Where to go for Wellness

Have you ever returned home from a trip claiming you “need a vacation to get over your vacation?”. You wouldn’t be the only one! That’s why we’ve decided to share what you need to know about wellness travel. Travel connects us — to our planet, to its people, and to ourselves. Wellness Travel was created to recharge the body and nourish the mind. It offers the perfect balance of awe-inspiring destinations, rejuvenating activities, and healthy food experiences, helping you return home feeling even better than when you left.

Traveling for your physical or mental health isn’t a new concept, but it might have you thinking about enforced exercise, strict diets, or engaging in activities you’re just plain not interested in. Wellness travel is one of the fastest-growing areas in tourism and that means the possibilities are expanding too. Now there are many wellness retreats in breathtaking destinations boasting five-star accommodations and with a wide variety of activities centered around being well. 

The Lodge At Blue Sky

Just 30 minutes from the Salt Lake City Airport, this property has just the right balance of adrenaline-pumping adventure and a serene, calming ambiance. Activities include skiing, hiking, biking, horseback riding, fly fishing, photography excursions, star gazing, sporting clay shooting, rafting, igloo building, and snowshoeing. To add to the wow-factor, the Lodge at Blue Sky employs a fleet of helicopters to cover their vast 3,500 acres and allow you to enjoy all of those activities with an extra dose of seclusion and adventure. The lodge also has a world-class spa, offering guests a variety of treatments to balance out the adventure-based activities on offer. It is also a member of Virtuoso and our reservations include the following, amenities:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Breakfast credit for two daily for duration of the stay ($50 maximum per person, per day, excludes alcohol)
  • $100 USD equivalent Resort or Hotel credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

The Ranch Malibu

Commit to a week or longer at The Ranch Malibu where you will look and feel younger and more vibrant with its one-of-a-kind fitness/wellness program! Think transformation, recalibration, and unplugging. Enjoy yoga, hiking, strength training, and more, but best of all, find relaxation in a daily massage. Your time spent at The Ranch will be a rewarding experience. You’ll marvel at your results! As a Virtuoso property, Ourisman Travel is happy to extend the following amenities for your stay at The Ranch Malibu:

  • Upgrades are not applicable
  • Daily full breakfast included in rates
  • An additional 50-minute massage, chiropractic treatment, acupuncture or 3 cryotherapy sessions
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi (in bedroom only)

Carmel Valley Ranch

Imagine a summer camp-inspired resort, covering 500 acres on California’s coast. Carmel Valley Ranch takes full advantage of the space, offering indoor-outdoor guest suites, treetop suites, pools, an infinity hot tub, a spa, and a growing farmstead with a four-acre vineyard. As a Virtuoso property, Ourisman Travel is happy to extend the following amenities for your stay at Carmel Valley Ranch:

  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • Daily Full breakfast for two guests per bedroom ($30.00 per person, per day)
  • One $100 Hotel/resort credit to be used during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full) to be used towards Spa, Food & Beverage, Golf, and any fee-based activities, excludes retail.
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

Four Seasons Westlake Village

Come redefine what it means to reinvigorate at the Four Seasons Westlake Village. Experience a family-friendly atmosphere and one of the Los Angeles area’s most comprehensive spa and wellness programs. Here you can take advantage of the four-day Signature Retreat that is offered, featuring organic meals, lifestyle workshops, expert health assessments, mindfulness and yoga, and more or you can create your own experience, try wandering the scenic beauty of the surrounding Conejo Valley with your private guide who will tailor the excursion to your fitness level and experience. As a Preferred Partner property, Ourisman Travel is happy to extend the following amenities for your stay at Four Seasons Westlake Village:

  • Daily full American breakfast for two people per bedroom, served through In-Room Dining or in the hotel restaurant (including buffets)
  • Choice of USD100 Spa credit (not applicable to products) or USD100 food and beverage credit once during stay
  • Upgrade of one category, based on availability at time of check-in (excluding signature suites, villas, and private residences)
  • Complimentary basic Internet in all guest rooms; complimentary premium Internet in all suites

Dorado Beach, A Ritz Carlton Reserve

Jump on a plane and land in paradise, Puerto Rico. Introducing Spa Botánico, a five-acre sanctuary within Dorado Beach, A Ritz-Carlton Reserve, feels a bit like discovering a lost world where healing botanicals bloom wildly. In the spa, check out the treatments inspired by manos santas, traditional healers from Puerto Rico. They incorporate local ingredients, healthful oils, and affirmations.  The reserve features two gyms as well as tennis courts, basketball courts, water-sports, and an 11-mile loop trail so you are guaranteed ample opportunities to remain physically fit during your stay!  Team Ourisman was lucky enough to visit Dorado Beach recently and had an incredible experienceAs a Virtuoso property, Ourisman Travel is happy to extend the following amenities for your stay at Dorado Beach, A Ritz Carlton Reserve:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast for two guests per bedroom at COA
  • $150.00 Resort credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, not valid on room rate, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain

Jet set to the coastline of Spain at SHA Wellness Clinic. Their holistic, personalized programs run the health gamut, from weight loss, detox, and sleep recovery to genetic testing and anti-aging treatments. Guests can join healthy cooking classes, get acupuncture or reflexology sessions in the wellness area or meditate in the Sunrise terrace. And with a sister property in Mexico slated to open in 2021, the SHA experience is soon to become a well-known name in North America! As a Virtuoso property, Ourisman Travel is happy to extend the following amenities for your stay at Sha Wellness Clinic:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Healthy personalized breakfast included in rates
  • 150 EURO Wellness Credit Voucher for Wellness Treatments at SHA
  • Complimentary parking
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • For bookings in our Presidential, & Royal Suite & Residences guest may choose 1 option: complimentary private access to our SHA Cinema for private session OR one-hour private entrance in our SPA & Wellness Area ( from 9 pm to 10 pm subject availability during your stay) OR complimentary use our bicycles

Wellness travel is a vacation that focuses on putting you first, and it’ll help you to come back feeling refreshed and in a better frame of mind, rather than marking your vacation as just another check on the long list of things to do this year. So where to next?

A few other Virtuoso properties that are great for health and wellness include:

Amangani- Jackson Hole, WY United States

Blackberry Farm- Walland, TN United States

Carillon Miami Wellness Resort- Miami Beach, FL United States

For more information on how Ourisman Travel can help you plan your next wellness-focused trip please reach out at team@ourismantravel.com or submit a Travel Request Form!

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