There are many different reasons for taking a vacation, and often having a relaxing and rejuvenating experience is high on the list. And yet we often choose vacation locations and circumstances that end up being anything but relaxing or restful. Here are some spots to go when wellness and relaxation are truly your main priority.

Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Bahamas

The Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat, Bahamas is a serious ashram with a focus on yoga. You can expect to get up at 530 AM to practice with two hour yoga classes twice a day. All of the food is vegetarian and between the classes and workshops you can get massages or hang out on the beach.

Aqua Wellness Resort, Nicaragua

The Aqua Wellness Resort in Nicaragua is a wellness focused resort with rustic vibes but all the amenities. The design of the hotel is an eco-friendly one with super healthy food, lots of beautiful nature around, and plenty of treatments from facials to massage.

Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur

The Post Ranch Inn in Big Sur is build in a way that it blends it great with the surrounding redwood forest. All the rooms either have ocean or mountain views, as well as fireplaces and decks. Activities include yoga as well as shamanistic services like soul retrieval.

Asclepios Wellness and Healing Retreat, Costa Rica

Asclepios Wellness and Healing Retreat in Costa Rica is actually located pretty close to the airport which makes it a convenient spot, and yet it is far enough away from the hustle and bustle of San Jose to be a quiet and relaxing retreat. It has a spa, fitness center, pool, and entirely organic restaurant.

Haramara Retreat, Sayulita, Mexico

The Haramara Retreat in Sayulita Mexico is a luxury yoga retreat that is located on 12 acres by the ocean. The retreat has little impact on the environment thanks to how the structures were built, and the only places on location that have electricity are the yoga studio and the restaurant. Each room is a standalone one with just gauze curtains and mosquito nets, no full walls or electricity. The restaurant serves both seafood and vegetarian fare, and the place is catered toward those who are serious about detoxing or ultimate relaxation away from the rest of the world.

Canyon Ranch, Tucson

Canyon Ranch in Tucson is located near the Santa Catalina mountains and is an all inclusive resort and health spa. In addition to wellness this spot is focused on nutrition and fitness. It’s a great spot for people who are trying to jumpstart a healthy eating and fitness oriented lifestyle, as well as a relaxing place for people to visit who take those lifestyle choices very seriously.

Hidden Pond, Maine

Hidden Pond in Maine has 36 bungalows and cottages on 60 acres of land. The spot is popular with couples who like to relax there together as well as families since the cottages have their laundry and kitchens and the resort is close to the beach. Yoga, walks, and upscale healthy eating are on the agenda.

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