If your idea of a perfect vacation includes plenty of opportunity to unwind, relax and recharge, then a wellness retreat may be just what you need.
Wellness retreats are geared toward the mind, body and spirit, with everything from meditation and yoga to natural remedies and organic cuisine to a variety of outdoor activities. They’re places where you can leave feeling rejuvenated.
The Travel Leaders SELECT program includes resorts where you’ll be eligible for special amenities, and many of them have a strong wellness component. While your travel advisor will have more suggestions, here are some examples of what these resorts offer.
At Canyon Ranch Lenox, nestled in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts, doctors, trainers, nutritionists, therapists and exercise physiologists will work with you to create a program that fits your needs. You’ll be able to challenge yourself with fitness and mind-body classes, as well as a selection of indoor and outdoor activities. There’ll be time for a restorative massage, and you can melt away tension in the whirlpools, steam rooms and relaxation spaces.
The spectacular scenery of the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley and Bryce and Zion National Parks surrounds southern Utah’s Amangiri resort. The design is contemporary and minimalist, with windows framing ancient mesas and breathtaking desert skies. Amangiri’s spa includes a Watsu pool for deep relaxation aquatic therapy, a comprehensive gym and yoga pavilion.
The Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa, in Tucson, is a full mind, body and lifestyle retreat located on 400 acres of Sonoran desert landscape. You’ll find a variety of fitness offerings, well-being lectures, cooking classes and outdoor adventure programs. The cuisine focuses on locally sourced, organic ingredients, with lots of plant-based options.
Lush foliage and pine-covered mountains surround the Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort, on the Hawaiian island of Lanai. The Sensei Way philosophy, developed by scientists and physicians, focuses on three paths — move, nourish and rest. Your personally curated experience will include private instruction, spa services and excursions across the 90,000-acre semi-private island. Activities include snorkeling, sailing, horseback riding, bicycling and tennis.
The House of AiA is Mexico’s premier, award-winning progressive wellness resort, set on a secluded beach near Playa del Carmen, on the Riviera Maya strip of Caribbean shoreline. The resort is known for its Architects of Life and Rituals of Sound programs, using ancient practices to foster personal growth. Along with meat and seafood, you’ll find extensive plant-based dishes on the menu. House of AiA is family friendly, too, with a Waldorf educator-led children’s program.
Petit St. Vincent, a private island in St. Vincent and Grenadines, is unmatched in beauty and seclusion. Free of phones, Wi-Fi service and television, you’ll really be able to get away from it all. You can spend your days at the Balinese spa and wellness center, stretch out at the yoga pavilions and enjoy water excursions. The restaurants feature seafood delicacies and organic, island-grown vegetables.
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