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PORTABLE PURIST TRAVEL ISSUE

“You have to find that place that brings out the human in you. The soul in you. The love in you.” ~ R.M. Drake

2018

WELLNESS

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RETREATS + RESORTS

AROUND THE WORLD


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Nature is at the root of all wellness. Chem Chem Camp in the Manyara National Park in Tanzania, Africa, is an endless plain of beauty where I jogged at sunrise with a Maasai warrior and passed such extraordinary creatures as the giraffe, all arranged by Journeys by Design; (inset photo) On the more arid plains of the Serengeti with my son, Mario, husband Chris, and daughters, Bella and Carolina.

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EDITOR’S LETTER During my recent family trip to the Serengeti, Tarangire and Manyara National Parks in Tanzania, I felt a profound sense of the beginning of everything. My senses were heightened by the ‘slow safari’ experience: from the first time I laid eyes on a giraffe at arm’s length to our excursion into the Hadzabe territory, a disappearing culture and one of the oldest tribes in the world. Old values are renewed when one sees up close how climate change contributes to animals’ extinction—and how the fewer material objects a tribe has, the happier they seem. Albert Einstein understood the need for a return to nature when he wrote, “A calm and modest life brings more happiness than the pursuit of success combined with constant restlessness.” The largess of Africa is pure inspiration at its very best. In our last issue of Purist, The Portable Purist’s mother, we wrote about the importance of earthing—spreading one’s bare toes in the earth in order to stay connected with nature in an effort to slow down. In fact, in every issue, we talk about slowing down as the secret to true happiness. In this high-speed culture we live in today, it takes discipline to pause, let go, and clear one’s calendar. When one takes these steps, then every wellness retreat in this comprehensive guide will serve a greater purpose: resetting. That is the thread connecting all our recommendations. These locations offer a way to reset, renew, revive. It takes effort to disconnect and we hope with our suggestions we put you on the right path. After all, as the great scientist also wrote, “Where there’s a will, there’s a way.”

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ON THE COVER: In the Maldives at Soneva Fushi’s Science and Biology educational center, sustainable learning and living is at its core. This photo, taken by Davide Maggioni, shows a Porpita porpita (commonly known as the Blue Button), a fascinating ocean drifter similar to a jellyfish. THE PORTABLE PURIST

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Top left: a dish prepared at the SHA Wellness Clinic in Spain; bottom left: at Six Senses Laamu in the Maldives; right: the wine cellar at Six Senses Qing Cheng Mountain in China

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Resorts from Argentina to Vietnam highlighting wellness offerings, spas, yoga, golf, kid culture, fitness, surfing, nutrition or skiing.

A PURIST ESCAPE, CASA DE CAMPO

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PARADISE ON THE RIVIERA MAYA

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A QUIXOTIC QUEST IN SPAIN

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SPRUCE PEAK: THE SKI CAPITAL OF THE EAST

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DETOX + DIETING

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Various specialized escapes around the world broken down into the following three categories:

TELO ISLAND SURF DREAMS, INDONESIA

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MEDITATION + MINDFULNESS 1 HOTEL: NYC + FLORIDA

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WELLNESS RESORTS + RETREATS EDITORIAL Editor + Founder Cristina Cuomo Special Project Editor Charlotte DeFazio Executive Editor Ray Rogers Features Editor Jim Servin Beauty + Fitness Editor Beth Landman Contributing Beauty Editor Amely Greeven Wellness Editor Fernanda Niven Mindfulness Editor Mickey-Beyer Clausen, Mental Workout Contributing Health Editors Dr. Jeffrey Morrison, The Morrison Center Tapp Francke, The Aegle Healing Center Copy Editor Michèle Filon Research Editor Sara Vigneri Contributing Editors Jamie Bufalino, Anne Marie O’Connor Special Project Editors Jenny Landey, TR Pescod Fashion Editor Gretchen Gunlocke Fenton Contributing Literary Editors Monique Millane, Alison Relyea DESIGN Art Director Seton Rossini Contributing Design Director Ben Margherita Web Designer Tarin Keith ADVERTISING Publisher Helen Cleland Chief Revenue Officer Andrea Greeven Douzet Chief Financial Officer Caryn Whitman Executive Director of Advertising Ron Stern Executive Sales Director Junny Ann Hibbert Advertising Associate Megan McEntee Aspen Publisher Cheryl Foerster Account Managers Dena Tanzman Cohen, Marlene Cohen MARKETING Marketing + Events Director Karina Srb Marketing Assistant Leah Bardwil PRODUCTION Production Direction Digital Workflow Solutions For advertising inquiries, please contact sales@thepuristonline.com; For editorial inquiries, please contact wellness@thepuristonline.com; For production inquiries, please contact production@thepuristonline.com www.thePURISTonline.com • Follow us on Instagram @thePurist 18 THE PORTABLE PURIST


RESORTS Bio-suite at the Stanglwirt in Austria with pine wood throughout and a balcony view

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ARGENTINA

AUSTRALIA

Located inside a 247-acre natural reserve, Arakur offers guided trekking circuits, wildlife watching, shuttle services to Cerro Castor during ski season and trips to the Río Chico waterfall. From $385. arakur.com

Gaia, co-founded by Olivia Newton-John, not only serves fresh organic produce, but offers a variety of services including a personal trainer, art therapy, astrology + tarot reading, a naturopathic clinic and private transfers to Byron Bay for surfing. Rooms from $1,145; villas from

ARAKUR USHUAIA RESORT + SPA

ARUBA

BOARDWALK SMALL HOTEL ARUBA

GAIA RETREAT + SPA

$3,100. gaiaretreat.com.au

ONE&ONLY WOLGAN VALLEY

Stay in one of the 14 casitas located on a historic coconut plantation. Each has private patios with BBQs + hammocks, beach huts and on-site spa service. Various water sports are nearby with kite/ windsurfing being most popular. From $215.

Aside from jet-lag recovery and chakra balancing, this carbon-neutral resort provides farm-to-table dining, visiting spa practitioners, archery, mountain biking and hands-on experience with the wildlife conservation team.

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AUSTRIA

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Rates available upon request. oneandonlyresorts.com AQUA DOME

This eco-friendly oasis offers gluten-free/vegan/ vegetarian menus, complimentary movies on the beach and a full-time wellness specialist. From $350. bucuti.com

THE RITZ-CARLTON ARUBA Hit the 24-hour casino, golf nearby, visit the National Wildlife Park + Historical Museum or relax in the spa with a muscle recovery massage and Moroccan oil body polish. From $309. ritzcarlton.com

YOGA

GOLF

KID-FRIENDLY/ KIDS’CLUB/BABYSITTING

FITNESS CENTER

This spa-focused hideaway has singing bowl treatments, thalassotherapy (medical use of seawater), a kids’ sauna menu, anti-cellulite treatments and seven luxury saunas. It is also located near Sölden, a renowned winter sport area. From $448. aqua-dome.at/en

STANGLWIRT The chic and cozy Stanglwirt is for the whole family; it has a sauna, cosmetic treatments, Children’s Water

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World, bio children’s farm, ski + snowboard school, bowling, hunting and more. Rooms from $177; suites

from $712. stanglwirt.com

BAHAMAS

THE ABACO CLUB ON WINDING BAY An exclusive club membership might be the way to go, but there are various facilities for those simply visiting like electric catamarans, water hammocks, golf tournaments, therapeutic treatments and more. Club membership rates available upon request. Cabanas from

$495; cottages from $1,499; estates from $2,199. theabacoclub.com

THE COVE ATLANTIS Stay in a beachfront cabana and check out José Andrés’ Sip Sip restaurant or the famed Nobu, marine habitat exhibits and the award-winning Mandara Spa. Rates

available upon request. atlantisbahamas.com

BARBADOS SANDY LANE

Golf fans will enjoy Sandy Lane and its three courses after which they can visit the hydrotherapy pool or partake in a steam-bath treatment. Kids of all ages will have fun at The Treehouse Club. From $1,200.

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BAHA MAR Here guests will find the Caribbean’s largest casino, specially designed spa menus for men, women + teens, an extensive Bahamian art collection, wildlife sanctuary, Explorers Club for children and world-class shopping.

From $225. bahamar.com

THE COVE IN ELEUTHERA

BHUTAN

AMANKORA Participate in a guided hike to Tiger’s Nest Monastery (where Buddhism is said to have arrived in Bhutan) before receiving Himalayan plant- and herb-based therapies at the spa. From $1,450. aman.com/resorts/amankora

SIX SENSES BHUTAN (Opening August 1, 2018) Escape to this Bahamas enclave offering shiatsu, reflexology, gluten-free/vegan options, surf lessons, island tours, spearfishing, conch diving and more.

