VACATION IS A GREAT TIME FOR HEALTH, FITNESS AND SELF-CARE.
As the year progresses, nature calls to us, and vacation is the perfect time to reconnect with ourselves and rediscover our health and well-being. If you’re looking for a place to recharge your body and mind, look no further than 10 of The World’s Top Wellness Retreats.
LAKE AUSTIN SPA RESORT
Nestled in the Hill Country, this world-class resort offers enticing indoor and outdoor fitness activities, from kayaking to yoga, hiking, cardio classes, and even a paddle board boot camp. After a day of sweating out toxins, choose from more than 100 treatments at the 25,000-square-foot spa
From the luxury private cottages to the farm-to-table cuisine, this 113-acre retreat is the perfect place to escape your daily routine. Enjoy scenic walking paths, free bikes, fitness and yoga classes, and a 40-foot pool, then indulge in pampering treatments at the 5,000-square-foot spa.
This stately resort offers luxury accommodations and the finest healthy cuisine, as well as a host of fitness options and rejuvenating treatments. Try a private yoga class, take a power nap at the Neurospa, or schedule a naturopathy consultation to learn how to better manage your health.
BODYHOLIDAY, CARIBLUE BEACH
With a focus on relaxation, exercise and healthy eating, this all-inclusive beachfront retreat offers weeklong programs for the fitness enthusiast. Try your hand at archery, tai chi, tennis, water volleyball or beach cricket. Feeling adventurous? Book time to sail, scuba dive, wind surf and water ski.
THE AMERICAN CLUB
This one-time residence has been transformed into a luxury estate fit for a king. Experience therapeutic treatments at Kohler Water Spa, or play the world-class golf course at this five-star resort. Forgo the cart and walk the green as you admire the lush landscape.
ART OF LIVING RETREAT CENTER
BOONE, NORTH CAROLINA
Nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains, this secluded hotel provides a tranquil place to recharge. Stretch your body and mind with yoga and meditation, partake in Ayurvedic detox treatments, or get creative with a hands-on pottery class. In-house experts can also create a personalized health and wellness routine for you to take home.
SIX SENSES DOURO VALLEY
DOURO VALLEY, PORTUGAL
From acupuncturists to aerial yoga, this renovated 19th-century manor house provides a range of experiences to promote wellness and physical renewal. Drawing inspiration from the surrounding wine country, the high-end retreat also offers grape- and citrus fruit-inspired spa therapies.
PRITIKIN LONGEVITIYCENTER & SPA
Popular among A-list clientele who want to look and feel their best, Pritikin is renowned for its state-of-the-art diet, exercise and lifestyle programs. Surrounded by 650 acres of tropical lushness, you can receive personalized guidance and support addressing weight loss, chronic illness prevention, and classes on banishing negative thinking.
ARO HA WELLNESS RETREAT
GLENORCHY, NEW ZEALAND
Clear mental clutter in the quiet stillness of New Zealand’s Southern Alps. This intimate, eco-friendly resort offers award-winning wellness adventures for every level of fitness, together with a stellar vegetarian menu. From strength training and hiking to yoga and spa therapies, a trip to Aro Ha will help balance your mind, body and soul.
SHA WELLNESS CLINIC
EL ALBIR, SPAIN
Experience a holistic approach to health and well-being at this beachside luxury resort, which offers nutrition, fitness and natural therapies with a focus on regenerative medicine and life balance. Packages include anti-stress, weight-control, and recovery programs. The Mediterranean coast makes the clinic feel like paradise.