Xanterra’s Best Health and Wellness Experiences
If you’re looking for ways to increase your health and wellness, all while being on vacation, Xanterra Travel Collection® has a great selection of unforgettable experiences perfect for you!
There’s no better feeling than going on vacation. It’s not only a chance to see the world, but also a great way to relax, decompress, and have some fun. A vacation takes the stress away and gives you time to enjoy what’s in front of you, experience new sights and sounds, and indulge a little more than you usually would.
And when you can combine a vacation and wellness? It’s a win-win. Whether it’s a spa vacation, hiking, or biking tour, wellness vacations allow you to simultaneously invest in travel and self-care. So if you’re looking for ways to increase your health and wellness, all while being on vacation, Xanterra Travel Collection® has a great selection of unforgettable experiences perfect for you!
For more travel experiences available from the Xanterra Travel Collection® and its affiliated properties, visit xanterra.com/stories.
A True American Oasis
For a tranquil experience in the middle of nowhere you’d rather be, The Oasis at Death Valley is a secluded escape, the perfect place to find peace and serenity. A lush paradise with palm trees, natural spring-fed swimming pools, a beautiful spa, and an incredible golf course – this resort has it all.
At 214 feet below sea level, The Furnace Creek Golf Course at Death Valley is a unique experience—this 18-hole course is the world’s lowest-elevation golf course! A PGA Golf Pro is on site for lessons and to share tips on this deceptively challenging course. With palm and tamarisk trees framing the fairways, majestic mountains in the background, and the sun shining down on you, it’s a great place to unwind and just have fun.
Want to pamper yourself? Enjoy some downtime in one of the brand-new spa rooms at the resort. Discover true relaxation as your trained masseuse works away the stresses of life. Soak up a wide variety of body treatments, plus specialty services such as hot stone massages, salt scrubs, aromatherapy, and more.
Touring the World One Step at a Time
Walking is not only a great source of exercise, but it’s also very beneficial for mental health. Getting outside in nature, under the sun, and breathing fresh air helps the body relax and destress. With Country Walkers, you get a mix of vacation, as well as spending time outside in places you’ve always dreamed of.
When you explore the world with Country Walkers, you can stay active and experience places firsthand as you stroll, rather than seeing them pass by a bus window. You’ll notice more details, connect with locals, and feel the energy that a new place can bring. Get the ultimate travel itineraries and fully immerse yourself into a new culture for the adventure of a lifetime. From walking through the Scottish Highlands, to the Fjords in Norway, villages in Italy, and more, they have a tour perfect for you, no matter the pace.
Ever wonder what it’s like to travel via bicycle? Become one with a town and its people on a VBT tour, all while getting a great source of exercise. With biking tours for every comfort level, you can modify the experience just for you and bike at your own pace.
Traveling by bike forces you to travel slowly, which is a nice break from the rush of daily life. On a typical trip, you might fly by a town without ever uncovering all it has to offer. But on a bike, you might notice a sweet farmers market to stop at or take a break at a coffee shop with a beautiful view. This kind of travel will come home with you and allow you to stop, slow down, and soak in what’s in front of you. Choose from amazing destinations like British Columbia, England, Portugal, France, and more, and breathe fresh air somewhere new!
Hiking Somewhere Near
Replace buildings and houses with trees, plants, and breathtaking scenery. Break away from large crowds and take a moment in a vast open space. Adding Zion National Park to your list is a must if you’re a hiking enthusiast. The park has unique views, from its tall canyon walls to its high peaks and trees lining the river, as well as a wide array of hiking trails. When hiking here, you’ll be able to combine long distances, high elevations, and low elevations, depending on what you’d prefer.
In Zion, you’ll reconnect with nature, take in awe-inspiring views, and get active. Even for those who aren’t experienced hikers and would rather take a leisurely hike, the trails throughout the park range from relaxed to challenging. If you’re familiar with the term ‘runner’s high,’ remember that the ‘hiker’s high’ is just as good!
The Spa at The Broadmoor
aving earned prestigious Five-Star Forbes Travel Guide status, The Spa at The Broadmoor has been anointed one of the nation’s finest. Restorative treatments from their skilled spa practitioners are tailored to address the unique needs and wellness goals of every guest in a luxurious yet serene setting. The Spa at The Broadmoor is also known internationally for their innovative services and integrated approach to health and relaxation. Between treatments, guests are invited to relax in the Spa’s dry saunas, which are infused with Pink Himalayan Salt Walls, steam rooms, oxygen rooms or fireplace lounges. Their co-ed Mountain View Room overlooks our lush golf course and the Rocky Mountains beyond, offering an additional space to enjoy quiet reflection and light refreshments.
For more information and to book, go to broadmoor.com/luxury-spa-resorts.
The Spa, Fitness Center, and Golf Performance Center at Sea Island
Also a Forbes Five-Star spa, Sea Island’s 65,000-square-foot facility holds everything needed to kick-start or maintain a health and fitness regimen. Guests and members choose from an extensive menu that includes Balinese massage, reflexology and a combo of body polish, wrap and custom massage. Hair, nail and makeup services are offered, down to application of false eyelashes. Children and teens can enjoy selfie-ready facials or treatments with parents in a private suite. Those simply seeking serenity can find it during a meditative walk around the labyrinth. An extensive fitness center provides classes, personal training and an array of fitness options. Golfers will find their sweet spot in the acclaimed Golf Performance Center, which assists golfers at every skill level, from juniors to British Open champions. Receive a customized workout routine, treat sore muscles or injuries to an ice-cold cryotherapy session or benefit from a golf performance massage.
For more information and to book, go to seaisland.com/spa-and-fitness.
Prioritizing Wellness and Vacations
It’s important to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle you’re used to and explore somewhere new. Recharge your body and mind and return from your vacation with a renewed zest for life.
Wellness vacations reshape your outlook on the world, help you slow down, and get in touch with yourself and your surroundings. So instead of coming home exhausted and feeling like you need a vacation from your vacation, you’ll feel refreshed, energized, and ready to get back to your day-to-day life. For more information on our experiences, click here.