We all deserve a little bit of luxury in our lives – and what better way to unwind and remove the daily stressors in our life, by indulging in a luxury health retreat.
Luxury tourism is booming in Australia and you will find great options in most states. Expect luxurious accommodation and superior wellness products and services.
Some even come with stunning views of the ocean, access to secluded beaches and islands, perched high on a mountainside, private pools and a range of personalised treatments and services.
Depending on the type of retreat or resort, services such as spa treatments, outdoor activities, ayurvedic healing, a personal yoga teacher and private coaching may be offered.
And if it is something that you are interested in…
a wellbeing program will be tailored to your needs at a luxury wellness retreat.
So let’s take a deeper dive into what you can expect…
What to Expect From a Luxury Wellness Retreat in Australia?
Contemporary wellness travellers demand much more than mere pampering.
Those who take wellness seriously, expect a personalised experience.
Modern wellness tourism is much more about active participation than a passive experience, although you can just laze on a beach at a luxury resort and have massages for a week if that’s what you need.
That’s why many different activities are added to self-care treatments – such as fitness programs, meditation and yoga sessions, cultural immersion, detoxification protocols, personal development etc…
So when looking for the perfect luxury wellness retreat in Australia, you need to make sure that you choose a retreat that offers what you need.
We have done some of the research for you and you can find our current Top 5 Luxury Wellness Retreats below:
5 of the Best Luxury Health Retreats in Australia
There are numerous luxury resorts and retreats in Australia that offer almost anything you could hope to find on a health retreat.
Five of the best luxury health retreats in Australia, include secluded locations across four of the most popular states in Australia:
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, Tallebudgera Valley, Queensland (QLD)
The services offered at Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, aim to transform visitors on all levels.
A stay at this luxury wellness retreat includes spa services, exercise and relaxation, organic cuisine, wellness seminars etc…
This is an oasis of peace and calm that will reduce stress and anxiety and inspire you to live a healthier life.
Samadhi Retreat, Daylesford, Victoria (Vic)
Samadhi Retreat offers daily accommodation and yoga retreats for up 24 visitors.
Each of the bungalows represents one of the seven chakra energy centres in the body.
The retreat offers vegetarian or vegan meals and can also arrange spiritual retreats, hiking and adventure trails or other special events.
Golden Door Elysia Wellness Retreat, Hunter Valley, New South Wales (NSW)
This luxury health retreat will help you reset your mind and body and learn how to take better care of yourself.
Their health and wellness programs include informative seminars, a huge range of activities, spa treatments, relaxation and meditation, healthy meals etc…
Balinese Retreat, Dandenong Ranges, Victoria (Vic)
This is an exclusive couples retreat located close to Melbourne in the Dandenong Ranges.
Visitors stay in exclusive and secluded Balinese villas, decorated with Balinese furniture and artwork and surrounded by lush tropical vegetation.
The villas have a king-size Balinese bed, underfloor heating, private timber hot mineral tub, full kitchen, free Wi Fi, high-quality linen and toiletries, complimentary beverages, snacks and entertainment.
Injidup Spa Retreat, Yallingup, Western Australia (WA)
The retreat is located on a secluded beach and offers 10 luxurious adult-only villas, each one with a private pool.
All guests at this luxury wellness retreat are offered a gourmet breakfast hamper and a bottle of wine on arrival.
The retreat offers massages and various body treatments and is located near the Wardan Aboriginal Cultural Center.
Gaia Retreat & Spa, Brooklet, New South Wales (NSW)
This is an internationally recognised Retreat & Spa centre that offers a range of services that helps you to improve your general health and fitness.
The beautiful sub-tropical gardens and friendly atmosphere makes this retreat a great place to renew and restore in just a couple of days.
They offer accommodation in bungalows, suites or villas.
How to Choose the Best Luxury Health Retreat?
There are amazing luxury health retreats all over Australia – you just need to choose which one is the best fit for YOU, right now.
There are many things you may want to consider and these include: the length of the retreat, the cost of the retreat, type of accommodation and location, the services offered, type of food provided, the instructors and practitioners available etc…
What does the wellness retreat have to offer you and have a think about what you hope to gain from your visit?
6 Final Things To Consider When Choosing a Luxury Health Retreat:
Would you like to stay near a beach, in the rainforest or the wilderness? Australia has all of these options on offer when it comes to luxury wellness retreats.
Instructors/ Therapists/ Trainers
Many people decide on a particular retreat based on who the person guiding the retreat is.
Either because they are familiar with their style or because the person is a well-known expert in the field.
Having well-qualified staff at your retreat is a must and when you are paying for the best, you expect the best.
Do you prefer an active or passive break?
You should also consider if you want to be kept busy throughout the day with different activities.
Or if you would rather have a lot of free time to rest and reflect.
An intimate or large retreat?
Another thing to consider is if you prefer an intimate-type retreat with no more than 10 people, or if you would prefer a larger group of 40 or more participants.
Of course you will also have the option for solo time and treatments at a luxury health retreat – and anonymity may be at the top of your list.
An adults-only retreat may also be of interest to you.
The retreat theme
When you know what you hope to gain from a retreat, you’ll be able to hone in on a particular interest – such as a spiritual retreat, a yoga retreat, detox retreat, cycling retreat, surf retreat, Ayurvedic retreat, meditation retreat, healing retreat, post-divorce retreat, womens or mens-only retreat, etc…
How long can you stay?
Many retreats are weekends-only but at some, you can stay for ten days or longer….
One of the main differences between a luxury health retreat and an ordinary retreat, is that although they may offer the same type of services, those services offered by the luxury retreats are usually personalised (e.g. a private pool, secluded accommodation, personal trainer etc.).
They are also likely to offer five-star accommodation, exquisite meals and privacy.
We hope that we have provided you with some inspiration for your next luxury health retreat in Australia.
As always, we welcome your questions so leave us a comment below…
Disclaimer: This article is not intended to provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Best Health Retreats or its staff.