Top 10 detox holidays

February 7, 2020

Cleansed from top to toe, with more energy and a boosted immunity, a smoother running system and a more alert, fitter mind. And no: detoxing doesn’t just mean gnawing on sticks of celery or complete self-denial. At least not at the top destinations we have personally selected for you: whether it be in tropical Thailand, mountainous Austria, chic Dubai or – of course – our very own Netherlands. When combined with massages, yoga, meditation, individual guidance and super-deluxe accommodation, detoxing is a true wellness experience. Get ready to feel reborn. Read more about the various approaches to detoxing, here. 


1) Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary, Thailand

Kamalaya is something you simply have to experience first-hand, because words just cannot describe the level of personal supervision, individualised treatments and unrivalled environment here. Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary sits on the former meditation site of monks. Surrounded by green and with ocean views, here, you’ll detox in tranquillity and comfort. Every last detail has been thought of, and there is a selection of different programme types to choose from – from basic to comprehensive, with the option of one-to-one coaching and customised therapies. Put simply: a stay at this serene 5* oasis is synonymous with an unforgettable experience. 
In Kamalaya you can follow a detox program of 3 nights, 5 nights, 7 nights, 9 nights and 14 nights. It is always possible to lengthen your stay.

Price indication: €€€€

Puurenkuur benefits:

  • Spa gift voucher worth €150 p.p.
  • 10% discount on accommodation rate for single occupancy
  • 20% discount on accommodation rate for hillside rooms for single occupancy
  • 1 free night for returning guests 


2) SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain

Detoxing has never been so delicious! This 5* resort elevates light, macrobiotic meals to a culinary art. A combination of movement and relaxation results in a complete experience; whereby eastern treatments are paired with a western take on health and wellbeing. Think tai chi, ayurveda, yoga and acupuncture in a modern, sleek design environment, plus the latest scientific insights. All atop a mountain with spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. SHA Wellness Clinic means vitality and luxury at the highest level – without a hint of sacrifice in sight. The detox program at SHA is bookable for 7 nights and for 14 nights

Price indication: €€€€

Puurenkuur benefits:

  • Spa gift voucher worth €150 p.p.
  • Free early check-in and late check-out
  • VIP welcome ritual including massage (min. 7 nights)


3) Landgoed de Wilmersberg, the Netherlands

Did you know that a weekend alone of detoxing can do a world of good? At exclusive, rustic country estate de Wilmersberg, a cure consists of light and healthy meals, supplemented by fresh fruit and vegetable juices. In between meals, nature walks in the stunning landscape of Twente calm the mind, and the body can relax at the brand new wellness centre or during yoga and mediation classes. The truly personal attention this 4* resort is known for will make for a weekend break you’ll wish would never end. More information about our detox, relaxation & yogaweekend can be found here.

Price indication: €

Puurenkuur benefits:


  • Free late check-out
  • No single occupancy surcharge 


4) Absolute Sanctuary, Thailand

Marrakesh meets Thailand. This glorious boutique wellness resort, located on the tropical island of Koh Samui, is designed in a warm Moroccan style. At Absolute Sanctuary, guests get to detox in a fairy-tale Arabian Nights setting and can choose from a range of detox possibilities. Juice cleanses – whereby creative fruit shakes and vegetable juices replace solid food – are one option. Raw food menus based on raw vegetables, nuts, seeds and fruit are another detox option, as are light meals. Also a yoga- and Pilates paradise, this is the destination for a truly magical detox wellness holiday. There are different detox programs with a minimum stay of 7 nights at Absolute Sanctuary, including the basic detox, the signature detox and the intensive detox

Price indication: €€€

Puurenkuur benefits:


  • Spa gift voucher worth €100 p.p.
  • Free room upgrade
  • Free participation in all yoga- and meditation classes
  • Free return airport transfer
  • 1 free night for bookings of 7 nights 


5) Longevity Cegonha Country Club, Portugal

Convinced that wellness holidays are costly affairs? Not the case. As proven by Longevity Cegonha Country Club. With a Portuguese design featuring lots of terracotta and a classic, simple interior, this charming and affordable resort offers high quality juice cleanses. Yoga, Pilates and walks in the green surroundings are also part of the cures. What’s more, thanks to an adults-only policy, you can detox in peace and quiet whilst the children say home. In serious need of some exclusive me-time? This is your chance! You can choose for a 3 night detox or 7 night detox.

