Wellness-Inspired Stays

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After a year or lockdown and the COVID-19 pandemic, travelers are ready to incorporate wellness to their upcoming getaways. Earlier this year, the Global Wellness Summit released it’s “2021 Global Wellness Trends” report showcasing what wellness trends will be top of mind this year.

“2021 has not, obviously, been a ‘normal’ year. It began in the darkest global lockdown, but now the world – and the “wellness world” – are opening up. And the indications that wellness has become a dramatically more important consumer value globally are everywhere,” says Beth McGroarty, director of research and p.r. for the Global Wellness Institute.

Among the trends emerging for this year are: self care, and “the future of immune health—stop boosting, start balancing, “and taking time to “just breathe.”

And for those clients ready to take on a wellness experience, here are a few that will have them saying, “aaahhh,” as they release the tensions of the past year. 

4. Cabo San Lucas

Biking trail at Grand Solmar at Ranch San Lucas. (Photo credit: Eric Rubens.)

Grand Solmar at Rancho San Lucas in Cabo San Lucas is offering a new wellness getaway package, available through the rest of the year. The package includes a 4-night stay, a special menu with special vegan, vegetarian and pescatarian menus featuring options such as items vegan cauliflower and avocado ceviche and vegan almond flower pancakes topped with strawberries and blueberries. Guests can also enjoy a bike tour through the desert landscape overlooking the Pacific, two Hatha yoga classes and one Kahal Spa Experience that includes a signature bamboo massage and an anti-aging facial. Starting price is $627 a night with all-inclusive F&B featuring.

For more information, visit grandsolmarranchosanlucas.solmar.com.

3. Hawaii—Lana’i

A massage treatment at Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons. Resort. (Photo courtesy of Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons. Resort.)A massage treatment at Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons. Resort. (Photo courtesy of Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons. Resort.)

Travel advisors get a 10 percent commission on room rates and wellness packages booked at Sensei Lana’i, A Four Seasons Resort. Plus, travelers who book through a travel advisor will get semi-private air transfers on Lana’i Air between Honolulu and Lana’i.

The property, which is set within the spiritual uplands of Ko’ele, is a wellness retreat that focuses on three paths for everyday living— move, nourish, and rest.

One of the experiences advisors can book is the Guided Sensei Experience, where on-site guides curate personalized itineraries to help guests align their actions with their intentions. Beginning with a digital pre-arrival questionnaire and custom crafted itinerary, a Guided Sensei Experience stay includes priority access to wellness classes and lectures, along with a $600 daily Wellbeing Credit pp, which can be used towards an array of wellness activities including private sessions (yoga, fitness, nutrition, mindset, meditation), bodywork, and facial treatments in a private spa “hales” meaning house in the Hawaiian language, or island excursions ranging from sailing to archery to a challenge adventure course. Sensei Guided Experience rates start at $1,130 for single occupancy and $1,610 dbl.

For more information, visit sensei.com.

2. The Maldives

Yoga at Kuda Villingili. (Photo courtesy of Visit Maldives.)

Visit Maldives is promoting the spiritual side of wellness, which caters to travelers who want to leave a destination better than they arrived with experiences beyond a simple massage and want a total mind-body-soul recalibration.

A few experiences travelers can take in while in the Maldives are a stay at the recently opened 96-ocean view luxury villa Kuda Villingili Resort Maldives, which features oversized stone baths plus organic and plant-based products by VOYA. The resort also offers eight self-contained oceanfront spa villas. Guests can relax at the Spa at Kuda Villingili, plus access to an elevated yoga pavilion, and Technogym.

For more information, visit kudavillingili.com.

And, this winter wellbeing retreat JOALI BEING will debut in the island of Bodufushi in Raa Atoll. The secluded property, which is a sister property of JOALI Maldives on Muravandhoo, will offer wellness services such as hydrotherapy, movement, and sound healing, and a herbology center, plus guests stay in one of 68 private beach and water villas. For more information, visit visitmaldives.com/en/news/introducing-joali-being.

1. Acapulco

Meditation at Bambuddha Holistic Center. (Photo courtesy of Visit Acapulco.)

The city of Acapulco offers an array of wellness experiences from spa treatments and yoga sessions to reiki.

One of the properties offering these experiences is the Jardin Secreto resort, located in Zona Diamante, which offers holistic activities such as reiki, yoga, and meditation, plus temazcal experiences. Guests stay in ecological villas and cabins, and have access to three onsite restaurants.

Another option is, Bambuddha Holistic Center, which offers services in an eco-friendly environment where guests practice yoga and meditation, Ayurvedic massages, and therapies with Indian techniques, plus participate in spiritual ceremonies and healing retreats.

For more information visit, visitacapulco.travel.

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