Show 2024 who’s boss by going to one of these 5 wellness retreats

Woman in an infinity pool overlooking the ocean.

In a world constantly on the move, we often find ourselves caught up in the whirlwind of daily life. For 2024, let’s change this narrative and choose to focus more on ourselves, because let’s admit it, we deserve it. Take yourself to one of these tranquil retreats, where serenity meets adventure and self care evolves from a resolution into a way of life. From tailor made wellness itineraries to taking in the fresh air in a remote location, make this the year of focusing on the one thing that matters the most – you!

1. Lanserhof Resorts – Germany & Austria

The Lanserhof Resorts are one of the leading wellness retreats in the world. For more than 35 years, Lanserhof has been in the business of health, wellness and extreme detox and prides itself as a retreat that combines traditional naturopathy with modern medical findings. This resort focuses on a main method – the Lanserhof fasting method – proven to help cure and rejuvenate the body and mind. 

When you arrive at any of the three Lanserhof locations (two in Germany and one in Austria), you’ll be put into the hands of certified doctors, therapists, trainers and scientists who will lead you on a path of peace and tranquility through a range of services such as nutrition, aesthetics and sleep medicine, to name a few.

And what’s a wellness retreat without luxurious and comfortable rooms? Lanserhof has ensured that every room in all of their locations focuses on the guest. These suites are flooded with light, space and calming colors to ensure true relaxation throughout your stay. This is the ideal spot for those looking to regenerate their body and mind and get rid of any energy that’s weighing them down. 

2. Kamalaya – Thailand

If you’re feeling stressed, anxious or just overwhelmed by challenges that come with everyday life, look no further than Kamalaya. Located in the Gulf of Thailand, this wellness retreat offers holistic health solutions with a unique approach that combines Eastern healing traditions with Western medical research. 

Choose from a wide array of wellness packages to ensure that you’re getting the most out of your stay, like the relax and renew program, where you’ll immerse yourself in massage treatments for deep relaxation throughout the body. Looking to move more? Check out the basic optimal fitness program, where you’re given the opportunity to work with a fitness team, physiotherapist and wellness consultant to reach your personal fitness goals. Kamalaya has everything you need to make 2024 the year of you.

3. Clayoquot – Vancouver Island, Canada

For those looking for a retreat that’s a little off the beaten path, Clayoquot is just the place. This luxury lodge is located in Canada’s remote wilderness and is only accessible by seaplane or boat. Your stay at Clayoquot will be filled with adventure, local and sustainable cuisine as well as world-class accommodations

There are so many different experiences and packages to choose from, like the heli hiking experience, where you will be guided through some of the region’s most remote locations. If you don’t want to add an experience, don’t worry, your stay at Clayoquot includes everything from signature guided experiences (including horseback riding) to one 60 minute wellness massage and so much more. This resort is the ideal location for those looking to step away from reality for a little and take in the fresh air. 

4. Sensei, a Four Seasons Resort – Lānaʻi, Hawaii 

Located on the secluded Hawaiian island of Lānaʻi, Sensei offers you a stay that will introduce you to healthier practices that can be incorporated into everyday life. Their philosophy is backed by scientifically proven practices and innovative technology to help you meet your personal wellness goals. To make this experience even better, this Four Seasons Hotel and Resort collaborates with Nobu to bring you the freshest and tastiest menu while enjoying your stay. 

Once you arrive in Honolulu, a complimentary, semi-private flight will bring you to Lānaʻi. Every stay includes luxurious accommodations and daily activities including yoga, meditation, hiking and lectures. To get the full self-care package, check out the Guided Wellness Experience, where you’ll be given a curated itinerary that will meet you at any point in your journey. You’ll also be given a personal Sensei guide who will support and teach you throughout your stay. If you want additional services, check out this experiences menu that includes things like salon services and well-being consultations. 

5. Sen Wellness Sanctuary – Sri Lanka

Sen Wellness Sanctuary provides you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the restorative benefits of nature while experiencing ancient healing methods. Situated between a stretch of sandy beach on the southern Sri Lankan coastline, this wellness sanctuary is the ultimate retreat. 

Tailor-made programs are available for a duration of three days to three weeks at the resort. Each begins with a consultation with the retreat’s resident Ayurvedic doctor (an ancient Indian medical doctor). They will create a treatment plan made just for you that includes herbal medicines, yoga and meditation, immersive nature experiences, healthy meals and group ceremonies and rituals – all meant to benefit your mind and body. If you’re interested in group retreats, Sen Wellness Sanctuary has multiple signature options throughout the year that last for ten days and focus on deep healing. You can check out the ones that are offered for the 2024 season here

Bonus: at home spa retreat

What if we told you that you could create your own soothing haven under your own roof? Unboxme allows you to create your own spa gift box sent right to your front door. Choose from items like calming bath bombs, aromatherapy sprays, face and eye masks and so much more. And if you want to send it to someone who you think is in need of some TLC, you can do that too! This DIY spa treatment will remind you that serenity can be found in the comfort of your own space. 

Relaxation, please!

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These accommodations and websites are suggestions and Faye is in no way associated with them. This post is meant to give you ideas and inspiration on wellness retreats and resorts.

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