For thousands of years, people have fasted for a host of reasons –for spiritual purposes, weight loss, as well as to cleanse the mind and body. Whether you’re experienced at fasting or it’s your first time, these hotels offer specialized fasting programs in addition to upscale surroundings. For beginners, especially, being able to indulge in the luxurious amenities may make you feel a bit less deprived!

1. Malteser Klinik von Weckbecker – Germany

Malteser Klinik von Weckbecker

Malteser Klinik von Weckbecker
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Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system. For many, the aim is to lose weight, but also to experience and enjoy a wide range of health benefits. Situated in an idyllic natural setting, the Weckbecker is a place for relaxing, fasting and regenerating with the help of weight loss experts.

The on-site clinic has an expansive Kneipp area, pristine fitness rooms, skilled physiotherapy and an extensive menu of massages. For fasting, there are two premier programs: Fasting and Hiking, which combines a supervised fast with hiking on nature trails. The invigorating fresh air and light physical activity is said to boost metabolism, thereby maximizing the benefits of the fast. If hiking is not for you, the Classic Fasting program is a more standard fasting experience that promotes long-lasting effects. To learn more, check out SpaDreams’ review here.

2. Jardim Atlantico Madeira Hotel – Portugal

Jardim Atlantico Madeira Hotel

Jardim Atlantico Madeira Hotel
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The Jardim experience is all about wellness and reaping the health benefits of fresh fruit consumption in a top-notch resort environment. Located on the southwest coast of Portugal, this luxurious health destination is known for drop-dead gorgeous water views and dramatic mountain scenery.

Rated a 4.6 out of 5 by previous guests, Jardim Atlantico offers specialized programs and an impressive spa wellness center with a multitude of treatment options. One of the most popular fasting program is “Fruit Fasting,” which aims to achieve weight loss through an immunity-boosting fruit-only diet. The program focuses on stimulating the metabolism and enhancing overall well-being. The hotel’s fasting specialists often recommend that guests participate in group or solo hikes while fasting. Of course, another reason to take a walk around the property is to stare in awe at the panoramic views! The environmentally-conscious hotel is a certified “green” eco-friendly structure.

3. Hotel Euröpa Fit – Hungary

Hotel Európa Fit

Hotel Európa Fit
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The Hotel Europa Fit has an almost unbeatable variety of specialized health programs and on-site facilities. Awarded the 2014 Hotel of the Year by the Hungarian Hotel & Restaurant Association and the Hungarian National Tourism Office, this 234-room hotel offers a huge wellness center, beauty salon as well as thermal and vital medical wellness centers. There’s even the Gelencser Dental Clinic, where every hotel guest is entitled to a free consultation. Hotel Europa Fit received an overall rating of 4.6 out of 5 by SpaDreams users.

This Hungarian resort offers two fasting programs: The Alkaline Acid Fasting and Rainbow Fasting programs. The Alkaline Acid Fasting focuses on an alkaline-based method, which some nutritionists around the world swear by. To assess the individual needs of each guest, the program begins with a short medical examination. This determines how the alkaline program should be tailored for each person. Meanwhile, the Rainbow Fasting program revolves around cell renewal, overall physical and emotional rejuvenation and the philosophy of using colorful fruits and vegetables for nutritional benefits. Guests are given a lesson on how different fruits and vegetables affect your health. If you’re looking for very specific fasting programs, this hotel is for you.

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