5 Luxury Pilates Retreats Around the World For A Core-Crunching Workout

5 Luxury Pilates Retreats Around the World For A Core-Crunching Workout

Pilates is hailed to help alleviate back pain, improve posture and balance. Moreover, it’s hailed for other benefits through the combination of controlled movements which lengthen, strengthen and tone muscles. While studios seem to be popping up in every corner of the world, there’s something to be said for a dedicated excursion for a practice where even the tiniest moves can make a big impact. These wellness retreats offer Pilates classes in combination with numerous other health practices, within their five-star properties. Check out our favourite luxury Pilates retreats around the globe for a core-crunching week of wellness.

This article was originally published on October 22, 2019, by Amanda Sheppard and was last updated on August 2, 2022.

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Kamalaya

Best known for its detox programmes, the award-winning Koh Samui resort offers a range of holistic health therapies. So, it’s great for guests looking for a luxurious approach to wellbeing, including Pilates. A favourite among many athletes, the retreat offers holistic health retreats for every type of traveller. Guests, however, can also opt for a ‘tailor-made’ programme and make Pilates their sole focus. 

Prices start from US$5,771 | Book now on Compare Retreats

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Shanti Maurice

Shanti Maurice is an exclusive wellness resort on the paradisiacal, Indian Ocean island of Mauritius. Beautiful, seafront villas are in close proximity to stunning waterfalls, dense forest and even an 18-hole golf course. The resort offers guests a wide range of activities at the ShantiSpa, including yoga, meditation and low-intensity water aerobics. It also offers guests 50-minute personalised Pilates. This involves a combination of Gratz reformers equipment and mat work.

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Florblanca

Fresh, seasonal dining and luxe accommodation are why guests flock to the award-winning Costa Rican resort in the Nicoya Peninsula, but it’s the adventurous activities they stay for: zip-lining, horseback riding, surfing, and more. Florblanca’s team of skilled professionals also offer intensive yoga and Pilates sessions for fitness-focused guests, with Reformer and mat Pilates both available in either private, semi-private or small group classes. Tailored to suit a variety of levels and requirements, this one is perfect for those building up the basics or travelling with family and friends. 

Prices start from US$400 per night | florblanca.com

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Shanti Som

A 15-bedroom boutique wellness resort in Spain’s Malaga region, Shanti Som adopts an East-meets-West philosophy evident in the resort design and its approach to wellness and healing. Pilates retreats include accommodation, nutritious spa cuisine throughout your stay, Pilates classes (either reformer or mat, depending on your preference), group yoga classes, guided hikes and spa sessions. Guests also have complimentary access to the water suite, swimming pool and fitness centre.

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Discover an Absolute Sanctuary in Koh Samui | Image courtesy of Absolute Sanctuary

Absolute Sanctuary

On the island of Koh Samui, Absolute Sanctuary is a fitness-focused wellness facility that offers guests a wide range of retreat programmes. Pilates retreats are inclusive of private reformer classes and spa therapies. Packages are also inclusive of accommodation in your choice of superior or deluxe rooms or one of the resort’s suites . Moreover, these come with luxury amenities and your own yoga mat for use throughout your stay.

Prices start from US$2,252 | absolutesanctuary.com

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