Best Luxury and Eco-conscious Wellness Retreat in the UK and Abroad
With the season of over-indulgence behind us, now is a fantastic time to consider making your wellness goal a priority in 2023. So why not book yourself a wellness retreat, where you can finally take the time required from your everyday life to reflect, rest, recuperate, and actively bring yourself to a more significant state of holistic health? Unlike traditional holidays, where you take time off your daily routine, a wellness retreat is a more mindful and enriching experience explicitly designed to connect and nurture your mind, body and soul. Here are three of our favourite luxury and eco-conscious wellness retreats in the UK and abroad.
1. Best UK Rural Wellness Retreat - Bamford Wellness Spa, Gloucestershire
Located in an airy and expansive barn in the heart of Daylesford Organic Farm, Bamford Wellness Spa is a holistic Cotswolds retreat exploring our connection to nature through harmonising treatments and wellbeing practices. Its sustainable solutions are to regenerate, protect and inspire. Imagine taking a plunge into a wellness pool and relaxing in a herbal steam room, followed by a detoxing crystal sauna. Head to its bright studio space to enjoy a carefully curated treatment, mind and movement class. Then unwind with a cup of soothing tea in The Orchard Bar and soak up the tranquil surroundings to reconnect with yourself.
2. Best UK City Wellness Retreat- Shangri-La The Shard, London, UK
Floating 52 stories above, London Shangri-La Hotel sits on the city's most iconic architectural Shard. Offering an escape from the city to the clouds, you can immerse yourself in a luxurious selection of spa treatments from its wellness floor or within the comfort of your room. Take a dip in the highest infinity Sky Pool in Western Europe and unwind in the Sky Sauna with panoramic city views. Come evening, guests can follow the hotel's in-room sleep yoga sequences and slip into their infamous body-contouring beds draped in luxury Frette linens that make for the best relaxing and rejuvenating night's sleep.
3. Best Wellness Retreat Aboard - The Golden Door, San Marcos, California
The Golden Door is one of America's most exclusive health retreats, with a serious Japanese vibe, including stunning Zen gardens filled with koi ponds, grassy knolls, and bamboo forests. You feel far removed from daily life, which is the perfect antidote to wellness. The retreat designs each experience to empower guests to reposition themselves at the centre of their lives by tending to their bodies, minds and spirits. A hike is as much a rigorous morning exercise as a chance to reflect on the day ahead, and a meal is how we learn to satisfy rather than feed our hunger. Golden Door welcomes you to the most incredible luxury you'll experience: finding your way back to you.