These 32 Idyllic Destinations Are Perfect for Your Next Wellness-Inspired Getaway

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The 32 Best Destinations for a Wellness RetreatVictor Elias

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While we are all about discovering the romance in daily life—nurturing a vibrant garden or watching the day's last moments of natural light stream in through the window as you enjoy a cocktail—sometimes you just need to get away. You might have worked hard to transform yourbathroom into a spa-like destination featuring a walk-in shower with all the bells and whistles and a vanity full of the most luxurious self-care products, but there's nothing like a wellness retreat to help you slow down, treat yourself, and learn (or relearn) the art of disconnecting. The beach, mountains, jungle, countryside, and even the city can be a welcome change of pace to refocus on body, mind, and spirit for a few days.

We've done our research to uncover the world's most lavish, restorative retreats. From far-flung spa experiences in the Himalayan foothills to immersive road trip-able getaways, these fabulous escapes offer something for every type of rejuvenation-seeker. These incredible wellness retreats will help you take steps toward accomplishing your fitness, dietary, sleep, meditation, and other goals while getting some much deserved R&R.

Al Bustan Palace: Muscat, Oman

Once you are ensconced in the Arabian fort–inspired spa of Al Bustan Palace, it’s easy to resist the distractions of the outside world. You’ll be wrapped up in age-defying facials, massages from your scalp to your feet, the ultimate pedicure, one-on-one yoga programs, private meditation, and other wellness treatments inspired by Omani traditions. All this on a secluded beach in a Ritz-Carlton Hotel with guest rooms and suites newly renovated to reflect both local and Art Deco influences? Yes, please.

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Wilderness Mombo: Okavango Delta, Botswana

Take a walk on the wild side on a wellness journey to the locale with some of the best game viewing in the world. The purposeful luxury camp Wilderness Mombo encompasses more than 110,000 acres of pristine landscape to explore. On a guided walking safari, focus on the intricacies of the bush and learn more about rare birds and hardworking insects as well as come face-to-face with curious giraffes and zebras. Wake to elephants ambling silently by the private wraparound veranda of your spacious wood and canvas suite set in a thicket of giant mangosteen and fig trees. Schedule an in-room massage or pamper yourself with a full spa experience.

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Aman New York: New York City

Midtown Manhattan may not sound like a bastion of relaxation, but Aman New York transports you from this city of perpetual motion to an urban sanctuary with minimalist interiors and three floors dedicated to wellness and longevity. The hotel’s spa facilities include a light-filled fitness center, cryotherapy chamber, 65-foot heated swimming pool, and hair salon by John Barrett, whose celebrity clients have included Princess Diana, Martha Stewart, and Victoria Beckham. Splurge on a half or full day in one of two luxe private “spa houses,” complete with a double treatment room, a living area with a daybed, an outdoor terrace with a cold plunge and hot bath, and either a hammam (marble steam room) or a banya (wood-clad sauna).

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The American Club: Kohler, Wisconsin

In 1981, the former dormitory for single, male immigrant employees of Kohler was reborn as a five-star resort hotel near the shores of Lake Michigan. The American Club Carriage House grants “walk in your robe” access to dining and the Kohler Waters Spa. Wellness concierges stand ready to curate your itinerary. You can fill your days with hydrotherapy treatments; acupuncture for pain, stress, or insomnia relief; cycling classes; yoga on the lake; rounds of golf; and tennis matches. Rumor has it the River Wildlife wilderness preserve has the best country gourmet dining in the U.S.

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Nayara Springs: Arenal Volcano National Park, Costa Rica

Return to nature and pura vida (pure life) at Nayara Springs’ award-winning open-air spa tucked into pockets of the majestic Costa Rican rainforest. Every treatment is tailored to your interests and comes with a soundtrack of cooing frogs and chirping birds. Don’t miss the signature detoxifying massage with volcanic mud sourced from the nearby Arenal volcano. Wander the lush grounds adorned with heliconia and bougainvillea, and venture out to zip-line across the top of the canopy, rappel down the side of a waterfall, and go white water rafting. Drink in the local culture with a visit to a coffee plantation or a Maleko village to admire the arts and crafts of this Indigenous population. And pop by the sloth sanctuary to see the “slow living” experts in action.

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Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat: Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia

We’ve all got bad habits we need to break, right? Mountain Trek Health Reset Retreat aims to help guests do just that by improving the five pillars of their health: fitness, nutrition, stress, sleep, and detoxification. The immersive program incorporates daily guided hikes through the breathtaking Canadian Rockies; sunrise yoga; exercise classes; chef-prepared, nutritionist-designed spa cuisine; and therapeutic massages. Staff members supply support before, during, and even after your visit with balanced health coaching and encouragement and tips shared through newsletters, blog posts, and social media.

