The world’s top health and fitness retreats

Want to satiate your wanderlust whilst on your New Year’s fitness regime?

If you’ve made a resolution to shred some pounds, but don’t fancy being commanded around the gym by a bulldog of personal trainer, then why not invest in a stay at a luxurious wellness retreat? Not only will you get slim and trim in no time, but you’ll also get a week of R&R in an exotic location while you’re at it. Here are the finest options to consider…

SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain

The world’s top health and fitness retreats

Whether you’re looking for a detox, a holiday of relaxation, help to stop smoking or the opportunity to control your weight, SHA Wellness Clinic will leave you feeling like a new person the moment you leave. Days are filled with meditation, specialised meal plans, one-to-one training sessions and time spent to yourself – all in a stunning setting in the heart of the Sierra Helada mountains in Spain. What’s not to love?

The world’s top health and fitness retreats

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Cas Gasi, Ibiza

The world’s top health and fitness retreats

If you’re after the perfect introduction to the yogi lifestyle or to want to up the ante when it comes to your fitness, the Cas Gasi retreat in Ibiza will sort you out. Here you’ll experience sun, sea and some of the best yoga classes and personal training sessions you’ll ever have, all while being secluded in this opulent luxury retreat in the hills of Santa Gertrudis. For the famished traveller, you’ll also be glad to hear that food is grown and picked on the estate.

The world’s top health and fitness retreats

Cas Gasi, Ibiza

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The Body Holiday, St Lucia

The world’s top health and fitness retreats

If you need that extra push to make yourself go on one of these incredible holidays, surely the close proximity of the Caribbean sea to this stunning resort is enough. The Body Holiday has been hailed by many as the ultimate retreat for, you guessed it, body and soul. The resort is dedicated to healthy living and fitness goals, but there’s no pressure to do more than your body is telling you – the whole experience has been designed with you in mind and the staff here only want to go at your pace.

The world’s top health and fitness retreats

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Como Shambhala, Bali

The world’s top health and fitness retreats

Bali will be on most gentlemen’s bucket list, and for good reason. This beautiful island is filled with some of the world’s best spas and wellness retreats, and Como Shambhala, which is set deep in the forest, is no exception to that. With access to the exclusive cuisine, world-class therapies and some worldly yoga and exercise classes, you’ll never want to leave this stunning five-star resort.

The world’s top health and fitness retreats

Como Shambhala

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