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5 Detox Retreats to Visit Now

Ditch the urban mayhem for a relaxing, recalibrating stay.

One & Only The Palm, Dubai

Head to the lush surroundings of the One & Only The Palm for the Suite Guerlain Spa Experience. If you stay for three nights or more, get ready to be pampered from your tips to your toes, with a complimentary health and beauty treatment every day. Begin at the spa where expert therapists help you unwind with massages, facials, and other body treatments. Next, head over to the Alexandre Zouari salon to update your locks and finish with Bastien Gonzalez’s iconic Pedi:Mani:Cure treatment that has been dubbed the best pedicure in the world. Starting from AED1 600 per night.

Octola, Finland

Located in Lapland, Octola is the perfect retreat for those looking to immerse themselves in nature. Set on 300 hectares of private wilderness, this ultra-luxury cabin residence offers bespoke experiences with your very own butler and wilderness guide. Embrace adventure with activities like white-water rafting, kayaking, and wildlife spotting, and don’t miss heading out at night on the lookout for the Northern Lights. Price on request.

Lux* South Ari Atoll, Maldives


Switch off completely with Lux* South Ari Atoll resorts digital detox package. Begin your journey with an “out with the old, in with the new” body scrub before boarding a traditional Maldivian vessel called a dhoni and experiencing a private sunset sound bath in the middle of the ocean. Earth yourself in the island’s organic garden picking aromatic herbs and fruits before getting a hit of adrenaline with some water sports. Want a keepsake? Included in the package is a 45-minute photoshoot so you never need to pick up a camera or phone. Starting from US $258 per day.

Paracelsus Recovery, Zurich, Switzerland

Considered the world’s most exclusive recovery center, Paracelsus Recovery looks after one client at a time. Created to help those struggling with addiction or emotional problems, its highly qualified therapists, doctors, nurses, counsellors, and other professionals provide the most advanced care and treatments. The service is equally as impressive with a chef, room staff, and secretarial service available around the clock. Starting from CHF 80 000 per week.

Anantara Bophut, Koh Samui, Thailand

Nestled between the sounds of the ocean and jungle, the Anantara on Koh Samui offers three- and five-day retreats. Embracing Thai traditions, each includes a schedule of daily exercise, from private Pilates classes to Muay Thai, and spa treatments such as herbal steams and Thai massage. Other activities include visiting local temples to meditate and learning about the art of qi gong. Starting from THB 9 815 per day.

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Originally published in the September 2020 issue of Vogue Arabia

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