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Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley: Calistoga, California

While you’ll find no shortage of resorts in California’s wine country, only one possesses an on-site working winery. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Napa Valley is home to Elusa Winery, Spa Talisa, and Auro, the city’s lone Michelin-rated fine dining spot. Tasting sessions aid you in training your palate to recognize the subtle yet distinct differences between floral and woody, balanced and rounded, and fruit- and terroir-driven wines. The oxygenating botanical facial, developed by local clean beauty brand Liv + Grace, is a favorite way to treat skin concerns. Vineyard views are best observed from the spa garden whirlpool, and outdoor misting decks make for great places to lounge. Seasonally inspired, five-course dinners await in an intimate space featuring the sprawling Palisades Mountains as a backdrop.

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Mango House Seychelles: Mahé

Mango House Seychelles stretches along the Anse Aux Poules Bleues, a calm bay with crystal clear waters. Activity lovers can book a workout session with one of the property's dedicated personal trainers or head to the ocean for kayaking, snorkeling, fishing, and more. After a day on the water, visit the wellness sanctuary, anpe, which means "at peace" in Creole. There, you can take in views of the glittering Indian Ocean while you receive personalized treatments made with local plants and natural resources.

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Carillon Miami Wellness Resort: Miami

Whether you're a snowbird who always heads south for the winter or just looking for a domestic tropical getaway, Carillon Miami Wellness Resort is an excellent option. This five-star property boasts one of the most comprehensive wellness programs on the East Coast, a pristine stretch of white sand beach, and a 70,000-square-foot spa. The cuisine is also fantastic with four dining venues to choose from, all of which highlight the freshest local produce. A personal concierge works with each guest to ensure a trip to Carillon is everything and more.

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Conrad Punta de Mita: Riviera Nayarit, Mexico

Looking for something a little different than a Swedish massage? Go to the spa at Conrad Punta de Mita, and indulge in a Mexican cultural and spiritual purification practice led by a local curandero (healer) that dates back at least 5,000 years. After the 90-minute experience with hot lava rocks, herbal steam, chanting, and meditation, you'll feel recharged, enlightened, and invigorated.

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Ojai Valley Inn: Ojai, California

Seated at the foothills of the Topatopa Mountains just 90 minutes from L.A., this Mediterranean-inspired resort is a truly luxurious haven for wellness-seekers. Ojai Valley Inn's award-winning spa, wide variety of year-round outdoor activities, and artistic offerings make it the perfect destination to soothe your soul for a long weekend. You won't want to miss booking one of the spa penthouses with stunning Ojai valley and mountain views from private terraces. Plus you will be right above the spa.

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Sensei Lana’i: Lana’i City, Hawaii

One of the most secluded wellness retreats in the United States, Sensei Lana’i is an ideal place to get away when you need it most. This Four Seasons resort emphasizes three main principles of restoration: move, nourish, and rest, which embody its Sensei Way philosophy. Those in need of extra downtime can take a Sensei Sabbatical, where guests spend at least 30 days guided by the resort's highly trained staff, programming, and technology that aligns with their personal goals to emerge refreshed and ready to take on the world. Spa treatments, outdoor sports by the ocean, strolls through the art-filled garden, and fabulous meals at Sensei by Nobu are sure to get you on your way back to health through a balance of science and nature.

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Blackberry Mountain: Walland, Tennessee

Walland, Tennessee, has become a global destination for those in need of fresh air and space to roam in the most sophisticated way. Sister properties Blackberry Farm and Blackberry Mountain have mastered the art of rustic luxury, making these Great Smoky Mountain resorts idyllic backdrops for your next escape. The properties offer intimate experiences through 2024 Blackberry Year, initiatives created to dive deeper into the mountain lifestyle through curated workshops, treatments, master classes, and demonstrations focused on wellness. Additionally you can still enjoy all the morning hikes, spa treatments and health consultations, pottery classes, and culinary explorations that make this place special.

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Rancho La Puerta: Tecate, Mexico

If you are in need of a digital detox or a nutritional reset or simply longing for a lush oasis to get pampered, Rancho La Puerta has a personalized experience for you. Just across the border in Baja California, this dreamy wellness retreat will enrich your mind, body, and soul through long walks, unique workshops, and natural healing treatment for a holistic rejuvenation process.

