In an age where stress, anxiety, and depression are prevalent, mental wellness retreats and emotional healing programs offer solace and recuperative care for individuals looking to escape life’s pressures. Embarking on a retreat at one of these top 10 mental health sanctuaries worldwide offers an invaluable opportunity for emotional healing, preventive care, and effective stress management. Each retreat provides a unique experience designed to cater to an individual’s wellness needs and preferences.
Kamalaya Koh Samui, Koh Samui Thailand
- Travel+Leisure Luxury Awards Asia Pacific Event 2023
- World Spa & Wellness Awards 2023
- Organic Spa Media: Wellness Travel Awards 2023
Situated in the serene landscapes of Koh Samui, Kamalaya Koh Samui is a haven for individuals grappling with stress and anxiety. Kamalaya boasts a range of accommodation options, with 76 rooms, suites, and villas organically dispersed across the expansive resort. These dwellings offer guests an array of living experiences, ranging from views of the lush, vibrant jungle to the turquoise waters of the Gulf of Thailand. Each living space is not just a shelter but a personal sanctuary of comfort and luxury, offering guests a nurturing environment where they can unwind and rejuvenate.
Holistic healing is at the heart of Kamalaya’s innovative wellness philosophy. The retreat’s signature program, Embracing Change & Emotional Harmony, is meticulously designed for those navigating life changes. Participants are guided through a holistic journey, facilitating the release of emotional and physical blockages while fostering inner balance and freedom from detrimental thought and behavioural patterns. It’s an ideal space for self-compassion cultivation, relationship enrichment, and emotional trauma exploration.
Chiva Som (Hua Hin, Thailand)
- Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards 2022
- ‘Diamond Class’ Thailand’s Best Wellness Care Awards
- Travel + Leisure Readers’ 5 Favorite International Destination Spas for 2023
Located in the Royal City of Hua Hin, Chiva-Som is a coveted seven-acre beachfront destination spa dedicated to health and vitality through its holistic approach in a relaxing environment. This exclusive retreat offers 54 luxurious rooms and suites with spacious terraces overlooking the Gulf of Thailand. A transformative health program at Chiva-Som encompasses a comprehensive mental health wellness approach where Mind, Body, and Spirit are nurtured with equal and meticulous care.
A retreat at Chiva Som signifies the initiation of a profound wellness adventure marked by focus, learning, achievement, and self-discovery. Each experience at Chiva-Som is designed to foster deep personal transformation, guiding guests through a curated journey that addresses every facet of wellness and well-being. The resort’s Natural Renewal Program encompasses a variety of treatments, daily nourishing meals, and activities, all designed to rejuvenate the mind, body, and spirit while promoting a positive, healthy state of being.
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz (Bad Ragaz, Switzerland)
- Europe’s Best Health and Wellness Resort, 2021 & 2022
- World Spa & Wellness Spa of the Year 2021
Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is known as one of the leading wellness resorts in Europe located in the heart of Switzerland’s majestic Alps. As a distinguished sanctuary, it flawlessly blends the opulence of a five-star luxury resort with unparalleled medical expertise, offering guests a rejuvenating retreat marked by relaxation and deep regeneration. This wellness hotel comprises two exclusive five-star establishments, a premier healthcare centre, and seven gourmet restaurants. In addition, the resort offers two golf courses, the cathedral-like Tamina Therme thermal spa and a casino.
A holistic approach to the mental health and wellness journey is taken by the resort’s NEWYOU Method®. With 12 different packages, this method incorporates scientific findings from medicine and is enhanced by the benefits of wellness and nutritional science. For guests seeking emotional and mental balance, stress relief, and energy renewal, the Recharge package is a comprehensive solution that offers a perfect blend of active and passive recovery initiatives for body, mind, and soul.
Chenot Palace Weggis (Weggis, Switzerland)
- World Spa Awards 2022
- Sbid Awards 2020: Interior Design
- Connoisseur Circle
- Hotellerie Suisse
With over 50 years of scientific research guiding its methodology, Chenot Palace Weggis offers a unique approach to wellness and hospitality. Set in the tranquil town of Weggis, the facility boasts a sprawling 5,000-square-metre advanced medical spa, providing a blend of cutting-edge diagnostics, potent personalised treatments, and effective detoxification techniques. Moreover, Lucerne’s scenic snow-capped Alps and lake are visible from their spacious lounge areas.
