New Year, New You Travel Packages Around the World

New Year, New You Travel Packages Around the World
These hotels and resorts across the world are inviting guests to kick off 2016 on the right foot with restorative and mindful packages ranging from meditation-inspired spa treatments to luxury fitness retreats.

Special Packages & Retreats

L'Auberge de Sedona | Sedona, Arizona (pictured)

L'Auberge de Sedona is a wellness seeker's dream come true, set among enchanting Red Rock formations that offer a peaceful and stunning backdrop for yoga and mediation, as well as experiencing the region's famous energy vortex centers. In 2016, travelers are invited to take advantage of L'Auberge de Sedona's Red Rock Renewal package, which has been designed to provide guests with a chance to disconnect and take time to recenter for the new year. As part of this two-night stay, guests will be treated to a 60-minute Forest Bathing session, or opt for a private yoga or meditation session instead. The package also includes a dining credit and $300 spa credit, which can be used towards the resort's signature Quiet Mind spa treatment, which teaches guests meditation-inspired breathing techniques to help them shut off their thoughts and enjoy the present moment.

The Red Rock Renewal package includes:

• 2 night stay
• Private 60 minute yoga, meditation or Forest Bathing session for up to 4 guests
- Forest Bathing, also know as “Shinrin-Yoku,” draws on the traditions of mindfulness and is rooted in a range of transcultural practices that recognize the benefits that time in nature can have a positive and healing effect on human health and happiness. Guests will find a true sense of connection with the earth that will not only deepen their relationship with nature, but with themselves as well.
• $300 credit at the Spa at L'Auberge, to experience the Quiet Mind massage or another treatment of their choice
- Inspired by the Quiet Mind flower essence blend from Lotus Wei, the Quiet Mind treatment is designed to assist guests in learning to turn off their mind and fully experience their massage. The flower essences include Geranium, Bird of Paradise and Passion Flower, to support the guest in letting go of distraction and dissolving muscle tension. Guests will learn simple guided breathing techniques while the therapist attunes facial acupressure points. As the mind calms the guest will experience a deeply relaxing massage, without their mind interrupting.
• $80 credit at L'Auberge de Sedona's new restaurants, Cress on Oak Creek or Etch Kitchen & Bar
• Daily wellness activities including hiking, GM-led jogs, morning stretching, meditation, and more.

Paresa Resort

Paresa Resort | Phuket, Thailand

A hideaway-style luxury pool villa and pool suite resort perched on the cliffs of Kamala against a lush tropical forest in Phuket, Thailand, Paresa Resort provides a haven for wellness seekers looking to relax and reset. Beginning this winter, the secluded retreat will offer a three-day Wellness & Vitality Retreat in September, aimed at providing a much-needed detox in order to relieve the body and mind of the stresses and pressures accumulated during our daily routines. Through daily yoga and meditation sessions, consultations with a local wellness practitioner, healthy meals and spa treatments, guests will leave their visit feeling refreshed, rejuvenated and armed with the tools to live a healthier and more centered lifestyle that lasts beyond their travels and into their daily lives.

The Wellness & Vitality Retreat package includes:

• Daily yoga and meditation class
• Lifestyle evaluation
• Reiki session
• Chi healing
• Chakra balancing
• Breathing workshop
• Daily 90-minute spa treatment
• Follow up evaluation and support
• Healthy, nutritious meals, smoothies
• Optional juice detox

Rancho Valencia Resort

Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa | San Diego, California

Spanning 45 lush acres of gardens, trails, olive groves, casitas and more, this Mediterranean inspired, all-suite property offers the finest accommodations, service and programming that San Diego has to offer. Every detail at Rancho Valencia is meticulously tailored to create the ultimate destination for wellness and tranquility, starting with the basics like freshly-made organic fruit and vegetable juices to a Yoga Pavilion, Pilates studio, advanced exercise programs, and fitness sessions hosted by top-tier wellness professionals. Rancho Valencia is the perfect place to resent in the new year with The Stay & Play Spa package. With a variety of unique therapies and treatments, guests will find a soothing balance for the mind, body, and soul. The Stay & Play Spa package offers a $175 spa credit per guest, perfect for a massage or a rejuvenating facial.

