Travel Near And Far For Spa-Centric Stays On The Beach Or In The Mountains
Relax, rejuvenate and recharge before summer approaches with these transformative natural experiences.
The Body Holiday, St. Lucia
With its motto being, “Give us your body for a week and we’ll give you back your mind,” who could say no? This all-inclusive St. Lucia health and wellness resort enables guests to unwind and reach personal fitness goals during week-long programs. One program, “Beat The Bloat,” includes daily spa treatments, meditation, tai chi, water sports and Spoga (spinning and yoga) in the property’s glass Tree House spin studio; thebodyholiday.com or 758.457.7800.
Home to the famous Friedrichsbad baths and set in the foothills of the Black Forest lies Baden-Baden. Two hours from Frankfurt, the newly opened Villa Stephanie offers views of the River Oos and 15 rooms designed to provide the “world’s best digital detox” and “pure experience.” The spa incorporates a 5,400-square-foot sauna, personalized physio spa and styling lounge; brenners.com/eng/villa-stephanie or +49.7221.9000.
Paradise Beach Resort, Nevis
Privately-owned Paradise Beach is a secret new spot for over-the-top luxury and outdoor wellness. It’s frequented by celebrities (Oprah, Jay Z, Beyoncé) for its seven beachfront villas with absolute privacy and optional private chef services, personal butlers, private pools and Hermès amenities. The “Refresh Your Soul” retreat includes yoga and meditation, massages and activities like rainforest hiking, horseback riding and forest bathing shinrin-yoku—a Japanese nature experience known to de-stress and activate positive neurotransmitters; paradisebeachnevis.com or 1.869.469.7900.
Spring Creek Ranch, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
This mountain retreat will refresh your mind, body and soul in an authentic and diverse environment that combines the rugged spirit of the West with first-class luxury. The Teton Wellness Ski Retreat mixes mountain time with health-focused activities and includes five nights lodging, ski passes, a lesson, daily breakfasts and dinners, custom spa treatments and private wellness packages; springcreekranch.com or 800.443.6139.
Gansevoort, Turks & Caicos
This sleek boutique encourages guests to stay on track year-round with its “Get Fit” package offered in partnership with core fusion trademark partner Exhale Spa. The four-night getaway offers famous exhale core fusion classes in a beachfront open-air yoga pavilion, massages in tranquil treatment rooms with a signature spa drink and healthful culinary offerings to revitalize the mind; gansevoorthotelgroup.com or 888.844.5986.