Today, our world is strongly defined by the endless grind. Achieving good quality sleep has become an elusive luxury, particularly for those living in hectic and fast-paced urban areas. People often forget that rest is necessary to improve their health, maintain well-being, and increase productivity.
As a result, most find themselves burnt out and in dire need of a getaway. This constant need to maintain balance and to “escape” stress has given rise to sleep retreats or “sleep-cations,” a travel trend wherein people visit a destination to rejuvenate their bodies and enhance their sleeping patterns.
While not necessarily a new concept, sleep retreats have gained more popularity recently due to increased awareness about their health and well-being. More hotels and resorts are shifting their focus on providing holistic wellness programs and services catering to people yearning for a refreshing holiday, with a primary goal of reclaiming a healthy sleeping cycle.
If you’d like to treat yourself to a well-deserved pampering session, consider going on a sleep holiday. Here is our pick of the 12 best hotels and resorts worldwide that offer outstanding sleep programs and wellness treatments to revitalize your body, soothe your mind, and help you regain a healthy sleeping pattern.
1. The Park Hyatt New York (USA)
This upscale New York Hotel offers a one-of-a-kind Sleep Suite equipped with a Bryte Balance™ smart bed with a mattress that automatically adjusts to relieve pressure points and has varying firmness that changes throughout the sleeping stage. The bed is also equipped with Somnify™, a multisensory experience that combines the mattress’s soothing motions with sleep-inducing audio.
2. Royal Champagne Hotel and Spa (France)
This hotel in France offers a Royal Sleep Experience, which includes an overnight stay in a soundproofed suite equipped with high-quality linen and double blackout curtains to ensure peacefulness and ultimate relaxation. Added touches like sleep mists, melatonin-based supplement drops, satin sleeping masks, a Morphée box for meditation, and a “Sleeping Beauty” mocktail also elevate the experience.
3. The Cadogan, London (England)
The Cadogan takes sleep retreats further by partnering with Harley Street Hypnotherapist and Sleep Expert Malminder Gill to provide a dedicated Sleep Concierge. This unique service includes a sleep-inducing meditative recording, a pillow menu, weighted blankets, bedtime tea, and a scented pillow mist. For those who want to understand their sleep patterns better, an in-person session with Malminder Gill may also be scheduled upon request.
4. Six Senses Ibiza (Spain)
Ibiza, Spain is famously known as a party destination, so it might seem ironic that sleep retreat facilities exist here. Six Senses dared to go against the current to offer a unique Sleep Upgrade spa treatment that utilizes innovative technology to help you understand the quality of your sleep. This one-of-a-kind spa session enables you to get your sleep back on track through personal consultations, sleep tracking, and snooze-inducing amenities like moisture-wicking linens and specialty bedding.
5. AyurMa at Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru (Maldives)
If Maldives is on your bucket list, you’d be happy to know that Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru’s iconic spa, AyurMa, also offers a unique sleep ritual that not only helps you get a restful slumber but also allows you to immerse in the nighttime beauty of this fame tropical destination.
Set in a secluded jungle clearing with an outdoor bath and swinging bed, the Om Supti Night Spa Ritual eases the body and mind into a deep meditative state while relaxing the nervous system, relieving the spine, and reducing stress, which enhances your chances of getting a deep and refreshing rest.
6. Ananda in the Himalayas (India)
The ultimate sleep getaway awaits you at Ananda in the Himalayas in India with its Sleep Enhancement Program. This holistic program may be booked in three different durations: seven, fourteen, or twenty-one nights, guaranteeing the most relaxing escapade, which will surely help improve your sleep quality. The retreat has a customized approach that includes lifestyle modifications, dietary corrections, Ayurveda therapies, and traditional medicines that help remove complications from disturbed sleeping patterns.
7. REVĪVŌ, Bali (Indonesia)
If you’re heading to Bali for a relaxing escapade, check out REVĪVŌ’s Sleep Well Retreat. This comprehensive retreat package comes with daily mindful rituals, spa treatments, and movement classes aimed to help regulate your sleeping patterns, reduce insomnia, address sleep disruption issues, relieve stress, ease muscle pain, and improve overall health so you can keep on sleeping better even after your vacation is over.
8. The Farm at San Benito (Philippines)
This resort in the Philippines is famous for its tranquil atmosphere that provides a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of the city. But more than just its calming environment, the Farm at San Benito is also well-loved for its holistic health and wellness packages. One of their popular offerings is their Sleep Recovery program, which includes sleep induction therapy sessions, holistic health consultation, nutritional and fitness assessments, and a collection of Mindful Movement & Functional Fitness activities.
9. Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas (Thailand)
Phuket is one of the most-loved luxury destinations in Southeast Asia, with its vast array of experiences available for travelers yearning for the finest things in life. Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas aims to take the experience up a notch with its Sleep Restoration Program.
The program comes with TeleMed consultations, in-depth sleep tests to measure sleep quality, spa treatments, mindfulness activities, and therapies to help alleviate sleep problems. This program is perfect if you want to balance and improve your sleep hygiene while enjoying the breathtaking panorama of the endless blue sea and lush forests that Phuket is known for.
10. Kamalaya Koh Samui (Thailand)
Another resort in Thailand with stellar sleep retreat packages worth noting is Kamalaya in Koh Samui. Their Sleep Enhancement Wellness Program aims to create optimal physical and mental conditions to help support better sleep with the help of Wellness Consultants, TCM Practitioners, and Life Enhancement Mentors. This program is perfect for those who want to build better resilience against stress, calm the nervous system, and restore healthy sleeping patterns.
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11. Shangri-La Hotel (Singapore)
While going to a remote destination may be the top-of-mind choice for a relaxing sleep holiday, Shangri-La Singapore aims to prove that you can also experience the best sleep of your life right in the middle of the metro with their Better Sleep offer. This specially curated package includes tension-releasing neck and back massages, an in-room wellness dinner, and a Better Sleep Amenities Set, containing a shower gel, bath soaks, and pillow spray.
12. The Langham (multiple locations)
One of the biggest hotel chains offering a comprehensive sleep retreat program is The Langham. It provides the Sleep Matters by Chuan program in at least sixteen hotels worldwide. This global wellness program was created in collaboration with the World Sleep Society to help ensure you get a good night’s rest while traveling to locations and destinations that might be unfamiliar to you. The program includes services and amenities such as Chuan Breathing Exercises, in-room wellness amenities, a Sleep Matters Turndown Kit, and a specially curated music playlist.
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