Wellness remains one of the hottest buzzwords in travel, however, good health is something we actively embrace and practice at JETSET World Travel. For some, wellness means physical exercise and dense nutrition. For others, it’s emotional stability and mental hygiene. Whatever your definition may be, we aim to surprise and delight with inspiration both near and far. Here’s what’s haute and happening.
Destination Detox: We Care (Desert Hot Springs, California).
The We Care philosophy? Prefast, Detox, Treatment, and Classes. This is a truly transformational, mind-body-spirit rejuvenating, life-affirming experience, and offerings accommodate the busiest of schedules. This Desert Hot Springs hideaway is only a quick flight for those in sunny southern California, so whether two nights or seven nights are in order, this is an easy detox opportunity.
Hautest Wellness Resort: Four Seasons Lanai at Koele, A Senesi Retreat (Lanai, Hawaii).
Via a new partnership with Sensei Retreats, this brand new wellness escape introduces a new concept in fully customizable, science-based programming for mind and body, including meals by Sensei by Nobu. What’s more, you’re already primed to fully unwind thanks to Lanai’s laidback luxe vibe.
Health through Happiness: Bhutan
Bhutan has long been a trailblazer in emphasizing mental health, as it takes a Gross Domestic Happiness measurement throughout the country. JETSET Luxury Travel Consultant Melissa Pugh says, “I believe this is something to measure—if we aren’t happy in life, happy with ourselves, and happy with our surroundings, we cannot truly become our best selves.” In a world of judgment, the perfect selfie, and collection of “things,” a trip to Bhutan restores energy, life, faith in humanity, and most importantly, our internal relationship.
Holistic Hideaway: Kamalaya (Koh Samui, Thailand, part of Healing Hotels of the World)
The island of Koh Samui has long been regarded by Buddhist Monks as a sanctuary for spiritual enrichment and enlightenment. Kamalaya is an adults-only resort, with stunning new Ocean View Villas, but the real highlight and focus are personalized programs including detox, stress management, sleep reform, and emotional balance therapies. Customize your wellness experience with the support of internationally renowned naturopaths and holistic medicine. And while the incredible workshops help balance out your internal wellness, the surrounding white-sand beaches, lush vegetation, meditation cave, and babbling streams provide a perfectly balanced environment to truly transform mind, body, and soul.
Most Unique Wellness Journey: Nihi Sumba (Indonesia).
Nihi has a chill vibe with healthy food and endless activities, including surfing, hiking, horseback riding, and paddleboarding. The real wellness kicker, however, is the NihiOka Spa Safari. Tailored to indulge each one of your senses, kickstart your day with a 90-minute sunset trek through rolling countryside hills, expansive rice fields, and a traditional Sumbanese village where guests meet villagers and buy local crafts. Next up, a fleet of staff whisk you away to a dining area cantilevered over a private coastline where a full breakfast is served, followed by your spa therapist showing you to a private cliffside room. Once settled, enjoy a swim in the ocean or dive right into your selection of treatments, which range from body wraps and scrubs to 90-minute massages and organic facials. Guests are driven in open-air vehicles back to the resort as the sun sets, having experienced unrivaled adventure and serenity.
Medicinal Springs: Hotel Bad Schörgau (South Tyrol, Italy).
The whole area of South Tyrol is full of gorgeous scenery and opportunities to hike, bike, ski, and spa. Located 20 minutes from Bolzano in Northern Italy, the hotel’s name or “bad” means “bath” in German, and the property is reputed to have had medicinal spring since the 1600s. Additionally, the resort features a high-quality cosmetic line, Trehs, inspired by the Sarentino Alps. The culinary team is led by Mattia Baroni and the owner, Gregor Wenter, and it features one of the most advanced research laboratories on fermentation. LaFuGa (Laboratory for Future Gastronomy) is one of the hottest culinary experiences where you can experience a 17-20 course menu in two hours. As one of the closest hotels to the Stoanernen Mandln (a.k.a the Stoneman), the resort is also the best perch to glimpse the Dolomites, Ortles, and the Alps.
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