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Wellness & Spas

Welcome to our soothing Wellness and Spas section, where you’ll find everything you need to live a little better - from the best spa and retreat openings around the world, to the latest wellness trends we’re all talking about

The best spas in the world
The best wellness destinations in the world
This is the one place you should be wearing SPF – but probably aren’t
SPF is undeniably important in protecting our skin from harmful UV rays – but this is why you should always wear SPF on planes
The best pregnancy massages in London
Where to go in London for some much-needed rest and relaxation during your pregnancy
Is this the most unique spa in Europe? We were first onboard Dior's new spa on the Royal Scotsman train
The Royal Scotsman’s new onboard Dior spa is pushing this storied train ahead of the crowd – we were first aboard to experience it
How to travel if you struggle with your body image or disordered eating
We take a look at the reasons why diet culture continues to impact many people when travelling
Sleep tourism is the wellness trend we've all been waiting for
Would you go on a sleep-centric holiday? This is everything you need to know about sleep tourism
The best spas near London
These are our favourite places to go for a relaxing spa weekend – all within two hours of London. For something closer to the capital, see our guide to the best spas in London
The travel beauty products you need this spring
As the weather warms up, these are the best beauty products to take on your travels this spring
The best spas in Scotland
The loveliest spas for a restorative break in Scotland
The best spas in Ireland for 2023
Grounded in nature, Ireland’s wellness offering proves increasingly bountiful
Spa Guide
The best spas in London
The editors of Condé Nast Traveller have put together the ultimate guide to the best spas in London. For inspiration just outside of the capital, see our pick of the best spas near London
The best wellness retreats for men
8 spots across the globe helping men spiritually, physically and mentally
Why ecotherapy is the wellness trend you need to try in 2023
A new wellness trend is reverting back to Mother Nature to find the best medicine for the mind and body
The best sound baths in London
Where to go for restorative sound healing therapy in the capital
Why joy therapy is the new wellness trend you need to try
Everything to know about joy therapy, plus the best retreats and spa breaks for seeking joy in 2023
The zombie fungi that inspired ‘The Last of Us’ is actually edible – and super common
It won’t turn you into a zombie. Instead, it’s typically eaten for health and medicinal purposes.
Spa Guide
The 15 best spas in the UK
Britain has no shortage of brilliant, big-hitting country-house hotels – and alongside deeply cosseting bedrooms, restaurants helmed by star-chefs, and some of the UK’s prettiest countryside right on the doorstep, many are home to serious, results-driven spas too. If you’re looking to reset and reboot, these warm-hearted spa hotels and retreats are the ones to book into. Closer to the capital, take a look at our picks of the best spas in London or the best spas near London for a day trip or a UK weekend break.
This is how travel can impact your mental health
Travelling the world helped me want to live when I didn't want to
Style & Culture
The 10 best beauty and wellness spots in Paris right now
Where to find the coolest beauty and wellness addresses in the City of Lights
What it's really like to join an ayahuasca retreat alongside spiritual experts
And how to find the right one for you – from remote Mexico to the Peruvian Amazon
The best hot springs and geothermal pools in Iceland
For Icelanders, idling in steamy water is intrinsic to their culture. Toby Skinner submerges with them at some of the country’s most spectacular outdoor pools
Discovering the transformative power of breathwork on an Andalusian retreat
There’s a simple wellness hack that devotees promise will revolutionise mental and physical health, regulate the nervous system and promote emotional healing. And we’re doing it already, says Lydia Gard
This is what really happens when you visit a holistic healer
Transformational sages worth travelling the world for
The rise of psychedelic retreats: the most intrepid, life-changing trip
Precisely calibrated, marrying science and shamanism, new psychedelic retreats involve the mind freediving into the deep
I went on a transformative men's retreat and this is what I learned about (modern) masculinity
Toby Skinner joins a ground-breaking retreat aimed at rewiring masculinity and nurturing brotherhood
The best yoga retreats in the UK and Ireland
Sizzling in saunas, bedding down in a Koyt, foraging or remote island hopping – wellness is what you make it in 2023
11 products our beauty editor always travels with
Holy grail beauty and skincare products to keep in your carry-on
5 TikTok wellness trends to know about in 2023
Welcome to WellnessTok – from gua sha tools to mindful journaling and digital detoxes, these wellness trends are making waves on TikTok
The best mental health retreats in the UK
The places in the UK to visit when everything gets a bit much. These are the best mental health retreats to unwind, relax and reset your mind.