THE WELL at Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica
On 180 lush acres of Costa Rican land at the foothills of the Talamanca Mountains, you’ll find Hacienda AltaGracia. Design the wellness program of your dreams with your dedicated Compa at THE WELL, who will help choose treatments such as the River Bath massage, where scalp, hands and feet are smoothed with bergamot oil while the body is suspended in the Calientillo River. All spa visits begin with a stop by the Casa de Agua, where a purifying clay and steam experience prepares the body for the rejuvenating treatments to follow. Daily yoga sessions begin with a grounding cacao ceremony, and guests can choose from an almost unlimited selection of wellness rituals and programs during their all-inclusive stay in beautifully appointed casitas.
Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Baja California, Mexico
Since 1940, Rancho La Puerta has been welcoming guests to the 4,000-acre property for total body and soul rejuvenating retreats. A variety of programs centered on fitness, wellness education and restoration are offered to visitors who can choose to come for the standard seven-night stay or opt to enroll in a more in-depth program for 21 days or longer. Rancho La Puerta regularly hosts renowned wellness experts for talks and workshops on health, psychology, science, culture and cuisine. Sacred enjoyment of food is an important part of the Rancho La Puerta ethos and Chef Reyna takes great pride in delivering creative, fresh, nutrient-dense meals that are as beautiful as they are delicious. Beautiful and private casitas offer the perfect setting in which to unplug.
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda, Gargnano, Italy
Located in the heart of the spectacularly gorgeous “Riviera dei Limoni,” Lefay Resort is surrounded by gentle hills and serene olive groves with a breathtaking view of the lake. Guests enjoy a host of activities including mountain biking, horseback riding, sailing lessons and trekking the Upper Garda Park to Monte Castello di Gaino for incredible views of the Italian landscape. A meticulously prepared Mediterranean diet, alongside beautifully appointed and newly renovated rooms, sets the stage for a once-in-a-lifetime retreat experience. SPA Lago di Garda’s renowned health and beauty-focused wellness programs offer the best in luxury rejuvenation treatments and can be customized based on the guest’s needs and health goals.
Ojai Valley Inn, Ojai, California
Nestled in a breathtaking coastal valley on 220 oak-studded acres, Ojai Valley Inn offers a variety of both active and peaceful pleasures including a legendary golf course, 31,000-square-foot Spa Village, apiary and beekeeping experience, The Farmhouse, multiple pools and seven dining outlets ranging in setting from casual poolside to fine-dining. Condé Nast Traveler magazine and Travel + Leisure consistently honor the property as a treasured destination for authentically combining the unspoiled spirituality of the region with 21st-century modern luxury in a beautiful setting. In addition, the resort offers a calendar full of specialty sessions like Crystal Healing, Spiritual Counseling and open studio hours at the Artist Cottage.
Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort, Lanai City, Hawaii
On the southeastern coast of pristine Lanai sits Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort, just moments away from some of the most scenic spots on the island. In a unique collaboration between Four Seasons, Sensei and Nobu, guests work with a private wellness consultant to create a personalized retreat that considers movement, health intake, and the needs and goals of the client. Accommodations are truly luxurious with multiple ocean-view rooms and suites, and visitors spend their days lounging by lagoon-style pools, golfing, snorkeling, whale watching, wandering botanical gardens, participating in wellness seminars, enjoying world-class Japanese cuisine at cliffside Nobu Lanai and reconnecting body and spirit at Hawanawana Spa.
Clayoquot Wilderness Resort, Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Though “white canvas tent” may not sound like the epitome of luxe accommodations, the 25 gorgeously appointed tents at Clayoquot Wilderness Resort are just that. Surrounded by the region’s old-growth temperate rainforest and with end-of-the-bed views of Clayoquot Sound, this experience will restore even the most jagged nerves. The concept of Clayoquot is to commune deeply with nature and guests have the opportunity to canoe, fly fish, adventure by helicopter and hike and run miles of waterfront and forest view trails. Healing Grounds Spa offers a generous menu of services including energy sessions, signature massage treatments and toning facial and body treatments incorporating locally sourced botanically based products.
AQUA DOME Hotel, Tirol, Austria
Nestled in the breathtaking beauty of the Ötztal Valley, surrounded by the Austrian Alps, sits the unique world of thermal baths and saunas that comprise AQUA DOME. Guests have access to the thermal bath, saunas, state-of-the-art fitness center and spa and three outdoor floating bowls with 360-degree views of the stunning mountain range. Enjoy delicious cuisine, trek the surrounding hiking trails or take a mountain bike ride while relaxing and rejuvenating. This property is inclusive of guests of all ages and provides free childcare for children under three years old and even offers separate facilities for young guests to ensure parents get plenty of R & R. A visit to Spa 3000 for the Singing Bowl Massage can’t be missed.
Canyon Ranch, Four U.S. locations
Canyon Ranch offers multiple ways to retreat including customized programs, self-guided rejuvenation experiences or by joining weeklong themed immersions offered in a group setting. With locations in Lenox, Massachusetts, Woodside, California, Tucson, Arizona, and Las Vegas, Nevada, there are a variety of settings and accommodations to choose from and the Canyon Ranch staff is on hand to help guide you toward the program that is right for your needs and goals. Their comprehensive approach centers on five pillars — health and performance, mind and spirit, fitness and movement, nutrition and food, and spa and beauty — of integrated wellness practices designed to inspire lasting change. Check their events calendar for upcoming programs featuring special guest facilitators.
Gwinganna Lifestyle Retreat, Queensland, Australia
This ecotourism-certified retreat center seeks to soothe the soul and inspire visitors to live a healthier life. A wellness retreat at Gwinganna combines organic living, spa, movement and relaxation with a team of supportive wellness professionals to help guide the pace of your stay. Delicious organic cuisine, vital wellness seminars, a low-tech environment and a commitment to leaving intoxicants like cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, food and caffeinated beverages behind, make for an impactful experience. Guest stays last two to seven days and there are a variety of specialized retreat formats to choose from incorporating detox, yoga and well-being. On 500 acres in a hidden region of the Tallebudgera Valley, the promise of abundance and calm beckons.
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