Once upon a time, a vacation was an excuse to form bad habits: drink a little extra, eat a bit more, laze indefinitely. But in the last few years there has been a reversal, with a surge of wellness properties and packages infiltrating the market. Nowadays, healthy habits and a refreshed mind are the ultimate souvenirs.
Focused on objectives like weight loss, fitness, digital detox, spiritual enrichment, peace of mind and general rebooting, these retreats aim for holistic health -- something guests can't get enough of. Wellness travel is growing faster than the overall global tourism industry by a predicted 50 percent, with an estimated worth of $440 billion, according to Holidays for Humanity, a company specializing in luxury health-orientated getaways. Whichever of the 10 on our list you choose, expect to find precisely what you need. —Adam H. Graham