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New year, refreshed mind: Destinations to revitalise your wellbeing

We all could use a little reset and revitalise our wellbeing. Whether your 2024 resolution is to embrace a more mindful lifestyle or to check more destinations off your bucket list (I love that one), the following hotels and resorts are a great place to start. I’m here to assist you in booking when you’re ready to get a breath of the cleanest air, soak up some sunshine and pump up the serotonin.

To starting the year off right,

Duncan Greenfield-Turk, VCTA


SHA MEXICOQuintana Roo, Mexico

Opening this month, SHA Mexico is a 30-minute transfer from the Cancún airport, just north of the Riviera Maya. A variety of 2024 wellness programs focus on age prevention, leader’s performance, detox and fitness aiming to revitalise both body and soul. The resort’s 7 hectares of paradise encompass white-sand beaches and crystal waters; don’t miss the cenote, a natural wonder typical of this region.

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THE ALPINA GSTAADGstaad, Switzerland

A mountain oasis, this eco-friendly hotel combines Swiss traditions with modern, luxury services. Six Senses Spa — a must-experience at this property — is a sanctuary of peace and wellbeing. Inspired by Asian practices and the Bernese Oberland’s peaks and pastures, this unique oasis of serenity offers world-renowned treatments designed to indulge the senses.

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Opening this spring just 45 minutes from New York City, The Ranch Hudson Valley immerses guests in the best of nature. Reset your wellbeing via The Ranch programs — hiking, fitness classes, yoga, deep tissue massage and a plant-based diet. You’ll leave with an increased metabolism, cleansed system, better immunity and a heightened sense of mental clarity.

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The Ranch at Hudson Valley

ÀNI SRI LANKA, Maaliyadda, Sri Lanka

This resort has a comprehensive approach to physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Embraced by the verdant jungle with panoramic views of the Indian Ocean, ÀNI Sri Lanka is a private beachfront estate on the island’s south coast. You’ll love the open-air settings and pavilions dedicated to yoga and meditation. And my favorite part? Daily complimentary massages.

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Set on the spectacular Riviera dei Limoni, this resort is surrounded by gentle hills, natural terraces and olive groves. Onsite, Lefay SPA World is an exclusive epicenter of wellness extending more than 14,100 square feet. Experience the Scientific Committee’s innovative wellness method that stems from the blending of Classical Chinese Medicine with Western scientific research.

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TIERRA PATAGONIATorres de Paine, Chile

The Tierra Patagonia hotel blends into the mountains and the glistening Lake Sarmiento in Torres del Paine National Park. The Paine Massif’s silhouette is the backdrop for Uma Spa; indulge in the outdoor hot tub, or switch between the steam room and indoor pool. Explore the national park’s beauty on a variety of excursions, ranging from hiking and horseback riding to a scenic glacier voyage.

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PACUARE LODGELimón, Costa Rica

Luxurious spa treatments, rainforest culinary and celebrated sustainability combine at Pacuare Lodge. Each bungalow is a unique dwelling immersed in the magic of the rainforest, and you’ll choose between a variety of nature-centric experiences, from birdwatching hikes to nocturnal animal encounters. Feeling adventurous? Try your hand at rafting, canyoning or zip lining.

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ISLAS SECASChiriquí Province, Panamá

A remote paradise with a focus on conservation, Islas Secas is a homebase for seeing some of the world’s most remarkable species. From majestic humpback whales to magnificent frigatebirds, re-wild yourself in the biodiversity around Islas Secas’ archipelago. The Eastern Tropical Pacific Ocean is home to an exceptional species concentration, including giant manta and sea turtles.

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NIHI SUMBAWest Sumba, Indonesia

Staff at Nihi Sumba say a visit here is not an escape from life, but the return to a life well-lived. Whether you choose to enjoy surf lessons at Coconut Cove alongside world-class instructors or hikes into the local villages, there are bespoke experiences to cater to your interests. Nihi Sumba specializes in excursions, whether its birdwatching in the jungle or swimming in the clear waters of Waikuri Lagoon.

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BAWAH RESERVE, Anambas, Indonesia

Tucked into Indonesia’s Anambas Archipelago, Bawah Reserve drapes across six private islands. Each of Bawah Reserve’s 36 Tented Suites, Overwater Bungalows and Pool Villas are enveloped in nature. This reserve is positioned at the heart of a 1,000-hectare marine conservation area with soothing outdoor adventures; try paddleboard yoga, twilight meditation or jungle bathing.

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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

STAY: Rosewood San Miguel de Allende
Casa de Sierra Nevada, A Belmond Hotel

SIP+ SAVOR: Ki’bok (coffee)
Jacques and Lavanda (brunch)
La Cabra Iluminada (breakfast, lunch)
Moxi Restaurant (breakfast, lunch, dinner)
The Restaurant (lunch, dinner)
Vinícola Toyan (wine)
Bekeb (cocktails)

SHOP: Mesón Hidalgo
Objecto Central
Dôce 18 Concept House
Mercado de Artesanías

SEE + DO: Parroquia de San Miguel Arcángel
Monjigangas papier-mâché workshop
Casa Dragones tequila experience

For a curated travel experience tailored to you, plan your upcoming escape with Global Travel Moments today. With more than two decades of experience, we offer our clients crafted itineraries that take the stress out of travel, allowing them more time to decompress and discover and explore each chosen destination while on the road.