The holidays have passed and now it’s time for you to return to a healthier existence. That said, why not set a New Year’s resolution to make time to escape for a wellness-infused vacation?
Gone are the days when vacations meant over-indulging to the point of being uncomfortable. Now a new series of wellness properties and amenities means you can get away for a break and come back recharged and ready to take on 2019.
“Wellness is the new luxury,” according to industry expert, Cindy Schlansky, co-president at Tzell Travel. “Our increasingly hectic and over-scheduled lives mean that often those looking to disconnect must schedule time away to focus on health and wellness. And we find that rather than traveling for total relaxation, travelers want to be active and plug into new wellness learnings and practices.”
She suggested some hot wellness properties for 2019 that you might want to explore in the year ahead:
Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa – Settled in the middle of 200 lavishly landscaped acres along the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, guests may immerse themselves in as much or as little as they like at Belmond Maroma. Guests may enjoy the magnificent colors of the flowers in the jungle or stroll along the white sandy beaches just before a yoga class or spa treatment at the Kinan Spa. The treatments are derived from ancient rituals and offer a holistic healing approach, such as the traditional Temazcal ceremonies that will help visitors detox and purify their bodies. In many of its treatments, the spa incorporates honey which is known for its strong antimicrobial properties, from stingless Melipona bees.
Park Hyatt Mallorca – At Spain’s Park Hyatt Mallorca, guests will have the chance to enjoy an exceptional spa day at Serenitas Spa. Drawing on Mallorca’s rich history and cultural heritage, and inspired by the local culture and tranquility of the beautiful island, the spa is a true oasis of relaxation and serenity for those who understand the importance of self-care. Serenitas Spa offers everything imaginable for a relaxing and energizing experience with personally tailored treatments, including facials, pain and tension alleviating massages, Himalayan salt saunas, sensory showers, an outdoor vitality pool, and salon services. Also popular are the alpha quartz sand bed, as well as the single or couple treatment suites with relaxing bed, terrace, and bath.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach – This resort is considered to be one of the most famous hotels in the world. The glamorous Miami icon features eye-catching design and high-tech touches throughout its elegantly extensive property. Its Lapis Spa is a luxurious retreat overlooking the Atlantic Ocean that embraces the beauty and energy of its setting to create a transformative experience for body, mind and spirit. Lapis offers complementary thermal heat therapies of water. These invigorating therapies call on the timeless power of water to restore your energy flow, clear the mind and open the heart.
Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn and Spa – Blessed by natural mineral hot springs, locally sourced products and engaging service, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, offers an unforgettable retreat. The Watsu Pool features natural mineral waters. The hotel also offers guided morning hikes taking guests around to scenic local parks and lookout areas, which help to further immerse them in their stay and experience in Sonoma County.
Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda – At Lefay they strive to help guests feel better in every way, from physical strength to mental balance. The Spa not only has an array of usual massage offerings but also offers treatment packages such as the World of Water and Fire. Water is in abundance with four indoor and outdoor pools and whirlpools. The exclusive Lefay Spa Method combines traditional Chinese medicine with Western science, helping spa guests attain that peak physical and mental state of relaxation and good health. Also the Lefay Spa menu is a light and healthy detoxifying take on Mediterranean cuisine.
Wherever you decide to travel to get your wellness back on track do be sure to consult a travel agent or adviser who might be able to give you additional insights, as well as recommendations, possible perks and/our discounts.