Wellness resorts have long been a popular choice for adults seeking relaxation and rejuvenation. However, a new trend is emerging as these resorts tap into a previously untapped market: children. With families increasingly prioritizing well-being, wellness resorts are now offering programs and activities specifically designed for kids.

According to a report by Robb Report, a renowned publication known for its coverage of luxury lifestyle and travel, children at these resorts can participate in a range of alternative therapies. They can enjoy yoga and meditation, while also learning about healthy eating habits and mindfulness practices. These activities provide a fun and engaging manner, allowing kids to develop a holistic approach to wellness from a young age. Moreover, these programs provide an opportunity for families to bond over shared wellness experiences.

One example is the Joali hotel in the Maldives featured in Robb Report’s article. The resort recently created the “Joy of Being” wellness retreat for kids aged 6 to 12. This retreat focuses on the mind, skin, microbiome, and energy. Also, the retreat offers classes in herbology, soap-making, kombucha-tasting, nutritional workshops, stargazing, and sea gardening. By encouraging children to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature and themselves, Joali hotel aims to foster a well-rounded sense of well-being.

Embracing the Wellness-for-kids Concept

Similarly, the Four Seasons Punta Mita in Mexico has seen great success with its KidsWell program for children aged five to twelve. Through activities like bubble-blowing breathwork, gratitude journaling, guided meditation, and rainbow relaxation watercolor classes, kids can develop healthy habits while having fun.

Other resorts, like Kauai’s 1 Hotel Hanalei Bay in Hawaii, have also embraced the wellness-for-kids concept. They offer daily wellness and sustainability classes, marine life and conservation programs, and camps that teach children about Hawaiian culture and eco-friendly practices.

As wellness resorts continue to cater to children, families can now embark on vacations that prioritize their overall well-being. These kid-centric initiatives create memorable experiences that foster healthy lifestyles and lasting family connections. With the growing demand for wellness-oriented family getaways, it’s clear that wellness resorts for children are here to stay.