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The village of St. Moritz, Switzerland is a prime destination for skiers who want to hit the , but the historic also offers delights for travelers beyond the powder. Dive into an infinity pool with mountain scenery, book a spa suite fashioned after a cave or take wellness programs such as "Releasing Physical & Emotional Pain" and "A Journey To Self Love."
Located on the South Island of New Zealand, is a wellness retreat focusing on mindfulness — the perfect building block for creating your fresh start. Partake in yoga, functional strength training, sub-alpine hiking, mindfulness practices and a daily massage. Retreats typically last about a week.
If your favorite way to start anew is by connecting with nature, there's no grander way to do so than becoming one with the waves. At the surf school, stay in luxurious rooms with ocean views and jungle surroundings, and dine on organic, farm-to-table food made with local ingredients. When it's time to hit the waves, sign up for surf coaching (for all levels!) and, after, enjoy a smoothie while your instructor reviews what's going well and what you can fix for the next surf session.
Drastically shift your view of the world by witnessing something magical: the Northern Lights. At , a hotel located less than an hour from Reykjavík, Iceland, soak in a warm outdoor pool as you view the spectacular lights. During the day, see volcanos during a jeep tour, go on a glacier hike or explore ice caves. The spa offers Icelandic treatments such as "Healing by Icelandic Nature" — meant to revitalize "body and soul."
Head to the Sal forests of Northern India to find , a luxury destination spa nestled on 100 acres overlooking the Ganges river valley. Workshops are available with visiting masters (think Ayurvedic doctors and healers), and traditional Hatha yoga and meditation classes are offered during your stay. Choose from meant to renew, detox and even achieve "spiritual balance."
has made its way onto many wanderlust wish lists — and for good reason. Guest rooms include deluxe water villas that let you sleep over the Indian Ocean, and the hotel is home to the famous underwater restaurant . Refresh your mind and body by soaking in a Jacuzzi on an overwater spa deck, taking private tennis lessons and sailing on the horizon.
Ponder the possibilities that lie ahead on a beach with clean white sand. The is a good choice if you don't want to spend your "recharge" vacation planning: The 5-star, all-inclusive resort offers cabanas on the shore, three cascading resort pools with sea views and a full-service spa if you want additional offerings such as chocolate body wraps, green tea body scrubs and a "."
Retreat to the lush greenery of Carmel Valley, California at , which is nestled on 28 acres of orchards, vineyards and gardens. Located just a little over an hour from San Francisco, the lodge and spa offers guests the chance to witness a true garden-to-table experience at the organic chef's garden, hike or horseback through the Santa Lucia mountains and sip vino in the Carmel Valley wine tasting rooms.
Let the chaos and confusion of everyday life fade away by spending time with gentle wildlife at , a resort that offers rooms, suites and private villas. Ride horses through the desert (there is also a horse course available to help you identify your communication challenges and strengths), learn about bees with the resort's bee expert or take culinary classes with a chef. Other activities include courses on maintaining mindful relationships and gratitude meditation.
The near Ubud, Bali calls itself a "Retreat for Change," and offers resident experts including a dietician, Ayurvedic doctor and yoga teacher. Stay in a suite or a private estate, and partake in massage therapy, dead sea mud therapy, tea ceremonies and chakra healing from traditional Balian healers. You can even take pre-dawn excursion that involves walking to the top of a volcanic cone on foot.
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