There’s no doubting the value of a solo retreat — taking time away from your social contacts to focus on yourself can help you re-evaluate priorities, re-ignite old passions, and re-energize your senses.
However, there are instances when your sidekick is required. Your best buddy is always there for you, not only in the good times but also in the bad. So, why not travel in style with your best friend? These are our favorite selections for getaways with your bestie.
Why Take A Wellness Retreat With Friends?
Friendship is beautiful and unique, but without shared memories and experiences to nourish it, it could dwindle. While spending time with your friends is great, doing the same things over and over again can make things go stale as it is with every relationship.
There’s no better way to strengthen your bond with your friend than with an adventurous retreat – it’s a lifetime memory.
The Best Wellness Retreats for Friends
Ocean Soul Retreat, Bali
Ocean Soul Retreat is a women-only retreat in Bali’s vibrant and lively Seminyak district. The airport shuttle, four holistic therapies, six yoga sessions, and numerous health workshops and seminars are all included in the seven-day Wellness Retreat for Women.
A fully balanced whole food menu is also included. What’s the best part? Looking at photos will allow you and your closest buddy to relive the moments and cure the post-holiday blues — the retreat gives a digital archive of images shot throughout your stay as a remembrance.
Their rates start from $2,295 per person.
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort
If you and your closest friends are looking to spend some days you’ll both never forget together, consider staying at the REVV Wellness Resort in Nusa Dua, on the island of Bali. The ‘Destress & Relax’ retreat strikes a delicate mix between stress reduction and luxury.
Offering retreats ranging from three to fourteen nights in length, you and your friends can enjoy foot massages, meditation, tai chi, yoga, and seaweed wraps, among other pampering sessions. s. A variety of herbal and crystal therapies are available to assist unwind.
Their rates start from $2,094/person for 3 nights.
For a retreat experience in the great outdoors, Aro Ha’s Winter Wellness programs are one of the best out there. The six-day, five-night programs are held in Glenorchy, New Zealand’s premier eco-conscious wellness resort.
Hikes in world heritage sites, a variety of functional fitness programs, meditation sessions, and soothing spa treatments ensure that you and your best buddy have a good time and depart with clear heads and uplifted spirits.
Their rates start from $3,500.
Challenge Chaser Retreat, Warranulla, Australia
Join Amber Gouzy and Olivia Olsen for three days to tickle your adventurous side if you’re a focused, young professional eager to unplug, meet with like-minded people, and recharge your batteries over an active and enjoyable glamping weekend. This weekend getaway will not only let you disengage from the stress of the previous year and the everyday “new normal” working environment, but it will also help you reconnect with yourself, and your friends while cultivating your sense of playfulness.
You’ll wake up surrounded by nature in an ideal retreat in Warranulla, with birds singing and the sun rising over the lake, and after a warm and flavorful breakfast. In the great outdoors, try acro yoga, fast yoga flows, inversions, and mindfulness activities. This place guarantees a delightful (and wild) encounter filled with laughing and excitement that will completely replenish your batteries!
Their rates start from $516.
Surf in Trip, Fuerteventura, Spain
This retreat combines yoga, meditation, and surfing uniquely. You’ll try out different yoga techniques like Vinyasa, Hatha Flow, and a mix of Yin and Yang. The 8-day wellness retreat’s goal is to provide a comfortable environment for you to practice yoga and surf while learning something new. An encounter that will invigorate your spirit and replenish your energies.
The program is designed comprehensively so that you may get the most out of each discipline and leave the island with a new spirit and mindset. Take advantage of the opportunity to interact with like-minded people and share your physical and mental accomplishments of the day in a circle as part of a self-reflection practice.
Rates start from $1,945.
Wandering Roots Retreats, Michigan, United States
Wandering Roots and Limitless Movement have collaborated to create a healing retreat to nurture your spirit and change your life. Relax, decompress, and find your place now that all of the planning and hard work have been completed.
This 4-day health retreat’s isolated and tranquil setting is ideal for unplugging and recharging.
Relax and rejuvenate in these magnificent homes located on the shores of Arbutus Lake’s crystal
clear waters. Every day, heal your body with personalized bodywork sessions, stretching and yoga classes, and wellness coaching. Unwind in the hot tub, relax on the private beach, and indulge in the culinary creations of the in-house private chef, who will prepare healthy and delectable meals to nourish your mind, body, and soul.
Their rates start from $925.
Pure Vida Wellness Retreat, Mexico
Imagine spending 7 days in a tropical paradise with your closest friend. Chi-gong, Yoga, spiritual practices, Kundalini, meditation, breathwork, healthy eating, and experiences abound. Through daily sessions and workshops, you will be able to advance and rejuvenate your meditation and yoga practice. Explore the notorious Yin and Restorative Yoga, and savor delectable tropical fruits. Feed your body with home-cooked vegetarian meals and learn about long-term healthy living.
Heal fresh and old wounds, change negative thought patterns, and accept and fit in emotional imprints. Pura Vida is religious-neutral, but it is also a spiritual, health center in Mexico’s tropics. Their lovely apartments are right on the beach, ideal for people looking to reconnect with themselves and nature. They provide a mystical retreat, a spa close to the sea, and alternative therapeutic techniques.
Their rates start from $2,150.
Women’s Weekender, NYC
Dream Downtown, located between Manhattan’s greatest areas – the bustling meatpacking area and beautiful Chelsea – is the destination to enjoy with your friends. The decadent “Women’s Weekender” begins with champagne chocolate-covered strawberries. With your bags unpacked, the 4,800sq Dream Beach welcomes you, featuring a glass-bottom pool, imported sand, and chaise chairs inspired by the Cote D’Azur.
The international ArtBattles artist network contributes to the dynamic pool scene with live art installations that play off the DJ’s music. Before it’s nighttime at the underground bunker club, rooftop PH-D, or Electric Room, festivities continue with complimentary Lemon Drop shots, disposable cameras, and lots of refreshing body lotions and bottled water.
Rates begin at $395/ night, with a maximum of four people and a 2-night minimum.
Total health and well-being entail far more than balanced eating and a well-toned body. Love, connection, clarity, support, and lots of laughter are all part of it. It involves detoxification and massages, as well as raw food juice cleanses, and wine.
Mindfulness activities, meditation sessions, and possibly coffee enemas are all part of it. It comprises mind and body cleansing, Reiki healing, and spa treatments. Hiking, paddle boarding, and horseback riding are all options if those activities make your heart sing!