Price indication: €€

Puurenkuur benefits:


  • Free spa treatment (min. 3 nights)
  • Free spa gift voucher worth €50 p.p. or €75 p.p.


6) Shanti-Som, Spain

A steady favourite in the wellness range for many years already, this 4* resort is a must in the detox destination top ten. Shanti-Som captures the beauty and serenity of Bali within the wonderful setting of Andalusia. Juice cleanses and light meals are used as a means of detoxing, accompanied by excellent one-to-one guidance and personal support. Private and intimate yet luxurious and comfortable, you can’t help but find yourself here. At Shanti-Som it is possible to do the 3 nights Turbo Detox program or the detox of 6 nights

Price indication: €€€

Puurenkuur benefits:

  • 15% early booking discount
  • Free return transfers from Malaga airport, or free relaxation massage
  • 2x participation in group yoga classes
  • Free gift voucher worth €80 p.p. for returning guests 


7) MasQi – The Energy House, Spain

An aptly chosen name, because energy is definitely what you’ll gain through a stay at this intimate boutique wellness resort. And buckets of it! A stylish 19th century farmhouse in the centre of a nature reserve forms the backdrop to your detox programme, which consists of juice cleanses and light meals based on a macrobiotic diet. Fear not of carrots and cucumber alone, because healthy and cleansing food is a thoroughly culinary experience here. Yoga and meditation contribute to the revitalising experience that MasQi offers, as does the hotel’s adults-only policy. Bet you anything you come home fully recharged. More information about the detox program of minimum 7 nights stay in MasQi can be found here.

Price indication: €€€

Puurenkuur benefits:

  • Free 50-minute massage 
  • Free return transfers from Alicante airport


8) Sianji Wellbeing Resort, Turkey

Are you someone who likes to dot the ‘i’s and cross the ‘t’s? If so, this 5* resort – luxury yet affordable - is what you’re looking for. Sianji Wellbeing Resort has is own, separate detox centre where consults with the specialist and specific treatments take place. In addition, you’ll receive lots of extra information on a healthy lifestyle. As for the cure itself, choose between juice cleanses or raw food. You can make unlimited use of the spa, and yoga- and Pilates classes are free to attend. Oh, and by the way, sun and sea will both be present on the beautiful Turkish coast. More information about the detox in Sianji can be found here.

Price indication: €€

Puurenkuur benefits:

  • Discounted prices for solo travellers 
  • Free spa treatments with 5-night stay


9) The Retreat Palm Dubai

The Retreat Palm Dubai Mgallery opened its doors in August 2017: amodern, innovative and super-deluxe beach resort, of which the Rayya Wellness Center forms the beating heart. With exclusive attention to personal service and comfort, there are few better destinations for a detox cure; the latter delivered in the form of a juice cleanse or light meals at this 5* hotel. The spa facilities and treatments are unrivalled, and the suites fitted with all mod cons. So if you want to experience first-hand just how deliciously decadent detoxing can be, this haven for body and soul is your answer. Here, you can follow a detox program of 3 nights, 5 nights, or 7 nights.

Price indication: €€€

Puurenkuur benefits:

  • Free spa gift voucher worth 300 AED p.p. with min. 3-night stay 
  • Free room upgrade 
  • Free 45-minute, personalised spa treatment for returning guests 


10) Park Igls, Austria

Doctor Mayr, inventor of the Mayr cure, believed that accumulated toxins in the intestines cause illness and premature ageing. He claimed that thoroughly cleansing the digestive system leads to a vastly improved sense of physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. And that’s just what you’ll experience after a detox cure in the Tyrolean Alps, where Health Retreat Parkhotel Igls hosts the best doctors, a comprehensive activity schedule and fantastic spa. All the possibilities for a Mayr cure can be found here.

Price indication: €€€

Puurenkuur benefits:

  • Free return transfers from Innsbruck airport 
  • Free 25-minute massage 


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