The Stay & Play Spa package includes:

• $175 spa credit per person, to use as you please
• Fresh orange juice, milk and morning paper delivered to your suite daily
• Complimentary use of the tennis courts, fitness center, yoga pavilion and all fitness classes

Mayflower Grace

The Mayflower Grace | Washington, Connecticut

Nestled on 58 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodlands, The Mayflower Grace is a renowned New England hideaway and the perfect place to start a year of health and wellness for 2016. Enjoy the ‘Relax-Restore-Retreat' experience in which you steal time midweek to enjoy an overnight stay, unlimited fitness classes, use of the spa, continental breakfast and $150 spa credit. Start your day with Mayflower Yoga Flow, followed by a healthy breakfast and a personalized spa treatment in the award winning 20,000 sq. ft. spa. Speed up your heart rate with Cardio Fitness or Cardio Kickboxing and end with a nice, easy Stretch and Release class. Additionally, engage in all the senses with Forest Bathing, which can lower blood pressure, heart rate, and stress levels as well as boost immunity. Deepen yourself in the present moment while embracing the mind, body, spirit and soul connection in nature and experience the healing effects that only a “bath” in nature can provide.

The Mulia

The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas | Bali

The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas in Bali, Indonesia has recently launched a new lifestyle wellness program that is the perfect experience for those looking to head into 2016 with a clear mind and body. The program includes personal attention, luxury amenities, and a myriad of activities that embrace fitness, sensible dining and holistic achievement. Travelers and yogi enthusiasts alike can recharge, rebalance and explore their yoga practice within the beauty of the gentle Balinese culture at The Mulia, Mulia Resort & Villas. Located on the majestic coastline of Nusa Dua, the full-day (five to six hours) or half-day (four hours) wellness program features a specially designed wellness menu and training regimen that is designed to nurture and restore well-being.

Full-Day or Half-Day Lifestyle Wellness Program includes:

• Full-day (five to six hours) and half-day (four hours) options
• Option to experience wellness program from one to seven days
• Customized Healthy Dining Options
• Yoga Stretching Class
• Aqua Aerobics Class
• Signature treatment options including facial treatments and a blend of unique massage techniques
• Access to the signature Wellness Suite including Asia Pacific's only Ice Room
• Visits to the local temples, walks on the white sand beach, and experiencing the picturesque sunsets

The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Miami | Miami

The Ritz-Carlton, Key Biscayne, Miami helps its guests stay healthy in 2016 with the Wonderful Wellness package. All tension will melt away with a deep tissue massage, followed by some pampering with a classic pedicure. To really round off a complete wellness experience, guests will receive a personal training session with an expert trainer to refine their workout routine, and can partake in their choice of a group fitness class. Package Cost: $272

Gurney's Montauk ResortGurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa

Year-Round Wellness Offerings

Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa | Montauk, NY

Situated on Montauk's most pristine stretch of oceanfront real estate, Gurney's Montauk Resort & Seawater Spa is a Hampton's institution and the only four-season resort in Montauk. Gurney's has partnered with Wellthily, NYC's premier healthy hospitality company, to help redefine the the health scene in Montauk. The collaboration will deliver fitness classes to Gurney's from New York's top fitness trainers to guests, locals and visitors to the Hamptons. Fitness programming will include classes and retreats throughout 2016 such as Vinyasa Flow Yoga, Cyc Fitness Indoor Cycling, Elements Fitness Barre Fitness and Exhale Spa Core Fusion Barre. All of this will be in addition to Gurney's own fitness schedule, which will still be offered daily. Following your workout, relax at The Seawater Spa, featuring Roman baths, Finnish rock sauna, fitness center, and a world-famous indoor sand-filtered, ocean-fed, heated seawater pool – the only one of its kind in North America. All with stunning, panoramic views of the ocean.

