These three resorts are trailblazers in the art of self-care
When it comes to feeling overwhelmed and needing some relaxation and rejuvenation, sometimes a change of scenery is all it takes. That’s where these three luxury resorts come in. Specializing in wellness and catering to groups seeking a restorative vacation, these resorts offer a variety of activities and amenities to help you unwind and recharge. Whether you’re looking to relax on your own or as part of a wellness group, these resorts provide the perfect setting for a revitalizing getaway.
Stay: Located on the 30,000 acre-Balcones Canyonland Preserve, Miraval Austin and its farm-to-spa concept delivers unique pampering in addition to spiritual sessions and plenty of yoga and fitness. The Austin retreat provides 13 three-level lodges with eight to 10 accommodations each, offering the ultimate in comfort with conscience.
Experience: Miraval properties emphasize the power of being present, and Miraval Austin’s Floating Mediation has fast become a guest favorite. Held in a gorgeous yoga barn overlooking the property, the class focuses on the calming benefits of expert-led meditation while you’re suspended above the floor in womb-like purple silk hammocks. As you rock to the soothing and stimulating sounds of soothing crystal bowls, the mind settles, and the spirit is lifted. Floating weightlessly in the air, this is a short, 45-minute experience with maximum impact.
Stay: Located just a 45-minute drive from Mérida, Mexico’s safest city, the resort is set along 740 sprawling acres—home to a former 19-century plantation celebrating its colonial and Mayan culture and centered around a revered cenote. With spiritual and physical well-being its north star, Chablé Yucatán’s lush jungle setting is a study in harmony: While decidedly luxurious, the property is set up to slow down.
Spa: Twelve individual spa cabins feel like treehouses and intentionally face the cenote, a fountain of wellness and youth immersing guests in the here and now. Not-to-miss treatments include the temezcal ceremony and the Fountain of Youth “Flow” Journey, deep tissue massage, and the anti-inflammatory radiance facial.
Six Senses Zighy Bay
Stay: Gracing Oman’s dramatic Musandam Peninsula, this village-inspired resort showcases villas, suites, and beachfront retreats, each with a private pool. Wellness highlights include two Arabic-style hammams, an ice cave, a menu of skin-purifying and soul-soothing treatments, plus sunrise yoga.
Little Wellness Warriors: Grow With Six Senses is a children’s program intended to help them grow socially, spiritually, environmentally, physically, emotionally, and intellectually. Children can access plant and animal education at Six Senses Zighy Bay’s farm and organic garden, while the Earth Lab teaches recycling and upcycling. At the spa, aspiring yogis can practice animal yoga poses.