Caribbean

Women Wellness Retreats

written by | Posted on March 29th, 2012

Fun & Games: Go birdwatching on more than seven miles of nature trails on the 63 acres of canals, ponds and lakes on the resort’s grounds; explore the Fajardo Bioluminescent Bay during a nighttime kayak ride; have a rare scotch treat at the St. Regis bar; partake in the legendary champagne sabering ritual; tee off on the oceanfront Robert Trent Jones Jr. golf course; take an art class or wile away an afternoon at the 10,000-sq.-ft. Remede Spa, where the staff create experiences customized to each individual’s specific needs.

Who: The pampered soul who can’t live without her Christian Louboutins or yoga mat.

Book It: Dates are June 15-18 and rates start at $525 pp, 2-night minimum. Treatments at the spa and private yoga instruction are available to add on at $150 per treatment and $150 per lesson. San Juan’s Luis Muñoz Marin International Airport, with daily flights on all major carriers from North America, is located about 35 minutes from the resort. Clients can request a privately chauffeured transfer.

one for the road
BodyHoliday, LeSPORT (800-544-2883; thebodyholiday.com) on Saint Lucia, is offering the Well Fit Retreat featuring Daley Thompson running Oct. 29-Nov. 3 or Nov. 5-10. This is a week of intensive fitness training and workshops with Olympic legend Daley Thompson and former “Gladiator” Kate Staples that includes full access to a range of activities and daily included spa treatments. The cost for this fitness boot camp is $75 pp per day or $300 for the week. Room rates start at $568 per night.

The resort is located on the northwest tip of the Caribbean island and is a 1.5-hour drive from Hewanorra International Airport. Major carriers, including Jet Blue and West Jet, offer nonstop flights from North America to this airport. For those yearning for a bird’s-eye view of the island, the resort can arrange for helicopter transfer from the airport.