Save up those vacation days and set your sights on some of the top wellness retreats Europe has to offer. Whether you wish to find solitude in nature or spoil yourself with spa treatments, these resorts and hideaways have something for all vacationers. Embrace daily yoga, detox plans, discover new eating philosophies, and relax poolside at some of our favourite European retreats. Goodbye, morning meetings; hello, form-flattering sun salutations and afternoon meditations.
Les Passeroses in Nonac, France
For a fully immersive week of yoga in the heart of rural France, choose Les Passesroses. A yoga centre with a focus on simplicity, nature, and rebalance, a retreat here will help you to concentrate without distraction and embrace your yogi roots. Enjoy vegetarian meals, two yoga classes a day, and a selection of rejuvenating massages from their onsite massage therapist. Just beyond the retreat house is a pool to cool off on hot summer days, or recline with a good book, and an expanse of French countryside awaits for those wishing to wander.
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Castel Monastero in Tuscany, Italy
For a rejuvenating retreat with a focus on health, visit Castel Monastero Spa Retreat. Its idyllic location among the Tuscan countryside guarantees proximity to the coveted Chianti vineyards, and delectable cuisine from the retreat’s onsite restaurant, Contrada, curated by Sir Gordon Ramsay. Guests receive personalised programs with a focus of their choosing: detoxing, energising, or weight-loss. Here, the charm of old Italy meets modern luxury.
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Castell Son Claret in Majorca, Spain
Surround yourself with beauty and luxury at 5-star Castell Son Claret. This hotel, spa, and wellness centre features a panoramic chlorine-free pool, Michelin starred restaurant, and views of the Tramuntana Mountains among other amenities. Reserve a room that opens into your own private pool, or come with a special someone to enjoy couple massages. A vacation that will completely centre and revive you without leaving luxury behind.
Silver Island Yoga in Greece
A private island turned exclusive yoga destination, Silver Island is located off of the Grecian coast and is a Hellenic paradise. Here, you can shed your metropolitan skin and slip into the natural world for six nights of yoga, kayaking, hiking, and meditating. Only 10 guests total are ever on the solar-powered island, so it’s ideal for those seeking some peace and quiet. Meditate under an olive tree, practice your tree pose at sunset, and enjoy the vegetarian Mediterranean cuisine for an all-inclusive stay.
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The Alpina Gstaad in Gstaad, Switzerland
Between the mountain peaks of Switzerland lies the luxury hotel and spa The Alpina Gstaad, an oasis of Swiss-styled contemporary suites and divine spa treatments. The luxury outdoor pool will give you a full visual of the lush green landscape around you, and you can check in to the spa onsite and enjoy Ayurveda Aromatherpy, group fitness classes, and a juice bar indoors at the Six Senses spa. Michelin-starred restaurants await you for dinner while a new Healthy-Bar is available to curb any carb cravings.
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