Ready, Set, Retreat: Wellness Destinations by Region
Ready, set, retreat! Where will your travel plans take you next? Make this summer the season of good health—live well and feel good with a trip to one of these amazing wellness destinations that feature special promotions, unique workout options, and more.
There are many spectacular wellness destinations out there, but we were only able to name a few here—stay tuned for part two!
The Mayflower Grace – Washington, CT
The Relax-Restore-Retreat includes an overnight stay, continental breakfast, and $150 spa credit per room.
Canyon Ranch in Lenox – Lenox, MA
Enjoy 25 percent off with a stay of three or more nights with the Spring into Summer offer; available through June 20, 2015, excluding May 22-24.
The Biggest Loser Resort – Chicago, IL
At this wellness destination (which also has locations in Amelia Island, FL, and Niagara, NY), take on distinctive fitness classes like “Smackdown,” which combines boxing and cardio.
Sundara Inn & Spa – Wisconsin Dells, WI
The Women’s Retreat, June 22-25, 2015, is writer-centric—whether you’re a professional writer or simply a fan of blogging or journaling. Get ready to “bring balance and inspiration” into your writing.
Hilton Head Health – Hilton Head Island, SC
Pre-Pay Your Stay and Save 20 Percent: Book now for stays through August 30 and save 20 percent when you prepay your entire stay. Limited to the first 25 reservations.
The Biltmore Hotel – Coral Gables, FL
The two-night Benessere Wellness travel retreat, available year round, is based on three options, though all include lodging and free breakfast daily. Choices include:
- Clean and Green: Flush out toxins and fuel up the body—enjoy a spin class at the hotel’s award-winning fitness center and a 50-minute Organic Seaweed Leaf Cocoon body wrap at the Biltmore Spa. The experience concludes with a signature Green Lemonade made of lettuce, apples, lemon, ginger, and organic agave nectar.
- The Balanced Guru: This offering includes daily yoga and a 50-minute Abhyanga Massage. Finally, sip on an Alkalizer Juice mixed with cucumbers, carrots, green apples, celery, and lime.
- Strong Is the New Skinny: A choice of a core, sculpting, or circuit class is followed by a 50-minute Therapeutic Deep Tissue Massage and a Pumping Iron Juice of carrots, spinach, lettuce, and beets.
Miraval Resort & Spa – Tucson, AZ
This destination spa’s new Dream Silks class uses aerial silks to support and suspend the body while practitioners slip in and out of various yin and restorative yoga postures.
The St. Regis Deer Valley – Park City, UT
A summer series of exclusive Alpine Yoga Fitness Retreats with V Art of Wellness trainers Tracie and Christopher Vlaun take place June 24 – July 1, July 23 – July 26, and August 20 – 23, 2015. The outdoor yoga retreat occurs on the property’s Astor Terrace, overlooking mountain views. (Special room rates also available over those weekends.)
Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa – Riviera Maya, Mexico
Fashionistas and foodies will rejoice with the property’s second-annual Food, Fashion, and Fitness program. Happening June 18-21, 2015, the retreat brings together cuisine, fashion, and health—from workout classes on the beach, jungle obstacle runs, and a mini-triathlon to organic cooking class, chef’s table experience, and fashion advice. Program includes three-nights’ accommodations in selected room category, complimentary full daily breakfast, free use of fitness center and wet areas at Kinan Spa, 20 percent off any spa service, and more.
Rancho La Puerta – Tecate, Mexico
This acclaimed destination spa features Specialty Weeks year-round with visiting lecturers, MDs, authors, musicians, exercise leaders, and more; upcoming weeks include Managing Your Attention in an Age of Distraction in June 2015—join Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Katherine Ellison, who shares insight into the spectrum of distraction disorders, increasing vulnerability to these disorders, and what you can do to strengthen your focus in challenging times.
The BodyHoliday – Castries, St. Lucia
Lose It, Tone It Program: A combination of activities and treatments—from personal training to nutrition tips to body wraps—is designed to help you lose weight. Available in three-, five-, or seven-day increments.
Yoga @ShardView by Yogasphere – London, UK
Join Yogasphere founders on yoga wellbeing retreats around the world. Meet with a resident life coach, unwind with services from complimentary therapists, and savor an à la carte, customized menu. Next retreats: June 2015, Greece; July 2015, Spain; August 2015, Italy; September 2015, Morocco; October 2015, Himalayas; November 2015, Maldives; December 2015, Kenya.
Château Saint-Martin & Spa – Vence, France
The Ananda Yoga Detox Program will welcome yoga guru Kirit Thacker from Ananda in the Himalayas, who will guide participants through Ayurvedic therapies, yoga, and mediation—all designed to relieve stress and improve health. Program includes breakfast at Le Saint-Martin prepared by both Chateau Saint-Martin’s executive chef and Ananda in the Himalayas chef. Available May 31-June 8, 2015; four-, six-, or eight-night options offered.
Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa – Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia
This all-inclusive fitness and health spa retreat projects a backcountry boot-camp experience in both British Columbia and Baja California. A strict emphasis on holistic health and metabolism takes center stage, as do a 16-guest limit and heavily packed schedule of hiking, yoga, massage and detox services, and fitness and nutrition classes.
For more wellness travel destination ideas, go to spafinder.com.