Bali silent retreat

The top 6 wellness retreats in Bali

Rest, relaxation, and recharging: a trip to the island of the Gods can be as good for your soul as it is for your tan. There are enough health, wellness, and meditation retreats in Bali to shake an incredibly chilled stick at, so it can be hard to know which ones offer a slice of heaven, and which ones don’t quite make the cut. Luckily, we’re here to sort the wheat from the chaff so you don’t have to stress about destressing.

Mount Batur

Hashtag Highlights: The Instagrammer’s Guide to Bali

Rainforests, beaches, and mountains: in three hours in Bali you can see all the above and then some. This diversity makes it the perfect place for any budding photographers to get in some snaps that will wow even the most ardent of feed scrollers. Cameras at the ready, because here’s your photographers guide to Bali for the ultimate shots for the gram. #Wishyouwerehere…

Barbados Coast


It’s here that most travel guides would begin an in-depth (and overly wordy) review of the softest sand on various Barbados beaches. You’ll find no such granular analysis here. Yes, the beaches are eye-poppingly scenic, and the palms sway ever-so gently, but you’re here for so much more than that. Barbados holidays can see you scampering into sea caves, reflecting on the historic significance of plantations, plucking guavas fresh from the tree or straddling a steed to gallop through the waves. Trust us, the sand grade will be the least of your concerns. Oh, and for a relatively small fee you can even dress like a mermaid and pose for pictures. Which may clue you in to the fact that Bajan’s don’t take life too seriously – and it shows.