4 of my Favorite Places to Stay for a Wellness Vacation

Wellness Vacations are good for the soul. They are about making time for self-care and nurturing your body, mind, and spirit.  These are some of my favorite places to visit for a wellness experience.

1. Miraval Resorts – Austin, Texas

Miraval is a complete retreat in a resort setting located just outside of Austin in the breathtaking Hill Country.  The Life In Balance Spa offers a wide variety of treatments that run the gamut from traditional massage and facials to spiritual energy work.  The fitness classes are fun and diverse.

I especially enjoyed cardio drumming and yoga in scarves classes.  There are lots of mediation and sessions and soulful workshops.  One of my favorite activities at Miraval is The Challenge Course.  It is the perfect opportunity to learn and grow from participating in one of these because they offer so much insight into how one approaches different situations in daily life. 

2. Red Mountain Resort and Spa, St George, Utah

If you like the outdoors, you are going to LOVE Red Mountain.  Nestled at the base of Snow Canyon State Park, this resort is the perfect setting for you to connect with yourself by connecting with nature.  There are daily morning hikes tailored to length, time and intensity so you can choose one that is right for you.  E-bike rides, yoga classes, excursions to Zion and kayaking are just a few of the activities to choose from.  I loved their equine program that allows you to learn about yourself by interacting closely with horses.

3. Amansala, Home Of Bikini Boot Camp, Tulum, Mexico

Pack your swimsuit, sunscreen and workout gear for a wonderful experience at the beach in Tulum.  Start your days with mindful beach walks, join in yoga classes and participate in fun workouts while enjoying delicious healthy food.  There are optional excursions to the Mayan Ruins, cenotes, and mezcals so you can explore the area.  Their signature Mayan Clay Ritual is a powerful and beautiful way to end a visit to Amansala.

4. Civana, Carefree, Arizona

A world-class spa, beautiful location, workshops and fitness classes are waiting for you at this desert oasis.  This resort allows guests to customize the experience with an ala carte approach so you can stretch your travel dollar.  I particularly loved their water treatment in the spa with a cycle through hot and cold pools followed by a sauna or soak in their spectacular hot tub.