From $3,910. thecoveeleuthera.com

YOGA

GOLF

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KID-FRIENDLY/ KIDS’CLUB/BABYSITTING

FITNESS CENTER

There are five different lodges to choose from located in Thimphu, Punakha, Gangtey, Bumthang and Paro—all focused on spa, wellness, healthy eating, comfort and selfdiscovery. Pricing TBD. sixsenses.com

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Top to Bottom: Dune Deck in Westhampton Beach, New York; Silo Ridge in Amenia, New York

Discover New Horizons From the Hamptons to the Hudson Valley Discovery Land Company’s private residential communities are designed with the entire family in mind. Our unprecedented standards for service and healthy living provide unique opportunities to enjoy the best of each locale. Whether strolling the beaches of the Bahamas, surfing in the Hamptons or enjoying private world-class golf in the Hudson Valley, you’ll experience life-changing outdoor pursuits, innovative wellness and fitness programs and be revitalized by our inspired terrain-to-table menus and fresh fare. Timeless memories await you and your loved ones at Discovery Land Company properties.

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BRAZIL

$1,290. Rates to book the entire island are available upon request. songsaa.com

HOTEL EMILIANO Japanese baths, shiatsu, lymphatic drainage, reflexology and bioenergetic breathing sessions are just a few of the spa findings at this hotel located in the heart of the Jardins district of São Paulo.

From $450. emiliano.com.br

CAMBODIA Go on an adventurous helicopter excursion to lost jungle temples before unwinding with a crystal salt soak or dip in the 25-meter lap pool. From $1,480. aman.com/

resorts/amansara

SIX SENSES KRABEY ISLAND

Stay in one of the 40 private pool villas (built using sustainable materials) on this 30-acre island where you can take cooking classes, hire a fitness trainer and end the day on a Naturalmat organic Emperor mattress.

Pricing TBD. sixsenses.com SONG SAA

THE WESTIN GRAND CAYMAN SEVEN MILE BEACH RESORT + SPA Send the kids to the Westin Kids Club while you get an oceanfront massage and partake in the 7 Chakras energy balancing ritual. From $299.

CHILE

VIK CHILE Explore the holistic vineyard for wine tours and tastings, go heli-skiing or paintballing, relax in a wine bath, visit the zen garden and partake in Chilean cooking classes.

From $1,129. vikchile.com

This private island with 24 luxury villas made from recycled and reclaimed timber, offers personal meditation, Buddhist monk blessings, nutritious gourmet dining and traditional Khmer therapists. Villas from

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The Ritz welcomes patrons of all ages, providing local seafood prepared by Chef Éric Ripert, a nine-hole course at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club, Starfish Cay water park and environmental education programs.

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(Opening in August 2018)

GOLF

THE RITZ-CARLTON GRAND CAYMAN

From $499. ritzcarlton.com

AMANSARA

YOGA

CAYMAN ISLANDS

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FITNESS CENTER

CHINA

AMAN SUMMER PALACE

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Stay steps from Beijing’s 260-year-old Summer Palace, play on one of the two squash courts, and visit the spa for moxibustion (traditional Chinese therapy) or acupuncture treatments. From $393. aman.com

AMANYANGYUN This Aman resort is just outside downtown Shanghai and boasts five dining venues, world-renowned health and wellness practitioners, bathhouses and a cigar lounge.

From $784. aman.com

THE RITZ-CARLTON SANYA EDITION

Rooms from $77; bungalows from $299; suites from $570; Bodhi House from $610. bodhitreeyogaresort.com FOUR SEASONS COSTA RICA At the Four Seasons, which recently underwent a $35 million renovation, one will find a wellness concierge, luxury surf school, volunteer programs to give back to the community and a par-72 championship golf course designed by Arnold Palmer. From $525. fourseasons.com

HACIENDA ALTAGRACIA

The Ritz is family-friendly and luxurious with a rooftop garden, tea lounge, entertainment zone and swimming area that overlooks the South China Sea. From $189.

For foodies and those who enjoy keeping active, there is a sustainable farm, Costa Rican cooking classes, farmto-table dining, fitness boot camps, sports massages, river rafting and ziplining. From $500.

SIX SENSES QING CHENG MOUNTAIN

HARMONY HOTEL NOSARA

Take tai chi lessons at an ancient Buddhist temple or go on a 10-minute drive to Panda Valley (pandas in their natural habitat) before feasting on garden-to-table dining.

Be low-key in the surfing town of Nosara, where one can take surf lessons, visit the juice bar, do one of the Healing Center restoration programs and more. Cocos

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From $218. sixsenses.com

COSTA RICA

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from $240; bungalows from $300; suites from $600. harmonynosara.com

DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

BODHI TREE YOGA RESORT

CASA DE CAMPO RESORT + VILLAS A juice bar, Reiki, abdominal massage cupping for weight loss and surf lessons can be found at this ecofriendly (solar panels, water treatment plant, etc.) escape.

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KID-FRIENDLY/ KIDS’CLUB/BABYSITTING

FITNESS CENTER

Start your morning in the state-of-the-art fitness center or visit the expert physical therapists before taking in SPA

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RESORTS

Guests can go horseback riding on the beautiful grounds surrounding The Ranch at Rock Creek in Philipsburg, Montana.

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some Vitamin Sea and unwinding at the spa. Rates

ONE&ONLY THE PALM

TORTUGA BAY PUNTACANA RESORT + CLUB

Experience fine dining from Michelin chef Yannick Alléno, health and fitness assessments, sand-skiing excursions and a camel caravan. Rates available upon

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request. oneandonlyresorts.com Oscar de la Renta designed the interiors of this boutique hotel, which has a Six Senses Spa, children’s pool, tennis and two seaside championship golf courses. From $832.

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DUBAI

ATLANTIS, THE PALM Visit the award-winning spa for personalized skincare programs or floating treatments, and restaurants by celebrity chefs Gordon Ramsay, Giorgio Locatelli and Nobu Matsuhisa. From $1,201. atlantisthepalm.com

FOUR SEASONS JUMEIRAH BEACH Four Seasons has 10 restaurants/lounges/nightclubs and provides spa treatments for all ages. Try the signature pearl facial or a Swiss salt crystal detox body wrap. From $629. fourseasons.com

ONE&ONLY ROYAL MIRAGE Receive a pre-sun body polish, hit the private beach club and return for kinesis training, an after-sun cooling wrap and the traditional Moroccan Oriental Hammam.

FIJI

SIX SENSES FIJI (Opening in March 2018)

Sleep on a Naturalmat organic bed in one of 26 villas located on Malolo Island. There are two marinas, a surf school, designer boutique and 60 luxury residences under development. Pricing TBD. sixsenses.com

NANUKU Adrenaline junkies may partake in white-water rafting, shark diving or ziplining, while wellness seekers practice pranayama (breath control), Reiki and meditation.

From $700. nanuku.aubergeresorts.com

FRANCE

AMAN LE MELEZIN This winter retreat has a Thai massage room, authentic stone hammam, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, tobogganing and ski-in/ski-out access in Les Trois Vallées. From $2,584. aman.com

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TAKE TIME FOR YOURSELF TO TRULY INDULGE IN THE GIFT OF HEALTH AND VIBRANT LIVING. ERIKA HALWEIL, ONE OF THE HAMPTONS’ FAVORITE YOGA TEACHERS, IS LEADING PURIST’S FIRST WELLNESS RETREAT. Join us in the Dominican Republic to strengthen, restore and nourish your body, allowing it to return to its natural, radiant state. Each day we will explore physical, energetic and mental practices designed to help us be fully present in every moment. Our mornings will begin with a dynamic, physical practice of yoga asana and the application of breath and attention that will support our movements. Afternoons will be dedicated to diving deeper into the subtle practices of breathing, chanting and meditation. There will also be plenty of time to relax and explore all that the 5-star luxury Casa de Campo Resort has to offer: three championship golf courses designed by Pete Dye, an equestrian center, a wellness spa (think aromatherapy and a Caribbean sea salt scrub), gourmet dining, a new beach club and more.

FOUR-NIGHT/FIVE-DAY PACKAGE INCLUDES: • • • • • • • • • •

Elite Room accommodations Daily breakfast—in room or at Lago’s Morning asana Daily healthy “spa” lunch Afternoon subtle practices One group dinner + wine Personalized take-home spa robe Round trip SUV transportation to/from resort One spa treatment Complimentary Pinecrest Physical Therapy consultation session

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The Brando’s three-bedroom villa pool in Tetiaroa, Tahiti

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LE TAHA’A ISLAND RESORT + SPA

Guests must visit the two restaurants by Gordon Ramsay in addition to trying tonic balneotherapy and hydrotherapy. Rates available upon request. bordeaux.

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SIX SENSES RESIDENCES COURCHEVEL Located in the largest linked ski area in the world, francophiles may consult with a ski concierge to help navigate the mountain, and later receive a Kneipp footbath therapy treatment after a long day on the slopes. From $1,176. sixsenses.com

FRENCH POLYNESIA

THE BRANDO IN TETIAROA, TAHITI Visitors should try the vegan menu at Les Mutinés restaurant, aquafitness and Polynesian dance lessons.

