Coronavirus has not only impacted out health, but our everyday lives. Below we have found the best new Wellness resorts in the world as of 2020. Who knows, maybe it'll be the next place you'll visit after corona ends? Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your next WORRY FREE vacation!
Taj Rishikesh Resort & Spa, Uttarakhand
The new Rishikesh property is a striking cluster of pavilions set across a steep hillside; they are made of local materials, adorned with traditional motifs and arranged so that each of the 79 rooms has a view of the jade-green Ganges. The sense of place continues throughout the rest of the hotel—particularly on the menus of its three restaurants, with regional dishes that will surely be new even to connoisseurs of Indian food. Meanwhile, for sybarites of a different disposition, the spa—the largest of any of Taj’s much-loved Jiva spas—will be reason enough to make the trip to the mountains.
Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort
For starters, it’s 1800 feet above sea level and a 20-minute drive to the nearest sandy stretch. And it’s an all-inclusive, adults-only wellness retreat, meaning the usual lounging in the sun while alternating between shave ice and spam musubi snacks doesn’t make it onto the daily schedule.The fitness and nutrition experts do their part, crafting hyper custom itineraries that might focus on strength or flexibility. Relaxation gets as much focus as physical exercise— morning lakeside mediation, a watsu session in a body-temperature pool or a traditional lomi a’e massage. As does nutrition, where a partnership with Nobu means light but delicious menus with lots of local raw fish. But the real inspiration to make a hard change comes from the natural surroundings, 24-acres of the most beautiful gardens where tangles of banyan trees, mule’s foot ferns, birds-of-paradise, and heady gardenias grow to near Audrey II proportions against the backdrop of Lanai’s pine-dense Koloiki Ridge.
Six Senses Punakha
Six Senses is the latest of the global hotel heavyweights to land in Bhutan, and its culturally considered approach is a natural fit for a pristine kingdom that has been largely unchanged for centuries. A circuit of five lodges, each with its own distinct design, encourages bliss-seekers to plot a path through the major western and central valleys. Of all the outposts, rustic and intimate Six Senses Punakha is the standout. The lush rice paddies and traditional farmhouses of the low-lying countryside inspired the Himalayan-wood living room and bar that cantilevers dramatically over the pool. There is a spa and 16 calming all-wood suites split across four pale-buttermilk buildings (plus a trio of villas), all with a bukhari stove and sliding glass doors that open onto a deck where the forest-clad mountains appear almost close enough to touch. Early-morning hikes through fields of red chiles end at a tucked-away temple; white-water-rafting on the Mo Chhu River is followed by sampling moonshine-style ara wine at a nearby farmer’s home. At night, lanterns lead the way to the candle-lit terrace for dinner, where the set menu kicks off with pork dumplings and fiery chile ezzay. While some of the other lodges are more obviously impressive, this is a cocooning hideaway fitting for this magical land.
The Hoshinoya group’s second hotel outside of Japan is a wellness escape where every tiny detail has been fine-tuned. Only the background gurgle of the flowing hot springs breaks the silence in the zen gardens. And then there are the steaming mineral-rich pools, whose abundance in the country’s central mountains attracted the brand in the first place, blowing the cover on what had long been a secret weekend escape for Taiwanese urbanites. While the views from the baths are the unmistakable rugged peaks typical of this part of Taiwan, the etiquette is all Japanese. That means swimsuits off, and everyone soaks together. If this feels a little too exposed, each of the 49 tatami-matted bedrooms has its own open-air onsen fed by the mountain springs. Views are dreamy at sunset, especially with a local craft lager in hand. This standout retreat is raising the curtain on a new destination for the rest of the world