The trying and stressful times we all have been through have made the necessity of adding some zen in our lives pressing for all of us. The perfect solution is to escape to a health-focused gateway for some downtime to unwind and relax in a serene environment.
The luxury retreats scoured here from all corners of the world, come with a slew of activities that will help you not only in clearing your head, but also in improving your mental and physical health.
FIVE ELEMENTS RETREAT, BALI
The eco-friendly award winning Five Elements retreat is beautifully located on the banks of the Ayung River and can be booked with reputed wellness tour providers such as Vacayou. It offers guests a unique healing experience involving the mystic culture of Bali.
Traditional local healers embrace some of the best Balinese therapies, using their wisdom passed down to them through the ages. The riverfront and the hillside pool suites provide a perfect sanctuary amid dense jungles. In addition, the knowledgeable culinary team provides the ultimate gastronomic delights adopting plant sourced cuisine which is a vital life force for cleansing up the body.
ARO HA, NEW ZEALAND
Aro Ha lies just half an hour from Queenstown in the spectacular region of the Southern Alps in Glenorchy, overlooking Lake Wakatipu and some of the most rugged landscape of New Zealand. Limited to just 32 guests at a time, Aro Ha is the only solar and hydro powered wellness center in this part of the world.
The decor features enable the retreat to blend perfectly with the natural landscape and the environment. The programs are spread over five or seven nights and offer complete physical and mental transformation. The vegetarian food is served raw and is paleo-inspired, making it extremely delicious as the ingredients are sourced solely from the retreat’s organic garden.
GRAND RESORT BAD RAGAZ, SWITZERLAND
Just an hour away from Zurich sits the sprawling Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, not far from the Austrian border. This multi-facility health resort is situated around the Yamuna Gorge, well known for its restorative healing powers. There are a range of treatments in the Yamuna Therme Spa and the Medical Health Center. There is even a family spa, which keeps the interest of the children in mind. The walkable resort area features among other things two golf courses, a Michelin starred restaurant, sculpture garden and outdoor activities such as hiking, biking and a traditional Swiss wine tasting tour.
PARADISUS CANCUN, MEXICO
Nestled between Nichupte Lagoon and the Caribbean Sea, the five glass-roofed pyramids of the iconic Paradisus Cancun, that remind us about the areas Mayan past, stand tall against a tropical beach setting. The idyllic location sets the tone perfectly for purifying the mind, body and soul at the exclusive Yhi Spa, one of the most prestigious in the world. This tropical retreat offers treatment for relaxing and rejuvenating in a calm environment. Spectacular rooms overlooking the Caribbean Sea with modern amenities provide the right kind of atmosphere for those wishing to unwind away from the din of the hectic world.
THE RETREAT, ATENAS
This transformational wellness center, is a world class healing oasis, located in lush rainforests of Costa Rica. The Retreat provides the ideal environment in the midst of nature for signature programs and spiritual getaways among the stunning surroundings of a valley nestled between the Nicoya Peninsula and the Pacific Ocean.
Each of the 13 unique rooms are named after the exotic plants found on the property and are designed to calm and relax the mind. The food is 100% organic and fresh and the a la carte menu takes the dining experience to a different level. The 8day/ 7night Ayurveda Balancing Package is customized to balance and restore your optimal health.
EQUINOX HOTEL, NEW YORK
The award winning Equinox Hotel in New York City, USA, offers some of the most luxurious, indulgent and pampering therapies, specially designed to enhance personal health and improve performance. The team of professionals provide innovative treatments that have been carefully designed by the experts well known for their art of healing techniques.
Each room of the Equinox is created keeping regeneration in mind with king size beds layered with natural fibers to optimize the process of restoration and ensuring that each night spent in the hotel is like a dream come true.
MOHONK MOUNTAIN HOUSE, USA
Ninety miles north of New York City, lies a Victorian era resort in a natural setting like no other.Those who have stayed at Mohonk Mountain House have chosen to be a part of a legacy. Since its inception in 1869, wellness has always remained a special element of the Mohonk experience.
The same award-winning tradition has been carried forward till today in the 16 well-appointed treatment rooms and an outdoor heated mineral pool loaded with Dead Sea salts to provide the best standards of relaxation.The reputation for cleanliness at Mohonk is legendary and specially high at touch point areas. The elegant suites, rooms and cottages are a blend of modern amenities and Victorian luxury that reflect the beauty of the Hudson Valley region.
NIMMO BAY RESORT, BRITISH COLUMBIA
This family-owned wilderness resort lies bang in the middle of British Columbia’s Great Bear Rainforest, far from the madding world, on the shores of the Pacific Ocean. This remote luxury location is renowned for its wellness plus culinary experience in tranquil surroundings of the rainforest. Guests can take part in endless opportunities for mindfulness and transformative treatments to weave the smoothness of wellness in every part of your body.
The skilled practitioners, with the power of their touch, will impart both therapeutic as well as relaxation techniques surrounded only by the sound of a rushing waterfall and singing birds. After a soothing day, guests can retire to the comfort of the modern cabins for the best away from home luxury resort experience.
MELIA’ PUNTA CANA BEACH RESORT, DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
Lapped by the turquoise blue waters of the Caribbean Sea, the new Melia Punta Cana Beach Resort transports its guests to a tropical paradise. The resort finds itself on of the best beaches in the world namely Bavaro Beach, blessed with the finest of white sands to be seen anywhere.
This wellness exclusive Adult only resort has special places designed to connect the body and mind by way of relaxation, healthy diet, reconnection and caring for the body. This latest concept of well-being helps create serenity and new sensations that are at par with nature. Guests can enjoy the highest standards of luxury with the waters of the ocean at your feet. Luxurious facilities feature high quality cuisine and a wellness experience you would want to replicate with your partner again and again.
So this was our handpicked list of best luxury wellness retreats across the globe. What’s your pick?