10 Wellness Festivals Around the World to Visit

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Rejuvenate and celebrate at one of the world’s best curated global gatherings for the mind, body and spirit

An opportunity to unwind presents itself. What shall it be — a retreat, a nature immersion, or a music festival? A growing number are looking for experiences that combine all: active holidays, relaxation, and ‘let your hair down’ moments. Enter the era of wellness festivals, many of them set in destinations that seem to outdo the next in terms of beauty and uniqueness. 

Here are a few to put on your radar for the year ahead:

Destination Deluxe Wellness Day 2023 Lunch at CLARA

Destination Deluxe Awards & Wellness Day 2024

Where: Bangkok, Thailand
When: 19 September 2024

Set for September 19 at The Salil Hotel Riverside – Bangkok, The Destination Deluxe Wellness Day is an extended affair dedicated to wellness activities and industry insights, culminating in the prestigious Destination Deluxe Awards. Running from 8am to 11pm, the event gathers global wellness enthusiasts, industry leaders, and professionals from the spa, beauty, and travel sectors.

The agenda begins with a breakfast networking session and a breathwork workshop led by Laura Hof, daughter of the Iceman Wim Hof, co-founder of the Icewomen Community and Wim Hof Method instructor. Morning sessions include a panel on longevity and biohacking, followed by hosted lunch roundtables. The afternoon will see networking opportunities and a panel on the future of wellness in hospitality. The day will wind down with a sunset yoga session before the evening awards ceremony. With optional spa treatments available and a serene riverside setting, the event explores current wellness trends and innovations.

Attendees can check in on September 18 and the event continues until September 20 with breakfast networking opportunities before departure. More panellists and wellness facilitators will be announced soon — watch this space!

Wellness Day Ticket costs US$280; Wellness Day & 1 Room Night costs US$380. 

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ALMA Frequency

Where: Ibiza
When: 6-9 November 2024

Held at Six Senses Ibiza, Alma Frequency is a three-day journey into wellness, spirituality, and creative expression. Situated on Cala Xarraca , the event puts together a range of activities aimed at fostering personal growth and connection.

Think along the lines of Kundalini activation, Pilates, and guided meditations led by experts such as meditation teacher Light Watkins and biohacking advocate Dave Asprey. Past speakers include clinical psychologist Dr. Julie Smith, spiritual teacher Sah D’Simone, and nutritionist Rose Ferguson. Music and dance are curated by Tulum fixtures like Eduardo Castillo and Jaime Fiorito, who blend electronic and traditional rhythms.

Tickets range from €3,336 to €5,622, covering room and board. The festival features communal meals, beginning with an opening dinner and concluding with a pre-departure breakfast. All beverages, including alcoholic drinks at dinner and evening programs, are also included.

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Alula Wellness Festival
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Alula Wellness Festival 2024

Where: AlUla, Saudi Arabia
When: October 2024

Held annually in an Arabian oasis, the AlUla Wellness Festival returns this year to the ancient mountains of Dadan. The festival spans ten days and has styled itself as the largest wellness gathering in the Gulf region, offering a mix of activities designed to balance physical and emotional well-being — from yoga and meditation sessions to sound baths and music therapy.

The Five Senses Sanctuary is at the heart of Alula Wellness Featival; the palm orchard is divided into pavilions and domes that correspond to taste, smell, touch, sight, and hearing. Attendees can expect workshops and experiences, from moonlit sound baths to the “Rooh Immersion in the Canyon” event, which includes kundalini yoga, breathwork and sound healing.

Aside from the yoga retreats and culinary classes, the festival is unique for its dune hikes and gardening sessions. Previous editions offered hand pan music lessons, guided by Psychologist and Art Therapist Valentina Advira.

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See also: 11 Luxury Wellness Getaways In Saudi Arabia

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A-Fest

Where: Location changes yearly
When: 3-7 October 2024

A-Fest, founded by Mindvalley CEO Vishen Lakhiani in 2010, has grown into a wellness festival held twice a year in stunning locations around the world; past sites have included Colombia, Portugal, Bali, and Jordan. The festival offers wellness experiences, from personal development talks to fire dance performances and excursions.

Each four-day event is limited to 350-400 participants, including entrepreneurs, celebrities, and thought leaders the likes of A-Fest alumni Wim Hof and British podcaster and life coach Jay Shetty. The event is known for its exclusive, invite-only nature; attendees are claimed to be selected based on their drive to make a positive impact and their inspiring potential. “Transformative experiences” like astral projection sessions are facilitated, designed to foster deep personal connections and mind shifts.

Tickets for A-Fest range from $3,499 to $3,999, excluding accommodation, flights, and meals. Recent efforts have raised substantial funds for global charities and supporting causes such as Ukraine relief. This combination of transformative personal experiences and philanthropic impact is meant to define the appeal of A-Fest.

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In Your Element Wellness Festival

Where: Monaco, London, and Marlow, UK
When: Seasonal

The “In Your Element” festival, launched in Monte-Carlo in July 2019, is for those looking to enhance their health and wellbeing together. The inaugural event at Columbus Hotel Monte-Carlo was attended by a number of high-profile sporting personalities, the likes of footballer Richard Dunne and rugby player Dan Luger.

The festival integrates the concept of the four elements — earth, air, fire, and water—into its programming. Attendees can participate in activities such as yoga, breath-work, high-intensity interval training (HIIT), and Barre classes, all designed to reflect these elemental themes. Intense workouts channel fire to boost metabolism, while fluid yoga sessions enhance emotional balance and creativity. Additionally, expert-led talks on gut health and mindful eating provide a holistic approach to wellbeing.

