Flexibility: High 

Social Engagement: High

What’s What: Wellness is a much-used catchall term for making holistic choices. The world has become flooded with ways to relax, unplug and cultivate wellness. If choosing between the variety of tools out there designed to keep you healthy and happy have you wondering what to do next, you should consider a well-chosen wellness getaway. Vacayou takes the guesswork out of wellness vacations and experiences, so you can get right to taking some you time.

Amava Take: Vacayou presents unique wellness experiences and active adventure trips around the world, from yoga retreats to biking and hiking to spa getaways. Vacayou’s experts find and curate the best experiences, making it easy for you to discover and book wellness retreats. Check out these exciting choices: 

Time for You at Lake Austin Resort – Austin, TX 

The Lake Austin Spa Resort has only 40 rooms all perched up on a hill and facing the lake  (which is actually not a lake but the Texas Colorado River). This tranquil spot allows you to participate in water activities such as boat cruises, sculling, Hobie pedal boards, stand up paddleboarding, kayaking and hydro-biking. The Vacayou package for Amava Members includes $160 Spa & Fitness credit per person, per night. 

Mother-Daughter Wellness Getaway – Poconos, PA 

Share a special retreat and strengthen your mother-daughter bond on 500+ pristine wooded acres with a 15-acre private lake, The Lodge at Woodloch is an award-winning destination spa resort located in Northeast Pennsylvania. Enjoy lavish accommodations, exceptional dining, outdoor adventures, fitness and wellness programs and educational forums. The Vacayou package for Amava Members includes 30% off regular rates with a 2-night minimum.

2 Nights Wellness Vacation in Wine Country – British Columbia, CA 

As one of the few British Columbia, Canada resorts offering special packages focused on promoting whole body wellness, Sparkling Hill Resort has become a premier health and wellness destination leader in North America. Located in the Okanagan Valley, the resort offers custom wellness programs designed in-house by a team of healthcare professionals and integrates the best of traditional European wellness spa treatments as well as holistic services at the Wellness Center’s 40,000 sq. ft. KurSpa. The Vacayou package for Amava Members includes two $150 vouchers for KurSpa treatments or products.

Essential Yoga Weekend Retreat – Ivins, UT 

Red Mountain Resort is the perfect setting to take a step back, dive deeper into your Yoga practice and connect with like-minded individuals, while breathing in fresh air and the serene beauty of Southwestern Utah. The retreat will revisit foundational practices of yoga including Vinyasa, Gentle, meditation, and breath awareness. You may choose to stay active from sun up to sun down or to take a little relaxation time in between your scheduled activities. The Vacayou package for Amava Members includes a complimentary room upgrade (if available at the time of booking).

From the Front Lines:

What kinds of people tend to enjoy Vacayou trips?

Wellness seekers looking for ways to unplug and reconnect with what’s really important.

 Any tips for first-timers to make it a productive and fulfilling experience?

Bring an open mind and commit to practicing wellness.

What’s a typical daily schedule like? 

Most wellness retreats have a menu of classes, treatments and meals to optimize your self-care.

From the Trenches:  

What interests you most about taking a wellness vacation?

I’m committed to giving myself the space and time to let go of stress and really take care of myself.

What do you think is the added value to booking through Vacayou?

Vacayou takes out the guesswork by doing all the research. They negotiate amazing packages at top-flight locations so I can just breathe.

What’s the experience you’re most excited about?

For me, the mother-daughter experience with my adult child!

Special Requirements: Some resorts are adults only, so check the details. 

Setting it Up: Vacayou has it all worked out.