Wellness travel is on the rise with the Global Wellness Institute predicting that this tourism sector will reach close to $1 trillion on a global level by next year. Hospitality brands from hotels to tour operators are jumping on the wellness trend bandwagon curating unique experiences for your clients from yoga to massages to hikes, as well as health-conscious initiatives across the board. The latest trend in the wellness sector is curating health-conscious initiatives into family-focused offerings so the little ones get to take part in this trend, too.
Rosewood Baha Mar recently announced a partnership with Yogi Beans, an educational yoga for kids company to bring the practice to the resort’s younger guests. The property is now offering classes to guests of all ages from babies to tweens, and even the whole family as a group. The new program, which debuted in March for Spring Break season, helps families foster long-lasting healthy habits through engaging yoga activities. The starting rate for a resort view king room, starts at $595 dbl. For more information, visit rosewoodhotels.com/en/baha-mar.
The Six Senses Hotels Resorts and Spas has also integrated a new wellness experience called “Grow with Six Senses,” which is geared for their younger guests and offers activities such as yoga, Zumba, and personalized fitness challenges. There will also be a variety of “how to” classes to teach guests about sustainability with the focus of instilling lifelong healthy practices into their every day life style. For more information, visit sixsenses.com.
For those little ones who want to experiment in the kitchen, the Four Seasons Resort The Nam Hai in Vietnam is hosting junior cooking academy for their younger guests. The hour long sessions will teach kids how to roll rice paper, bake cookies, and learn the benefits of healthy cooking in an educational and engaging environment. Rates start at $544 per night. For more information, fourseasons.com/hoian.
And, for those little ones with a little more energy to burn, Vendura Resort in Sicily is offering sports academies such as soccer, golf, tennis, swimming, and fencing. Professional instructors will teach the little players the fundamentals of the sport, while they learn about teamwork and collaboration through the participation in the academies. Rates start at $431 for a Deluxe Room. For more information, visit roccofortehotels.com/hotels-and-resorts/verdura-resort.
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