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The Top 10 Wellness Retreats to Visit in 2019

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13th Feb 2019




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January is firmly behind us, but the winter is still lingering over our heads. What better way to prepare for Spring than a rejuvenating wellness retreat? We've put together a list of 10 locations to help soothe those winter blues, boost your immune system and have you feeling fabulous...

Raw and Vegan Detox at Sianji Wellbeing Resort, Turkey

Overlooking the Aegean Sea on the Bodrum peninsula, Sianji Wellbeing Resort is a welcoming, family-run resort hotel perfect for a re-energising getaway. The resort is close to the buzzing streets and fascinating historic sites of Bodrum yet surrounded by idyllic natural beauty. A relaxed combination of wellbeing and leisure, Sianji is ideal for those after a detoxifying wellness retreat as well as anyone seeking a relaxed, leisurely holiday under the warm Mediterranean sun. Make sure you try the traditional Turkish treatments including salt peels and foam massages.

https://www.sianjilife.com/

Wellbeing Booster at L'Albereta, Italy 

Luxurious L'Albereta is set in the beautiful Lombardy region near Lake Iseo and is surrounded by rolling hills and vineyards. The Spa Espace Chenot offers exclusive medical spa treatments created by the renowned Henri Chenot which aim to detoxify body and mind, boost vitality and balance body and mind. All are personally tailored and the method is based on biontology which combines the principles of Chinese medicine with the latest western medicine.

https://www.albereta.it/it/

Waldhaus Flims Alpine Grand Hotel & Spa, Switzerland

In the Swiss Alps, Waldhaus Flims has been a luxurious spa retreat for European dignitaries since the mid-19th century. After a day hiking the numerous trails nearby, relax your muscles with a dip in one of the resort's super sleek pools—there's one indoor, encased in glass, another outdoor, surrounded by stone walls—or indulge in a full body hammam treatment.

https://waldhaus-flims.ch/en

Oberoi Sukhvilas Resort & Spa, India

In the Punjabi forests of northern India, outside of Chandigarh, Oberoi Sukhvilas Resort & Spa opened as the brand’s first wellness destination retreat in late 2016. The physician-led retreats include daily consultations, mindfulness activities, herbal applications, and yoga, often on an idyllic east-facing platform overlooking the morning sun through the trees.

https://www.oberoihotels.com/hotels-in-chandigarh-sukhvilas-resort

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Rosewood Phuket, Thailand

On a hillside along the Andaman Sea’s Emerald Bay, Rosewood Phuket opened the doors to its 71 airy villas and pavilions last November. The opening marked the launch of Asaya, Rosewood’s new wellness program. In the spa, alternative therapies like reiki and sound therapy take center stage. For a truly transformative experience, guests can sign up for two-week programs, from high-intensity boot camps to inner peace workshops.

https://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/phuket

Amanyara, Turks & Caicos

A favorite for nature lovers, Amanyara enjoys a prime spot on the undeveloped western shores of Providenciales island. Surfing, snorkeling, and wildlife-focused eco-hikes are common activities - and the resorts spa has an outdoor yoga deck and five open-air pavilions—one for lounging, four for treatments. This resort is particularly great for familiies, as they have designed tailored wellness experiences just for family groups.

https://www.aman.com/resorts/amanyara

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, Miami Beach

Miami Beach may be more famous as a high-energy party scene than a wellness hub, but Carillon Hotel, set in Miami’s North Beach, paints a different story. Guests can expect more than 200 weekly classes, a two-story climbing wall, a fleet of cardio equipment, and several pools, all attended by a small army of staff, including nutritionists and acupuncturists.

https://www.carillonhotel.com/

LUX* Grand Gaube, Mauritius

On its own peninsula along the northern coast of Mauritius, Lux* Grand Gaube reopened last spring from a complete renovation from designer Kelly Hoppen. The locally owned resort features nearly 2.5 acres of land dedicated to wellness. Guests can wile away the hours undisturbed under the banyan trees at one of two beaches, or partake in fitness classes, ranging from yoga and meditation to high-energy cardio workouts.

https://www.luxresorts.com/en/hotel-mauritius/luxgrandgaube

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Six Senses Duxton, Singapore

Six Senses has wellness resorts all over the world, set in famed relaxation havens like Fiji and Courchevel. Last April, the brand expanded its health-minded philosophy into cities for the first time with the debut of Six Senses Duxton in central Singapore’s historic Chinatown. Guests have access to the hotel’s on-staff traditional Chinese doctor, who is be available for health tips, readings, and advice on medicinal herbs.

https://www.sixsenses.com/hotels/duxton/destination

Mii amo, Sedona, Arizona

In Arizona’s central mountains, Sedona has a clutch of high-end destination spas that draw travelers from both coasts. Truly one of the best wellness retreats, Mii amo have derived expert-led itineries lasting three, four or seven nights. This year they have developed 'Mii time' a series of themed presentations and retreats, like introductions to chakras, reiki, and sound healing.

https://www.miiamo.com/

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Another wellness retreat to look out for is Mela. Mela, a Sanskrit word meaning 'gathering', brings together an accomplished and conscious group of entrepreneurs, investors and creatives – all with a shared desire to become the best versions of themselves. Set in stunning locations around the world, Mela primarily focuses on meditation which is guided by master teachers Sharon Salzberg and Will Kabat-Zinn and is hosted a few times a year. Find out more and apply for the next retreat here https://www.thepath.com/melaapply