Mindfulness is the basic human ability to be fully present, aware of where we are and what we’re doing, and not overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around us.
The goal of mindfulness is to wake up to the inner workings of our mental, emotional, and physical processes.
In a world driven by the pursuit of high performance, mindfulness is now seen as an essential part of overall wellness.
Here is our selection of the top 4 luxury mindfulness retreats:
AMANOI – NINH THUAN, VIETNAM
Amanoi – Ninh Thuan, Vietnam is a meditative retreat on the coast of Nui Chua National Park, one of Vietnam’s largest natural conservation sites.
Hugged by rolling, evergreen-covered hills, the resort looks over the East Sea and pristine Vinh Hy Bay.
The luxury hotel’s polished, slate pagodas peek out from a lush green landscape; its infinity pool segues into the sea; and its spa rests by a lotus-blossom-dotted lake.
Amanoi’s two Spa Houses are the first of their kind in Asia. The luxury resort features the serene lakeside Thuy Lien Spa House and the equally secluded An Son Spa House providing guests with completely private and comprehensive treatment facilities, including Banya and Hammam.
ABADÍA RETUERTA LE DOMAINE – VALLADOLID, SPAIN
A five-star wine and spa hotel in a former abbey with superb service and cuisine. The estate covers 1,730 acres with 500 acres of vineyards and is flanked by some of Spain’s most prestigious wineries.
The spa “Santuario LeDomaine” of Abadía Retuerta LeDomaine estate offers a Mindfulness Spa Experience which combines virtual reality with guided meditation.
The pre-treatment ritual combines body touch with an immersive virtual reality experience with audio that helps you to connect with your senses, free your mind and enhance your tranquility and energy.
A gentle massage awakens skin receptors to promote calmness and serenity, and 10-minute meditation helps you to relax and focus on the treatment for optimum results.
You could combine this with the spa’s new 3D Collagen Shock Facial, which combines three types of collagen to redefine and sculpt facial contours. Afterwards you can explore the rest of the spa’s 10,000-sq-ft facilities and maybe try out its oenotherapy spa program.
BANYAN TREE WELLBEING SANCTUARY – PHUKET, THAILAND
A private paradise of luxurious all-pool villas nestled around a salt water lagoon and surrounded by lush greenery.
The perfect destination for travellers who seek a luxury hideaway, a Golf Getaway, a relaxing staycation or a base from which to explore Phuket and its heritage, culture and stunning beaches.
Banyan Tree Wellbeing Sanctuary offers the time and space to combine lifestyle enrichment, intimate cultural insights and rejuvenating spa experiences into a single unique journey.
ANANDA IN THE HIMALAYAS – INDIA
Ananda is an award winning luxury destination spa resort located in the tranquil Himalayan foothills.
Close to the mythological cities of Haridwar and Rishikesh, surrounded by graceful Sal forests, overlooking the peaceful Ganga as it meanders into the distance.
Ananda is the spiritual pathway to the ultimate, discovered through the union of body, mind and soul.
As one of the best luxury wellness retreats in the world, Ananda integrates traditional Ayurveda, Yoga and Vedanta with international wellness experiences, fitness and healthy organic cuisine to restore balance and harmonize energy.
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