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Olea All Suite Hotel: Zakynthos, Greece

Olea All Suite Hotel provides privacy, restoration, and an abundance of wellness-centric offerings at their finest—perched on an olive tree–laden hill overlooking jewel-toned waters. If that's not enough to loosen up those shoulders, the property's Royal Spa (in partnership with acclaimed German skincare brand Babor), outdoor fitness classes, beauty salon, and Mediterranean-inspired gastronomic experiences will leave you with the ultimate glow-up. Opt for one of the swim-up or private pool suites for an extraspecial experience at Olea.

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Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa: San Diego

This sunny Southern California city offers a true refuge from the hustle and bustle of life (and home) in Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa. The Spanish Colonial hacienda-inspired property spans 45 acres and boasts a strong commitment to wellness through its cuisine, customizable spa offerings, a renowned tennis program, and a variety of outdoor fitness classes each day. The Wellness Collective allows guests to further explore what they need to feel their best with sustainable, transformative tools that will empower them for a lifetime. From consultations with a leading medical wellness expert to supplemental lectures and spa cuisine, this program is an immersive education on how to best care for yourself.

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BodyHoliday: Saint Lucia

It won't take long to discover why BodyHoliday is one of the most sought-after places in the world for a wellness retreat. This Saint Lucian resort delivers everything you need to experience true rejuvenation and stimulate the senses with relaxation, exercise, restorative beauty, and diet as the leading pillars of your journey. Your stay comes with a daily customized massage, and the BodyHoliday team will help you dine, move, and dream in a way that fits your wellness aspirations—all with the Caribbean Sea and a white sand beach as your backdrop.

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Shou Sugi Ban House: Water Mill, New York

Shou Sugi Ban House serves up the best elements of Eastern design, cuisine, and healing in a gorgeous compound on pristine Atlantic shores in the Hamptons. At this tranquil sanctuary guests build habits to last beyond a weekend, with culinary classes, seasonal workshops, and a variety of movement classes to help you upgrade your daily regimen. The luxe wabi-sabi–inspired property features guest studios equipped with fireplaces, soaking tubs, and private garden patios to ensure your stay is restorative at every moment.

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Como Shambhala Estate: Ubud, Bali

If there's anywhere worth crossing the globe for to find balance and renewed vitality, it's Como Shambhala Estate in Bali. Intentionality is imperative at this beautiful resort to help you build healthy habits for a lifetime of wellness. Select from four unique wellness programs—Cleanse, Be Active, Ayurvedic, and Bespoke—to inspire informed life changes, or choose your own adventure, blending your favorite amenities, like massages, Ayung River rafting, and cultural tours, for a distinctly inspiring retreat.

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The Ranch Malibu: Malibu, California

Considered by many to be the best spa resort in the U.S., The Ranch Malibu balances a serious desire for a physical and mental transformation with fun activities, relaxation, and delicious plant-based meals. Each of the four wellness programs involves daily exercise, massages, naptime, and wholesome dishes in a beautiful Southern California setting. What more could you ask for?

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The Palms Turks and Caicos: Turks and Caicos Islands

Where better to unwind than one of the world's most beautiful beaches? Luxuriate in The Palms Turks and Caicos's 25,000-square-foot spa, explore Caribbean fusion cuisine, and discover "moonbathing," where guests can enjoy mini-spa treatments and craft cocktails under the stars to the sound of the ocean. You can also work with a personal trainer to find the exercises and stretches that will help you reach your fitness goals.

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Madeline Hotel & Residences: Telluride, Colorado

Part of the Auberge Resorts Collection, this posh Telluride hotel is the perfect place for ski bunnies and adrenaline junkies alike to explore their personal wellness journeys. Besides the wide variety of outdoor sports and activities, Madeline Hotel & Residences offers recovery workshops to learn how to rejuvenate like an Olympian, nature-inspired therapies to heal and restore the body, and private dining options with personalized menus crafted by the hotel's chefs.

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Our Habitas Tulum: Tulum, Mexico

Our Habitas Tulum is an immersive wellness experience in one of Mexico's hottest destinations. Guests can discover powerful methods for rejuvenation through locally inspired therapies, workshops, and ingredients that will leave them feeling refreshed. There's also plenty of adventure to be found at Our Habitas, with opportunities to free dive, explore the Yucatan jungle, and more. Every room has a unique view of the ocean, jungle, or pool to keep you connected with nature even while indoors.

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Palm Heights: Seven Mile Beach, Grand Cayman

The Cayman Islands' first all-suite boutique hotel is an excellent locale for social butterflies to drink in a week of wellness. Palm Heights views wellness as a social activity and fosters this notion with a world-class workout program; regenerative well-being for the mind, gut, and skin; and exciting recreational activities and excursions.

