As someone who has always indulged in wellness travel, it was like music to my ears when I realized that in 2019 this was a booming industry! The growth potential of wellness tourism is massive, studies have found. And the low possibility of travel in 2020 has made many of us promise ourselves that we will travel more next year. With my compilation of the best wellness destinations, here’s some motivation for you to figure out where you want to travel in 2021!
This paradise in Indonesia checks off all the boxes for a perfect vacation. Although it has always been popular for its pristine beaches, ancient culture, and delicious food, Bali is now gaining acclaim for its options to soothe and detoxify your mind and body.
Find your favourite wellness activity amidst water sports, soft adventure sports like hiking, and yoga and meditation retreats. Top it off with healthy food options – they also have tasty options for vegans – and your wellness vacation is complete.
A holistic (and super Instagrammable!) place, Bali sounds like the most alluring Summer ‘21 wellness destination…And guess what? I, as a Club Med expert agent, can pack you off to one of their Bali resorts for an all-inclusive spa vacation!
India is known for a variety of things – and yoga is one of them. Rishikesh, a city considered holy, is the perfect balance of scenic beauty and yoga retreats. An absolutely stunning location draws thousands of visitors from around the world to this small Himalayan town.
Take a trip to Rishikesh to immerse yourself in relaxation and healing, along with one of the world’s most favoured cuisines to satisfy your tastebuds – and come back feeling like a new, peaceful you!
If soaking in nature is how you define wellness, then Costa Rica is the place to visit. When you visit this land of natural wonders, you give yourself the chance to explore in different ways – like taking delightful hikes through rainforests or walking (barefoot) in the sand. And then, you can get treated to a blissful spa treatment or a deeply nurturing massage – whatever you prefer. All-in-all, Costa Rica provides to you an unforgettable blend of energizing and relaxation activities that make this destination one of the most widely-acclaimed for wellness travel!
If you’re looking to travel within the USA, Sedona in Arizona can offer you an interesting tryst with wellness. The most commonly-asked question is, “Can I really experience wellness in a…desert?”
Sedona shows us that you can! Enjoy canyon-bathing, stargazing, and basking in the beauty of the red-sandstone-laden horizon, along with alternative spirituality surrounding you. Definitely a must-visit for those that are believers in spirituality and healing!
Karasburg Region, Namibia
What if I told you that you could help participate in leopard research, animal-counting, and biodiversity surveys? Wouldn’t it make you feel ecstatic to be able to contribute to the greater good, all whilst surrounded by nature? At the Oana Wildlife Reserve, you can do exactly all of these things!
The Wildlife Reserve is a 45,000-hectare mass of land, focused on preserving wildlife and offering visitors stunning options for their own wellness. Find the peace in a change of scenery and doing good, and come back feeling accomplished!
Turks and Caicos
If you’ve ever travelled with me or know me personally, you KNOW that my favourite region in the world is the Caribbean. Which is why, I’m so thrilled to tell you about wellness in Turks and Caicos. You can take part in some fulfilling physical activities, like mountain biking and water sports, and then pamper yourself to an all-inclusive spa vacation at Club Med! It’s definitely the perfect way to experience relaxation and mindfulness. If that wasn’t all, you can also indulge in yoga and meditation retreats. There’s nothing quite like taking the time to enjoy the activities you like and then spending time focusing on your mental wellness.
In fact, I’m already booking vacations for you for 2021. If a wellness vacation is something you’re looking forward to, you may contact me here and I can put you up at the most amazing retreats and all-inclusive resorts!