by Mary Tjotjos


Caribbean—Wellness Destination Resorts

BodyHoliday

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 unimaginable list 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 a truly rejuvenating getaway. thebodyholiday.com


Caribbean—Resorts With Wellness Program

Antigua

Blue Waters Resort & 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

This all-inclusive property in Antigua, West Indies, is a pristine getaway, infused with island culture. Set in a rocky outcrop between secluded coves, with beautiful beaches, a spacious indoor/outdoor spa, wellness programs, two restaurants and 72 comfy but glamorous guest rooms, the property is also a certified "Green Globe" resort, recognized for environmental stewardship. To be certified, a property must meet or exceed metrics in areas such as greenhouse emission, energy efficiency, management of freshwater resources, ecosystem conservation and waste management. curtainbluff.com

Jumby Bay

Off the northeast coast of Antigua, Jumby Bay takes its name from “jumbee,” a colloquial Antiguan word for “playful spirit.” A classic, reimagined by the mighty Oetker family of hoteliers, the hotel 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 serums comprised of healing ingredients such as neem, lemongrass, aloe and coconut. Choose the Arawak Immersion, a wrap and foot/leg massage that uses ginger, castor leaves and coconut oil. oetkercollection.com


Anguilla

Malliouhana

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

This gorgeous getaway in Anguilla, features the Zemi Thai House Spa, a sanctuary with private spa suites, a yoga deck, the island’s only hammam, a fresh juice bar and so much more to set you on the path to wellness. 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


Bermuda

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

Melia Punta Cana Beach Wellness Inclusive for Adults Only

Melia Punta Cana Beach Wellness Inclusive is an adults-only, wellness-focused beach resort in Punta Cana Dominican Republic.  The wellness program focuses on mental, spiritual, social, physical, emotional and environmental wellness journeys, facilitated with meditation, sound healing, yoga, labyrinth experiences and more. The property features organic, vegan and vegetarian dining options—among more. melia.com


Dominican Republic

Half Moon Bay

Tucked away in a beautiful nature reserve in Jamaica, the Fern Tree Spa at Half Moon Bay in Montego Bay, Jamaica, 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

Few places remain that can nourish the soul as does Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve. Bounded by lapping Caribbean waves and lush pineapple gardens, this one-time Rockefeller retreat offers devoted embajadores who make this secluded paradise feel like home. Nestled within Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve, lies Spa Botánico–a sanctuary within paradise. This holistic refuge is dedicated to restoring both body and mind with botanical and healing traditions rooted in the local lands and signature Manos Santas rituals. ritzcarlton.com/doradobeach


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. jademountain.com


Turks & Caicos

Amanyara

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