13 Best Self-Care Retreats in the World
Day-to-day struggles often deter us from indulging in self-care, with daily pressures a constant weight on the mind. Taking some time off from life to refocus on creating a foundation for best self practices will ensure fantastic, healthful years ahead. Whether you are a hard-core yogi or just trying to disconnect from the world for a while, these 13 retreats are for anyone looking to embrace their best self.
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The Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence at Bürgenstock Hotel & Resort, Lake Lucerne, Switzerland
The new Waldhotel Health and Medical Excellence program is the perfect way to leap into a healthy new year. Providing everything from nutritional and dietary guidance from six qualified doctors to holistic health practices for the mind, this program helps guests achieve their goals for mind, body, and spirit. In addition to the Waldhotel experience, the Bürgenstock Hotel has a stunning Alpine spa on its property.
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Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, Australia
Through the guidance of a supportive and well-trained staff, guests of the Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat can find peace and serenity in their nearly tech-free environment with a strong focus on delicious and nourishing cuisine. Guests are able to craft their own experience at the retreat through a mixture of yoga, spa, and detox program offerings.
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Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal
Steeped in Portuguese tradition, Six Senses offers therapy spiritually and physically, using on-site experts to guide visitors on their wellness journey. The unique Integrated Wellness program analyzes physiological biomarkers that aid in designing a personalized wellness plan for your stay.
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Halekulani Hotel, Hawaii
In addition to the Halekulani’s award-winning eco-friendly spa, the hotel offers a variety of wellness focused programs and lectures to guests. Halekulani’s Master Series brings masters of wellness from all over the world to teach the in-house therapists new techniques and consult with guests.
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Tabacón Thermal Spa & Resort, Costa Rica
Thermal mineral springs are said to have healing properties both physically and spiritually. Taking advantage of their natural surroundings, Tabacón Thermal Spa and Resort uses the largest and most private network of thermal springs to aid in its wellness-focused mission. Enjoy a dip in the springs or treat yourself to a spa treatment using a natural blend of rain-forest elements.
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Sunrise Springs Resort, New Mexico
The signature Ojitos open-air soaking experience at Sunrise Springs Resort will truly help you unwind from the pressures of real life. Still feeling a little stress? Visit the resort’s Puppy Studio to de-stress with the cutest therapists in the world.
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Through the resort’s unique Cleanse and Heal program, guests can create their own three- to seven-day wellness program based on their individual goals. The supportive staff works alongside attendees to motivate and guide them into a routine that will fit into daily life outside of the retreat.
Golden Door Luxury Resort & Spa, California
Half Moon Resort, Jamaica
La Réserve Genève, Switzerland