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Work it Out: Wellness Focused Luxury Resorts

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Fit is fashionable right now, so planning a girlfriends getaway to a wellness focused luxury resort is a great way to relax and work out. And from vitamin C–infused showers, rooftop Jacuzzis, and personal trainers at Mexico's Grand Velas Riviera Nayarit to custom spa treatments and surf sessions at the Four Seasons Resort in the Maldives or skiing with a private instructor in Aspen, many luxury properties are going the extra mile when it comes to creating holistic holidays. Here are some favorite picks for wellness focused trips.
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98, Paseo de los Cocoteros, Sur, 63735 Nuevo Vallarta, Nay., Mexico
I awake with a start from the most serene sleep. I was dreaming of being swaddled in warm silky sheets following the kind of quality massage that releases years of tension you didn't even realize you were holding until its gone. And a cool ocean...
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Sitting steps from the sand, the 72-suite Palms, with its large rooms, larger infinity pool, and dedicated kid’s club, is one of the more family-friendly among Grace Bay’s luxury resorts. Yet it is still sophisticated enough to please...
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675 E Durant Ave, Aspen, CO 81611, USA
The Little Nell exudes understated mountain-town luxury. This five-star property has Aspen’s most coveted location, set at the base of Aspen Mountain, just steps from the Silver Queen Gondola. Interior designer Holly Hunt refreshed the rooms...
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Nordurljosavegur 9, 240 Grindavík, Iceland
The weather outside may be frightful, even in summer, but the waters of the Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in Iceland are always delightful. We visited the Blue Lagoon Spa during an 8-hour layover in Reykjavik. All inclusive round-trips are available...
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Carretera Federal Cancun - Playa Del Carmen Km. 48, 77710 Playa del Carmen, Q.R., Mexico
I decided to do a Girl's Getaway this year for my birthday, and celebrated at the Vidanta Grand Luxxe Riviera Maya. But this beachfront property about halfway between Cancun and Playa del Carmen would also be an awesome spot for a destination...
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Kuda Huraa, Noordelijke Malé-atol 20097, Maldives
Just minutes from some of the world’s best surf breaks, the Four Seasons has its own surf school offering lessons for all ability levels, from novices to big-wave riders. Surfari Splurge and book a boat trip aboard the Four Seasons’ Explorer, a...
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Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve - Dubai - Al Ain Rd - Dubai - United Arab Emirates
An hour's drive from the densely packed skyscrapers and shopping malls of Dubai, Al Maha, which opened in 1999 as the United Arab Emirates' first luxury desert resort, lies within a 55,600-acre nature reserve. Al Maha operates on the African...
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10600 E Crescent Moon Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85262, USA
This is my favorite Scottsdale resort because it gets Southwestern style down without being kitschy or over-done. There are no cheesy dream catchers or Kokopelli statues here – just a color palette as bright and breathtaking as a desert sunset....
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Noreste de Centro de la Fortuna de San Carlos 13 Km, Provincia de Alajuela, Nuevo Arenal, Costa Rica
On the west side of Arenal Volcano, this 900-acre tropical reserve was a labor of love for owner and architect Jaime Mikowski, who spent years planting acres of native plants and coaxing the land’s natural mineral springs into a river that...
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72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive, Kailua, HI 96740, USA
Before their scrub, wrap, or massage, spa guests visit the Apothecary, where they choose from a list of ingredients that includes black lava salt, hibiscus, honey, and macadamia nuts. From $795. (808) 325-8000. This appeared in the...
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1705 S Quinlan Park Rd, Austin, TX 78732, USA
In the heart of Texas Hill Country, on a serene section of the Colorado River, the famously luxurious Lake Austin Spa Resort might be just half an hour from Austin’s city center, but it feels miles away from anywhere, an oasis surrounded by...
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Nusa Dua the south of Bali, a nice and quiet place.