Welcome, Mangata Travelers!
If your idea of a perfect vacation is visiting a place that allows you to unwind, relax and recharge, then the growing trend of “Wellness Travel” may be just what you need. Wellness retreats are geared toward the mind, body, and spirit, with everything from meditation and yoga to natural remedies and organic cuisine to a variety of outdoor activities. They’re places that travelers can leave feeling rejuvenated. I recently spent an incredible week doing just this at Rancho La Puerta. In addition, I have several others I highly recommend.
Mangata Travel’s Select Wellness Collection includes resorts that have been carefully chosen based on their unique amenities. Because of our relationship with these resorts, Mangata Travel can offer clients exclusive benefits when they book a vacation. Here’s a look at what some of these resorts have to offer.
Thailand. The Anantara Golden Triangle Elephant Camp & Resort, in Thailand, is perched on a ridge overlooking the hills of Thailand, Laos, and Myanmar. An elephant camp provides a unique opportunity to get close to these gentle giants. The resort offers massages and facials, spa treatments, cooking lessons and guided tours of the region, with its ancient temples and museums. Guests can use multiple running and walking trails, go biking and take part in outdoor yoga.
St. Lucia. For a beach vacation combined with outdoor activities including golf and scuba diving, consider a trip to Body Holiday, an all-inclusive luxury resort on the Caribbean Island of St. Lucia. Guests can try the resort’s exclusive body wrap and a relaxing massage, as well as the therapeutic mineral bath spa at colorful Diamond Falls. History buffs can explore Pigeon Island National Historic Park and the remains of an 18th-century fort.
Amsterdam. Travelers who want to get away from it all but still enjoy the excitement of a city should consider the Conservatorium in Amsterdam, an elegant hotel with easy access to all of the city’s cultural destinations. Enjoy Watsu, a gentle form of massaging and stretching in warm water, detox with a nutritionist and enjoy a personalized organic diet, while taking advantage of Amsterdam’s famous museums and picturesque parks and canals.
Riviera Maya. The Belmond Maroma, along Mexico’s Riviera Maya, is nestled between white-sand beaches and a 200-acre jungle and bordered by the world’s second longest barrier reef. It’s a perfect spot for exploring Mayan ruins, playing a round of golf or even swimming with the dolphins. Guests can enjoy rituals based on ancient Mayan healing techniques that use the natural powers of herbs to infuse the skin, as well as warm and relaxing water massages. The resort is also geared toward families, with a range of activities, children’s menus, and spa treatments.
Napa Valley. At Solage Calistoga, in California’s Napa Valley north of San Francisco, guests enjoy cleansing mud baths, water therapy and an oxygen infusion facial that hydrates and revitalizes. Eco-conscious travelers will appreciate the green design – including charging stations for electric cars. All rooms come with complimentary bikes for exploring. The resort is also a great starting point for exploring the area’s award-winning wineries, restaurants, galleries and spas.
Sound wonderful? Please contact Mangata Travel to plan your life-changing getaway!