Top 5 Wellness Spa Destinations To Renew and Regenerate Your Soul

Written bySiani Abrahams
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Wellness and self-care routines continue to prove an essential antidote in balancing stressful and busy daily lives. Honor yourself and embrace inner peace, an abundance of energy, health, and connection with a Regenerative Resort wellness spa immersed in nature and luxury. The true essence of wellness shines through holistic practices rooted in restoration, nourishment of spirit and body, and personal and host destination regeneration.

The definition of wellness is all-encompassing and yet subjective; a detox from alcohol or junk food might be on the agenda for some, whilst ramping up physical fitness or deep diving spirituality might come to mind for others. The breadth of luxury wellness spas now on offer around the world reflects the ever brightening spotlight on the importance of keeping ourselves well. We explore the wellness spas, treatments, and retreats that are the epitome of relaxation and reawakening, a perfect focus or accompaniment for any wellness journey.

Imagine refreshing morning hikes through the glorious Santa Monica mountain range, or dipping into glassy Nepalese mountain-peak reflections on the still surface of an infinity pool. Exhale tension, inhale natural wellness guided by a special holistic host on a Mexican coast, or rejuvenate with traditional Balinese healing treatments. What could be more wellness-inducing than knowing your rest and recuperation feeds into wider initiatives that make others feel good, too? However you feel drawn to discover wellness, Regenerative Resorts has a wellness spa offering to suit you.

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Fivelements Retreat

1. Fivelements Retreat in Bali, Indonesia

A magical wellness sanctuary, Fivelements nurtures restorative harmony between nature, spirit, ourselves and each other. Fivelement Retreat’s wellness spa embodies authentic spiritual connection and deep harmony; offerings include healing energy and massage sessions, water healing, meditation, beauty spa rituals or sacred arts. Guests are bound to feel supported with the emotional, physical and spiritual abundance in the hands of Balinese healers. Tuck yourself in between tropical ponds, stretches of greenery and the sacred Ayung River of Bali with a stay in a riverfront suite. Nourish with plant-based dinners, replenish with Balinese healing rituals, or take a walk through the village and rice fields to feel the intimate, authentic roots of Fivelements Retreat. Rest assured, an unforgettable wellness trip awaits.

Rates start at $250 per night. Schedule a complimentary travel consultation with Regenerative Travel here to learn more about Fivelements Retreat.

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The Ranch Malibu in California, USA

2. The Ranch Malibu in Malibu, California

For the fourth year Travel + Leisure readers crowned The Ranch Malibu an iconic wellness destination, sitting once again in the top ten of 2020’s World’s Best Spas in the United States. At this luxury fitness and wellness retreat, challenging yourself is the gateway to ultimate wellness. Set against the breathtaking Southern California landscape, an array of daily activities include restorative yoga classes, an afternoon nap and a massage. Beginning your day with almonds on the morning hike reminds guests to bring attention to the body’s needs, complemented by nourishing ‘source to fork’ organic and vegan cuisine. Inspired to commit to a mind and body reboot? The Ranch Malibu facilitates transformation and a supportive way to step up fitness and mindfulness.

Rates start at $1,100 per night. Schedule a complimentary travel consultation with Regenerative Travel here to learn more about The Ranch Malibu.

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The Datai Langkawi in Malaysia

3. The Datai Langkawi in Langkawi, Malaysia

Guided by Ramuan philosophy, reawakening a sense of true wellbeing at The Datai Langkawi is a sacred journey befitting its home on the Langkawi archipelago, or Jewel of Kedah. Settle along the stream’s edge in a wellness spa treatment villa where healing herbs and plants are central to The Spa’s treatments, aiding your alignment with nature as the ancient rainforest provides a gentle sensory background. The Holistic Pavilion welcomes guests with breathing exercises, yoga, pilates and exercises classes. Start the morning afresh by following in ancient Malay wisdom with Mandi Embun, a practice of forest bathing, and continue on with the half day ceremony it initiates. This includes a ritual of ‘bathing in the water of life’, an Urut Melayu massage, and a thoughtful lunch centered around six taste sensations. For a special wellness vacation, The Datai Langkawi is unrivalled.

Rates start at $584 per night. Schedule a complimentary travel consultation with Regenerative Travel here to learn more about Datai Langkawi.

Tiger Mountain Pokhara in Pokhara, Nepal

4. Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge in Pokhara, Nepal

Climbing 1,000 feet above the stunning Pokhara Valley, Tiger Mountain Pokhara Lodge is guarded by Annapurna mountain range in the distance with awe inspiring views of Nepal’s sacred peak, Machhapuchhare. Here, tranquility pervades. Secluded and serene, every guest room offers the chance for personal wellness spa experiences from yoga sessions, to meditation training, to massage treatments. Use the hand built stone rooms as a base for energising treks in the Himalaya or follow one of the numerous walks through rural villages. Try an Ayurvedic or shiatsu therapy to unwind and revitalise, radiating from the inside out as you relax on your private veranda. Leading with ‘tourism with a conscience’, the boutique lodge supports local initiatives, making it the perfect feel-good wellness getaway.

Rates start at $470 per night. Schedule a complimentary travel consultation with Regenerative Travel here to learn more about Tiger Mountain Pokhara Mountain Lodge.

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Playa Viva in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

5. Playa Viva in Zihuatanejo, Mexico

As Playa Viva writes on their website, ‘we all need wild places to regenerate our souls.’ Slow down with a stay in a haven of environmental luxury, offering the chance to rekindle inner wholeness through immersive nature. Tap into peacefulness at the oceanside yoga shala, breathing in rejuvenating sea air with a massage in a beachside palapas. Community is valued here, and guests will be able to share the good vibes with one other as they embark on a trip to regenerative fulfilment. Playa Viva nurtures an uplifting wellness experience, one inviting an eagerness to share the joy and bring friends and family back with you on return trips.


Rates start at $270 per night. Schedule a complimentary travel consultation with Regenerative Travel here to learn more about Playa Viva.

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