For those that call themselves yogis or for those just looking for a healthy vacation, yoga retreats are a REMARKable way to travel and give yourself a big does of healthy lifestyle at the same time. Check out these amazing vacation locations where your can express your inner yogi during your yoga retreat travel adventure!
For Yogis who enjoy their morning meditation on the beach, Aruba offers the ideal experience. The One Happy Island boasts year-round 82-degree weather with refreshing East trade wind breezes, making hot yoga dynamic yet comfortable, on Aruba’s pristine sun-kissed beaches. Manchebo Beach Resort Resort & Spa invites beginners and veterans alike to participate in twice-a-day yoga sessions in its beautiful outdoor Pavillion on the world-famous Eagle Beach. Advanced yogis often sign up for stand-up paddleboard and yoga, where they’re able to try challenging tree poses and more above the island’s turquoise waters. Lessons and classes are offered by a handful of companies and hotels on-island, and Manchebo Beach Resort & Spa even hosts yoga retreats from the United States each year. For more information on Aruba or its yoga offerings, visit www.aruba.com.
Omni Amelia Island Plantation
Nestled on Northeast Florida’s barrier island, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation offers yoga-enthusiasts a natural escape for a wellness getaway. An alluring hideaway among the grand Florida oaks, guests cross a wooden bridge over glass waters to the yoga treehouse, built with inspiration rom its natural setting. Guests breathe in light breezes while practicing deep yoga poses and tree top meditation or sink their toes into the sand with oceanfront classes on the Atlantic shoreline.
With 1,350-acres of canopied oaks and ocean views, the Omni Amelia Island Plantation offers 404 oceanfront guestrooms and 300 multi-bedroom villas. Boasting the most seaside golf holes in Florida, a world-renowned tennis complex, a nature-inspired spa and seven miles of trails through maritime forests, the recreational opportunities are endless. For more information, visit: www.omniameliaislandplantation.com.
The most diverse of each All Inclusive Collection property, Aventura Palace (to be rebranded Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya), offers the ultimate vacation for guests of all ages with both the adults-only and family friendly resort experiences. Offering a combined 1,266 guest rooms with ocean or lush tropical garden views, Aventura Palace has made its mark in Mexico as an unmatched Caribbean playground. Complete with expansive outdoor pools, inlet coves for snorkeling and kayaking, this all-inclusive escape offers seven restaurants, eight bars, 56,623 square feet of meeting space, a kids’ club and teen lounge, rock climbing wall, basketball court and a relaxing adults-only setting carefully designed to take the body, mind and spirit on a journey to purify the senses. Active guests enjoy a full range of activities including 100-foot climbing tower, 14-obstacle fitness trail, spinning room, full-service aerobic studio, fitness center, dive tank with scuba lessons, three lighted tennis courts, golf on two nearby courses, and snorkeling and swimming.
To book a vacation experience at Aventura Palace (to be rebranded Hard Rock Hotel Riviera Maya), visit www.aventurarivieramaya.com, call 888-680-7625, or contact your preferred travel professional.
Club Med Sandpiper Bay, Florida
In addition to being Club Med’s only all-inclusive resort in the United States, Sandpiper Bay in Port St. Lucie, Florida is the ideal destination for a relaxing yoga vacation.
As Club Med’s designated “premium sports” resort, Sandpiper Bay features a yoga program designed to balance the body and mind through a range of classes from high intensity to recharge/relax options. Club Med’s Fitness Academy trains guests in both group and individual yoga classes, and even provides complete personal fitness/nutrition assessments, tailored for each individuals needs — all while still enjoying an all-inclusive vacation. For those looking to continue their journey further, meditation classes are offered at serene locations around the resort.
Guests can unwind at the brand new Club Med Spa by L’Occitane, the first and only L’Occitane Spa in North America. For a truly different spa experience, guests enjoy the serenity of nature under shady, moss-draped oaks and twisted palms in the Zen Lounge – a custom-designed cabana in a Zen garden with relaxation chaises and a refreshment bar serving water and an assortment of teas. The entire spa experience and interior decor was specifically designed for Club Med Sandpiper Bay, to embody the genuine diversity of Florida, the Sunshine State and the Treasure Coast’s protected ecosystem.
Whether you travel with your family or as a couple, you’ll love the value of a Club Med all-inclusive escape where everything is included in one convenient price. Enjoy gourmet dining throughout the day prepared by international chefs, and a full open bar with premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages. Take part in an array of activities throughout the day, and enjoy nightly entertainment every evening. For more information about Club Med Sandpiper Bay, please visit sandpiperbay.clubmed.us or call 1-800-ClubMed.
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