There’s no better way to kick off a new year than to treat mind, body and soul to a restorative, recharging wellness retreat. Whatever your wellness resolutions for 2020, from quitting smoking to picking up a new sporting skill, the best part of a luxury retreat is that you can combine a holiday with the beginning of your wellness pledge to yourself. These are some of our favourite luxury wellness retreat programmes to help you kick a bad habit, start a new one, or help you on your way to ticking off a bucket list dream.
Quit Smoking at Sha Wellness Clinic
Smoking is one of the hardest habits to kick for good, and many who try have faltered once or twice on the road back to optimal health. The seven-day Anti Tobacco programme at Sha Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain, has been specially designed to help you become—and stay—smoke-free, forever. Retreats are inclusive of detoxifying spa treatments, a detailed study of your addiction profile to assess lung capacity and nicotine levels, psychological support to help you quell the cravings, a personalised meal plan and a range of activities to get you outdoors, appreciating the sights and sounds of your surroundings, keeping you active and serving as a reminder you that you aren’t your habit.
Prices start from US$6,007 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Train for a Triathlon at Thanyapura
If you’ve taken to running, swimming or cycling, and have managed to build the regular cardio into your weekly routine, then you’re already in the habit of making your health and fitness a priority. But if you’ relooking to push yourself in the new year, why not try combining all three sports? Set your sights on a test of physical and mental endurance. The Initiator Triathlon Package at Thanyapura, one of the world’s leading fitness resorts just 20-minutes from Phuket International Airport, begins with a health consultation on arrival to prepare the best plan for you going forward. Packages are also inclusive of three personal training sessions (one for each sport) triathlon stability and core sessions, two signature sports massages and more.
Prices start from US$3,088 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Go Tech-Free at The Ranch Malibu
Are incessant WhatsApp groups, a steady stream of work emails and the temptation to scroll endlessly through social media feeds proving too much for you? Make your New Year’s resolution to spend less time online and begin with a self-imposed digital detox.The Ranch Malibu—a luxury California wellness resort popular with A-list celebrities—is a technology-free zone and the perfect place to put a little space between you and your smartphone. Its seven-day signature Fitness and Wellness Retreats are inclusive of accommodation, all meals and snacks throughout your stay, guided hikes, daily yoga, massages and access to scheduled exercise classes throughout the week.
Prices start from US$7,800 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Reset Your Sleep Pattern at Six Senses Krabey Island
We could all stand to get a little more sleep, so if self-care is on your New Year resolutions list, make sure this gets top priority. Located just south of the popular resort destination of Sihanoukville, Cambodia, the Six Senses Krabey Island resort is a boutique property comprised of just 40 pool villas. Its pristine surroundings and promise of peace and tranquillity make for the perfect place to relax and reset—and not just during your waking hours. Yogic Sleep Retreats run between three and seven nights in duration and are inclusive of a wellness screening on arrival, sleep tracking, personalised spa treatments, 60-minute fitness and wellness activities like Yoga Nidra and Pranayama, and advice on the best food for you moving forward, learning what to favour and what to avoid based on your nutrition profile.
Prices start from US$3,570 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Start Your Plant-Based Diet at Aro Ha
Vegetarian and vegan diets are no longer a rarity, especially in the world of wellness. If you’re looking to focus increasingly on plant-based nutrition, then a week at Aro Ha is a week well spent. Five-night Winter Wellness programmes are inclusive of accommodation, yoga, daily massages and mindfulness sessions, and scheduled time spent in the great outdoors, including hiking through World Heritage terrain. Guests dine on nutritious vegetarian cuisine throughout their stay, while an ‘uncooking class’ serves as a reminder on the health benefits of natural produce and how to enjoy food in its truest form, once you return home from your retreat.
Prices start from US$3,585 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Detox at The Farm at San Benito
There’s arguably nowhere better in the world to cleanse than The Farm at San Benito. Whether your New Year goals are ultimately weight loss, removal of heavy metals from the body, or simply to clean out your system and improve digestion, allergies, intolerances and inflammation, a detox can set you on the right track for an overhaul in your health. Comprehensive six-night programmes—including programmes specialising in Immune Modulation, Cellular Detoxification, and Weight Management with a focus on diabetes prevention and heart health—are monitored beginning to end by expert holistic health and medical staff, with a wellness assessment, multiple holistic health consultations, a nutritional consult, and non-invasive detox therapies at The Farm’s spa.
Prices start from US$10,089 | Book now on Compare Retreats
Learn a New Skill at COMO Uma Canggu
Looking to work on yourself in 2020? There’s nothing more empowering and confidence-boosting than learning a new skill, and COMO Uma Canggu provides guests with the opportunity to pick up surfing with expert-led, seven-day retreat programmes which include daily lessons with Tropicsurf. Based in the trendy surfing neighbourhood of Canggu on the beachfront, retreats are inclusive of daily breakfast at COMO Beach Club, a deep tissue massage, and a daily group activity like yoga or Pilates.
Prices start from US$2,981 | Book now on Compare Retreats