Luxury Yoga Retreats & Adventure Travel
If you're looking for the ultimate luxury travel experience complete with active adventures, pampering and plenty of time to recharge, yoga vacations may be the answer. Whether you need a break from a stressful job, a chance to improve your health or simply some alone time, a yoga retreat can offer the peace and quiet you need to refocus.
To help you make your decision easier, we have researched some of the best luxury travel yoga holidays around the world. Here are eight of our favorites for adventure vacations:
Absolute Sanctuary - Thailand
Absolute Sanctuary is more than just a hot spot for yoga vacations in Southeast Asia. This yoga resort, set on a lush hill overlooking the Gulf of Thailand, prides itself on being a well-rounded fitness resort that is perfect for a variety of active adventures. Enjoy unlimited complimentary yoga and meditation classes daily as well as an assortment of other physical activities, like kickboxing and pilates. Treat yourself to a Thai massage or aromatherapy treatment for a relaxing break from your adventure travel.
Amatara - Thailand
Book a yoga retreat at this wellness resort in Phuket, Thailand and enjoy a daily yoga class as well as a private pranayama session and an Abhyanga Ayurvedic massage during your stay. With a gorgeous setting overlooking a secluded bay on Cape Panwa, Amatara offers an incredible luxury travel experience with five star resort ambiance and service. Wellness packages can be tailored to the guest's needs and include everything from spa treatments to pilates and Muay Thai classes.
Ananda - India
With a peaceful location in the foothills of the Himalayas at the 100-acre Maharaja's Palace Estate and attention devoted to Ayurveda, Vedanta and Yoga, it's no wonder that Ananda received the honor of Favorite Destination Spa in the 2017 Conde Nast Traveller's Reader Awards. For a different type of yoga retreat, try the Yoga Detox program, which combines Asana and Pranayama to activate and cleanse your organs in a natural way.
COMO Parrot Cay - Turks & Caicos
A private island with 1,000 acres of Caribbean beauty is the setting for one of the best yoga vacations in the world. Treat yourself to a holistic wellbeing treatment, such as aromatherapy or Ayurvedic therapy, or participate in yoga, pilates, fitness and meditation classes. An outdoor jacuzzi garden, Japanese baths and a mile-long stretch of white sand beach enhance the tranquility of this tropical yoga retreat. Of course, there's also opportunities for snorkeling and scuba diving along the nearby reefs.
Haramara - Mexico
It's no secret that Baja California is home to stunning ocean views and Haramara, located in the quiet surf town of Sayulita, takes full advantage of the coastal beauty. Surrounded by tropical jungle, this Mexican beachfront resort is an ideal luxury travel destination for yogis. Take your practice to new levels with 360-degree views in the yoga pavilions before taking a dip in the infinity pool overlooking the Pacific Ocean. To help you disconnect, the sleeping cabanas are free of electricity so you can unplug and refocus with the help of oil lamps and candles to light your way.
Paradis Plage - Morocco
With 340 days of sunshine each year, the private beachfront of this Moroccan yoga retreat is an ideal setting for a healthy dose of adventure travel including both yoga and surfing. Choose from three group yoga classes each day or schedule a private lesson to further your practice. Don't miss your chance to experience the best surf in Morocco or, if the water isn't your cup of tea, try a walk through the local mountainside. Other luxury travel amenities include dining on organic cuisine of fresh vegetables and local fish or being pampered with ecological spa treatments using local products.
Rancho La Puerta - Mexico
Spread over 4,000 acres, Mexico's Rancho La Puerta offers plenty of space to reconnect with nature and yourself. Choose from over 50 classes a day, from yoga and mindful meditation to sunrise mountain hikes and a range of fitness classes. Recuperate from your active adventures with holistic therapies, massages, facials and more invigorating treatments in the spa and replenish your mind and body with their lacto-ovo pescatarian menu full of protein, vitamins, minerals and probiotics.
Shreyas - India
Located in Bangalore, this Indian yoga retreat features vegetarian meals and spa treatments while keeping yoga practice the focus of the stay. Practice yoga in the traditional ashram style complete with daily yoga, meditation sessions, chanting classes and community service while staying in a luxurious resort. With just 12 guest cottages set amid 25 acres of lush greenery, you can indulge in an intimate and peaceful setting that epitomizes both luxury travel and adventure vacations.
For your next adventure travel excursion, consider yoga holidays as a way to escape the hustle of your busy life and reconnect with yourself. A yoga retreat offers the perfect combination of luxury travel and active adventures to leave you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated.