Last Updated on November 12, 2018 by Editor
In our guide to the Best Beach Yoga Retreats around the world we feature the hottest retreats and hotels to get your daily dose of sand, sea and sun salutations.
This is the second in the series of our Soulful Summer Guide series. You can read the first one, sharing all our favourite spa’s and wellness hangouts in Ibiza here.
Beach Yoga Retreats in Greece
Join us for a 7 night summer beach yoga retreat on the beach in Corfu! Offering a beautiful yet tranquil alternative to the bustling, cosmopolitan beach of Acharavi, Almyros is a peaceful paradise escape.
Perfect for those looking to take a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Just Relax is a beach yoga retreat, which allows guests to unwind in its tranquil environment.
We welcome couples; solo travellers and friends who’d like to combine their love of yoga with a sunshine holiday.
Located within the stunning Greek island of Corfu, our experienced and inspiring yoga teachers will challenge your mind and body, encouraging you to enhance your overall wellbeing through daily practice of yoga techniques.
With its rich, mountainous landscape, Corfu offers a beautiful view to its visitors. The Northern area of the island has preserved its natural and architectural environment, making it popular with visitors and locals alike.
Dominated by mountains, the island has a never ending expanse of rolling hills and blossoming trees, bursting with lush vegetation. Coastal areas offer tranquil white sandy beaches, while the shimmering blue sea provides a perfect backdrop to the green Corfiot countryside.
The house is located right on the beach where you can spend your days chilling out in between the meals and yoga. Check dates and book.
Are you looking for a get-away from the everyday routine in exchange for self-discovery and adventure?. Our rediscover yourself beach yoga retreat hosted in Greece this summer has all you need to reconnect to that spark within your true self.
Enjoy 10 nights in the morphological region of Leondio (just a 3 hour bus ride from Athens) and immerse yourself in yoga and meditation on the beautiful beach, two day trips, to Nafplio and Argos), self-care and rejuvenation.
Led with the intention of adventure, self-love, and spiritual growth, explore the wonders of the world, create life-long relationships, push yourself to new limits, grow in your yoga practice, cultivate more love and compassion, gain a deeper sense of mindfulness and get yourself from a state of Balance to Bliss.
Come join us in the wonderland that is Greece. Fall in love with its beauty, as well as with yours. Check dates and book.
Rosita Jan has teamed up with yoga, pilates and fitness teacher Alexandra Teliou to create this incredible wellness escape in Greece to celebrate our one wild and precious life!.
On a glorious and peaceful setting in a rural environment 2.5 kilometres south of the cosmopolitan Kallithea and 1.5 kms before the traditional village of Kryopigi, on Kassandra, lies the most legendary peninsula of Halkidiki.
Situated just above a beautiful cove, with a smooth sandy beach descending gently to the water’s edge. Think gorgeous, natural sand that goes on forever and crystal clear, sparkling turquoise blue waters.
Spend 5 nights with us at the beautiful 4 star Alexander The Great Beach Hotel, on a shared or private Sea View Room basis.
Expect delicious and nourishing breakfasts and dinners each day, 1-2 yoga classes with Rosita and Alexandra; group Stand Up Paddling and SUP Yoga lessons; trekking experience with our knowledgeable and experienced local guides; a cruise trip exploring the neighbouring Greek islands; free time to relax and chill by the pool; optional cooking class and interactive theatre and dining experience plus all the adventure and fun that you can handle!.
This retreat is ideal for all travellers looking to enjoy good company in a relaxed, safe, and healthy environment. Come and connect with nature, and the community of likeminded individuals. Check dates and book.
Beach Yoga Retreats in Thailand
Our all inclusive fitness YogaCoreCycle program has been conceived by Samahita Retreat founder, Paul Dallaghan, and programmed by athlete trainer and movement expert, Arielle Nash-Degagne, combining over 40 years of experience in the world of yoga, health and fitness.
The program offers a level of activity and rejuvenation that covers all aspects of human functioning across yoga asana, both dynamic and restorative, meditation and breath, core strength and cardio workouts, combined with our delicious and healthy food offering.