Note: the Beachcomber Café is undergoing renovations until June 10. From $2,584 (minimum two-night stay). thebrando.com

While staying in one of the overwater bungalow suites, find peace at the lagoon sanctuary, check out the aquagym or try acu-yoga (postures with acupressure points). Rates available upon request. fourseasons.com

GOLF

KID-FRIENDLY/ KIDS’CLUB/BABYSITTING

Try one of the various spa treatments using tamanu oil (extracted from one of the most sacred trees in French Polynesia) and shop in the Tahitian pearl jewelry boutique. There are also helicopter services for those wishing to visit Bora Bora. From $890.

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ST. REGIS BORA BORA Highlights at the St. Regis include dining at renowned Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten’s restaurant, receiving Clarins spa treatments and visiting Kincaid Galleries to view photographic works by John Kincaid. Rates

available upon request. stregisborabora.com

GERMANY

BRENNERS PARK-HOTEL + SPA Automobile lovers will enjoy perusing the vintage car fleet, but Brenners’ true feature is its extensive medical care—detox + weight-loss programs, aesthetic dentistry, naturopathic diagnostics therapy, a specialist ophthalmologist, physiotherapy and more. Rooms from

$520; suites from $1,080. brenners.com

FOUR SEASONS BORA BORA

YOGA

RESORTS

INTERCONTINENTAL BORDEAUX LE GRAND HOTEL

FITNESS CENTER

SCHLOSS ELMAU Hidden in the Bavarian Alps not far from Munich, Castle Elmau (built in the early 1900s) is perfect for all ages whether looking for a cultural getaway, ski safari or luxurious spa retreat. Make sure to explore the TCM SPA

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Brenners ParkHotel + Spa in Germany offers various wellness treatments and medical care.

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medical spa and stop by the in-house bookstore.

for children and outdoor massages. From $1,014.

Rates available upon request. schloss-elmau.de

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GREECE

RAJMAHAL PALACE IN JAIPUR

AMANZOE

Relish in the agricultural beauty of Greece and witness the nearby harvesting of olives and pomegranates. Also, hop in the steam and cold plunge pools before sipping cocktails inspired by the 12 Olympian gods. From $1,036. aman.com

Built more than 250 years ago (has hosted Queen Elizabeth II, Jackie Kennedy and many other notables), this stay is rich in history. Take a dip in the art deco swimming pool and visit the Suján spa. From $1,346. sujanluxury.com

INDONESIA

AMANDARI IN BALI

GRENADA

SILVERSANDS (Opening March 2018) The beachfront villas’ surrounding amenities will include a 100-meter pool, hammam, high-tech fitness center and more. From $800. silversandsgrenada.com

INDIA

AMANBAGH Being a short drive from Sariska National Park, patrons may visit tigers, jaguars and other wildlife before returning to the resort for traditional henna art, a yoga psychologist and wellness immersion programs. From $850. aman.com

JAWAI IN RAJASTHAN

YOGA

Visit or take an art class with Balinese artisans in the nearby Ubud villages or go to the spa for a full-body black rice exfoliation and volcanic clay wrap. From

$550. aman.com

COMO SHAMBHALA ESTATE IN BALI Located by the artist town of Ubud, Como Shambhala provides a resident dietician, qigong (rhythmic breathing with tai chi-like movements) and a water purification tour. From $600. comohotels.com

MANDAPA, A RITZ-CARLTON RESERVE Mandapa sits surrounded by verdant rice paddies and ancient temples for serene bicycle rides. It also has nature-based educational activities for kids and farmto-table dining. Suites from $722; villas from $1,031.

Experience an Indian-style safari with accommodation in luxury tents, wilderness drives, a wildlife program

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India’s South Coast

discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” “Man cannot

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RESORTS

NIHI SUMBA ISLAND BY CHRISTOPHER BURCH

ISRAEL

Engage in philanthropic work with the Sumba Foundation, embark on a spa safari, go deep-sea fishing and visit the chocolate factory. Villas from $750; estates

The Norman is a 10-minute walk from Tel Aviv beaches, and features artwork by leading contemporary Israeli artists, detox programs and fitness training from worldrenowned athlete Sam Stiller. Rates available upon request.

THE NORMAN

from $2,700. nihihotels.com

PINNACLES ON TELO (TELO ISLANDS)

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ITALY Calling all surfers! More than 20 different breaks lie near Pinnacles with consistently good surf for all levels from beginner to pro. After a successful day in the ocean, hit the spa for a deep tissue massage. Rates available upon

request. pegasuslodges.com

SIX SENSES ULUWATU IN BALI (Opening in March 2018)

AMAN VENICE Aman offers guests a private box in the opera at La Fenice, breakfast in a boat on the canal, oxygen face treatments, and rooms featuring works by some of Italy’s greatest artists. From $1,125. aman.com

LEFAY RESORT + SPA LAGO DI GARDA

Set atop a cliff in Pecatu close to the Pura Uluwatu temple, one will discover beautiful views of the Indian Ocean, Balinese-inspired specialty treatments and multi-day integrated wellness programs. Pricing TBD.

sixsenses.com

Lefay boasts more than 27 acres of natural park grounds with horseback riding, biodynamic wines, private sailing lessons, and a wellness program for children. From $342. lagodigarda.lefayresorts.com

TENGGARA POINT LODGE

PALACE MERANO

(Opening in April 2018)

Four private bungalows sit on a remote South East Indonesian beachside to provide a practically untouched surf playground. The goal is to keep its exact location as secret as possible maintaining its empty lineup. Pricing

With a philosophy built on “harmony for body and mind,” and an extensive list of medical and wellness treatments, the Merano is sure to leave patrons feeling balanced and renewed. From $331. palace.it

TBD. pegasuslodges.com

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GOLF

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JAMAICA

SIX SENSES LAAMU

This mountain-view hotel has hiking trails/wellness treks, sea salt reflexology, a sinus cleanse and the Ayurvedic practice of Shirodhara. Suites from $375; cottages from

Six Senses is involved in a conservation program and received the first BlueGreen360 award. Here guests will find surf lessons, aerial yoga, Ayurvedic treatments and an organic garden. From $953. sixsenses.com

STRAWBERRY HILL HOTEL + SPA

$475; villas from $620. strawberryhillhotel.com

ONE&ONLY REETHI RAH

ROUND HILL HOTEL + VILLAS Golf at the nearby course, enjoy live music nights and order an in-room spa service like the Well-Being Back Massage. Rooms from $729; suites from $829; villas from

One&Only supports the Oliver Ridley Project for Indian Ocean sea life, serves garden-to-fork dining, and has an art studio, rock climbing wall and indoor golf simulator. Rates available upon request.

$2,349. roundhill.com

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JAPAN

SONEVA FUSHI

AMAN TOKYO Steps away from the Imperial Palace Gardens, Aman offers traditional kampo herbal remedies, aroma steam showers, kickboxing, shiatsu, acupuncture, postural assessments and has an award-winning chef de patissier, Yoshihisa Miyagawa. From $799. aman.com

GILI LANKANFUSHI Book this eco-resort for a bamboo massage, music therapy, cooking classes, a water sports center and marine biology shack. Rates available upon request.

gili-lankanfushi.com

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SONEVA IN AQUA

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Soneva Fushi is hidden within the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, home to a variety of exotic and incredible marine life. Don’t miss the astronomical dinner cruise with the resident astronomer or guided snorkeling trip with a marine biologist. From $1,149.

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This luxurious boat villa sails from its flagship resort, Soneva Fushi. It has a maximum occupancy of four adults and two children, and the on-board crew includes a captain, sous chef, butler, dive master, therapist and an astronomer (on request). Rates available

upon request. soneva.com

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The park at the Lefay Resort + Spa Lago di Garda

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Mexico’s Belmond Maroma Resort + Spa

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SONEVA JANI

CHABLÉ RESORT

Soneva Jani’s moniker is inspired by one of the Sanskrit words for ‘wisdom.’ It is located in the Medhufaru lagoon and comprises five islands, providing the same wellness-focused methods as Soneva’s other fascinating properties in addition to waterslides and retractable roofs. From $1,945. soneva.com

Grab an elixir from the juice/smoothie bar, visit the apothecary or the salt chamber, take salsa lessons and try flotation therapy at this Mexican oasis. Rates available

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upon request. chableresort.com ESPERANZA

Esperanza has an award-winning spa, nearby golf courses, a trainer-in-residence program, culinary events and paint lessons. From $850.

AUBERGE CHILENO BAY RESORT AT LOS CABOS

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Auberge patrons have access to an aromatherapy steam room, salt inhalation room, hydrotherapy + reflexology pools, a juice bar and Tom Fazio-designed golf course. Rates available upon request.

