Wellness trips are a chance to restore body and mind. By taking yourself out of the hectic every day and giving you space to think and recuperate, they're a chance to return refreshed and ready to take on anything. Be inspired by the options for different types of wellness holidays to suit your own tastes.
A spa holiday is perhaps the undisputed king of all wellness trips. Although they're certainly a taste of luxury, they don't necessarily have to break the bank. We've got a whole range of spa deals, from all-inclusive to last-minute and bargain offers. You also don't need to travel far! A wellness staycation vacation is easily possible thanks to the high number of spas and wellness retreats dotted across the US! Just check out some of our favorites below!
Pirates, whether you are looking to go for a romantic weekend, a break to relax and recharge, or simply an escape from the cold weather in a holistic, peaceful, and stress-free environment, there is no place better place for wellness than a spa.
Spa holidays come with a variety of activities including massages, saunas, yoga, golf, luxury hiking, beauty treatments, and healthy food to give you a rewarding breather from your busy work schedule. Here's a few suggestions on the best spa locations and wellness escapes in the US
We are firm believers in “the colder the weather, the better the sauna” and you can get great spa break deals close to a buzzing city or further out into the peaceful countryside. The choice is yours.
A scenic two-and-a-half-hour drive from Denver, Radium Hot Springs is located on the banks of the Colorado River, the river mixes in with the geothermal pool, bringing the perfect temperatures for soaking. Located in the Rocky Mountain Range, Spend the day hiking through the alpine trails and end your day soaking in a natural hot tub that can only be reached by a moderate trek, letting go of all stresses. If you are looking to add a little luxury to your trip, there are a few great spa resorts in nearby towns, such as the Springs Resort & Spa in Pagosa Springs.
Soak into the natural hot springs and absorb the natural and therapeutic healing properties of the water's minerals. This California hot spot has tons of resorts and spas that offer a relaxing getaway and private natural pools to soak in. This spot is also in close reach to San Bernandino National Forest if you are looking for a great hiking adventure and Joshua Tree National Park which has great glamping and camping accommodations to get away from the bustling city life.
Another great spot with natural geothermal pools perfect for soaking and taking in the great natural properties. Olympic National Park offers gorgeous lush rainforest along the coastline, great hiking through the PNW mountain range, and deep wooded forests. A visit here is sure to help you disconnect from the stresses of the busy and bustling world and reconnect with nature.
With more than 30 miles worth of gorgeous beaches, the highest Volcano in Hawaii which provides mineral-rich soil, and many waterfalls—Maui is a stunning island that attracts many wellness-conscious travelers. A perfect beach getaway and active retreat with the many lush hiking trails along the coastline. Many nationally recognized yoga retreats also take place here.
While all vacations are partly intended to help travelers de-stress and escape reality for a while, wellness vacations take this to another level. Rather than rushing around seeing sights and indulging in foreign nightlife, the focus is on taking it easy and enjoying some luxury.
Yet, a wellness vacation package doesn't necessarily cost as much as you'd think. Many are designed with simplicity in mind, perhaps spending most of the time within a single location, yet giving you space to really unwind and let the stress slip away. There are lots of variations on the theme of wellness to match your activity level and preferences. For some, there's nothing quite like an expertly-delivered spa massage to take your mind away from stress. Others may prefer to get fit and active with adventurous activities like canoeing or even bungee jumping.
Delight the physical senses and unwind with these recuperating break ideas.
Learning from the masters at yoga retreats in Goa, India.
Escaping urban life at Jolly Beach in Antigua in the Caribbean.
Indulging in much-needed pampering at a spa retreat in Antalya, Turkey.
Reconnecting with nature at the thermal Blue Lagoon close to Reykjavik, Iceland.
Letting off steam with skiing in the Austrian Alps, or simply meditating in majestic settings.
You can opt for upmarket retreats that are designed to pamper, yet wellness can also be surprisingly accessible.
Head to North American or Caribbean destinations which offer low-cost entry to local spas. Antigua, Guatemala and Quebec, Canada are excellent examples.
Discover the splendid beaches of Mexico and Puerto Rico away from the usual crowds.
Release endorphins by getting active. Make the most of group rates on adventures like ziplining and snorkeling with friends, such as in Costa Rica.
If you find it hard to focus when meditating, a secluded mountain area can be just the ticket to getting the hang of it. The Rockies are superb for this.
Yoga is a perfect exercise for wellness seekers of any experience level including beginners. You may even fall in love with it and go and seek out the best yoga retreats the world has to offer! As well as building strength and flexibility, the psychological effects of yoga are well documented. A guided yoga retreat can be the ideal way to introduce yourself to this marvelous exercise practice from the East.
The benefits of yoga include:
Increased flexibility and muscle strength
Increased blood flow and a balanced metabolism
Protection against injury and pain reduction
Wellness is not only something for the body, but also for the mind. A wellness trip, for example, can be wonderfully combined with a hiking trip. During the day you can enjoy beautiful views and let your thoughts wander while you look into the distance. In the evening you will be kneaded or relaxed in the sauna and whirlpool.
The Appalachians or the Rocky Mountains regions are particularly suitable for this combination. You don't even have to climb the very highest mountains. Hike through alpine landscapes, sit in the meadow whenever you feel like it, and enjoy the peace and quiet. When you get back to your hotel, you can have a good time. With relaxing music, you can let your soul dangle while you are being massaged or taking a bath. There are hardly any limits to your imagination. Just do exactly what you long for most in hectic everyday life.