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Top 10 Places to Visit for a Wellness Retreat

The primary goal of wellness tourism is to help a person imbibe newly acquired feelings of mindfulness as an integral part of the everyday life. Wellness tourism has to do with care of the body and the mind and there are certain features of an ideal wellness destination. Below is a list of some of these wellness destinations all around the world and an examination of what makes these destination distinct from others.

10. Hawaii

Its quite expected that Hawaii will make it to the list of top wellness destinations across the globe. Visitors to Hawaii are able to actively interact with the tropical landscape by partaking in activities like beach yoga, snorkeling and hiking.

Hawaii has several islands each of which gives visitors special adventures and sights. Hawaii’s Island of Maui is even more distinct from other islands. Hawaii has a lot of luxurious resorts with exquisite accommodations and marvelous Spas. Another characteristic of the state of Hawaii that earns it a spot on this list is its warm climate.

Hawaii is home to several luxurious resorts and soothing spas

9. Costa Rica

So many factors can be stated as reasons why tourists readily select Costa Rica as a choice destination. One of such is that there are warm water beaches in the country which makes surfing all year long a possibility.

Costa Rica is also a wellness destination because it has different distinct volcanoes and hot springs. Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort has been described as Costa Rica’s best place for wellness retreat. The Tabacon Resort is at Arenal Volcano’s base. It has hot springs holding different mineral content that provides a person with a special wellness experience. The destination is totally natural and also eco-friendly.

8. New Zealand

This country has quite a number of appealing features that combine to make it a choice destination for wellness retreat. It has several fabulous forests, beaches and fjords. When on a wellness retreat in New Zealand, Queenstown’s Millbrook Resort is the best spot to visit.

The five-star resort is located on a 500-acre in a rural setting which is extremely peaceful.
The resort also has a popular 27-hole golf course and a spa that provides visitors with a comprehensive list of wellness programs and treatments

7. British Columbia

British Columbia offers wellness tourists the ideal setting to get completely immersed into nature. This province has dense forestry and sundry wildlife to make the experience even more pleasurable and refreshing.

Visitors who want a more physically demanding and challenging wellness path can visit the Mountain Trek Lodge. At the lodge, visitors can sign up for different intensive programs such as spa treatments, weight loss retreats among others. It also has a yoga studio where one gets different views of the rocky Mountain and the lake that surrounds it.

British Columbia provides the ideal setting to get wellness tourists fully immersed into nature

6. Italy

This country houses several grand destinations for wellness retreats. The mild weather helps visitors to relax and they also get to enjoy the terrain. A good place to visit in Italy for your wellness retreat is Adler Thermae Spa Resort. The resort offers spa treatments like vinotherapy and visitors can also elect to go cycling or hiking. There are also guided hikes, wine tastings, truffle tastings, among others just for your enjoyment.

5. Bali

The lush and serene tropical environment of Bali offers tourists on wellness vacations a chance to revitalize, physically as well as spiritually. Fivelements Puri Ahimsa is one place to visit in Bali to experience a good wellness retreat. This place is a healing center utilizing an eco-conscious approach for wellness tourism. You also get the chance to learn the Japanese martial arts and yoga retreats.

Bali has an environment that helps tourists revitalize physically and spiritually

4. California

The beautiful state of California also gets a spot on this list. Tourists who visit Ojai Valley Inn & Spa get to enjoy the impressive sunset views and also visit the Spa for the nourishment of their bodies. The Ojai Inn offers sauna treatments, seasonal treatments as well as different massage options.

3. Malaysia

Wellness tourists who find Singapore expensive opt for Malaysia in its place. Five years ago, the Prince Court Medical Centre bagged the spot for the top medical tourism hospital in the world. Malaysia is home to a lot of wellness retreat facilities.

2. Singapore

This city in Asia is at the receiving end of constant praises for its luxurious spas and extensive offerings of wellness treatments and programs. It is a go to place if you choose Southeast Asia as your destination for wellness rest.

1. Spain

Number one on the list is Spain. If you want a sober wellness time, Spain is for you. A visit to the SHA Wellness Clinic which is located on the east coast of the country offers you the first ever macrobiotic spa in the world. You get to enjoy mixed treatments and also nutritional re-education.

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Spain has the first ever macrobiotic spa in the world

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