With Global Wellness Day on June 10, here are a few of the best wellness resorts, from an emotional equine experience in Carmel, California and a Wellness Weekend in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, to a stunning retreat at the newly opened Mii Amo resort in enchanting Sedona, Arizona. These resorts are the ultimate wellness retreats to relax, unwind and reconnect.
The Ranch Italy at Palazzo Fiuggi - Fitness, Wellness & Health Retreat Programs
The Ranch Malibu brings its award-winning, transformational wellness program to a historic property, nestled in one of Italy’s richest naturalistic areas, just 50 minutes from Rome. The Ranch Italy at Palazzo Fiuggi combines a results-oriented fitness program with the services and expertise of the esteemed team at this renowned medical wellness retreat. The result is an immersive and transformative program that gives guests a more complete picture of their overall health and longevity, departing with a greater sense of self, feeling rested and rejuvenated while losing weight and gaining muscle.
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa - Rancho Santa Fe, California
Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa is Southern California’s only Relais & Châteaux property and has garnered a reputation as one of the West’s most sought-after five star resorts. A sanctuary of good living tucked away on 45 acres of lush gardens and olive groves, this Mediterranean-inspired, all-suite property near Del Mar, California offers 49 luxuriously-appointed, guest casitas with their own patios and fireplaces and 3 opulent private residences, all of which provide the perfect backdrop for your next weekend escape or extended family gathering. Situated across 45 acres of lush gardens and citrus groves, this Forbes 5-star rated Resort and Spa features rejuvenating wellness, fitness, and world-renowned tennis programming. The signature restaurant, The Pony Room, showcases Rancho Valencia’s commitment to fresh and sustainable culinary practice with its distinctive Coastal Ranch cuisine in an enchanting and delightful al fresco dining atmosphere.
Alila Ventana Big Sur | Big Sur, CA (pictured)
Home to coastal redwoods and expansive views of the Pacific Ocean, Big Sur is a special place long-known for healing and introspection with its inspiring natural surroundings. Big Sur has historically drawn creatives and thinkers including venerated authors like Henry Miller and Jack Kerouac, but also people in search of both physical and emotional healing…for thousands of years—most notably ancient Indian tribes who used the mineral-rich hot springs in Big Sur for medicinal purposes. Big Sur also boasts the only concentrated underwater deposit of quality nephrite jade found in the world—a stone known for clearing energy and also stabilizing emotions to welcome emotional wellbeing. Perched at the edge of the continent overlooking the majestic Pacific coastline, Alila Ventana Big Sur offers 59 stunning accommodations, Spa Alila, culinary offerings crafted with ingredients from an organic property garden, and one-of-a-kind Alila Experiences to inspire the mind, body and soul. Those in search of a healing experience can enjoy yoga, a circle of life meditation, spiritual hiking experiences, astrology readings, writing workshops and so much more.
Carmel Valley Ranch | Carmel, CA
Carmel Valley Ranch has long been an escape with plenty of room to roam, explore, and discover. Nestled in the treetops, inspired by the surrounding fragrant gardens and the abundant four seasons in Carmel Valley, Spa Aiyana is rooted in the healing powers of the earth. Treatment inspiration unfolds with each passing season and showcases the florals, herbs, and botanicals that dot the surrounding landscape. Visitors and locals alike can enjoy an all-encompassing menu of spa treatments, including seasonally-inspired massages and facials along with one-of-a-kind treatments like Hypno-Health: Wellness for Mind & Spirit, Hydrafacials and Oxygen Infusions. The resort also offers unique Equine Experiences with therapeutic ways to forge bonds and find joy by embracing and celebrating the power of horses to provide feedback and strengthen connections.
