In need of a wellness retreat that will rejuvenate the mind, body and soul – and melt away the stresses of daily life? Perfect, because we’ve got just the remedy! Join us on our journey as we highlight some of the TOP wellness-orientated locales across 12 different destinations spanning from the Caribbean to Asia, to French Polynesia, Central America and more…See who made our list.
SAINT LUCIA: BodyHoliday
All-inclusive, wellness-focused, and one DAILY spa treatment included? Check. Check. Check!
Pictured Above: Infinity pool and Wellness Center
ID’s Insight: For those looking for a vacation centered on rest and relaxation, this is the tropical locale for you! Head to the award-winning wellness center and embark on a healthful journey combining individually tailored sessions in fitness, nutrition, lifestyle and overall wellbeing – PLUS your daily spa treatments are included too!
RIVIERA MAYA: Belmond Maroma Resort & Spa
Boutique Mexican luxury, uninterrupted Caribbean Sea views & award-winning Kinan Spa – need we say more?
Pictured Above: Aerial shot and Maya Temazcal session
ID’s Insight: For an authentic Mexican revitalization experience try the Maya Temazcal – an ancient Mayan ritual for purification of the soul. The treatment is performed at dusk and involves ceremonial meditation and chanting that ends with a cleansing plunge in the sea, designed to leave you refreshed. You will leave culturally enlightened and completely rejuvenated!
FRENCH POLYNESIA: The Brando, Tetiaroa Private Island
Connect with nature and the tranquil turquoise waters of French Polynesia on your own private island – along with private beach area, plunge pool and more with your accommodation. Serenity awaits…
Pictured Above: Infinity Pool and Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa – Fare Manu
ID’s Insight: The Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa offers unrivalled holistic treatments inspired by international and ancestral Polynesian techniques in a truly majestic oasis. Discover harmony and inner peace with the Fare Manu experience (pictured above) resembling a “cocoon between heaven and earth” bringing you one with the Polynesian culture.
LOS CABOS: The Resort at Pedregal
Plunge pools and ocean vistas accompanied by the crashing sounds of the surf below make for a rejuvenating, private escape.
Pictured Above: Suite patio and Luna y Mar Spa
ID’s Insight: Inspired by the indigenous ingredients of Baja California, the Luna y Mar Spa reflects the natural cycles of the moon with all treatments focusing on revitalization during the correlating phases. For renewal and self-discovery, try the signature Awakening Moon treatment, where your senses and physical body are prepared for new beginnings through a deeply stimulating seaweed wrap and chili oil massage.
BALI: COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali
…Holistic guidance, hiking, yoga, Pilates, Tai Chi and wholesome cuisine – recharge at this renowned Balinese retreat.
Pictured Above: Wanakasa Pool and The Estate – Kedara Water Garden
ID’s Insight: Holistic wellness is the focus at this Balinese sanctuary. Experience spa therapies in the Kedara Water Garden while listening to the soothing sounds of nature. We recommend the Dead Sea Mud Therapy, a mud wrap with Dead Sea mud, olive oil, honey and aloe vera. The warm mud relieves muscle tension and detoxifies the skin. This treatment includes an exfoliating scrub, face, scalp and body massage too…ahhhhhh.
TURKS AND CAICOS: The Palms Turks and Caicos
This all-suite resort situated amongst the striking shores of Turks & Caicos has been awarded the #1 spa in the Caribbean…a bucket list must!
Pictured Above: Beachfront infinity pool and spa
ID’s Insight: Sweet serenity awaits at the resort’s award-winning spa. Ancient healing remedies are combined with contemporary wellness technologies to harmonize mind, body and soul. Indulge in the ‘Moonlight and Stars,’ a massage for two, enjoyed while listening to the calming waves of the Caribbean Sea. Spend the day in the spa sanctuary, pre or post massage, and enjoy a delicious light lunch freshly prepared and enjoyed within the tranquil grounds.