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BELMOND MAROMA RESORT + SPA Participate in a bike tour and traditional Maya Temazcal ceremony or visit the Melipona beehive. The resort is also proud to be pet-friendly. Rooms from $475; suites

from $805. belmond.com

CABO SURF HOTEL + SPA

FOUR SEASONS PUNTA MITA This pet-friendly resort provides yacht charters, tennis, a lazy river, Apuane stone therapy, the Tropicsurf RIDE Clinic and more. Rooms from $500; suites from $1,100;

private residences from $2,300. fourseasons.com/puntamita

MAYA TULUM RESORT Choose from one of the year-round yoga retreats or simply book a room to explore ancient ruins and receive Mayan healing treatments (Mayan clay massage, Temazcal ceremony). Rooms from $240; cabanas from

$450; suites from $750. mayatulum.com

Take advantage of complimentary yoga, surf lessons, a post-surf recovery massage, reflexology and a volcanic mud treatment. From $279. cabosurf.com

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Escape to One&Only’s yoga garden, art classes and tequila tasting or participate in the various sports offered (a 27-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course, basketball court + three tennis courts). Rates available

MATAKAURI LODGE

RANCHO LA PUERTA

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upon request. oneandonlyresorts.com

Find solace in the various wellness offerings at the ranch: acupuncture, water shiatsu, nutrition consultations, chanting + sound healing, tai chi and guided meditation. From $4,050 for a one-week

package. rancholapuerta.com

MOROCCO

AMANJENA IN MARRAKECH

Seven minutes from Queenstown, this lakeside lodge has heli-skiing, private cruises, lanolin rehydration treatments and a Southern Lakes photography tour. From $1,390.

NICARAGUA

AQUA WELLNESS RESORT Aqua Wellness is partnered with Nicaragua’s Paso Pacifico conservation foundation, and all of its accommodation is in tree houses. Get the Organic Cacao Body Polish, a scrub using Nicaraguan cocoa beans. Tree House Studios from $195; Tree House Suites

from $285; Tree House Villas from $349. aquanicaragua.com

After a long day exploring the souks, unwind in one of the hotel’s two hammams with a foot recovery treatment and hot argan oil head massage. There’s also a nearby golf course and various Moroccan excursions to choose from. From $677. aman.com

MUKUL RESORT

NEW ZEALAND

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THE LODGE AT KAURI CLIFFS

Sip on fresh smoothies, try water shiatsu or craniosacral therapy and participate in a turtle release (September through May). Rates available upon request.

OMAN

SIX SENSES ZIGHY BAY RESORT Play on the par 72 championship golf course, go fishing or try quad biking before taking a farm tour and ending the day with a kiwi mud wrap. From $1,171.

robertsonlodges.com

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Indigenous village-style accommodations are beautifully placed between mountains and the beach of Zighy Bay where visitors can go rock climbing, paragliding and hiking. There is also a variety of spa offerings including

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PANAMA

RED FROG BEACH ISLAND RESORT + SPA

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collagen facials, intensive hammam treatments and detox treatments. From $595. sixsenses.com

The Horned Dorset is one of few P.R. places in service after the 2017 hurricanes. Stay in an award-winning suite, use the yoga pavilion and enjoy the surf life of Rincón. Suites from $380; Presidential Suite from $880;

Casa Escondida from $3,520. horneddorset.net W RETREAT + SPA

Bask in the nature surrounding this island escape with surfing, guided hikes, bird-watching, ziplining, deep-sea fishing, marina services and beach bonfires. From $199.

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PHILIPPINES AMANPULO

Dine on the daily seafood catches of local fisherman, go windsurfing then get a Hilot massage, which alternates hot and cold (traditional in the Philippines). From

$1,100. aman.com

Stay in a renovated 19th-century manor house and receive specialty spa treatments, wine cruises, and participate in the tradition of stomping grapes. Rooms

from $324; vineyard apartments from $540; suites from $600; villas from $960. sixsenses.com

PUERTO RICO

THE HORNED DORSET PRIMAVERA

KID-FRIENDLY/ KIDS’CLUB/BABYSITTING

EL CONQUISTADOR, A WALDORF ASTORIA RESORT

(Reopening after April 1, 2018)

Las Casitas Village from $149. elconresort.com

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Located on Vieques Island, this remote spot offers mangrove tours through the Vieques National Wildlife Refuge, horseback riding and crystalline gemstone treatments. From $499. wvieques.com

This Waldorf property has an 18-hole, par-72 Arthur Hills-designed golf course, the Coqui Water Park nearby, SUP yoga, rainforest facials and more. Rooms from $209;

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(Closed through December 31, 2018)

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EL SAN JUAN HOTEL

(Partially reopening to offer accommodations to official organizations focused on relief and rebuild efforts across the island)

While in full service, the hotel has cabaret entertainment, farm-to-table dining, purification rituals, shopping and more. Rates available upon request. elsanjuanhotel.com

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PARADISE ON THE RIVIERA MAYA GET PAMPERED WHILE GIVING TO A WORTHY CAUSE AT ANDAZ MAYAKOBA RESORT

By Ray Rogers The pristine white-sand Caribbean beaches and crystalline, turquoise waters of the Riviera Maya are justly world-renowned. Wellness warriors and sun worshippers alike flock here for relaxation and rejuvenation. Now, the chic and sleek boutique luxury resort Andaz Mayakoba offers a chance to do good while feeling good with their just-launched collaboration with the (RED) organization, with proceeds going to the global fight against AIDS. In between dips in some of the most calming waters in the world, guests can lounge in the (ANDAZ)RED Cabanas, which are designed with the local Mayan culture in mind, with bright textiles

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indigenous to Mexico. Go for a special package (starting at $1,000 a night in high season, and $880 a night in low season), and enjoy the use of the cabana, a refreshing beet-red libation on arrival, and a 90-minute red-berry wrap and massage for two at the serene Naum Spa. The spa’s three-part body treatments also pay homage to Mayan rituals of rejuvenation, incorporating exfoliation, hydration and balancing processes—a perfect way to reset for any occasion or season. Thirty percent of

each package or cabana rental here (and at four other Andaz locations in the U.S. and Latin America) goes directly to (RED). hyatt.com/AndazRED


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THE RITZ-CARLTON SAN JUAN (Closed through October 1, 2018)

Ritz guests will have access to a casino, oceanfront tennis courts, complimentary shoeshine, vegan/ gluten-free/dairy-free menus at BLT Steak restaurant and salsa dancing classes. Rates available upon request.

ritzcarlton.com

SEYCHELLES

SIX SENSES ZIL PASYON Partake in a smudging ceremony with omumbiri (myrrh tree resin) and impepho (African incense), get an avocado hair mask and visit the on-site organic garden at this getaway on the private island of Félicité.

From $1,636. sixsenses.com

Nearby the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens and ocean with panoramic views of Table Mountain (which you can hike), this is the perfect location for Cape Town visitors. Rates available upon request.

oneandonlyresorts.com

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FINCA CORTESIN A two-hour drive away from Finca sits the Alhambra Palace, a 2017 Wonders of the World finalist, but offered right at the resort are thermal baths, a 25m indoor heated saltwater pool and exclusive snow cave. In winter, there’s skiing in the Sierra Nevada. From

$525. fincacortesin.com

SRI LANKA AMANGALLA

SOUTH AFRICA

BUSHMANS KLOOF WILDERNESS RESERVE + WELLNESS RETREAT In the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, Bushmans Kloof focuses on conservation + sustainability, has an award-winning spa, various outdoor activities and the world’s largest rock art collection. Rooms from $583; suites from $1,106; villas

from $1,976; main lodge (exclusive use) from $15,320. bushmanskloof.co.za

ONE&ONLY CAPE TOWN

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Aman’s Sri Lankan location is 20 minutes from Yatagala, a rock temple with a 1,000-year-old Bo tree and meditation cave. There is also an in-house Ayurvedic doctor, blue whale watching (December through April) and nearby tea plantations. From $550. aman.com

EDEN ROCK

(Reopening in late 2018)

Aside from deep-sea fishing expeditions and holistic healing, Eden Rock focuses on art and music. There’s even a professional recording studio for Villa Rockstar guests to record their own souvenir soundtrack. Rates available upon request. oetkercollection.com SPA

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BEST OF BOTH WORLDS – OCEAN AND PONDFRONT Wainscott | $17,950,000 | Truly unique home with panoramic views on 2.3 acres. Open floor plan with 3-BR, 2.55-BA, chef’s kitchen, media room, fireplace and wraparound decks. Web# H38310

PAUL BRENNAN Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Office: 631.537.4144 Mobile: 631.235.9611 pbrennan@elliman.com

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Six Senses Douro Valley in Portugal is surrounded by farmland and vineyards.