What’s on offer through the YCC program encourages you to achieve optimal health, not only physically but also emotionally and mentally. All that’s needed is your engagement and participation—most of which happens directly at the beach!.
Dedicated Yoga sessions involve meditation and breath work followed by foundational and grounding yoga pose classes.
Core combines functional fitness, core and strength work with TRXs, Bosus, stability balls, Uggis and more to work all muscle groups of the body in a unique fitness combo.
Our dynamic Cycle classes combine fun, music and cardio in a high intensity sea-view work out.
The combined focus and effort serves to highlight mental and physical stability, strength training, balance, agility, weight loss and cardio in one fully integrated health and fitness program.
The best part – it’s all open and optional. You can choose to take all of the classes, or select those that suit you depending on your time, interest and energy. Check dates and book.
Add not just years to your life, but life to your years! Our all-inclusive detox programs help you to rediscover your vibrant health and well-being. Where necessary, these programs can also help target areas of imbalance in your life.
From our range of detox and cleansing programs, to more focused weight loss and de-stress programs, our specially designed blend of treatments, nutrition and support ensure you meet your health goals.
With years of experience in taking care of the body and mind and working with detox approaches, Samahita offers both the environment and holistic program to give you the best value in a holistic detox experience.
From supplements, to targeted bodywork, to leading-edge infrared sauna technology, to colon hydrotherapy and regular meetings with our health coach, you will come to know a new dimension of wellness possible within.
You will also receive information and guidance about how to keep newfound habits alive and work the wisdom from this experience into your lifestyle.
We do not claim to be medical experts or offer such advice. As a leading Thailand Detox resort, we are, however, deeply immersed in healthy, holistic living and carry with us our experience of detox and balanced living.
As a result we offer you a positive, purpose-built, complete and supportive environment in which to enjoy your detox program. Check dates and book.
Layana Resort and Spa is a luxurious adults-only hideaway set amidst the azure blue waters of the Andaman Sea, Koh Lanta Yai, an idyllic tropical island in the South of Thailand, with pristine beaches backed by lush tropical greenery and forested hills.
Located on 3 kilometers of the white sandy Phra-Ae-Beach and harmonising with its secluded surroundings in a way that is distinctly Asian, the resort blends pampered luxury with a fresh, open and natural ambience.
Translated from the Sanskrit language “Layana” means “a pause in time”; in keeping with this ethos, Layana Resort and Spa is committed to creating an exclusive haven of luxury where the world revolves around you.
To extend our commitment to the luxury of time and rejuvenation power of an island holiday, we have just completed an ambitious upgrade and expansion of our wellness facilities. Guests can enjoy a completely new experience at our “Wellness Zone.”
After an invigorating workout in our new and ultra-modern gym facilities or pre/post a soothing massage, refresh or take laps at the new wellness pool.
The pool uses saltwater treatment, nature’s very own purifier and cleaning agent, which aids in skin recovery, is great for joint pain, and has far less irritants when compared to chlorinated pools.
Our Fusion Fitness retreat packages are offered for 4, 7 or 10 nights. Check dates and book.
Beach Yoga Retreats in Spain
Azulfit’s Lotus Retreat in Corralejo, Fuerteventura, Canary Islands is a little oasis for you to experience an unforgettable beach yoga holiday.
Salute to the sun as it rises over the ocean, explore the endless white sandy beaches or learn to surf in the beautiful turquoise ocean.
With world-class instruction from a team of international instructors, an inclusive full body massage and delicious, wholesome breakfasts, the Azulfit retreat is made for holidays that enliven body, mind and spirit.
The Azulfit Lotus Retreat is perfectly placed for relaxation and respite, just a short walk from Waikiki beach in Corralejo, Fuerteventura.
Designed with solo travellers, friends, couples and groups in mind, the Azulfit Lotus Retreat is perfect for those looking to combine the relaxation and chilled vibe of a beach holiday with the benefits of a well-being retreat.
