Head to these hotel spas and wellness retreats for much-deserved pampering.
The hotel spa: Check in and bliss out.
Hotels aren’t just places to rest your head – they’re destinations for nurturing the body, mind, and spirit too. In New York, take a break from city adventures with a deep tissue massage at the tranquil Bamford Wellness Spa, or begin your visit to Tierra Santa Healing House in Miami with a soak and a steam in one of the East Coast’s largest hammams. In Montenegro, let the experts at the Chenot Espace guide you through a regenerative head-to-toe health makeover, complete with cryotherapy. You can find these and other destination spas at the following hotels:
1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge
1 Hotel South Beach
Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort
Faena Hotel Miami Beach
Fairmont Orchid, Hawaii
Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village
Half Moon, Jamaica
One&Only The Palm
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal
Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach
The wellness retreat: Recharge in an awe-inspiring landscape.
Nutritious food and drink. Restorative movement. Spa and outdoor programs tailored to your exact needs. Most important: time to truly focus on and reboot your overall health. Immersive retreats provide these and other benefits, whether you choose to spend a few days in the quiet calm of the Arizona desert or head to Tennessee‘s lush, misty hills for a gourmet getaway. Here are eight resorts to put on your list:
Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa
Carillon Miami Wellness Resort
Lefay Resort & SPA Lago di Garda
Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa
Sanctuary on Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa
Sensei Lana’i, A Four Seasons Resort
The fitness camp: Fully commit.
Tune out the rest of the world – and partner with an expert coach – to improve your exercise routine for maximum efficiency or establish a new fitness regime. Resorts in destinations such as Texas, Spain, and Switzerland offer heart-pounding, calorie-torching programs and activities, from rock climbing and ropes courses to cardio training and targeted muscle work. The best part? Heading back home armed with the necessary knowledge to keep your body and mind feeling fit. Our top picks:
The spiritual getaway: Go far and reconnect.
Craving a meaningful escape that transcends the physical body? Spend time in nature and embrace ancient customs on a soulful getaway. In British Columbia or the Ecuadorian Andes, travelers can learn the songs and stories of Indigenous communities. Or head to Japan, where you can find inner peace while meditating in the company of a Zen priest. Start your journey with: