By TERESA TRAVERSE
If healthy new habits are your goal in the New Year, wellness and feeling your best is just one trip away.
Getting healthier is at the top of most lists of resolutions in the New Year. These luxury resorts can help you get there in style. At many of these top wellness destinations, guests can work one-on-one with experts to develop and achieve their goals—all in a luxe setting where spa treatments, healthy menus and daily fitness classes reign supreme. From the the first wellness resort in a suitably named place called Carefree, Arizona to a historic hotel in a German spa town, discover these five healthy living resorts.
CIVANA Carefree, Arizona
Civana is metro Phoenix’s first wellness resort that’s designed for travelers to discover “next generation wellness.” Founded by the names behind wellness powerhouses like Miraval and Canyon Ranch, Civana is designed around four pillars: Discovery and Enrichment, Healing Arts/Spa, Healthy Cuisine and Movement. Although it first opened in 2017, the spa made its debut in December of 2018, marking the completion of the property. Guests can look forward to a state-of-the-art 22,000 square foot spa. The spa—which stands for Salus Per Aquam or health through water—features hydrotherapy like tepidarium, hot/cold walking pools, a cold plunge shower, an outdoor adults-only pool, a Watsu treatment pool and a saunarium.