12 hottest wellness destinations for 2023

There is no better way to restore health, revitalize your body and mind, refresh your soul, focus on fitness goals for the new year, or spend time with family and friends relaxing and basking in the sun than at a wellness destination.

The wellness specialists at Health and Fitness Travel have rounded up their top 12 hottest wellness program destinations worldwide, covering Bali to Vietnam, Austria to Italy, World Cup Host, Qatar and many more.

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Wellness travel remains one of the top trends for those dedicated to a healthy lifestyle routine and exercise, as well as those who need a break from the normal routine of daily life to improve their health and well-being.

Here are some places wellness travelers can look forward to visiting in 2023 – one for each month of the year.

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De-stress at REVIVO Wellness Resort, Bali

After the festivities of the autumn and winter holidays, January is a good time to listen to what the body needs. Located on a secluded property on the island of Bali, this resort is surrounded by lush vegetation that provides a calm and relaxing atmosphere.

Wellness included at TIA Wellness Resort, Vietnam

From a private beach to daily spa treatments along with healthy food, fitness and leisure activities, this Da Nang resort offers a wellness holiday in February that includes group wellness activities, tai chi and snorkeling with tropical fish.

Mayr Metabolic at Park Igls, Austria

Mayr Metabolic is located in a private sanctuary in the Austrian Alps, surrounded by mountains overlooking the oldest park in Austria. Stunning views compliment healing methods designed for guests with allergies, disorders of fat and glucose metabolism, skin conditions and more.

Initial and final medical exams allow guests to see the benefits of these cleansing treatments.

Menopause and Stress Retreat, Longevity Health and Wellness Hotel, Portugal

Guests can join Dr. Marilyn Glenville, an expert in finding natural responses to combat menopause at this Algarve location in April. Retreat activities include spa treatments, yoga, pilates and cooking demonstrations with healthy nutritional recipes.

Holistic Fitness Retreat at Preidlhof, Italy

Overlooking the Dolomite Mountains and surrounded by nature, this World Heritage Site makes the most of its stunning setting in Italy’s South Tyrol.

Wellness activities in the May retreat include forest bathing, cycling, tours and excursions, hiking, laughter yoga and healthy Mediterranean cuisine.

Yoga & Pilates Retreat at Longevity Health and Wellness Hotel, Portugal

Held on the coast of the Algarve, this wellness retreat program is led by Jessica Lambert, a yogi and pilates expert in June. Guests will improve strength and mobility through Vinyasa Yoga, tone through Pilates, increase heart rate through circuit training and improve overall fitness.

Fusion Fitness at Casale Panayiotis, Cypress

With a focus on fusion fitness, this Cypress resort in the picturesque village of Kalopanayiotis offers not only breathtaking mountain scenery, but individually focused fitness plans that begin with a personal lifestyle consultation.

Fusion Fitness at Borgo Egnazia, Italy

A visit to Borgo Egnazia in August is an opportunity to be treated like royalty in a castle-like accommodation.

Guests can participate in combat boxing or self-defense training, find better awareness through N’ama Ste Yoga or cycle through the olive groves surrounding the retreat. The evening brings a trip to the fishing village of Savelletri to enjoy locally sourced fresh food.

Immunity Boosting Detox and Santani Wellness Resort & Spa, Sri Lanka

During September, this wellness program in southern Sri Lanka focuses on strengthening the immune system, detox, meditation and relaxation. Each guest is offered a personal wellness consultation with an individual diet and spa treatment plan.

Yoga & Wellness Retreat at Longevity Health and Wellness Hotel, Portugal

With some of the most stunning beaches in Europe, the Algarve’s Golden Triangle is known as a popular holiday destination. It is also home to this hotel’s wellness program guided by Matt Huy and Saz Newman through a range of yoga from yang to yin classes, yinyasa and ashtanga, to ab tensing core yoga.

Panchakarma at Ananda in the Himalayas, India

Doctors at this November Himalayan location use Ayurvedic science to take the body on a personal journey of digestive health with cellular and gastrointestinal restoration. Set in a tranquil peaceful mountain atmosphere, guests can expect improved skin quality, energy and mental clarity.

Family discovery at Zulal Wellness Resort, Qatar

During December’s comprehensive wellness holiday, families can bond and make memories at a secluded beach destination with turquoise waters. Family activities abound along with a range of healthy eateries tailored for the whole family.

For more information on these five- to seven-night packages, guests can visit the Health and Fitness Travel page here.

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