Wellness isn’t just a women’s world: self-care and investment into the wellbeing of mind, body and soul should be a focus for all. After all, everyone needs a little pampering. But we know there’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all approach to wellness: each individual has specific requirements, interests and expectations. These are five of our favourite men’s retreats that offer customisable packages to suit every type of wellness traveller.
The Ranch Malibu
For those looking to unplug and escape the hectic energy of urban life, The Ranch Malibu offers low-tech, digital detox retreats unlike any other. The resort is popular with A-list clientele (the likes of Rami Malek count themselves among recent visitors) in search of a results-focused retreat. The Ranch Malibu Packages are inclusive of all daily meals, morning hikes and guided excursions, circuit and strength training classes, yoga and more. Shorter retreats (four nights) are available to those pushed for time, while more immersive ten-night programmes cater to those able to stay for longer.
SHA Wellness Clinic
In the Alicante province of Spain, SHA Wellness Clinic is a five-star medical spa. Its programmes have been designed to put a stop to habits that hinder healthy lifestyles, such as smoking and drinking. Its Healthy Aging Men’s programme runs for seven days and aims to promote long term positive benefits that carry through to later in life. Programmes are inclusive of a healthy ageing biological profile, a wide range of medical testing and analysis to better determine your physical profile and the right treatments for you, a SAHO ritual treatment for men, detox massage, cryotherapy and oxygen bar sessions, one personal training session and more.
Absolute Sanctuary Thailand
On the Thai island of Koh Samui, Absolute Sanctuary is a leading wellness sanctuary offering a wide range of wellness programmes for healthy holidaymakers. Its Men’s Vitality programmes range from six to 11 nights in duration and are inclusive of accommodation, infrared sauna sessions, group reformer Pilates, private personal training, several massages and spa treatments and mind-focused wellness sessions including stress management, lifestyle nutrition and supportive therapies.
Prices start from US$2,633 | absolutesanctuary.com
The Farm at San Benito
Set in the tranquil surroundings of the Lipa, Batangas area of The Philippines, The Farm at San Benito offers holistic wellness approaches to environmentally conscious wellness travellers. Six-night programmes are inclusive of consultations for physical and emotional wellbeing, sleep and oxygen therapies, a specially-formulated Myers and Plaqx intravenous therapy, fitness and nutritional assessments, and access to the resort’s daily scheduled fitness and movement classes and use of the swimming pool, fitness centre and meditation pavilion.
Rancho la Puerta
Since its founding in 1940, Rancho la Puerta in Mexico has drawn a whole host of celebrities and media moguls. The Executive Wellness Programme begins with a five-and-a-half-hour wellness assessment to identify exactly what will help you get the most from the weeklong programme. Your retreat from here is tailor-made to your specific needs and will conclude with a one-to-one consultation to help provide you with the knowledge and tools to make lasting lifestyle changes.