zen & wellbeing
Sometimes a trip can be the perfect jumpstart to a new exercise or wellness plan that sets up good habits for you to follow when you get back home. And, you get a chance to travel and explore a new place at the same time. It’s a lot more fun to get healthy when you have the company of an amazing spa, and specialists to usher you through the process. Here are a few of our favourite luxury wellness vacations, providing the perfect opportunity to relax and renew.
wellness destinations we love
Chablé Maroma, mexico
Chablé Resort, Yucatán, Mexico
Rancho la puerta, Baja California
italy & greece
portugal & spain
six senses douro valley
sha wellness, Spain
india & Bhutan
ananda in the himalayAs
The birthplace of yoga, Ayurveda and meditation, the Himalayan foothills in Northern India reflect spiritual enlightenment. The award-winning destination resort, Ananda, rises like a phoenix in the Himalayas on a 100-acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate surrounded by green and serene countryside and Sai forests. Local artifacts and handcrafted furniture adorn the rooms, suites and villas perched atop a mountain side. The 25,000-sq.ft spa is the soul of the resort with its open-air Yoga & Meditation Pavilion, outdoor pool, hydrotherapy rituals, and more than 80 Indian- and Ayurveda-inspired therapies. Dining is a holistic experience that embraces Ayurvedic principles with an emphasis on fresh, natural foods low in fat and rich in nutrients. Guests can further achieve balance and refresh their spirit via discovery of the lush, local landscape, including treks to historic temples, river rafting on the Ganges or a safari expedition. Visit the hotel website.
Six senses Bhutan
In a Buddhist kingdom on the Himalayas’ eastern edge called the “Happiest Place on Earth”, Six Senses Bhutan has crafted a journey that encompasses five unique experiences in five separate lodges. Travellers embark on a circuit, including Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro. Ranging in size and amenities, each lodge spotlights spa, wellness, healthy meals, and self-discovery. With names like “Palace in the Sky” and “Flying Farmhouse,” the lodges occupy a capital city with no traffic lights, a glacial valley with endangered black-necked cranes as neighbors, and the region of the famous Tiger’s Nest Monastery. Treehouse dining at Bumthang and a private dinner in the 15th century stone ruins at Paro are some of the unforgettable experiences created for guests. Trekking, birdwatching, cultural immersion, mind-and-body retreats – this enchanted kingdom, a place where success is measured as Gross National Happiness, is a magical escape from the outside world. Visit the hotel website.
six senses uluwatu, Bali
Perched atop dramatic oceanfront cliffs, the Six Senses Uluwatu Bali is deeply rooted in the spiritual connection to nature and tranquility. A star feature is the resort’s spectacular view of Uluwatu Temple, a symbolic landmark in Balinese culture. The Six Senses Spa is a temple unto itself for the mind and body and the menu’s innovative therapies merge with multi-day wellness and detox programs. Guests rise and shine to morning yoga classes, which help set the intention for a day filled with fun in the sun. Activities abound with three pools, water sports, a cinema under the stars. Visit the hotel website.
Como shambhala estate, Bali
COMO Shambhala Estate is located near Ubud, Bali—a true ‘Retreat for Change’ with resident experts including a yoga teacher, Ayurvedic doctor and resident dietician. The holistic, 360-degree approach offers signature massage therapies, a state-of-the-art gym and outdoor activities such as hiking and climbing. Cuisine is always nutritionally balanced while the residences, suites and villas suit independent guests, couples or families. Guests who want to make a lasting commitment to change can embark on one of their targeted Wellness Programs — Cleanse, Be Active, Ayurvedic and Bespoke — starting from three nights. Visit the hotel website.
The Ranch at live oak
When you find yourself reaching for your iPhone to check emails in the middle of the night, it’s time for the Ranch. This week-long luxury bootcamp in the mountains of Malibu encourages you to power down, let go of stress, and break less-than healthy habits of the day-to-day; and bring back balance through exercise, diet, massage, and rest. Whether it’s a bowl of their signature granola with almond milk or a bar of their lavender pumice soap, each element of this program has been curated to ensure guests have the best of the best. Visit website.
The Ranch 4.0 live oak
NoWhen you find yourself reaching for your iPhone to check emails in the middle of the night, it’s time for the Ranch. This week-long luxury bootcamp in the mountains of Malibu encourages you to power down, let go of stress, and break less-than healthy habits of the day-to-day; and bring back balance through exercise, diet, massage, and rest. Whether it’s a bowl of their signature granola with almond milk or a bar of their lavender pumice soap, each element of this program has been curated to ensure guests have the best of the best. Visit website.
North of Tucson, AZ on 400 acres of idyllic land, Miraval is an inclusive destination resort and spa designed for living life in the moment. With creative programs, unique spa treatments, nourishing cuisine, and top wellness specialists, Miraval helps guests build their own sense of balance. Visit the hotel website.
mia amo spa
Dar Mii amo is your refuge from a world that can all too easily throw you off balance. It’s a sanctuary where you can journey inside, back to the quiet, rooted spaces of your soul and once again find peace. Here, nestled below the Warrior Rock and Kachina Woman spires, you can fill your eyes with nature. You can breathe ancient, powerful energy. You can seek the blessings of the sun and let the earth speak to your heart. Visit the hotel website.
What Our Bespoke travelers Are Saying
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“Miraval was beyond my expectations. Not only is the bed at Miraval utterly restorative, it also features the most comfortable heavenly sheets and pillows, ever!
Looking to extend your trip?
Morocco tends to work as a stand-alone destination thanks to the variety of terrain and experiences it offers… yet only 4 hours from London, this makes for a fantastic combination.