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:
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
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:
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.
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