For many of us, what we want from a vacation is changing. Or, perhaps, our preferences are coming full circle. Since recreational travel evolved from being a luxury reserved for nobility to becoming a necessity for our sanity in the modern world, the industry has seen many developments.
In the 80s, 90s and early 00s, going on vacation meant either lazing on a beach drinking piña coladas all day (for which I’m still a firm advocate!) or packing in as many museums and cultural attractions as possible (love that too!). However, in the last decade or so, we have started to put our well-being first, dedicating holiday and vacation time to our mind, body and spirit. And so it was that luxury wellness travel became the new Grand Tour and an antidote to modern life!
Luxury Wellness Travel
More than a fad and Instagram opportunity, luxury wellness travel speaks to the heart of the modern psyche. We are a generation with the longest life expectancy. From old wives’ tales to medical journals to wellness gurus, we have instant access to information on the web about any ailment, twinge or wrinkle. We want more from our time. We want our holidays to rejuvenate, inspire and relax… And, if we find God in the process, well, that’s bonus!
Your Journey to Well-Being with Tripwix
Matching you with unique and inspiring experiences is what we do best at Tripwix. In all the destinations we serve, you will find a host of activities tailored for our more health conscious guests: from private yoga classes in stunning locations to personal chefs crafting a healthy menu for your stay, to guided meditations and retreats.
Read on to see how luxury wellness travel is evolving with Tripwix.
Eat Your Way to Health
Trade your cocktail for green juice! From healthy options to a full-on tailored diet throughout your entire stay, your waistline doesn’t need to suffer because you are on vacation. On the contrary, many guests choose luxury wellness travel to get in shape. In any of our destinations, we can organise tailored menus. Choose from low calorie, vegan, alkaline, keto diets and more, plus juice cleansing and other herbal options.
On the Riviera Maya, Mexico our local ambassador, Anna Schriemer has fabulous contacts to arrange authentic Mayan experiences. Become cleansed both physically and spiritually during a Mayan healing ritual in a traditional sweat-lodge known as a temazcal. Sacred hot stones smoulder in the centre of a specially designed tent. Cleansing steam forms when the stones are drizzled in fresh water from a naturally formed well (cenote) nearby, creating a natural steam room. Likewise, you might take part in an invigorating cacao ceremony that takes place in a sacred space built from natural materials, nestled among the trees.
Yoga and Meditation
Enjoy private yoga classes lead by professional instructors in the privacy of your luxurious rented villa. While many Tripwix villas have full gym equipment and dedicated spaces for yoga, you might want to take a yoga class on the beach or in nature. In many destinations, such as Punta de Mita, Riviera Maya and Comporta, we can also arrange guided meditation sessions.
Who doesn’t love a relaxing massage to soothe the mind, body and spirit as you listen to sounds of waves lapping on the sand or leaves rustling in the trees? But what about a whole massage detox program with juices, detox massages and meditation? Our specialist in Punta de Mita and Banderas Bay, Mexico can tailor massage programs to suit your specific needs. More about that coming up in a future blog post.
Salus Per Aquam
The undisputed healing property of water means that spa vacations remain as popular as they did in the times of the Romans. Contact us to recommend options for a divine spa retreat. Choose from homes with their own private spas like Casa Coco in Punta Mita, Mexico or allow us to recommend homes and hotels with access to 5-star spa facilities such as the Elements Spa at the Evolutee Royal Óbidos Spa & Golf Resort.
Venues for Wellness Retreats
If you are interested in running your own wellness retreat and need a unique, breathtaking venue, contact us directly for suggestions. We can recommend the perfect location. Alternatively, click here to browse our complete inventory at your leisure. Paradise is the best venue for inspiring well-being.
Contact us today and we’ll craft a trip that sends you home feeling rejuvenated and eager for life!