Yoga, Pilates, meditation and massage are perfectly combined with white sand beaches, water sports and delicious local cuisine, or you can simply relax by the pool at the beautiful villa accommodation. Check dates and book.
Costa Calida Spanish are delighted to invite you to the beautiful Bay of Mazarron with its unspoilt blue flag beaches for one of our week’s bespoke holidays. This holiday will be held in spring and autumn when the weather can be glorious.
Your holiday will include yoga practices in a beautiful studio overlooking the sea, a relaxed informal Spanish lesson over lunch, Pilates classes, historical visits, guided excursions so you can learn about the area, wine tasting, cycle rides, activities and much more.
Of course all activities are optional. If you prefer to relax in the apartment or have time at the beach…the choice is yours.
The afternoons will be spent on various activities and fascinating trips learning about the local history, visiting local historic sites, optional walks, wine tasting, cycle rides depending on the weather and of course what everyone would like to do.
The area is steeped in history from prehistoric times to Phoenician, Roman and with many places of interest and excavated sites. A visit to Cartagena is a must to see the roman amphitheatre and excavations and the town of Mazarron to see the stunning mining features and old mining industry.
If you prefer to do your own thing on our Pilates Holidays and just relax the choice is yours. We can also organise fitness, walking, hiking, scuba diving, snorkelling, boat trips, dolphin boat trips (depending on weather) golf, tennis and much more.
Mazarron itself and the coastal areas are separated by Sierra de las Moreras, Sierra de las Herrerias and Sierra del Algorrabo being the ideal area for the practice of outdoor activities such as walking, hiking, cycling or climbing. If this is your thing, we can arrange this for you.
Single travellers, solo travellers, couples and small groups are all welcomed on our Pilates Holidays. We will look after you all the time during your stay. Check dates and book.
Join us for a 5 night beach Yoga and Pilates retreat by the sea and immerse yourself in gorgeous sunshine, big open blue skies, fresh sea air, beach time and feast on delicious healthy food.
Plus, super experienced yoga and pilates teachers will help you open, lengthen, quieten and strengthen your body with two classes a day with time in between to explore this stunningly beautiful area with the optional biking, hiking, horse trekking or simply relax by the pool with a great book and soak up the sun’s rays.
Based at a 300 year old olive farm – now a 4* country house hotel – set in acres of orange and olive groves near the sea. This peaceful setting is the perfect base to get away from your normal routine and get a fresh perspective on life.
Whether your a keen beginner or have a regular yoga or Pilates practice, this retreat will meet you where you are with small groups of 12 and classes for beginners and intermediates/advanced plus workshops to help progress and deepen your practice.
And don’t worry, these retreats are super relaxed. So if there is a morning where you want to sleep in, please do. If there’s an afternoon you would stay longer by the pool and skip class, that’s ok! Whatever you feel you need, please do. Check dates and book.
See Yoga Holidays Gran Canaria are located in Las Palmas, a place known for its all year long summer, right in the beach promenade of la Playa de Las Canteras, a 12 kilometers beach which is considered one of the best urban beaches in Europe.
The Canary Islands are known for their eternal summer weather, so you can enjoy your holidays at the beach all year long.
We want to give you the opportunity to let yoga be your daily companion, merge into the Canarian lifestyle, meet new people, connect to nature and have a time for yourself.
An invitation to leave your “musts” behind and just live your holiday as you please. We want to give you what we love, so we offer you daily yoga classes and all sort of activities to discover Gran Canaria, experience something new or simply relax and chill.
Your non yogi partner will also have its place and you will be able to enjoy both your yoga practice and the pleasure of sharing. Because we believe that above all, the best way to be healthy is to be happy.
The neighborhood where we are located is very quiet, secure and warm, so you can have all the facilities of being in a city, but in a soft and calm atmosphere. Las Palmas is a charming city which still keeps its Latin American colonial influences, making it colorful, joyful and kind.
It also has a lot of different kind of nice restaurants where you will be able to eat all sorts of food from all over the world. Our cute yoga studio is from 5 to 10 minutes walk from all our accommodations as it is the rooftop where we teach some of our lessons. Check dates and book.
