What better way to start the New Year off than with a health retreat? December can be a busy month, with work parties, Christmas events and family get-togethers, there’s always a lot of food, treats and drinks involved. So once the New Year rolls in, a lot of people decide to detox. Whether you tend to try Dry January or dieting, there is another option. Try out a health retreat, which are perfect for those looking to stick to a detox and get away from the January gloom.

There’s a range of health retreats you can go on, from weight loss and juice detoxes to relaxation and wellbeing. You can also find health retreats all over England and abroad. Here at hoppa we decided to pick out our favourite health retreats so sit back, relax and find your next getaway…

In the UK

Sharpham House, Devon

Located in Devon, Sharpham House is the perfect retreat for mindfulness and relaxation. They offer a wide range of health retreats, from meditation to mindfulness retreats plus they run 1-day and 8-week courses, so you can pick which is best for you. They have different accommodations: you can stay in a barn, Georgian mansions and tents within woodland areas. More information found here

Yeotown, Devon 

This unique health retreat is perfect for those looking to detox. The programme focuses on what you can gain rather than restriction and deprivation. The goal is to start to feel better and start making healthier choices when back to everyday life. It runs every week from Wednesday to Sunday, a sample day includes hikes, strength training, boxing workouts, meditation, nutritional chats, yoga and massages. Click here for more information.

Grayshott Spa, Surrey

The 7-day health regime at Grayshott Spa is the perfect health retreat. The main aim is to improve your digestive function, by doing this it can help weight loss, sleep issues, arthritis, backache, diabetes plus much more. On arrival, you have a series of health checks and then over the week you’ll be given healthy meals, supplements and exercise programmes. You can look up the health regime here.


Body Fit with 38 Degrees, Marbella, Spain

Located at the 5* Puente Romano Resort & Spa, Marbella, the 38 Degrees Body Fit health retreat is perfect for those looking for winter sun and to become healthier in everyday life. This retreat is the perfect one to kickstart your new healthy lifestyle. Some of the daily activities you’ll take part in are 5 mixed workouts a day, relaxation, group training and workshops to educate on nutrition and goal setting. 

Breathing Space Retreat, Lanzarote, Canary Islands

Breathguru is a health retreat company and Breathing Space is their Lanzarote retreat. They also offer couples retreats as well as health and corporate. You’re in the perfect environment for a health retreat in Lanzarote. On this programme, the only thing scheduled each day are a 1-1 session and a group session (max 4 people). Other activities to add on are massages and volcano hikes. You can stay for as little as 4 days or up to a month. More information here.

Emotional Balance & Freedom Retreat Kamalaya, Thailand

This Thai health retreat focuses more on emotions; guided by mentors in small groups you’ll explore your emotions and habits, helping you to face life's challenges more effectively. You will have 1-1 sessions throughout your programme to track your self-growth. The retreat promotes greater insights and powerful energy. The retreat includes 6 nights’ accommodation, morning and afternoon group sessions, 1-1 sessions, massages and use of the pools, saunas and fitness facilities.

Do you have any plans to kickstart a happy and healthy 2018? Let us know in the comments below. 


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