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Find the Best Weight Loss Retreats in the World 2022

So you’ve decided to get serious about weight loss? And here you are, searching for the perfect health and fitness retreat to help you do just that.

You want to feel good about the body that you’re in, not because of how it looks but because of how it feels. You want to have the energy to do the things you love to do even after doing the things you need to do. You want to have a healthy body that finally represents the healthy mind and spirit you’ve worked so hard to achieve. And you just want to wear that damn pair of pants that you have been dying to fit into, amiright?

Whatever the reason may be, weight loss is a common goal for many people. You don’t need to justify yourself, here. I get it. There are so many reasons to lose weight if you have weight to lose, that have nothing to do with fat shaming. Our bodies were not meant to be overweight, but with our current lifestyles, it seems to be an inevitable consequence!

So take back your health, take back your body, and be the glowing, vibrant person that you were intended to be.

You are worth it.

What to Expect at a Weight Loss Program

It’s a little bit scary committing to a weight loss holiday, isn’t it? But you know what? A detox and weight loss retreat is so much more than those fat camps that you’ve heard about. So much more.

Here are 5 things that you can expect at a health and fitness style retreat:


Everyone at the retreat is on the same journey. Everyone is equally committed to improving themselves, even if their stories are different than yours. Whether you bond over the process of taking the plunge, the difficulty in switching your diet, the aches and pains that come with a new yoga routine, or the grumbles that you maybe received from loved ones back home…

There is endless support to be right there with you.


This is not a rough-around-the-edges weight loss boot camp that you will find at a discounted price on Groupon (though those have their value, too). Instead, this is a wellness retreat that teaches you how to move your body in a way that opens up attunement and respect for what it’s capable of. The movement will show you your own strength, both for the ability to move it and for the ability to commit to it. It’s an empowering experience to learn how to move your body. I promise that you will fall in love with your body when you realize just what it is capable of.


Weight loss is not dependent on a magic trick. It takes deliberate action and sustained commitment. A retreat for weight loss, whether it is yoga focused or diet focused, will give you the tools you need in order to be successful. The best part? Nobody is in a hurry so if you have a question or you want to learn more, the people on these retreats will be more than happy to sit down and talk to you about it.

Good Food

What kind of a weight loss camp would it be if there were no food involved? Whether you are learning how to meal prep, you are learning new recipes to discover, or you are just indulging in the most amazing fruits and vegetables you have ever experienced, good food will certainly be involved. You can generally expect meals to not only be included but also classes to learn new ways to prepare your meals.


Yes, freedom! Freedom from the routine you have back home and freedom from the judgemental glances you may receive from your colleagues. You are free to be who you are and how you are. You are free to be curious and even obsessed. You are free to be nervous and even scared. You are free to experience your weight loss journey in a totally raw and authentic way. Because you know why? That’s exactly what the retreat is for!

The Best Places to Take a Weight Loss Vacation

When it comes to weight-loss programs, there is a wide range to choose from. While many of them will have a specific focus, all will promote a healthy lifestyle. Many of the programs inclyde workshops on a wide range of topics, such as healthy eating, exercise, how to make a meal plan, and other tips and tricks for everyday life. 

While some of these vacations may result in rapid weight loss (hey, that's the goal, right?), that's not necessarily the primary focus. Instead, many of these weight loss holidays focus on teaching you how to lead a healthier lifestyle, how to find your own healthy weight, and ways to incorporate healthy choices in your everyday life.

Ready for your very own version of the Biggest Loser? Check out these weight loss holidays that are currently trending:

Detox Retreats in Bali

Bali is the perfect place to jump-start your detox journey. The tropical climate practically pulls toxins out of your body for you. The tropical fruit makes healthy eating a breeze. Enjoy raw food meals that were picked fresh that same day. Participate in exercise classes with your resort and attend yoga classes at one of the many yoga studios in the area. Achieve healthy weight loss as your body learns what it means to thrive. Learn how to lead a healthier lifestyle by living in Bali for your weight loss journey. With all of the raw food, yoga and surf,  this whole weight loss thing will be a pleasure. 

