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by Mary Tjotjos

Caribbean—Wellness Destination Resorts


Nestled into its own private cove on miles of white sand, surrounded by acres of tropical gardens and rainforest, BodyHoliday offers what could be called a truly restorative vacation. From its world-renowned spa and endless lists of sports and activities to its award-winning restaurants and wine salon, the BodyHoliday in St. Lucia strikes the right balance for those in search of true rejuvenation.  thebodyholiday.com

Caribbean—Resorts With Wellness Program


Blue Waters Resort & Spa

blue waters resort and spa

Antigua’s Blue Waters Resort & Spa is surrounded by cerulean waters and fresh air that is so pure and clean it makes guests take note. The spa features treatments based on beauty from the inside out, with a focus on mind-body balance and well-being. bluewaters.net

Curtain Bluff

Set in a rocky outcrop between secluded coves, with beautiful beaches, a spacious indoor/ outdoor spa, wellness programs, the property is also a. certified "Green Globe" resort, recognized for environmental stewardship.  curtainbluff.com

Jumby Bay

Off the northeast coast of Antigua, Jumby Bay mandates barefoot elegance as the order of the day. The all-inclusive hideaway keeps things posh, with a commitment to laid-back wellness. The spa takes inspiration from African and indigenous island traditions, with healing ingredients such as neem, lemongrass, aloe and coconut.   oetkercollection.com



This Auberge resort in gorgeous Anguilla offers horseback riding, stand-up paddleboarding, outdoor yoga and a beautiful new spa featuring wellness experiences based on local ingredients and traditions. aubergeresorts.com/malliouhana/wellness/spa

Zemi Beach House

Just a breath of Anguilla's seaborne air, or a moment on any of its 33 transporting beaches, feels like a mini wellness experience. At the gorgeous Zemi Beach House, well being soars to new heights at a 300-year-old structure, transported from Thailand as its Thai House Spa, offering guests global healing motifs, with private spa suites, a yoga deck, a fresh juice bar and more.    zemibeach.com

The Bahamas

Rosewood Baha Mar

This hot property in the Bahamas offers not one but two wellness programs: at Asaya, where you set your wellness goals and experts on-site help support you, and the Sense Spa. Both rely on local offerings and traditions to help guests experience wellness. rosewoodhotels.com/en/baha-mar


Cayo Espanto

An award-winning private island, Cayo Espanto is off the coast of Belize—and off the beaten path, a place to explore the world's second-largest barrier-reef system, go on bird-watching and jungle tours, or embrace wellness treatments in your private villa. 


Copal Tree Lodge

A luxury eco-lodge in Belize with a 3000- acre sustainable farm, Copal is surrounded by 22,000 acres of rainforest preserves in the southernmost part of Belize, Hands-on workshops on coffee, chocolate and local produce are offered at the Farm Center, and most of the restaurant's food is sourced from the Farm. The Jungle Spa— a wellness sanctuary— features an incomparable setting and a menu wellness offerings. 


Hidden Valley Inn & Reserve

hiden valley inn and reserve

Finding harmony with nature, and yourself, is easy at the intimate Hidden Valley, a private nature reserve on 7,200 acres of wilderness in the Maya Mountains of Belize. With yoga platforms adjacent to waterfalls—and yoga retreats on offer—Hidden Valley is a wellness sanctuary.   hiddenvalley.com

Naia Resort & Spa

Across 19 acres in Belize that include a tranquil forest and lily-covered lagoon, Naia is a sanctuary of self-care. The spa features five over water treatment suites, a private island suite, yoga and movement studio and a host of experiences designed to help you slow down  and relax.  naiaresortandspa.com

Thatch Caye Resort 

thatches caye

On Thatch Caye Island, a private island in Belize, this sustainable resort is also a wildlife sanctuary. Built with local organic materials, the property hosts yoga and wellness retreats, and the natural landscape is a perfect setting for restoring mind-body balance.  thatchcayebelize.com


Rosewood Tucker’s Point

Only fresh, local ingredients are used at Rosewood Tucker’s Point for one-of-a-kind wellness treatments. This relaxing sanctuary for mind, body and soul offers four swimming pools and a fully equipped fitness center, in addition to its world-class Sense spa. rosewoodtuckerspoint.com

Cayman Islands

Le Soleil d’Or

Le Soleil d’Or is a secluded resort just an hour’s flight from Miami. With its 20-acre organic farm, guests can take advantage of a range of farm-to-table wellness experiences, along with farm-to-spa-table treatments. lesoleildor.com

Dominican Republic


The Amanera Wellness Casa is a sanctuary focused on the pull of earth, sky and ocean, with healing wellness treatment—some incorporating gemstones—created to synchronize with nature traditions inspired by the indigenous Tanio people of the Dominican Republic. Larimar, a deep blue gem unique to the country, is threaded through rituals designed to promote well-being.  amanera.com

Melia Punta Cana Beach Wellness Inclusive for Adults Only

Melia Punta Cana in the Dominican Republic offers a wellness program focused on mental, spiritual, social, physical, emotional and environmental wellness journeys, facilitated with medication, sound healing, labyrinth experiences and more .  The property features organic, vegan and vegetarian dining options—among more.



