Around the world, several wellness destinations are famous for their rich wellness heritage, secluded, serene environments and sophisticated therapies aimed to connect and regenerate the soul and body. People travel to these destinations to improve their physical, mental and spiritual well-being. Certain areas are popular for their health and wellness retreats, but many more places offer well-being on a different level.
Below are 3 of the top wellness destinations in the world.
Blue Lagoon, Iceland
The Blue Lagoon is one of Iceland’s most famous tourist attractions. The spa is located on a lava field on the Reykjanes Peninsula, making its water rich in minerals such as silica and Sulphur that comes from a nearby geothermal power plant. Spa visitors can enjoy the Blue Lagoon’s warm waters and otherworldly scenery, as well as the fabulous hotel The Retreat at Blue Lagoon Iceland, which includes the 62-suite Retreat Hotel, the underground Retreat Spa, the geothermal Retreat Lagoon and Moss Restaurant.
Also, visitors looking to bring home the unique top-notch products used in the spa, can purchase Blue Lagoon skincare products directly from the shop on site. If you are a spa enthusiast and want to attain that degree of luxury with the inauguration of a retreat, then Blue Lagoon should be on your bucket list.
Saturnia is considered one of the most lavish spas in the world and a popular destination for wellness tourism, attracting many people from all around the globe. Located on the high plain of the Albegna Valley in Tuscany, the spa dominates the beautiful landscape of the interior area around Grosseto: tuff landmasses, gorgeous green stretches and classic Tuscan countryside roads presenting vista after panorama of the region’s tremendous beauty.
The key attraction of the Tuscan borgo of Saturnia is its Sulphur springs, which attract thousands of visitors each year who come to enjoy the remarkable medicinal powers of its water. The springs are responsible for Saturnia’s status as one of the Maremma’s most desirable holiday destinations. Just beyond the town center and the Terme di Saturnia’s opulent resorts and golf greens are Molino Falls, located near an ancient mill, and Gorello Falls, where the water gurgles at a hot 98.6°F. This vast natural spa is open to the public all year round.
Bali is an exotic place with an equally fascinating culture. This one-of-a-kind island is a treasure for individuals looking to better their mental and physical well-being. Aside from its culture, Bali is widely known for its natural beauty. If you wish to have a full-body detox while in Bali, you may pick from a range of detox and cleanse programs at health clinics throughout Bali. You can choose between a four-day or a seven-day retreat. Depending on the program, you might enjoy body washes and juice cleanses, steam baths and Infrared sauna sessions, Ayurvedic healing, Halotherapy and detox foot baths. Whatever you select, you will undoubtedly depart Bali feeling more rejuvenated and healthy than ever.
Moreover, you can get a relaxing Balinese massage, famously known for its calming and relaxing properties. The massage is culturally rich, drawing on Ayurveda and Chinese acupressure philosophy. You may be surprised to learn that traditional Balinese massage was a rigorous practice solely used as a curative therapy. Since the massage’s emphasis has altered throughout time, it is now a milder kind of leisure sought by both residents and visitors.
Have you ever been to any of the above three destinations? If yes, how was your experience?