Now that we can all agree wellness travel is the only way to get away, why not start your 2015 by booking a fantastic vacation that blends fitness, healthy eating, and relaxation? We’ve rounded up 15 healthy getaways to help kick start your fit and fab ’15! Share some of the healthy destinations you hope to travel to in the New Year in the comments below!
Golden Door – San Marco, California
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With their iconic wellness programing consisting of women’s, men’s, co-ed, and special focus weeks, Golden Door is the type of destination that will change your life in just seven days. Thanks to the property only accepting 40 guests each week, you’ll receive personalized attention during your 7-day program. Enjoy beautiful hikes, informative lectures, mindful meditation in the two labyrinths, and of course, rejuvenating spa treatments. You’ll leave feeling stronger mentally, physically, and emotionally.
Miraval Resort & Spa – Tucson, Arizona
Miraval has long been known as a premier destination for healing one’s mind, body, and soul, and if you book a stay from now until March 1, 2015 you’ll enjoy a 5th night free plus a $150 nightly resort credit, per person! All of your meals, snacks, and smoothies are included as well as participation in the daily schedule of wellness programing!
Blackberry Farm’s Balanced Life & Body: Winter Reset – January 23-25, 2015 – Walland, Tennessee
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For more than 70 years guests have found a tranquil escape amidst the Great Smoky Mountains on Blackberry Farm’s 4,200 acres. Start your 2015 on a healthy note by booking a stay during the Winter Reset weekend, January 23-25. You’ll enjoy fitness and yoga classes, hikes, lectures about building your immune system and juicing, one-on-one sessions with herbalist Susan Fidler, and more! Tuition is $500 plus the cost of your room.
The Resort at Longboat Key Club – Sarasota, Florida
The resort’s new “Your Key to a Lifetime of Wellness” program is the perfect way to kick start your healthy year! Your 3-7 night stay will include a nutrition consult, personal training, daily fitness classes, farm-to-table meals, and more! Prices start at $2,300.
Sky Ranch Fitness at Bacara Resort and Spa – Santa Barbara, California
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One of the best experiences of my 2014 should definitely be on your list for 2015! Sky Ranch Fitness at Bacara Resort and Spa blends luxury, fitness, healthy eating, and friendship for a retreat experience all its own. You’ll stay at Bacara, enjoy fitness training and assessments, healthy gourmet food and snacks, beautiful and challenging hikes, spa treatments, and a wine tasting and chef’s dinner at Foley Winery (pictured above).
Canyon Ranch – Lenox, Massachusetts
Another authority in wellness, Canyon Ranch, with its locations in Miami, Florida, Tuscon, Arizona, and Lenox, Massachusetts, offers guests a world-class destination spa experience. The Lenox location, nestled in the wooded Berkshires, offers year-round outdoor activities from cross-country skiing to stand-up paddle boarding, over 40 fitness classes daily, specialists for one-on-one consultations, and healthy meals in their all-inclusive pricing.
Hilton Head Health – Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
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Lose well, live well, play well at Hilton Head Health in 2015. Whether you are looking to lose weight or just get in better shape, Hilton Head Health has a retreat week that is perfect for you. Select the right program for you from the list of retreats and enjoy a personalized week that is tailored to your needs and goals. In anticipation of the new INDIGO spa opening in February 2015, the property is hosting a great InSPArational Series which will feature three amazing guest speakers!
Four Seasons Beverly Hills – Los Angeles, California
The luxury hotel has really taken a turn towards wellness over the last year offering everything from a locally-sourced juice bar and vegan cuisine to in-room personalized workouts. Leave your workout gear at home? No problem! Call down and request anything from resistance bands, mats, clothes, and even sneakers! In addition, more holistic energy work has been added to the spa menu, showcasing the fact that spa is more than just a luxury, it’s a necessity!
Pritkin Longevity Center and Spa – Miami, Florida
We are big fans of the Pritikin Program at Spafinder, because it works! At Pritikin, not only do you get access to the fabulous spa, you get a complete transformative, life-changing experience that will help you fight disease, lose weight, and feel great about yourself long after you leave. Your medically-supervised, all-inclusive stay includes accommodations, physician services, cooking classes and gourmet dining, fitness classes, and more!
Green Mountain at Fox Run – Ludlow, Vermont
Nestled in Vermont’s Green Mountains, Green Mountain at Fox Run is known for helping women everywhere reach their weight loss and fitness goals. The program includes a personalized health assessment, balanced meals and cooking demos, fitness classes, support groups, and more!
Lake Austin Spa Resort – Austin, Texas
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Lake Austin Spa Resort is a gorgeous wellness retreat in Hill Country, offering guests a destination spa experience that really highlights its destination. Incorporating the music scene Austin is known for, guests can enjoy fitness, spa, and mindfulness programming set to live music! The all-inclusive package includes everything from newly renovated accommodations to gourmet meals and a wide-range of unique wellness activities. Unwind at the 10,000-square-foot LakeHouse Spa and feel like a new you in the new year.
BodyHoliday at LeSPORT – Cariblue Beach, St. Lucia
When you want the sun and the sand to be a part of your wellness getaway, look no further than to BodyHoliday! Set on the gorgeous Caribbean island of St. Lucia, BodyHoliday focuses on mind-body-soul wellness. Their motto? “Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind.” Book a trip an enjoy their all-inclusive program of spa treatments, healthy cuisine, and fitness activities.
Lodge at Woodloch – Hawley, Pennslyvania
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Head to the Pocono Mountains for a romantic, relaxing, and rejuvenating escape in 2015! The all-inclusive program (you can select an a la carte option for the spa) includes everything from delicious locally-sourced meals to creative workshops to help you recenter your body and mind. Sign up for a cooking class or even a wine tasting and relish in being tucked away in over 150 private woodland acres.
Rancho La Puerta – Tecate, Mexico
One of our favorite healthy getaways takes us south of the border to Mexico’s world-renowned Rancho La Puerta. An authority in the world of wellness since 1940, Rancho La Puerta completely renews the spirit as you focus on your health and wellness under the watchful shadow of Mt. Kuchumaa. Utilizing integrative wellness, exciting and fun fitness classes, and organic cuisine, the Ranch is an amazing option for your 2015 healthy vacation!
Introducing… Villa Stéphanie at Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa – Baden-Baden, Germany
Set to open January 15, 2015, Villa Stéphanie, the new wellness destination extension to the iconic Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa, will focus on beauty, detox and nutrition, emotional, and medical care. Spanning over 54,000-square-feet and 5 floors, the spa will feature a 5,382-square-foot sauna, plunge pool, gym, hammam, and Ladies Sauna.
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