The past two years have been a lot on us mentally and physically. This summer is the first real summer since the pandemic. People are planning trips again and there’s a feeling of normalcy.

Instead of planning trips around partying and drinking, many travelers are opting for more wellness-focused getaways. 

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A recent survey by Slingo reveals that over 56% of women between the ages of 25-34 would rather go on a wellness retreat with friends instead of a boose-filled trip. 

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If you’re looking for a wellness-focused travel experience, here are 5 retreats around the world to visit:

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort - Miami, Florida


The hotel originally opened in 1958 in North Beach but has been updated with the latest in wellness technology. Guests can enjoy cryotherapy, infrared therapies, vibroacoustic, and more. There are also yoga classes and a rock climbing wall for traditional physical fitness. 

There are annual memberships and residencies available in addition to nightly rates. This resort is sure to restore you physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.

SHA Wellness - Alicante, Spain



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With views of the Mediterranean Sea, this state-of-the-art facility is the ultimate luxury wellness retreat destination. There is a food menu for every type of eater with foods catering to heavy detoxing, healthy indulgences, and even meal plans. There are programs to suit your wellness needs such as healthy aging, rebalance, weight loss, advanced detoxing, and more.

SHA is opening two more wellness retreat locations in Mexico (2023) and the Emirates (2024). 

Wilderness Safaris - Okavango Delta, Botswana



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Experience luxury in the motherland at Wilderness Safaris in Botswana. You’ll stay in a sustainable villa with views of exotic animals. Your stay will come with a private guide, chef, and butler. There are various luxury camps to choose from or curate your own 12-month Purpose Itinerary. 

Sensei Wellbeing Retreat - Lāna’i, Hawai’i



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Located in Kō’ele, this retreat focuses on how sustainable nutrition, technology, and science play a huge role in overall health and wellness. There are retreat programs to choose from, including the Optimal Wellbeing Program. 

If programs aren’t your thing, there are spa days, zip-lining, archery, and more.

THE WELL at Hacienda AltaGracia - San Jose, Costa Rica


Head to the Talamanca Mountains of Southern Costa Rica for an exhilarating wellness experience. The reiki sessions, crystal baths, local clay treatments, and herbal body exfoliation will have you feeling like a brand new person. 

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