Rancho La Puerta | Baja California, México
Founded in 1940, Rancho la Puerta is the original “wellness resort” and spa. Located in Tecate, Mexico, The Ranch provides a luxurious wellness experience, offering guests a unique reawakening and spiritual mental escape. Each week from Saturday to Saturday, or for partial-week stays of three or four nights, enjoy nearly 4,000 private acres of gardens, mountains and meadows at The Ranch. 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 to inspire guests to leave with a recharged sense of being. Take part in over 80 fitness classes including TRX, yoga, pilates, Watsu, and advanced hiking trails, as well as spa treatments, and therapeutic sessions. Rancho La Puerta also provides inclusive healthy spa cuisine, utilizing the season's freshest ingredients from the on-property garden, as well as provides cooking classes at the Ranch's culinary school, La Cocina Que Canta, helmed by Chef Denise Roa.
Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal | Los Cabos, MX
In honor of Global Wellness Day (June 10) this year, the iconic Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal will be hosting a Wellness Weekend (June 8-13th) dedicated to self love and the spirit. Hosted by the resort’s renowned resident Shaman Fernanda Montiel, the transformative weekend is designed to ground, inspire and restore, providing guests with a masterclass of wellness and an opportunity to discover true inner peace through focused, intentional and time-tested well-being exercises. Participants are invited to heal their body, mind and soul with Montiel and experience one-on-one healing sessions at the acclaimed Waldorf Astoria Spa, all while enjoying the vast array of self-care activities and amenities offered at the property including lunar-inspired spa treatments and traditional Mexican folk healing experiences, a brand new Healing Menu consisting of private face readings, Omkay Kin Numerology, sound healing, Yoga Nidra, and more, endless opportunities for mindful movement, and an invigorating oceanfront landscape just waiting to be explored.
Alila Marea Beach Resort | Encinitas, CA
Set along the breathtaking coastline of one of Southern California’s most quintessential surf towns, Alila Marea Beach Resort is a crafted luxury resort delivering authentic and bespoke experiences in a world-class beachfront setting. In celebration of Global Wellness Day, the resort invites both hotel guests and the local community to partake in a complimentary morning of seaside intention-setting, cardio and strength training, yoga and sound healing. Whether stopping by for one or all GWD wellbeing sessions, guests can also receive a 20% discount off any service at Spa Alila by mentioning “Wellbeing” when booking their treatment (available to be used through the end of June). June 10’s GWD schedule features:
Eden Roc Cap Cana | Cap Cana, Dominican Republic
An exclusive oceanfront tropical haven, Eden Roc Cap Cana offers wellness inspired travelers a range of world-class Spa treatments and adventurous activities that nurture the body, soothe the mind and energize the spirit. For the the fourth year in a row, Eden Roc Cap Cana hosts a Global Wellness Day event at Punta Espada. Guests can find everything from a dedicated 5K run, rejuvenating yoga, dance and HITT classes taking pace throughout the day. Other wellness offerings on property include a Wellness Morning Experience that celebrates digitally detoxing. Offered weekly to guests (or upon appointment for private session), the 2 hour detox morning begins with a yoga class and guided meditation, followed by silent ‘culinary meditation’ and an interactive crystal workshop.
Mii amo | Sedona, AZ
Situated within Sedona’s iconic Boynton Canyon, Mii amo sits amidst a striking natural landscape of towering buttes, desert greenery and signature red rocks, and the acclaimed destination spa recently reopened after a two-year closure and $40 million renewal. Mii amo has spent the last 20 years inspiring guests to Journey within, find connection with nature and immerse themselves in wellbeing. An all-inclusive wellbeing immersion, the destination spa offers a new minimum treatment length of 75 minutes, as well as a new 10-night Journey alongside its traditional 3, 4 and 7-night Journey offerings. The extensive renovation sets the stage for a new and even more powerful Mii amo experience including truly unique spa services — from massages, facials and meditations based on the Celestial Cycles to “Energy and Spirit” programming such as Aura Photography and Astrology readings. Mii amo also features a two-story movement and fitness studio with daily offerings including guided meditations and restorative mind and body programming, along with a dedicated 3,700 sq. ft. of space exclusive to Journey guests.
