Wellness represents different things for each of us, and there is no one path to a balanced life. Find your way to optimal health via California boot camps, Italian hot springs, Asian meditation, and everything in between.
Here are some great places to start:
Castles and vineyards float by in the background during Uniworld Boutique River Cruise Collection's daily yoga classes. The river ships also have bikes to loan for port visits, whether pedalling Amsterdam’s canals or powering through the Douro Valley.
All the UnCruise Adventures' journeys are fun and sporty, with kayaking, hiking and paddle-boarding in destinations like Alaska or the Sea of Cortes. To slow down, try guided sunrise yoga and meditation on the sundeck.
Get a makeover on the open ocean. Silversea Cruises' onboard spa and salon offerings range from body wraps and cellulite reduction to teeth whitening. The newest ship in the fleet, Silver Spirit, offers Botox and Thermage.
SeaDream Yacht Club’s intimate yachts feature Thai-certified spas, with treatments from Sisley Paris facials to pre- and post-sun exposure treatments. A colourful raw-food menu is suitable for dedicated rawists and curious newbies.
On the shores of Italy’s Lago di Garda, Lefay Resort & SPA offers tranquility and privacy, with restoration programmes targeting specific concerns: their five-night Lightness and Plasticity retreat works on posture and toning. Virtuoso guests receive daily breakfast, lunch or dinner, once during stay, and a $100 spa credit.
At Lake Austin Spa Resort, the private waterfront means pedalboard boot camp and yoga on the dock - and sunset wine cruises. The Achieving Life Goals discovery programme will help you stay focused post-retreat. Virtuoso guests receive daily breakfast and a $100 spa credit.
Tucked away in Italy’s Lake District, L’Albereta’s exclusive Espace Chenot spa heals through a combination of Eastern and Western approaches. The one-day programme includes phyto-mud therapy, hydro massage and a steam bath with colour therapy. Virtuoso guests receive daily breakfast, a welcome cocktail and fruit basket, and a 50-minute massage for up to two guests.
Whether on the Riviera Maya or Los Cabos, Grand Velas offers localised seaside pampering. At Riviera Nayarit, try an ancestral stone massage; the Mayan jade facial is offered at Riviera Maya. An agave after-sun treatment is essential on brilliant Baja. At Grand Velas Riviera Maya, Virtuoso guests receive daily breakfast, complimentary one-way airport transfer, and a $50 spa credit. At Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit, guests receive daily breakfast, return-trip private airport transfers, and greens fees for two guests or a 20% discount on spa services.
Make your way around the deck on Crystal Cruises’ ships in a weighted Walkvest or with Nordic walking poles. Unwind with acupuncture or a massage, or level-up with offerings from the medi-spa menu.
Mediterranean-styled Casa Palmero at Pebble Beach Resort is a California hideaway offering treatments from cranio-sacral therapy to massages designed especially for golfers. Don’t miss the signature Pebble massage with warm sculpted stones. Virtuoso guests receive a daily breakfast basket and a $100 resort credit.
At the 6,500 square-metre spa at Carillon Miami Wellness Resort, discover a multitude of thermal baths and a rooftop HydroSpa with sweeping Atlantic views. The resort is also home to Miami’s only igloo. Virtuoso guests receive daily breakfast and a $100 resort credit.
Consult with a dietician at BodyHoliday Saint Lucia to ensure a fully customised menu at each of the resort’s five restaurants. Find Thalgo oxygen facials, Watsu therapy and scuba diving at this Caribbean wellness retreat. Virtuoso guests receive daily breakfast basket and a $100 resort credit, plus one 50-minute treatment and two 30-minute consultations.
Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts in Acapulco (Cabo Marques) and Riviera Maya (Mayakoba) are romantic beach escapes, with Asian-inspired spa treatments incorporating ingredients like Thai salt and herb blends. At Cabo Marques, Virtuoso guests receive daily breakfast, a 10% spa discount, and a $100 dining credit. At Mayakoba, guests receive buffet breakfast daily, a $100 resort credit, and a 10% spa discount.
Start your treatment at Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort with an apothecary blending experience, customising botanicals for your wellness journey. Follow with the six-hour couple’s treatment with massage, body wraps and champagne. Virtuoso guests receive daily breakfast and a $100 spa credit.