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Offering you a breather from the bustle of everyday life, there are a collection of hotels around the world that focus on offering you a combination of relaxation and positive health. From morning yoga on the beach to scenic hikes and gourmet cuisines, these hotels are dedicated to improving your wellness and creating a complete renewal. A vacation for your mind, body and soul, here are the top healthy hotels and resorts around the world.
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You’ll find a range of wellness retreat packages to choose from at Red Mountain Resort in St. George, Utah. From a Weekend Warrior Retreat with an experienced team of wellness and fitness specialists to an Essential Yoga Weekend Retreat where you can soak up the serene beauty of Southwestern Utah, there’s something for everyone. You’ll find added perks like daily meals, fitness classes, healthy cooking demos and a wellness spa, as you can customize your adventures to also include a trip to Zion or Bryce Canyon National Parks.
The tranquil surroundings at Travaasa Hana in Maui is enough to lower your blood pressure, but you’ll also be immersed in Hawaiian culture and have a chance to unplug from modern stressors. Nestled in rainforest-like landscapes along craggy coastal cliffs, guests are treated to an outdoor lava pool, cold plunge bath and steam room, while yoga classes and guided meditation are also available. Make sure to sign up for activities such as bamboo pole-fishing, throw-net fishing and Hawaiian spear-throwing.
Located on one of the world’s oldest wine regions, Six Senses Douro Valley in Portugal is set on the terraced slopes. You’ll find a colorful Portuguese flair mixed with a 19th-century manor house, wine tasting and scenic river cruises are popular. You can spend your entire time here recharging with acupuncturists and aerial yoga professionals on-site, while customized wellness programs are also available and adventures like canyoning and mountain biking.
Banyan Tree Mayakoba is located along Mexico’s Caribbean coast in Riviera Maya, where guests can stay in the dedicated Spa Sanctuary suites. You’ll feel like royalty in these luxurious suites where you can enjoy unlimited treatments in the privacy of your own villa, swim in your private pool and enjoy unlimited massages and hydro treatments with your two treatment beds and secluded outdoor areas. You’ll be greeted with a food bath and a personalized itinerary.
You’ll be in complete heaven at COMO Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos, where you’ll be located on its own private island in the Caribbean. In addition to an alluring infinity pool overlooking the ocean, they’ve got their own wellness program, COMO Shambhala, which offers its guests good health through enzyme-rich cuisine, complimentary yoga and pilates classes and holistic therapies such as reflexology and Ayurveda. Step your holiday up a notch by signing up for the fishing and diving trips, biking excursions and windsurfing lessons.
Embrace the laid-back California lifestyle at Omni La Costa Resort and Spa in Carlsbad, which has eight swimming pools and two golf courses. The headquarters of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing, it is founded by world-renowned holistic physicians Dr. Deepak Chopra and Dr. David Simon. It’s here that guests come from around the world to experience spiritual awakening, which combines the healing arts of the East with modern Western medicine, through workshops, retreats, spa treatments, yoga and meditation sessions.
You’re sure to be able to relax and rejuvenate under the volcano at Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort in Costa Rica, nestled near the base of Arenal Volcano. Spreading across 900 acres of lush rainforest reserve, it’s here that you can unwind at the thermal springs and picturesque waterfalls heated by the volcano’s magma. Pamper yourself with a spa treatment or yoga session in an open-air bungalow, then go horseback riding, hiking and rafting in the rainforest.
Head to Italy to experience yoga and meditation in the historic gardens of JW Marriott Venice Resort and Spa. Boasting a 40-acre private island in the middle of the Venetian lagoon, you can learn the ancient art of Venetian rowing before meandering through the property’s olive groves, palm trees and magnolias or swimming in the outdoor heated pool, while the GOCO Spa is known for its exfoliation, body wrap and facials.
If you’re up for an active vacation, head to W South Beach in Miami to enjoy a private tennis or basketball lesson on the rooftop courts at the hotel that offers stunning views of the picturesque Florida shoreline. There’s also a new wellness program with a nutritionist, in addition trainers and classes like Genius BodyWork, Beach Boot Camp and Sunrise Yoga. Unwind at the on-site spa or visit the salon for a beauty treatment, then enjoy the tropical atmosphere at the two pools.
Facing the Caribbean Sea, the NIZUC Resort and Spa in Cancun boasts reflection pools, indoor/outdoor treatment rooms with ocean views, hydrotherapy facilities and a meditation garden. You’re never short of activities here, from the beach morning stretch to the fitness paddleboard class, spinning and Tequila Journey at the on-site Havana Lounge. Book a seaside yoga session, then learn how to roll cigars or roll sushi. When you need to recharge, get Mayan-inspired signature therapies at the spa.
Carmel Valley Ranch sits on 500 acres on California’s coast. You’ll feel like a kid again at this summer camp-inspired resort, where indoor and outdoor guest suites, treetop suites, pools and an infinity hot tub are sure to relieve your daily stress. It also boasts a four-acre vineyard and spa that offers hypno-health and wellness. You’re spoiled with choice in activities, from group hikes to beekeeping classes, archery and kite building to golf, tennis and yoga.