To help you rest, relax, and rejuvenate, today’s travel guide features a number of top luxury wellness retreats around the world that offer health and wellness programs, ranging from detoxifying health food plans to activity-oriented programs (like yoga, surfing, and Pilates). Since these luxury wellness retreats can be found in beautiful resorts and hotels, it’ll make rejuvenating your mind, body, and spirit a truly pleasurable experience.
Luxury Wellness Retreats around the World
If you’ve been dreaming of an exotic getaway that will relax your mind, stimulate your senses, and get your body into the best shape of its life, then read on to see a number of the best luxury wellness retreats around the world spanning from Mexico and South America to Europe).
Luxury Wellness Retreats in St. Lucia
In celebration of Saint Lucia’s Health and Wellness Month (November 2016), Windjammer Landing Villa Beach Resort encourages travelers to relax and recharge with the Windjammer Wellness Retreat package. This package includes a Premium All-Inclusive six-day/five-night stay in a private, one-bedroom Island Villa, an 80-minute Signature Massage for two (18 years or older) and wellness classes such as yoga, Tai Chi and mediation sessions, as well as signature beverage pairings for enhanced nutrition. In addition to wellness activities, a well-rounded fitness program is available to encourage healthy lifestyle practices. Complimentary daily activities include pool volleyball, aqua aerobics and water polo, while classes include six-pack abs, step aerobics and body conditioning. For added indulgence, guests can choose from a menu of treatments at The Spa at Windjammer Landing.
Luxury Wellness Retreats in Curaçao
You’ll find serenity during International Yoga Month at the Santa Barbara Beach & Golf Resort. This luxury resort is set on 27 acres of private natural reserve, on the off-the-beaten-path Caribbean island of Curacao. Surrounded by the Spanish Water Bay and the natural limestone formations of Table Mountain, yogis can channel the perfect balance of the property’s natural elements: the energy from the ocean, the bay breeze, and the beauty of the resort’s exotic flora and fauna. To take your complete wellness plan one step further, guests can also sign up for the resort’s new PIAI Health & Wellness Retreat and learn how to heal yourself by finding a balance with nature. With this program, you’ll learn and understand how you can manage your health and how to keep your body in optimal form. The week-long program includes trainings, lectures, workshops, and activities combined with delicious healthy, organic food, replenishing drinks, rest and ultimate care.
Luxury Wellness Retreats in Nicaragua
Nicaragua’s first luxury resort, Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa is an eco-luxury boutique property located on the pristine shores of Playa Manzanillo. The resort is scheduled to roll out a series of wellness weekends starting in November, and will continue the following year. The programs offer a retreat in its fullest sense – with practices taking place on an expansive deck (among other places) that looks onto the unspoiled shores of the Emerald Coast and includes food, workshops, surf lessons (for most) accommodations in treehouse-like Bohios and more. Helming these weekends are luminaries in their fields:
- Jennifer Pansa, acclaimed founder of ansa yoga™ and Jim Rohr, a noted acupuncturist and author
- Jessica Potter, founder of Priti Yoga
- Christy McKenzie and Dana Covello, practitioners of Anusara Yoga® and ERYT 500
Luxury Wellness Retreats in Guatemala
Based in Guatemala and boasting sweeping views of Lake Atitlán and its three majestic volcanoes, Casa Palopó is one of the most stunning luxury wellness retreats for yoga-enthusiasts seeking to escape the everyday and channel their zen. The cozy, seven-bedroom boutique hotel’s “Yogis in Atitlán” package includes daily breakfast at 6.8 Palopo, one spa treatment per person in the privacy of their guest room terrace or Balinese-inspired boutique spa, round trip airport transfers, and daily personalized yoga lessons overlooking mesmerizing views of Lake Atitlán.
Luxury Wellness Retreats in Mexico
With the JW Wellness Beach Retreat package at the oceanfront JW Marriott Cancun Resort & Spa, travelers seeking a healthier, more active beach vacation can hit restart and detox both body and mind during their trip to this Mexican-Caribbean paradise. Reach total body and mind renewal and escape from your hectic day-to-day lifestyle to improve your health and pamper yourself completely. After an upbeat group fitness class, enjoy some well-deserved R&R with a one-day private beachfront cabana rental and then replenish with a Stress Victims Spa Cure treatment at the resort’s 35,000 square foot Mayan-inspired JW Spa. Fitness fanatics and foodies will also love the healthy choices they’ll find on the menus across the nine international restaurants the resort shares with its connected sister property, the CasaMagna Marriott Cancun Resort.
Luxury Wellness Retreats in Italy
Adler Spa Resorts is a bijou collection of four Italian resort properties, located in Tuscany and the Dolomites. The properties are hosting a number of yoga retreats this season to help you relax and unwind. At the Adler Dolomiti property, their 3-day Yoga & Nature package (which lasts until October 3rd), includes daily yoga, and both yoga & meditation and yoga & relaxation sessions. Detox teas are provided on tap and guests can opt for a vegetarian menu if they choose. If that’s too soon for you to get away, consider booking a trip from November 20-27th to take part in their week-long Yoga Retreat at Adler Mountain Lodge. Their luxury wellness retreats will challenge and empower participants through a series of different classes, mindful hiking and candle-lit meditation.
Luxury Wellness Retreats in Aruba
Luxury Wellness Retreats in India
Set amidst the ancient Aravali hills, the ITC Grand Bharat 300-acre estate is conveniently located 45 minutes from the capital city of New Delhi in Gurgaon. ITC Luxury Hotel Collection captures this very essence of India, offering guests a vast range of holistic wellbeing and health services with their renowned Kaya Kalp – The Royal Spa. At ITC Grand Bharat, the 35,000 square foot spa is a wellness destination unto itself with nine therapy rooms offering comprehensive treatments that incorporate traditional Indian indigenous therapies like the Hammam (which draws soothing steam to cleanse the body), local ingredients like Himalayan clay and authentic Ayuervedic treatments and counseling. The world class resort recently launched a new series of wellness programs and a new yoga menu, including an Ayurvedic Detox and a Signature Wellness Retreat.
Luxury Wellness Retreats in France
Luxury Wellness Retreats in St. Barth
Nestled on a private 18-acre peninsula between Marigot Bay and Grand Cul-de-Sac on the island of St. Barth, Le Guanahani offers access to two pristine white-sand beaches where guests are invited to relax in the sun or indulge in water-based sports. The 67 multi-colored guest cottages, including 36 suites, are decorated in a West Indies style that blends seamlessly with the surrounding tropical landscape of hibiscus and coconut trees. All rooms and suites offer private terraces, and many feature private pools. With wellness travel on the minds of many, this iconic resort in St. Barth (which is celebrating its 30th anniversary and culmination of a four-year $40 million renovation), is anticipating guests’ needs with three new travel packages that encourage travelers to “Rest,” “Engage” and“Cultivate” throughout their stay. Designed to enhance the health and well-being of guests, each of the five-night packages include multiple Body Bliss treatments, one private wellness session, daily buffet breakfast at Indigo, daily lunch or dinner at the resort’s restaurants, round-trip local airport and harbor transfers and more.
Luxury Wellness Retreats in the USA
If you don’t have enough time to hop on a plane to visit an exotic destination, then plan to take a few days off visiting one of these prestigious wellness retreats in the USA. From Hawaii all the way to the East Coast, here are the ultimate luxury wellness retreats in the country.
Luxury Wellness Retreats in Arizona
Based in Sedona, Arizona, L’Auberge de Sedona is a very health and wellness focused resort, especially with the L’Apothecary Spa they launched on-property. In particular, the resort offers two wellness services that will help you get back to nature. “Feet in the Creek” facilitates a creekside rejuvenation service, including a foot reflexology treatment with their signature L’Apothecary flower essence serum. This private “Connecting with Nature” session is led by a certified Shinrin-Yoku facilitator. Your facilitator will provide you with a personalized sensory immersion which will give you a deeper awareness of nature through your senses. Shinrin-Yoku (translated as “Forest Bathing”) is a practice established and researched in Japan which has been proven to provide numerous health benefits. Your session will include an eco-journal in which you may record your experiences, thoughts and emotions.
Luxury Wellness Retreats in Utah
Based in Ivins, Utah, Red Mountain Resort blends naturally into a landscape of vivid red rock cliffs and canyons, offering guests the opporutniy to relax, renew and rediscover a passion for adventure. Each suite features earth tones and eco-friendly materials that complement the red rock mountains surrounding the resort. The resort features a number of adventure and wellness focused retreats, including the five day Rejuvenate & LiVe Well retreat. This package includes the comprehensive LiVe Well Assessment Plus; a 3.5-hour visit to the center where guests will review their personal history and profile, meet with a physician to evaluate their personal health history and wellness needs, go through state of the art body composition, fitness and metabolic testing, and meet with a nutritionist. They enjoy three healthy meals each day, guided hiking, group fitness classes for all levels, a Meditation Workshop for stress management and two private sessions using their exercise prescription with the resort’s personal trainers. Then, they will soothe tired muscles with a 50-minute Sagestone Customized Massage. After departing, The LiVe Well Center Team will follow up with three customized health coaching sessions via phone or email.
Luxury Wellness Retreats in Hawaii
Organized by SwellWomen, the Yoga and Wellness experience is an important element of the luxury wellness retreats they host. Guests leave their surf and wellness retreats not only feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and inspired but they also reportedly feel a renewed sense of enjoyment for life, family and even their career. The company says that “It begins with rolling out their yoga mat and experiencing the 6,000 year old practice of yoga. Guests are also pampered by a licensed massage therapist with options for additional spa services throughout the week.” One of the premiere destinations you can visit to participate in their health retreat is at the Sheraton Maui Resort and Spa, which is a beautiful hotel situated along the best stretch of Ka’anapali Beach, set amidst 23 acres of lush tropical paradise in Maui, Hawaii. Being names one of the “Top 25 Hotels in Hawaii” by Travel + Leisure Magazine, the Sheraton Maui is truly a luxurious place to celebrate International Yoga Month.
