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Posted 16/06/2022 in Travel Style by Lana Kanchik

Wellness Retreats & Why They're More Popular Than Ever


Wellness Retreats & Why They're More Popular Than Ever


What is a Wellness Retreat?

There are a hundred different reasons to travel. A romantic getaway, solo adventure, or business trip. However, there is one type of travel that people never used to prioritise. To travel for wellness. 

To travel for wellness is to take time away at a space that offers an individual the opportunity to support and improve their wellbeing. 

Various treatments and activities are individually designed for each unique client. Those embarking on travel for wellness will have a chance to rest and reconnect with nature, earth, body, and mind.

It is a time away from the rushed pace of everyday life, especially now.

No wonder this is changing after the lockdowns and crazy times we have experienced. We are seeing global trends toward people looking to de-stress and care for their wellbeing. 

It is important to note that travel for wellness differs from travel for medical purposes, where individuals travel to receive treatment for a diagnosed disease or condition or seek an enhancement. 

On the other hand, wellness is the concept of reimaging your current life and potential. You set out to become a more complete and fulfilled version of yourself. 

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What type of traveller would like a wellness retreat?

Many think those who travel for wellness are simply the elite or wealthy, as typical Wellness destinations are health spas, resorts, or yoga and meditation retreats.

But, there is no one way a Wellness traveller 'should' look. A Wellness traveller can be anyone. Stress is usually the main reason people take holidays, and in particular, embark on a Wellness holiday. And don't we all get stressed? 

A Wellness traveller is simply an individual looking to improve their quality of life.


Are there options for wellness retreats in Australia?

There are a wide variety of retreats around Australia, with some of the best spots for Wellness based in NSW, QLD, and Victoria.

Some of them are very popular and well known, such as the award-winning Gaia Retreat in NSW and the Gwinganna Retreat in QLD, as well as The Golden Door - Elysia Retreat situated in the stunning Hunter Valley region of NSW.

One of my favourites is the Peninsula Hot Springs in Victoria, only an hour's drive from Melbourne. Steaming pools are nestled in lush native greenery, allowing you to reawaken and relax. Recently, I was lucky enough to be able to spend an evening in their new Glamping facilities. I would recommend this experience to anyone looking to get away! 

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An overnight stay includes breakfast, morning yoga, unlimited use of the Springs, and a Fire and Ice activity.

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What would you recommend for someone wanting a wellness retreat in Bali?

While there are many beautiful spots you can go to rejuvenate, perhaps one of the places most synonymous with Wellness is Bali. Bagus Jati is one of the best Wellness retreats in Bali, situated just outside Ubud, offering various packages, including their popular body detox retreat. 

Fivelements Retreat Bali is another, with a stunning location, offering morning Yoga, authentic Balinese Healing therapies, and plant-based cuisine. 

Another popular spot is the Zen Resort, a sanctuary that focuses on connecting the spiritual and breathing. They teach individuals to channel a healthier lifestyle through diving, swimming, and breathing exercises. 


So, why use a Travel Manager for a Wellness retreat?

For some people, booking themselves a getaway is exciting and a way to start looking forward to their trip. But, for others, it can be a nerve-wracking activity. They try to fit too many things into their itinerary because they don’t want to miss out on anything or simply don’t know where to start!

When you use a Travel Manager for your holidays, you start the vacation at home. You are already able to relax, knowing that there is a dedicated individual who is making sure that you have a holiday that allows you to get back to yourself. To actually take that break that you need. 

If a wellness holiday sounds like something you need, please get in touch.


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