• Katrina Julia

Top 7 Global Destinations for Wellness and Business Retreats

When I first started creating global transformational retreats, I researched the best global destinations for wellness retreats. While I and we have hosted transformational wellness and business retreats in Costa Rica, Cuba, London, and Barcelona, there are global destinations I have yet to explore for retreats!


Whether your dream is to travel to 7 Continents, attend and/or host retreats, or increase your adventures around the world, it takes a vision, faith, and action. By the time I reached 2 years old, I had traveled to 4+ countries. In 2017, I reached traveling to 27 countries ranging from Greece to countries in Central America like Costa Rica and everything in between including hosting global transformational retreats.


In 2014, while I started to pray, envision and write down traveling to 7 Continents, I developed a desire for community online and live as well. As Ie transformed from the inside out step by step, I shifted how I created a life and business I love long before 2020 and the pandemic.


In 2016, I started with creating transformational retreats to Costa Rica with community. In 2017 and 2018, this grew to Cuba, Barcelona, and London. At the same time, I could not deny the wonder of a vision of creating retreats in Bali, Egypt and Australia.


In creating and hosting global transformational retreats, I am constantly learning about locations and logistics. Based on my insights and experiences so far, here are the Top 7 Global Destinations for Wellness and Business Retreats.


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I love faith, wellness, business, marketing and travel. First place in my life is faith. Years ago, I felt led by God to create communities online and live. Traveling globally both solo and with communities for countless reasons is near and dear to my heart.


With each and every adventure globally, as well as every transformation retreat I have created and hosted, I became a new person with new insights & mindset.


I remember taking a leap of faith to plan Costa Rica retreat in 2016, Cuba Transform & Travel Retreats in 2017 for two retreats, and Barcelona and London for masterminds.


The journey continues with our upcoming retreat in Costa Rica in August 2021.


Along the way, there are top global destinations for wellness and business retreats that stand out.







 


1 Costa Rica

Costa Rica is rated as one of the top destinations for wellness and business retreats for more reasons than one. Whether it's on Harper's Bazaar as one of the top destinations for global retreats, or numerous others, it is no surprise Costa Rica is high on the list for a top pick for retreats.


Likely, you are not surprised it is my #1 on this article with my first FIT Life Creation experience in Playa Del Cocos, Costa Rica near Liberia and with my near 3+ month travel in Costa Rica early in 2021.


Whether you are looking to integrate faith, wellness, marketing, business and/or travel, Costa Rica for retreats will exceed your expectations with adventures, wildlife and beaches at every turn.


With ease in selecting Instagrammable spots for your retreat, incredible weather, and excellent WiFi, it is a great location for creating a life and business you love as a wellness entrepreneur, digital nomad, and content creator.


While our Costa Rica Retreat in 2016 hosted in Playa Del Cocos was amazing, I decided for our next global transformational retreat is in La Fortuna, Costa Rica at Dragon Fly Hideaway with wellness, workshops and wonder!




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Hanging Bridges Monteverde, Costa Rica

Playa Matapalo Horseback Riding

Surfing in Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica



2 Cuba

Cuba hit my heart years ago. In 2016, I felt like with the shifts in travel and entry, it would be a great time to visit and host a retreat in Cuba. Everything aligned with two of our transformational retreats in

Cuba which included faith, wellness, marketing, business and travel.


Experiences included community service at a photography school, beach trips, workshops at the villa, and city tours including driving around in a pink convertible!


Many things will touch your heart and gratitude in Cuba from the progress in the country to scenes and surroundings, you will fall in love with the history, culture, and people!


Cuba offers incredible experiences like Havana city tours, convertible tours with oceanside views, colonial architecture, and breathtaking beaches.







3 Barcelona

Barcelona is a beautiful destination in Spain with city walks, fresh food markets, architecture, beaches and food to name a few reasons you want to visit! Whether you are hosting events and retreats in Barcelona, or deciding to travel solo you will love it!


Barcelona is known for being an incredible European destination with architecture from Gaudi like Parc Guell, La Sagrada de la Familia, Casa Mila, and Casa Battlo. When you add in the upbeat and latin vibe, incredible beach and views, as well as foodie favorites, it is incredible!


I traveled to Barcelona in 2013 with 4 friends, and went again in 2018 when I hosted a mastermind in Barcelona! You will transform and travel in Barcelona in limitless ways.



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4 Egypt

Egypt is a great destination to travel to and host a retreat as well. With incredible archeology, architecture, and adventure, Egypt will leave you astounded. For years, the Egyptian history, culture, and Biblical insights have fascinated me.


I traveled to Egypt for the first time in 2002 with my mom after finishing graduate school. We got to visit the Valley of the Kings, Luxor, Abu Simbe, Nile River, and Hurghada. I got to dive in the Red Sea and fell in love!


I knew I would be back to visit Cairo and other destinations in Egypt! When I started casting a vision for retreats in 2015, Egypt was immediately high on my list! I am envisioning a retreat in 2022 in Egypt in Luxor.






5 Bali

It is no surprise Bali has topped TripAdvisor's best destination lists with its mountains, reefs, beaches, and style of life.


Years ago, I fell in love with Bali from afar watching Christina Galbato's journey of living there!

Not only that, but travels of Bucketlist Bombshells inspired me, as well as other types of retreats hosted in Bali.


I could see where hosting a global retreat in a paradise coupled with a digital nomad haven is a great idea in more ways than one!



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6 Australia

Like I shared in Travel to 7 Continents Insights, Australia is famous for its natural wonders, beaches, and deserts. I have visions of scuba diving at the Great Barrier Reef and adventures in the wild among other experiences I would love to have in Australia.


Australia has been on my list including the culture, land, and Great Barrier Reef. I plan on visiting New Zealand nearby as well (part of submerged continent Zealandia). I estimate we will host a global retreat in Australia in 22-23.



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7 London

Last, but definitely not least, is London. Being one of the busiest and culture-filled cities in the world, London is a great spot to host a retreat. You may host your retreat via an Airbnb and/or WeWork. The adventures to transform and travel in London are all around including Sky Garden, Double Decker Bus, and Notting Hill.


I have visited London countless times as a stopover in Europe, visiting my brother when he went to school in England, and for hosting our mastermind in London.


If you prefer a global destination that is more city-like, you will love London for your global retreat.