Come on, get healthy! Getting in shape and staying healthy aren't always easy, but the wellness retreats featured by GAYOT will give you the jumpstart you need. From seaside yoga on the Yucatan Peninsula to holistic activities in the Balinese jungle, these getaways are sure to offer tips that last a lifetime. Below are some of the retreats, which you can find on GAYOT's full list of the world's most amazing health retreats.
California Health & Longevity Institute - Westlake Village, CA
Located on the northwest edge of Los Angeles, this renowned wellness facility specializes in science-based lifestyle rejuvenation. After a certified lifestyle consultant helps you create a health strategy for accomplishing your goals, you'll be advised by a team that includes physicians, dietitians, exercise physiologists, fitness trainers, stress management experts, therapists and chefs. The Institute includes a medical clinic with a full range of diagnostic testing and medical assessments. Adding a level of high-end luxury is the adjacent Four Seasons Hotel Westlake Village, which offers combined services at its 40,000-square-foot spa.
Maya Tulum Resort - Tulum, Mexico
Located along the white sand beaches and tropical jungles of the Riviera Maya, this Mexican resort is known for its world-class yoga as well as classes in life management, personal growth, weight loss, meditation and more. A great place to simply unwind and reset, make sure to try the body treatments based on centuries-old Mayan healing practices. Most are exclusive to Maya Tulum with each session beginning with a purifying ritual to harmonize body, mind and spirit, using a burning Mayan sacred tree resin called copal.
COMO Shambhala Estate - Bali, Indonesia
This lush retreat in the Balinese jungle is where guests can choose from six holistic wellness programs: Cleanse, Ayurvedic, Be Active, Stress Management, Rejuvenation and Oriental Medicine. The latter is a diagnosis-based, personalized program that includes nutritional therapy, Qigong, acupuncture, meditation and herbal medicine. Guests can also indulge in various massages at the spa and set the level of preferred activity. This place attracts travelers of all types with peaceful accommodations and meals that can cater to specific dietary restrictions.
The Retreat, A Diana Stobo Property - Atenas, Costa Rica
Created by healthy lifestyle expert Diana Stobo, this Costa Rican retreat is ideal for those who are overstressed and overeating. Don't expect trips into town -- rather, you will immerse yourself in yoga, meditation or cooking classes, as well as the spa for various treatments. Internet connection to the outside world is limited, but the whole point is to disconnect and recharge, right?
See GAYOT’s full list of the World's Best Health Retreats.