The summer is the perfect time of year to swim, whether that’s in a pool, a lake or the sea. With hot weather, it’s important to find ways to keep cool and a quick dip can be just the thing, so we’ve picked some of the best health retreats for swimming.
This health retreat in Turkey is just a 10-minute walk from Paradise Bay where you can swim in the sea that’s warm for eight months of the year. Another nearby beach stretches for half a mile and is perfect for a relaxing break in the sun. Take a cruise to nearby bays where you can swim in crystal clear waters. The yoga centre is situated on the edge of a pine forest which offers a route into the local town. Enjoy a traditional Turkish Hamam and a range of yoga for a truly relaxing experience.
Or maybe a luxury health retreat in Italy is what you need. Practice yoga on the terrace with a beautiful view of the sea, then go for a swim in it afterwards. Or enjoy the hotel’s own swimming pool and private beach. There’s charming cafes and Italian restaurants nearby serving delicious, local food and wine. Enjoy yoga, massages and facials in this luxury 5-star setting that will certainly leave you refreshed and rejuvenated.
Sri Lanka offers some fantastic yoga retreats and this tropical health retreat is no exception. Here, you can swim in natural spring water from the mountains which run into the huge on-site lake. This retreat is nestled in between the water and paddy fields and jungle. Stay in traditional adobe huts and take part in optional, but inclusive, yoga twice daily or unwind with Ayurveda treatments. The surroundings are truly exquisite and a perfect place to unwind. Lie in the hammocks, watch the monkeys, go kayaking or swimming and just ‘be’. This retreat is open from June to August.
For more health retreats that offer swimming, see our website. We look forward to helping you plan your summer getaway.