The Must-Visit Wellness Retreats Of 2018

Fancy a summer getaway you’ll come back feeling seriously rejuvenated from? SL contributor Stephanie Bradbeer has rounded up the most exciting wellness retreats of 2018, and whether you’re into yoga, hiking, or just looking to relax and switch off, there’s a health-boosting package for everyone – from detox meals cooked by Michelin-starred chefs, to fitness adventures in the south of France…

Sha Wellness Clinic, Alicante

Located in the hills of Alicante overlooking the Mediterranean, Sha Wellness is dedicated to improving health and wellbeing through a fusion of ancient Eastern techniques, traditional therapies and the latest scientific advances in medical care. Known for their cutting-edge programmes, which include, cognitive brain training, de-addiction, sleep recovery, anti-stress as well as the 28-day life reset programme and the male rejuvenation programme. 
Prices from €1,190pp for the four-day Discovery programme including all meals, consultations and treatments; various dates


Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda, Italy

Situated inside an eleven-hectare National Park overlooking Lake Garda, the Lefay Resort has a five-star rating and the amenities to prove it. If you’re looking for a luxury retreat experience, this is the place to visit. The suites take inspiration from the surroundings, and are designed to capture the sensation of nature right into the room. And don’t forget the heart of the resort, the 3,800 sqm spa.
Prices from 890pp, includes three nights’ accommodation, full board and all treatments on the Lefay Spa Method Discovery Programme; various dates


Adventure Yogi, Morocco

The Yoga Surf Retreats from Adventure Yogi combine a week of yoga, surfing and sun, situated at a picturesque villa on the beach. Led by Yogi Chetana, you’ll experience amazing vegetarian food from the resident chef, yoga twice a day and lots of surf, plus the opportunity to meet lots of lovely people. This is a great retreat for a solo traveller, as you can experience Moroccan culture in a safe group setting.
Prices from £693pp, includes full board for seven nights; 11th-18th August 2018


Green Farm, Kent

Set in the idyllic Kent countryside, Green Farm is only a 37-minute journey from London St Pancras but couldn’t feel further away. Spend a day at the farm with the day retreat package and feel at one with nature, taking part in yoga sessions, enjoying healthy home-made food and unwinding in the spa.
£125pp, includes classes, lunch, refreshments and use of spa facilities; various dates


Healthouse Las Dunas, Southern Spain

The luxurious Healthouse offers three-, seven-, 14- and 21-day retreat packages, specialising in stress, detox, weight loss and insomnia. Guests take on their own programme, specifically created for them. Two Michelin-starred chef, Andoni Luis Aduriz, created the menu offered at the retreat, so you can expect some top-notch food in between treatments.
Prices from £856pp, includes full board and full programme for three nights; various dates


Lou Casteou, South of France

Held in the beautiful French Riviera countryside, the Body Tonic fitness retreat at Lou Casteou provides guests with a balance of energising activity, fun fitness training and dance classes. Expect stunning coastal walks and mountain treks, gourmet healthy meals, fine wines and luxury château accommodation.
Prices from £1,350pp, includes full board and transfers for four nights; 20th-24th June 2018


Gail Smith Yoga, Mykonos

A retreat to embrace and find balance. The luxury 5* Semeli Hotel is chic and cool, with a laid-back aura, in the heart of Mykonos town. The Find Balance retreat will leave you calm and stress free, with twice daily yoga to explore the elements within simple practices, with the aim to help boost energy, improve flexibility and strength and reduce anxiety and stress.
Prices from £695pp, includes four nights’ accommodation, brunch and yoga; 18th-22nd May


The OCEANO, Tenerife

The Oceano Hotel Health Spa Tenerife is located directly on the Atlantic Ocean, surrounded by green mountains. The ideal location for a restful retreat, you can also follow a detox programme F.X. Mayr. The programme is based on the importance of the intestine as the foundation for good health, offering a holistic approach to prevention in a natural way.
Prices from €1450pp for the F.X Mayr Classic 14-day package, excluding accommodation; other packages also available; various dates


Maison De La Vaure, France

This former cognac estate, dating back to the 16th century, has 14 retreats running so far in 2018. With a variety of well-known individuals running retreats including the Re-Nourish Retreat by Alice Living and Rhiannon Lamberts.
Prices start from approximately £1,000pp including accommodation, full board, twice daily workouts/yoga, nutrition advice and airport transfers; various dates


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