Date: 31 August 2023

5 Destination Wellness Retreats Who Are Doing It Right!

JOALI BEING: 5 Destination Wellness Retreats

In today’s fast-paced and stressful world, more and more people are turning to wellness retreats to help them relax, rejuvenate, and improve their overall health and well-being. These destination wellness retreats offer a variety of programs and activities designed to promote physical, mental, and emotional health, and they can be a great way to escape the everyday grind and reconnect with yourself.

Here are five destination wellness retreats who are doing it right:





Nestled deep within the breathtaking Gold Coast hinterland of Currumbin Valley, it is impossible not to discover the magic of disconnecting from daily life and connecting with nature. While there is no set wellness program, simply through the daily optional activities, workshops, surrounds and treatments on offer, it is impossible not to go home enlightened and healthier. The food is a standout and underpins the nourishment you will enjoy at Eden.

Beach Side


Founded by a former yogi monk and his wife, an acupuncturist and traditional Chinese medicine expert, (John and Karina Stewart) Kamalya is probably the most Awarded Wellness Retreat there is. The offering is highly influenced by Eastern philosophy with a Western twist and is constantly evolving. Kamalaya is known for its highly effective detox programs, although offers a number of other wellness programs to help with stress, adrenal burnout, poor lifestyle, and sleep. You can also have the team of international experts create a bespoke retreat for you utilising their extensive range of holistic medicine, spa treatments and healing therapies. Kamalaya is definitely for those who want to experience a life-enriching healthy holiday in a tranquil, nurturing environment.


City Enclave


Combining luxury accommodation in a beautiful location with serious health advice and results, RAKxa takes you on an entirely new journey of being well. Advanced medical sciences are integrated with holistic wellness for preventive health. The term ‘rakxa’, in Thai language, means to preserve or to heal, which is the foundation of their concept. This concept was launched in partnership with VitalLife Scientific Wellness Clinic (the anti-aging clinic of Bumrungrad International Hospital) with the aim of creating a fully integrated wellness and medical retreat.



Set in the beautiful jungles of Ubud flanked by two mighty rivers, COMO SHambhala works in tandem with nature to provide immersive experiences. Understated luxury with wellness at it’s heart, COMO Shambhala advocates proactive responsibility for individual holistic wellness. This entails balancing healthy eating with pleasurable gastronomy, self-directed exercise with expert instruction, massage with greater mental repose, and thought with action. COMO Shambhala embraces all modalities of wellbeing, from yoga’s ancient system of self-development to other proven methods such as Ayurveda, aromatherapy, Pilates, Tai’Chi, and Qigong.


An Island


Aside from being an absolutely stunning property in the pristine waters of the Maldives, JOALI BEING is a nature-immersive well-being island retreat offering transformative journeys for its guests. Every personalised program is based on the four pillars of JOALI BEING, covering the mind, microbiome, skin and energy. The aim: Guests to leave feeling renewed, uplifted and inspired with a sense of weightlessness.

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