If you're trying to come up with ideas for what to do for your next long weekend or just you can manage to squeeze time in - between zoom calls, playdates, actual dates, dog parent meetups or just figuring out what to do (if anything) we've compiled a list of wellness retreats.
From completely off-the-grid yoga retreats, to mountain hikes to spa treatments and blissful getaways to simple eat, sleep and repeat all day..we have compiled a wonderful list of places we think you just might fall in love with:
1. CHOPRA RETREATS
A complete offline retreat, meaning all cellphones are off not silent. If you’re looking for an introduction to meditation or to understand how the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda can help you take control of your own health, these retreats are the perfect place to start. Immerse yourself in a one-of-a-kind retreat that helps you discover what it feels like to put your own well-being first. https://chopra.com/retreats
2. AMANEMU, ISE-SHIMA, JAPAN
We swear by all things AMAN. Discover one of Aman’s most exalted escapes, a ryokan-inspired destination where ancient Japanese tradition coexists with contemporary expression. An exclusive sanctuary that blends seamlessly into the natural surroundings, Aman Shima embraces ancient Japanese traditions and decor. Nestled within the landscape with scenic views out to the Ago bay or gardens, the resort’s 24 suites and 4 villas ooze elegant simplicity. All of the suites and villas have their own private natural hot spring. Surrounded by picturesque foliage and sleek, minimalist architecture, guests enter into a sanctuary of restorative peace. Bask in mineral-rich hot springs, walk ancient pilgrim trails and explore a sublime coastline, all at AMANEMU.
3. MII AMO, SEDONA, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES
Arizona has long been a haven for wellness resorts, but one of the best in the state is Mii Amo, an all-inclusive destination spa (part of the larger Enchantment Resort) that offers guests three-, four-, and seven-night “journeys.” Guests can choose from five thematic paths focusing on everything from physical health to spiritual growth, or they can devise their own programming such as guided meditation, hiking, and even painting classes. They are currently taking reservations for 2023
5. ROSEWOOD, PHUKET, THAILAND
Voted one of the best spas in the world by Traveller in 2018, If the art of doing nothing - and we mean absolutely nothing but relaxing in a beautiful place with only water and luscious greenery surrounding you with a cocktail in hand and relaxation as your first, second and third activity, then this location is just for you. If you’re interested in a more entry-level wellness experience—versus a no-nonsense, intensive detox— then consider Rosewood in Phuket, a luxury beachfront resort that has a stellar spa where you can sign up for wellness retreats and workshops. You can also opt for à la carte treatments and classes, if you’d prefer to eat, sleep, then figure it out (which is probably what I would do 9 times out of 10). Rosewood is also perfect for the luxe wellness retreat for a bridal party or simple solo experience. Enjoy your wellness holiday and happy sleeping!
6. BELMOND CAP JULUCA, ANGUILLA
The Belmond Good Living Self-Care Retreat is one of the ultimate barefoot luxury escape. Cap Juluca is a dream-like escape, spread across the Caribbean’s most beautiful beach. Receive the value of taking time for the body and mind. Highlights include a self-care workshop on the beach, a one-hour sunrise yoga class, a signature Taino healing salt spa treatment, and a one-hour night kayaking experience. https://www.belmond.com/hotels/northamerica/caribbean/anguilla/belmond-cap-juluca/about
7. BODHI TREE YOGA RESORT, COSTA RICA
Bodhi Tree Yoga Resort is one of Costa Rica’s most well-known retreat for serious yogis. It also has one of the Pacific Coast’s most stunning settings, overlooking the jungles of Nosara from countless spots throughout the property. https://bodhitreeyogaresort.com
8. KAMALAYA, KOH SAMUI, THAILAND
Kamalaya Koh Samui is a legendary wellness retreat with a private beach along the tropical coastline of Koh Samui, Thailand. One of the best wellness retreats in Asia, Kamalaya is famous for its beautiful property and holistic treatments such as Ayurveda, Naturopathy and Traditional Chinese Medicine. Built into a steep verdant hillside in Koh Samui, Kamalaya has some of the best sunsets on the island. The beach is also accessible from the retreat and makes for great relaxation in-between treatments. Kamalaya offers a series of wellness programs, including Detox, Stress & Burnout, Emotional Balance, Yoga, Ideal Weight, Structural Revival, Sleep Retreat, Optimal Fitness, as well as custom made retreats.
9. SALAMANDER RESORT AND SPA VIRGINIA, UNITED STATES
Salamander Resort & Spa offers the refined sophistication of a luxurious country estate in theexclusive Washington. D.C. horse and wine country. This luxurious 340-acre property, located in the Virginia countryside. Salamander Spa offers a unique health and wellness journey tailored to your specific well-being needs. A unique health and wellness journey offers tailor made treatments to fit your every need including private stone treatment terraces, stunning aromatic steam rooms, luxurious changing areas, sun-lit relaxation spaces, a remarkable couple's suite, and a secluded spa courtyard with elegant infinity-edge pool and cabanas. In addition to its 23,000-square-foot spa, this resort offers fun outdoor activities, including zip-lining, hiking, and horseback riding, as well as an equestrian program. Guests can bike throughout the property and into town and to wineries, too. Salamander Resort is owned and operated by Sheila Crump Johnson, an American businesswoman, co-founder of BET and the first billionaire African-American woman.