A wellness break is all about seeking ultimate relaxation, while boosting your mental health, too.

And considering the chilly climate, short days, and general dreariness this time of year, it’s no surprise searches for wellness retreat holidays have risen by 200% in the last three months.

If one of these trips is on your travel wish list for 2024, you’re in luck – as yacht charter company Sunsail has revealed its top wellness holiday destinations for 2024.

Think soaking up the sun in a gorgeous location far from home – with a few excursions in the mix that’ll never be too taxing – alongside yoga, massages, meditation and reading books.

Sounds pretty idyllic, right?

Katrina Lawson, the head of brand and acquisitions at Sunsail, said: ‘These breathtaking locations offer a unique blend of natural beauty and serenity that we believe is essential for a truly enriching wellness experience.’

These are the top three destinations for next year…


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Thailand is known for its natural beauty, with pristine beaches, lush jungles and a rich cultural heritage providing a sanctuary for those looking to experience fresh balance and renewal.

Visitors are also spoilt for choice when it comes to relaxation, with a range of world-class spas and wellness retreats in tranquil spots like Chiang Mai and Phuket. The country is also known for its traditional therapies, Thai massage, herbal treatments and holistic healing practices and mental well-being.

The Kamalaya, in Koh Samui, is a beautiful wellness and spa sanctuary that offers everything from an emotional balance programme to sleep retreats.

Six Senses Yao Noi, in Koh Yao Noi, is also an island resort that allows you to feel closer to nature because you’re surrounded by beautiful green landscapes and hillsides.

While Chiva-Som, in Hua Hin, is a resort that offers a huge range of treatments plus a programme that focus on everything from gut health to connecting with nature.


Tranquility and sunshine are at the core of this Indian Ocean archipelago, known for its beautiful untouched landscapes, stunning beaches, crystal-clear waters and vegetation. It’s easy to see why it’s an ideal place for relaxation.

There are a number of luxurious private resorts, many of which offer wellness options, spa treatments and yoga classes. When you’re not learning about living in an ultimate state of wellness, visitors can enjoy exploring the rare flora and fauna of the Seychelles to enhance their blissful experience through ecotourism and nature.

The Four Seasons Resort uses natural and local ingredients in their spa treatments. Meanwhile, North Island could be a fab location for couples looking for a beautifully-romantic wellness retreat in a private setting with 11 villas on offer.

St. Lucia

If you’re searching for the perfect backdrop for rejuvenation, St. Lucia’s majestic scenery should be on your list of options.

St. Lucia has various wellness resorts that provide yoga, meditation and fitness programs.

So, you can unwind off-grid and relish in refreshing waterfalls or take part in rejuvenating spa treatments like mud baths. 

If connecting to nature and a desire to switch off from the world is one of your 2024 goals, Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort, should be on your list as it’s located in a UNESCO World Heritage Site rainforest. There, you can enjoy treatments made from natural, local ingredients like coconut milk and volcanic sulphur.

Another one to add to your list could be the Coconut Bay Beach Resort & Spa, with its laid-back vibe and sensational seafront views. There are a whole bunch of activities to try, from yoga to volleyball, as well as five swimming pools. 

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