8 Affordable Wellness Retreats Around the World

8 Affordable Wellness Retreats Around the World

Everyone's going to need a recharge once Covid-19 becomes a thing of the past – here are affordable wellness retreats to kickstart your travel!

We all dream of the perfect vacation filled with massages and spa retreats, but very often wellness-based holidays are expensive. These restorative getaways are often reserved for those who have cash to spare, but let us tell you that it does not have to be that way! Here are some affordable wellness retreats that are value for money.

Cambodia: 3-Day ‘How Are You Really?’ Yoga Retreat

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One of the most popular yoga retreats offered in Cambodia, this three-day long retreat focuses on self-love, self-indulgence and self-discovery. Nestled deep in the enchanting countryside of Kampot in Cambodia, this retreat is perfect for the weary traveller who needs a recharge and more time spent alone and away from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Prices start from US$100 (S$139) for the three-day retreat and includes two yoga classes a day, free consultation with a Reiki master, daily guided meditation, and two nights’ accommodation. You’ll also receive scrumptious vegetarian Cambodian buffets for all three meals of the day. There are also two excursions included – one to explore the town of Kampot and one to a nearby pepper farm.

The retreat is made specifically for beginners and intermediates yoga practitioners and it’ll allow you to embrace countryside and peaceful atmosphere. 

Location: Yoga Barn, Krong Kampot, Cambodia
Price: From US$100 (S$139)

Thailand: 4-Day ‘BetterLife’ Yoga and Meditation Retreat

Committed to sharing the principles of softness, stability and comfort, this BetterLife Retreat is designed to gently introduce the foundations of traditional hatha yoga. Nestled on a mountainside near a private beach, this retreat will rejuvenate you. Surrounded in tropical nature, this getaway will help you set aside the drama of the past and anxiety of the future.

Prices starts from US$120 (S$165.80) and it includes three nights’ stay, daily meals, classes, talks and a massage! The program offers a daily schedule of classes and sessions aimed to help you unwind and relax. The classes are also paced perfectly for both beginner and experienced yogis. Some of the classes here include Morning Meditation Flow, Restorative Yoga, Yin Yoga and more. 

Location: Loyfa Natural Resort, Koh Phangan, Thailand
Price: From US$120 (S$165.80)

Indonesia: 4-Day ‘Magical Yoga Package’ on Paradise Island

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Determined to provide high quality, heartfelt teachings, services and facilities, this retreat will surely create a magical experience for all. Bask in the beauty of the Gili Island in the Yoga Garden while you’re nourished and revitalised. The retreat includes unlimited yoga classes, including slow-flow, restoration and more.

Meals, pool access and Wi-Fi are also provided. This retreat is not group led or structured, but it gives you freedom to pick what interests you – just drop-in to the many unlimited studio classes available daily.

Location: Gili Indah, West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Price: From US$173 (S$239) 

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Portugal: 3-Day ‘Rejuvenating Fluidity’ Eco-Yoga Retreat

Sitting peacefully along the seaside, this retreat is located in a small village with kilometres of virgin beaches. It is one of Portugal’s most secret surf destinations too. Revel in fluidity, refreshing sea breeze and unique-Portuguese tranquility throughout the retreat.

Focused on slow and natural flow, this retreat also allows you to customise your schedule with ocean walks, surf classes, paddling tours and more! This retreat starts from US$109 (S$150.60) and includes four yoga sessions, accommodation, buffet breakfast and access to fully equipped-kitchens. 

Location: Golden Waves Surf Lodge, Porto, Portugal
Price: US$109 (S$150.60) 

Indonesia: 7-Day ‘Unlimited Yoga’ Holiday

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Housed in a fully sustainable eco-guesthouse made entirely from reusable materials, this holistic lifestyle centre is committed to nurturing the mind, body and soul. The retreat includes six nights’ accommodation, daily breakfast and up to nine yoga classes daily.

You can also add in massages, treatments and consultation services, but they will come with added costs. The yoga sessions offered include Ashtanga, Dynamic, Vinyasa and more.

Location: Canggu, Bali, Indonesia
Price: From US$136 (S$187.80)

Morocco: 5-Day ‘Authentic Yoga and Surf’ Camp

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With an eccentric combination of yoga and surfing, this retreat aims to help guests find their focus, work on flexibility and balance, while facilitating rejuvenation. The hotel is located on the hills of Tamraght Ou Fella, overlooking a charming surfer village where you can ride the waves in the morning and enjoy the incredible sunsets at dusk.

Food and accomodation are included in the package, along with two yoga classes daily, surf lessons with an instructor, surfboard & wetsuit rental, and more! For added fees, you can add hammam, massages and other activities into your package.

Location: The Surf Hotel Morocco, Tamraght, Morocco
Price: From US$380 (S$525)

Nepal: 4-Day ‘Hiking and Yoga’ Holiday

Located in a small town in Kathmandu Valley, Nepal, this retreat is popular amongst yoga lovers, especially with its huge collection of flora and fauna. Prices start from US$100 (S$138) – these include accommodation, daily vegetarian organic meals, two daily yoga classes, meditation in the jungle, daily jungle, waterfall & bird watching walks, trekking in Kathmandu valley and more! This retreat also features Rajan Bastola, an internationally-certified yoga teacher with over 23 years of experience.

Location: Nagarkot Yoga Home, Nagarkot, Nepal
Price: From US$100 (S$138)

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India: 3-Day ‘Beginners Yoga, Meditation & Trekking’ Holiday

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Designed for all types of yoga enthusiasts, this meditation retreat explores the concept of yoga through spiritual discourses along the Himalayan trek. Sessions in this retreat include understanding and regulating breathing, concentration, and meditation. If you are looking to restore balance into your life and resolving inner conflicts through basking in the wide and natural wonder, this is the place for you.

Location: Yoga Vidya Mandiram Yoga School, Rishikesh, India
Price: US$99 (S$141)

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