Let’s face it, at times we all need to escape, get away from every day, and just relax. But then the question becomes, Where do you go?
Well, lucky for you, we know all about relaxing, and thanks to our friends at Diamond PR, we’ve made the perfect list for anyone looking to find the perfect place to relax and unwind.
While there are some truly amazing hotels around the world, our list also focuses on specific locations that offer spa treatments, special extras, stunning views and so much more.
So when you next think it’s time to take a break and really treat yourself to something amazing, here is your guide to finding exactly what you want.
3rd Street Beach Yoga – Stanton South Beach / Miami Beach, Florida
For: all of the yogies
One of the only hotels along Ocean Drive with direct beach access, the Marriott Stanton South Beach is situated in the exclusive South of Fifth district of Miami Beach and edged by a lush green park. The upscale neighborhood provides a quieter side to the typical South Beach scene, complete with daily sunrise beach yoga at 3rd St. Beach just steps from the property. With only the sounds of the ocean around you, guests enjoy this serene spot to quiet the mind during a morning meditation. Instructors offer yoga from the heart and do not get paid so donations are always welcome. Afterwards, yogis retreat back to the Stanton for some R&R at the hotel’s chic pools or in the 224 peaceful, renovated guest rooms. For more information, visit www.StantonSobe.com.
Walking Meditation at the Labyrinth Garden – The Resort at Longboat Key Club / Longboat Key, Florida
For: those that need a mental vacation and reboot in a stunning local
Located along the pristine Gulf of Mexico coast, The Resort at Longboat Key Club is the only AAA Four Diamond resort in Sarasota… but this place is more than just a luxurious slice of paradise on a beautiful beach. The resort is known as a wellness retreat and clear mind seekers are loving the new walking meditation trail in a labyrinth garden. Myth has it that focusing on the journey to the center of the labyrinth leads guests to fully disconnect and quiet the mind. Afterward, guests retreat to the spa or back to their room for some continued R&R with the unique tea amenity including a book on meditation, a tea beverage and a cell phone sleeping bag. An extra perk is the 50% savings plus a $100 resort credit for two night stays when booking the “Fall & Play” package. Must book by September 30 for travel valid through December 21, 2017. To book, visit www.longboatkeyclub.com.
Soak in the Shangri-La Gardens at Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa / Arenal, Costa Rica
For: those who want a secluded escape with no children allowed.
Spread across 900 acres of lush rainforest near the base of Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano, Tabacon Thermal Resort & Spa features thermal springs and cascading waterfalls naturally heated by the volcano’s magma and an outdoor spa where treatments are rendered to the sounds of rushing streams and local wildlife. Closest to the volcano where water temperatures are hottest, the exclusive Shangri-La Gardens are open only to overnight hotel guests ages 18+. Edged with tropical flora and fauna, six natural pools with temps that reach 105°F, buddha statues, and a grassy area with lounge chairs and cocoon-shaped cabanas, it’s the perfect spot for guests to find their zen. Travelers looking to further unwind can opt for a yoga sesh or spa treatment in a private rainforest bungalow, tucked away amid the trees.
JW Marriott El Convento Cusco / Cusco, Peru
For: those who want a little history and old world architecture as a bonus to their relaxing vacation
Find bliss and reach your ultimate point of relaxation by practicing your favorite yoga poses next to original Inca ruins at the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco. Built on the site of the 16th century San Agustin convent, in a historically protected area within the city of Cusco, the five-star hotel preserves an amazing amount of the site’s history with highlights that include original colonial arches, exposed pre-Inca walls in some of the guest rooms and suites, and archeological exhibition areas. The Health Spa Club, located in the subterranean level of the property, offers yoga classes twice a week allowing you to peacefully unwind and find tranquility during your stay in Cusco. Retreat to your happy place with naturally-flavored beverages, authentic local elements, and ancient culture. For more information, please visit www.jwmarriottcusco.com.
Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa/ Coachella Valley, CA
For: Those looking for sheer tranquillity
Let the tranquil sounds and dreamy backdrop of the California desert set the scene for a relaxing retreat. Nestled at the base of the Santa Rosa Mountains, Miramonte Indian Wells Resort & Spa is a breath of fresh air that is sure to make your meditative moment even better. The newly renovated resort boasts lush rose gardens and walkways lined with vibrant citrus trees, creating an aroma that lingers from the moment you arrive throughout the sprawling spanish-style property. Quiet nooks located throughout the resort further lend themselves for a moment of peace. Visit the revamped award-winning Well Spa for hands-on relaxation by indulging in a soothing Himalayan Salt Stone massage or interactive Mud Party that lets you paint a partner with therapeutic and colorful muds. Once you are finished with your treatment, take a dip in the spa’s saline pools or lounge in the eucalyptus-infused steam rooms for a moment of blissful restoration.
French Leave Resort / Eleuthera, The Bahamas
For: Those looking to unplug and unwind
At French Leave Resort’s tranquil, off-the-grid location on the island of Eleuthera, you can truly escape, unplug, and find many moments and places to meditate. Being at this intimate, picturesque 12-villa boutique resort, you’ll feel relaxed and refreshed, but center yourself even more with a meditation session taking your in-room yoga mat out around the property grounds. Do you prefer being on the beach or over the water? Take your pick of morning meditation spots as the resort has access to both the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean with beach and water views. Walk down from your villa to one of the two piers part of the resort’s marina for a mindful, over-the-water experience. Spot many types of fish swimming below you, observe the various blue hues of the water, and listen to it all flowing around you. If you’re more of a beach person, take a quick ride in your golf cart over to the other side of the island to meditate while the sun rises over the pristine, pink sand French Leave Beach, where you may just be the only person on the beach.
Ready to run away and unwind in one of these amazing locations, we thought so, we’d say we are sorry, but we are thinking about your health and ours, cause we all need to treat ourselves sometimes.