Planning a Detox Retreat? Here are my Recommendations

Cooped up at home feeling just a tad cabin-fever-y – has resulted in me becoming an expert at virtual travel and travel journaling. With Google as my partner in crime, I have been planning city breaks, figuring out the best spots for a detox retreat or a wellness journey, and to go off the grid, and even trawling through my own archives to re-live some of my favorite hotels and beaches.

In all seriousness, the last few years of the pandemic have been taking a real toll on my physical, psychological and emotional well-being, so when I do actually get to go on my next trip it will be a detox retreat, for complete rest and reset of my body’s systems, mental and physical health. Detox retreats are the perfect wellness experience for a fresh start at any time. It can also be a way to heal your gut from many health concerns when paired with a complete disconnect from today’s world, some fitness programs, wellness facilities, therapeutic treatments, etc.

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Today I wanted to share my top recommendations for detox retreats from different spots around the globe. Or, if you are lucky enough to live in one of the places I mention, then perhaps it’s time to start planning a summer detox retreat staycation, either for yourself or as a couple retreat…?

Where to go on the best detox retreats

Detox Retreat Europe Options

Shanti-Som Wellbeing Retreat

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The Shanti-Som Detox Retreat is for those who want to achieve total wellness. The retreat is focused on detoxing the body and restoring natural health through a juice detox, a broth diet, and a colon cleanse. You can choose from a variety of specialized therapies, such as a detox footbath or body scrub. They also offer onsite health check. The program at Shanti-Som includes a colonic water cleanse that has many health benefits, including helping to remove toxins from your body, improving your immune system, weight loss, digestion, mood-boosting, and reducing the chance of developing colon cancer. This is the ultimate retreat to get you back to full health and is located in the beautiful Andalucia region of Spain, nestled in nature that is surrounded by the Sierra de las Nieves Nature Park and Biosphere Reserve.

Longing for Spain? Check out my full yoga retreat Spain guide.

Style: General Detox Programs
Duration: Choose from 3 to 14 days (starting any day of the year)
Price: From €465 / night
Closest Airport: Malaga (40 minutes)
Airport pick-up included? Optional
Languages: English, Spanish, French, Dutch, and German
Vegan Friendly?: yes

Check out retreats at Shanti-Som!

Detox Retreats with Root Healing in Sintra, Portugal

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Curious about Iboga? Root Healing offers Iboga Detox Retreats rooted in the Bwiti culture. If you’re not familiar with the history of Iboga, Bwiti is a spiritual group that originated in southern Gabon thousands of years ago and has used Iboga as their sacrament ever since. The Bwiti employ Iboga, known as the “Godfather of all plant medicines,” for bodily healing, spiritual healing, and spiritual exploration.

The team at Root Healing is committed to assisting you in your healing journey, letting go of the past, and figuring out your real self. Let Iboga heal you, allowing you to concentrate on enjoying life and being more present. The retreats, which are based in beautiful Sintra, Portugal, combine the profound ancient method of holding Bwiti ceremonies with modern medical procedures to guarantee a secure and transforming experience.The retreats include two Iboga ceremonies, integration day trips, orientation, spiritual baths, counseling, healthy meals, lodging, airport transfer, fireside teachings, and integration calls.

Style: Psycho spiritual Iboga Retreat, Iboga Assisted Detox
Duration: 8 – 28 days
Price: 3,000 +
Closest Airport: Lisbon
Airport pick-up included? Yes
Languages: English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German
Vegan Friendly?: Yes

Check out retreats at Root Healing now!

5 Day Yoga and Juice Detox Retreat, UK

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This award-winning UK detox retreat haven is a luxed-up farmhouse, located in the rolling green pastures of the Sussex countryside. It has something for everyone with multiple different accommodation options to suit all prices, from twin share rooms to luxury eco-cottages and treehouses. It also has different nutritional options with raw vegan food as well as juices to boost your immune system, and a range of classes and sessions to take care of the body and mind, including yoga, meditation, as well as life coaching and NLP workshops. If you are looking for a detox retreat with a complete holistic health emphasis then this one if for you. Its design means it can support you with just general well-being or can be focused on physical conditions such as IBS and fibromyalgia –– on top of promising a psychological and emotional cleanse and reset.

Style: Juice Fasting, Colon Hydrotherapy Detox, Raw Food Detox, Alkaline Colon Cleanse, Liver Cleanse, Skin Cleanse, Vegetarian, Mindfulness & Detox Spa
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Price: From €808
Closest Airport: London Gatwick (38 km)
Airport pick-up included? No
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes

Check out detox retreats at Platinum Healing now!

