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
Camino predio Punta Maroma Region 004 Mz 002 Lote 006-1, Maroma Q.R MX, 77710 Punta Maroma, Mexico | +52 998.387.0044 The brand-new Chablé Maroma is just 30min outside of Cancun, yet feels worlds away from the hustle and bustle of Playa del Carmen’s popular beach nightlife. Chablé Maroma, offers 70 luxe casitas featuring private access to 650 feet of prime beachfront, private pools and moon showers. The spacious villas have open glass walls that bring nature in and an inviting outdoor living area where travelers can instantly slip into vacation mode. With an emphasis on whole-body wellbeing, the resort induces relaxation with a beach yoga deck, full-service spa, water sports, gym, fitness classes and cooking classes. Chef Jorge Vallejo of Mexico City’s acclaimed Quintonil and his team create innovative Mexican dishes that highlight local ingredients and seafare. As a member of Leading Hotels of the World, Butler and Concierge service sweeten the stay for guests in search of impeccable and memorable service. Visit the hotel website.
Chablé Resort, Yucatán, Mexico
Chable Resort, Yucatan, Mexico | +844.424.2253Set in the heart of the Mayan forest on the Yucatan Peninsula, Chablé Resort’s luxury casitas feature a private pool surrounded by botanical gardens. Handmade tile floors, exposed wood beams and high ceilings. A cenote, a sacred site for Mayan Ceremony represents a source of restoration for the body and soul. The spa itself is a work of art, with nine treatment rooms, a steam room, sauna, salt cabin and a floatarium. Chablé’s culinary program boasts three restaurants that spotlight organic and seasonal cuisine sourced from the property’s traditional Mayan Gardens. Travelers have incentive to venture out. Ruins, biosphere reserves, museums, galleries and bustling markets provide a rich travel experience for sophisticated culture vultures. Visit the hotel website.
Camino predio Punta Maroma Region 004 Mz 002 Lote 006-1, Maroma Q.R MX, 77710 Punta Maroma, Mexico | +52 998.387.0044 The . Visit the hotel website.
Rancho la puerta, Baja California
Carretera A Tijuana Km 5, Tecate, CA 91980 | +619.478-5324Renew your mind, body, and spirit on a journey to true wellness. At Rancho La Puerta, our fitness and spa retreat near San Diego, California, you escape from life’s stress and distractions on a healthy vacation that empowers your true self. The Ranch encourages integrative wellness for women and men of all ages and fitness levels through exciting, energetic fitness options, delicious organic cuisine, and pure fun and relaxation …all in a tranquil setting in the shadow of Baja California’s mystical Mt. Kuchumaa. Visit the hotel website.
italy & greece
39036 San Cassiano, Alta Badia (BZ), Italy | Tel +39.047.849500With its all-about-you ethos, a stay at Lesante Blu is a feast for all senses attracting couples and well-heeled sun worshipers. Guests can savor traditional cuisine and fine-dining with menus inspired by fresh seafood from the Ionian Sea, and local produce. Amenities include an outdoor infinity pool, spa treatments, 24-hour fitness center, hammam, water sports and tailored yachting excursions to secluded beaches, affording true sense of place and connection with surrounding nature and the beauty of this Greek paradise. Visit the hotel website.
Tragkaki, Zakynthos 291 00, Greece | +30.26950.61600With its all-about-you ethos, a stay at Lesante Blu is a feast for all senses attracting couples and well-heeled sun worshipers. Guests can savor traditional cuisine and fine-dining with menus inspired by fresh seafood from the Ionian Sea, and local produce. Amenities include an outdoor infinity pool, spa treatments, 24-hour fitness center, hammam, water sports and tailored yachting excursions to secluded beaches, affording true sense of place and connection with surrounding nature and the beauty of this Greek paradise. Visit the hotel website.
portugal & spain
six senses douro valley
Quinta de Vale Abraao, Samodaes, Lamego | +351.254.660.600Set high on a hill with vistas of rolling vineyards of Portugal’s northern region, boutique hotel Six Senses Douro Valley is all about feeling good and living well. A recent restoration has injected a dose of New York cool in this 19th century manor house, blessed with river-view rooms and acres of forested grounds. Take a dip in the serene outdoor pool, try Aerial Yoga, Pilates and unexpected – guided tree climbing expedition. Participate in an Alchemy Bar Workshop, or pull up a seat at the chef’s table and indulge in locally inspired treatments at the award winning spa. Wine enthusiasts will love exploring nearby vineyards tucked away in UNESCO World Heritage – Douro Valley. Visit the hotel website.
sha wellness, Spain
Calle de Verderol, 5, 03581 El Albir, Alicante | +34.966.811.199SHA Wellness Clinic is located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea between the bay of Altea and the natural park of Sierra Helada – a microclimate considered by the World Health Organization as the best climatology in the world. With a health program that suits all needs, in this unique paradise, you will find a journey of discovery of health and conscious lifestyle. From January 1st to March 31, 2019 – Enjoy 7 nights and pay only 6 nights. Enjoy 14 nights and pay only 12. Enjoy 21 nights and pay only 18. Call us today for details on this promotion. Visit the hotel website.
india & Bhutan
ananda in the himalayAs
Tehri Garwal Narendra Nagar, UT 249175 India +91 1378 227500
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
Six Senses BhutanIn 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
Jalan Goa Lempeh, Uluwatu, Bali – 80361 +62.361.2090300Perched 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
Ubud, Gianyar Bali | +62.361.978.888COMO 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
12220 Cotharin Rd., Malibu 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
2 Dole Drive., Westlake Village 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.
5000 E. Via Estancia. Tucson, Arizona 85739 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
525 Boynton Canyon Road, Sedona, AZ 86336Dar 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.
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