We can all use a little reboot whether it be from a busy work schedule or the demands of family and friends. Maybe just reading about these amazing places can inspire you to bring a little healing home. These are three of our faves for varying reasons…enjoy.
Gora Kadan Hakone
Located in the picturesque Hakone region, a national park area full of mineral hot springs and stunning natural beauty, Gora Kadan is a ‘ryokan’ or traditional Japanese guest house. A former retreat of the Imperial Family, the exquisite, minimalist rooms invite you to slow down and immerse yourself in an ancient way of life. The luxury and simplicity will leave an indelible impression on your mind, body, and spirit. (www.gorakadan.com)
Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa
For an unforgettable retreat with a focus on sustainable living, try the Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa, in the High Sonoran Desert north of Tucson. Consistently ranked as one of the world’s top destination spas, this all-inclusive resort offers fitness opportunities from yoga to rock climbing to horseback riding, as well as guided hikes in the beautiful Catalina Mountains. (www.miravalresorts.com)
La Reserve Spa Ramatuelle
With all the grand pampering of a Swiss-style spa in an idyllic setting on the French Riviera, La Reserve Ramatuelle has a different vision of luxury. Nestled in the hills above Saint Tropez, you can experience a completely personalized program tailored to your needs. Their multi-disciplinary team of therapists offers the latest advances in health, fitness, and aesthetics—including beauty treatments to rejuvenate both body and spirit. (www.lareserve-ramatuelle.com)