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22 Best Executive Burnout Retreat Locations and Hotels

By Preethi Jathanna

Senior Writer for HR and Remote Work

Executive Burnout Retreat

Managing a successful business involves a lot of long hours, stressful decisions, and prolonged pressure which can very easily lead to burnout if you let it go unchecked. This is a common problem that impact many executive teams and senior staff. These are people who are crucial to the well-being of any company, which means that their well-being must also be a priority.

This is why hosting an executive burnout retreat can be a brilliant decision for any business.

An executive burnout retreat is a short getaway where a company’s executive gather to relax, rejuvenate, develop self-care strategies and engage in high-level strategic planning. These retreats have a ton of fantastic benefits including:

  • Preventing chronic wellness issues caused by anxiety and stress
  • Developing self-care strategies to help maintain healthy lifestyles and improve performance
  • Strengthening your leadership team’s bond with team building activities to designed to improve communication and collaboration
  • Setting aside valuable time in a relaxed setting to engage in top-level strategic planning and decision making

To help you plan the best executive burnout retreat for your leadership team, we’ve put together a list of all the best hotels you should consider for your next retreat in our favorite executive burnout retreat locations:

  • Hawaii
  • California
  • Miami
  • Colorado
  • Catskills
  • Scottsdale
  • Bali
  • Fiji
  • Playa Del Carmen
  • Tuscany
  • French Riviera



With an abundance of stunning beaches, natural beauty and luxury resorts it’s hard to look past Hawaii when planning an executive burnout retreat. Hosting your retreat in Hawaii sets you up for a retreat filled with sunshine, swimming and wellness activities including yoga, spa treatments and more.

Where to Stay

If being pampered in the sun sounds like your ideal getaway, take a look at our favorite spots to stay in Hawaii:

1 Hotel Hanalei Bay

Located on the stunning Kauai island in Hawaii, 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay is a 5-star resort and spa which as well as giving you access to Kauai’s beautiful mountains, beaches and waterfalls offers a bounty of dining options including upscale restaurants, cafe’s and juice bars, a variety of activities including golf and surfing, and a world-class collection of health and wellness activities.

The star of 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay is Within Wellbeing, a wellness facility offering everything you need for your executive burnout retreat including a medi spa, hyperbaric chambers, float tanks, infrared saunas, personal training, nutrition experts and sleep therapies.

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea

For an executive burnout retreat that’s all about indulgence and pampering, the Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is a beachfront resort where you can spend their days snorkeling through underwater caves, paddle boarding across turquoise waters, relaxing on soft sandy beaches or watching whales from the deck of a boat.

The resort also gives you access to 3 swimming pools, tennis courts, a fitness center and six gourmet options for dining, drinks, and coffee.


With a diverse array of retreat options ranging from relaxing Napa Valley wineries and city stays in Los Angeles and San Francisco to the natural beauty of Lake Tahoe and desert escapes in Palm Springs and Joshua Tree, California has you covered.

With beautiful natural diversity and world-class service, California is hard to beat when it comes to luxurious executive retreats, so what are you waiting for? 

Where to Stay

No matter what you want to get out of your retreat, you can find it in California. Here are our picks for the best places to host your next executive burnout retreat:

Meadowood Napa Valley

Meadowood Napa Valley

Situated in California wine country, the Meadowood Napa Valley is enveloped in rolling countryside, providing a wonderful natural setting for your executives to recuperate. Naturally, the highlight here is the many vineyards that dot the landscape, though there’s plenty to keep people occupied on-site, too, including tennis courts, a swimming pool, a spa, a fitness center, an outdoor pool, and hiking through the rugged estate.

Meadowood offer an elegant retreat that is far more private than a resort, but still boasts all the amenities and modern touches you need.

The Polo Villas by AvantStay

The Polo Villas by AvantStay

In La Quinta, California on the outskirts of Palm Springs you’ll find The Polo Villas by AvantStay. This is an estate of luxury villas that are perfect for a more hands-off, restful retreat.

Enjoy your own private pool and spa, take advantage of a pre-stocked fridge and private chefs, and get involved with some of the many activities on offer including yoga, wine tasting, massages, escape rooms, paddleboarding and so much more. 

Cavallo Point

Cavallo Point

Silicon Valley teams might be interested in Cavallo Point, a luxury hidden away at the foot of San Francisco’s iconic Golden Gate Bridge. This luxury lodge boasts meditation classes, massage treatments, and cooking courses on-site, as well as mountain bike rides, kayaking, and sailing off-site. 

