6 Wellness Retreats for People Who Love Food
Start the year off right with the healthy ingredients, dishes and recipes that will stick with you long after you’ve abandoned those pesky resolutions. We're going all in on Clean(er) Eating—and drinking, too.
Not all wellness retreats are juice cleanses and 15 straight hours of sun salutations. Plan a getaway to one of these six amazing international destinations, where wellness means balancing yoga classes with delicious, healthy food.
① Museflower: Chiang Rai, Thailand
This relaxing, mountainous Northern Thailand hideout features farm-to-table cooking classes and a well-loved daily vegetarian buffet. There's also an organic vegetable farm (i.e., mushroom congee and fresh juice at your fingertips), plus an endless supply of vibrant curry to refuel after your daily yoga session and a refreshing dip in the Himalayan crystal salt pool.
② Hacienda del Sol: San Juanillo, Costa Rica
If you're working on living forever, head to this remote Blue Zone, where Moringa and spirulina aren't just lofty superfood buzzwords, they're locally grown plants. Healthy meals (avocado-lime soup, chia pudding with homemade coconut milk) and daily activities (evening yoga, jungle hikes) will have you floating out the door when it's time to leave. Even dessert—namely, avocado chocolate mousse—is good for you (and tasty, too).
③ Castello di Potentino: Tuscany, Italy
Few things restore the soul like risotto and Italian wine. Throw in the occasional warrior pose, and you've got a trip to the world's first certified yoga and wine retreat. Not only will you stay in an ancient castle and fine-tune your downward dog, but you'll also return home with an official Level 1 wine certification. Now that's a great deal.
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④ Yoga for Bad People: Multiple Locations
If your ideal getaway includes holding a wineglass in one hand while the other holds a side plank: This unconventional, fun-focused yoga company leads a variety of coastal retreats, like jaunts to Careyes, Mexico, and Lagos, Portugal. There's also the "gastronomic paradise," José Ignacio, Uruguay, where you can go wine and olive oil tasting whenever you're not relaxing in savasana.
⑤ Golden Door: San Marcos, California
If you've ever wondered where celebrities go when they're not walking the red carpet, they're cleansing their minds at this highly exclusive Southern California oasis. It's definitely an investment, but with closets stocked with pristine workout clothes, daily massages and breakfast delivered fresh every morning, it more than lives up to its royal reputation. And 100 percent of its net profits go toward various children's charities, so you can rest easy knowing you're not the only one benefiting from a week of biointensive-farmed meals and calming mountaintop tai chi.
⑥ Le Soleil d'Or: Cayman Brac, Grand Cayman
Tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Grand Cayman on sister island Cayman Brac, Le Soleil d’Or is the ultimate farm-to-table getaway by way of the beach. The property's 20-acre organic farm is the source of more than 300 fruits and vegetables, an impressive chicken coop and every herb under the sun—literally. You won't think twice about treating yourself to a fresh-from-the-backyard sorrel margarita after taking one of the resort's idyllic beachside yoga classes.
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