Whether health and wellness is at the center of your everyday life or you’re looking to make a positive change by committing to your own mental and physical self care, these experiences make it easy for you to relax and focus on what matters.
Who says you can’t be fit and have fun when you’re on vacation?
If you’re visiting the British capital this season, peruse the upscale shops and streets of Knightsbridge while staying at Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star hotel The Berkeley. Through October 1, the fashion-forward property is partnering with athleisure brand Silou London and its co-founder Phoebe Greenacre to offer intimate, rooftop yoga classes for up to eight people as part of the property’s Health Club & Spa.
After your final sun salutation, sip a revitalizing smoothie, or up the wellness ante with a fruit platter and energy-boosting protein balls made by the hotel’s own pastry chefs. Either way, be sure to soak up a few rays by the seventh-floor pool — the sunlight streaming through the massive windows is sure to brighten your day.
If you’re exploring the Pacific Northwest this summer, book yourself a stay at one of Portland-based Provenance Hotels’ distinguished properties — from the chic and stylish Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Hotel Lucia to the eco-conscious Four-Star Heathman Hotel.
The boutique brand is launching its new Well+Fit wellness program that goes beyond the typical hotel gym. Thanks to partnerships with local fitness experts (such as Barre3 and The Lab x Burn), the hotels have made mindfulness and exercise more accessible to travelers with in-room Well+Fit kits that come complete with a yoga mat, bands and weights; a pre-loaded iPad with workout videos; and complimentary passes to area studios.
Inspired by nature and boasting luxury accommodations with an impressive LEED certification and commitment to sustainability, 1 Hotel South Beach has initiated its exclusive new Beach Club just in time for summer.
Club members, whether locals or frequent visitors to the city, can savor the good life with access to the hotel’s prime perks: a 600-foot stretch of white sandy beach, an in-house Spartan Gym, yoga or meditation classes, treatments at the Bamford Spa, priority beachside service and a warm welcome through a members-only entrance (with valet parking).
With a 400-acre beachfront in Montego Bay, the luxurious Half Moon Jamaica makes it easy to stay active while you’re on vacation. In July and August, the tropical resort is introducing exciting family-focused activities for guests of all ages.
Adults and children alike can try their hand at complimentary golf lessons on the championship-caliber Robert Trent Jones Senior-designed course. But if you don’t feel like hitting the links, there are plenty of other ways to enjoy the Jamaican sunshine with discounted lessons in tennis, scuba diving, horseback riding, Hobie Cat sailing and even swimming.
The city is buzzing with excitement for the upcoming 2020 Summer Olympics and Five-Star Palace Hotel Tokyo is getting into the spirit of the games with wellness experiences to help you shape up during your stay.
Get inspired with the Marunouchi property’s Energizing Tokyo package and receive two nights of elegant accommodations, complimentary use of the hotel’s bicycles to explore the city or the nearby Imperial Palace gardens and your choice of 90-minute spa treatment — after biking around town, the Vitalizing Signature service using traditional Japanese acupuncture and a deep-tissue-style massage is a top contender.
You also can choose from a selection of à la carte mind-body pursuits, such as a private aquatic training session with former Japanese Olympic swimmer Hanae Ito, two hours of Zen meditation with a Buddhist monk or a Japanese tea ceremony experience with a legendary tea house master at a heritage home.
With its secluded locale, spectacular views and serene ambiance, the Hawaiian Islands provide the perfect setting for a wellness escape.
On the west coast of Oahu, Four-Star Naupaka Spa & Wellness Centre (situated within Four-Star Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina) delivers exclusive memberships that include access to the 24-hour fitness center, daily oceanfront yoga, a curated menu of 50-minute spa treatments and free lessons at the property’s rooftop Plexipave tennis courts.
To enjoy a more tranquil approach to your vacation, head for Four-Star Four Seasons Resort Lanai to take part in daily vinyasa flow or tai chi classes, along with new AntiGravity yoga, where you can feel greater flexibility and deeper stretches during your aerial practice.
Get a dose of local culture along with your wellness-focused getaway on the Big Island. Five-Star Four Seasons Resort Hualalai invites you to experience the ancient practice of salt harvesting, a significant part of Hawaiian life for centuries, during an excursion to the island’s historic salt pens. Used for medicine, food preservation and natural health products, Hawaiian sea salt and essences are believed to influence the body’s chakras — try it firsthand with the Salts of the Ocean Body Treatment offered at the resort’s Four-Star spa.