Spa stays provide healthy options for multigenerational bonding, parent-child getaways or the chance to catch up with adult siblings in a relaxing environment.
Here are five destinations to consider:
Miraval Resort & Spa. Tucson, AZ.
Gather the clan for a multigenerational spa-centered trip to this desert oasis where yoga and meditation classes are paired with inspiring life balance lectures. Embark on early morning guided hikes into the desert, learn life lessons during an equine immersion and cast off your fears during the Desert Tightrope session. Relax by the pool or in the hot tub before and after spa treatments that might include hot river stones or ginger lime salt scrubs.
For those interested in a glimpse of the future, sessions with psychic Maggie Garbarini are offered monthly. Healthy, locally sourced meals and a juice bar provide sustenance for your endeavors.
Contact: 800-232-3969; Miraval Life in Balance
Guerlain Spa. Waldorf Astoria. New York.
Retreat from the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple into the historic House of Guerlain. Founded in 1828, Guerlain, a Parisian doctor and chemist, was the first to create scientifically based skincare. Today you can spend a day relishing in personalized services or pop in after a round of sight seeing and before the theatre for one of several treatments designed for busy travelers. A 30 minute rejuvenating Moroccan Oil head massage or body polish is sure to please. (The Waldorf is currently closed for a major renovation) Contact: 212-872-7200; www.waldorfnewyork.com.
Auriga Spa, Capella Pedrigal Resort. Cabo San Lucas, MX.
Check into one of 96 rooms or suites on 24 sundrenched acres. Then tune in to the rhythm of nature with a new series of spa offerings at this stunning 10,000 square foot spa overlooking the sea. Signature treatments and other spa amenities, including welcome drinks and foot baths, are aligned with the lunar cycle. For example, during the Full Moon, treatments are designed to assist guests in rising to their full potential.
Josephina, a local healer, uses traditional herbs and rituals to maximize the healthy energy within the spa. Further connect while relaxing at one of several pools, strolling on the beach, participating in cooking classes and dining on fresh seafood at the Cliffside El Farrallon, as waves crash upon the rocks below.
Contact: 877-247- 6688; http://capellahotels.com
Well & Being at Willow Stream Spa. Fairmont Scottsdale Princess.
Check in with a loved one and then check out the innovative treatments and programs ranging from Aerial Hammock Yoga to Grotto waterfall hydrotherapy. With a focus on whole health transformation, nutrition and indigenous ingredients, you can get scrubbed, wrapped, rubbed, purified and acupunctured while learning new tips and strategies for healthier and more energetic living. Later, enjoy dive in movies or fish in one of three onsite lagoons.
Contact: (480) 585-4848; ScottsdalePrincess.com.
The Lodge and Spa at Chaa Creek. San Ignacio, Belize.
Tucked within a 365-acre private rainforest paradise in the picturesque foothills of the Maya Mountains, Chaa Creek and its hilltop spa provide a natural setting to explore indigenous relaxation and healing rituals. As tropical birds serenade nearby, settle in for mineral rich mud treatments or locally sourced herbal wraps. Don’t miss the onsite Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm and the medicine trail where you’ll learn more about the native plants that provide globally significant remedies.
Contact: (877) 709-8708; www.ChaaCreek.com.