Sometimes you just need rest and down time – with no obligation to do one little thing. Here you’ll find the retreats in our collection which might offer optional activities, but where the focus is on having treatments, gentle movement and plenty of time out to read, write, chat, lie around or stare out at a far horizon. Choose a luxury destination spa to be cosseted and pampered with beauty rituals and treatments, or a more intimate holistic hideaway to recharge and regroup. These retreats are great if you want to take a friend or family member, and some offer self catering so everything is on your terms and in your time. Welcome to the lighter side of retreating.