The digital revolution has empowered us to find the chicest boutique hotels, off-the-beaten-path restaurants, and best museums and shops in almost any destination (before we even get there.) But all that info can create an itinerary overload, and too often we return from a vacation… well, needing a vacation. A trip committed solely to health and wellness has never sounded better than it does this year, and we’ve found ten destinations around the globe to inspire your next vacation. From a steaming eco-thermal pool in Iceland to an underground spa in Marrakesh, these one-of-a-kind experiences will leave you revitalized and wanting to know more about wisdom and wellness from different cultures. And don’t worry — we promise that all ten of these spots will look great in your
For serious yogis, it doesn’t get much more legit than a visit to Ananda. The Indian destination spa is set in the Himalayas and boasts a constantly rotating cast of visiting masters who are available to guide guests in the traditional practice of yoga. Classes are also available in healing, stress management, and meditation.
Ten Thousand Waves, Santa Fe
You don’t have to travel all the way to Asia to get the full ryokan treatment. At Ten Thousand Waves in Santa Fe, New Mexico you can soak in one of nine hot baths (in between Japanese inspired spa services like stone massage and herbal wraps.) And the best part? The spa’s
When we say the Amangiri is one of the most stunning and exclusive resort properties in the US, we mean you might catch a glimpse of some legit Hollywood A listers among the well heeled guests. The all-suite property includes a sauna, steam room, cold plunge pool, yoga pavilion, as well as panoramic views of the Utah desert. Yoga and guided hikes through the desert are complimentary. Hashtag namaste, y’all.
Amansala Resort, Tulum
Tulum’s famed eco-chic resort Amansala offers an array of custom retreats from “bikini
W Hotel, the Maldives (and other locations)
For those who aren’t afraid of doing handstands and ordering bottle service by the pool on the same day. Why not book one of W Hotel’s exclusive yoga retreats with FIT Ambassador Tara Stiles?
Cuixmala, Puerto Vallarta
This grand estate set on a 25,000 acre wildlife preserve was once the private home of environmentalist Sir James Goldsmith. It’s now a hotel with 3km of private beach that has played host to yoga retreats led by renowned yogis like Kathy Wolff and Maya Fiennes. Hold that crane pose — you just might spot a zebra, antelope, or sea turtle in the distance.