The Best Wellness Retreats to Visit This Summer

5th May 2019 // By Emma Reynolds

Take a break from indulgent dining and drinking, and pair an exciting and luxurious destination with a wellness program at one of these five-star resorts to help you restore. There’s no better time than now for transformation, and these wellness retreats will have you feeling lighter, refreshed and ready for healthy renewal.

SHA Wellness Clinic

Alicante, Spain

Pairing a beachy vacation with total detoxing, SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain is a results-driven program with more than 35 doctors on-hand and 300 treatments to choose from. The clinic has 12 programs that are personalized for each individual’s goals, including stress relief, fitness, insomnia, anti-aging, weight loss, smoking cessation and addiction or general wellbeing. For more than 10 years, the clinic has been a pioneer in innovation. Recently it introduced a Live Blood Analysis that through a small blood sample can detect diseases, risk factors and other measurements to help catch illnesses early on. SHA pairs the best treatments with five-star amenities: the Royal Suite is a whitewashed enclave (similar to the minimalist decor throughout the retreat) with panoramic views over Altea and the neighboring mountains. Choose from a seven or 14-day program for yourself or a small family. There are children-specific yoga and meditation classes your kids can enjoy while parents are undergoing total-body transformation. 

Shou Sugi Ban House

Water Mill, New York

Shou Sugi Ban House, the Hamptons’ first comprehensive wellness retreat, opens May 16. The greenery-filled retreat sits on a three-acre sanctuary with 13 guest rooms, a pool, Main Barn with a kitchen, Healing Arts Barn with a tea bar, spa, a Movement Pavilion, fire circle, fitness center, orchard, garden and library. The retreat is completely dedicated to wellness. Available in individual or group formats, choose from various programming that includes: holistic living, fitness, nutrition, skin and body care, healing arts and meditation and wellness journeys over the course of three, four, five or seven days. Modern, minimalistic interiors with statues of Buddhas, plants and Japanese-inspired furniture offer a soothing space for restoration and transformation. Spiritual therapies with experts include a Chakra Balancing Reiki Treatment, cupping and sound healing treatments, among others.