Experience one-of-a-kind luxury and modern medical technology during these exceptional wellness getaways. We’ve rounded up 12 luxury wellness retreats in Europe that will guarantee a complete wellness overhaul, restoring and renewing you from head to toe.
1. PREIDLHOF LUXURY DOLCEVITA RESORT
South Tyrol, Italy
At Preidlhof, you will find a balance between pleasure, beauty and happiness, an understanding of deep contentment that comes from a renewed approach to living. At the for-adults-only Preidlhof, you can immerse yourself in its 5,000-square-meter wellness area, six-floor Sauna Tower, and gorgeous natural setting. Two spas await you at this luxury resort. At the Preidl Spa, you can enjoy unique treatments, such as the aroma massage, smoke ritual, and the “chocolate experience”, whereas the Preidl Med Spa offers health checks and aesthetic medicine.
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2. LANSERHOF SYLT
Located on the island of Sylt in Germany, Lanserhof Sylt is Europe’s most expensive resort (US$122 million) to date. Five years in the making, the property opened in spring 2022, adopting the Lanserhof brand’s unique approach that combines “cutting-edge diagnostics with natural healing methods”. It features 55 rooms and suites underneath thatched roofs, two interconnected saltwater indoor and outdoor pools, and a five-story spiral staircase. The wellness programs are overseen by medical director and cardiologist Dr Jan Stritzke, a specialist in cardiological rehabilitation for acute and chronic illnesses. The services include medical consultations, individual therapies, as well as MRI and CT scans. A 7-night “Lanserhof Cure Classic” retreat starts at US$7,230, which includes a medical examination, urine analysis, reflexology massages, detox drainage, electrocardiogram, medical lectures and cultural evenings.
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3. THE RANCH ITALY AT PALAZZO FIUGGI
Hailed as one of the most life-changing fitness retreats in the US, and famous for uplevelling people’s state of wellbeing, The Ranch Malibu is bringing its award-winning health retreat to Italy at Palazzo Fiuggi. Based on The Ranch signature program, The Ranch Italy includes daily intensive hikes, with medical services, such as diagnostic and blood testing. With 4-day and 8-day programs available, guests will support their immune system and routinely lose fat and weight while gaining muscle and mental clarity. Guests are also able to access Palazzo Fiuggi’s spa and spacious 4,300 square-foot fitness centre, complete with Pilates, and yoga equipment, as well as panoramic indoor and outdoor pools.
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4. SHA WELLNESS CLINIC
This holistic wellness clinic is all about medical innovation, natural therapies, and healthy nutrition. The SHA method integrates the most effective natural therapies with highly therapeutic nutrition, without neglecting the latest advances in Western medicine. They have three main health programs to choose from, Wellness, Weight-Control & Detox, and Rejuvenation, with each program having different goals tailored to fit your needs. You can experience all this in a beautiful setting right on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
5. THE RETREAT HOTEL BLUE LAGOON
Receiving several prestigious awards over the years, including the Destination Deluxe Award for “Mineral & Hot Springs Spa of the Year” in 2019, you can be assured of nothing less than a top-notch experience here. A highlight at the Retreat Hotel is The Retreat Spa. Try out their unique in-water massage in their mineral-rich geothermal waters, with Blue Lagoon’s beautiful volcanic landscape surrounding you. Don’t leave without experiencing The Blue Lagoon Ritual, the hallmark of the spa journey, where you cover your body with the natural treasures of geothermal water: silica, algae, and minerals.
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6. SIX SENSES DOURO VALLEY
Where wellbeing meets pure joy, that’s Six Senses in Douro Valley. A 19th-century manor house on top of a hill with views of vineyards and the river below, this countryside wellness getaway is as romantic as it gets. With beautifully designed rooms, nature trails, and of course, the expansive spa, Six Senses Douro Valley is one blissful retreat to find yourself in. Get yourself ready for specialty spa treatments, multi-day programs, and locally inspired therapies for total mind and body rejuvenation.
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7. WALDHOTEL HEALTH & MEDICAL EXCELLENCE
With Waldhotel and its Swiss medical expertise, one-of-a-kind Waldhotel Color Cuisine, and breathtaking views of the Swiss woodlands and mountains, your health and wellness journey just got an instant upgrade. Impeccable hospitality and exceptional quality await you here. Its expertise encompasses diagnostic, therapeutic, and rehabilitation services, complemented by prevention programs. Following a holistic approach, its experts hold your health and wellbeing at the highest standard, with the focus of bringing forth healing and relaxation through state-of-the-art medical concepts. Wadhotel Health & Medical Excellence is part of the Bürgenstock Resort, which also includes Bürgenstock Hotel, Palace Hotel, and Taverne 1879.
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8. EUPHORIA RETREAT
Mystras, Sparta, Greece
Set in a unique cultural and historical location, Euphoria Retreat is your holistic wellbeing destination. Mixing ancient Greek and Chinese philosophies and practices, their treatments and therapies will transform both body and soul. At the heart of your experience is the Euphoria Retreat Spa, which includes the Sphere Pool, Byzantine Hammam, salt cave, Watsu Pool, and many more. Each of their treatments and therapies are customized to your personal preferences and needs. And as if this weren’t enough, you can enjoy all this with the lush Mediterranean mountains as your scenery.
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9. AMAN LE MELEZIN
Where adrenaline-inducing activities and luxurious pampering meet, that’s Aman Le Melezin for you. After a day of skiing on the snowy alpine slopes, relax and rejuvenate in one of the five treatment rooms of The Aman Spa. Restorative treatments inspired from across the globe, a team of skilled and experienced therapists, yoga sessions designed with skiiers in mind, a sauna, an authentic stone hammam, and many more indulgent experiences are at your disposal.
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10. CLINIQUE LA PRAIRIE
Pioneering the science of longevity since 1931, Clinique La Prairie will have the perfect program for you. With four main branches of programs to choose from, Longevity, Wellbeing, Beauty, and Medical, there is something for everyone who desires a longer, healthier, and fuller life. State-of-the-art medicine and technology, coupled with innovative wellbeing and nutrition plans, have kept individuals coming back to this wellness getaway for nearly 90 years now.
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11. VILALARA THALASSA RESORT
Lagoa, Faro, Portugal
A hundred percent dedicated to your wellbeing, Vilalara Thalassa Resort boasts five-star service, an expansive seaside garden setting, and a cutting-edge wellness center. In fact, its wellness center is home to one of the top five thalasso therapy centers in the world and its Longevity Medical Spa. Choose from various therapies, including the 7-night Thalasso Shape Premium program, the 4-day Special Back Thalassotherapy package, or the Slimming Programme, and many more. All this, plus access to a golden sand beach and four outdoor saltwater swimming pools, what’s not to love?
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12. SIX SENSES KAPLANKAYA
Prepare yourself for some Aegean wellbeing at Six Senses Kaplankaya. This luxury wellness retreats’ treatments and programs are made even better with the beautiful, natural backdrop of cypress-clad surroundings and the turquoise sea. For an all-around wellness experience, its spa, which is spread from the Alchemy Bar to the vast hydrothermal areas, is the ultimate place to be. With nine different programs to choose from, Six Senses’ experts and practitioners will guide you to achieve your personal goals.
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