Health is an oft-disregarded commodity — one that we tend to forget, even while on holiday. Wellness retreats, then, are the perfect answer to the traveler with a keen sense to treat one’s self beyond sight, smell, or sound. In various cities all over the globe, these wellness holidays offer a host of programs that can address one’s fitness, nutrition, and even medical concerns in the most relaxing ways possible.
Aro Hā Wellness Retreat, New Zealand
For: Adventure-seekers with a taste for nature.
Must-try: Their six-day, five night Wellness Adventure puts you right in the heart of Lord of the Rings country — hiking in New Zealand’s heritage parks, therapeutic massages, and restorative yoga, to name a few.
Aro Hā Wellness Retreat is located at 33 Station Valley Rd, Wyuna, Glenorchy 9350, New Zealand.
Sen Wellness Sanctuary, Sri Lanka
For: Mindful retreats for the advanced yogini
Must-try: Aside from their traditional yoga retreats, the renowned Sen Wellness Sanctuary also offers bespoke packages that can include a full consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor, acupunture treatments, and meditation sessions led by a Buddhist Monk.
Sen Wellness Sanctuary is located in Rekawa Road, Netolpitiya, Sri Lanka.
Park Igls, Austria
For: A medical retreat straight out of a Bond movie.
Must-try: Park Igls’ Apline retreat offers the Mayr De-Stress, a sophisticated relaxation and stress relief program recommended to guests who suffer from tiredness, fatigue, and sleep disorders. The program includes deep relaxation techniques, mental coaching, and metabolic detox baths.
Park Igls is located at Igler Str. 51, 6080 Innsbruck/Igls, Austria.
The Farm at San Benito, Philippines
For: Weekend trips that don’t keep you too far from the city
Must-try: Their weight management program is a personalized regimen that includes detox features as well as a spa experience and calorie-burning exercises. Each guest gets to partake in activities such as aqua aerobics, power walking, and tai-chi.
The Farm at San Benito is located at 119 Barangay Tipakan 4217 Lipa City, Batangas Philippines.
Photos courtesy of Aro Ha Wellness Retreat, Sen Wellness Sanctuary, Park Igls, and The Farm at San Benito.