Make this the year all about you – check out our picks for the top wellness retreats and resorts designed to promote wellness and self-care!
10: Negril, Jamaica
Resort Name: The Spa Retreat Boutique Hotel
Best Time to Visit: November & December
Voted the 2019 Travelers Choice, this 5-star resort is not only known for their spa and wellness retreat packages, but for their high scale service and prime location. Their ocean front spa is equipped with a seawater pool, seaside mani-pedis, organic facials, reflexology, and a variety of relaxing messages. The ideal time of year to visit this location is around November to mid December. Since the weather is already beautiful pretty much year round, this time of year is most enjoyable. This location is sure to be the perfect spot for a memorable and relaxing spa getaway.
9: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Resort Name: Breathless Resort & Spa
Best Time to Visit: December Through April
Featuring the Relax Spa by Pevonia, guests are given dozens of pampering choices to promote pure relaxation. With top of the line spa packages, there is truly something for everyone to enjoy at this resort. With seaweed wraps, exclusive facials, hot stone massages, reflexology, hydrotherapy, vinotherapy, and a one of a kind couples message in a serene private escape, Breathless Resort provides all the essentials for you and your spouse to de-stress and re-connect. Due to the rainy reason for most parts of the Dominican during the summer months, December-April has proven to be the prime travel dates to visit this gorgeous destination.
8: St. Lucia
Resort Name: Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
Category: Luxury Resort Wellness
Best Time to Visit: May-June
St. Lucia’s Viceroy Resort features an amazing rainforest spa & hotel fitness program nestled in the serene and scenic Val Des Pitons. The lush foliage and mountains provide the perfect backdrop to help unwind and disconnect from everyday stress. Harnessing the native ingredients of nearby volcanic springs and cocoa plantations, the Rainforest spa offers an array of treatments for guests to enjoy including facials, body wraps, salt scrubs, hot rock therapies, bamboo massages, and holistic treatments.
7: Tulum, Mexico
Resort Name: Dreams Tulum Resort & Spa
Category: Historic Luxury
Best Time to Visit: October-December
History comes to life in the charming seaside location of Tulum, Mexico. Here you can gaze over the beautiful legendary Mayan Ruins while overlooking the sugar-white sand beaches. Since Tulum’s rainiest months are in the summer to early fall, the most beautiful time of year to travel is from October-December. At this time, hurricane season is over and the weather in enjoyable and warm. The resort offers a world-class style spa where guests can enjoy a rejuvenating message under a beach-side palapa, or in one of their glass cabins surrounded by lush jungle views. The spa offers services such as hydrotherapy, a beauty salon, a selection of couples messages, facial treatments, and array of body wraps.
6: Bahamas, Caribbean
Resort Name: The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort
Best Time to Visit: Mid-December To Mid-April
This location is hands-down the most luxurious hotel on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The best time to venture to this location is from mid-December to mid-April, which is the countries peak travel season. With stunning white-sand beaches and prime ocean views, this ultra-luxury romantic resort and spa is a must visit. Nestled in a tranquil garden sanctuary where century old asian traditions come to life with Bahamian relaxation, this spa location is equipped with rhythm massages created to teach you mindful breathing techniques, sea lavender and samphire polish and wraps to exfoliate and hydrate skin, and coconut poultice massages rich in vitamins E and K to sooth and nourish your body. With abundant spa services and health harmony, The Ocean Club is one we highly recommend venturing to this year.
5: Costa Mujeres, Mexico
Resort Name: Majestic Elegance Costa Mujeres
Best Time to Visit: January Through April
New to the All-Inclusive Ultra Luxury scene this year is the Majestic Elegance resort and spa, located in the beautiful beach section of Costa Mujeres, Mexico. Just recently opening its doors to the public, this resort is showcasing a new, modern, and sophisticated way to travel in the Costa Mujeres region. The best time to visit has proven to be January-April, as the timeframe history has little rain and an abundance of beautiful sunshine. It specializes in an unforgettable relaxing getaway, featuring a new underground style spa where guests feel as though they are in one of Mexico’s famous cenotes. The spa is equipped with a complete hydrotherapy treatment area, private rooms for couples messages, and much more.
4: Riviera Maya
Resort Name: UNICO 2087
Best Time to Visit: March Through April
One of Mexico’s most popular and well-known resorts for relaxation in luxury is UNICO 2087 located on the beautiful beach of the Mexican Riviera Maya. With the two best travel months of the year being March and April, it’s no surprise that temperatures are warm and the tourism is at its best. UNICO has been chosen as one of the top 5 for relaxation due to its impeccable accommodations and unmatched service. As a 5 star resort, guests can enjoy world class dining, pools, rooms, and spa treatment. At UNICO, guests are only required to pay %10 of the total cost of service, making the ultra-luxury spa relaxation experience not only more appealing, but more affordable.
3: Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
Resort Name: Grand Palladium Bavaro Suites Resort & Spa
Category: Boho Bliss
Best Time to Visit: March Through April
The Grand palladium Bavaro Resort & Spa has a one of a kind sea-front location on the world renowned Playa Bavaro. As mentioned above, the best time to travel to this location is from December-April to ensure the best weather, pricing, and ability to enjoy the island. The resort itself is located on a lush tropical paradise and is right next door to a unique coconut plantation. The resort offers a beautiful mixture of beach luxury and classic comfort, this resort will truly feel like a home away from home. With a 5 star spa experience equipped with jacuzzis, Turkish baths, Vapor baths, hot saunas, facial and body treatments, messages, a wide range of therapies, and a full service beauty salon, you may never want to leave the Dominican.
2: Turks & Caicos Islands
Resort Name: The Palms Turks and Caicos
Category: Laid-Back Luxe
Best Time to Visit: April Through May
The Palms Turks and Caicos is an exquisite resort spanning the famous Grace Bay Beach, one of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world. We recommend attending this location during April-May, as this time has shown to have fewer crowds and lower pricing. The weather is pleasant year round, making it a flexible spot for a much needed getaway. At this resort, guests are promised unlimited peace and tranquility with world-class amenities. The Spa at the Palms was named the Best Spa in the Caribbean, and upon entering the tranquil space, you will immediately feel the astonishment and relaxation that the space vibrates.
1: Durado, Puerto Rico
Resort Name: Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve
Category: Natural Healing
Best Time to Visit: Mid-April Through June
Landing our #1 spot for destinations for wellness travel is located in the breathtaking country of Puerto Rico along the Borado Beach and among the discreet lush jungle of Cerro Gordo National Park, this charming location is created to facilitate happiness, peace, and love. This resort truly adheres to travelers who value discretion, value human connection, and expect tailored luxury. Among the 5 star accommodations, you can find the hidden gem that is Spa Botanico. Previous guests describe it as a transformative experience, not only physically, but spiritually. They state it is a place where once can be healed by nature.
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