Even a short break from the stress of everyday life is enough to trigger a renewed sense of health and well-being. But choose to spend your reprieve at a wellness retreat, and your mental and physical fitness will reach new heights. Resorts around the world offer health-focused programs for travelers looking to dine on waistline-friendly foods, tone up with fitness classes, relax the mind with meditation and indulge in revitalizing spa treatments.
These types of resorts span the globe, but deciding where to go shouldn't be stressful. To guide you to a healthy retreat, U.S. News Travel found 10 places — from Austin, Texas to Koh Samui, Thailand — to rejuvenate the body and soul.
Ojai Valley Inn & Spa
For some health-conscious travelers, the ideal vacation offers the perfect dose of tennis, biking and golf to get the blood pumping. Those travelers will find plenty of opportunities to soak up the great outdoors at the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa, built into green rolling hills and nestled in the shadows of California's Topatopa Bluffs mountain range. Complete with luxury accommodations, golf academies and even custom aroma-blending classes, the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa has something to satisfy any active traveler. And there's more to experience: "We also offer three spiritual journeys — astrological reading, creation of a personal mandala and card reading," added spa director Gloria Ah Sam. When it's time for a meal, Ojai Valley's team of 12 chefs offers meals prepared in part from produce grown on the property. And because no healthy vacation is complete without spa time, each Native American-inspired treatment at Spa Ojai aims to heighten your mental and physical wellness — sample a service like a Detox Massage or an Organic Sea Mineral Body Wrap.
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