Beach Yoga Retreats in Italy
Developed in the 1980’s when Forte Village Resort’s medical team joined the Italian Thalassotherapy School, Aquaforte Spa’s new approach to detoxification draws on the healing properties of seawater to restore and rebalance the body.
Beyond the Thalasso SPA and pools, Forte Village Resort’s all-encompassing approach to health and fitness includes a Sports Medicine Centre, Cosmetic Medicine Centre and extensive offering of sport, training, spa therapies, healing treatments and personal counseling services.
Forte Village is known for having revolutionised the world of thalassotherapy, creating a totally original and extraordinarily effective method for detoxing, rejuvenating and improving the body.
The resort is set in 120 acres of beautiful gardens on the white sandy shores of the Mediterranean and sheltered by the mountains, Sardinia’s sub-tropical climate enjoys 300 days of sunshine every year.
The Acquaforte medical team offers tailor made wellness programmes plus a daily activity programme: Anti-Ageing, Thalasso Detox, Stay Healthy and Weight-loss. Check dates and book.
Join us for our Amalfi Coast Yoga Retreat, our newest addition of YOGA + FOOD + FORM. Besides a daily yoga class (and on this Amalfi retreat, it will be a class overlooking the sea!), we will also enjoy many walks around the breathtaking scenery on the Amalfi Coast as well as a day walking one of Italy’s most renowned scenic hikes.
A meditation walk will be included in our Amalfi Coast yoga retreat as well. “FLAVORS” – We’ll not only balance the week with the healthy “form” part of the retreat, but also with learning about and experiencing first hand the amazing flavors of this region.
Each day we’ll be able to enjoy mouth-watering cuisine, as well as take part in tastings from wine and olive oil, to cheeses, pastries, and lemons.
From award-winning restaurants to family farms and kitchens, learning and enjoying the food will be an added bonus to working up an appetite during our classes and walks!
Our day trips will allow us to experience the many unique landscapes and activities that this area has to offer.
We will begin our week with a lemon tour + cooking class, as well as a tasting of the region’s famous mozzarella – both while visiting the famous nearby towns of Ravello and Amalfi.
We’ll take a day trip by private boat to the nearby island of Capri to see the chic sites of this beautiful “blue island” as well as visit to a winery with a tour and tasting of the wines that hail from this region.
Other days on our Amalfi Coast yoga retreat will be filled with time to relax by the private pool, and nearby beach, as well as a hike on the Sentiero degli Dei, one of Amalfi’s most famous paths on our way to Positano for a lunch.
We’ll end the week with a day at a 5* spa being pampered with treatments and time to relax before ending the week with another scrumptious meal. Check dates and book.
Beach Yoga Retreats in Turkey
The Sunshine Retreat is the perfect yoga getaway at Suleyman’s Garden, carved into terraces of abundant fruits and vegetables, nestled in the pine forests that cascade down to the Mediterranean.
There are breathtaking sea views and sunsets from the dining terrace and yoga shalas. The accommodation is in very comfortable stone or wooden cabins with verandahs, shaded by vines and flowers.
Dappled sunshine, yoga, forests, the wild seashore and the ripening fruits in the gardens; this is a retreat, an escape to Eden and far removed from the bustling tourist routes, a hideaway beneath the mountains for those who seek a space of peace.
A taste of old Turkey on the Lycian Way and a potent venue to reveal delight through an immersive yoga programme that dives into the body, breath and heart.
The retreat experience is liberating and the perfect way to move forward lighter and freer, fitter and healthier – a more contented you.
This is a yoga retreat for those wishing to delve deeper into the practices and teachings of yoga.
There are local walks in the forest and along the coast, fantastic swimming in the sea and trips available by boats to secluded beaches. Fethiye is a half hour drive away with its historic hammam and vibrant market. Check dates and book.
Beach Yoga Retreats in the Caribbean
Our annual healthfulness retreat is the perfect place to recharge, reflect and refocus for 7 nights.