Their expertly designed programmes – Advanced Detox, Recover and Energise, and Prevention and Ageing Well – offer a tailored approach to wellness and are grounded in the globally acclaimed Chenot Method®. Its signature Recover & Energise Programme uses a scientific approach to wellness, detoxification and stress relief while energising the body’s deeper structures. Through meticulous consultation and personalised planning, participants experience profound healing and a visible glow of health and vitality.
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resort (Bali, Indonesia)
- Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2023
- Destination Deluxe “Wellness Retreat of the Year” Award 2022
- International Spa & Beauty Award for “Best Wellness Retreat” 2022
- Best Sustainable Wellness Programs 2022’ in the Luxlife Awards
- World Spa Awards “Indonesia’s Best Wellness Retreat 2021
Nestled within the tranquil Nusa Dua hills of Bali, REVĪVŌ presents a luxurious haven set amidst a three-hectare teak tree forest, offering an idyllic setting for self-discovery and renewal. The resort offers 22 Balinese-style suites and villas, each with an open-plan bedroom, a desk and daybed lounge area, a private en suite bathroom, garden views, and outdoor dining facilities. At Revivo, guests are invited into a variety of mindful mental health practices and movement classes designed to foster physical and mental well-being. Within this serene retreat, individuals can engage in meditation sessions and spa treatments.
As a sanctuary of wellness, REVĪVŌ offers immersive programs led by experienced wellness experts. With a focus on holistic healing, guests can indulge in personalised programs designed for mental, emotional, and physical transformation. At REVĪVŌ’s Mindfulness & Emotional Balance retreat, guests can explore their inner selves, achieve a sense of stillness, and learn techniques to maintain emotional balance. Through a mindful journey, participants are guided to uncover the intricate workings of their minds, cultivating a serene and balanced life.
RAKxa (Samutprakarn, Thailand)
In addition, RAKxa offers the Rebalance Body & Mind program, comprising both De-stress and Mobilisation Packages. These packages are designed to revitalise the spirit and restore inner balance, providing a personalised approach to achieving health and fitness goals. They have a Vitalife Scientific Wellness Clinic run by the well-known Bumrungrad International Hospital that helps reveal your health secrets through DNA analysis. Guests at RAKxa can enjoy luxurious lifestyles, top-notch services, and organic meals produced from Bang Krachao’s organic farms, which are among the best in Thailand.
Euphoria Retreat (Peloponnese, Greece)
- World Spa Awards 2023
- KAYAK Travel Awards 2023
- Tripadvisor Travellers’ Choice 2022
- Best of Greece 2022
Amanpuri (Phuket, Thailand)
- Connoisseur Circle Hospitality Awards for Spa & Wellness 2020
- Michelin Guide Thailand 2020
- Travel + Leisure Top Resort Hotels in Southeast Asia 2018
- Lonely Planet Asia, 2014 Resorts Hot List – Thailand 2014
- World Spa & Travel, The 100 List 2013
- Condé Nast Traveler, Gold List 2012
Ananda in the Himalayas (Uttarakhand, India)
- Travel & Leisure (Global) International Destination Spas, World’s Best Awards
- Condé Nast Traveller, India- Readers’ Travel Awards Favourite Destination Spa 2022
- Condé Nast – Readers’ Choice Awards (USA & UK)
- Global Spa Awards Best Holistic Wellness Retreat
Santani Wellness Kandy (Kandy, Sri Lanka)
- Conde Nast Traveler Best New Hotels in the World
- Time’s World’s 100 Greatest Places
- Travel and Leisure Best New Hotels
- Tatler Best Spas in the World
- Forbes Most Unusual Hotels in the World
- Destinasian the Luxe List 2017
- Bawa Award Excellence in Architecture
- Vogue Best Wellness Retreats in the World