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Clients may think that the hallmarks of a Caribbean beach — endless stretches of white sand and impossibly clear blue waters, all best enjoyed in seclusion — also comprise the pinnacle of a Caribbean vacation.
But with the added element of staying at a wellness-oriented luxury resort, clients can feel truly transformed. As one of the fastest-growing sectors of the travel industry, wellness tourism offers a wealth of benefits to travelers, including a heightened focus on healthy food options, custom workout regimens and unique spa treatments.
For clients seeking a healing body and mind experience in the Caribbean, recommend these health and wellness resorts.
BodyHoliday Saint Lucia (St. Lucia)This all-inclusive wellness resort on St. Lucia is perfect for active clients or those looking to whip themselves into shape on their next Caribbean vacation. It offers a plethora of fitness classes, guided excursions, meditation sessions and many other activities that nourish the body and mind.
Guests can customize their own itineraries; offered activities include scuba diving, fencing, archery, tennis, kayaking, sailing and windsurfing. Afterward, they can unwind with daily spa treatments, which are included in the all-inclusive stay.
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The resort also promotes farm-to-table culinary experiences, so ingredients are locally sourced and organic. For an additional fee, guests can enjoy tailored meals based on their dietary preferences and participate in a foraging outing on the resort’s own organic farm.
Carlisle Bay (Antigua)The five-star Carlisle Bay’s wellness offerings range from a comprehensive fitness center to its first-ever yoga and integrative health retreat from May 28 to June 1, 2020, which will lead participants through acupuncture treatments, a personalized massage, yoga classes, meditation sessions and nature walks.
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The resort also hosts regular yoga classes for beginners and experts alike as well as a beauty salon to satiate any traveler’s pampering needs. Perhaps most notably, the hotel offers a wide range of facials, body treatments and massages.
Como Parrot Cay (Turks and Caicos)Located on the remote, private island paradise of Parrot Cay in Turks and Caicos, Como Parrot Cay features some of the best spas in the Caribbean, since therapists are handpicked for their unique specialties.
The luxury resort also offers ayurvedic therapy, a form of therapy that has historical and ideological roots in Indian traditions. Indonesian, Indian, Thai and prenatal massages are available as part of the hotel’s extensive massage treatments, too. Primarily for guests seeking relaxation, Como Parrot Cay also features Pilates and yoga — including occasional yoga retreats — for more active clients.
CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa (Anguilla)The five-star CuisinArt Golf Resort & Spa on Anguilla evokes the fresh, clean design of iconic Greek whitewashed architecture. The sprawling property combines extensive spa treatments, fitness facilities, varied food menus and golfing. Among the hotel’s health and wellness highlights are organic facials, hydrotherapy, water-based spin classes and stand-up paddleboard yoga.
After re-centering their bodies and minds, guests can indulge in fresh seafood with international flair at restaurants Tokyo Bay and Santorini at The Clubhouse. The recently renovated CuisinArt Golf Club, designed by renowned golfer Greg Norman, gives visitors dramatic views of the island’s coastal expanse, with the nearby island of Saint Martin and the Caribbean Sea on the horizon.
Petit St. Vincent Resort (St. Vincent and the Grenadines)The 24 luxurious, spacious cottages of Petit St. Vincent Resort are uniquely suited for a completely unplugged vacation to focus on clients’ welfare. Guests will feel like they have the entire island of Petit St. Vincent to themselves as they enjoy the Balinese spa, yoga pavilions, various watersports and hiking trails in maximum privacy.
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In addition to having an assortment of gourmet restaurants, the resort will also host talks and tastings by international rum and wine experts throughout the rest of 2019 and 2020 as part of an exclusive culinary event lineup.