From popular celebrity haunts to exclusive, under-the-radar oases, some of the world’s most luxurious wellness retreats are housed in The States. Whether you’re looking to perfect your posture at a yoga retreat, find your balance with a focus on mindfulness and meditation or kick your body back into shape with a high-intensity active retreat, the choice is seemingly endless. Looking for inspiration? Look no further than these luxury wellness retreats in the USA…
The award-winning, lake-front property lies just half an hour from the city centre, but it offers its guests an unparalleled peace and tranquillity. Its best-selling Resort Package is inclusive of three daily nutritious meals, accommodation in a luxurious, private lake-front property, round the clock access to the fitness facilities and up to 20 classes each day, as well as the resort’s lap indoor and outdoor pools. With easy access and flexible programming, it’s no wonder it’s one of the top wellness retreats in the USA.
In the Arizonan hinterland, Mii Amo spa is a spiritual and wellness centre which focuses on providing its guests with a transformative healing experience. Packages are available for three, four and seven nights in length, and are all inclusive of luxury accommodation, meals, and access to two spa services daily. Guests are also able to take part in the scheduled daily fitness activities and wellness sessions, as well as access to outdoor activities, including cycling, hiking and tennis.
Popular among A-listers and top business executives, The Ranch is renonwed for its seven-day signature programme which guests can repeat from one to four weeks, depending on their desired results. An intensive ‘no-options’ boot camp that combines eight-hours daily of hiking, yoga, HIIT fitness activities, weight training and cardio, the retreat promotes long-term lifestyle changes through educating guests on diet and nutrition, and helping detox from addictive substances like sugar, alcohol and tobacco. With tight calorie controls throughout the retreat, guests can expect to lose 3-6% of their body fat, making it a great option for anyone looking to lose weight, improve their athletic ability, and rejuvenate their lifestyle.
You can’t talk about the best luxury wellness retreats in the USA without mentioning Cal-a-Vie. Seven-night retreats are inclusive of four deep-tissue massages, accommodation with a King-sized bed, up to 16 spa treatments. Guests also receive a complimentary fitness evaluation and wellness consultation to help them set specific, personalised health goals for the future. Packages also include cooking demonstrations and lectures on health and nutrition. In keeping with the luxurious nature of the retreats, ladies receive a complimentary make-up application service while both men and women benefit from aromatherapy and hot stone massages, a seaweed wrap and multiple facials.
Technically located in Mexico, Rancho la Puerta sits just south of the USA border in the town of Tecate, California. Frequently named one of the world’s leading destination spas, this retreat facility focuses on offering those who venture there the space to reflect, refresh and recharge. With six choices of accommodation, a choice of mindfulness programmes, fitness sessions, art and cultural activities, cooking and nutritional seminars and nature a range of nature walks, the choice is seemingly endless.
One of the farther-flung wellness retreats in the USA, this remote island retreat is an all-inclusive resort nestled in the seclusion of Maui Island, Hawaii. Lumeria Maui offers an alternative wellness destination for those in search of a luxurious, fitness-focused holiday. Offering a range of yoga sessions, outdoor excursions and spa treatments, Lumeria Maui is in close proximity to hiking trails, beaches and notable surfing spots. All stays are inclusive of accommodation, healthy, nourishing meals, access to daily fitness, wellness sessions and signature treatments.
7. Miraval Resort & Spa
Miraval boasts three locations across the United States, in California, Texas and Arizona. Retreats at the Arizona destination resort are all about creating mindful moments that matter—and when you’re housed in one of the property’s 22 ultra-luxurious villas, it’s hard not to pause for a moment of reflection. Retreats are inclusive of accommodation, signature in-room amenities and unique, custom linen and bedding for your home away from home. Guests can also access the ‘curated’ menu of spa treatments, for a pampering session unlike any other.
Nestled among the dusty canyons of Southern Utah, Amangiri offers a desert getaway of unparalleled luxury. This minimalist wellness resort embraces its remote surroundings and superb spa treatments for a retreat that helps you get back to nature and digitally detox, if that’s your thing; otherwise, learn the traditions of the Navajo people from the local community, do a session with a fitness coach, or saltue the morning sun or evening stars in the canyon-facing yoga studio. Whatever your wellness needs, Amangiri has the experts on hand to get you started on your wellness journey.
9. Golden Door
One of the world’s most celebrated destination spas, and one of the top fitness and weight loss centres in the USA, Golden Door is one of the States go-to retreats for premier wellness programmes. The standard seven-night retreat includes a consult with a personal trainer and four private training sessions, a choice of over 40 fitness, mindfulness and self-improvement sessions, a fitness plan for when you return home, as well as daily massages, skin treatments, manicure and pedicures, and a health cuisine programme including cooking sessions and nutrition seminars. Guests have full access to the multiple state of the art gyms, swimming pools, water facilities, gardens and hiking trails, so there’s no excuse to not leave looking and feeling like your best self.
10. Canyon Ranch
One of the most renowned brands for luxury wellness retreats in the USA, Canyon Ranch has been hosting retreats for over 40 years at its locations in Massachusettes, Arizona, California and Nevada. From babymoons and digital detoxes to weight loss programmes and fitness boot camps, the retreats offered at Caynon Ranch place emphasis on enhancing your lifestyle at the retreat and when you return home. Retreats combine a mix of fitness activities, spa therapies, spiritual and alternative wellness modalities for a holistic and personalised approach to health.