Where to Travel for Wellness in the New Year
Tzell Travel advisors suggest where to revive and enjoy a wellness-focused vacation in 2019
Now that the holidays have passed its the perfect time to return to wellness. Set a New Year’s resolution to make time to escape for a wellness-infused vacation. Gone are the days when vacations meant over-indulging. Now a new crop of wellness properties and amenities means you can get away for a break and come back recharged and ready to take on 2019.
“Wellness is the new luxury,” said Tzell Travel Co-president Cindy Schlansky. “Our increasingly hectic and over-scheduled lives mean that often those looking to disconnect must schedule time away to focus on health and wellness. And we find that rather than traveling for total relaxation, travelers want to be active and plug into new wellness learnings and practices.”
We asked Tzell Travel advisors to suggest hot wellness properties for 2019. Each of the following hotels and resorts are a part of the Tzell SELECT Hotels & Resorts network which allows Tzell advisors to offer complimentary amenities such as room upgrades, breakfast included, early check-in and late check-out upon availability, Wi-Fi and food and beverage credits at hotel restaurants, to name a few.
TZELL AGENT PICKS FOR TOP WELLNESS RESORTS IN 2019 INCLUDE:
Settled in the middle of 200 lavishly landscaped acres along the crystal-clear waters of the Caribbean Sea in Mexico’s Riviera Maya, guests can immerse themselves in as much or as little as they like at Belmond Maroma. Guests can enjoy the magnificent colors of the flowers in the jungle or stroll along the white sand beaches just before a yoga class or spa treatment at the Kinan Spa. The treatments come from ancient rituals and a holistic healing approach, such as the traditional Temazcal ceremonies that will help visitors detox and purify their bodies. In many of its treatments, the spa incorporates honey that is known for its strong antimicrobial properties, from stingless Melipona bees.
At Spain’s Park Hyatt Mallorca, guests will have the chance to enjoy an exceptional spa day at Serenitas Spa. Drawing on Mallorca’s rich history and cultural heritage, and inspired by the local culture and tranquility of the beautiful island, the spa is a true oasis of relaxation and serenity for those who understand the importance of self-care. Serenitas Spa offers everything imaginable for a relaxing and energizing experience with personally tailored treatments, including facials, pain and tension alleviating massages, Himalayan salt saunas, sensory showers, an outdoor vitality pool, and salon services. Also popular are the alpha quartz sand bed as well as the single or couple treatment suites with relaxing bed, terrace, and bath.
Fontainebleau Miami Beach is one of the most famous resort hotels in the world. This glamorous Miami icon features eye-catching design and high-tech touches throughout its elegantly extensive property. Its Lapis Spa is a luxurious retreat overlooking the Atlantic Ocean that embraces the beauty and energy of its setting to create a transformative experience for body, mind and spirit. Lapis offers complementary thermal heat therapies of water. These invigorating therapies call on the timeless power of water to restore your energy flow, clear the mind and open the heart.
Blessed by natural mineral hot springs, locally sourced products and engaging service, Fairmont Sonoma Mission Inn & Spa, offers an unforgettable retreat. The Watsu Pool features natural mineral waters. The hotel also offers guided morning hikes taking guests around to scenic local parks and look out areas, which helps to further immerse them in their stay and experience in Sonoma County.
At Lefay they strive to help guests feel better in every way, from physical strength to mental balance. The Spa not only has an array of usual massage offerings but also offers treatment packages like the World of Water and Fire. Water is in abundance with four indoor and outdoor pools and whirlpools. The exclusive Lefay Spa Method combines traditional Chinese medicine with Western science, helping spa guests attain that peak physical and mental state of relaxation and good health. Also the Lefay Spa Menu is a light and healthy detoxifying take on Mediterranean cuisine.