

Prices on request | Contact [email protected] for a quote

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The Ranch Dolomites

The Ranch has developed a loyal legion of A-list followers thanks to its high-energy, high-reward retreats in California. It has since brought its unique brand of wellness (including its signature plant-based cuisine and combination of group and personal approaches to fitness) to the Dolomites region of northern Italy. Based in the luxury hotel Rosa Alpina, guests spend their days hiking through UNESCO World Heritage landscapes, engaging in restorative yoga, strengthening and toning muscles in core and weight training sessions, and recharging with a restorative massage each day.

Prices start from US$8,700 | Book now on Compare Retreats

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The Retreat at Blue Lagoon

A far cry from the tropical beach fronts we usually associated with a wellness escape, Iceland’s Blue Lagoon has long been revered for its naturally healing volcanic springs. Full of detoxifying and rejuvenating silica, algae minerals, the Blue Lagoon’s Retreat Spa offers a range of skincare and spa therapies focused on anti-aging and beauty. For an ultra-luxurious experience, check into the private Lava Cove spa suite, which has its own private thermal pool for you to relax undisturbed.

Prices on request | Contact [email protected] for a quote

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Elounda SA Hotels & Resorts

This five-star facility on the Greek island of Crete is known for its golf and spa amenities. Comprised of three separate hotels—Porto Elounda, Porto Peninsula, and Elounda Mare—guests can choose which resort best suits their needs for their retreat stay. Its restorative, seven-day Sense of Detox programme has been designed for those looking to promote the body’s natural detoxifying properties in a gentle manner. Retreats are inclusive of an aromatherapy lymphatic massage, abdominal massage, spirulina wrap, anti-cellulite massage and a 90-minute, firming algotherapy, among other treatments at the on-site Six Senses massage.

Prices start from US$672 | Book now on Compare Retreats

See also: How Spyros Kokotos Made Porto Elounda A Spa Break For Every Season

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Sha Wellness Clinic

This innovative medical wellness clinic combines cutting-edge science with holistic healing modalities for a comprehensive health retreat. Specialising in anti-aging, chronic illnesses and preventable lifestyle diseases, the retreat uses macrobiotic diet principles, non-invasive medical treatments and rejuvenating spa therapies to help guests find a healthier way to live beyond the retreats. The three-night Sha Discovery Retreat gives guests the perfect introduction to Sha’s wellness philosophies, with a combination of spa treatments, a personalised diet plan and lifestyle workshops in a five-star setting. \

Prices start from US$2,892 | Book now on Compare Retreats

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COMO Castello Del Nero

Located among Tuscany’s rolling hills and green countryside just beyond Florence and Siena, COMO Castello Del Nero is the newest property from the COMO Hotels & Resorts group. Stay in a luxuriously renovated 12th-century castle, complete with Renaissance frescoes and baroque furnishings designed by interior designer Paola Navone, while you unwind with Michelin-starred dining and COMO Shambhala Retreat wellness treatments. Massages and Guinot facials are just a few of the highlights, with specialised programmes for mums-to-be and jetlag, while the thermal and water suites offer aromatic steam rooms, vitality pools, an ice fountain and 25-metre outdoor pool. Yoga sessions and personal trainers at the gym provide a more invigorating workout for those with fitness targets, but active explorers may enjoy hiking through the Tuscan hills for a unique cultural experience.

Prices on request | Contact [email protected] for a quote

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38ºNorth

With retreat locations in Ibiza and Marbella, this luxe Spanish retreat offers hardcore, intensive HIIT boot camps at luxurious beach-side resorts to whip you into shape. The short mid-week and weekend programmes include a mix of yoga, tai chi, Pilates, cycling, running, boxing, core workouts, functional training, hiking, and water activities, along with one-to-one sessions to help you improve where you need to. Nutritional workshops ensure you’re eating right to support your lifestyle, and your hosts Claire and James will keep checking in with you even after the retreat is over to make sure you’re still on the right tracks.

Prices start from US$2,048 | Book now on Compare Retreats

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Amanda Sheppard

The former Art & Culture editor at Time Out Hong Kong magazine, Amanda is a freelance lifestyle writer based in Asia's world city. Amanda grew up in Asia, loves hiking, stand up paddle boarding, and a day well spent outdoors. Her last holiday sunrise trekking along Indonesian volcanic landscapes gave her a taste of the healthy holiday bug, and she’s been on the lookout for her next great adventure ever since.

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