4 Wellness Retreats to Nourish The Mind, Body and Soul

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4. Fusion Resort Phu Quoc’s Wellness Voyages


As the only all-inclusive spa resort on Vietnam’s largest island, Fusion Resort Phu Quoc, is a natural fit for the property’s recently launched Wellness Voyages. These multi-day vacation packages focus on what experts at the resort call the three pillars of health: “fusionmind” for physical fitness; “fusionsense” for optimizing health from the inside out; and “fusionsoul,” which helps guests use meditation, yoga and massage to improve their mental wellbeing.

Designed to combine elements of a wellness retreat with opportunities to enjoy free time, the Wellness Voyages feature morning yoga or active fitness classes, Tai Chi and meditation, two spa treatments per day, all meals and drinks (except alcohol), cooking classes, and cultural excursions, as well as roundtrip airport transfers and priority check in. Wellness Voyages range from three to five days during which guests will stay in one of the resort’s 97 villas, each with its own private plunge pool and secluded garden.

The Wellness Voyages are available year-round with rates for a Garden Villa starting at $949 dbl for a 3-day package, $1,846 dbl for five days, and $2,758 dbl for seven days.

For more information, visit fusionresortphuquoc.com.

3. Southwest France: Yoga, Wellness and Cooking


Send your clients to Monflanquin, France for a weeklong wellness retreat hosted by International Culinary Tours. Taking place on Aug. 9-16, 2018, guests will indulge in daily yoga classes, cooking lessons, and excursions to medieval villages, all while staying in the 18th century Chateau Ladausse. Each day of the retreat will have a different theme that focuses on various aspects of wellbeing including meditation, living in the present, forgiveness, and gratitude. Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in a welcome cocktail party, a wine atelier led by a sommelier, and visits to flea markets and outdoor markets nearby.

Pricing for this wellness retreat is $3,195 pp dbl or $3,075 pp for those staying in a triple. This price includes seven nights of accommodations in the chateau, private yoga instruction and life coaching, all meals, activities and excursions, as well as private transportation, guides and airport transfers.

For more information, e-mail tours@internationalculinarytours.com.

2. Holiday River Expeditions


Tour operator Holiday River Expeditions is using the power of nature to help travelers hit their physical and spiritual reset buttons through the company’s Balance & Flow Wellness Trips—a newly enhanced series of programs for 2018. Between early June and early September of this year, Holiday River Expeditions will offer six of these specialty trips in Colorado and Utah, including two new itineraries that combine yoga with either stand-up paddle boarding or mountain biking. All Balance & Flow Wellness Trips focus on fitness, mindfulness, and wilderness immersion and include activities such as rafting, kayaking, standup paddleboarding, backcountry hiking and biking, plus practicing “wild yoga” on the beach. All six itineraries will be led by trained professionals who will guide guests in concentrating on these various aspects of wellbeing. Balance & Flow Wellness Trips range from four to six days starting at $985 pp.

For more information, visit bikeraft.com.

1. Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa


California’s Coachella Valley may be known for its annual music festival, but travelers can head to this desert year-round for a tranquil retreat at the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa. Guests can start their day with an early morning hike, watching the sunrise over the nearby Santa Rosa mountain range before heading to the resort’s Well Spa for a wide variety of treatments. For those looking to cleanse any negative energies from their lives, Sage Burning experiences are available, or guests can take part in a relaxing Sound Bowl Meditation. After a full day of nourishing their minds and bodies, travelers to the Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa can feed their appetites at the onsite farm-to-table restaurant, Citrus & Palm.

Nightly rates start at $179 in the spring and $219 in the winter. For more information, visit miramonteresort.com.