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HAMPTONS BEACH DREAM HOME Sagaponack | $9,750,000 | Approx. 4,650sf, 4 to 5-BR, 5.5-BA, chef’s kitchen, 3 fireplaces, heated gunite pool. Web# H24768

PAUL BRENNAN Lic. Assoc. R.E. Broker Office: 631.537.4144 Mobile: 631.235.9611 pbrennan@elliman.com

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A QUIXOTIC QUEST RENOWNED NYC DERMATOLOGIST DR. GERVAISE GERSTNER SHARES HER FIVE-DAY EXPERIENCE AT SHA WELLNESS CLINIC IN ALICANTE, SPAIN

The word “spa” comes to us from early 17th century a guided hike—which I would definitely encourage, Spain, so it is appropriate that my collection of as the gorgeous sea and mountain scenery are spa travel adventures should lead me at last to a breathtaking, and most of the remainder of the day is Spanish spa. For five days I dove headfirst into spent indoors with therapeutic appointments. medical and spa therapies at SHA Wellness Clinic, a deeply restorative place on the shores of a historic There is a huge menu of massages—I particularly Mediterranean port city, which can best be described enjoyed the visiting rolfing/fascia therapist who as “Mayo Clinic meets Canyon performed a 90-minute deep massage Ranch.” There are morning walks to release my stiffness from the long “ONE INTERESTING and hikes as well as an exquisite transtlantic flight and for my chronic TWIST ON TRADITIONAL infinity pool yet 90 percent of all neck tightness and sciatica. activities are indoors. SPAS IS THAT SHA I was pleased to learn about two OFFERS GENETIC The daily itinerary and treatment new treatments to which I had never TESTING AND BLOOD plan is tailored to each individual been exposed: Infrared Heating TESTS BASED ON THE patient and his or her needs. and Hydroenergetic Cure Detox. PRINCIPLE OF ‘PREDICT Whereas many people visit SHA to The infra-treatment is designed to TO PREVENT.’” achieve extreme weight loss, others, calm the nervous system with results like myself, simply want to learn showing improvement in circulation, —Dr. Gervaise Gerstner how to choose or prepare healthier, oxygenation, muscle relaxation and cleaner food. All meals and tea sleep, while also minimizing any services are macrobiotic cuisine, which is mostly vegan tissue inflammation. To reap the full benefits, one with a few seafood options. needs to continue sessions on a regular basis. A fitness trainer is assigned to each guest and one can select personal Pilates, yoga or boxing options, but daily strength-training sessions comprise the core of the exercise offerings. One can begin the day with

The Hydroenergetic Cure Detox is one of SHA’s signature treatments, and it involves a hydromassage tub, fitomudtherapy (basically a seaweed wrap) and a hydrojet. In the final stage of this treatment with

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the hydrojet, you stand naked in a large marble shower while an aesthetician sprays you down with a superstrong hose of freezing water (there’s a good chance I may not repeat this treatment). One interesting twist on traditional spas is that SHA offers genetic testing and blood tests based on the principle of “predict to prevent.” They can complete a personalized study including 86 genes, all existing markers and 100 polymorphisms. My experience at SHA, albeit brief, provided me with a valuable reset and I returned home feeling rejuvenated.

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The SHA approach of analyzing each individual’s physical condition and prescribing therapies, treatments and counseling to address patient needs in the present and throughout the aging process is very appealing. It may be the most comprehensive and effective way of helping all of us age gracefully from whatever stage of life in which we find ourselves. I will continue my quest, as Don Quixote did, and “dream the impossible dream,” as I march inexorably in the direction of middle age. Suites from $337; health

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The Four Seasons Punta Mita in Mexico has various pet-friendly services.

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ST. LUCIA

HOTEL CHRISTOPHER

(Reopening in March 2018)

BODYHOLIDAY

This eco-friendly resort supports the ARTIREEF project to restore the reef of Pointe Milou while its Sisley Spa delivers Phyto-Aromatic treatments based on plant extracts and essential oils. Rates available upon

Well-being is at the core of BodyHoliday’s philosophy as they have a renowned Wellness Center, organic garden, customized diets, Ayurvedic therapies and more. Rooms

request. hotelchristopher.com

from $544; suites from $656; penthouse from $1,156. thebodyholiday.com

HÔTEL LE TOINY

JADE MOUNTAIN

Explore the coconut grove, tamarind field and pineapple orchard before hitting the luxury boutique and Serenity Spa Cottage. From $971. letoiny.com

Foodies wanting a Caribbean escape will appreciate the “Jade Cuisine” created by James Beard award-winning chef Allen Susser in addition to the organic farm and 1,000 cocoa trees, which supply the cocoa beans used in the resort’s chocolate production. From $1,110.

(Taking reservations for after October 15, 2018)

LE GUANAHANI

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(Reopening in summer 2018)

LADERA Kids will love the “Cook Your Catch” program after a deep-sea fishing excursion while parents receive wellness treatments by Oxford-trained botanist and Body Bliss founder Nick James. From $885. leguanahani.com

ST. KITTS + NEVIS FOUR SEASONS NEVIS

MARIGOT BAY RESORT & MARINA

A sea turtle conservation program, wakeboarding, ecofriendly golf balls, Nevisian massages + spa treatments, and a natural herb garden for teas—there’s something here for everyone! Rooms from $585; suites from $1,135;

villas from $1,495. fourseasons.com

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Go on a botanical garden or rainforest tour, take a bartending class, get a sulphur mud treatment and hair braiding done at this luxe resort that was once part of the Rabot Estate, one of Soufrière’s oldest and most famous cocoa plantations. From $700. ladera.com

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Try one of Marigot’s four signature treatments based on the cycles of the moon and take an international crew course or body scrub workshop. Rates available upon

request. marigotbayresort.com

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ST. VINCENT + THE GRENADINES

Treepod dining where you’ll feast from a cozy bamboo pod suspended in the air (the waiter delivers your entire meal via a zip-line). From $970. soneva.com

THE COTTON HOUSE MUSTIQUE

TURKEY The Cotton House, which provides crystal-electro face therapy and chakra well-being treatments, sits on 13 acres of tropical gardens. Cottages from $580; rooms

from $925; suites from $1,155; residences from $1,750. cottonhouse.net

THAILAND

SIX SENSES KAPLANKAYA Explore Turkey by helicopter on a sightseeing expedition or visit traditional local artisans. Also, make sure to see the in-house nutritionists and exercise physiologists. Note: The resort will debut new interior

enhancements and upgraded landscaping in May. From $358. sixsenses.com

EVASON HUA HIN Visitors will find Thai herbal compresses, chakra balancing and a yogic intestinal cleanse, and may participate in Tamboon Tak Bat (offering food to Buddhist monks) or learning about plant-based cuisine at Blue Lotus Hua Hin. From $86. sixsenses.com

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TURKS + CAICOS AMANYARA

Check out the on-site Nature Discovery Center, Pilates by Erika Bloom or the spa’s warm water flotation treatment (for tension release and balance of the mind). From

$1,800. aman.com

This Six Senses sanctuary consists of 66 private villas, integrative mind healing, a fitness boot camp, authentic Thai farm, yogic detox and Thai boxing. From $343.

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SONEVA KIRI

COMO PARROT CAY Paddle a kayak through mangroves, follow the Plantation Trail passed coconut and banana trees, get into the Pilates studio and dine on healthful cuisine.

Rates available upon request. comohotels.com

Located one hour’s flight from Bangkok by Soneva’s private plane, this stunning escape has villas on the beach and in the rainforest. Be sure to check out the

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The labyrinth at Cal-a-Vie Health Spa in Vista, California

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AMANGANI IN JACKSON HOLE, WYOMING Take little ones to a Karma Kids Yoga class or skiing in the Rockies before a farm-to-table meal. Amangani also offers nutrition counseling for all ages, biodynamic craniosacral therapy and therapeutic cupping. From

$800. aman.com

CAL-A-VIE HEALTH SPA IN VISTA, CALIFORNIA Wellness seekers may choose from various mind/ body/spirit-focused classes, receive a vibrational tuneup and learn to practice mindful eating. Three-night

package from $4,275; four-night package from $5,725; seven-night package from $8,925. cal-a-vie.com

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The Canyon Ranch of New England has many of the same services that its Arizona sibling offers with the addition of hikes on the Appalachian Trail. Two-night

package from $925; three-night package from $917; fournight package from $940; five-night package from $966; six-night package from $978; seven-night package from $974; 10-night package from $915. canyonranch.com MII AMO IN SEDONA, ARIZONA Set among the beautiful Red Rocks, Mii Amo goers practice stargazing, chanting and Native Americaninspired therapies. They may also attend art classes, golf clinics, a juicing class and intensive bootcamp.

Three nights from $2,454; four nights from $3,154; seven nights from $5,554. miiamo.com THE RANCH AT ROCK CREEK IN PHILIPSBURG, MONTANA

CANYON RANCH IN TUCSON, ARIZONA Try the Life Enhancement Program for an extensive overview of healthy living and have nutritional lab evaluations done. Canyon Ranch also has Watsu massages, clay sculpting and wellness services for teens.

