Finding Inner Peace: Spiritual Hotel Retreats Around the World


In an increasingly hectic and fast-paced world, finding moments of inner peace and rejuvenation is essential for our mental, emotional, and spiritual well-being. These spiritual retreats offer a sanctuary where guests can escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and embark on a journey of self-discovery. Offering a blend of luxury accommodations and transformative experiences, each of these rejuvenating hotels around the world are sure to provide you with a distinctive experience to nourish the soul and renew the spirit. Whether nestled in the Californian mountains or overlooking the tranquil Pacific ocean, these HIP retreats offer a path to inner peace, making them ideal destinations for those seeking spiritual growth in the lap of luxury.

Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge & Retreat

San Diego, USA

In the heart of nature's embrace, nestled among 600,000 acres of majestic land, lies the serene haven known as Quiet Mind Mountain Lodge & Retreat. This secluded hotel is dedicated to offering a holistic approach to wellness, allowing guests to escape the noise of the world and embark on a transformative journey toward inner peace and rejuvenation. A place where the meaning of “switching off” truly comes to fruition, this sanctuary of solitude overlooks the glistening Lake Cuyamaca and provides awe-inspiring panoramas over the Julian mountain range. The suites reflect the miraculousness of nature that resides all around. Entering into the light-filled spaces only seeks to extend your experience of this meditative environment. An oasis of calm is brought together through thoughtfully-appointed rooms adorned with sacred Buddhist art and wellness-centred amenities.

Guided by Buddhist principles, you are invited to experience peace, love and inner awakening at Quiet Mind’s Tara Temple Spa. Enjoy healing massage treatments, find solace in meditation, and renew your mind, body and soul in the infrared sauna. With treatments targeted towards a whole host of healing objectives, you'll leave feeling utterly regenerated. Wanting some outdoor soul searching? Venture onto the trails and mountains, while grounding yourself via your surroundings. Not only does this place want to nurture your mind and soul, but also your stomachs! Here you can expect delicious plant-based meals all expertly prepared by the retreat's talented Executive Chef Max Farina, who reimagines plant-based versions of Italian favourites.

Hotel Tugu Bali

Bali, Indonesia

Nestled in the picturesque quaint village of Canggu, Hotel Tugu Bali stands as a serene sanctuary that seamlessly blends traditional Balinese aesthetics with contemporary luxury. Beyond its exquisite accommodations (spacious villas that float romantically above ethereal lotus ponds and more, might we add) and its nutrient-rich gourmet dining, this boutique hotel is renowned for its commitment to wellness and providing guests with a holistic and rejuvenating experience. From daily yoga classes by the sea to guided meditations that allow guests to explore mindfulness and find tranquillity, discover the ancient healing traditions of Javanese and Balinese cultures in the beautifully designed facilities of the hotel’s Waroend Djamoe Spa.

Engage in enriching workshops, participate in Balinese ceremonies and rituals that promote spiritual and emotional well-being, explore the vibrant flavours of traditional Balinese cuisine, and indulge in organic, locally-sourced ingredients that are sure to nourish your body and mind. Hotel Tugu Bali invites guests to embark on a transformative journey of self-discovery and well-being through yoga and meditation. With its idyllic beachfront location, expert instructors, and a commitment to honouring Balinese traditions, this retreat provides the perfect backdrop for finding inner peace, mindfulness, and rejuvenation. Whether you're a seasoned practitioner or a novice, Hotel Tugu Bali offers an oasis of serenity where you can nurture your body, mind, and soul in a harmonious blend of luxury and spirituality.

Jashita Tulum

Tulum, Mexico

“Built on sand and caressed by the ocean breeze, our Caoba Spa on the beach is a space where we learn how to listen. We listen to the nature surrounding us, and we learn how to heal. We listen to our thoughts, and we learn how to be present” – Jashita Tulum

Jashita Tulum is not just a luxury beachfront haven, but also a sanctuary where guests are given the opportunity to embark on a transformational journey towards inner harmony. Perfectly nestled along the pristine shores of Soliman Bay, let time glide on by and reconnect to your natural surroundings. Among many wellness offerings at the retreat’s Caoba Spa & Yoga Studio, here you can embrace a plethora of ancient Mayan healing traditions amongst the treetops in the jungle. These Mayan therapies include the following; Mayan Ancestral – an energetic massage using native oils, followed by a herbal bath in a thousand-year-old tree to help rearrange the energies in your body. Mayan Cacao – a full body scrub with Mexican cacao, rich in antioxidants and balances the skin, followed by a mud massage. Kukulkán – a meditation and a Mayan ceremony seeking to connect with the energy of the sacred animals, followed by a herbal bath. And many more! These rejuvenating Mayan rituals at Jashita Tulum truly stand out as a profound and relaxing experience.

Kalukanda House

Weligama, Sri Lanka

“And the time came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom” – Anais Nin

Discover ultimate happiness here at this family-run, privately-owned boutique hotel. A colonial-style Sri Lankan villa built from the ground up, this is a place for ultimate rejuvenation. Housed in its own private gardens, guests are placed just 100m from Turtle Beach in Weligama Bay, the perfect location for a ‘slower’ retreat away from the hustle and bustle. From 26th November until 1st December 2023, Kalukanda House are hosting another incredible “Journey To The Heart” retreat – dedicated to selfcare, and finding space to bring the scattered parts of yourself back together. This six-day retreat will be filled with healing and guided wellness practices; from yoga and meditation, to Ayurvedic consultations and massages, and more! Enjoy daily freshly-cooked meals, relax in the private gardens, breathe in deeply as you move through different poses in the yoga shala that overlooks the sumptuous gardens, take a dip in the pool and indulge in the peaceful sounds of a light breeze flowing through the surrounding palm trees. You may also spot a monkey or a peacock wandering around the tropical flora! Experience the magic of Kalukanda House for yourself and take a journey to your own heart. Goodness knows you deserve it.

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Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa

Magelang Central Java, Indonesia

Nestled amid the Menoreh Hills of Central Java, Indonesia, Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa is a haven of serenity and well-being. This oriental sanctuary, located near the fascinating Borobudur Temple, offers a variety of wellness retreats that promise to rejuvenate your body, mind, and soul. Offering a range of luxurious and well-appointed accommodations that seamlessly blend modern comforts with traditional Javanese aesthetics, the resort aims to provide guests with a serene and immersive experience.

The hotel’s Padma Spa is a true tranquil oasis, offering a range of rejuvenating treatments and experiences inspired by Indonesian wellness traditions and natural ingredients. Featuring a variety of traditional Indonesian therapies that incorporate age-old techniques and locally sourced ingredients, the signature treatments here are inspired by the Borobudur Temple and combines Javanese massage, herbal scrubs, and flower baths for a deeply relaxing experience. Daily yoga and meditation sessions are also held in a serene outdoor setting, allowing you to connect with nature and find inner peace. Here you can also experience the healing power of "jamu," a traditional Indonesian herbal drink, as part of the spa rituals. Whether you seek relaxation, cultural immersion, or a holistic approach to well-being, Plataran Borobudur Resort & Spa provides a profound and rejuvenating experience in the heart of Central Java's natural beauty.

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