Men-tal Reset: Great Wellness Retreats For Men

From fitness activities to relaxing treatments, these spots offer amazing experiences for men seeking a well-deserved vacation.

This is an excerpt from Lifestyle Asia’s June 2023 Issue.

Whether for fitness, relaxation, or wellbeing, here are four retreats that combine wellness, action, fun, and chill-out time that men deserve. 


Hidden in the hills of San Diego County in California is Golden Door, a top-rated spa and resort that’s welcomed the world’s wealthy and other privileged guests since 1958. 

The Golden Door experience has been designed to empower guests to recalibrate themselves at the center of their own lives by tending to their bodies, their minds and their spirits. Six times a year, Golden Door hosts a male-only week during which up to 40 men put themselves at the luxurious care and indulgences of the resort. 

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Photo via Instagram @thegoldendoor

There is a schedule at the Door such as a massage and facial every day, sessions with fitness trainers, yoga classes, boxing classes, breathwork etc. which visitors are free to customize. When you arrive, you pick a “theme” or “goal” then have a one-on-one consultation to establish daily itineraries to achieve that goal. An ultra – exclusive and intimate experience awaits all male guests. Prepare to meet incredibly successful participants from celebrities, billionaires, CEOs and the like. However, this program encourages egos to be checked at the door as everyone here are equals. 

A men’s-only program is super rare. No other resort in the world offers a program strictly for male clients and this has been perfected by the Golden Door. Connect through Instagram @thegoldendoor.


Surf, Yoga, Beer is a New York City-based travel company focusing on global, local, and private fitness retreats. They curate adventures that push you out of your comfort zone. You get to travel the world with sublime people who live for adventure but appreciate moments of zen. Guests sign up to experience community, healthy routines, and a sense of belonging. 

Trips here include meditative yoga flows, big workouts, epic surf lessons, and even the hottest Salsa moves on the dance floor. Whether you sign up alone or with friends, everyone quickly agrees that it’s not the destination that matters, it’s how you experience that world and who is by your side. 

Photo via Instagram @surfyogabeer

If you want an ultimate island to island experience, you are up for a treat as Palawan is one of their paradise destination offerings. The trip here explores the remote islands with a traditional Filipino sailing boat. It will start in El Nido, located in the stunning Bacuit Bay, with a night in the more popular town to get acclimated, pick- up supplies, and get to know each other. Then it goes all the way up to Coron on Busuanga Island in the very north of the province of Palawan. 

With a remote island practically to yourself, the freshest food you’ll probably ever eat, oceans to be sailed on our very own traditional boat, extensive fitness programming by some of the best coaches in the industry, and much more is included in this adventure travel experience. 

These “disconnected from reality” vibes offer you the opportunity to take a step back, put everyone and everything back home on pause, and create moments you’ll share around the dinner table for years to come. It’s a place that reminds you that there really can be more to life than the nine to five. Connect through Instagram @surfyogabeer. 

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