Where will your 2020 journey take you? Our team scours the globe looking for the best locations for retreats. We connect with thousands of retreat leaders and always try to have our finger on the pulse of what our guests are looking for. We’ve pulled together some of the hottest destinations for 2020 — just for you!
Offering an outdoor swimming pool, full restaurant, yoga/fitness rancho, gardens and a private beach area, Encantada Ocean Cottages is located in Esterillos Este Beach, a still undeveloped, pristine, and yet very accessible chocolate sand beach on the Central Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. Their simple yet cozily appointed rooms reflect the local boho-chic “Tico” style with comfort and elegance. Located directly on the beach so all beach activities including world class surfing, boogie boarding, beach combing and beach walks are within steps of the property.
Quiet and beautiful, existing in harmony with nature is the El Sabanero Eco-Lodge. This is as close to nature as you can come! Be prepared to immerse yourself in the beauty of your surroundings and welcome jungle visitors as the property has resident lizards, birds and howler monkeys. Located on a hillside in Canafistula near Tamarindo, the hotel overlooks the Canafistula Valley with beautiful views from all chalets. The open air yoga shala and pool with a view make El Sabanero a top choice among retreat destinations.
The otherworldly landscapes of Iceland offer perhaps the closest thing one can have to an out-of-body travel experience. Equal parts rugged and tranquil, the country’s beauty offers the perfect sanctuary from daily distractions back home. Your soothing journey across the country’s southern coast starts with a hike up Öskjuhlíð Hill overlooking the mosaic-like architecture of Reykjavik. Private transportation offers you the luxury of time to see the iconic sights of the Golden Circle and Thingvellir National Park before heading to the stunning black-sand beaches of Reynisfjara for a unique meditation session.
Located on a private beach where you can truly relax and be in touch with nature and the sea. Punta Monterrey is surrounded by 300 acres of jungle which is an ecological reserve. This is a destination that has has maintained its natural beauty and wildness, and is designed to allow you to get away from it all and step into nature. Enjoy amazing sunsets, take a walk in the jungle, try your hand at surfing, or even go whale watching from this amazing destination.
Cabanas Hotel Tulum is a cozy beach hotel located on a wide stretch of beautiful white-sand beach in front of the turquoise sea surrounded by natural palm trees and dunes in a laid-back atmosphere in Tulum, Mexico. Only 4 km from the entrance of Sian Ka’an Biosphere Reserve, and 7 km from the world-renowned Mayan archaeological ruins, Cabanas Tulum is a fantastic destination from which to explore all the Yucatan peninsula has to offer.
Set on the lush and unspoilt East Coast of Bali, Hotel Komune Resort and Beach Club is blessed with a hypnotizing view of the world famous Keramas surf break. With its pristine volcanic beach, this 4 star beachfront Bali resort offers a wonderful experience of spending leisure time in a natural luxury hotel. The timber floored retreat space is equipped with ceiling fans, ambient lighting, and all props. A world class fitness center, onsite spa and top notch restaurant make Hotel Komune the perfect choice for your next retreat.
If serenity has a palpable form, surely it can be found under the Tuscan sun. This seven-day tour of Italy will have you second-guessing your departure date from the moment you land in Rome. After a morning yoga session and a leisurely day on the grounds of Palatine Hill and the Colosseum, your path will take you to lush landscapes of Tuscany. There, you’ll have ample time to saunter through welcoming villages, taste exceptional local food and wine, and cycle your way through the Tuscan hills. A dip in healing thermal waters will leave a rejuvenating warmth radiating through both body and mind long past your final stop in Florence.
The villas at Le Pianore are set on a large estate of rolling hills, vineyards, groves and woodlands. A multifunctional studio with plenty of natural light, is generously equipped with yoga and tatami mats, tables, chairs and blankets as well as a sound system. For those wishing to practice immersed in nature, there is a large sundeck and a shaded porch adjacent to the studio. In the cooler months the space is kept warm and cosy by a wood burning stove. Its remote location and well equipped facilities make it an ideal venue for a retreat.
Perched high on a hillside with panoramic ocean views over Luz and Lagos bays sits Quinta Bonita. Here, traditional charm and modern luxury blend seamlessly in idyllic surroundings to create a truly unforgettable experience. Explore the 10,000 square meters of spectacular gardens, including a large outdoor swimming pool, cobbled pathways, ponds and fountains, enjoy lunch by the pool and private yoga in the garden. The ancient port of Lagos with its castle walls, narrow, cobbled streets and pottery shops and many of the beautiful Algarve beaches are just a few minutes drive away.
From the moment you first feel the warmth of Thailand’s golden sun, you can’t help but take in the positive vibes. This nine-day tour immerses you in ancient restorative practices, yoga sessions, and healthy food that will leave your smile beaming and your soul stirring. Soak in the country’s culture of kindness with a dip in Pai’s hot springs and a visit to the birthplace of traditional Thai massage at the Wat Po Buddhist temple. Then you can kick the energy up a notch with an optional round of Muay Thai. Your journey ends in Ko Samui, where you’ll reflect inward while nestling your toes in the sand as the sun sets over the glittering ocean.
One of Thailand’s last pristine tourist locations. A paradise where swaying coconut palms, lush green landscape, limestone mountains and virtually untouched beaches still remain in their natural beauty. Aava Resort & Spa sits on beautiful Nadan beach, a 9km stretch of pristine golden sands and clear blue water. At this quiet beachside location you will enjoy fresh ocean air and spectacular coastal scenery. Refresh your mind, reduce your stress, and renew your body.
Feel energy flow through your body with every step taken over the hallowed grounds of Peru. Your seven-day journey begins in the aptly named Sacred Valley with a taste of local food before a stand-up paddleboard takes you across pristine waters surrounded by towering Andean peaks. Each day has the chance for new discoveries with available yoga sessions, a hot springs visit, and the option to do the 1-day Inca Trail Hike. Finally, you can bask in the awe-inspiring beauty of Machu Picchu through an intentionally paced tour. As you absorb the mysterious power of these ancient ruins, you’ll head home with a renewed lift in your step.
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