The Island Wellness Index

The Island Wellness Index

Posted on April 09, 2024 in Health, Things to do, Travel News

The World's Top Islands for a Relaxing Getaway

Seeking a tranquil retreat from the hustle and bustle of daily life? The Wellness Island Index is your guide to the ultimate destinations for relaxation and rejuvenation.

At Ibiza Summer Villas, we value the essence of a holiday that revitalises the spirit and body. That’s why our index is designed to highlight the world's best islands for a truly relaxing experience.

Our index evaluates six critical wellness-related factors: air quality, the number of hiking trails, vegan and vegetarian restaurant options, wellness retreats, yoga and pilates facilities, and health clubs and gyms. Here's what our comprehensive research reveals about the top serene island destinations.

The Finest in Relaxation: The Top Three

Mykonos, a gem in the Aegean Sea, takes the crown in our index, excelling with top rankings across several categories. The island is celebrated for its varied wellness scene, ranking second for yoga and pilates facilities and 4th for both spas and vegan/vegetarian restaurant options. The availability of health clubs and gyms also ranks high, placing 3rd, ensuring that for every individual, indulging in a relaxing holiday is paved with variety and luxury.

Phuket claims the second spot, a testament to its exceptional wellness facilities. It stands out with the highest number of health clubs and gyms (61) and the most number of spas (510), setting the gold standard for relaxation and rejuvenation. Those seeking a healthy culinary experience will delight in Phuket's 231 vegan and vegetarian restaurant options, making it an all-encompassing wellness destination.

Usually known for its nightlife, Ibiza ranks third overall as one of the best places to go for a holistic wellness retreat. Its impressive 38 wellness retreats and 30 yoga and Pilates options reflect a dedication to mind-body harmony. The island's commendable air quality, positioned 25th, and generous sunshine, amounting to 2,755 hours a year, complement its wellness scene, making it a balanced choice for a refreshing holiday.

Each island has its own allure when it comes to wellness attributes:

For nature experiences, Pag leads with its superior air quality and hiking trails, inviting you to reconnect with nature. If healthy dining is a priority, Santorini is unparalleled with its 425 vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants. For those whose wellness is synonymous with yoga and Pilates, Koh Phangan offers the serene settings and quality facilities you desire. And when it comes to spending time relaxing in spas, Phuket once again proves itself as the ultimate destination.

Whether it's becoming one with nature on hiking trails, savouring new and healthy foods, indulging in holistic practices, working out in the best fitness facilities, or unwinding in luxurious spas, our Wellness Island Index is tailored to help you find your perfect retreat. With Ibiza Summer Villas, embark on a journey to discover your sanctuary, where wellness and luxury converge for the ultimate relaxation experience.