In 2022, organizers held a Women’s Health Event in London, inviting speakers like Katie Brindle, Kate Rowe-Ham, Alice Hart Davis, Laura Rudoe, and Victoria Adams. The autumn edition marked the harvest moon, featuring workshops on healthy eating, meditation, beauty treatments, and advice on the latest wellness news and trends.

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Synergy 

Where: Bali
When: 1-4 October 2024

Synergy is redefining the retreat industry by blending business with meaningful connections and sustainability. Over three days on the enchanting island of Bali, this event provides a platform for up to 300 handpicked industry insiders to engage in inspiring conversations, creative sessions, and mindfulness activities. With a focus on responsible wellbeing and slow travel, Synergy aims to spark innovative ideas and build long-lasting relationships that will nourish businesses. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with creative hoteliers, wellness and travel journalists, and luxury travel enthusiasts, all while enjoying the lush natural surroundings of Bali.

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Suara

Where: Bali, Indonesia
When: 26-28 July 2024

Bali’s Suara Music and Arts Festival returns for its third edition this July, set in the lush surroundings of Nuanu City, an ethereal 44-hectare playground just 15 minutes outside Canggu. This year’s festival promises a cultural immersion and modern entertainment, with nine stages drawing inspiration from Balinese heritage and architecture.

The 3-day event features inspirational talks and wellness workshops, with the sound of the ocean in the background. At multi-functional venue ASH NUANU, attendees can get inspired by thought-leaders and join in wellbeing sessions before the space turns into a cosmic dance shala after sunset.

Festivalgoers can explore unique spaces such as Oasis, Suara’s dedicated zone for soulful retreats. Explore a church-inspired intimate performance venue, or a forest-set recording studio stage. Music headliners include Angus & Julia Stone, Brandt Brauer Frick, Youngr, and LP Giobbi. Other highlights include a cave club pool rave and immersive light displays alongside laid-back vibes and creative corners.

Ticket prices range from $199 to $349, with special rates for Indonesian nationals and KITAS holders. Children under 12 enter free when accompanied by an adult, though the Luna Beach Club stage will be an adults-only zone. With over 100 artist performances, culinary delights, and traditional Balinese showcases, Suara 2024 aims to create unforgettable moments on the scenic seaside cliffs of Nyanyi Beach.

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See also: The Ultimate Bali Travel & Wellness Guide

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PACE Wellness Weeks

Where: Peligoni, Greece
When: 7-11 October 2024, and 19-23 May 2025

Since its inception in 1989, The Peligoni Club in Zakynthos, Greece, has established itself as a getaway for families seeking relaxation and activity. This year, it continues its bi-annual Pace Wellness Week from October 7th to 11th—a rejuvenating retreat filled with fitness, mindfulness, and culinary treats. For £315, guests can immerse themselves in a diverse wellness programme against the backdrop of the Ionian Sea. Villa accommodation starts at £480 for five nights, making this an accessible yet luxurious escape.

The five-day programme includes sunrise yoga, beach runs, and sunset paddleboarding, alongside crystal healing sessions with Emma Lucy and a sleep retreat with Rob da Bank. Fitness enthusiasts can participate in HIIT, Hyrox training, and Pilates, while others might prefer the slower pace of meditation and spa treatments.

Culinary experiences are indulgent: long lunches and evening BBQs prepared by chefs like Rosemary Ferguson and Detox Kitchen. This retreat is crafted for parents and friends looking to reconnect and rejuvenate.

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Wonderfruit Festival

Where: Thailand
When: 12-16 December 2024

Wonderfruit, taking place from December 12 to 16, 2024, at The Fields at Siam Country Club in Chonburi, Thailand, offers a cultural exploration of wellness and creativity. With a 5-Day Full Pass priced at THB 8,500 (~USD 240), the festival invites participants of all ages to explore the event’s harmony of environmental, social and spiritual practices.

Last year, the festival’s wellness programme featured Ayurvedic Potli Therapy, Chakra Alignment Sound Baths, and Cosmic Guidance sessions, alongside workshops like the Magic of Tantra. Attendees are encouraged to engage in diverse performances and rituals across spaces like Wonderness, a space for healing, health, and heart-opening experiences. Other areas such as Unconditional Space and Dhyana focus on deconditioning, resetting, and exploring the interconnectedness of mind and nature through screenings, talks, and performances.

For families, Wonderfruit offers hands-on activities such as T-shirt crafting at WonderOK and vibrant village explorations at Taste of Wonder. The Ancestral Forest, a Miyawaki forest, provides an intimate setting for nature-based workshops and soundscapes, deepening the connection between humans and the natural world. With 183 wellness activities led by 77 practitioners, Wonderfruit promises practices that inspire curiosity around community, art, culture, music and nature.

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See also: 8 Instagram-Worthy Hotels In Thailand

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Glow Fest

Where: Singapore
When: 6-12 July 2024

Glow Fest in Singapore uniquely combines art with wellness, creating a holistic experience that rejuvenates both mind and body. The festival features tranquil light installations and serene multimedia projections designed to promote relaxation and mental well-being. Visitors can participate in yoga sessions, meditation workshops, and mindfulness activities set against the backdrop of soothing, illuminated art. Wellness zones offer calming music, guided relaxation techniques, and healthy food options to nourish the body. By integrating wellness into its vibrant atmosphere, Glow Fest provides a peaceful retreat in the heart of the city, encouraging attendees to unwind and reconnect with themselves amidst the glow.