Many of us start the new year with the promise to be more productive, eat better, workout five times a week, and become an overall better version of ourselves. Sadly, those aspirations don’t stick around long enough to become our new routines, but there are other, more relaxing ways to take care of ourselves and invest in our well-being. Yes, we’re talking about taking a rejuvenating wellness retreat. From spiritual journeys to spa getaways, here are some of the best wellness retreats of 2021!
1. Love Surf Yoga Retreat, Santa Marta, Colombia
Kick back the new year with a wellness getaway off the shores of Colombia. The Love Surf Yoga Retreat is the perfect place to find your flow and harness your inner balance. While you’re there, be sure to check Cartagena and all its gorgeous sights. Engage in high-vibe activities, don’t skip your daily meditation, and pamper your taste buds with the locally-sourced, chef-prepared meals.
2. Combine Glamping and Wellness at Kinkara, Costa Rica
If you’re a fan of glamping (a.k.a. luxurious camping), Kinkara is just the place for you. Recharge your batteries in whimsical white tents and spend your mornings surrounded by an unreal, almost fairytale-like scenery. Take in the sights of rainbow eucalyptus trees, boho-chic decor, and a vibrant mandala garden. Plan a hike around the jaw-dropping waterfalls and reconnect with your inner self through Mesoamerican meditation.
3. Experience Asia at Aman Shima, Japan
At the crossroads of ancient Japanese tradition and contemporary expression is a ryokan-inspired wellness destination that won’t disappoint even the pickiest of Spa enthusiasts. Relax in the natural hot spring surrounded by soothing minimalist architecture and picturesque foliage. Check out the Shima National Park while you’re there, but be careful because if you stay there too long, you might never want to leave.