The Most Beautiful Wellness Retreats in the World


A New Year is upon us and now that the holidays are over, it’s back to business as usual (supposedly) all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed. Recovering from combative cousins, tedious travel, and the countless cocktails that got you through it all is admittedly hard when you’re readjusting to the daily grind. Enter the wellness retreat. If you feel like you’re needing a vacation from your vacation, then set some time aside to join us in one of our favorite virtual pleasures: restorative research in the form of globe-trotting to rejuvenating retreats. From the world’s largest natural mineral spa in Turkey to Pritzker Prize laureate Norman Foster’s luxe and lavish spa in Switzerland, click through to check out the most beautiful healthy havens in the world.

Pamukkale Thermal Pools – Pamukkale, Turkey

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Tamina Thermal Baths by Smolenicky & Partner – Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

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Rácz Thermal Bath by Budapesti Műhely – Budapest, Hungary

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Super Sense Spa by KUU – Shanghai, China

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Wellness Centre at Exedra by Simone Micheli – Nice, France

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Therme Wien by 4a Architekten – Vienna, Austria

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Les Bains des Docks by Jean Nouvel – Le Havre, France

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The Dolder Grand Spa and Wellness Hotel by Norman Foster – Zurich, Switzerland

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Badeschiff – Berlin, Germany

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The Therme Vals by Peter Zumthor – Vals, Switzerland

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Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa – Reykjavik, Iceland

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Das Kranzbach Hotel and Wellness Retreat – Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany

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