The Best Wellness Retreats for 2020

8th January 2020 // By Samantha Coles


Altausse, Austria

When one of the most popular treatments is called the ‘cure,’ and is the go-to for model Karlie Kloss, you know you’re in for a treat. Vivamayr, a sleek lodge in the Austrian Alps that overlooks Lake Altausse is world renowned for its hard-core detoxes, strict diet plans and chewing techniques (really). Not for the faint hearted but for those who want a serious overhaul, the clinic offers medical treatments, water, movement and oxygen therapies, as well as lab infusions. Each program is custom and is created following an in-depth examination.

Monkey Island Estate

Bray, Berkshire, England

Monkey Island Estate

When all else fails, head to Monkey Island Estate. Just an hour outside London, the historic estate is all quintessentially English with blossoming meadows, resident ducks and chickens, and encircled by the River Thames. Moored in that very river is the estate’s ‘floating’ spa. Housed in a restored barge, it has three treatment rooms and — importantly — a bar. This is because many of the treatments incorporate booze (the monks who used to reside at the estate swore by it) so you can expect a few pre-treatment, chest-warming shots knowing that it is for medicinal purpose and is absolutely not breaking your resolve.