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7 Best Luxurious Wellness Retreats You Must Visit

7 Best Luxurious Wellness Retreats You Must Visit


With the pandemic coming to an end and restrictions beginning to drop, travelers around the world are looking for some space to breathe. Quarantine introduced levels of uncertainty that many were unprepared for, and now it’s time to recover. A secluded getaway can help you find the rest and relaxation you need to heal your body and mind. Continue reading for seven of the world’s best luxurious wellness retreats to help you find stillness and balance.

1. Aman Resort – Palawan, Philippines

Secluded on the private Pamalican Island, the Aman resort in Palawan is one of the best luxury wellness retreats in the Philippines. Guests are escorted to Amanpulo’s private hangar, where they are whisked away to dense jungle and white, sandy beaches. Enjoy a relaxing getaway at one of their casita or villa accommodations, or balance your energy at the Aman Spa. Those looking to focus on their wellness can find a variety of therapies. Amanpulo’s Pag-asa, the Filipino full-body massage for hope, channels intuition and kindness. Or for a more active session, join one of their daily group yoga sessions.

2. Santa Marina – Mykonos, Greece

For a more contemporary, Mediterranean feel to your luxurious retreat, Santa Marina in Greece is the epitome. Jet charter flights to Mykonos bring guests within 10 minutes from private Aegean villas. Enjoy a dip in the infinity pools, a meal at the Michelin-star-rated Mykonos Social, or time away at Ginkgo Spa. To introduce its patrons to Harmonia, the Ginko Spa uses only world-class products and practices. Its renowned Hammam experience relaxes guests with a full-body scrub and massage with local oils and florals. Other treatments include: a manicure-pedicure, hair treatments, wax depilation, CryoAir, and Celluma LED. 

3. 7132 Hotel – Vals, Switzerland

This luxury resort high in the Alps takes a different approach to wellness. 7132 Hotel combines internationally acclaimed architecture with mountain springs for a deeply relaxing experience. Enjoy breathtaking hikes in the Swiss landscape, top-class gastronomy, or one of the retreat’s thermal pools. Encased in 60,000 slabs of Vals quartzite, the mineral baths at 7132 Hotel are more than enough reason for a stay. With seven baths ranging from 14-42 degrees Celsius, guests can find pure rejuvenation at just the right temperature. The resort also features water massage, three relaxation rooms, and a hair salon.

4. Anantara Eastern Mangroves – Abu Dhabi, UAE

While it might sound unbelievable, one of the best luxurious wellness retreats can be found in the middle of the world’s busiest cities. Guests can explore the Al Khatam desert or lush mangrove forests at the Anantara Eastern Mangroves in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Or for a more serene experience, visit the spa for an authentic Hammam ritualThe Anantara Eastern Mangroves also offers several wellness activities, including a Kessa Mitt and Za’atar exfoliation, Dromadaire camel’s milk soak, saffron anti-aging oil application, hair treatment rituals and cacti elixirs. 

5. Willka T’ika – Peru

Settled among Machu Pichhu and the Incan capital of Cusco is one of the best wellness retreats in Peru. Willka T’ika puts your health and recovery at the forefront, masterfully combining nature with indigenous mysticism. Guests have a plethora of spiritual temples and ruins to visit as they realign their center; the wellness retreat is renowned for its signature “Journey to Machu Picchu” excursion. Visitors to Willka T’ika can also immerse themselves in Andean rituals, tours of sacred gardens, and local cuisine. 

6. Stanglwirt Green Spa Resort – Austria

With stunning views of the Northern Limestone Alps, Stanglwirt Green Spa Resort offers broad space for those looking to disconnect from their hectic lives. This highest-rated Austrian resort is also an organic farm, serving only the best food for its guests. The luxurious wellness retreat is also fashioned with bathing lakes, tennis courts, and one of the best golf courses in Europe. For those looking for relaxation, however, Stanglwirt Green Spa Resort presents its 5-star spa. The complex includes 5 saunas and 3 steam baths. It has a variety of cosmetic treatments, pamper packages, and even body wraps. Before you book your trip to this Austrian wellness retreat, view these tips on getting the best deals at luxury resorts in Europe.

7. Como Shambhala Estate – Payangan, Bali

Situated within sacred lands is the Como Shambhala Estate, a holistic wellness retreat offering positive healing experiences from the moment of arrival. Following a complementary escort upon arriving in Bali, guests can choose to explore the Ayung River, take in the Balinese culture, or rest at the resort’s nine treatment rooms. Ngurah Rai is an easily reachable international airport, plus you can get there by renting a private jet for an extra luxurious trip. The Como Shambhala Estate introduces its guests to a variety of wellness activities, including outdoor hydrotherapy, sauna & steam room, guided yoga and natural spring water pools! 

With social noise at an all time high, there has never been a greater need for time to disconnect. When your mental health is at stake, only the best quality wellness retreats will do.

About the author

Carmen Edelson is the Founder of Carmen's Luxury Travel. Carmen has been traveling the world for over a decade. Her travels allow her the opportunity to pursue her itch to travel to the best luxury destinations, and experience those first class tastes from around the world.

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