Held in a beautiful beach front villa in Jambiani, a coastal village on the South East of the island, let the Indian Ocean’s waves wake you up in the morning and put you to sleep at night.
Eat the freshest locally grown produce from the village and taste the catch of the day from the fisherman from the turquoise sea.
Start you day with a revitalising yoga practice and build your day with inspiring workshops, classes and trips.
Or opt for quiet time journaling, painting or relaxing around the pool. Make heartfelt connections with fellow kindred spirits looking for that experience of a lifetime.
The town is a close-knit vibrant village made up of artisans and fisherman. A friendly, welcoming community, where you’ll here the say “Jambo” hello each time you pass a native. Check dates and book.
Beach Yoga Retreats in the UK
Join us for our Yoga Surf Retreat Cornwall for 3, 4 or 7 nights this summer. We have returned to Cornwall after a break, and we are so excited to share this adventure with you!.
We have relocated to the beautiful area of St Agnes. This area is known for its outstanding natural beauty and from the TV series Poldark, so imagine a dramatic coastline with crashing waves and stunning beaches.
Our yoga and surf retreat Cornwall is very popular!. Energise with 1.5 hours of yoga in the morning and after brunch, the day is yours to be as active or relaxed as you like.
Try surfing, explore the gorgeous beaches nearby or treat yourself to a cream tea! Restore with 1.5 hours of yoga in the evening followed by a two-course healthy vegetarian evening meal.
Whether you are a surf pro, a yoga pro or a complete beginner at either, the combination of yoga with surfing will enhance your balance, concentration and flexibility to help you get up on the board and stay on!.
Your accommodation in Cornwall is simply stunning. It is a traditional Cornish stone farmhouse that has been recently renovated to 5 star luxury. Set in 15 acres of private grounds with a woodland with a stream running through it and rolling hills with breath taking views of the Mithian Valley. Check dates and book.
Beach Yoga Retreats in Portugal
Join Yogaion for an unforgettable Nourish, Yoga and Surf Retreat and experience the most amazing settings of the Algarvian west coast of Portugal.
In a stunning eco, ocean view beach house, set amidst a coastal national park. It’s completely self sustainable and off the grid. All the electricity comes from solar panels and the water is provided from a well.
Come and experience a wonderful, nourishing mixture of superb Iyengar based yoga, great surf by highly qualified teachers and the best healthy, nutritious, yummy food.
For the guests that will join the Yoga and Nourish package there will be an amazing mindfulness session, a wonderful treatment and inspiring healthy cooking workshops.
This retreat is the perfect package for those who want a bit of everything! 10 Yoga classes, 3 days of surf with a highly qualified and experienced surf teacher and a cooking workshop on the surf-free day to learn some of the delicious recipes that are being prepared. All combined with yummy healthy food for ultimate nourishment.
The surf will give you a chance to connect with the ocean and see some of the most beautiful beaches around.
During the retreats the groups will be kept small no more than 8-10 surfing yogis, so that everyone get’s the personal attention they need and the ambience can become one of friends. Check dates and book.
Beach Yoga Retreats in Croatia
Join the Joy of the Mediterranean for a relaxing, rejuvenating, and detoxing Yoga and wellness weekend retreat in Croatia.
This is the perfect opportunity to refill and restore your energy under the Mediterranean sun surrounded by crystal blue seas, and bring your body and mind into balance with daily yoga classes, meditation and breathing exercises.
The extensive local knowledge of the retreat team ensures that you will enjoy the best authentic sights, flavors and experiences of Croatia. Located in the gorgeous and unspoiled location of the enchanting Korcula Island.
You will enjoy hikes through Korcula’s lush and unspoiled wild fields, explore hidden bays of breathtaking beauty and experience an excursion to the magical naturural park of island Mlijet, with its salt lakes, bicycle wine tour to the famous Croatian wine region on Peljesac and most of all to discover all the joys of Mediterranean and have a lot of fun in the process
The experienced team will provide you with personal services to ensure that your stay is comfortable, pleasurable, and ensuring that you will enjoy the most authentic sights, flavors and experiences of Croatia.
