5 Eco Luxe Wellness Retreats For Your Bucket List

Aro Hā: New Zealand

Nestled in the majestic New Zealand Southern Alps region is Aro Hā, a luxurious off-grid resort that invites us to heighten our inner awareness, and strengthen our physical and mental wellbeing.

Enjoy panoramic views of Laka Wakatipu as you practice yoga, then nourish yourself with wholesome plant-based meals made from organic produce grown on site.

Activities also include subalpine hikes, lake kayaking, cooking classes, strength training and meditation. Aro Hā’s name centres around a Maori notion of love, as well as connection to self and life around us.

Daintree Ecolodge: Australia

Feel totally immersed in nature in the Daintree Ecolodge, located in the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest. The lush tropical rainforest is believed to be over 135 million years old.

The resort offers eco-friendly treehouse suites, organic cuisine, an onsite waterfall and a wellness spa.

It adopts sustainable practices like using solar panels, carbon offsetting, minimising single-use plastics and sourcing produce locally and from their on-site fruit & veggie garden.

It also partners with environmental and social organisations to help replant trees in deforested areas, support refugees to find decent employment when arriving in Australia and commissions custom-made beach bags for guests that are made by a Kenyan social enterprise employing vulnerable single-mothers.

Playa Viva: Mexico

This beachside resort in Mexico is dedicated to sustainability and regenerative practices.

You can stroll through their organic veggie garden to pick ingredients for your salad, or check out the fruit orchard that grows mangoes, jackfruit, pomegranates and cashews.

Other activities include yoga, meditation, volunteering in the turtle sanctuary, or simply zenning out by the ocean.

Our pick of their rooms is the dreamy treehouse eco suite.

Five Elements: Bali

Set in Ubud, Bali, Five Elements is an eco conscious healing and wellness retreat. It draws on the wisdom of traditional Balinese concepts to promote harmony among spirit, human and nature.

Experiences include healing and beauty spa rituals, yoga, meditation and sampling innovative plant-based cuisine.

Its accommodation has been recognised with sustainability awards and has Green Building certification for its infrastructure.

COCO-MAT Eco Residences Serifos: Greek Islands

Located on the Greek Island of Serifos are COCO-MAT Eco Residences - a group of sun-drenched, seaside apartments.

With bio-climatic architecture, each residence enjoys natural air-conditioning, and has also been designed with eco sensitive, natural materials.

COCO-MAT comes rich with history, as the site was once miners quarters.

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