Weight Loss Holidays in Thailand

Thailand brings you affordable programs in a market that can otherwise be quite pricey. The tropical fruits, like in Bali, make detoxing seem easy. Check into a weight loss spa in Koh Samui to relax into spa treatments as you work toward your weight-loss goals. Plus, the endless beaches and turquoise blue water make you forget that you’re actually on a mission while there. 

Yoga and Weight Loss Vacation in Hawaii

Hawaii is a magical cluster of islands far off into the Pacific, far enough from the US that you totally forget that technically you’re in the States. The waterfall hikes and killer waves give you plenty of things to do in between yoga sessions,. The tropical climate means that plenty of healthy raw food meals are available to your heart’s content. Get all the best parts of an exotic vacation with all the best parts of American conveniences. An active holiday in Hawai can jump start your rapid weight loss without it feeling like hard work.

Health and Fitness Retreats in Spain

For those looking for a romanticized version of a wellness retreat, check out Spain. The varied terrain provides lots to do outside of the retreat center, or a beautiful view at the very least. Surf the steady waves, hike a mountain trek, shop the cobblestoned streets, or even just live everyday life in Spain...

...you will definitely experience healthy weight loss.

Weight Loss Retreats in the UK

If you're a European or English yogi, then you can easily stay close to home for your get-into-shape holiday. This makes it much easier to incorporate everything you learn into your new, healthy life. Plus, you are close enough to the retreat that you might meet a few friendly neighbors. And isn't that so cool that you can build a health-focused community so easily?

Health Retreats in Australia to Lose Weight

For our Aussie friends, we have tons of things happening on your side of the world. The health scene is thriving in Australia right now, so you will be able to find a luxurious weight loss spa down unda. Many retreat centers will automatically include daily yoga classes or exercise classes, as well as a healthy meal plan. It's just up to you what kinds of activities you're most interested in. Take a look at what kind of wellness holidays are happening in Australia right now. Or, if you're fresh out of luck, then take a look around southeast Asia for super cheap and super luxurious wellness getaways.

Top Weight Loss Programs and Weight Loss Resorts Around the World

If you are serious about losing weight and you want more than just a boot camp, then check out some of these weight loss centers. They will likely come with an in-house personal trainer (or two) and scheduled fitness classes. The more serious centers will include a well-organized fitness program with a quality nutrition plan. You may have private workouts with a personal trainer and a nutrition coach to teach you healthy eating habits.


There is no limits to your weight loss vacation.

La Crisalida in Spain

One of our most popular retreat centers offers a ton of great weight loss programs, though that's not necessarily their focus. They offer such incredible retreats that promote a healthy lifestyle and naturally fight fat. So the end result? Major weight loss.

Plantation Villa in Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka is the unsung hero of Southeast Asia, often overlooked by the hordes of people scrambling to get to Thailand or India. This makes it the perfect place to reverse your weight gain as you can count on a beautiful, tranquil place to do it without sacrificing the views or experience. Learn about healthy living while relaxing in paradise.

Akasha Wellness Retreat in Romania

For an absolutely breathtakingly beautiful life-changing experience, head to Akasha. Their retreat center is set in Romania, which is an off-the-beaten-path destination. Spend your days exploring the countryside with mountain treks and yoga on the summits. Then go back home and tell everyone about how wonderful this beautiful center AND Romania was.

Wonderland Healing Center in Thailand

For those of you interested in a tropical climate and a total body cleanse, then check out the Wonderland Healing Center. They have really cool cleansing programs, unlike your average weight loss retreats. You can also often pair them weight yoga retreats so that you can ensure that your overall health and well-being is being addressed, not just those pesky extra pounds.

Canyon Ranch, Rancho la Puerta, Red Mountain Resort, Cal-a-Vie Health Spa or Hilton Head Health

For the ultimate luxury resort experience during your weight loss journey, head to any of these resorts. They are all resort spas, which offer a whole plethora of wellness programs. Guests can also enjoy massage spa treatments, nutrition guidance from medical professionals, and one-on-one fitness classes. While they are a bit out of most of our price ranges, they are still worth mentioning. 