Three-night package from $1,217; four-night package from $1,210; seven-night package from $1,123; 10-night package from $1,069. canyonranch.com CANYON RANCH IN LENOX, MASSACHUSETTS

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Experience ranch life by glamping on a 19th century homestead with the entire family. Find fly-fishing, archery, shooting sports, forest bathing and crosscountry skiing at Discovery Ski Area. From $867 per

person per night. theranchatrockcreek.com

VICEROY SNOWMASS IN ASPEN, COLORADO The Viceroy Snowmass spa offers a selection of holistic experiences from Ute Indian-inspired therapies to contemporary beauty rituals. Located in Aspen’s backyard beyond a dramatic custom-

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designed brass gate, the spa sanctuary provides six luxurious treatment rooms. Rates available upon request.

viceroyhotelsandresorts.com

VIETNAM

NHA TRANG RESORT Visitors may take Vietnamese cooking classes, practice aerial yoga and get sound-healing therapy or Shirodhara balancing (stress-release treatment) at Nha Trang’s only beachfront resort. From $218. sixsenses.com

SIX SENSES CON DAO Located in the archipelago islands, this Six Senses spot offers its guests a green tea scrub, chakra balancing, yogic detox, Abhyanga (Ayurveda body massage), tropical rain forest hiking and historical tours.

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From $404. sixsenses.com

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A meditation moment among the red rocks near Mii Amo in Sedona, Arizona

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VERMONT

SPRUCE PEAK: THE SKI CAPITAL OF THE EAST THE LITTLE VERMONT MOUNTAIN TOWN OF STOWE HAS BEEN KNOWN FOR ITS SKIING AND HOSPITALITY FOR WELL NEAR A CENTURY AND REMAINS TRUE TO ITS TITLE.

By Biddle Duke

As far back as 1937, Stowe was declared to have “the best skiing in the East” by The Boston Globe and in the early 1940s, townspeople built what was then the longest chairlift in the United States at 6,300 feet in length. In the decades that followed, the Kennedys and other well-heeled Bostonians and New Yorkers made “the Ski Capital of the East” their holiday destination, many of them buying homes and some putting down permanent local roots. None other than the famed French ski champion Jean-Claude Killy journeyed to Stowe to race in the 1960s; and native son Billy Kidd would carry Stowe’s name to an Olympic gold in 1970. Remote by New England standards (Stowe is a little over an hour south of the Canadian border), snowier and with more of a rugged alpine landscape and challenging skiing terrain than most of its New England counterparts, Stowe was and remains something of Eastern skiing’s crown jewel. What’s more, it’s a picture-perfect, vibrant, working community, with town hall and the Community Church on Main Street, four productive dairy farms, home to the legendary singing von Trapps, good public schools, and a thriving business community. For decades ski bums have flocked here to work, ski, raise families. Snowboard pioneers and

Burton owners Donna and Jake Carpenter moved to Stowe in the 1990s and raised their three boys. But as a destination in the constellation of American skiing, Stowe’s star was fading by the 1990s—the ski world was growing crowded and competitive. By the time my family and I arrived here in 1998—when I took the helm of the local newspaper—the ski area was operating with antiquated lifts and snowmaking, and its only lodging of drab ’70s-style buildings was far from the base area. Rather than see its investment whither, Stowe’s owner, the huge insurance company AIG, began a massive $500 million-plus development and improvements project. By 2017, with all the major pieces completed, Stowe was a place transformed. Where once stood a parking area, woods and a few ancient base facilities, the Village at Spruce Peak—with its five-star luxury hotel and spa, restaurants, shops, outdoor skating rink, exclusive private club, golf course, indoor climbing wall, stylish mountain homes and more—hums with activity. Most importantly for skiers and snowboarders, AIG installed four new lifts, wall-to-wall, top-to-bottom snowmaking and widened a few of the classic runs. AIG’s investment not only positioned Stowe back at THE PORTABLE PURIST

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the top of American skiing, but it’s also drawn new Stowe homeowners, most of them from the New York and Boston areas. “It’s the best skiing in the East, no question,” says John Hancock Investments CEO and President Andrew Arnott, an avid and advanced skier who moved part-time to Stowe from Boston with his wife and children in 2002. “The new snowmaking, the grooming, but also the skiing that is possible beyond what you see on the trail maps. That’s what distinguishes this place.” You don’t hear much anymore about Stowe’s former reputation for being “too far and too cold.” New York corporate lawyer Bill Miller grew up skiing in New England; he and his wife wanted that for their three teenage boys. The family was among the first guests at the five-star 370-room Stowe Mountain Lodge when it opened seven years ago. “The view, the amenities, that

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was it—we were sold,” Miller said. The family bought a condo in the lodge shortly afterward, and this year they closed on one of the resort’s newly finished townhouses (whose prices range between $1.5 and $2 million). “I love the extra distance from the city,” Miller says. “You really feel away when you’re up here.” If Miller needs to shorten the trip (a six-hour drive), a new commuter airline, Tradewind Aviation, now operates between White Plains Airport and Stowe. “I can leave my house [in Rye, New York] at 2:30PM and be at dinner at the lodge at 7:30.” Miller is among almost 400 new owners at Spruce Peak— entrepreneurs, doctors, lawyers, people in finance who’re seeking a comfortable escape for their active families. “We’re focused on family,” Spruce Peak Realty President Sam Gaines told me before Christmas. “It’s about multiple generations gathering here to have fun in the mountains.”


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SKI RUN: If you’re into wide-open cruising, Perry Merrill, off the Gondola; for tree skiing, try Tres Amigos Glades; and for the full alpine experience, hike the boot track to the summit of Mount Mansfield from the top of the Gondola. On a clear day witness breathtaking views of the Adirondacks, Mountain Washington, Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, and, if you’re up for it, a legendary descent through the “Hourglass” (seek an instructor or a local guide). SPA: Spend an afternoon at the spa for a treatment and a swim in the indoor-outdoor pool, all with views of Vermont’s tallest peak. Follow that by a drink at the Hourglass and dinner at the adjacent Solstice restaurant at the Stowe Mountain Lodge, a must-

visit restaurant with fresh, local ingredients and artisan-inspired cuisine. destinationhotels.com

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In a stunning development for Stowe, which has been owned by AIG for more than 70 years, ski-area giant Vail Resorts in 2017 purchased all of Stowe’s skiing services—lifts, snowmaking, ski school and on-mountain dining. Stowe is now one of 13 resorts in Vail’s portfolio. AIG continues to own the hotel, spa, golf courses and all the amenities associated with the Spruce Peak base village. Vail scored two in a row with locals: They love the new pass prices (and the fact that Stowe season passes work at any of Vail’s other resorts), which Vail astonishingly slashed by nearly 50 percent; and the new mountain president is a skier, a really good skier. He started his career in the business as an instructor, earning him instant credibility in the hard-core ski town.

international beer tastings. In Stowe, check out the Alchemist Brewery, whose ales have developed a cult following. But be forewarned, this is egalitarian Vermont and you can’t just buy as much as you want. The Alchemist brewery limits how many you can buy to take home at one time. alchemistbeer.com For another kind of beer experience, try Trapps lagers. The Sound of Music family has made Stowe their home for four generations, and they make killer Austrian-style lagers, which stands to reason. Their brewery restaurant, predictably, also serves delicious schnitzel, strudel and all manner of cheeses and smoked meats. vontrappbrewing.com

DINNER: Getting a reservation at the Hen of the Wood in Waterbury is a feat, as it’s another place with a cult following. But you will not be disappointed. The seven-time James Beard Award-nominated restaurant is an eating experience that takes its farm-to-table commitment seriously. henofthewood.com COFFEE: If the perfect cup is your thing, PK Coffee on the Mountain Road has the best brew in town. MEMBERSHIP: Become a member at Spruce Peak’s Stowe Mountain Club, which offers fun for the whole family: ski races, private dining, slopeside valet parking, a 21,000-sq.-ft. spa and more. Also, the membership is included with every property purchase. sprucepeak.com MUST DO: Taste Vermont maple syrup; get to the lift early for first tracks on the groomers; stay late at the Octagon and ski down after the lifts close; no matter how good you are, take a lesson—you will learn from the tips on your technique, and you will learn all about Stowe’s mountains and community. THE PORTABLE PURIST

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The mountainside indoor/ outdoor pool and Jacuzzi at the Lodge at Spruce Peak in Stowe, Vermont are part of the resort’s $500 million creation.

