In Asia, India, Bali, and Thailand have been synonymous with wellness for the past two decades and offer age-old healing traditions as a part of the culture. Whether holistic healing in Koh Samui (Thailand), Yoga & Ayurveda retreats in Rishikesh (India), or an eat-pray-love spiritual experience in Bali (Indonesia), the options in Asia are plentiful! In addition, there are many up and coming experiences in “new destinations” such as Vietnam, Laos, Bhutan, and Cambodia.
In the Americas, you will find Costa Rica to be one of the most popular destinations for wellness retreats. In the United States there are also many wellness retreat centers. A big hub of retreats exists in California.
Throughout Europe there are more and more smaller retreat centers popping up as many young entrepreneurs who want to escape the modern-day rat race choose to live closer to nature and host retreats. In addition, there is also a huge shift in luxury hotels and resorts throughout Europe, Asia, and even the Middle East to create spa and wellness inclusive packages for their guests.
There are many other areas known for specific wellness traditions such as Morocco for the hammams, France for Thalasso, Japan for onsens, Australia for surfing & hiking, South America for ayahuasca plant medicine and many more destinations. Different destinations may be suitable for you depending on your preferred wellness experience.