BY: Majesty's Pleasure
Sometimes, a shift in your daily routine is exactly what you need to break out of a rut, clear your head, and reset both your body and your mind. That’s where a wellness getaway comes into play—health-focused retreats are crafted to aid in your mental and physical transformation through a slew of activities like stone massages, horseback riding, meditation, and more.
Ahead, we compiled a list of seven wellness destinations around the globe that you should consider traveling to, especially if you’re in need for some rest and rejuvenation.
WHERE: Lanai City, Hawaii
PRICE: The Guided Sensei Experience starts at $1,610 per night
Sensei Lanai focuses on helping their guests learn daily practices to live longer and healthier lives. There’s an expansive outdoor garden, filled with lush trees and tropical flowers, as well as a 24-hour fitness facility, yoga space, an 18-hole putting course, and an oasis pool where you can swim laps. Visitors can opt for a Sensei guided experience for a more personalized experience, including one-on-one guided fitness and nutrition session, private spa treatments, and salon services.
WHERE: Tecate, Mexico
PRICE: A seven-day package starts at $4,650
If you’re looking for a physical reset, this is the retreat for you. Rancho La Puerta offers over 80 fitness classes, from TRX to pilates to intensive hiking retreats, in addition to spa treatments and cooking classes where you create meals composed of ingredients from the on-grounds garden. There’s also a new extended stay option for those in search of a longer retreat. The 21-Day Perfect Balance Sabbatical includes “fitness classes, nine spa treatments, three private wellness consultations, two private fitness consultations, hands-on cooking class, weekly intention setting sessions, and much more.”
WHERE: San Diego, CA
PRICE: Rates start at $1530 per night
In addition to 14 on-property tennis courts (and an award-winning tennis program), The Spa at Rancho Valencia offers everything from spin and yoga classes to restorative spa treatments to wellness workshops. And don’t worry—this isn’t one of those retreats where alcohol is completely off-limits. There’s cocktail and delicious food options at Veladora, the fine-dining establishment on the resort, as well as a state-of-the-art wine room.
WHERE: Alicante, Spain
PRICE: Rates start at $1137 per night
Nestled on a mountainside that overlooks the Mediterranean Sea, SHA Wellness Clinic pairs together western medicine with eastern alternative therapies for a well-rounded and holistic experience. Think electrocardiograms, full medical evaluations, osteopathy, ozone and serotherapy, traditional Chinese medicine, and psychology and psychotherapy sessions.
WHERE: Miami, Florida
PRICE: Rates start at $402 per night
Consider this a wellness oasis in a city full of vice—the fitness center at Carillon Miami offers over 200 fitness classes a week, features an indoor rock wall, and a therapeutic igloo. The wellness area is just as stocked with as many activities: there’s massage therapy, aromatherapy, cryotherapy, and salt float bath therapy.
WHERE: Malibu, California
This iconic destination is a weeklong and completely immersive program that allows you to let go of stress and break some of your poor habits through exercise, nutrition, massage, and rest (yes, there’s a scheduled nap time). Guests participate in group activities in a daily schedule that includes six-hours of low impact exercise and a four-hour group hiking excursion. Additionally, there’s a weekly cooking class, acupuncture sessions, and cryotherapy saunas on-site.
WHERE: Tola, Nicaragua
PRICE: Rates start at $195 per night
Not only does the treehouse design of this resort minimize its impact on the ecosystem, but it also allows for gorgeous, Instagram-worthy sunset views. Not that you’d be posting on social media while on this trip, anyway—you’ll be too busy enjoying the full-service spa, doing yoga next to the ocean, taking surfing lessons, and capping your evenings off with a salsa class.