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Healthy Travel: How To Find & Book The Perfect Wellness Retreat

We love living in Hong Kong. We thrive on the electrifying energy of the city from dusk till dawn and we live for that ‘hustle hard’ mentality 24/7 (because, #girlboss). That is, until those long hours catches up and leaves us sleep-denied and coffee-deprived. When you need a little R&R, there’s no better time to eat better, get healthier, and clear away the mental clutter by booking a wellness getaway for some self-love. Focusing on your own physical and mental health is one of the best ways to take care of yourself. There are an abundance of wellness retreats that offer specific mind/body programs that range from digital detoxes to yoga and other mental elevation practices but the problem is always how to find the right one? We’ve pulled together a list of the best websites that help you choose where to get away for a mind-clearing recharge, whether it’s at a spa resort, a spiritual retreat, a yoga intensive holiday and more.

Destination Deluxe

A content site full of breathtaking photos in some of the most beautiful locations, Destination Deluxe is a travel and wellness publication dedicated to reviewing the finest eco luxe resorts and wellness retreats all over the world, most of which have been tried and tested by founder and spa influencer Vivienne Tang. With an up-to-date notice board of upcoming programs taking place around the globe, wellness seekers can peruse what activity might suit their fancy. Enjoy a luxurious weeklong holistic healing treatment on the North Shore of Oahu, enhance your mind-body shakti in Sri Lanka, or find your zen among the butterflies on top a tree spa in Bali. Apart from the typical health retreats, Destination Deluxe highlights a few unconventional wellness escapes such as an Aqua Phobia (yes, for those who are afraid of water) Retreat in Bali or learning how to take the best yoga and travel photographs from famed yoga/travel photographer Brian Crawford in Myanmar.

Om & Away

An online booking platform that specializes in offering wellness and holistic global travel experiences, Om & Away is designed to aggregate a curated range of retreats based off your preferences – be it yoga, detox, health, fitness, Ayurveda, stress management, or spa. Travelers can search by activities, destination or price point to build the retreat of their dreams. Breath and bend with like-minded yogis on the beautiful beaches in Tulum, Mexico, take a quickie weekend away in Singapore for a sunset mindful meditation and yoga session and sleep under a luxurious ball tent on the beach, or take a weeklong Master Detox getaway at one of Europe’s leading wellness and spa resort in Turkey. With more than 150 curated retreats from over 30 resort partners, there’s bound to be the ideal fit for your getaway needs.

Yovada

A booking platform dedicated to yoga retreats and wellness getaways all over the world, Yovada offers a user-friendly website that helps the yoga-friendly community find, compare, and book the right experiences directly. Collaborating with tried, tested and trusted yoga and wellness retreats – as well as yoga teacher training courses – yogis have a slew of purposefully designed programs to choose from, progressing your asanas from the southern province of Sri Lanka to the Nicoya Peninsula of Costa Rica. With over 1,000 retreats and over 180 trainings to choose from, discover the world’s best yoga and wellness experiences, handpicked for you on Yovada.

Book Detox Retreats

As its name suggest, booking detox retreats has never been easier than with BookDetoxRetreats. One of Europe’s leading global travel companies, the e-site is a wonderful resource to find, compare and book wellness and detox experiences. Offering over 460 retreats and vacation packages in almost 250 destinations, this Amsterdam-based company has a no-frills, easy-to-use interface to filter and curate exactly what you are looking for. From a rejuvenating three-day juice fast detox in Mexico to a luxurious six-day revitalizing detoxification retreat in Mozambique, we like how comprehensive the website is. Once you find the desired package and compare reviews and prices, travelers can send an inquiry to the resort or organizer or request a reservation.


Images courtesy of Pexels (lead), Destination Deluxe, Yovada and BookDetoxRetreats.