Health Travel Magazine - Digest 2024

The Best Value Wellness Retreats

Want to experience a luxury wellness retreat but don’t want to break the bank? Wellness retreats can offer truly life-changing, transformational journeys, and we’ve rounded up a selection of retreats which we think give you the most for your money, without compromising on quality.

While still providing a luxury experience, as well as comprehensive wellness programmes and testing, these retreats offer a generous selection of inclusions at a manageable price point, opening up the world of wellness travel to a wider audience.

My Arbor, Italy

A dreamy sanctuary among the treetops of South Tyrol, in the heart of the Dolomites, My Arbor will whisk you away to a wonderland of spectacular scenery and naturally inspired spa treatments, designed to reinforce a steady connection between yourself and the earth.

The soothing Spa Arboris features daily sauna rituals, face and body treatments, and an indoor and outdoor pool, all surrounded by deeply calming views of the whispering forest. There are a selection of short treatment packages available, including stress management, detox, weight loss, and fitness, so that you can tailor your stay to your specific wellness needs.

Life Co, Turkey and Thailand

Promising an authentic lifestyle transformation under the guidance of medical and wellness professionals, The Life Co is a holistic wellbeing centre in both Turkey and Thailand which offers a comprehensive selection programmes. In addition to classic detox and weight loss retreats, there are also dedicated programmes for liver support, diabetes, cholesterol, and water fasting, giving you a unique and diverse range of solutions to all your health concerns.

Each of The Life Co’s three healing centres presents a soothing environment in which to reset and recuperate, and gentle activities including nature walks, yoga, and meditation provide a relaxing holiday experience alongside the health reset.

Amatara, Thailand

Escape to the soft sands and cerulean seas of South East Asia, one of our top destinations for a wellness retreat. Perched on a scenic peninsula in Phuket, Thailand, Amatara Wellness Resort is the answer to your wellbeing needs. Excelling in relaxation, meditation, and yoga, the resort also offers a range of comprehensive programmes, including detox and weight management.

Family friendly and laidback, Amatara caters to all your wellness goals, from the most dedicated detoxers to those simply in need of a break from burnout. Each programme includes luxury accommodation, fresh, healthy cuisine, nourishing spa treatments, and the resort’s signature Thai Hammam, for a serene and transformation experience.

Park Igls, Austria

Surrounded by restorative mountain panoramas, and clean, fresh air, Park Igls in the Austrian Tyrol exudes healthy and vitality before you even get to the programmes. Based on well-researched and scientifically supported Mayr Medicine – the same philosophies used at the renowned Vivamayr clinincs – this is a holistic health retreat which specialises in regenerative nutrition and exercise.

Covering everything from detoxing and immunity to cognitive and physical fitness, these programmes are based on medically supported practices for authentic and sustainable results. Their onsite medical team and facilities have the capacity to address a range of issues, including diagnostics and physiotherapy, so you can feel renewed and reassured in your wellness journey.

New Life, Portugal

A haven for mental wellbeing, New Life in Portugal goes the extra mile to nurture and replenish your emotional and mental health, with the possibility of counselling sessions and one to one mentoring and life coaching as part of your stay. Their three sensitively designed wellness retreats come in varying lengths, and are designed to tackle issues ranging from stress, anxiety, and burnout, to grief and depression.

Their programmes use a restorative combination of yoga and meditation, somatic training, community and nature based activities, and of course sauna, pool, and gym, to leave you feeling mentally and physically replenished.

If you are interested in any of these retreats, or would like to discuss any other alternatives to the programmes on our website, speak to one of our travel specialists through WhatsApp or our online enquiry form to see how we can work with you and your needs.