Top 10 Things to Consider When Choosing a Wellness Resort

Health retreats have become a popular choice for those looking to take a much-needed break from the daily grind. We know that stress caused by day-to-day responsibilities can be detrimental to our physical health and even inhibit weight loss. Unfortunately, people often go on vacation and come back a few kilograms heavier or feeling so fatigued that they need another holiday.

What if I told you that on vacation you can lose weight instead of gain it and return home feeling energised and refreshed? Wellness resorts are the perfect way to kick start a health transformation, recover from injury or illness or even switch off from emails and phone calls, detoxing from technology. With so many options available, how do you choose the best wellness resort?

Value For Money

You can’t put a price on health however most people don’t have infinite amounts of money to spend on wellness retreats. It is often considered a luxury so it’s imperative that a health resort offers value for money. Look for a resort that offers an all-inclusive experience; accommodation, all the delicious and nutritious food you need (three meals per day plus snacks and protein shakes) and all classes. Extras such as Muay Thai, Personal Training and massages may also be included. With no added costs on arrival, it’s reassuring knowing that all is taken care of.

Community and Friendships

Whether you’re aiming to lose weight, detox or improve your fitness, it is much easier to achieve your health goals with people working alongside you. Health resorts attract guests from all corners of the globe but lifelong friendships are often formed, as you motivate each other and help one another succeed.
Don’t worry if you’re travelling alone, many are in the same boat, the team spirit among trainers and guests is infectious and you’ll soon find close companions. Browse through TripAdvisor to see what guests say about different resorts and how they rate the community vibe.

Amount of Qualified Staff

From the moment you check in you should receive personalised attention from the resort staff, sharing their expert knowledge and equipping you with the tools to continue your transformation even on your return home. Your achievements shouldn’t stop when you check out, by educating you to make lifestyle changes staff should be preparing you for sustainable success. Personal Trainers, restaurant staff and chefs, reception staff and massage therapists should assist you to reach your goals. If there’s a service that isn’t offered, they should make recommendations e.g. local physiotherapists.


One of the benefits of staying at a health resort is working out in a tropical paradise. Many resorts offer outdoor training and beach-side boot camps, complete with fresh air and Vitamin D therapy from the sunshine or perhaps picturesque hillside views. It sure beats training in a stuffy gym. Resorts should have a wide range of studios and equipment and provide activities that many guests will not have experienced before e.g. TRX and Muay Thai. An added bonus is access to local sights to enjoy after a full day of training.

Goals/Mission of the Company

Focus should be on the health transformation, ensuring that it’s not only physical but mental and psychological as well. No matter the goal, guests should be provided with all that they need in order to succeed, in the form of staff support, appropriate food and suitable training sessions. Undertaking a detox program shouldn’t revolve around starvation, guests should be offered a wide range of nutrient rich food leaving them feeling cleansed and energised. With a focus on education and empowerment including cooking classes and nutrition workshops they are equipped with the knowledge and skills to continue their journey once having left the resort and returned home.




Liam G. is not only a Business Results Specialist but also a dedicated advocate for health and fitness. With a career spanning over 15 years, Liam has not only excelled in the world of business but has also demonstrated an unwavering commitment to personal well-being. Throughout his journey as a leader and entrepreneur, Liam has always believed that a strong body and a healthy mind are essential for achieving success in any endeavor. He is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of PhuketFit, a fitness gym in Phuket, Thailand, where he played a pivotal role in accelerating the development of fitness...