Hop On the 2013 Wellness Wagon and Stay at a Spa Resort
If you're thinking about reserving a luxury rental somewhere tropical this year, why not follow one of the biggest travel trends of 2013 and find a private spa resort?2015-12-28
If you're thinking about reserving a luxury rental somewhere tropical this year, why not follow one of the biggest travel trends of 2013 and find a private spa resort? According to a new report by SpaFinder Wellness, discovering vacation spots that offer holistic therapy and wellness-focused amenities is a top priority among travelers, and as a result, resorts are improving their perks and vacation packages to reflect that.
"Hotels are realizing that as people travel they want to stay healthy," Susie Ellis, president of SpaFinder Wellness, told Reuters and a forum of other journalists.
From staffing joggers as concierge specialists to offering vitamin C-infused showers, spa resorts are thinking outside the box to accommodate an influx of health-conscious travelers. Even men are paying closer attention to their personal hygiene and overall well-being, according to research from another report by market research company Mintel.
Not sure where to go to get your health and wellness fix? Here are a few luxury vacation rentals that will surely do the trick:
Turks and Caicos
The private island of Parrot Cay is a dream destination for rest and relaxation, and before you even inquire about spa amenities, you'll feel healthier just looking out at the island's lush vegetation, clear blue waters and clean, modern amenities. At cozy, lavish bungalows like the Sanctuary, you can enjoy the perks of having your own personal spa concierge, who will take care of you after a long morning run on the beach, working out the kinks with an hour-long massage treatment.
Spa resorts abound on the island of Jamaica, like the GoldenEye Field Spa. This facility boasts open-air treatment rooms, allowing the natural surroundings of the Caribbean to heal you holistically. Whether you're looking for a full-body salt scrub or an herbal wrap, you can reboot in total peace at GoldenEye, and then hit the lagoon for a kayaking adventure, taking your total body wellness plan full circle.
For a totally exclusive, private experience, take a flight to the Mexican Riviera, where you'll find the exotic laid-back Puerto Vallarta. Private estates along the Mexican Riviera are perfect for couples or solo retreats, as you can enjoy a full-body massage or personal yoga instruction from a private teacher in the comfort of your own luxury rentals. After making reservations with the on-site manager, all you have to do is wake up with the tropical sun and watch as a day of perfecting your mind, body and soul is underway.