If you've seen enough episodes of the Biggest Loser then you know that it takes more that a few days to experience rapid weight loss. It will include lots of physical activity, healthy meals, and a lot of dedication. 

But beyond that, you might have some questions, like what is 'healthy food', anyway? And how much time until you actually lose weight?

Do you have to attend fitness boot camps just to lose weight or can you experience healthy weight loss with yoga retreats too?

Believe me, I get it. That's why we don't think that there is just one type of fitness program out there. There are tons and each one works differently for you.

Still have some questions?

Here are the most commonly asked questions and a weight loss vacation:

What are the main reasons to enroll in a health and fitness retreat?

This is totally up to you. Maybe you want the focused structure of a weight-loss program to jump start your journey. Or maybe you want the support of going through it with a group. Maybe you want to combine a nice vacation with some personal wellness goals. Who knows what’s best for you? You do. Most people like health and fitness retreats because they are super informative and actually a lot of fun. You will probably like it for the same reasons…

...and more.

What are the best ways to lose weight?

A healthy diet and moderate exercise is the obvious answer. But the truth is that this is not all there is to it. Every body is different and every life is different. What works for me won’t work for you (maybe) and so the best ways to lose weight really depend on you, as a person. You already have an idea what works for you and what doesn’t, so definitely keep this in mind as you’re searching for a retreat.

For example: If I know that I need lots of carbohydrates to function then I’m not going to sign up for a paleo retreat. Paleo may work for some while it can be awful for others. Listen to your body and your gut and choose a retreat that works for you.

What is the best way to talk to someone about an eating disorder?

If you think that you have an eating disorder then it is best to seek help as quickly as possible. The funny thing about eating disorders (if there is anything funny about them) is that the longer you let them linger, the firmer their grasp.

The difficult part may be finding someone to turn to.

If you have someone that you trust to help you get professional medical help, then start there. Someone that loves you will be able to provide the support you may need to get you into treatment.

If you want to talk to someone that you think may have an eating disorder, that is an equally difficult task. It can be difficult determining a safe way to approach the subject without angering the person. Just remember that nobody of stable mental and emotional health ever has an eating disorder. It is a manifestation of a bigger, deeper pain, so approach it gently.

First, educate yourself on eating disorders and what the experience is like. While you may think that an eating disorder is simply about appearances, it is very rarely about how thin the person is. A person's weight is merely a marker for the person to push him or herself further into the disorder, as there really is no end goal.

Next, educate yourself on possible treatment options so that you can offer help. It is very likely that the eating disorder is a very obvious secret, so the task ahead is not to convince the person he or she has an eating disorder so much as it is to convince them that they deserve help.

You may also reach out to mental health professionals in your area to see if they can provide you with any support or guidance. This is a scary process and doesn't have to be handled alone, nor should it.

How do you burn enough calories to lose weight?

Losing weight is basically all about math. You must use more energy than you consume. So if you are eating 6,000 calories per day, then you must burn more than 6,000 calories each day in order to lose weight. (which, btw, would be like running an entire marathon)

This is why the classic advice "eat less and move more" is so effective: it follows the basic principle of expending more energy than you're consuming.

What is the best way to lose weight quickly?

I'm afraid that the classic advice still holds true, even here. Move more. Eat less. That's basically it. The more you move and the less you eat, the more quickly you will lose weight. A raw vegan diet helps and so does running, but those things aren't necessary. You simply need to eat less and move more.

Try transitioning to a plant-based diet and eating only when you are hungry. Then increase your daily movement by maybe 30 minutes each day, whether it's walking, running, swimming, or yoga.

The more weight you have to lose, the more quickly you will lose it.

Should I go to rehab for food addiction?

There is no way to determine whether or not you need rehab via this beautiful website, so why not reach out to a mental health professional, first? They will be able to help you determine the best treatment for you :)