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  • Writer's pictureJulie Prusak

Which Wellness Retreat Fits Your Health Goals?

Updated: Oct 19, 2022

After over a year of restricted travel, are you ready to relax, recharge and reenergize? Start by giving some thought to what you really want and need in a wellness retreat. What is your motivation for planning a wellness getaway? Is it simply rest and relaxation or do you want to kickstart a new healthy lifestyle? Are you looking for “me time” to reconnect with yourself and nature? Do you crave a girl’s or guy's getaway? Do you have specific goals? Your answers will determine which wellness resort to choose.

Define what you mean by relaxation. R&R looks different to everyone. Do you want to fill your days with spa treatments, push your limits with fitness activities, or just lay by the pool with a cold drink in hand?

Consider what type of accommodation you prefer. Are you looking for a luxury resort with a spa or a designated wellness retreat? In Hawaii, the Sensei Lanai is a luxurious wellness retreat away from the tourists who flock to the busier islands. If you prefer a spa experience with access to nearby attractions, consider the Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort. In Arizona, the renowned Miraval Resort is a wellness destination in Tucson. While the Sanctuary Resort offers a Zen-like atmosphere with a hip bar and easy access to the nightlife scene in nearby Scottsdale.

Dining is always an important consideration. Are you seeking international gourmet dining or do you prefer lighter spa cuisine or menus geared towards weight loss? The Golden Door, near San Diego, is considered the #1 Destination Spa in the world and offers fully inclusive one-week programs geared towards weight loss and health improvement. For those seeking a memorable international experience, the Dolder Grand overlooking Zurich features the Saltz restaurant which has been awarded 14 GaultMillau points, and a stunning Day Spa.

How do you envision spending your evenings? Do you prefer attending classes or exploring the local culture or nightlife? Rancho La Puerta in Baja, California offers a schedule with classes from early morning into the night. Guests often make their stay at the Ranch an annual tradition. Conversely, at the Phoenician in Phoenix, in addition to spa and beauty treatments at the award-winning wellness center, guests can golf and enjoy numerous tours and activities in nearby Scottsdale.

Finally, consider budget and time constraints. A “wellness staycation” with closer-to-home travel by car or direct flights will be more cost-effective. An international wellness destination like Bali or Bhutan will take more time and money and careful planning. Whichever wellness retreat you select, keep an open mind, try new experiences, and prioritize yourself. When you are ready to plan your wellness retreat, I’d love to help make it a truly transformative experience.

Contact us today to learn more about planning your trip.

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