The accommodation has been designed in a Colonial Revival style but with all the modern amenities you might require, as well as on-site and private dining options, and two separate fine-dining restaurants. This is a brilliant option for executives looking for a private escape while still remaining close to a bustling city.

Terranea Resort

Terranea Resort

Terranea Resort is a stunning cliffside retreat in southern Los Angeles County which sprawls over 100 oceanfront acres, encompassing a nine-hole golf course, meeting rooms, ballrooms, and a luxurious spa. Executives can sign up for a variety of activities, including painting, falconry, archery, a wide array of water sports, and exercise classes such as yoga and Pilates.

For executive teams based in Los Angeles or anyone who wants to visit the sunny city and all it has to offer this could be the place for you.

Miami, Florida

Miami is a perfect executive retreat destination for teams who want to relax by the pool and unwind while also enjoying the perks of a vibrant bustling city that is filled to the brim with top notch restaurants, bars and activities.

If you want to strike a balance between relaxation and fun, Miami is hard to beat.

Where to Stay

To help you get your Miami retreat underway, let’s take a look at some of our favorite hotels:

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort

Ranked in the top 10 destination spa resorts in the US by Conde Nast Traveler, Carillon Miami Wellness Resort features state-of-the-art wellness treatments, including cryotherapy and infrared saunas. Cardio and strength training sessions run daily, alongside yoga and other anxiety-reducing therapies. The beachfront location also offers dining made from locally sourced ingredients, prepared to the highest standard.

For a luxury wellness retreat in Miami with state of the art wellness activities, spas, pools and dining as well as gorgeous modern rooms this destination can’t be overlooked.



If you want an executive burnout retreat that is fully focused on wellness, then the Pritikin luxury wellness resort is one of the best options you can choose.

Boasting a health and wellness program with scientifically proven results related to health indicators like blood pressure, cholesterol, and weight, this a great place to host a luxury retreat that will benefit your team long after the retreat has finished. Pritikin retreat programs include cooking and nutrition courses, exercise regimens, and mental health workshops. In between these classes, visitors can enjoy a round of golf, spa treatments, a dip in the pool or a round of tennis.


Perfect for outdoorsy teams looking for a luxurious nature-filled escape, Colorado boast high end-resorts and spas on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains that give you perfect access to skiing, hiking, rafting and mountain biking, as well as towns like Boulder that are packing with fantastic restaurants, bars and local breweries.

Where to Stay

Whether you’re looking for an adventurous escape of a luxurious spa resort we’ve got you covered with our favorite hotels and retreats in Colorado:

Madeline Hotel by Auberge Resorts

Located in beautiful Telluride, Madeline Hotel is a luxurious 5five-star resort where you can enjoy a perfect balance of outdoor bliss and refined modern features. Stay in spacious guestrooms and suites, dine at the in-house Timber Room and Black Iron restaurants, enjoy a wide variety of spa and wellness treatments, or head out and enjoy the natural wonderland sitting at your doorstep.

For a wellness retreat with a splash of adventure, why not head to Colorado and enjoy your time at the Madeline Hotel.

C Lazy U Ranch

Looking for a rugged getaway that still offer the comfort and luxury you need to truly unwind? The C Lazy U Ranch is a world-renowned luxury dude ranch in the heart of Colorado that offers upscale and incredibly cozy lodging, gourmet farm-inspired dishes and hard crafted brews, and expertly run activities.

At the C LAzy U Ranch you can try your hand at horse riding, fly fishing, trap shooting and other classic ranch activities, or take it easy and kick back in the Lazy You spa where you can get a relaxing massage and soak in a copper tub in heated tents on the bank of a gentle river.

Catskills, New York

Luxury meets nature in the Catskills. Just outside of New York City you’ll find an outdoor wonderland that is perfect for skiing, hiking, and of course relaxing.

For New York based teams, or anyone looking for a more outdoorsy option the Catskills could be for you. Cozy up in a chateau, go for a hike, and let your mind reset in this nature-lovers paradise just 2 hours outside of NYC.

Where to Stay

Let’s take a look at the best options for your Catskills getaway:

Emerson Resort and Spa

Take a cozy getaway to the mountains and stay in the Emerson Resort and Spa. A perfect basecamp for exploring the Catskills and getting back to nature that also offers a restaurant, styling lodge accommodation, and in-house spa, yoga, and fitness facilities.

For an outdoorsy team keen to explore the Catskills who still want a touch of luxury then this spacious lodge might just be for you. 

