Beloved for its spectacular scenery, fascinating culture and warm, friendly people, Portugal has long been a hidden gem, but did you know it’s also the perfect year-round wellness destination? With world-class spas and resorts throughout the country — not to mention 300 days of sun per year, 1,114 miles of coastline and some of the best golf courses in the world — Portugal is the place to be when you are looking for a peaceful, wellness-inspired retreat.
Costa Rica, an early embracer of the wellness trend, has fabulous Luxury wellness resorts & lodges in different regions. St. Lucia’s Body Holiday Resort, a one of a kind, deluxe all-inclusive in the Caribbean, is about fitness, health & fun. What a great mix. Jewel Paradise Cove on the north side of Jamaica offer loads of heath & wellness opportunities within the all-inclusive package & the laid back feel that is Jamaica. A Mexico wellness vacation is still a great value with options to fit different budgets & styles on both coasts.
Cruise ships: ocean & river cruises include a variety of exercise options, plus free bicycles to ride in ports. Walking itineraries & local excursions divided by exercise level & interest make it easy for passengers to book the right tour for them. Personally, I was very impressed at how AMA Waterways was able to make this division work so seamlessly on my Danube River Cruise last summer.
The Spa experience is also available to indulge yourself at Exclusive Wellness resorts. Personal spa treatments & bodywork + the Eastern -Body Mind Spirit philosophy cements your wellness regime. Imagine therapeutic treatments from different cultures & the Canyon Ranch Spa experience at your figure tips.
For those seeking a Wellness Getaway there are numerous options for domestic & international itineraries for individual & group travel.