Celebrate Global Wellness Day at These Spectacular Resorts in the Caribbean

You’ll be hard-pressed to find a bigger travel trend than wellness, arguably the most transformative trend in travel in recent decades. Projected to become a $1.4 trillion business by 2027, wellness travel can include anything from next-level spa services to relaxation-inducing classes like yoga and meditation and healing treatments inspired by ancient wisdom. Celebrate Global Wellness Day by booking a trip to one of these impressive wellness destinations in the Caribbean for a restorative vacation you’ll always remember.

Amanyara | Turks and Caicos

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Head to the pristine white beaches of the Turks & Caicos for a rejuvenation of mind, body, and spirit at Amanyara. With a new Wellness Manager overseeing all the boutique resort’s wellness programming, restoration-minded travelers can count it among the leading wellness destinations in the Caribbean.

Amanyara | Turks and Caicos

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Amanyara has long been considered among the most luxurious resorts in the Turks & Caicos, but it is even better after an extensive refurbishment. Recently renovated villas offer spacious accommodations, and the five-bedroom Artists Villa even offers its own brand-new private fitness and wellness center. The views from every angle are spectacular.

The Somerset on Grace Bay | Turks and Caicos

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Unwind along some of the best beaches in the Caribbean at The Somerset on Grace Bay in the Turks & Caicos. Just a stone’s throw from South Florida, guests can be beachside by lunchtime to enjoy a cooling sea breeze and the soothing sounds of the ocean on Grace Bay from their balcony.

The Somerset on Grace Bay | Turks and Caicos

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Guests at The Somerset on Grace Bay can enjoy next-level spa services in one of the two treatment rooms on the property or from the comfort and privacy of their suite. Spa treatment highlights include hot stone or Swedish massages, Vitamin C and pure seaweed facials, European deep cleansing facials, and more.

Cayo Levantado Resort | Dominican Republic

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When Cayo Levantado Resort debuted just a year ago, it quickly became one of the leading luxury wellness resorts in the Caribbean and the first of its kind in the Dominican Republic. Nestled on a serene private island off the coast of the Samaná peninsula, the 218-room resort features cool, Caribbean-inspired decor and a wellness program that will impress even the most experienced practitioners.

Cayo Levantado Resort | Dominican Republic

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Cayo Levatnado Resort offers four distinct Wellness Paths – Refresh, Restore, Relax, and Renew – and allows guests to personalize their wellness experience at every turn. The resort’s team of world-class experts includes clinical and sports nutritionists, spiritual and holistic practitioners, and highly qualified trainers for activities ranging from chakra meditation sessions to sound healing to aerial yoga and cenote bathing.

Park Hyatt St Kitts | St Kitts and Nevis

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Head to the still relatively untouched Caribbean island of St. Kitts to relax and reset at the impressive Park Hyatt St. Kitts Christophe Harbour, the only Park Hyatt in the Caribbean. Nestled along a stunning white sand beach, the resort property offers uninterrupted views of the volcanic cone on the nearby island of Nevis and the azure waves of the eastern Caribbean.

Park Hyatt St Kitts | St Kitts and Nevis

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The resort’s Sugar Mill Spa and Sanctuary incorporates locally sourced products like sugar cane, Caribbean herbs, and volcanic sand at every turn. Relaxation begins with a hot sip of tea infused with lemongrass, mint, and basil grown and harvested at the resort.

O2 Beach Club & Spa | Barbados

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Head to O2 Beach Club & Spa for a luxury all-inclusive escape on the untouched southern coast of Barbados. In addition to an incredible array of options for wellness-seekers, the resort boasts 3 swimming pools, including one of the only rooftop pools on the island, and 6 impressive dining outlets with 7 bars.

O2 Beach Club & Spa | Barbados

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O2 Beach Club & Spa is also home to the 5,600-square-foot, full-service Acqua Spa, which offers panoramic ocean views from the eighth-floor location. The spa offers everything from signature treatments like facials and scrubs to personalized “wellness journeys” and healing rituals inspired by the ocean, alongside the only hammam in Barbados.

Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino | Aruba

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Aruba is one of the best Caribbean islands for a summer vacation due to its location far from the Atlantic hurricane belt, so head to Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino for a restorative stay at one of the island’s beachfront properties. The resort’s eforea Spa is just a few steps from the white sand beach and features a array of treatments and experiences to choose from.

Hilton Aruba Caribbean Resort & Casino | Aruba

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The spa recently launched an exciting activation inspired by the stars called the Retrograde Ritual by eforea Spa. This guided practice takes place on the resort’s white-sand beach after sundown and involves guided deep breathing, chi balancing, mediation, and flow while aligning with the natural rhythm of the ocean waves and crystal bowls, which vibrate throughout the experience. It will be hosted throughout the year when Mercury is in Retrograde. 

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Carley Rojas Avila is a bilingual New York-based travel writer, editor, content marketer, and the founder of the digital travel publications Explorers Away and Home to Havana. Carley is an expert on all things Latin America, the Caribbean, and Cuba, having lived and worked in four different countries in the region. Her writing has appeared on the Associated Press wires and in Travel + Leisure, Yahoo, MSN, Euronews, The Weather Channel, and more. When she's not writing about her travels, find her front row at a Bad Bunny concert, befriending street cats, and taste-testing every pizza in Havana.