TOP PICKS for the Ultimate Wellness Retreats
January 16, 2019 at 12:34 PM
The new year has arrived, and it’s time to recharge and revitalize with an ultimate relaxing getaway. Our team of experts from ID has curated a list of our TOP 11 picks for the best spa & wellness sanctuaries from Asia to the Maldives, Mexico, Caribbean and beyond…
Keep scrolling for some R+R inspo!
GRENADINES – CANOUAN: MANDARIN ORIENTAL, CANOUAN
Pictured Above: Infinity Pool and Spa Hillside Treatment Suites
ID’s Insight: Escape the worries of your everyday life at the elite Mandarin Oriental, Canouan, an all ocean view luxury resort in the Grenadines where old-world Canouan charm and world-class facilities beckon. Serenity seekers will revel in a lavish spa facility equipped with seven hillside treatment suites looking out towards the turquoise sea and endless horizon. Indulge in a personalized treatment while listening to the crashing waves in the distance.
MEXICO – RIVIERA MAYA: BANYAN TREE MAYAKOBA
Pictured Above: Serenity Pool Villa and Spa Rainforest Vitality Pool
ID’s Insight: A harmonious blend of Mexican culture and Asian hospitality await at the all-pool villa resort, Banyan Tree Mayakoba in Riviera Maya. A trip to the award-winning spa is a MUST, offering unique treatments including the Rainforest Trail, with ten individual hydrothermal therapy experiences designed to offer guests a true holistic and wellness experience.
TURKS AND CAICOS: AMANYARA
Pictured Above: Pool Pavilion and Spa
ID’s Insight: What better way to sit back and relax than at Amanyara, or “peaceful place,” situated along the secluded, unspoiled coast of Providenciales’ Northwest Point. This tranquil paradise boasts intimate white sand beaches, a zen ambiance and inviting Asian aesthetic. Begin your wellness journey at Amanyara’s Spa, set between a marine national park and nature reserve. We recommend the Caribbean Stars Lullaby for a one-of-a-kind floating treatment that eases breathing, helps release tension and relaxes the spine.
FIJI – KOKOMO ISLAND: KOKOMO PRIVATE ISLAND FIJI
Pictured Above: Resort Aerial View and Sunset Yoga
ID’s Insight: Spread across 140 acres of pristine beaches and secluded privacy is the all-inclusive Kokomo Private Island Fiji. Begin your days with a calming yoga class while the sun rises in front of you, or after a day of adventure and exploring the Great Astrolabe Reef (the fourth largest in the world), wind down with an evening sunset session.
FRENCH POLYNESIA – TETIAROA ISLAND: THE BRANDO, TETIAROA PRIVATE ISLAND
Pictured Above: Aerial Resort View and Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa
ID’s Insight: An ultra-relaxing getaway is on the horizon at French Polynesia’s breathtakingly beautiful private island resort, The Brando, Tetiaroa Private Island. Disconnect from the outside world at this Tahitian tranquil haven where the ultimate spa experience awaits at Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa. Indulge in holistic treatments, inspired by ancestral Polynesian techniques high above the treetop canopy surrounded by nature, to rediscover harmony and inner peace.
SEYCHELLES: FREGATE ISLAND PRIVATE
Pictured Above: Beach and Rock Spa
ID’s Insight: Home to seven pristine beaches, Fregate Island Private stuns as a majestic private island sanctuary and a jewel of conservation to the destination. This elite locale offers a unique take on wellness at the Rock Spa where guests are greeted with a complimentary yoga session and welcome ritual, and can even collect their own fruit and herbal ingredients in the garden to create a personalized blend. Be sure to check out the property’s Garden of Eden healing book found in every villa, equipped with many of the recipes used daily at the spa.
MEXICO – LOS CABOS: Montage Los Cabos
Pictured Above: Architectural Pool Deck and Spa
ID’s Insight: Wellness is a family affair at Montage Los Cabos, where teens ages 13 through 16 can enjoy specially designed services alongside mom and dad at the 40,000 square-foot Spa Montage. From massages, to facials, manicure and pedicures, the pampering is endless at this newfound desert oasis.
INDONESIA – SUMBA: NIHI SUMBA ISLAND
Pictured Above: Beach and NihiOka Spa Safari
ID’s Insight: Adventure, nature and unregulated freedom await at Nihi Sumba Island. Adventurists will be in awe at this haven where rugged life meets luxury, and endless passion and curiosity puts meaning back into a life well-lived. For a unique experience, embark on the NihiOka Spa Safari – begin your day with a 90-minute trek through the rolling countryside, expansive rice fields and a traditional Sumbanese village, followed by a full breakfast set atop a private coastline. Lastly, finish with a swim in the ocean and selection of treatments before your sunset drive back to the resort.
MALDIVES – THE ST. REGIS MALDIVES VOMMULI RESORT
Pictured Above: Overwater Villa with Pool and Iridium Spa
ID’s Insight: Located on a private island in the Maldives, The St. Regis Maldives Vommuli Resort features exquisite contemporary design, impeccable amenities and breathtaking views. Relaxing days can be spent at the Iridium Spa, where guests will have a transformative experience from private steam rooms, saunas and the Blue Hole Pool, the most expansive hydrotherapy pool in the island nation.
BARBADOS: SANDY LANE
Pictured Above: Balcony View and Spa Treatment Room
ID’s Insight: Voted #1 Hotel Spa in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas by Travel + Leisure, guests will enter a world on to itself at the serene spa at Sandy Lane. Imagine walking into a magnificent marble reception area, greeted by large columns and a grand staircase leading you to your treatment room…47,000 square feet of pure bliss await with therapies practicing well-being traditions from across the world, combined with a Bajan touch.
PUERTO RICO: DORADO BEACH, A RITZ-CARLTON RESERVE
Pictured Above: Main Pool and Spa Botánico
ID’s Insight: Nestled within a fragrant pineapple garden is Dorado Beaches’ five-acre sanctuary, Spa Botánico. When visiting this picturesque Caribbean gem, let the worries of the world melt away with a signature spa treatment using Puerto Rico’s genuine botanical and healing traditions and ingredients blended directly in the spa’s kitchen. Men and women can relax in their dedicated gardens, while pampering themselves with an indulgent body scrub, for overall purification and wellness of the mind, body and soul.
Now that you’ve gotten a taste of relaxation, it’s time to contact us today, to reset, recharge and start your new year off right!
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