There’s no better way to spend some time off than to head off on a wellness retreat. Just imagine yourself lounging in a spa while someone gives you a luxurious massage or a pedicure. If you work hard during the week, using the weekend for a spa getaway will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.
Nowadays, there are many spas and wellness retreats, and whichever you choose, chances are you’ll have a great time. In case you’ve never been to a wellness retreat, you might find yourself puzzled as you mull over which necessities to bring.
Here are some wellness retreat must-haves:
1. Yoga Mat and Pants
If you’re a yoga enthusiast, you probably already own a yoga mat, but when you travel to a wellness retreat, it’s always better to bring your own instead of using theirs. Aside from being worn out, there’s also a chance that the yoga mats at your wellness retreat will be germy, so it’s always better to be safe than sorry. You can even get a cute yoga bag so that you can transport your mat more easily! You know how important quality yoga pants are, too, so buying a new pair won’t hurt, especially if yoga is your passion.
2. Sleeping Mask and Ear Plugs
Even if you’re a heavy sleeper, it’s always good to bring a sleeping mask to your wellness retreat outing. Some people struggle to fall asleep away from home, and wearing a sleeping mask can increase your sleep quality. The same goes for earplugs.Although wellness retreats aren’t known for their wild parties, using extra protection from any potential noise can only help you get a better night’s rest. If you’re otherwise busy with work, kids, and house duties, going to a spa, even for the weekend, is a great chance to get some sleep without anyone else disturbing you.
3. Your Moisturiser
A good skin cream with a variety of moisturising properties is a total retreat must-have. Whether you have dry or oily skin, skipping your moisturising routine can lead to skin issues that you’d rather not have. Many brands offer travel-sized moisturizers, so instead of carrying a full bottle, now you can bring just the right amount of product for your trip. Also, be sure to pack sunscreen as well because there’s no bigger threat to healthy skin than violent UV rays. And if the spa sells cosmetics, feel free to try out some new products!
Most spas have swimming pools, which is always a plus. Almost everyone loves lounging by a swimming pool, and the only thing you need is something pretty to wear while you sunbathe. What’s classier than a gorgeous one-piece swimsuit from Australia, a country we know for its beaches and swimming culture? Even though bikinis have dominated the swimsuit scene for a long time, it seems that their reign is slowly coming to an end. It’s always better to buy the perfect swimsuit ahead of time than to frantically search for the it the day before the trip.
5. Something To Read
There’s no better rest than sipping a drink while immersing yourself into a fantasy world to escape your mundane, everyday life. If you have a number of books on your reading list but no time to read them, your wellness retreat trip is a perfect opportunity to catch up. You can even bring an e-reader, since they’re much lighter and take up less space. Don’t feel ashamed to pack books that you genuinely enjoy. So what if they’re all trashy romance novels? You do you; there’s no need to apologise to anybody!
6. A Wraparound Garment
Many spa retreats offer their own towels, but it’s always better to bring one of yours. You can take along a pareo, which can be used as a beach towel, a sarong, or even a blanket. They come in many colours, patterns, and sizes, so choosing a pareo that fits your style shouldn’t be a problem. Still, the most popular pareos are those with bright colours and Middle Eastern or Asian motifs. If you want, you can wear your pareo as a skirt or dress, too. Just be sure to tie it properly!
If you are setting off to a wellness retreat,these 6 items are essential to your packing list. Whatever you bring with you, don’t forget to have a good time, relax, and treat yourself to a weekend off!