Bedford Post Inn

If a charming property in the foothills of the Catskills sounds your speed, then this converted 1860s inn could be for you. Bedford Post Inn is a little property that packs a big punch, combining the old-world charm of the modern comforts of a lovely restaurant and an in-house yoga studio.

For teams looking to indulge in some outdoor activities before returning to luxurious comfort this is an exceptional option.

Scottsdale, Arizona

In the heart of Arizona you’ll find a wonderland of indulgent spas, world-class golf courses and luxury accommodation in Scottsdale.

For an all-inclusive executive burnout retreat Scottsdale will always deliver with a fantastic collection of high-end resorts just waiting for your team.

Where to Stay

Let’s get your spa and golf retreat underway by exploring some of the best hotels and resorts you can choose from in Scottsdale:

Andaz Scottsdale

For a luxury desert escape in Scottsdale then it’s hard to look past Andaz Scottsdale Resort & Bungalows. Built by Hyatt, this stunning resort features luxury accommodation, on-site spa and fitness facilities, fine dining at the Weft & Warp restaurant and meeting facilities for when you need to get down to business.

At Andaz you can have a cocktail at sunset, get involved with a variety of yoga and fitness classes, get a massage, or head out on your own for a round of golf at one of Scottsdale’s many courses.

Canyon Ranch

Canyon Ranch

Located a short drive from Scottsdale in Tucson, Canyon Ranch is a wellness resort and spa that will help your executive team relax and reach all their wellness goals. At the Canyon Ranch, you can focus on inner calm, fitness, resilience, or just pure relaxation with their expertly crafted wellness programs. You can focus on all your wellness goals in peace while staying in luxurious accommodation and enjoying the delicious on-site dining.

The company caters to groups, and is perfectly equipped to host your retreat. They also offer destinations in Massachusetts, California, Nevada, and Texas.

Bali, Indonesia

Executive teams looking to host an international retreat will be hard-pressed to find a better destination than Bali. With luxury retreats, world-class spas, vibrant local culture and an abundance of wellness activities, Bali is the perfect remedy for burnout.

Friendly locals, beautiful beaches, delicious local cuisine and stunning weather make Bali a top destination for rest and relaxation.

Where to Stay

From beachside resorts to hilly villas in Ubud, Bali has no shortage of accommodation options, let’s take a look:

Pandawa Cliff Estate

Pandawa Cliff Estate

Located on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula, Pandawa Cliff Estate is perfect for small teams looking for a luxury executive burnout retreat location. With just 24 rooms on the property, you can be sure that you will receive individual attention. The estate also features a sports centre with tennis and squash courts, as well as a gym and a spa offering wonderful massages to help everyone unwind.

The property also features a personal chef who ensures that all dietary requirements are met, as well as has easy access to a collection of phenomenal restaurants and bars. 

Fivelements Retreat

Nestled on the banks of the Ayung River in beautiful mUbud is where you’ll find Fivelements Retreat, an award-winning eco-conscious wellness retreat. Far away from the bustle of Seminyak and Kuta, this retreat is perfect for teams looking to escape into nature for a revitalizing wellness retreat.

With luxury villas and suites, modern Balinese dining and a state-of the-art wellness sanctuary and spa, Fivelements has it all. You can even fill your days with phenomenal activities including plant based cuisine healing, healthy cooking classes and more. 


Another outstanding option for executive teams who want to unwind with warm weather and cocktails by the pool is Fiji. There’s no better place to disconnect from the pressures of modern life and switch off than at a stunning beachside resort on one of Fiji's gorgeous islands.

Water activities like boat rides, snorkeling and scuba-diving are easy to find, and high-end resorts offer world-class accommodation and wonderful combinations of local and international cuisine.

Where to Stay

Start planning your Fiji escape now with these hotels and resorts, all perfect for an executive burnout retreat:

Koro Sun Resort and Rainforest Spa

Indulge your team in a relaxing beachfront retreat at Koro Sun Resort and Rainforest Spa. This boasts three delicious on-site restaurants and bars and offers a bunch of great activities you can choose from including guided snorkeling, kayaking, paddleboarding, rainforest trekking, herbal walks, golfing, cycling, coconut demonstrations, handline fishing and diving.

InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa

Do you want to swim in stunning turquoise water and play 18 holes of golf in the same day? If the answer is yes then the InterContinental Fiji Golf Resort & Spa is what you’re looking for. 

Located on the shore of a stunning beach, this five-star hotel serves up a range of luxury accommodation options, fine dining, and a world-class spa offering traditional Fijian therapies. With all this on offer, the top-tier fitness center, resort entertainment and abundance of watersport activities are just the cherry on top.

