Most of us lead busy lives, trying to squeeze in time for work, family commitments, errands - the list goes on! To escape the chaos, many people are beginning to turn their attention to wellness retreats and vacations. From dreamy detox locations in the hills of Koh Samui to rugged adventure trails across the Grand Canyon, there's a perfect wellness vacation property for everyone.
But how do you know you're getting the best deal? Or that you've found the perfect wellness retreat for you? And with more people than ever all searching online for their dream wellness vacation rental, how do you snag that hidden gem?
We're about to give you the lowdown on how to find the best wellness property online.
Know your own goals
Unlike leisure holidays, most wellness retreats target specific aspects of your health and wellbeing. Would you like to lose weight? Learn a new skill? Try your hand at water sports? Fully immerse yourself in relaxation at a meditation retreat? Understanding why you're looking for a wellness retreat is a great place to start your search. You'll find it easier to pick a wellness vacation property if you keep your goal in mind when you're searching.
Coincidentally, when you use our Retreatmi property finder, you can search with your end goal in mind, discovering properties that are ideally suited to your intentions.
Do your research
We can't stress how important it is to research your property thoroughly before you book your wellness vacation. Read up about your chosen property, take a look at the pictures you can find online, and check out reviews from previous guests.
If you book your wellness retreat using Retreatmi, you can find all this information in one place. You'll also be safe in the knowledge that the properties on our site are vetted and approved by the Retreatmi team.
Location, Location, Location!
Your location plays a big part in your wellness getaway. Close your eyes and visualise where you see yourself getting the most benefit for your health and wellbeing. What pops into your mind first? Are you nestled amongst the treetops in a forest? Walking through the sands of an ocean-front beach resort? On top of a mountain? In the midst of an olive grove?
Think about what you want most and narrow down the location for your trip.
Did we mention that you can search by location using Retreatmi? We have thousands of wellness properties to choose from across Europe, Asia, North America, and South America.
Get to grips with your budget
Wellness retreats can range dramatically in price, so be aware of your budget when you start looking. The kind of accommodation you want can significantly alter the cost of your trip, so think about what your priorities are. Are you dreaming of a luxurious escape? Or would you be willing to try a no-frills eco-retreat? Do you want a room for yourself? Or would you be up for sharing in a dorm?
With Retreatmi, you can search for your property based on cost, so you can build a personalised travel experience to suit your budget.
Decide on a structure
While some retreats are built for relaxation with minimal activities, others are jam-packed with things to do, or are focused on building new skills. Thinking about your activity levels and fitness goals will help you figure out which kind of retreat resonates more with you. For example, do you want a high-intensity Crossfit challenge or a calming meditation and yoga retreat?
Did you know you can search for a property based on the activities they offer using Retreatmi? If this is the most important aspect of your wellness retreat, this can be a great way to start off your search!
What facilities will you need?
Are you looking to get back to basics with minimalist accommodation, or will you require a certain amount of facilities on your trip? Whether you're looking for gym equipment, a swimming pool, or cooking and cleaning facilities, it's essential to look for a wellness vacation home that can best accommodate your needs.
At Retreatmi, we list the facilities available at every property clearly on their profile page, so you don't need to spend all your time checking to see if your favourite venue has a kettle!
The success of a retreat increases significantly if you can include some level of personalisation, so think about your itinerary, inclusions, and wellness offerings beforehand. For example, if you aren't a yoga master, you might want to include a few private sessions with the instructor to feel more at ease.
The best news is that you can plan your personalised travel experience to the very last detail using Retreatmi's Wellness Retreat Builder. Find your property, discover your activities, choose your food, book your transportation, and then simply pay and relax. It really can be that simple to choose the best wellness property online.
Whatever a wellness retreat means to you, Retreatmi can help you plan it with ease. Use our easy online booking platform to build your perfect getaway today.