8 of the Best Women's Wellness Retreats to Celebrate International Women’s Day
With one in three people now prioritising wellness on holiday* and a five-fold increase in Google searches for ‘solo female travel’* in the last five years, it's safe to say that there's a demand for all-encompassing wellness retreats that cater to women's needs. With this in mind, we've rounded up our best women's wellness retreats for those looking to book a well-deserved wellness break in 2022. From relaxing on the glistening shores of the Algarve with an immersive yoga experience, to increasing your fitness on an intensive bootcamp overlooking the striking Thai mountains, these exclusive health and fitness retreats are guaranteed to enlighten and empower every woman.
With one in three people now prioritising wellness on holiday and a five-fold increase in Google searches for ‘solo female travel’ in the last five years, it's safe to say that there's a demand for all-encompassing wellness retreats that cater to women's needs.
With this in mind, we've rounded up our best women's wellness retreats for those looking to book a well-deserved wellness break in 2022. From relaxing on the glistening shores of the Algarve with an immersive yoga experience, to increasing your fitness on an intensive bootcamp overlooking the striking Thai mountains, these exclusive health and fitness retreats are guaranteed to enlighten and empower every woman.
For Beauty of Body & Mind in Italy - Lefay Resort & Spa Di Lago
Nestled in the heart of Italy's renown Riviera dei Limoni , this luxurious spa and wellness retreat is perfect for those looking to rejuvenate both body and mind. Following a consultation with an expert in cellular ageing, combat the signs of ageing with targeted therapies that focus on enhancing the natural radiance of your skin. Calm the mind with a host of wellness activities on offer such as Qi Gong, Tai Chi classes and guided walks around beautiful Gargano.
Booking and Information: Lefay Resort & SPA Lago Di Garda
Kickstart your journey to your health and fitness goals on this female-only intensive bootcamp retreat, set against the striking mountains of Koh Samui. Work out alongside British Military Trainers to lose weight and improve your mental and physical strength. With daily yoga classes and rigorous activities like boxing and circuits, you will be pushed to your limits, leaving you feeling body confident and headstrong. This is a truly life-changing experience, which will improve your mental and physical strength in the company of other like-minded women.
Booking and Information: GI Jane Thailand
This tailored female-only healthy ageing retreat is designed to take away the fear and negative impacts that come with aging. Focusing on the physical and emotional issues of menopause, SHA uses western wellness approaches and holistic treatments to specifically target and reduce sleeping problems, weight gain and hormonal imbalances. SHA provides ample support through experienced consultants to help women adjust to bodily changes and preserve youthfulness and vitality.
Booking and Information: SHA Wellness Clinic
Holistical Healing with Women's Holistic Health at Absolute Sanctuary - Thailand
Embark on a journey of empowerment and enlightenment on the Thai ‘island of healing’ with this bespoke women’s holistic health retreat Absolute Sanctuary. Surrounded by lush vegetation, this programme addresses all aspects of mental and physical health, as well as hormonal imbalances. Hormones can wreak havoc on the body and mind, and as such rebalancing is essential to restore health, and calm and focus the mind. Through a combination of cleansing therapies, physical activities, and nourishing cuisine, this spiritual retreat experience will help you to re-energise, revitalise, and rebalance.
Booking and Information: Absolute Sanctuary
Encircled by pristine forest and majestic mountains, Ananda in the Himalayas is the ideal destination for women seeking a peaceful escape of self-realisation. Your Dhyana programme will enhance your physical and mental strength, whilst creating emotional and spiritual balance to harmonise mind and body. Experience a calming combination of personalised one-on-one Hatha yoga sessions, daily meditation, mantra chanting, traditional Pranayama breathing techniques, and Kundalini back massages. You will leave feeling relaxed and refocused, with the tools to continue your self-study at home and remain in harmony with yourself following this enlightening Ayurveda holiday.
Booking and Information: Ananda in the Himalayas
Breathe in the fresh ocean air as you immerse yourself in the physical and mental health benefits of yoga. This exclusive retreat, led by yoga master Trevor Laurency is perfect for women looking to reconnect with their inner purpose, on the golden beaches of the Algarve. With over 25 years’ experience in holistic teaching, Trevor will guide you through a variety of yoga styles, inducing calm and total relaxation. Make lifelong friendships with yogis from all around the world as you engage in daily yoga classes together on this fantastic yoga retreat.
Booking and Information: Longevity Cegonha Country Club
Menopause at Preidlhof - Italy
Reflect, reconcile, and reacquaint with yourself on this tailored menopause in the stunning South Tyrol region at Preidlhof which is framed by the Dolomite mountains. Benefit from ancient and contemporary healing treatments, led by expert therapists, that increase energy-levels, improve lifestyle, and help treat any new physical, emotional and psychological challenges presenting as part of your menopause journey. Engage in dance, voice training and even forest bathing as part of your stay. Feel empowered as you reconnect with both yourself and nature in the Italian countryside and return feeling ready to take on whatever life throws at you with this all-encompassing wellness retreat for women.
Booking and Information: Preidlhof
Destress and restore inner balance at the remote and eco-friendly Santani resort surrounded by lush greenery and mountains in Southern Sri Lanka. Re-invigorate your sensory system from head to toe with deep tissue massages, group yoga sessions, guided hikes and a dip in the thermal salt water pools. Benefit from daily spa treatments, Sri Lankan cooking classes and private meditation sessions to send you home feeling perfectly rebalanced and ready to live a healthy lifestyle in the long-term.
Booking and Information: Santani Wellness Resort & Spa
Whatever you're looking for in a wellness retreat be it rest & relaxation, physical or mental health improvement or enhancement of your natural beauty, there's a retreat with your name on it - and it's definitely time to treat yourself, don't you think?