Due to a growing demand for restorative vacation experiences, many Caribbean resorts are upping their wellness game. Some resorts have created entire vacation itineraries around health and wellness by providing unique transformational experiences for guests. Other resorts simply offer a tranquil environment for off-the-grid reflection; but one thing is for sure. Guests will definitely not need a “vacation from their vacation” after spending a week at one of these properties. Read on for my list of the best Caribbean resorts for wellness.
Body Holiday is a one-of-a-kind resort designed to provide the most relaxing and rejuvenating wellness holiday in Saint Lucia. The resort offers a generous all-inclusive experience that includes a daily spa treatment as well as an endless array of activities, body treatments, and opportunities to explore.
Located on a pristine crescent beach surrounded by lush tropical gardens, Body Holiday lives up to its promise – “Give us your body for a week, and we’ll give you back your mind”. The resort’s BodyHoliday Wellness Centre is a focal point of the resort and a comprehensive centre of health and well-being. Voted one of the world’s best destination spas by Condé Nast Traveller, the state of-the-art spa offers a variety of indulgent body treatments and therapies to relax and rejuvenate the mind and body. The Centre also features an Ayurvedic temple, fitness centre, spa rooms, dance studio, and thalassotherapy pool.
Fitness buffs and those looking for a truly transformational journey in a stunning island paradise will love this resort! Interested in this resort? CONTACT me for more details or head to the BLOG for information on another one of my favorite resorts in St. Lucia.
COMO Parrot Cay is an award-winning private island resort in the Turks and Caicos. A true luxury escape, Parrot Cay features four miles of white sand, 1,000 acres of unspoiled nature, and beach house/private residence accommodations bathed in natural light. Parrot Cay is a place to retreat to nurture the body, mind and spirit.
Parrot Cay resort emphasizes privacy, relaxation, and spa rejuvenation in a tranquil natural setting. The resort has a chill beach house aesthetic with a soothing contemporary style. All accommodations feature whitewashed interiors with by clean-lined furniture, open-air day beds, massive bathrooms and private pools. The ambience just exudes peace and open spaces.
Parrot Cay’s COMO Shambhala Retreat is a calming sanctuary of treatment pavilions overlooking the North Caicos Channel. Featuring a light-drenched yoga pavilion, pilates studio, and jacuzzi garden, the Retreat offers guests a variety of daily wellness activities and holistic therapies.
COMO Parrot Cay is ideal for those seeking a quiet beach getaway with exceptional service off the beaten path. Want to learn more? EMAIL me for details.
Perched on a lush green hillside, COCOS Hotel is a collection of private cottages encircled by miles of turquoise sea and sandwiched between two stunning beaches on the Island of Antigua. Though not a luxury or spa resort per say, COCOS Hotel offers a natural escape designed for romance, relaxation, and wellness.
COCOS is an adults-only, all-inclusive hotel featuring charming, stand-alone cottages, all with outdoor showers and some with private plunge pools. There are no tv’s in the rooms, as guests are encouraged to unplug and spend time together without distraction.
COCOS location ensures incredible sea views from almost any vantage point and calm, crystal-clear waters for swimming all day. Each evening guests are treated to spectacular sunsets while savoring fresh, organic cuisine and fine wines.
Activities at COCOS include spa treatments, yoga, kayaking, snorkeling, and cooking classes. Offsite activities can also be arranged.
COCOS is a true wellness escape in its simplicity and natural design. This is a great option for honeymooners or couples who want to truly connect with each other and the beauty around them without a hefty price tag.
On the Dominican Republic’s northern Gold Coast, Amanera provides ultra-luxurious accommodation and service at this family-friendly wellness resort. The resort sits cliffside in a jungle setting overlooking the golden sands of Playa Grande, with sweeping views of the Atlantic ocean. Offering unparalleled access to water sports and back-to-nature experiences, Amanera infuses its activities with the spice and flavour of Dominican life.
All of Amanera’s 25 luxury Casitas have unobstructed ocean views, expansive terraces with outdoor dining and lounging areas, and floor-to-ceiling glass doors to maximize the views. Some come with private swimming pools.
Amanera’s jungle-cocooned clifftop spa is inspired by the shamanic rituals of the Taino (the Caribbean’s indigenous people). Amanera’s holistic approach encompasses a menu of massages, facials, scrubs and wraps, as well as transformative signature Spa Journeys.
Amanera is a perfect choice for couples or families looking for a 5-star luxury resort in a secluded and rugged island setting. For more information on this incredible Aman property, CONTACT me.
The Palms Turks and Caicos is an exquisite 72-suite resort set on Grace Bay Beach – consistently ranked among the most beautiful beaches in the world. Resort guests enjoy elegantly-appointed rooms and suites just steps from the powdery white sands and sparkling turquoise waters.
The resort’s 25,000 square foot spa is a magical place of reflecting pools and calming green spaces, infused with the scent of hibiscus. The enviroment is incredibly soothing and the treatments are designed to promote wellness inside and out.
In case the incredible beach and spa aren’t enough of a draw, The Palms also boasts a state-of-the-art infinity pool, non-motorized water sports, tennis, a fitness center, and children’s club activities. Add friendly staff, gorgeous architecture, fine dining, and boutique-shopping and you have an award-winning backdrop for the laid-back luxe that awaits.
This resort is a great choice for beach-loving couples and families with discerning taste. To book your next island escape EMAIL me.
Where the beach meets the jungle in Playa Del Carmen sits Palmaia, a sustainable all-inclusive luxury resort in the heart of the Riviera Maya. This stunning wellness retreat is a secluded sanctuary of whitewashed swim-up suites set on a private beach. Touted as a mystical place for the exploration and healing of the mind, body, and soul, Palmaia welcomes singles, couples, and families alike to experience its magic.
The founders of Palmaia aspired to blend indulgent beach vacation activities like pool lounging and strolling on the white sands with more introspective elements. As part of the resort’s “Architects for Life” program, guests can opt for such activities as yoga, tai chi, or chakra alignment. They can even spend time meditating with a shaman.
Additional amenities at Palmaia include a jungle spa, multiple pools and swim-up bars, butler service, gourmet restaurants, and 24-hour room service. There are five vegan or vegetarian restaurants on property but diners can opt to add animal protein to any dishes on order. Ready to pack your bags? CONTACT me for more information.
Check back here often as I will add to this list of Top Caribbean Wellness Getaways. Or head to the BLOG for the Best Caribbean Resorts for Beach Lovers and the Top Caribbean Resorts for Foodies.