Hotels offering beach yoga classes
Located on Belle Isle, steps away from the action on South Beach, The Standard Spa, Miami Beach is less a “hotel,” and more a spa with guest rooms.
Set amidst peaceful tropical gardens, the breezy, soothing rooms feature private terraces, many with outdoor soaking tubs, as well as an indoor and outdoor hydrotherapy playground, complimentary to hotel guests.
The Spa encourages the communal rituals of ancient bathing traditions and serves as a hub for sessions by some of the world’s top yogis and treatments by expert practitioners.
Incorporating the ancient and the modern, The Standard Spa’s Yoga and Fitness programme encourages exploration and conditioning through daily classes, workshops and special programs from beginner to advanced levels.
Whether you’re still attempting downward-facing dog or you’ve mastered durvasana, there is a a class to fit your needs.
The wide selection of classes allows practitioners to explore various yoga and meditation disciplines under the guidance of our renowned instructors. Read reviews and book.
Amàre Marbella is a unique hotel in Costa del Sol that brings together the perfect ingredients for a delightful stay: it’s an adults only hotel, on the beachfront and close to Marbella’s old town.
The beautiful Mediterranean shore will be right in your lap without your feet even touching the sand. Would you like to order a cocktail while sunbathing? Just press a button.
Increasing numbers of people are taking advantage of summer getaways to pamper themselves, and even try out activities that they don’t have time for during the rest of the year.
If this sounds familiar and you’ve been wanting to get into the world of yoga, stay for a few days at Amàre Marbella a design hotel recommended for adults, and sign up for the Iyengar yoga classes run there.
If the weather’s good, classes are held outside with sea views, where you can time your breathing with the lapping waves and relax as you feel the morning rays of sun awaken your senses.
You’ll also get the chance to discover the benefits of this discipline, which is very well known for its therapeutic properties. Read reviews and book.
A luxury eco hotel, just for grown ups, on the edge of the Ocean. Imagine views of cliff, sea and sky at every moment, light airy spaces designed to connect you to the outdoors. It’s hard to describe the unique atmosphere of the Scarlet.
Think of being cared for like you would be in the house of a friend, of many spaces to unwind, from meadow gardens to cliff top hot tubs, an Ayurvedic inspired spa, relaxation lounges, fireside, poolside.
Classes are complementary to hotel guests and day spa guests. Two, three and four night spa breaks are also available. Try their Scarlet Summertime Break.
Early summer is a wonderful time to visit the north Cornish coast: the crowds have not yet arrived, but the sunshine has.
Take the opportunity to enjoy an indulgent two-night break complete with some of our favourite Scarlet experiences: a hot tub overlooking the beautiful Mawgan Porth beach below and an indulgent Scarlet Afternoon Tea. Read reviews and book.
Under the cerulean blue of the cloudless Aegean sky, wrapped in the emerald waters of Ornos bay, and enjoying gasp-inducing views of the infinite horizon, Kivotos peacefully, yet imperiously nestles above its own private beach.
Masterfully built along a rocky slope, it dazzles with the spectacular architecture and interior design of its rooms, suites and private villa, its stunning collection of contemporary artworks and antiques, exceptional bespoke service, and ultra-convenient location, merely few minutes away from Mykonos Town.
This 5 star iconic hotel gracefully, yet powerfully reflects a sophisticated artsy elegance, unparalleled luxury and posh exclusivity, unveiling a world-class beachfront resort for the traveling elite.
Kivotos in Mykonos Greece offers yoga classes, which take place on the deck of the hotel’s private beach, right by the waters. The instructors’ goal is to inspire the practice of stilling the mind, creating a state of cosmic bliss, absolute internal balance, and meditation, which, combined with the stunning natural beauty of the surroundings are heavenly relaxing.
Courses are held in the morning – more active and invigorating exercises before the weather gets too hot – and in the evening – more restorative, relaxing and muscle-soothing routines. Read reviews and book.
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