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AMATARA WELLNESS RESORT IN PHUKET, THAILAND Try the Amatara Detox program with Chi Nei Tsang (detoxifying abdominal massage), colon hydrotherapy, lymphatic drainage treatment, naturopathic consultation and a therapeutic coffee or chlorophyll cleansing treatment. Some other retreats available:

Amatara Active, Holistic Anti-Aging and Amatara Yoga. Three nights from $1,397; five nights from $2,297; seven nights from $3,198. amataraphuket.com ANANDA IN THE HIMALAYAS IN NARENDRA NAGAR TEHRI, INDIA Features Detox, Yogic Detox and Weight Management (two-week minimum stay) programs which include an Ayurvedic diet, meditation, detox aromatherapy massage and personalized fitness training. Some other

retreats available: Ayurvedic rejuvenation, Dhyana selfrealization and stress management. Rates available upon request. anandaspa.com DAVID WOLFE ADVENTURES IN CUSCO, PERU Health guru David Wolfe takes retreat goers on a Machu Picchu hike and introduction to Wachuma plant medicine while promoting “wholeistic” cuisine. Next retreat: April 13-22. From $4,900.

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EREMITO IN PARRANO, UMBRIA, ITALY This eco-hotel has a variety of themed retreats, and accommodations modeled on celluzzes (historically, cells used by hermits to find time for meditation + prayer). Practice fasting and take a Gregorian chant workshop.

Rates available upon request. eremito.com

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FIVELEMENTS IN BALI, INDONESIA Fivelements has three main retreats—rejuvenation, detox and culinary—with beauty spa rituals, Balinese ceremonies, wellness consultations and gourmet plantbased meals. Culinary retreats from $1,577; rejuvenation

retreats from $2,576; detox retreats from $5,775. fivelements.org

ITC GRAND BHARAT IN HARYANA, INDIA The Ayurvedic Detox and Vedic Weight Management retreats include Ayurvedic doctor consultations, personalized yoga, guided meditation, Kaya Kalp detox therapies and herbal massages. Some other retreats available: Tranquil Sojourn, Swasthya Regime and Holistic Wellness. From

$315. itchotels.in

MATTHEW KENNEY WELLNESS Celebrity chef Matthew Kenney, who specializes in plant-based cuisine, centers his retreats around nutritional education, yoga, meditation and interactive meals. Rates and location vary. matthewkenneycuisine.com THE RANCH MALIBU IN MALIBU, CALIFORNIA Tackle intensive weight-loss, 1,400 calorie-a-day organic plant-based dieting, weekly cooking classes, cholesterol testing and a body fat analysis. One-week package from

$7,800.; The Ranch 4.0 (four-day program from $3,900) or The Ranch 10.0 (10-day program from $10,900). theranchmalibu.com

SHA WELLNESS CLINIC IN ALICANTE, SPAIN The Intensive Detox + Weight Loss program includes personalized diets, medical examinations, detox hydroenergetic healing sessions and a personal trainer. Some other retreats available: Anti-Smoking, Anti-Stress and

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The ITC Grand Bharat in Haryana, India, offers various wellness retreats.

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GODDESS RETREATS IN BALI, INDONESIA AND HAKUBA, JAPAN Features four specialized retreats for women-only: Surf, Snow (Japan), Fit, and Bali. All retreats focus on nutrition, allow personal customization and have various spa/healing treatments. Surf retreat from

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LOVE YOGA SPACE AND SKY TING AT SON RULLAN IN DEIA, MAJORCA Join Kyle Miller of Love Yoga studio and Krissy Jones of Sky Ting on a tailored yoga and meditation escape that highlights gourmet meals from a private chef, an on-site masseuse, a sailboat day trip and more. Upcoming retreat date: June 9-16. From $2,500.

six-day package from $2,513; eight-day package from $2,982. wecarespa.com

ARO HA IN GLENORCHY, NEW ZEALAND Go on a wellness adventure surrounded by the beauty of New Zealand nature; stay in eco-accommodation, dine on vegetarian cuisine, visit the Obsidian therapeutic spa and go on daily hikes. From $4,550.

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THE BODY CAMP IN IBIZA, SPAIN From vegan-based superfood protein shakes and lifestyle coaching to mixed weight training and body toning, Body Camp-ers will quickly get back into shape. From

$2,033. thebodycamp.com

COCO LOCO ECO RESORT IN CHINANDEGA, NICARAGUA Surf, practice yoga, surf, meditate, repeat. And if you’re feeling philanthropic, participate in community work with local nonprofit, Waves of Hope. Upcoming retreats: Adventures in Consciousness (March 17-24) and Yoga +

Surf (March 31-April 6). From $1,200. cocolocoresort.com

EPIC EUROPE Epic Europe is a luxury travel operator specializing in custom-made itineraries for small groups. Book your next family ski excursion or hiking trek through them for an unforgettable experience. Prices vary. epiceurope.com

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WE CARE SPA IN DESERT HOT SPRINGS, CALIFORNIA We Care’s philosophy is based on four key components: prefast, detox, treatment and classes. It has a medicine wheel, sacred labyrinth, colon hydrotherapy and lymphatic stimulation. Three-day package from $908;

$1,995; Snow retreat from $2,695; Fit retreat from $1,995; Bali retreat from $1,995. goddessretreats.com

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PADDLE DIVA SUP, SURF + ADVENTURE IN RINCON, PUERTO RICO Paddle Diva will have a daily lifted class with Bravo TV’s Work Out star Holly Rilinger, nutritious meals, hiking, meditation, an artwalk, farmers market trip and more. Upcoming retreat date: April 11-16. From $1,850.

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PLAYA GRANDE BEACH CLUB WITH TARYN TOOMEY IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC Features Toomey’s Retreatment program, which includes The Class by Taryn Toomey, morning meditation and an organic/locally sourced menu. Kevin Courtney and Jaycee Gossett will each attend one of the retreats, providing restorative yoga sessions.

Upcoming retreat date: February 25-March 3. From $4,700. taryntoomey.com

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TELO ISLAND DREAMS SUPREME SWELLS AND PIPING BARRELS: THE HUNT FOR WAVES CATERED TO EVERY SURFER FROM BEGINNER TO PRO IN INDONESIA.

By Biddle Duke It was day four and G.T.’s, the famed surf spot in the Telo Islands, was small by G.T.’s standards, but big enough that you had no choice. Almost every wave demanded tube time, surfer-speak for the daredevil ecstasy of riding inside the curl of the wave. It was also big enough that if you mishandled those few seconds you risked getting rag-dolled across the reef.

the last unexplored frontiers for pioneering surfers searching for solitude and perfection. Over the past two decades a growing fleet of surf charter boats operate along the coast and hundreds of surf “resorts” have sprung up—everything from simple camps to luxurious retreats.

The Telo Islands had been until recently mostly overlooked by that burgeoning industry; it is difficult “THERE WERE WAVES to get to and had been— happily FOR EVERYONE, FROM for those who knew otherwise— BEGINNERS TO PROS, rumored to have smaller and less ALL BREAKING ON REEFS dependable surf. The truth? It is WHERE THE FISH ARE SO wonderfully remote (like most of PLENTIFUL YOU WATCH Indonesia), exotic, frozen in time THEM DART OUT IN FRONT (the Telos had little contact with the West until the 1980s), and the surf OF YOUR BOARD AS YOU rumor was, well, like most rumors. CAREEN DOWN THE LINE.” There were waves for everyone, from beginners to pros, from long, easy rolling points, to piping barrels and playful peaks, all breaking on reefs where the fish are so plentiful you watch them dart out in front of your Through friends we’d heard there was a special board as you careen down the line. new surf resort opening in a little-surfed region of Indonesia. The thousands of miles of southwesternThe resort, Pinnacles on Telo, is the brainchild of facing Indo coastline has for 40-plus years been among American surfer and entrepreneur Ryder Thomas, My son Angie, 21, nephew August, 24, and wife Idoline, and I had come a long way to meet these waves, which themselves had traveled thousands of miles across the Indian Ocean from somewhere off Antarctica to end in an explosion on this remote reef off the coast of Sumatra. Although a touch apprehensive, encouraged by our guide, 2016 Women’s World Longboard champion Tory Gilkerson, we jumped off our boat and paddled over to join the four guys already in the lineup.

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who teamed up with an Australian Indo surf pioneer who’d opened the first camp in the region more than a decade ago. Pinnacles opened in July. We were the first guests.

surfers. None of that stopped us from being up at 5:30AM most mornings to board the boat (the resort has several) to one of more than a dozen breaks within two to 30 minutes.

Thomas’ adventure began a decade ago. A surfer who grew up in Hawaii, he went into law and eventually private equity in New York and California. In 2008, he found himself on a surf charter boat in the Maldives surrounded by eager well-to-do surfers like him. “I had this moment on that trip,” Thomas, who splits his time between Manhattan and Sausalito, California, told me recently. “I looked around and saw the fun and the opportunity. So many people want this kind of special experience, adventure: uncrowded waves in beautiful places…. It’s a romantic notion we all have, to wander the world and discover magic places.” In the ensuing eight years Thomas’s Pegasus Lodges has purchased and built eight boutique surf resorts around the world in Indonesia, the South Pacific, British Columbia and the Caribbean.

