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Yeotown Madeira

Arco da Calheta , Madeira (Portugal)


Yeotown Madeira is a boutique retreat offering an award-winning wellbeing programme . Your 6 days at the retreat will be packed with outdoor activities, yoga, meditation, mindfulness, group talks & workshops. Their modern take on a traditional detox is less about juice fast, boot camp or a strict weight loss regime, but more about healthy lifestyle focused on how you can optimise your wellbeing rather than deprivation and restriction. Delicious and nutritious meals are a key aspect as well as the massages you will receive during your stay. You will explore stunning Madeira island, and get an opportunity to rest, unwind and disconnect from it all!

Please note that retreats run from every MONDAY to SATURDAY only, programme starts on TUESDAY

When to go

Please note that retreats run from every MONDAY to SATURDAY only. Madeira is full of microclimates but stays warm almost all year round. Temperatures in winter are 18 – 22 degrees and in summer 24 – 26 degrees.

What we love

  • The social aspect of the retreat - you will surely meet like minded people
  • The packed schedule of activities with a few surprises along the way! 
  • The Yeotown approach to health - focus is on joy and inspiration rather than deprivation or restriction.

Who should go

  • The retreat is perfect for solo travellers who want to be in a sociable environment
  • Those who love nature and being outdoors (plus Madeira is a stunning island to visit) 
  • Anyone who wants to be active on their holiday


  • Exclusive benefit for Wellbeing Escapes 
  • - Additional deep tissue massage (60 minutes)
Have a question?
This hotel is not fully available from 23/09/2024 until 29/09/2024 and from 23/12/2024 until 29/12/2024. Please email or call us on +44 (0)20 3735 7555 to find our more details about availability.

Yeotown retreat - Monday to Saturday

Multi-award winning programme is a modern day take on an old school detox or weight-loss retreat in that we are more focused on what you can gain rather than what you will lose. We are more interested in how to detox the mind, and lighten the spirit, rather than solely focusing on the body.
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Yeotown Madeira offers a very unique retreat concept full of fun outdoor activities as well as yoga & meditation and fitness training. You will go on breathtaking coastal and mountain hikes, do forest bathing, wild water swimming, try a cold water immersion waterfall experience and much more! There will also be educational talks on various health and wellbeing related topics. 

No one day is the same and it builds upon activities of the previous day. During your stay you will be able to increase your stamina and endurance with some challenging hikes.  The group activity schedule is kept a secret which encourages all participants to be more mindful and live in a present moment. 

The whole retreat programme spreads over 5 nights in total and it gives you chance to disconnect from the outside world and connect with your inner world, gain a new perspective and clarity, and give yourself some precious me time. 


Arrival is on Mondays, retreat programme starts on Tuesday. Departure on Saturdays after lunch (around 2pm). 

The retreat is limited to maximum 12 guests per week and is suitable  for any level of fitness

Example treatments at Yeotown Madeira
  • Deep tissue
  • Reiki
  • Acupuncture
  • Tuina massage
  • Lymphatic drainage


Activities available at the surrounding area
  • Hiking
  • Surfing
  • E-biking
  • Canyoing 

Typical Group Classes

  • Yoga-inspired stretching for both yogis and non-yogis 
  • Island coastal, mountain and valley hiking
  • Cold water immersion
  • Natural pools & waterfall swimming
  • Functional fitness and strength training
  • Mindfulness & meditation sessions
  • Forest bathing
  • Breathwork
  • A selection of various types of massages
  • Reading, relaxing, unwinding by the yoga studio fireplace, or enjoying the medicinal herb gardens, fruit trees and pool


Yeotown has different room options to suit all tastes and budgets. You can choose from villa rooms, suites, 1 & 2 bedroom lodges. All the rooms are designed in their own unique style (each room is different) and offer expansive island views. This boho-chic place is a certified agricultural tourism hotel with a large farmhouse at its centre and a number of spacious lodges dotted around. 

Please note that some room categories share bathrooms while others are en-suite. Refer below for detailed descriptions. 

Room facilities include: bathroom amenities (organic shampoo, shower gel, body lotion and conditioner), towels, reusable quick dry hair towel, robe, dressing gown, hair dryer, organic teas and a kettle and bottled water which is replenished each day. All beds have electric blankets.

Laundry is done every morning and returned later in the afternoon and is included in the retreat package. Dry cleaning is not included , but can arranged at an additional cost.

Retreat is limited to maximum 12 guests per week. 

