Weary travelers are seeking a different experience than just taking a vacation to a changed destination. Instead, the focus is on coming back refreshed and rejuvenated. Upscale Living went in search of the ultimate in Wellness Travel, whether it’s a new yoga offering, a retreat or by taking care of your mind, body & spirit, in turn, learning how to put yourself first.
Bodyholiday, St. Lucia
An organic and educational experience rooted in overall wellbeing, the new treetop wellness dining experience in St Lucia is set to stir the culinary senses. As part of BodyHoliday’s sustainable initiatives, the property offers a unique, educational and sustainable garden-to-table I-Tal dining experience amongst the treetops of the Coubaril Valley. BodyHoliday has launched its evening I-Tal experience.
After a day of sun, sand, and spa, guests can embark on a culinary journey through the resort’s organic garden before enjoying a mouth-watering, vegetable-forward dinner. Guests will meet one of BodyHoliday’s wellness chefs, Juliana Lansiquot, in a beautiful open-air kitchen-dining room. Utilizing the fresh food that was just foraged, she will teach the group different methods of cooking to maintain both the nutritional value and flavor of the ingredients.
Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, Puerto Rico
Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve will introduce the Zencanto Retreat, a new offering that can be built out upon request and is a synthesis of healing traditions, artful play, mindfulness and meditation experiences available at The Reserve. Guests will tap into the abundant richness of the environment as well as the charm of both land and sea to cultivate an internal sense of balance and joy.
The customizable offering will include holistic cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, offer a variety of yoga and fitness classes for guests to participate in along with holistic workshops and spa experiences. Some of the spa experiences offered through Spa Botánico include the signature Manos Santas treatment, renewal rituals, treehouse massages, and access to the purification garden on the property.
Ker & Downey® Africa’s Women’s Luxury Yoga Retreat, South Africa
In collaboration with expert yoga practitioners Joëlle Sleebos and Ena During, Ker & Downey® Africa has launched its signature Women’s Luxury Yoga Retreat in South Africa. Scheduled to run in October 2020, the 9-day retreat invites women to discover South Africa’s most tranquil and renowned destinations while taking time to reconnect with themselves, nourish their bodies and return home rejuvenated.
The highlight of this trip will include staying on the edge of Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens at the exclusive Arambrook Boutique Hotel accompanied by daily yoga classes with Joëlle, a spa experience at the leading Santé Wellness Spa and Retreat in the Cape Winelands and an unrivaled safari and wellness escape in Thornybush Private Game Reserve at Saseka Tented Camp.
Pelorus – Mind, Body & Soul
Encouraging guests to consider the wellness of body, mind, and soul, PELORUS has tailor-made experiences that offer a sense of escapism, are culturally immersive, spiritually engaging and physically rewarding whilst transporting you to a world full of relaxation that is devoid of stress.
Bhutan offers the untouched serenity of deep pine forests and tranquil walks. Slip off to Oman and into the Empty Quarter desert where a luxury tented camp awaits. Ecuador provides a unique environment in which guests can completely detach themselves from the everyday hustle and bustle. Escape into the wilderness and rejuvenate your soul amongst the coastal rainforest of British Columbia. Discover Svalbard’s imposing terrain and dramatic glaciers aboard a yacht is an unparalleled experience, offering a true sense of serenity.
The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort, Mexico
The St. Regis Punta Mita Resort is set to host their annual wellness retreat, this year titled Mind Body Fit, for six days from June 7 – 13 2020. The exclusive, custom-made Bootcamp allows guests to experience meditation classes, yoga and the unique @sersanametod, a prestigious fitness, and nutrition system focused on creating and implementing an overall healthy lifestyle designed by fitness experts Leticia Roman.
Set among the pristine beaches of the resort, the Bootcamp allows guests the opportunity to enjoy luxury amenities while participating in an innovative program designed to accelerate the metabolism, burn fat, sculpt the body and clean the organs. The getaway will create a level of consciousness around holistic wellbeing with an emphasis on taking care of the body at physical, mental and emotional levels.
Bürgenstock Resort’s Waldhotel, Lake Lucerne
The 5* Waldhotel Health & Medical Excellence at Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort, Lake Lucerne, launches its Detox Yoga break, focused on restoring and rejuvenating the mind and body.
Detox Yoga is an advanced program defined as a combination of energizing and restorative yoga techniques, meditation sessions and pranayama supported by a detoxing diet following the innovative Waldhotel Color Cuisine method. It will leave guests feeling re-energized and full of vitality. The program was designed to help to increase mental clarity, improve the skin appearance and muscle tone, brighten eyes and help the joints, increase flexibility and create a sense of emotional balance, grounding, and peace. Under the guidance of Yoga Master Sandra Schunck, yoga practitioners of all levels are invited to participate in the Detox Yoga break.
Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Spa, Buckhead
Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead is pleased to announce a new spa concept, the menu of treatments and partners at its coveted Waldorf Astoria Spa. Paying homage to Atlanta’s reputation as a “city in the forest,” the new spa program invites guests to discover a transformative spa and wellness experience within while enjoying a dose of pampering from new acclaimed luxury partners.
Inspired by the lush, green canopy that embraces the city, Waldorf Astoria Atlanta Buckhead brings the “city in the forest” concept into the experience at the Waldorf Astoria Spa, which is a true oasis offering respite from the rigors of urban living, stress, and travel. The new menu of treatments invites guests to cultivate a deeper connection to their surroundings and themselves, and live life to the fullest.
YO1 Resort, The Catskills, NY
YO1 Wellness Resort and Spa sits on 1,310 acres of pristine lakes and pine forests in the Catskills mountains in upstate NY. Derived from the Sanskrit word Yovan, YO1 means “youth.” On the site of the former Kutsher’s Resort, this luxury destination offers guests yoga, spa and wellness experiences designed to detox, revitalize and promote optimal health and wellbeing. Hiking, yoga, golf, cooking classes, nutritional counseling, and a full fitness center give guests an array of activities to choose from.
YO1 Wellness Resort & Spa Center aims to enlighten guests about the essence of eternal youth and consciousness. The first luxury nature cure destination of its kind in America, YO1 is a luxury wellness destination created to awaken the body’s ability to self-heal by providing individually customized wellness programs.