The Best New Wellness Trips to Book in 2022
Welcome to the age of wellness travel. After nearly two years of uncertainty and unease, people seem to be craving the serenity and healthy boost a wellness trip can provide. A recent survey from American Express found that 68% of world travelers are likely to plan their next trip around improving their well-being—and the travel industry is listening. In the past year or so, there’s been a slew of new wellness hotel and spa openings around the world, all of which answer our craving for rest and relaxation. Because who wouldn’t want to treat themselves to a little TLC after the ~time~ we’ve had? (That said, make sure to check travel restrictions and requirements well ahead of your trip.)
Read on for the best new wellness trips to book this year, from tropical getaways to mountain adventures, so you can start 2022 off on the right (moisturized, tension-free) foot.
Best for communing with nature: Joali Being, Maldives
Though it’s hard to imagine not feeling amazing in the Maldives, there hasn’t been a resort there specifically dedicated to the wellness cause—until now. Joali Being, opened in November 2021, was designed to help you reconnect with yourself through reconnecting with Mother Earth. Tucked into the lush coconut palm groves of Bodufushi, a secluded private island in Raa Atoll, the 68-villa property is surrounded by crystal-clear lagoons and beautiful beaches so unspoiled, they’ll make you feel more fresh and free just by looking at them. But Vitamin Sea is not the only natural healer here. Joali Being also has all sorts of incredible wellness facilities that harness the power of the earth, from an overwater meditation deck to an outdoor sound therapy oasis to an herbology center led by a resident herbalist who creates natural treatments inspired by traditional Anatolian remedies. Consider signing up for one of the property’s specialty immersion programs, which offer various workshops, classes, and treatments focused on their four pillars of well-being—mind, microbiome, skin, and energy—and range from five nights to three weeks.
Best for a dose of Vitamin D: The Standard, Hua Hin, Thailand