How do you feel about taking your resort vacation with a side of wellness? Traditionally, resort stays have focused more on lounging and vegging out, but the times they are a changin': Nowadays, you may be more apt to choose a tasty oat milk latte over a greasy platter of fried calamari; a paddleboard yoga session over plain ol' sunbathing poolside. Turns out, health and wellness are key... even when we're going off the grid.
With that in mind, many hotels are focusing on incorporating different aspects of fitness and wellness into their establishments. They're beginning to offer state-of-the-art equipment in their gyms, complimentary guided fitness classes for their guests, world-class meals made with ingredients that are organically- and naturally-sourced, as well as a myriad of other small touches that will help your stay feel as comfortable and relaxing as possible.
So if you're into staying fit and eating clean, keep on reading to check out a few of our favorite wellness resorts hotels. Whether that entails daily early morning hikes in the Malibu hills, sound healing therapy in Cancun, or therapeutic igloos in Miami is completely up to you.
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City: New York, NY
Price Range: $113-$405/night
Located in the newly-renovated Seaport District of Manhattan, this hip, up-and-coming area offers some of the coolest, 'gram-worthy restaurants, rooftop bars, and most beautiful water views. With all its rooms facing the East River, you'll be guaranteed a beautiful view, access to their fitness center, and complimentary lavender in the lobby before bed to help you sleep better. You'll also love its European-style breakfast with spreads of cheese, meats, croissants (which are flown in from France), and more.
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City: Cancun, Mexico
Price Range: $229-790/night
Xolumado's whole mission is to make sure its guests are transported to a state of peace and serenity. Unlike most resorts in Cancun, this jaw-dropping locale has an undisturbed ambiance that promotes relaxation, rejuvenation, and inspiration. As soon as you walk in, you're met with an organic welcome drink to help begin the detox process for your body. The resort offers many different activities like their "Shhh Experience" — a sound healing therapy that will "calm and repair your mind," outdoor breathing exercises, daily yoga, pilates, and meditation sessions. And on top of all that, it features a beautiful spa, as well as authentic Mexican and American cuisine and award-winning wines.
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City: Miami, FL
Price Range: $402-$1039/night
Everything you could ever ask for in a dream wellness getaway is offered by the Carillon in Miami, FL. This is no typical resort, as it's home to a world-class wellness center that offers over 200 fitness classes each week. Take a chunk of your day to enjoy the two-story indoor rock wall or Miami's only therapeutic igloo (yes, really). As part of its wellness area, you'll also be able to enjoy signature spa treatments that incorporate massage therapy, aromatherapy, and non-traditional spa treatments like cryotherapy and salt float bath therapy.
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City: Malibu, CA
Price Range: ~$1,000/night (includes food + fitness)
This hotel is truly like no other: It is almost completely focused on fitness, health, and overall wellness. The iconic destination has an entire immersive wellness program that's designed to recalibrate the mind and body during your stay. You can participate with other guests in multiple different types of low impact exercise, hiking excursions each morning, nap time (yes, adults have nap time too), and a daily massage. Additionally, the program complements and supplements the physical aspects of the program with an organic, plant-based diet that's offered throughout your entire stay.
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