Madinat Jumeirah

Madinat Jumeirah | Dubai

Exclusive to Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah, the AlphaSphere Deluxe by artist SHA enhances sensual perception by providing a unique quality of deep relaxation with an inspiring and energizing effect. Focusing on human senses it creates a whole body and mind experience for a simultaneous perception of sound, color, light, vibration, touch, temperature and smell. With four different programs available, ranging from Basic Blue, Sensitive Violet, Intense Red, Energy Orange, there's a host of benefits associated with the use of the AlphaSphere Deluxe. Different perception levels merge into one immersive experience so you will feel simultaneously relaxed and stimulated. Mental and physical effects proven by scientific studies include, stress reduction, deep relaxation, better sleep, loosening of tight muscles, energy recharging, skin circulation stimulation, lower blood pressure, improved efficiency, enhanced creativity, and resolved body tension.

Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah has also implemented a Visiting Masters program with 34th-generation warrior monk of the Shaolin Temple, Master Can currently in residence. Master Can teaches both private and group Tai Chi and Kung Fu classes at Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah.

Mountain Trek

Mountain Trek | Nelson, British Columbia

Escape into pristine nature among the scenic mountains of British Columbia while experiencing Mountain Trek's all-inclusive luxury fitness and health spa retreat to reset habits and begin the journey toward a healthier lifestyle in 2016. Set in spectacular natural landscapes, guests are treated to an ultra personalized program where time is spent focusing on activities including hiking, yoga, massage and detox treatments, and a variety of fitness and nutrition classes including: lectures on stress management, nutrition, sleep health, metabolism, detoxification, goal setting and personal will power. A true backcountry experience where guests get back to basics, Mountain Trek's wellness retreat immerses guests in scenery you cannot find near most urban cities, while taking a holistic approach toward resetting individual's metabolism, and providing a every guest with the opportunity for hormonal rebalance, and mind, body and spirit renewal.

Expert tips from Lead Guide and Program Director, Kirkland Shave, on how to keep resolutions to be healthy beyond the new year:

• Weave subtle changes into daily life to create long lasting change, and reward yourself with each step
• Make healthy food visible by keeping a fruit bowl on the counter and chopped veggies, such as carrots, in a bowl of water in the fridge. This way when you go to open it to grab something, the first thing you'll see are beta-carotene rich, crispy carrots.
• Focus on providing yourself with adequate sleep. Do so by exercising after sleep rather than before (when you wake up in the morning is best), and powering down computers, phones, TVs, and bright light exposure prior to sleeping, and relaxing with an epsom salt bath before bed.

Rancho La Puerta | Tecate, MX

Meditation & Expert Therapeutic Sessions

Rancho La Puerta is the original “fitness resort” and spa that welcomes some 140 guests each week to its 3,000 private acres of gardens, mountains and meadows in Baja California, Mexico. All facilities and land are for the exclusive use of guests who come for an entire week, Saturday to Saturday, or partial-week stays of three or four nights. It's a unique reawakening and spiritual mental escape for women and men offering space to breathe freely amidst nature and to relax, renew, reflect and redirect one's longer-living life for a complete mind, body, and spirit balance. In addition, the Ranch offers over 80 fitness classes including TRX, yoga, pilates and advanced hiking trails as well as spa treatments, therapeutic sessions and daily lectures to inspire guests to leave with a recharged sense of being. Specialty weeks at the Ranch are offered year-round, featuring visiting guest speakers, talented performers and workshop leaders–authors, politicians, musicians, artists, MDs and other leaders in their fields -- to present afternoon learning experiences and evening lectures.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale pool

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale | Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

The Ritz-Carlton, Fort Lauderdale underwent in depth renovations this year introducing the first and only beachfront full-service spa in all of Fort Lauderdale. The refreshed design elevates the destination spa to a new level of health, beauty and wellness. To kick off 2016, a new menu of custom treatments, and ESPA products have been added to further elevate the experience. Innovative treatments such as the Cleansing Ceremony which provides the same benefits as a three day juice cleanse, the Rebalancing Citrus Spring which offers a local citrus scrub and calming stone massage or the Biodynamic Facial using products harvested based on the phases of the moon are custom and exclusive to the new spa, providing great treatments for guests to stay in shape mentally and physically all year long.