Relax and Reset at the Best Wellness Retreats in Europe

Relax and Reset at the Best Wellness Retreats in Europe

In recent years, the term ‘wellness retreat’ has changed from checking into a luxury spa with a well-equipped gym to retreats offering not only relaxation and restoration, but also mental, emotional, spiritual, and physical wellbeing.

We have rounded up some of the best wellness retreats in Europe, for the discerning, health-conscious traveler, which don’t compromise on that feeling of luxury, indulgence, and relaxation.

The Ranch Italy at Palazzo Fiuggi - Fitness, Wellness & Health Retreat Programs

The Ranch Malibu brings its award-winning, transformational wellness program to a historic property, nestled in one of Italy’s richest naturalistic areas, just 50 minutes from Rome.   The Ranch Italy at Palazzo Fiuggi combines a results-oriented fitness program with the services and expertise of the esteemed team at this renowned medical wellness retreat. The result is an immersive and transformative program that gives guests a more complete picture of their overall health and longevity, departing with a greater sense of self, feeling rested and rejuvenated while losing weight and gaining muscle.

Pilates retreat Elounda Collection – Six Senses Spa

This September, Elounda Collection - three luxury beachfront properties in Crete - welcome a transformational five-day Pilates retreat with Natasha Williams-Rapata, at their award-winning Six Senses Spa. Trained at Alan Herdman Pilates, Natasha has gone on to work with a variety of clients with different goals and needs. From Pre-post-natal, herniated discs, ACL reconstructions, EDS sufferers, dancers, gym junkies to pre and post op rehab Pilates and callisthenic fanatics, Natasha’s goal as a Pilates teacher is to help guests work Pilates six principles - breath, concentration, control, precision, centre, and flow - to create symmetry within the body.

The five-day retreat includes:

  • 6-night stay with breakfast
  • Daily lunches and dinners with drinks
  • 5 days of Pilates sessions
  • Daily access to Six Senses Spa’s thalassotherapy pool and thermal suites
  • The spa’s signature massage
  • Participation in smoothies and juices workshop

Available 8 – 13 September & 15 – 20 September. Starting from 2,829 euros per person in double suite at Elounda Peninsula All Suite Hotel.

Detox programme at Terre Blanche Hôtel Spa Golf Resort, Provence

New for 2023, Terre Blanche Hôtel Spa Golf Resort - a 750-acre eco-luxury has launched an all-encompassing Detox programme which can be enjoyed as part of your holiday. Guests can enjoy the benefits of the programme whilst other members of their family or friends group spend days by the pool but can come together at mealtimes and indulge in a dedicated menu as part of the programme.

The detox programme offers a unique 360° wellness experience, harmoniously combining nutrition, physical activities, treatments, and mental coaching. With the help of the hotel’s dieticians, sports coaches and wellness experts, guests are guided through a minimum of a three-day programme designed to restore balance and bring harmony to both mind and body.

The Terre Blanche Detox Programme

  • Day 1 involves a detox session including a sweating session, relaxation, and a detox juice. Enjoy a full body scrub treatment followed by a bespoke menu at the restaurant Le Caroubiers. Individual coaching, additional treatments and relaxation sessions can be enjoyed in the afternoon.
  • Day 2 begins with morning exercise and a detox session followed by lunch at Les Caroubiers. The afternoon involves treatments, and the day concludes with a session focused on the mind that brings together mental coaching, meditation, and relaxation.
  • Day 3 brings together all aspects of the programme with a review and personalised advice in order for guests to get the most out of the programme going forward. The finale is a signature honey massage leaving guests feeling relaxed and revitalised on their return home.

The 3-day Detox Programme starts from €1,389 including lunch and €1,614 on a full-board basis (not including accommodation) with the extendable 4-day program starting from €1,677 and the 5-day program starting from €1,965.

Hotel Byblos, Saint Tropez

This year Hotel Byblos has added to its impressive repertoire with a curated programme of holistic workshops, treatments, and activities with the aim of being accessible to every guest, with meaningful experiences that will deliver exceptional results for everyone. Combined with the new spa by Sisley, the programmes offer guests a chance to step away from their busy, fast-paced lives and reconnect with themselves on a journey to self-discovery and self-empowerment. The hotel appointed a new wellness and personal development consultant at the hotel, Marion M’Santi. Together, they have curated unique workshops.

The programmes offer a variety of holistic exercises that are designed to fit each guest personally, of any age and ability. The programmes are divided into three stages:

  • Stage One – The “Inner Consciousness” remedies which include morning and afternoon yoga workshops as well as a meditation workshop that can be booked at any time. These are on an individual basis.
  • Stage Two – The “Epic Journeys”, inspired by Greek mythology (reflecting the hotel’s origins), these customised retreats have been packaged up and are adapted to each guest’s specific needs; including an “Inner Consciousness” workshop, a spa treatment, and a bespoke lunch curated by Chef Nicola Canuti. Individual basis.
  • Stage Three – The “Byblos Constellations” are group workshops spread across the month of July and August each focusing on a unique theme. Each theme will have five classes with guests being able to book into all or just some of them. Workshops will include shamanism, sound healing, human design, breathwork and reiki.

This is combined with an exciting newly refurbished and expanded Sisley Spa, offering five individual treatment rooms including a brand new “Waterfall Room” with sensory showers created for both visual and physical relaxation. The spa also offers a range of personalised treatments with Sisley products containing essential oils and plant extracts for the most high-quality, sensual experiences.

Prices start from €650. Bookings are required 48 hours in advance.

Unique fitness classes at Hotel Metropole Monte-Carlo

This autumn, Spa Metropole by Givenchy is offering guests a unique experience to sculpt their figure while letting themselves be swept away by the rhythm of the music. In collaboration with the Kalon fitness studio, the hotel has teamed up with former professional dancers from famous Parisian cabarets to offer guests original fitness classes combining glamour, sensuality, and self-improvement.

Each session consists of a series of small, highly repetitive movements, using light weights, elastic bands, and a Swiss ball for the thighs. As part of this exclusive offer, personalized sessions are offered three days a month, with a maximum of five participants. For those who prefer to train in complete privacy, individual sessions are also available.

  • Supervised by exceptional coaches, these classes require no previous dance training.
  • Guaranteed quick and lasting results, you can burn up to 500 calories per hour of class.
  • Cardio Barre allows you to develop slender muscles while adopting a graceful posture, like a ballerina while releasing endorphins - and that's good for the mind.

Available 19, 20 and 21 September 17, 18 and 19 October 21, 22 and 23 November - 10am to 11am - €95 per person individual lessons from 2pm - €160 per person