FIVE BUCKET-LIST DESTINATIONS FOR YOUR NEXT RETREAT OR VACATION
Updated: Oct 26, 2018
Located in southern Utah this 5-star resort features 34 suites tucked into the mountains. Each suite has an outdoor lounge and fireplace with amazing desert views. Some suites feature a private pool or roof terrace. And if you want the ultimate in privacy and luxury, you can book the four-bedroom Mesa Home that includes a 50-foot infinity pool. Experiences include spa treatments at the Aman Spa, culinary experiences, hiking, hot air balloon rides, kayaking, horseback riding in nearby Lake Powell and Navajo cultural tours.
Located in the heart of the Texas Hill Country outside Austin, this all-inclusive retreat features 117 rooms and suites. There is a well-rounded offering of daily group and private activities including fitness classes, hiking, biking, horseback riding, farm-to-table culinary experiences, meditation and water sports. For a unique spa experience check out the Energy & Eastern services like the Aqua Zen and Chi Nei Tsang, a traditional Chinese abdominal massage and guided breathwork treatment.
Located in Sedona, Arizona and surrounded by the red rocks of Boynton Canyon this 16-suite all-inclusive resort recently received the Travel & Leisure World’s Best Award in 2018 for the #1 Domestic Destination Spa. Mii Amo has a little bit of everything for everyone including hiking, mountain biking, beading, stargazing, juicing classes, gourd decorating and watercolor painting classes. If you are looking for a wellness experience they can create a custom experience for you or your group. Experiences include guided vortex walks, chanting, meditation walks in the Labyrinth and Native American inspired spa therapies.
HOTEL SAN CRISTOBAL
Located in Todos Santos, Mexico on the southwestern edge of the Baja peninsula (2 hours north of Cabo San Lucas). This laid-back, luxury beachfront hotel features 32 rooms & suites, a pool and farm-to-table restaurant Benno. For private events check out La Capilla, the ceremony hall (perfect for an intimate wedding or vow renewal ceremony).
A perfect spot to watch the whales migrate and the fishermen launch their panga boats from the beach. Experiences include weekly salsa lessons, beach bonfires and yoga.
AEGIALIS HOTEL & SPA
Located on the island of Amorgos, this hotel features a variety of rooms and suites, a restaurant and two pools. With six yoga shalas this the perfect spot for a yoga retreat. The hotel offers cooking lessons, Greek nights, herbal tours and organic gardening and can arrange boat tours, hiking, diving, kayaking and trips to the beach. Amorgos is accessible by boat via Athens, Naxos or Mykonos.