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5 Top Wellbeing Retreats

Health holidays are the newest trends of the travel industry, with an increasing number of people booking in to take their next health retreat. These are not just for those wanting to losing weight or recovering from illness. We all need a break from life stressors right? Here are my dream destinations to relax and enjoy some serious pampering.

New Zealand

Aro Ha, New Zealand. 5 Top Wellbeing Retreats from The Fit Foodie


This retreat is set amongst the breathtaking Southern Alps of New Zealand, and combines the best of natural therapies with a healthy approach to the environment. Aro Hā offers holistic practices such as meditation classes, as well as daily therapeutic massages, soothing steam rooms and saunas. Challenge yourself with daily TRX strength class or chill out with an evening yoga class.

Where: Queenstown, New Zealand


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Set in the heart of Seminyak, OSR is a health and wellness retreat specifically for women, specialising in yoga, surf, nutrition and holistic therapies. Whether you can’t wait to jump into the waves or want to work deeper into your asanas, you can find the experience that’s perfect for you with three different programs to suit your needs. You can also check out my personal review to find out why it made the list.

Where: Seminyak, Bali



wellness-The-Farm-San-Benito. 5 Top Wellbeing Retreats


The Farm is a centre for holistic healing and wellness where people balance their mind, body and spirit with nourishing live foods in an eco- friendly haven. This sanctuary of holistic healing and wellness is nestled in a tropical jungle and is targeted at those looking for a complete mind and body overhaul. Programs include a medically guided detoxes, PT sessions and spa treatments. Raw food included!

Where: Lipa City, Philippines


Chiva Som, Thailand, 5 Top Wellbeing Retreats from The Fit Foodie


Three houses south of Bangkok in the costal city of Hua Hin, this resort is considered to be one of the best retreats in Asia. Chiva-Som translates as 'The Haven of Life' as is all about pampering. With 70 treatment rooms, a Kinesis studio, gym, watsu pool, floatation pool, bathing pavilion, jacuzzi and swimming pools - you'll be spoilt for choice. Training options include Pilates, Tai Chi, power walking, Zumba and body conditioning. Food is provided from the orchards and vegetable patches within the grounds.

Where: Hua Hin, Thailand


arajilla retreat. 5 Top Wellbeing Retreats


Arajilla Retreat is perfectly positioned on the northern sheltered end of Lord Howe Island’s Lagoon, nestled under a canopy of Kentia Palms and Banyan Trees. Free yourself from your busy life as you meander through rainforest and exquisite gardens, relax in peaceful tranquillity, indulge in the Island’s finest and freshest food, and treat yourself to the Island’s only Ayurvedic Spa.

Where: Lord Howe Island, New South Wales


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Sally O'Neil - Editor in Chief

Sal is on a mission to prove that healthy and nutritious doesn’t have to be boring – and that even while staying in shape you can have your cake and eat it too. After losing 14kg from adopting a healthier lifestyle, she shares her journey with others on The Fit Foodie Blog. She also works as a commercial food photographer and stylist, is studying a Bachelor of Health Science in Nutrition and Dietetics, and is the author of two cookbooks: Love Move Eat (Bauer Media, 2017) and Meal Prep Plan (Murdoch, 2019).

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