Luxury Wellness Retreats in Georgia
Set among the historic live oak trees draped in Spanish moss and the calming ocean breezes in Jekyll Island, Georgia, the Jekyll Island Club Hotel offers a complete Yoga & Mediation Retreat Weekend that is filled with relaxation, gorgeous scenery and plenty of free time. Enjoy morning watching the sunrise on the sandy beach as you meditate, a heart and soul healthy chef demonstration, gentle yoga classes and more when you visit from January 27-29, 2017 at this luxury wellness retreat taught by Kelley Boyd from the Savannah Yoga Center. Boyd travels the world to gather inspirations and techniques to weave into her yoga teachings, workshops, retreats and training programs. Wander along the undiscovered Driftwood Beach, paddleboard in the gentle Atlantic Ocean, kayak through the winding marshes of the Golden Isles, casually bike along the 20 miles of bicycle paths that showcase the unique surroundings, have a friendly match of tennis, or go on a bird watching excursion.
The award-winning Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Atlanta presents a “Fall Detox” wellness retreat on November 4, 2016 with Tammy Stokes, author of Live Your Healthiest Life and founder of West Coast Workout. The retreat’s unique combination of tonics, deep healing superfoods, workshops and fitness classes will leave guests feeling renewed and energized for the start of the busy holiday season. The retreat is concluded with relaxation time in which participants can take advantage of The Spa’s extensive facilities; including the fitness center, climate-controlled indoor lap pool and men’s and women’s sauna, steam, vitality pool and lounges. The retreat also includes a 50-minute spa treatment of the guest’s choice. The intimate hotel features a blissful 15,000-square foot spa, indoor lap pool, fitness center, extensive meeting and event space and The Café & Bar for exquisite dining and specialty cocktails. The sought-after Buckhead, Georgia location is steps away from the region’s top dining, chic designer boutiques and cultural attractions.
Wellness Luxury Retreats in Virginia
In Middleburg, Virginia, Salamander Hotels & Resorts’ Founder and CEO Sheila C. Johnson is hosting “A New Dawn Women’s Retreat,” the ultimate women’s weekend in the heart of Virginia’s horse and wine country at Salamander Resort & Spa, from September 29 – October 2, 2016. Virginia’s idyllic countryside paints the perfect setting for an unforgettable getaway with Ms. Johnson, featuring luxurious accommodations and a specially crafted itinerary of physical and spiritual wellness activities, inspirational discussions, succulent dining experiences, top-rated golf and a variety of recreational activities. In addition to the itinerary of outdoor activities, guests will be able to relish in signature spa treatments, horseback riding, wine tours, zip-lining and much more.
Luxury Wellness Retreats in North Carolina
Based in Cary, North Carolina, The Umstead Hotel & Spa is the state’s highest rated hotel with exceptional wellness amenities and activities to accompany, including 24-hour fitness facilities, seasonal outdoor pool for guests and complimentary weekend Yoga classes in the morning. Guests are also free to explore the three-acre lake and ¼ mile walking/jogging trail for recreational use, along with complimentary bikes and helmets offered. Following a day filled with physical activity, guests can rejuvenate in relaxation lounges which include a steam room, sauna, whirlpool and current pool. For guests looking for farm-fresh and healthy meal options, world-class cuisine is prepared by Chef Steven Greene at Herons restaurant, offering dishes locally sourced from over 14 local farms, including The Umstead one-acre culinary farm where ingredients are freshly harvested.
Luxury Wellness Retreats in Long Island
There is no better time to visit Montauk, Long Island than the off-season when the crowds die down, there is less traffic and the destination is more beautiful then ever. Gurney’s Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa becomes a complete wellness destination in the off season – start your morning off right with a sunrise meditation and beach walk on Gurney’s expansive 2,000 ft. private beach followed by paddle board yoga in the indoor, ocean-fed seawater pool – the only pool of its kind in North America. Enjoy pop-ups throughout the fall and winter with the hottest fitness instructors and studios like MDNFL, Holly Rillinger and Exhale. For the fall, take advantage of the Seawater Spa’s seasonal treatments including a Warm Pumpkin Honey Wrap, Crimson & Clover Wrap and Cranberry, Pomegranate and Pine Yuzu Body Treatment. Finally, end the night curled up with a cocktail by the fire pit at Regent Cocktail Club, and dinner at a delicious Scarpetta beach – complete with undisturbed ocean views.
Luxury Wellness Retreats in Pennsylvania
As seen on JoJo Fletcher’s season of The Bachelorette, a luxurious place to visit on the East Coast is the Nemacolin Woodlands Resort in Farmington, Pennsylvania. The elegant resort has both a spa and holistic healing center, and is currently offering two wellness packages including: a Spa & Wellness Package, which includes lodging, breakfast, a spa boutique credit, and entitles guests to book services such as deep tissue massages, lomi lomi massages, hot stone massages, detoxifying wrap treatments, and other options; as well as the Daily Wellness Upgrade Package, which (for only a $35 upgrade) entitles you to receive access to wellness classes at the holistic healing center, plus 15% off holistic healing services like: yoga, acupuncture, cupping massage, healing meditation, and more.
Luxury Wellness Retreats in Florida
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