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Where to Find the Most Exclusive Wellness Spa Resorts in the United States

by Jarone Ashkenazi

Nov 22, 2023

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Health & Wellness

Sometimes you need to break away from the stresses of daily life to focus on your physical, psychological and spiritual well-being. A place to reset your intentions with the aid of expert staff, luxurious treatments and guided classes. So, if you’re looking to improve your health and wellbeing, these top wellness resorts in the United States help you rest and recharge.


Golden Door

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Golden Door

As the first destination spa in North America, Golden Door takes inspiration from the Japanese ryokan and recently unveiled a multimillion-dollar renovation to the property earlier this year. The bespoke experience empowers each guest to achieve a healthy mind, body and spirit, and presents a welcome throwback to quieter, unplugged times. Treatments, services, fitness classes, meals and car transportation are all included in the price you pay for your seven-day stay.


Miraval Resorts

Providing three unique wellbeing destinations (Tucson, Arizona; Austin, Texas; and Lenox, Massachusetts) designed to help guests create a life in balance through mindfulness, Miraval Resorts & Spas present an immersive and experiential approach to wellness. Miraval Arizona taps into the restorative stillness of the Sonoran Desert with an extensive menu of daily offerings; Miraval Austin offers sessions honoring nature, nurturing the mind and refreshing the soul; while Miraval Berkshires helps guests by promoting inner wellbeing and mental health regeneration.



mii amo

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Mii amo

The destination spa in Sedona, Arizona — which underwent a $40 million renovation and expansion in February — has stood as a pillar for its ability to help guests embrace the power living within them. Acclaimed for its connection with nature and the focus on holistic wellbeing offerings, guests can enjoy guided meditations and restorative treatment along with three-, four-, seven- or 10-night, all-inclusive journeys.



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Sensei Lanai, A Four Seasons Resort

Guests embark on a personal journey toward greater wellbeing at the idyllic and secluded Hawai’ian island. The adults-only luxury property presents a 5-star experience built around the Sensei Way, which distills preventive health science, data and research into three simple paths for everyday living: move, nourish and rest. Guests are presented with Sensei Guides, a wellness team on site and programs like Rest & Recovery, all tailored to each guest.


Castle Hot Springs

Prioritizing nature over fabricated amenities, Castle Hot Springs is a tranquil luxury oasis offering immersive outdoor wellness experiences combined with regenerative soaking in mineral-rich hot springs. An hour’s drive north of Phoenix, the resort is tucked into the Bradshaw Mountains and draws inspiration from the land and healing waters of the natural hot springs. Carrying the philosophy of “wellness through water” they also offer signature, nature-driven spa offerings and treatments.


Lake Austin Spa Resort

Wellness meets the water at this all-inclusive destination spa and wellness retreat set within a pristine lakeside location on the shores of Lake Austin. From water-based activities to fitness classes, wellness lectures to yoga classes offered, guests also enjoy mindful dining under the resort’s philosophy of The Nurturing Table. The resort recently announced year-round Wild Water Wellness programming, which complements their wellness-focused fitness activities embracing Blue Mind with its Ripple Effects programming.


The Ranch Malibu

Set amidst picturesque landscapes of the Santa Monica Mountains, The Ranch Malibu offers structured wellness programs designed to rejuvenate your body and mind. With a maximum capacity of 25 guests, throughout their stay, from morning hikes to afternoon fitness to yoga classes to daily massages, guests are also offered health services and treatments such as IV therapy and cryotherapy saunas. Included also is an organic, plant-based diet.


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