With physical and mental health at the forefront of everyone’s minds, we rounded up a selection of places where you can cultivate both in luxurious comfort.
Busy days and an intense work life can get in the way of a healthy lifestyle. As such, the idea of doing nothing on holidays is very appealing to quite a few. That being said, there are also more and more people who see holidays as a chance to get back to exercising, eating right and basically focus on proper self-care. Enter wellness resorts, where you can recharge yourself and reconnect with your body, mind and soul, in a beautiful, relaxing setting. For this time of the year, we have gathered a selection of stunning, luxurious wellness resorts that can foster your goals and needs, ensuring that you come back from you holidays feeling rested and recharged.
CANYON RANCH TUCSON, ARIZONA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
A pioneer in luxury wellness, Canyon Ranch in Tucson, Arizona, was founded in 1979. It is known for its integrative approach to wellness that encompasses a vast menu of health, fitness and pampering services with life-enhancing programmes that draw on a blend of Eastern and Western traditions. Set among desert canyons, the region’s iconic saguaro cacti and pine-topped mountains, the resort was once the heart of a large, working cattle ranch. There are more than 400 fitness, education and fun activities to choose from, including spa treatments, medical and alternative therapies, creative pursuits and spiritual wellness programs. Canyon Ranch also serves gourmet spa cuisine using fresh, local and regional ingredients and prepared in consultation with nutritionists. Since its opening, the resort has also opened another three branches across the U.S. and is present on board 22 luxury ships.
Canyon Ranch Tucson
8600 E. Rockcliff Road Tucson, AZ 85750, USA
Ph: +1 800 742 9000 canyonranch.com
COMO SHAMBALA ESTATE, BALI, INDONESIA
Just a short distance from Ubud, COMO Shambala Estate is a luxury, health-focused resort that bills itself as a “retreat for a change.” The award-winning resort offers stunning residences and villas with private pools surrounded by lush tropical jungle. Presenting a holistic, 360-degree approach to wellness, COMO Shambala Estate offers state-of-the-art gym, relaxing massage therapies and an array of outdoor activities. Onsite facilities include a vitality pool with underwater soaking jet beds, beautiful outdoor treatment areas overlooking the Ayung River, indoor treatment rooms and a Pilates studio. There are two onsite dining options, but the establishment’s nutritionists are ready to tailor an eating plan for your health and wellness goals. COMO Shambala Estate also has several specific programs led by expert consultants including an active program, a cleanse and an Ayurvedic program focused on yoga and meditation. Other wellness amenities include beauty and spa treatment, stress management curriculum, acupuncture,
herbal medicine and qigong.
COMO Shambala Estate
Banjar Begawan, Desa, Melinggih Kelod, Payangan, Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali 80571
Ph: +62 361 978888
FIVELEMENTS, BALI, INDONESIA
Fivelements Retreat Bali has become one of the most reputable wellness establishments not just in Indonesia, but in the world. It is a peaceful sanctuary that prides itself on plant- based food, sacred arts and Balinese healing traditions. Word has it that Fivelements is built around a sacred space and it is recommended quietly meditatie right on top of this power spot to recharge yourself. Recently, Fivelements has added 11 new pool suites, for a total of 20 throughout the establishment. The hotel has a large free-form pool, a therapy pool, Balinese spa, a herbal remedies laboratory and its plant-based restaurant, Sakti Dining Room, that has gained quite the following over the years. Fivelements offers three retreats that can be tailored to your needs and goals: Signature Fivelements Retreat, Holistic Detox Retreat and Signature Culinary Retreat. The most popular one, the Signature Rejuvenation Retreat, Panca Mahabhuta, can take anywhere from three to 21 nights and focuses on regeneration, replenishment and alignment in life. Fivelements also offers group performance retreats designed to inspire and foster new skills that can be applied to your daily life.
Mambal, Abiansemal, Badung Regency, Bali 80352
Ph: +62 361 469206
MESASTILA RESORTS AND SPA
This wellness resort in Magelang, Central Java, occupies land that used to be a coffee plantation and is surrounded by mountains and lush vegetation. MesaStila offers Javanese experiences through cultural and wellness activities, with a focus on luxury yet keeping its traditional roots for a wholesome time. Each room at MesaStila offers stunning views of mountains, gardens or coffee plantations, and has been reconstructed from Javanese wooden houses and decorated with antiquities and art collections. Retreats there take on a pampering approach, with massages, hammam baths and calming therapies rostered in a schedule of activities. Those looking for a more intense weight management programme can have fitness sessions included, while detoxing involves heat treatments to cleanse the lymphatic system and Javanese herbal remedies to boost your metabolism.
MesaStila Resorts and Spa
Jl. Losari, Rw.3, Losari, Kec. Grabag, Magelang, Jawa Tengah 56196
Ph: +62 98 596333
REVĪVŌ WELLNESS RESORTS
Nestled in Nusa Dua and spread across three hectares of teak forest, this luxury wellness resort aims to “soothe the spirit, rejuvenate the body and enrich the mind”. REVĪVŌ Wellness Resorts is comprised of Balinese-style luxury suites and villas, a nutrition-based gourmet restaurant, bar and pool lounges along with spa and fitness facilities. Retreats and programs are anchored in the “slow life” philosophy and the venue’s four pillars: Nutrio, to eat healthier based on a nutritious diet; Remissio, body rejuvenation with holistic spa treatments; Moveo, to reshape the body through fitness and meditation; and Nocturno, the art of a good night’s sleep. Pre-arrival questionnaires and DNA testing are required to ensure the best personalised treatments, which is then complemented by a journal kept throughout the stay to keep track of personal objectives, daily activities and results.
REVĪVŌ Wellness Resorts
Jl. Desa Sawangan, Benoa, Kec. Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80361
Ph: +62 361 4773888