The 10 Best Yoga Resorts

Around the World.
(Image by Thomas Zerlauth)

1. Ulpotha, Sri Lanka

Ulpotha is a traditional agricultural community in the jungle heartland of Sri Lanka, offering guests world class yoga in an incomparably beautiful setting as close to nature as is humanly possible.

© Ulpotha Yoga Retreats in Sri Lanka

2. Samahita, Koh Samui, Thailand

Since 2003, Samahita Retreat has been providing yoga retreats in Thailand. Samahita is dedicated to helping you increase your energy level, recover and enhance your vitality, through yoga, fitness and wellness, in nature, directly on the beach. Samahita means centered and is purposely set up to transform lives, to bring a balance of vitality and peace through our offerings and space.

© Samahita Retreat, Koh Samui, Thailand

3. Vikasa Yoga Retreat, Koh Samui

Vikasa Yoga retreat in Thailand is much more than just a hotel with yoga. Vikasa Yoga Re­treat is a transformational, inspiring, and life-changing experience and one of the most reputable places to learn and practice yoga in Thailand. Our rooms are modest, yet comfortable and clean. The landscape and the surroundings are absolutely stunning, there are no words to describe them. You will have to climb a lot of stairs, but the view from the top is so worth it.

© Vikasa Yoga retreat in Thailand

4. Yogamagic Eco Retreat, India

Transformative Yoga Earthy Eco Lux Retreat for seekers of a soulful yoga experience, superb food in a stunning hidden oasis. Swaying palm trees and Rajasthani silk flags fluttering high in the sky. In a coconut grove, surrounded by a water creek and paddy fields, home to grazing buffalo and abundant in tropical birdlife, YogaMagic Eco Retreat is an oasis of peace just two kilometres from the golden beaches of North Goa, around an hour from Dabolim airport. Swimming pool, island waterfall and lotus ponds.

© Yogamagic Eco Retreat

5. Haramara Retreat, Mexico

Described as the place “where Robinson Crusoe meets Architectural Digest”, Haramara Retreat is a magical and idyllic place created and designed to provide a natural and supportive environment for groups, couples and individuals to relax, renew and restore well-being.

© Haramara Retreat, Mexico

6. Trilanka, Sri Lanka

Tri is Sri Lanka’s first truly contemporary sustainable luxury design hotel. Not far from Galle Fort, on the shores of Koggala Lake (Sri Lanka’s largest natural lake) and within easy reach of the best beaches in the south, 11 suites spiral a six-acre hill of outstanding natural beauty. Ecotourism has never been so inspiring.

© Trilanka

7. Vale de Moses, Portugal

Natural healing sanctuary, nestled in the stunning foothills of the Serra de Estrela mountains in the heart of central Portugal. Practice yoga in a wooden and glass shala floating above edible flower and herb gardens, walk miles of endless paths in the surrounding pine forests with our dogs, swim in cascading natural river pools, breathe pure mountain air, eat deliciously nourishing fresh veggie and vegan meals, receive healing treatments from compassionate therapists, star gaze and then sleep deeply each night in comfy rustic stone cottages or Soulpad belle tents.

© Vale de Moses Yoga Retreat Portugal

8. Shanti-Som, Spain

As soon as you step onto the Shanti-Som Estate, the pace of life seems to slow down just that little bit. Welcome to our world of Holistic Wellness- a secluded spot in the southern part of Spain where you can indulge your mind and body in Yoga, Pilates, Detox, Fitness and general health and wellbeing. A Wellness Yoga Retreat in Spain where time is left at the door and a new journey of self discovery begins.

© Shanti-Som, Wellness Yoga Retreat Spain

9. Cliffs of Moher Retreat, Ireland

Welcome to the retreat life. Give us your precious time and when you leave you WILL feel better than when you arrived. We personally guarantee this. We have created a name for ourselves as one of the best retreats in Ireland. Our purpose designed, luxury retreat venue is set against the backdrop of the Atlantic Ocean, the Cliffs of Moher and the beautiful countryside of Co.Clare, Ireland. We run our own luxury yoga retreats – the best yoga holidays, host a number of guest teachers and offer a variety of deep healing Retreats helping you to take back control of your health.

© Cliffs of Moher Retreat, Ireland

10. Parmarth Niketan, India

Parmarth Niketan is a true spiritual haven, lying on the holy banks of Mother Ganga in the lap of the lush Himalayas. It is the largest ashram in Rishikesh, providing its thousands of pilgrims who come from all corners of the Earth with a clean, pure and sacred atmosphere as well as abundant, beautiful gardens. With several hundred rooms, the facilities are a perfect blend of modern amenities and traditional, spiritual simplicity.  Parmarth Niketan is located in Swargashram, on the main road, just on the banks of the sacred Ganges River.

© Thomas Zerlauth