Junior Classic Villa room

This room can only be booked on single use basis

Junior Classic Villa room (Gratitude) is bright and airy with floor to ceiling windowed doors.

Room has a large west-facing private roof terrace enjoying ocean and valley views.

Room has a super king size bed and is a perfect entry level room for a solo traveller

Classic Villa room and Junior classic villa room share one bathroom and are separated by a large living room style hallway. 

Classic Villa Room
This room can only be booked on single use basis

Classic Villa room (Joy) is bright an airy room with a large balcony overlooking gardens and fruit trees. 

Room has a super king size bed which can be split into twins and is a perfect choice for a solo traveller or 2 people. 

Classic Villa room and Junior classic villa room share one bathroom and are separated by a large living room style hallway. 

Classic 2 Bedroom Lodge Rooms

These rooms can only be booked on single use basis

There are 2 of these rooms (Love & Happiness).

These bright, high ceiling rooms are similar in size and lead into a shared living room and kitchen. The lodge itself has its own spacious terrace equipped with a hammock offering the view of the ocean, mountain and valley. 

The two classic lodge rooms share a large bathroom with walk-in shower.

Villa Room
There are 2 villa rooms (Courage and Kindness) and they both have an en-suite bathrooms. 

These rooms are furnished in boho-chic style with southwest balconies facing the ocean, valley and mountains. 

They offer super king or twin beds. 

Villa Suites
There are 2 villa suites (Patience & Creativity) and they both have an en-suite bathrooms.

These are spacious and airy rooms facing southwest. 

Creativity is larger, with balcony offering ocean and mountain views. 

Patience offers modern decor with a large living room, balcony with lovely sunset views. 

Both suites have have super king size beds which can be split into twin beds. 

1 bedroom Junior Lodge
Junior Lodge (Forgiveness) has high ceilings, bright and airy living room, kitchen and large private terrace with hammock. 

Lodge has a super king size bed which can be split into twin. 
This room has a newly refurbished private bathroom. 

1 bedroom Island Lodges
There are 2 of these room types (Soul & Compassion) and these are largest accommodation units. 

Both individually styled, floor to ceiling windows with expansive views of the retreat, ocean, valley and mountains. 

Both have super king size beds that can be turned into twins, large private bathrooms and terraces.

What’s on the menu

The food at the retreat is colourful, creative, nutritious, and nutrient dense. All dishes have been mindfully designed to cultivate optimum gut health and Yeotown calls their foods 'Conscious Cuisine'.

 A strong focus is on sustainable and balanced nutrition but also a diet that is easy to adapt to when you get home.

The retreat includes full board (3 meals a day) as well as snacks and juices and meals are consumed in communal environment. 

Meals at Yeotown
Meals at Yeotown
Menu is caffeine, refined sugar, gluten, dairy, alcohol and meat-free with a few sustainable fish options. Yeotown is not completely plant-based but can easily be made so for those who wish.


Yeotown is located in the south-west of Madeira, in the Arco de Calheta area which is the sunniest part of the island. The retreat site spreads over 5 acres of land and is surrounded by lush green forest and an organic garden overlooking the ocean, valleys and mountain and a fantastic levada trail is on its doorstep. 

Nearest airport

The transfer time from Funchal International Airport is approx. 40 minutes by car. There are direct daily flights from London to Madeira on BA and Easyjet and the flight time is approximately 4 hours. 

Airport transfer details:

The transfer is not included in your retreat price but service can be arranged for you in advance. The cost is €70 per way and is payable directly to the driver. Cash is preferable (in Euros) as not all drivers have card machine readers. 

Families, Children & Infants

This is an adults only retreat.


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Why Wellbeing Escapes?

Wellness experts
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Our team of wellness travel experts have visited the retreats themselves and include trained holistic therapists and yoga teachers. Their expertise in the wellness field and the retreats allow them to match you with the best retreat and programme for your individual needs.
Value added benefits and discounts
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As the most established specialist wellbeing travel company we are able to provide excellent added value with our exclusive benefits including reduced prices for single travellers, free spa credits, complimentary transfers plus free nights and additional benefits for our repeat clients.
Award winning service
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With over 15 years of experience, we have come to understand what our clients need from a wellbeing holiday. We treat each client as an individual and provide a personalised concierge service organising all aspects of your stay from spa and treatment programmes, transfers and flights with an efficient and friendly approach. Our continuous awards for customer service speak for themselves.