As this article hits today, the team will be in Hawaii. We are on a 12-day trip to the islands of Maui and Kauai and will be providing detailed news and views on these two beautiful islands in the coming weeks. Several hotels will be (and have been) visited including an exciting and exclusive hard-hat preview tour of a brand new Kauai hotel soon to open its doors and which will undoubtedly be the most luxurious hotel on the island.
Meanwhile on a personal level, after a 3 month hiatus due to lower back issues, I have vowed to be back in the gym as soon as I return from this trip. This got me thinking about taking care of ourselves and the continued strong trend to "wellness travel".
Here for your perusal is J5Travel's opinion of the Top 5 Wellness resorts in the USA.
Top 5 - Well, Well, Well
Virtuoso amenities apply at all the below.
1. Carillon Miami Wellness Resort (above)
Unplug and unwind in the understated luxury of Carillon Miami Wellness Resort. Fronted by Miami Beach’s largest stretch of secluded beach, this elegant retreat focuses on mindful living with an integrative program of holistic spa therapies, wellness medicine, exercise, and healthy eating. Meet with a nutritionist, test for food allergies, get acupuncture, and restore balance with non-invasive, healing energy. The European thermal experience ranges from a rooftop hydrospa to Miami’s only igloo. The 95 suites include a spacious living room, kitchen, deep soaking tub in each bathroom and floor to ceiling windows.
2. Alilia Ventana Big Sur (above and below)
For savvy Californians, Big Sur and Ventana have long been synonymous. Perched 1,200 feet above one of the most dramatic stretches of the state’s Central Coast, this adults-only, rustically romantic resort has just completed a multimillion-dollar transformation. Ventana Big Sur, An Alila Resort has 59 guest rooms and suites on 160 acres of redwood forests and meadows, each with a private balcony or patio (book a Big Sur Spa Suite for a private hot tub). The Culinary Team works with local farmers to create coastal cuisine from sustainable ingredients for The Sur House restaurant. Relish the essence of this iconic region.
3. Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa (above and below)
Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa is an all-inclusive destination resort and spa located on 400 scenic acres of Arizona's Santa Catalina Mountains. Offering an array of dynamic growth and development programs; one-of-a-kind, luxurious spa treatments; authentic, flavorful, and healthful cuisine; and an expert staff of renowned well-being specialists, it’s no wonder the resort received Virtuoso’s 2019 Best Wellness Program award. A variety of year-round packages are available to choose from, including all meals, airport transfers, unlimited participation in daily wellness activities, and newly renovated accommodations.
4. Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection (above and below)
Discover Solage, Auberge Resorts Collection. This Forbes Five Star premier resort is located on 22 acres and surrounded by mountains and vineyards at the northern end of world-renowned Napa Valley wine country. Discover small-town charm blended with urban sophistication in 100 eco-friendly studio accommodations. The resort is home to Solbar, which features healthy fare from its seasonally sourced menus, and the brand new Picobar, inspired by traditions of walk-up taco joints in Mexico. The award-winning 20,000-square-foot Spa Solage provides a relaxed retreat, featuring five geothermal pools, a spacious fitness center, and a movement studio.
5. Enchantment Resort, Sedona (above and below)
At Enchantment Resort, the dramatic red rocks of Sedona set the tone for an unforgettable experience. Enriching mind, body, and spirit, the resort provides a deep connection with nature, exhilarating adventures, and moments of total relaxation. There is an endless number of curated experiences, highlighted by golf at Seven Canyons; and a remarkable dining experience showcasing imaginative cuisine using regional ingredients.
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