Are you in search of a retreat to kickstart your weight loss journey? You’ve come to the right place. As a team of weight loss nutritionists, we’re well aware of the key factors required for a healthy, successful weight loss retreat.


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, if you pick the right one they can get you started on the right path and provide motivation for the work to follow. Below, we’ve picked out five 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 happy 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 five weight loss retreats worth looking into…






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 my full review of Marbella Club here.

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Kamalaya (pictured top) 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 your new 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.

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Frequently appearing in ‘best spas in the world’ awards lists, BodyHoliday St Lucia offers personalised wellness experiences. These include weight loss programmes that could help you to get off to a positive start to reaching your goals. The retreat teams weight loss programmes with activities to get you moving. Chose from world-leading medically-endorsed preventative therapies through to Ayurveda, beauty and pampering treatments and action-packed activities.

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If you’re looking for a more affordable weight loss retreat, Atmantan Wellness Resort in India could be your go-to. With views over Mulshi Lake, the retreat is a work of accessible architecture that blends in seamlessly with its environment and has lots of fantastic accessible features. It specialises in detox, weight loss and de-stress retreats, delivering an educational and transformational wellness experience that could give you the boost you need to make long-term changes. Once you get home, working with a nutritionist can help to support your progress.

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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 even 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.

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The clinic’s Master Detox Programme takes a functional medicine approach, overseen by doctors and qualified nutrition experts, so it’s a cut above your average ‘detox’, which are often little more than a juice cleanse. Once checked in, you’ll do a review with your dietician who will discuss your goals and look at the food options to determine what’s on the menu in the days to come. It’s not just about the food though, it’s also a curation of treatments and therapies designed to support the body’s natural detoxification processes, from Ayurvedic therapies, traditional Thai massage and a hammam, to a photo-stimulation booth.

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If you’re interested in exploring fasting programmes you can carry out at home, read our ultimate guide to fasting.


Ready to start your weight loss journey? Contact us here to find out how we can help you continue the good work when you return from your retreat.

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