Water-adjacent wellness retreats are gaining popularity, and it's not hard to see why. The serenity that proximity to the water offers is unparalleled, making it the perfect place to disconnect and rejuvenate. Amanyara in Turks and Caicos, The Rooster in Antiparos, and the new Six Senses in Ibiza offer unique wellness programming that more than makes up for time spent strapped into an airplane seat...
Amanyara is a sanctuary nestled in over 18,000 acres of lush nature reserve along the famously pristine sands of Turks and Caicos. Upon arrival, guests meet with the wellness director to customize an itinerary based on their goals. Relaxation and transformation take center stage with strengthening classes at the Erika Bloom Pilates studio, yoga sessions on the deck, and restorative sessions like meditation and lymphatic massage work. Guests can also attend clinics with sports experts such as Maria Sharapova or Candice Appleby through the Legends program. Snorkeling, scuba diving, paddle boarding, spa treatments, or private yacht charters are also available.
The Rooster in Antiparos is a testament to sharp design eye and earthy-meets-five-star aesthetic. Athenian Athanasia Comninos started vacationing on this rocky island ten years ago, and her hotel features seventeen villas with private pools that come stocked with outstanding Greek rosé generously replenished daily. Wellness isn't really an add-on at The Rooster; it's the anchor. Expect morning Kundalini yoga, Qigong, sound healing, meditation, plant-based menus, and Ayurveda treatments like cupping or shirodhara.
Six Senses Ibiza is located on Cala Xarraca Bay near San Juan de Labritja village, where pine trees meet turquoise waters. It features 116 guest accommodations, including caves built into cliffs, plus villas with private pools overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Programs include yoga classes for all levels from Vinyasa to Yin Yoga; signature massages such as Tibetan Sound Healing Massage; nutrition workshops; farm-to-table cooking classes using local ingredients from organic farms on-site; outdoor activities like kayaking or snorkeling; personalized wellness programs tailored to individual needs by resident experts. These water-adjacent wellness retreats offer something for everyone seeking relaxation while being surrounded by natural beauty. Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to unwind in a peaceful environment with top-notch amenities and programming tailored specifically for your needs - these destinations are worth flying for!