Spain's Top 7 Spa and Wellness Holidays

Yoga on the beach | © pexels/Pixabay
Yoga on the beach | © pexels/Pixabay
Photo of Tara Jessop
9 August 2017

Don’t let stress, unhealthy habits or the grind of daily life get the better of you. A visit to one of these wholesome wellness retreats in Spain will do your mind and body the world of good and get you back on the right track.

The Ultimate Retreat

There are three different types of program on offer at The Ultimate Retreat: a luxury bootcamp, a detox and wellness retreat and a yoga and wellness retreat. Each is designed to focus on one particular area of your wellbeing through carefully designed diets, gentle yoga or a more vigorous exercise program. The retreat is located on the Costa Blanca near Alicante, famous for its white-sand beaches, and includes access to an exclusive spa for the duration of your stay.

The Ultimate Retreat, Carrer El Roser, La Fustera H, Benissa, 03720

Courtesy of The Ultimate Retreat

The Body Camp

If Ibiza is best known for late-night parties and long days at the beach, The Body Camp offers a wholly different kind of experience on this dreamy Balearic Island. A luxury retreat, this exclusive bootcamp aims to give guests a holistic life-changing experience through healthy eating, regular exercise and mindful meditation and relaxation activities. There are plenty of fun games and social nights organised throughout the week as well, and of course all the sights and nightlife of Ibiza are available nearby.

The Body Camp, Sant Joan de Labritja, Ibiza, Balearic Islands

Healthy meals are essential Courtesy of the Body Camp

Healthy meals | Courtesy of the Body Camp

The Olive Retreat

Detox your mind and your body with a combination of daily meditation and exercise as well as healthy vegan eating at The Olive Retreat. Located in the southern region of Andalusia, the retreat takes place in an old country house surrounded by nature. As well as yoga, exercise and outdoor activities, there are also mind health sessions to help you understand and deal with stress, anxiety and other troubles. The meals are all vegan and contain no refined ingredients, no sugar, no gluten and no yeast, to help you cleanse and revive.

The Reset Button

Based in Catalonia but migrating to stunning destinations across Europe, The Reset Button is designed to help you reset your body and mind. The retreat lasts a week, during which time participants have a daily schedule of yoga, mindfulness and outdoor activities designed to relax and revitalise. The three daily meals are cooked on-site by a professional chef and exclude caffeine, refined sugar and other harmful ingredients, while a one-on-one consultation with the in-house nutritionist allows guests to get a personalised assessment.

The pool area Courtesy of The Reset Button

Shanti Som

Feel yourself transported to the shores of Bali or Thailand without leaving Spain at the Shanti Som retreat in Andalusia. Located just a ten-minute drive from Marbella, this 14-bedroom boutique hotel offers guests the chance to sign up to energising yoga classes as well as get personalised detox recommendations from the nutritionist. Those not looking to detox will enjoy the healthy but delicious offerings of Amrita, the Asian–Mediterranean fusion restaurant on site. Massages and treatments include ayurvedic, Thai and deep-tissue massage as well as aromatic facials and Oriental pedicures.

Shanti Som, Monda, Marbella, Málaga

SHA Wellness Clinic

Adopting a holistic approach to wellbeing, the SHA Wellness Clinic offers a complete package of treatments and services grounded in medical innovation and natural therapies. This includes healthy nutrition, fitness, cognitive stimulation, aesthetic therapies, regenerative medicine and anti-aging treatments. Located on the shores of the Mediterranean, not far from Benidorm and the charming village of Altea, the clinic is surrounded by natural parkland.

SHA Wellness Clinic, Carrer del Verderol, 5, L’Albir, Alicante

Infinity pool Courtesy of SHA Wellness Clinic

Infinity pool | Courtesy of SHA Wellness Clinic


If you want your yoga meditation to involve more than just a few downward facing dogs and the odd leg stand, the Suryalila yoga retreat will give you a deeper understanding of what yoga can mean to you. The retreat is formed of eight old farmhouse buildings surrounded with orange and olive groves in the foothills of the Sierra de Grazelema in Andalusia. The awe-inspiring Om Dome is one of the most peaceful yoga rooms in Europe and from the outside resembles a Nepalese temple. Retreats include daily yoga practices and organic, vegetarian meals as well as access to the outdoor swimming pool.

Suryalila, Pago de Pajarete, Villamartin, Cadiz

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