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The world’s best luxury wellness retreats for men

Deplar Farm Iceland Northern Lights Credit: mabeyski.com
Deplar Farm Iceland Northern Lights Credit: mabeyski.com

These unique wellness retreats held around the world focus on men’s holistic wellbeing, mental health and physical rejuvenation

1. Elysia Wellness Retreat, Australia

Located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, Elysia Wellness Retreat (formerly Golden Door Health Retreat & Spa) offers a range of options from short-stay resets to full-week immersive retreats. The retreat includes seminars, activities, and guest speakers focusing on anxiety, anger management, stress, sleep, and physical health. Facilities include indoor yoga and meditation studios, a wellness centre, a vegetable garden, swimming pools, a gymnasium, and walking tracks. The Day Spa offers over 50 therapies and treatments in line with Elysia’s holistic approach to health and beauty.

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Elysia Wellness Retreat
Elysia Wellness Retreat

2. Surf Yoga Beer, various locations

Created by SoulCycle instructor Mantas Zvinas, Surf Yoga Beer operates in locations like Nicaragua, Morocco, and Mexico. The retreat combines surfing, yoga, and local experiences, offering surf lessons, fitness classes, yoga, and snorkelling. Participants enjoy local cuisine and fresh fish tacos, dancing on the beach, and local lager.

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Surf Yoga Beer cliff jumping. Credit: surfyogabeer.com
Surf Yoga Beer cliff jumping. Credit: surfyogabeer.com

3. Canyon Ranch Woodside, California

Situated 45 minutes south of San Francisco, Canyon Ranch Woodside offers a nature-inspired retreat among redwoods. Guests can stay in glass-clad treehouses, take part in outdoor group workouts, hike to ancient trees, and engage in guided forest meditations. Evening activities include calming yoga sessions and workshops such as drawing and origami.

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Morning salutations on the deck at Woodside Canyon Ranch. Credit: canyonranch.com
Morning salutations on the deck at Woodside Canyon Ranch. Credit: canyonranch.com

4. Hacienda Alta-Gracia, Costa Rica

In the rainforests of Costa Rica, Auberge Resorts’ Hacienda Alta-Gracia delivers tranquillity through hikes to bird sanctuaries and waterfalls, horseback riding, and high-altitude mountain hikes. Other activities include tree climbing, abseiling, and surfing.

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5. SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain

This five-star medical spa in Spain’s Alicante province offers programs promoting healthier lifestyles. The Healthy Aging Men’s programme lasts seven days and includes a biological profile, medical testing, SAHO ritual treatment, detox massage, cryotherapy, oxygen bar sessions, and personal training.

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6. Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand

Absolute Sanctuary offers men a range of wellness programmes on Koh Samui. The Men’s Vitality programmes last from six to 11 nights and include accommodation, infrared sauna sessions, group reformer Pilates, personal training, massages, and mind-focused wellness sessions.

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Absolute Sanctuary Thailand. Credit: absolutesanctuary.com
Absolute Sanctuary Thailand. Credit: absolutesanctuary.com

7. Reschio, Umbria, Italy

Set in the Umbrian hills, Reschio offers a serene escape with 3,700 acres of forests, olive groves, and vineyards. Guests can engage in activities such as horseback riding, biking, and wild swimming. The tranquil Lake Cabin is ideal for relaxation, and the estate’s horses provide a meditative experience.

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Castello di Reschio, Umbria, Italy
Castello di Reschio, Umbria, Italy

8. Deplar Farm, Iceland

On the Troll Peninsula, Deplar Farm offers a retreat in a remote Icelandic setting. Activities include wilderness walks, sea-kayaking, cross-country skiing, and snowmobile races. The retreat also features a geothermal pool, steam room, sauna, and treatment rooms with views of the Fljot Valley.

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Deplar Farm Iceland Hang Space. Credit: elevenexperience.com
Deplar Farm Iceland Hang Space. Credit: elevenexperience.com

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