The best yoga destinations in the world
Calling all yogis! It’s International Yoga Day and to celebrate, we’ve found the best locations in the world to stretch it out thanks to Booking.com. Whether you’re new to yoga or ready to expand your horizons, these retreats will help fine-tune your practice – add them to your travel wish list, stat.
For a date with nature: The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa, Australia
In search of ‘me time’? Head to this rainforest oasis in Byron Bay. Wake up to a gentle yoga class that suits both beginners and experts, then take a guided walk through the lush surrounds before settling in for an afternoon chill-session by the pool or sauna. If you can bear to leave your luxe suite, you’ll find amazing beaches, healthy cafes and farmer’s markets to explore in the local town.
For a yoga challenge: Pranamar Villas & Yoga Retreat, Costa Rica
Head to this retreat on the private Playa Santa Teresa beach to take your practice to the next level. The yoga classes with internationally renowned teachers will challenge you physically while you connect with other likeminded yogis. Want to upskill on your getaway? Sign up for the Surf & Yoga Package, available for five or seven nights for surf lessons with a pro, yoga classes each day and a massage treatment.
For a luxe escape: Niraamaya Retreats, Surya Samudra, Kovalam, India
Focus on your wellbeing while you meditate by the sea, then practice your asana on a cliff overlooking the Arabian sea. If that’s not enough to get you totally zenned out, head to the resort’s luxe spa for some serious pampering. Later, cool off with in your room’s glorious open-to-sky shower. Bliss!
For an instant pick-me-up: COMO Shambhala Estate, Indonesia
Spoil your mind, body and spirit at this Balinese retreat. The rejuvenation program includes beauty and spa treatments and a personalised menu created by the resident holistic experts, plus daily yoga and pranayama breathing lessons.
For romance: Le Blanc Spa Resort, Mexico
If you and your partner share a mutual love of yoga, take a getaway at this luxurious adults-only resort. Salute the sun together in the lagoon yoga shala, then watch it set over the private beach. Hello, healthy honeymoon!
For a family adventure: Paradis Plage Surf Yoga & Spa, Morocco
Dreaming of a yoga retreat but want to bring your crew? Head to this resort in Morocco. While you’re relaxing in one of the outdoor vinyasa yoga classes or soaking up a spa treatment on the sand, the kids can enjoy the outdoor cinema, surfing lessons or games in the kids’ club.