6 Weight Loss Retreats To Kick Start Your Journey

6 Weight Loss Retreats To Kick Start Your Journey

Are you in search of a retreat to kickstart your weight loss journey? As a team of nutritionists who specialise in weight loss, we’re well aware of the key factors required for a healthy, successful weight loss retreat. In this article, we’ll take a look at some of the best options from around the world.


We work with clients to help them lose weight in a healthy and sustainable way. We’re often asked how we feel about weight loss retreats and whether they are a good way to lose weight and the answer is…they can be. In the same way that crash diets don’t tend to lead to long-term weight loss, weight loss retreats on their own aren’t usually enough to reach your goals. However, as a kick-start to your journey, they can set you on the right path. You just need to choose the right one. Below, we’ve picked out six of our favourite retreats from across the world.

Of course, when you get home, we’d recommend working with a qualified nutritionist to continue your progress. If you are looking to lose weight, we can help you overcome your weight challenges, reach your goal weight and maintain it long term. Book yourself in for a complimentary 25 mintue call. Or contact us and a member of our team will be in touch soon. We can talk through your challenges and explore whether one of our Intelligent Weight Loss programmes is right for you.

Here are six weight loss retreats worth looking into…



It should come as no surprise that this weight loss retreat is top of our list of weight loss retreats that really work, because of the nutritionist in charge! The RoseBar Longevity Program at Six Senses Ibiza offers personalised weight loss and health optimisation services led by Kim Pearson. Utilising experience helping a wide range of clients (from celebrities to medical professionals) achieve their weight loss and wellness goals, Kim works alongside Dr. Mark Hyman to provide clients with tailored nutrition, lifestyle, exercise, and biohacking recommendations to help clients start their weight loss journey in a way that will lead to long-term success.

The retreat programmes at RoseBar range from one to seven days, and incorporate a variety of wellness treatments such as cryotherapy, IV nutrient drips, hyperbaric oxygen therapy, and more. The programmes all take place at RoseBar Six Senses Ibiza, so the stunning setting makes for an ideal location to kick-start a health and wellbeing journey.

Book here: rosebarlongevity.com


Located in the jungle between Pune and Mumbai, Dharana’s peaceful environment and nurturing team provide the perfect set up to support you on your weight loss journey. Led by Ayurvedic doctor Dr Arun Pillai, Dharana’s expert team will create a tailored programme incorporating a bespoke diet, tailored treatments and activities best suited to you. There will be no bootcamp style activities or gym visits as Dharana believes in fitness through nature. You’re more likely to find yourself burning calories as you take a guided waterfall hike and lose yourself in the stunning surroundings. You’ll dine in the restaurant overlooking the lush jungle and enjoy nutritious, Ayurvedic inspired cuisine.

Results are tangible. Dr Arun uses a variety of assessment tools to track your progress, including traditional assessment tools such as body composition analysis and blood pressure, and Ayurvedic diagnostics such as the Nadi Tarangini. Dharana offers weight loss retreats of varying lengths, from seven to 28 days. The good work doesn’t stop when you get home. You’ll be sent off with a detailed maintenance plan. And you’ll continue to benefit from regular consultations as you integrate your healthy habits into daily life at home.

Book here: dharanaretreat.com


BodyHoliday St Lucia is one of the most popular destinations for those seeking a luxury health holiday. It frequently appears in ‘best spas in the world’ awards lists. Located on a pristine crescent beach surrounded by lush tropical gardens, you can choose from a luxurious room or your own private villa. When it comes to weight loss, BodyHoliday promotes ‘mindfulness, sensible eating, and indulgence in moderation’. A consultation with BodyHoliday’s resident nutritionist can be held over the phone prior to your arrival. The nutritionist will then work with chefs to create your meal plan for the duration of your stay. Through a combination of workshops, one-on-one consultations, and healthy cooking classes, you will learn how to develop healthier eating and weight management habits. 7, 10, and 14-day Weight Loss Programmes are available.

Book here: thebodyholiday.com


The primary goal of the Lanserhof concept is ‘live better for longer’ with a focus on individualised treatment. They provide a combination of natural healing with state-of-the-art medicine. From naturopathy, energy medicine and psychology, to cutting-edge medical tests and treatments. Lanserhof’s programme is focused on detoxification and purification of the body. This is largely achieved through fasting. With four health resorts across Europe, devotees from across the world check in for a reset once, or in some cases several times, per year.  Guests report that they enjoy the experience of being completely taken care of during their stay. This acts as a great start for a long-term nutritionist-supported weight loss programme.

Book here: lhtac.com


Rather than signing up for retreats that promise drastic weight loss in a short stay (which are rarely sustainable), instead consider opting for a retreat focussed on nutritious food where the menu is tailored to your needs. Marbella Club offers menus curated by in-house nutritional therapists and resident chefs, with dishes focusing on locally-sourced seasonal ingredients. There are also weekly talks on health topics, culinary workshops and visits from world-renowned health and healing experts. It’s the perfect place to spend a long-weekend kick-starting your health regime in a picture-perfect location. Read Kim’s full review of Marbella Club here.

Book here: marbellaclub.com


Kamalaya is built around a tiny cave where Buddhist monks used to mediate. The holistic spa offers uniquely tailored programmes for weight loss. Along with delicious, healthy food to kick-start a healthier life, you’ll receive an array of complementary treatments to improve results from lymphatic drainage therapy to traditional Chinese medicine. The starry clientele return year after year, so the only danger is that you’ll want to keep going back.

Book here: kamalaya.com


We are a team of qualified nutritionists who specialise in weight loss. If you’re ready to overcome your weight challenges, achieve your goal weight and maintain it long term, we can help. You can use this link to book in for a complimentary call today. This is an opportunity to talk through your challenges with a member of our team and decide together whether one of our Intelligent Weight Loss programmes is right for you. Or contact us to request a copy of our brochure and we will get back to you soon.

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Sarah has worked with hundreds of clients over the past decade to help them live in a healthy body that they feel confident in.

Sarah spent a large part of her teens and 20’s as a professional dancer battling with orthorexia and an unhealthy relationship with food and her body. This created a desire to understand the human body more so she could finally cut through the confusion and end the cycle of yoyo dieting. This fuelled her passion to help other women do the same.


Sarah specialises in supporting women who are struggling to lose weight due to underlying health issues. She’s helped many women manage their weight during and after the menopause, as well as clients with thyroid disease and immune system dysfunction. Sarah loves food and sharing healthy recipes with her clients. Her aim is to ensure that clients don’t feel deprived and instead, achieve their weight loss and health goals in a positive and sustainable way.


To enquire about working with Sarah, please contact us.



Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.


Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.


Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.


To enquire about working with Ailsa, please contact us.

Test Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of the business. Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning. A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.



Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.


Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.


A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.


Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.


Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.


To enquire about working with Stéphanie, please contact us.


Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.


Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.


Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!


To enquire about working with Inna, please contact us.



Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.


After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.


Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 


To enquire about working with Ania, please contact us.

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