Playa Del Carmen, Mexico

In south-eastern Mexico, just a short trip from Cancun you’ll find Playa Del Carmen, a spectacular destination boasting stunning white sand beaches, vibrant blue waters and world-class accommodation options.

Send your team to Playa Del Carmen and they can enjoy reef driving and relacing swimming by day, and delicious local food and upscale cocktail bars by night.

Where to Stay

Take a look at our favorite places to stay in Mexico’s premier travel destination:

Moon Palace The Grand

Enjoy an all-inclusive retreat at Moon Palace The Grand Cancun, a five-star resort on one of Mexico's best beaches where you can indulge in Mexican cuisine, seafood and steak at the resort’s many restaurants, relax in the fantastic Awe Spa, swim and the pool or beach, let loose at the in-house bars and nightclubs, or get involved with some watersports.

If good food and good times are what you’re after, then this luxury resort should be at the top of your list.

Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen Resort

When you host your retreat at a Hyatt location, you know you’re in good hands and the Grand Hyatt Playa Del Carmen Resort is no exception. With luxurious rooms, a stunning beachfront location, a wide-selection of restaurants and bars, and an ons-ite spa and wellness facility the Grand Hyatt has everything you need to relax and unwind.


The gorgeous Tuscan countryside can be the perfect backdrop to your next executive burnout retreat. Enjoy the quiet luxury of an Italian villa while enjoying gourmet Italian food and sampling wine from some of the worlds’ best wineries. You can even take a trip into Florence to enjoy all one of Italy’s most beautiful cities has to offer.

For a slower paced retreat with good food, good wine and good company there’s no better place on earth than Tuscany.

Where to Stay

With breathtaking villas and contemporary winery stays, there’s no shortage of immaculate retreat options in Tuscany:

Castelfalfi Hotel

A one hour drive away from beautiful Florence is where you’ll find Castelfalfi Hotel, a truly unique executive retreat destination where you can stay in a converted medieval hamlet offering luxury accommodation, exceptional Tuscan cuisine, a state of the art health spa and a wonderful team who always go above and beyond.

Enjoy the rolling hills of Tuscany in style with this one of a kind destination.

French Riviera

From the sprawling lavender fields of Provence to the gorgeous beaches of Nice, the charming villages of Èze to the exciting luxury of Cannes, whatever it is you’re looking for you’ll find it in the South of France.

Delicious local cuisine and fine wine aren’t easier to find anywhere in the world. Treat your team to a retreat they’ll never forget in the French Riviera.

Where to Stay

Let’s dive into our top picks for where you should stay in the South of France:

Le Negresco

With a rich history dating back over 100 years, Le Negresco is a luxury hotel in the heart of Nice which is perfect for a seaside wellness retreat. Enjoy fine French dining at the hotel’s collection of bars and restaurants, indulge in a wellness treatment at N Le Spa, or relax by the sea at the exclusive Le Negresco Beach Club.

As much as there is to enjoy at Le Negresco, what makes it such an outstanding retreat destination is that it puts on the doorstep of the gorgeous French Riviera where you can enjoy the history, beaches and wineries that make the region so renowned.

For more help booking a property for your executive burnout retreat, head to CoppaTreat, a venue booking platform designed to help companies book corporate retreats and offsites.

For more information on your next retreat, we have compiled a thoughtfully curated list of the best company retreat locationscorporate retreat planners, and best executive retreat ideas that help you curate an unforgettable experience for your team.

Our article on corporate retreat gifts offers ideas on choosing gifts that serve as a token of appreciation. Additionally, explore our virtual retreat ideas, small business retreat ideas, corporate retreat activities, and luxury corporate retreats, uncovering how these retreats can restore your well-being and improve overall productivity.


What is executive burnout?

Burnout is when your body and mind are completely exhausted. This commonly manifests through feelings of tiredness, anxiety, detachment, negative outlook, procrastination, and a general sense of being overwhelmed.

What causes executive burnout?

Executive burnout has been linked to factors like too many work hours, lack of control over the management of workload, and insufficient attention to work-life balance. While retreats supply a kind of circuit breaker so staff can reset, changes in work habits are essential to avoid a recurrence of burnout.

How do CEOs avoid burnout?

Learning how to establish boundaries between the personal and professional aspects of life is one of the foundations of avoiding burnout. You can also learn mechanisms to counteract stress and anxiety in daily life through wellness retreats.

Burnout is when your body and mind are completely exhausted. This commonly manifests through feelings of tiredness, anxiety, detachment, negative outlook, procrastination, and a general sense of being overwhelmed.


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