6 wellness retreats in the tropics

Tropical getaways provide the perfect opportunity to spend time with your loved ones and explore new destinations. However, they can also help you take a break from the daily grind and focus on your well-being. To help you plan the ultimate wellness retreat in paradise, we rounded up six resorts with incredible health-focused amenities. From serene spa facilities to expert-led fitness classes and activities that will help you put your phone down and stay in the moment, these resorts provide the ideal setting for rejuvenating your mind, body and spirit.

Woman practicing yoga by the ocean
Find your Zen at Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort

Take a break from the everyday at Kore Tulum Retreat and Spa Resort, an adults only seaside sanctuary. Set along Tulum’s tranquil white-sand shores, this boutique-style resort is the perfect place to get immersed in tropical tranquility. You can spend your day in a glamorous infinity pool overlooking the ocean or get active and embark on a leisurely cruise through the colourful streets of Tulum with complimentary bike rentals. You can also enjoy an array of wellness programs including yoga classes on the beach, mindful meditation and traditional Mayan spa treatments, all of which will have you feeling renewed and refreshed.

Ayurvedic Centre at BodyHoliday Saint Lucia
Balance your mind, body and spirit at BodyHoliday Saint Lucia

BodyHoliday Saint Lucia provides luxurious island escapes focused on fitness, health and well-being. This resort offers vacationers one of the world’s best tropical spa and wellness retreats. Their well-being experience offers Ayurveda treatments (lifestyle-focused practices that originated in India over 5,000 years ago) together with restorative beauty therapy, exercise classes and nutritious dining options. With an extensive list of resort-offered activities, you can reconnect with nature on an adventure tour through lush Saint Lucian rainforest or embark on a snorkelling tour before enjoying complimentary treatments at five-star spa facilities.

White-sand beach lined with lounge chairs and umbrellas
Enjoy a digital detox at Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman

Take a break from technology and unplug in paradise at Margaritaville Beach Resort Grand Cayman. With an abundance of complimentary activities available, it’ll be easy to stop checking your email when you vacation at this resort. Enjoy a peaceful afternoon paddle boarding through calm blue waters, cycle along scenic trails on bicycles or practice mindfulness with a yoga class on the sparkling shores of Seven Mile Beach. If you’re looking to soak up the sun, you can dip into the pool and try a water aerobics class or relax on a comfortable lounge chair with a tropical cocktail in one hand and a good book in the other.

Spa treatment room at CHIC Punta Cana
Treat yourself to a spa day at Royalton CHIC Punta Cana

Rejuvenate your mind and body in style at Royalton CHIC Punta Cana Resort and Spa. This beachfront haven offers the best of both worlds, with an incredible party atmosphere and an assortment of health-focused amenities. Start your day with an oxygen shot from Detox Oxygen Bar which can elevate your mood, up your energy levels and help you recover from a night out or order a smoothie made with your favorite fruits. Afterwards, take advantage of unrivaled spa facilities and enjoy indulgent Aloe Vera or mud therapy treatments, soothing massages or take a dip in the refreshing hydrotherapy circuits.

Suspended bridge nestled within a lush Costa Rican rainforest
Clear your mind with a nature walk at Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica

Set on a black-sand beach and surrounded by lush greenery, Planet Hollywood Beach Resort Costa Rica is the ideal place to clear your mind and immerse yourself in nature. In the morning, embark on a guided nature walk along tropical trails where you can spot howler monkeys and other exotic animals or venture deeper into a rainforest and discover flowing waterfalls. Once you’ve worked up an appetite, fill up on nutritious and delicious foods at one of the resort’s top-notch à la carte restaurants which offer global-infused dining experiences with vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.

Six people doing a Royalton Fit™ class in the pool.
Get active at Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa

Royalton Riviera Cancun Resort and Spa’s Royalton Fit™ program makes it easy to stay on top of your fitness routine during your tropical getaway. Take advantage of impressive fitness facilities complete with state-of-the-art equipment or try out fitness and wellness classes led by certified instructors. With daily classes tailored to all workout levels, you can show off your moves at an Aqua Zumba class, feel the burn with TRX training or join the Beach Fitness Challenge. Once you’re finished with your workout, relax and recharge in the comfort of your suite, complete with premium amenities including a rain shower and handcrafted DreamBed™ mattress.

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