4 Day Yoga and Detox Retreat in the Barcelona Mountains, Spain

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This detox program and yoga retreat is small but mighty, with over five hours of restorative yoga classes, meditation, and pranayama practices and workshops every day. The retreat center is a rustic villa that has been renovated with great care to not only protect its original character and enhance sustainability but make sure it is in harmony with the natural surroundings of the UNESCO protected national park in which the villa located. Free time can be spent trekking, biking, or just taking a gentle hike in the nature that surrounds you, visiting the local town, or lounging by the outdoor pool at the villa. If beach time is important to you then you are only half an hour’s drive from the sea, and it’s possible to book massages and holistic wellness treatments in advance. Three vegetarian and vegan meals per day are provided. The perfect mini reset especially when paired with a daily massage, and if like me you believe in balance, you could always add a weekend in Barcelona onto that (if you do, check out my vegan Barcelona guide), the perfect place for a little getaway.

Style: General Detox Programs
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights (perfect for long weekends away)
Price: From €325
Closest Airport: Barcelona (53 km)
Airport pick-up included? No
Languages: English & Spanish
Vegan Friendly?: Yes (and it’s all organic foods too!)

Check out detox retreats at Omshanti now!

Detox Retreats USA and Central America

14 Day Rainforest Cleansing Retreat, Costa Rica

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Daily yoga, check. Hot springs, forest bathing, and waterfalls, check. Swimming pool and hot tub, check. Naturopath consultation, check. Vegetarian food and juices, check. Spa treatments, including hydrotherapy and a sweatlodge, check… and the list just keeps going. Even without all of that, who would say no to two weeks in the Costa Rican rainforest? Everything about this retreat sounds like perfection, and given its length, it is definitely one of the more budget-friendly options. While in Costa Rica, consider also experiencing the magic of an ayahuasca retreat.

Style: Juice Fasting
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights
Price: From € 1,309
Closest Airport: Juan Santamaría International Airport (76 km)
Airport pick-up included? No
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes

Check out detox retreats at Essence Arenal Wellness Resort now!

6 Days of Kundalini, Meditation and Spiritual Bliss in Hawaii

Hawaii has been on my bucket list for a while and since discovering this retreat it’s jumped closer to the top. I mean, what better location to experience the benefits of the best wellness retreats in the world? Located by the beach these detox holidays promise a complete spiritual immersion with Kundalini yoga, crystal bowl sound healing, meditation, and yoga philosophy lessons led by a healer and shaman. Oh, and to take care of the body, as well as the mind and spirit, there is a private chef who can accommodate all dietary requirements and the option to include a three-day juice cleanse to help you reach your wellness goals. Not only is there beach and yoga, but a gym and swimming pool on-site for when you want to mix it up.

Interested in some serious soul healing on mainland USA? Check out this four-day retreat in the Arizona desert and also those self-love affirmations to get you ready.

Style: Juice Fasting
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Price: From €1,794
Closest Airport: Kahului Airport (14 km)
Airport pick up included? Yes
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: On request

Check out detox retreats in Hawaii now!

Detox Retreats Asia

15 Day Energy Levels Booster Detox Retreat, Thailand

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The islands in the Gulf of Thailand are some of my favorite places in the world, with their white-sand beaches, crystal clear sea, and incredible food and fruit. This retreat is my current pick of the bunch in this region. Don’t be put off by the fact it sells itself as a weight loss retreat, it just offers some more dynamic fitness options, such as hiking, cycling and Muay Thai, as well as daily yoga and meditation classes. It has a health food cafe on-site, which is mainly plant-based with raw vegan and vegan options, as well as some flexitarian dishes if that’s your thing. There is both beach and jungle nearby, as well as a pool, sauna and ice bath (if a Wim Hof element appeals) at the retreat center. This detox retreat offers rejuvenation for the body, which will no doubt leave you happier and healthier in mind, heart and spirit.

Check out my recommendations for Thailand retreats here.

Style: General Detox (fitness getaways)
Duration: 15 days / 14 nights
Price: From €755
Closest Airport: Samui (10 km)
Airport pick-up included? No
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: Yes

Check out detox retreats at Visit Natural Detox Resort now!

11 Day Sustainable Yoga, Ayurveda and Detox Retreat, Sri Lanka

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If you are looking for a detox retreat that aligns with mindful and sustainable travel then this eco-retreat center, located on a plantation in a village in Sri Lanka that supports both the natural environs and the village community is ideal. The retreat is built around principles of Ayurveda, the traditional medical system of India and the natural complement to yoga. You will have a consultation with an Ayurvedic doctor, daily Ayurvedic treatments which often include massages, daily yoga and meditation, and lots of rest or activity time. The meals are made with food that is grown on-site in the fruit, vegetable, and herb gardens, as well as a paddy field. Guests are able to join in picking and harvesting the produce, and there are also cookery demonstrations. Heaven.

Style: Spices Detox, Ayurveda
Duration: 11 days / 10 nights
Price: From €1,334
Closest Airport: Bandaranaike International Airport (73 km)
Airport pick-up included? Available for additional € 58 per person
Languages: English
Vegan Friendly?: On request

Check out detox retreats at Plantation Villa now!