The hotel also features artists and writers in residence—along with an impressive library—to help cultivate the mind as much as a healthy body. At the end of each day, Palm Heights' sumptuous suites are full of all the luxe amenities one could dream of to get the rest you need to emerge refreshed.

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Clinique La Prairie: Clarens, Switzerland

The iconic Swiss wellness destination has offered the best in medical and holistic wellness programs for more than 90 years, making it a must-visit for spa aficionados. Those interested in a wellness experience at Clinique La Prairie can fill out a survey to find the best program for their needs, be it to improve sleep, boost immunity, restore your glow, and much more. Dietitians work with every visitor to find a personalized nutritional philosophy, and personal trainers design bespoke workouts that will leave guests with an arsenal of healthy habits to bring home with them.

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Mayflower Inn & Spa: Washington, Connecticut

One of our favorite getaways has just become even more idyllic. Integrative health brand The Well has partnered with Mayflower Inn to launch the ultimate spa retreat. Custom spa treatments, medical and health coaching services, daily fitness classes, and rotating workshops focusing on skin health and mental well-being pave the way for a life-changing retreat on this gorgeous property. Plus you still get to savor the farm-to-table food and cocktails, charming accommodations, and the natural beauty of the Connecticut countryside.

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Grand Resort Bad Ragaz: Bad Ragaz, Switzerland

This Swiss sanctuary has drawn health-seekers for more than 150 years and is considered the original well-being and medical health resort of its kind. The cornerstone of Grand Resort Bad Ragaz's philosophy is "live healthy to stay healthy," leaving guests with sustainable tools they can take home to live healthier lives. Thermal baths, unique massage and other healing treatments, ultraluxurious Spa Suites with views of the Buendner Herrschaft region, and exclusive experiences to engage the senses: It's no wonder celebrities, politicians, and socialites have flocked to Bad Ragaz since 1869.

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Castle Hot Springs: Morristown, Arizona

A set of ancient thermal springs just outside of Phoenix has become a global destination, thanks to the development of Castle Hot Springs wellness resort. This magical oasis in the middle of the Sonoran Desert has served the Vanderbilts and Kennedys, among other prominent families, in achieving clarity and peace of mind with a holistic approach to health. This inclusive resort offers five-star dining and unique spa services, plus a host of exciting outdoor adventures and activities that make Castle Hot Springs an excellent place for the whole family to catch its breath (as long as family members are at least 16 years old).

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Lake Austin Spa Resort: Austin, Texas

Whether you're looking for a day of escape from the busyness of your normal schedule or an all-out retreat, Lake Austin Spa Resort offers a variety of packages to fit your needs and time restraints, ensuring there's no excuse to avoid treating yourself. The resort boasts more than 100 spa treatments and services, integrated wellness experiences, water sports on Lake Austin, and fresh cuisine inspired by local ingredients. There is also an ample events calendar full of nutrition workshops, educational seminars, artistic activities, and more to leave you feeling enlightened. Every detail is thought of here, from the daily fitness offerings to separate HVAC units for every room to assure the utmost in air quality.

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Aro Ha: Glenorchy, New Zealand

The foundation of Aro Ha's experiences is simple: to improve guests' physical and emotional health through their daily habits. The wellness retreat provides well-balanced meals, time in the great outdoors, mindfulness training, functional strength training, and infrared sauna experiences before daily massages. Aro Ha offers six- and eight-day retreats that cover every aspect of health, from immunity and fitness to sleep, for a truly transformative experience.

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Miraval Berkshires: Lenox, Massachusetts

The latest offering from renowned Miraval Resorts, Miraval Berkshires, is one of the country's hottest destinations for those in need of some R&R in the most luxurious of settings. The resort curates offerings in line with each season to provide a unique healing experience, presenting education in sustainable living, cooking and nutrition, fitness, and self-care to impact your well-being for life. Creating a personalized itinerary of spa treatments, adventures, and experiences promises you'll develop a wellness regimen you can maintain. Plus there are options for daylong retreats if you're looking for a quick road trip. Miraval also has fantastic locations in Texas and Arizona.

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The Retreat Hotel at Blue Lagoon: Norðurljósavegur, Iceland

In case you didn't know, this iconic Icelandic landmark also serves as a sleek wellness retreat for the ultimate vacation. The Retreat Hotel offers exclusive wellness experiences unlike anything else on Earth, with treatments inspired by the incredible natural surroundings. Using the elements and healing properties right outside the door, guests can rejuvenate at the property's hidden spa and the Blue Lagoon.

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