As we creep past an entire year of dealing with lockdowns, social distancing, lack of travel and COVID restrictions, here at Not In The Guidebooks, we think it’s time for everyone to be kind to themselves for a while.
With that in mind, here are some of our top wellness retreats, from yoga holidays, to getting back in touch with nature, to meditation and surfing in Portugal, there’s something here for everyone who wants to return from their holiday feeling rested, recharged, and ready to take on the world again.
Set in the beautiful coastal town of Sintra on the west coast of Portugal, this yoga and meditation retreat involves 5 nights where you’ll relax and reset on mindful sessions with expert instructors, eat local, vegetarian cuisine that gives you a true flavour of the region, and meet new, like-minded people in this stunning little offbeat corner of the world.
The retreat is set in one of Portugal’s most beautiful national parks, giving you the opportunity to spend your free time out exploring the coastal cliffs, the medieval architectural gems, and examples of classic, unchanged Portuguese culture.
By the time you’ve completed your five yoga session and five guided meditation sessions, you’ll leave the wellness retreat in Sintra feeling totally recharged, and with memories of great food, new friends, and stunning scenery.
A chance to truly rewild yourself and get back to nature, this wellness retreat in North Wales gets you away from the bustling, non-stop life of the city and out into the stunning mountains of Snowdonia.
Make precious time to switch off from social media and spend your days paddleboarding, enjoying yoga sessions in the pristine natural environment, or foraging in the woods to really get down to earth and in touch with nature.
At night, gather around a crackling campfire under a canopy of stars, storytelling and reflecting on a day of rewilding. You’ll stay in a big beautiful bell tent, and finish your wellness retreat having spent virtually four full days outdoors.