9 Luxury Detox Retreat Destinations For A Healthy Holiday

9 Luxury Detox Retreat Destinations For A Healthy Holiday

Christmas is often characterised as the season of excess, when that second mince pie and glass of mulled wine are all the more tempting, especially when everyone else is getting into the spirit of things. If you’re worried about the festive season derailing your healthy habits, it might be a good time to treat yourself to a little health-focused R&R. So, a detox retreat can be one of the best ways to get a fresh start. So, read on for our top picks of the best luxury detox retreats around the world for those looking to start their New Year’s resolutions a little early.

This article was originally published on November 8, 2018, by Amanda Sheppard and was last updated on November 17, 2022.

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1. Marbella Club

Marbella may be better-known as a party destination, but the azure waters and surrounding hills make this the perfect outdoor playground for a fitness enthusiast. Cleanse & Purify detox retreats are designed to gently detox guests, improve energy levels and leave them feeling happier, healthier and recharged for the year to come. Probiotics are integral in the programmes to help aid the body’s natural ability to detox while nourishing plant-based cuisine keeps energy levels high. Programmes include thrice-daily meals, daily fitness classes and unlimited spa access.

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See also: The Top Luxury Wellness Retreats in Europe For A Spa Break

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2. Chiva-Som Health Resort

Nestled among seven acres of tropical gardens, this Hua Hin resort makes for the perfect detox destination. Retreats begin with a private wellness consultation, with standard inclusions such as a daily spa treatment and fitness classes. Bodies can embrace a natural, cleansing diet, while lymphatic drainage massages and colonic hydrotherapy sessions aid the detoxifying process.

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See also: The Best Luxury Wellness Retreats in Asia For A Five-Star Getaway

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3. V Integrated Wellness

This five-star facility on the island of Langkawi in Malaysia is a blissful escape for wellness travellers.Detox programmes cater to guests’ every wellness wish. First, it begins with a consultation on how to live a more holistic lifestyle. Retreats are inclusive of gemstone facials, detox hair treatments, and private yoga and personal training. Rates are inclusive of lunch and dinner, as well as daily fitness and mindful sessions and a guided nature walk.

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4. The Farm at San Benito

For a week of deep detoxification this Christmas, look no further than The Farm at San Benito. This five-star luxury resort and detox retreat 90-minutes south of Manila in The Philippines offers one of the best in the world. Comprehensive detoxes give guests a physical and mental cleanse. Thus, retreats can include days of medically guided fasting, followed by two days of light meals from the Alive! restaurant menu. Combining detox therapies like colon hydrotherapy, kidney cleansing and skin brushing, with holistic activities like yoga and meditation, you’ll be feeling squeaky clean in and out by the end of the week.

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5. Vana Retreat

This eco-healing resort in Uttarakhand, India is the perfect alternative to your typical winter wonderland retreat. Programmes include a wellness consultation on arrival and departure, as well as nutritional wellness cuisine and healthy snacks. Private wellness treatments and sessions will help you find your fitness feet before the year’s end.

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6. REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort

In the hills above Nusa Dua, Bali surrounded by rainforest overlooking the ocean, Revīvō Wellness Resort offers guests some much-needed respite from the hustle and bustle of city life. Retreats are tailor-made for guests, who are required to fill in a comprehensive wellness questionnaire prior to their arrival. Once at the resort, skin and blood tests as well as a body analysis help wellness practitioners identify how best to help you. Daily wellness treatments and up to thrice daily fitness activities will help you while away the time, while a complimentary retreat journal makes for the perfect place to record your experience.

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7. Kamalaya

Kamalaya provides a calm, tranquil sanctuary on the island of Koh Samui’s eastern edge. Detox programmes are all-inclusive and begin with a wellness consultation and bio-impedance analysis. Once settled, your healthy holiday routine will include an essential oil massage, traditional massage, detoxifying remedies, and access to daily scheduled fitness sessions. Colon hydrotherapy treatments and lymphatic drainage therapies will further aid the detoxification process.

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See also: Wheatgrass, Coconuts and Colonics: A Review Of Kamalaya’s Comprehensive Detox Retreat

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8. Thanyapura

For the ultimate fitness-focused festive retreat, head to Thanyapura. This state-of-the-art health and wellness resort in Phuket, Thailand is spread across 23-hectares of land. Detox retreats are inclusive of health and dietary consultations, a body composition analysis, colon hydrotherapy sessions, and access to yoga, fitness and mindfulness sessions. Moreover, guests have access to the resort’s health and wellness facilities at their leisure, while all meals are based around a nutritional, detoxifying plan.

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9. Gwinganna

Set among 200 hectares of natural beauty in Tallebudgera Valley, Queensland, this Australian oasis and detox retreat offers guests the ultimate detox experience. So, detox retreats include accommodation, and all meals and snacks are prepared by a team of nutritionally-conscious chefs who inspired the resort’s award-winning cookbook. Moreover, guests can enjoy classic massages and a facial, access to scheduled wellness seminars, a health and wellbeing analysis.

Prices start from US$2,796 | Book now on Compare Retreats

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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