Intuitive and impeccable Thai service defines this peaceful paradise that is Amanpuri. With stunning views of the azure Andaman Sea and countless wellness programs, you won’t want to leave… (And neither would we!)
Pictured Above: Main freshwater pool and Aman spa meditation sala
ID’s Insight: This holistic hideaway offers guests individually tailored wellness immersion retreats. Whether you are seeking to increase your fitness levels, shift unwanted weight and its emotional root causes or deep cleanse your entire system, Amanpuri’s four Immersion Experiences will deliver a deep sense of inner peace and happiness. Choose your path: fitness, weight, cleanse or awareness… Vacation & restorative healing? Sounds perfect to us!
SEYCHELLES: Fregate Island Private
Not one, not two, but seven pristine beaches to enjoy the natural tranquility. The perfect private island retreat for travelers seeking adventure, culinary excellence and wildlife exploration.
Pictured Above: Marina Beach and spa
ID’s Insight: Offering a range of facilities and treatment options, experience the Rock Spa to free your mind, body and soul. Surrounded by dramatic granite rock formations and giant gentle tortoises roaming the lush grounds, you will be instantly connected with nature. For the more active traveler, training and yoga sessions are also available to disconnect in paradise.
NICARAGUA: Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa
Seven miles of scenic trails, four miles of pristine beach, six unique spa experiences and countless memories to be made – pampering and authentic cultural experiences await at this hidden gem!
Pictured Above: Main Palapa & pool + Rainforest Ritual
ID’s Insight: Embark on a spiritual journey with six different experiences in six individual, private spa suites. Each experience harnesses a different ancient healing tradition, using indigenous Nicaraguan ingredients. Favorites include the Ancient Sanctuary where guests can indulge in a volcanic clay body scrub. Or, for sea-inspired experiences, the Rainforest offers hydrotherapy rituals tailored to ease all tension, relieve pain and soreness, reduce inflammation of joints, relax muscles and recharge the body with energy.
GRENADINES: Pink Sands Club
Whether you want striking panoramic views while getting your spa treatment, or up close and personal sea views – the spa at the Pink Sands Club paradise offers you both options!
Pictured Above: Beachfront One Bedroom Penthouse and spa
ID’s Insight: Take a funicular ride up the cliff-side to the spa and enjoy a phenomenal treatment while soaking in spectacular panoramic vistas from your private cabin. The sounds of the gentle waves splashing in the distance will enhance your experience with an added sense of calm. Or, for those who want their treatment on the water, request an overwater room and take in the striking turquoise backdrop as you exhale and destress for a picture-perfect afternoon.
MALDIVES: Gili Lankanfushi, Maldives
Glass bottom treatment rooms at the spa, underground chocolate cave and treehouse dining – unique experiences are an UNDERSTATEMENT at this overwater paradise!
Pictured Above: Jetty overview and overwater spa treatment room at Meera Spa
ID’s Insight: Gili’s elegantly rustic paradise is a perfect setting for a memorable spa treatment. Start with a morning of yoga on the beach, and then embark on a signature spa treatment at the overwater, Meera Spa. You will be soothed by the organic products and mesmerized by the glass floor panels, allowing you to witness the striking marine life below. The experience really brings you one with nature and the destination, and is one to never forget!
COSTA RICA: Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa
True nature lovers, this one’s for you! Nestled amongst 900 acres of lush tropical reserve and home to Costa Rica’s largest network of naturally flowing hot springs, relaxation IS Tabacón…
Pictured Above: Hot Springs and Open-Air Bungalow at the spa
ID’s Insight: For authentic serenity and relaxation, we recommend the honey temptation treatment in an open-air bungalow, surrounded by the lush jungle and trickling hot springs. The soothing sounds of the singing birds and flowing water uniquely enhance this euphoric experience.
Looking for some R and R and a wellness-packed getaway? Treat yourself by contacting your travel professional… they make it happen!