The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island | Amelia Island, FL
As one of the largest and most successful spas in the region, The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island is a perfect place to escape for a relaxing wellness getaway. In addition to an annual wellness retreat, the resort offers full moon yoga and mindful classes including contemplative Beach Walking Meditation & Sand Mandala. The resort upholds its commitment to wellness by offering daily classes at the spa where guests can learn to create salt and essential oil scrubs, and visitors will love the option to book a custom / private full or half day wellness retreat, which could include yoga, meditation, spa treatments, etc. As part of its holistic line of wellness offerings, The Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island introduced Yoga Nidra, the unique Heaven in a Hammock massage, and more recently was the first Ritz-Carlton spa worldwide to introduce the new revolutionary Strength and Resilience Massage and the CBD Relief & Recovery massage. New for 2023, the property is offering thoughtful Ecology Field Trips, designed by The Ritz-Carlton, Amelia Island to connect and educate curious guests on the local area and wildlife.
Come Together Wellness - Rest, Restore & Explore on Kauai
Join Victoria McDonald with Come Together Wellness Retreat. Accommodations will be at a luxury Pure Kauai extraordinary estate that offers expansive ocean views secluded on the North Shore. You will have the opportunity to rest and relax for your entire stay if that is what you need, or for those that need more adventure you will have the opportunity to explore. Daily yoga, meditation, massage, and wellness are the focal point of this retreat. There will be hours of free time to do as you wish adding on extras, or simply just relaxing on one the most beautiful places on Earth.
Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort & Spa
This luxury oasis with lush gardens and acres of pools offers ocean view dining, rooms with private lanais, championship golf and Anara Spa. Relax among the beautiful views of verdant gardens, the sparkling Pacific Ocean or the lush mountainside from the private patio or lanai of your spacious guestroom.
JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa
Set in the heart of Muskoka in Ontario, Canada, JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa is a sweeping multi-faceted resort, perched atop a 100-foot granite bluff just two and a half hours north of Toronto. The resort is renowned for its spectacular view of Lake Rosseau, sprawling landscape and private beaches.
Hacienda AltaGracia, Auberge Resorts Collection - Costa Rica
An escape for those seeking total well-being and unbridled adventure, balance at Hacienda AltaGracia is founded with the belief that total wellbeing comes from being able to move fast or slow. This serene 50-casita resort features 180 bird-song-filled acres of untamed tropical forest, coffee farm, equine stables, organic chef’s gardens and a wellbeing center by one of the world’s leading holistic wellness providers, THE WELL. Experience the escape of our soul-stirring wellness journeys, soulful cuisine, and adrenaline packed adventures through bespoke itineraries – personally curated to elevate your experience and leave you transformed.
Cordevalle - Luxury Resort in Northern California
Surrounded by a bucolic countryside in the foothills of the Santa Cruz Mountains, the resort offers many outdoor activities and family recreation, from wine tasting to bocce ball to tennis. Lounge by the outdoor pool, tee off on the championship golf course, or take a guided hike. Escape to CordeValle.
Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort - Porto Ercole, Tuscany, Italy
The luxurious Argentario Golf & Wellness Resort, located in the Maremma region of Tuscany, is an ideal destination for those looking for relaxing holiday that combines sports, wellness and gastronomy. Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty on the Monte Argentario promontory, the resort is home to the PGA National Golf Course Italy.
The Kayon Jungle Resort - Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Enveloped by lush valley greenery and perched above the flowing water of the Uwos River, The Kayon Jungle Resort is a sanctuary of tropical indulgence. Located within the traditional Balinese Village of Bresela, Payangan, the resort is just 25 minutes from the cultural heart of Ubud. Inspired by the splendor of nearby Tegalalang rice terraces, The Kayon Jungle Resort has been thoughtfully designed to Supported by Luxury accommodation and high-end facilities, it is a five-star heaven that blends island creativity with boutique sophistication. The Kayon Jungle Resort is attuned to the surrounding environment and respects the harmony and community spirit of the local village. It is a place where seasoned travelers can escape the pace of everyday life and feel renewed by the beauty of nature.