There’s no better time than the beginning of the year to start a new fitness regime, commit to a yoga practice or indulge in a bit of pampering. After the hubbub of the holidays, it’s important to treat yourself, body and soul, so get those 2017 resolutions off to a great start with a visit to one of these luxurious spas.
The Spa at Carillon Miami Beach
When it comes to getting back in shape after the Christmas break, it’s easy to take inspiration from the stunning backdrop of Miami’s coastline at The Spa at Carillon Miami Beach.
Invest in a metabolic exercise assessment to work out what your fitness focus should be, then take advantage of the facility’s state-of-the-art cardio machines, the indoor rock wall or the 200-plus group classes on offer.
The Spa at Condado Vanderbilt, Puerto Rico
Heat has long been recognized as a powerful rejuvenator. The Hammam Ritual at Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star The Spa at Condado Vanderbilt, one of Puerto Rico’s most delectable spa destinations, brings contemporary products and technology to this ancient therapy.
Unwind on heated marble, enjoy a bubble massage and let an expert therapist wielding ice cloths lead you through the hot and cold spectrums of ultra-relaxing temperature treatments. You can even take the experience home with you, thanks to the hammam kit provided.
Spa at The Broadmoor, Colorado
It can be tricky to stick to your resolutions once that initial burst of enthusiasm has faded. Anticipating this, The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs is offering an all-inclusive women’s wellness weekend at its Five-Star spa April 6 to 9.
Led by doctors and fitness specialists, the roster of holistic activities includes exercise and interactive seminars designed to equip guests to overcome the challenges they meet in their daily lives, be them mental, physical, professional or personal.
Mayflower Spa, Washington, Connecticut
The Journey to Wellness is a tailored one- to three-day retreat at the Western Connecticut property offering therapies and activities that serve as a bootcamp for the body and mind.
Along with deep healing massages and enriching facials at The Mayflower Grace spa, the menu includes unique treatments like Silent & Sound Therapy, where you listen to the ringing of sound bowls that promote peace and well-being.
Grand Velas Spa, Los Cabos, Mexico
The enormous spa at the elegant Grand Velas Los Cabos is the new kid on the block, having opened on December 21. The two-level, 35,000-square-foot facility offers 16 treatment rooms.
Should you need even more tranquility, we suggest staying in one of the six dedicated Wellness Suites, where you’ll be treated to fitness and wellness amenities, including reclining exercise bikes and crudité minibars.
Perfect for New Year’s resolutions is the Spa Atelier program of educational workshops. These tutorials, inspired by local Mexican culture and Ayurvedic medicine, are designed to complement the wide range treatments available.
The Spa at Rancho Valencia, California
Bespoke spa offerings are taken to the next level at The Spa at Rancho Valencia. Elemental Wellness treatments at this San Diego gem are tailored to your body type, thanks to a taxonomic system developed by the psychologist William Herbert Sheldon in the 1940s.
After a restorative Vichy treatment or detoxifying algae wrap, you’ll leave Five-Star Rancho Valencia Resort & Spa replenished by the specific nutrients and minerals required to get 2017 off on the right foot.
L’Apothecary, Sedona, Arizona
Reconnect with nature with a site-specific rejuvenation experience at L’Auberge de Sedona’s L’Apothecary, a sanctuary sitting on the banks of Sedona’s gently flowing Oak Creek.
Feet in the Creek and Forest Bathing sessions take you creek-side for direct exposure to the elements. Experienced therapists help you to fully engage in the natural world to restore order and balance back into your busy life.
Unusual treatments like Emerald Rain, a hot oil massage that focuses on realignment of the spine, and the Espresso Mud Pedicure, which uses coffee and clay to draw toxins from the feet, will wipe away any residual worries from 2016, while the onsite fitness center and open-air infinity pool are ideal for getting started on those exercise goals for this year.
The Mulia Spa, Bali
Balinese, Asian and Western treatments and rituals are the stars at this picture-perfect Indonesian destination. The Mulia Spa’s expansive complex accommodates guests from The Mulia – Nusa Dua and Mulia Villas.
Among the 20 treatment rooms you’ll find a Finnish sauna and ice room for hot and cold therapies. But between the spa cuisine program and the Asian Hammam options, it may be hard to tear yourself away from your private room.
And the rekindling with self doesn’t stop inside the spa; connect with the natural world via an outdoor meditation and yoga area as well.
I-Spa, Hong Kong
It might seem counterintuitive, but chocolate can be equal parts delicious treat and integral force in the fight for health and well-being — at least at I-Spa at the Five-Star InterContinental Hong Kong, it can.
The Festive Season Chocolate Restorative I-Spa Journey consists of a coffee scrub and chocolate wrap, a massage and a three-course lunch on the hotel’s pool terrace. Enviable views of Victoria Harbour round out the indulgence.