Half Moon Bay

Tucked away in a beautiful nature reserve in Jamaica, the Fern Tree Spa at Half Moon Bay in Montego Bay, is a wellness mecca in the Caribbean, featuring local, organic ingredients and traditional Jamaican healing remedies, a cafe with raw vegan dishes and cold-pressed drinks, an outdoor yoga pavilion and meditation labyrinth, intended to coax guests back to wellness. halfmoon.com

Round Hill Hotel and Villas

Montego Bay, Jamaica, is where you’ll find Round Hill Hotel and Villas, a resort spread across 110 green acres, where luxury and wellness rehabilitation blend together seamlessly. roundhill.com

Puerto Rico

Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve

Bouned by lapping Caribbean waves and lush pinapple gardens, this one time Rockefeller retreat offers devoted embajadores who make this secluded paradise feel like home. Nestled within DoradoBeach, Ritz-Carlton Reserve, lies Spa Botanico— a holistic refuge dedicated to restoring both body and mind with botanical and healing traditions rooted in the local lands and signature rituals. 


Finca Victoria

Journey to a hilltop in Puerto Rico to restore the body, mind and soul with organic vegan cuisine, botanical-based treatments, multiday Ayurvedic retreats and more. The sustainable design—and rooms like the Tree House and Invisible House— further help connect guests to the lush natural setting.  


St. Barths

Hotel Manapany

On the chic island of St. Barths, Hotel Manapany is only five-star eco-resort. With 43 villas and suites, the hotel relies only on electric cars, and produces its own water. The chef grows organic vegetables and partners with local fisherfolk. The spa features vibrant wellness programming that sync mind, body and spirit, with hiking, aqua yoga, surf. lessons and more.   hotelmanapany.com

Saint Kitts & Nevis

Park Hyatt St. Kitts

The beautiful Park Hyatt St. Kitts, with its Miraval Life in Balance Spa, brings a Zen vibe to the Caribbean, with wellness services and experts to enhance well-being. The property’s ethos of clean luxury—its spare and warm aesthetic, echoing the natural landscape—creates a haven of tranquility. stkitts.park.hyatt.com

Saint Lucia

Jade Mountain

Jade Mountain St. Lucia, is the go-to for a carefully curated wellness experience. Guests can choose from a range of spa treatments available in a range of beautiful sanctuaries: their private infinity pool; Jade Mountain's boutique spa, Kai en Ciel; the Kai Belté spa located on Anse Chastanet beach or the Kai Mer spa cottage. The spa offers an extensive healing menu, with classic, Ayurvedic and holistic services, and the property features yoga, estate bike trails for biking, jogging and hiking on the 600-acre estate.


Marigot Bay Resort

On the idyllic island of St. Lucia, Marigot Bay's Spa Village features a holistic nature-focused approach to wellness starting with the beautiful botanical gardens surrounding Marigot Bay and ending with treatments inspired by the sea. 


Stonefield Resort

An intimate resort in Saint Lucia, with only 17 villas— each with a private pool—and gorgeous views, Stonefield Resort features wellness retreats and a lovely spa.  


Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort

St. Lucia's Sugar Beach is spread across 100 acres of untouched tropical rainforest. The Rainforest Spa, inspired by St. Lucia culture, offers an immersive wellness experience: treehouse treatments plus bathing in waterfalls and volcanic sulfur springs in the nearby jungle. 


Windjammer Landing


A sanctuary overlooking Labrelotte Bay, in Saint Lucia, with a 5,000-square-foot spa and wellness space, dedicated to helping guests reconnect with health and well-being. Treatments connect guests to nature and the vibrant St. Lucian culture, focusing on balance and self-care.


Turks & Caicos


Amanyara, in Turks & Caicos, is set on a nature preserve, which is, in and of itself, healing. There is also a Nature Discovery Center, yoga on the beach, a gorgeous Asian-inspired spa and a menu of wellness programs to help you achieve your goals. aman.com/resorts/amanyara

COMO Parrot Cay

Reopened late last year, the Turks & Caicos resort known for its holistic wellness program and barefoot luxury draws a dedicated crowd of A-list celebrities and wellness obsessives who come for the serene setting, organic spa treatments, fresh healthy food and extensive programming. comohotels.com/en

Wymara Resort & Villas 

On a pristine beach in Turks & Caicos, Wymara offers an effortlessly elegant wellness experience, with an organic spa and range of fitness and wellness initiatives that will inspire inner place and well-being.    wymararesortandvillas.com