“Health and wellness” is a popular buzzphrase that lures many people to fork over some serious cash (even if they don’t have it) all in the pursuit of “perfect health.”
Both the young and old long to get away from the chaos and stressors of everyday life and go to a place that will pamper both their body and mind.
The good news is – we have the perfect destinations to achieve just that – and their locations might surprise you!
Our recommendations here aren’t your typical “wellness retreats” with the basic massage and glass of wine before heading down to the overcrowded pool.
These sophisticated resorts offer a vacation where everything has been intentionally and perfectly designed to address your mind, body, and soul.
COMO Parrot Cay — Turks and Caicos
Escape all the noise and troubles in the world and venture to your own private island in the Caribbean at COMO Parrot Cay.
Voted as one of the most luxurious destinations in the world – you can enjoy everything from your own private villa (complete with a pool) to a butler who will cater to your every need – 24 hours a day.
For the health-conscious traveler, enjoy enzyme-rich cuisine like fresh zucchini carpaccio and pineapple sundaes and other mouth-watering dishes in their renowned restaurant.
And don’t worry – after a long, customized Pilates class, it’s totally okay to have dessert before dinner – so indulge guilt-free!
You would be remiss to visit the Caribbean and not spend time lounging on the white sandy beaches or going on an adventurous diving trip.
At COMO Parrot Cay, you can truly live like a movie star as you close out each evening relaxing in the spa’s tranquil infinity pool overlooking the ocean as the sun sets.
Trust us – you won’t ever want to leave!
Civana Wellness Resort and Spa — Arizona Arrow
Arizona doesn’t typically make the top of anyone’s list of dream vacations, but you’ll want to add it to yours after hearing about this wellness resort.
Civana Wellness Resort and Spa in the foothills of the Sonoran Desert offers one spa attraction that few others can give you – like a sunset sound bath and an aqua therapy circuit.
Begin your adventure with paddle boarding or hiking the nearby Tonto National Forest.
Unlike other retreats where you’re only menu option is the Chef’s specialty de jour – often no bigger than the size of a kid’s fruit cup – Civana adheres to a “zero deprivation” approach.
This means you can eat their elote corn ribs or enjoy their zucchini enchiladas with a glass of Arizona-grown wine with zero guilt.
Not to mention – this will cut down on room service charges since you won’t have to order a “real” meal after “dinner” in order to satisfy your hunger pains.
Just don’t be tempted to bring home one of Arizona’s beautiful, blossoming echinocactus as a souvenir – because it’s a felony that could cost you up to 25 years in prison.
Either one of these health and wellness getaways will leave you feeling refreshed and ready to handle another (hopefully less chaotic) year of hustle and bustle.
So check ‘em out and let us know which one you loved best.
(h/t Proud American Traveler)