With cold weather and holiday stress on the way, tropical vacations and wellness retreats may be top of mind. Luckily, a slate of recent openings and planned debuts in 2023 leave no shortage of places to visit.
With treatment offerings galore — from traditional facials and massages, thermal suites, hammams and even educational experiences on the art of energetic love making — it may be best to leave no spa stone unturned.
Susurros del Corazón, Auberge Resorts Collection
Susurros del Corazón, Auberge Resorts Collection.
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This November, Auberge’s newest resort opened in Mexico on the coast of Punta de Mita. The new resort’s spa, Onda, will open early 2023 and feature an array of wellness activities and programs including laughter yoga, heart chakra opening ceremonies and education around the art of energetic love making. The spa includes a fitness and movement center and 11 treatment rooms, offering traditional body work, aesthetic treatments, daily programming and fitness classes. For those looking for adventure outside the spa, the resort offers a whale-watching excursion where guests can experience whale songs, which are then recorded and edited into a personal keepsake.
The Peninsula Istanbul
The Peninsula Istanbul Thermal Suite.
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Set to open in early 2023, this waterfront property in Galataport Istanbul, Turkey, will feature 177 guest rooms and suites, as well as a 18,030-square-foot spa and wellness center. The wellness oasis will include traditional Turkish hammams, a thermal suite and a 25-meter indoor swimming pool, as well as eight private treatment rooms for wellness, beauty and relaxation-focused services. In-room wellness programs are set to include guided audio meditations, aromatherapy self care rituals and workouts.
The W Sydney, slated to open late 2022, is set upon the Darling Harbour near the city center with beaches and city landmarks nearby. The new location, made up of 585 guest rooms, will include an Away Spa with five treatment rooms and suites, relaxation pods, a beauty bar, sauna and steam rooms. Treatments will range from makeup and waxing services to body scrubs, facials and massages.
Six Senses Vana
Vana, a wellness retreat in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, in India, has rebranded as a Six Senses resort, which customizes stays for each guest’s personal wellness goals. During a minimum …….