The 7 Best

Wellness Destinations

January 29th, 2019

Unless you've been travelling the globe sans wifi for some years now, you know that wellness trips have become all the rage. Idyllic landscapes paired with locally sourced meals and morning yoga classes have drawn in the upper echelon of the travel crowd the world over. Whether you want to jet off to a remote island or squeeze in a quick weekend getaway, we've rounded up the seven best wellness destinations to experience a natural healing of the body, mind, and spirit.  

Budapest, Hungary

Known for the natural hot springs throughtout the city, Budapest is teeming with wellness options. Plan an entire weekend around the various public bath houses. Our recommendation: hit the famous Szechenyi Thermal Baths (pictured above) in the morning before the crowds and then head to the Gellert Thermal Bath for a more relaxed indoor experience.

Photo by Taylor Simpson

Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee

Focused on food, wine, and southern outdoor activities, Blackberry Farm is the ultimate farm-to-table destination. They also host cooking classes, wine tastings, and offer a variety of outdoor activities including fly fishing, archery, and duck hunting. The spa and wellness programs are second to none. From sunrise yoga in the middle of the woods, to a tranquility room offering deep relaxation, Blackberry works to improve guests' natural balance and foster healthy, sustainable practices. 

Photo by Taylor Simpson

Desert Hot Springs, California

Home to world renowned spas and wellness retreats like Two Bunch Palms and the WeCare Spa, Desert Hot Springs is the perfect destination to escape the hustle and bustle of LA for a long weekend soaking in the natural hot springs and desert sunshine. 

Photo by Taylor Simpson

Reykjavik, Iceland 

Everyone comes for the famous Blue Lagoon, but few visitors take the time to venture deep into the countryside of Iceland to experience it's lesser known hot springs and local cuisine. For lovers of seafood and the natural elements, Iceland is a great getaway made even more accessible today by direct flights from most major U.S. cities.

Photo by Jeff Sheldon

Casa de Uco Vineyards and Wine Resort, Argentina 

Ever dreamed of owning your own vineyard or horseback riding in the shadow of the Andes Mountains? At Casa de Uco, an eco retreat in the heart of Mendoza wine country, guests can completely detach from a world of technology and social media and immerse themselves in the ancient art of wine making while also learning about the sustainable practices used by the resort. Outdoor activities abound for those seeking adventure, while the state of the art spa and local wine tastings are available for those looking to relax and detach. 

 

Photo via www.casadeuco.com 

Song Saa Private Island, Cambodia

Why stay on the beach when you can stay on a private island? Song Saa, located off the coast of Cambodia, is a wellness retreat unlike any other with a wide range of water activities to refresh the mind and spirit. Extend your stay in the region to learn about the ancient religions and cultural values of these lands for a greater understanding of the origins of meditation and self-reliance. 

Photo via www.songsaa.com

Aro Hā, New Zealand

New Zealand is the ultimate destination for the outdoors enthusiast-those who are drawn to the mountains and splendor of nature. Enjoy spectacular scenery and tranquility during one of Aro Hā's specially designed wellness retreats. Available most weeks of the year, these one week fully-immersive programs place an emphasis on nutrition, movement, and mindfulness.

Photo via www.aro-ha.com

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