At G.T.’s that day a set loomed on the horizon. Typically, I wheeled around and caught the first one. Then came a misstep, as I was pitched headlong into the impact zone and dragged through the whitewater. Seconds later, as I detected a new reef tattoo blooming on my knee, I looked up to see my son Angie racing across the face of a wave then ducking into the tube. He disappeared and reemerged, and with a touch of matador’s swagger, arced out of the danger zone and threw me a smile. We’d come to the other side of the world for that. And there would be more. Rates

Pinnacles is a stunning compound of luxurious bungalows and a main house on a palm-fringed white-sand beach encompassing several acres on a small, otherwise uninhabited island with its own surf break. Despite the welcome comforts—an infinity pool, Jacuzzi, bar and terrific bartender, massages on demand and an eager-to-please staff—Thomas emphasizes “experience over luxury”: to be in nature, to surf, snorkel and swim among stunning reefs, take a yoga class, or savor the local food, much of it grown on the island or purchased from passing fishermen. The masculine surf-camp energy you’re likely to find elsewhere is checked by a family vibe. A dad and his three kids and a finance guy from New York were among the other guests, of which there are never more than 16 at a time, and a maximum of eight 84 THE PORTABLE PURIST

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LUXURY ADVENTURE TRAVEL COMPANY EPIC EUROPE IS LEADING SKI EXCURSIONS INTO THE CONTINENT’S GLORIOUS MOUNTAIN RANGE.

By Biddle Duke To skiers and riders in the know, it seems obvious. The European Alps are home to the longest descents, the most spectacular scenery, delicious food, and a long tradition of hospitality. With thousands of ski areas across a thousand miles of 10,000-foot summits, it’s the finest skiing on the planet. But Americans, generally, don’t get it. “To me the ‘aha’ moment was seeing expert [American] skiers totally blowing it,” explains Europe travel expert Jack Shaw. “They’d tell me, ‘It’s expensive, the snow sucks, the lift lines are brutal.’” “We just couldn’t figure out why they weren’t having the same experiences we were having.” So Shaw and his partner, former Rossignol pro-skier Susanna Magruder, opened their little black books to let us all in on this well-known secret: skiing in Europe is epic. The focus of their Epic Europe luxury adventure travel company is the central Alps of France, Italy, Austria and Switzerland. Their target clientele is families and individuals who want adventure, fun and insider know-how: endless powder descents, the finest mountain hotels on Earth, the most knowledgeable and safety-conscious guides, all wrapped in the rich history and culture of the cradle of alpine skiing. Epic Europe builds custom itineraries and hosts you throughout your travels: Families might splinter in the

morning, with Mom and Dad heli-lifting to the Monte Rosa for a corn-snow descent, and the kids skiing down to Italy for a spaghetti lunch. Former East coasters, MacGruder and Shaw, who now live full time in Verbier, Switzerland, squirreled away their intel—not only on the skiing, but cheesemakers, hotels, wineries, hidden valleys—during years of working in Europe. A native New Yorker, Shaw spent numerous winters in the Alps writing for the ski and travel press and The Wall Street Journal, and producing television and film segments for a number of media. Magruder skied for Rossignol, guiding the company’s womens products initiatives, including the groundbreaking S7 ski. “As travelers, journalists, TV and film producers, professional athletes...the two of us have been privy to the best conditions on the planet and experiencing the cultural highlife that coexists with skiing in Europe like no other place on the planet. It’s time to share that knowledge.” In the summer and fall, Epic Europe switches to cycling—mountain and road—and hut-to-hut hiking and climbing trips, all wrapped in good food, wine, cheese and fluffy duvets at night. Little wonder that since 2012, Condé Nast Traveler magazine has named Epic Europe their Switzerland Travel Specialist. epiceurope.com THE PORTABLE PURIST

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RANCHO LA PUERTA HEALTH SPA RESORT IN BAJA, MEXICO Climb the Mountain Trek program with fitness trekking, tai chi classes, an eco health spa, organic farm and water aerobics. Upcoming retreat dates: February 10-

17. From $4,900. mountaintrek.com

SAMATAHITI RETREATS, SURF CAMPS + TRAININGS IN RINCON, PUERTO RICO Called the “yoga place for adrenaline junkies,” Samatahiti offers hiking, mountain biking, cliff diving, SUP yoga, yoga teacher training and more. Prices vary.

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WANDERLUST FESTIVAL AT TURTLE BAY RESORT IN OAHU, HAWAII Wanderlust Festivals are all about promoting a healthy lifestyle, enjoying live music and participating in multilevel yoga + meditation sessions in addition to various outdoor activities (bike tour, ziplining, surfing), organic dinners and inspiring lectures. March 1-4. Four-day

ticket from $520; four-day premium pass + lodging from $3,080. wanderlust.com/festivals

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ALA KUKUI IN HANA, MAUI, HAWAII Take cultural workshops, learn about mindful eating, receive life coaching + spiritual guidance or Ayurvedic consultations while staying in paradise. Studio apartment

from $250; cabins from $1,000; retreat house from $1,500. alakukui.org

BUDDHA PATH This tour company organizes pilgrimages in India, Nepal, Bhutan, Brazil and Peru centered around teachings of the Buddha, spiritual adventures and selfdiscovery journeys. Prices vary. buddhapath.com 88 THE PORTABLE PURIST

SIMPLE PEACE MEDITATION RETREATS IN ASSISI, ITALY Simple Peace offers daily yoga + meditation, a shuttle service to sacred sites, four guided meditative pilgrimages, spiritual counseling and accommodation housing a five-star restored Roman bath. From $1,198.

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SUPERSHE Women around the world gather through the SuperShe networking platform, which has created luxury retreats for creatives chosen by founder Kristina Roth. The next trip will include cabins on a private island off the Finnish coast. Rates and location vary. supershe.com/events THE BUDDHIST RETREAT CENTRE IN KWAZULU-NATAL, SOUTH AFRICA Travel to a Buddhist oasis offering various short-term retreats such as The Sangoma Way: An Intensive Plant Healing Retreat (February 5-8), Authentic Ayurveda: Restorative Yoga and Mindful Cooking (February 1618), Doing Nothing: A Taste of Sustained Meditation (March 23-25) and more. From $56. brcixopo.co.za THE CHOPRA CENTER AT OMNI LA COSTA RESORT + SPA IN CARLSBAD, CALIFORNIA For women only: a two-night Women’s Retreat with talks from renowned female thought leaders, Shakti yoga and meditation classes. Next retreat date: May 26-

28. From $2,791. chopra.com

DREAMS LAS MAREAS IN PLAZA DEPORTES EL JOBO, COSTA RICA The Seduction of Spirit retreat is led by worldrenowned pioneer in integrative medicine Deepak Chopra, who provides retreat members with transformative teachings and meditation. Next retreat

date: July 9-14. From $5,375. chopra.com


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MANDALI RETREAT CENTER IN QUARNA SOPRA, ITALY Mandali provides a wide range of retreat programs that highlight meditation, yoga, silence, personal growth and body care. Length of retreats and prices vary. mandali.org NAYA TRAVELER This is an exceptional travel agency composed of an expert team behind the itinerary-building process. Beginning in March, Naya will offer its new specialty trip, Wellness Wanders (designed to rejuvenate the mind + body), in places like Morocco, South India, Peru and Cambodia. From $900 per person per day (seven-day

minimum). nayatraveler.com

THE PEARL LAGUNA Attend the award-winning yoga, hiking + cleansing retreat full of alkaline foods, and therapeutic healing.

From $5,500 for one week. thepearllaguna.com

PLUM VILLAGE IN LOUBES BERNAC, FRANCE For adults and children, this monastery setting has mindful living retreats catered to everyone ages 6 and up. Attendees will practice walking + sitting meditation, participate in community work, mindful eating and a period of silence. Children from $210; adults from $421.

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KAMALAYA KOH SAMUI IN KOH SAMUI, THAILAND Dive into the Yin + Yang Yoga Immersion with principle of The Yoga Academy and co-founder of Triyoga, Simon Low. Next retreat date: March 29-April

SHAMBHALA GAMPO ABBEY IN NOVA SCOTIA, CANADA Gampo Abbey strictly adheres to Shambhala teachings and monastic Buddhist training. Visitors will practice chanting and sitting meditation, and may receive spiritual guidance. Yarne Winter Retreat (March 1-April

15) from $2,176; solitary retreat cabins (strictly solitary + only for those wishing to deepen their meditative practice) from $29. gampoabbey.org

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RETREAT BY MAMA MEDICINE IN QUARNA SOPRA, ITALY Reside in the stunning Mandali Retreat Center located on Lake Orta and receive medicine readings, shamanic ceremonies that integrate ancient healing traditions for modern life. Retreat date: May 19-25. From $1,500.

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