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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, 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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Vail, CO 81657, USA
Vail is beautiful in the summer, and makes for a perfect natural location to just zen out and soak up the fresh mountain air for a few days or a week. And in 2017, The Sonnenalp Hotel is partnering with Wild Wellness Travel to offer an exclusive...
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Princess Drive The Bight Settlement, The Bight Settlement TKCA 1ZZ, Turks and Caicos Islands
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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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
A 45-minute drive from the densely packed skyscrapers and shopping malls of Dubai, Al Maha, which opened in 1999 as the UAE’s first luxury desert resort, lies within a 55,600-acre nature reserve. Al Maha operates on the African safari model,...
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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, Arenal, Costa Rica
A luxury hotel in the shadow of Arenal Volcano features a series of pools—one equipped with slides—and waterfalls set amid tropical gardens. Lava streaming from the volcano may provide an after-dark show. Tabacón Thermal Resort...
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72-100 Ka'upulehu Drive, Kailua-Kona, 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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BTDC Area, Jl. Nusa Dua, Benoa, Kuta Sel., Kabupaten Badung, Bali 80363, Indonesia
Looking to get away from it all? Get ready for pampering at this four and a half star resort located on the southern tip of Bali. Situated on its own private beach, this exotic retreat immerses you in the beauty and heritage of the Indonesian...