Wellness destinations to explore in the New Year 2021

Post Covid19, the world is still reeling with the challenges and the aftermath of the pandemic. While it is the time to re-think and re-evaluate all the life choices we have been making so far, special attention must be paid to mental and physical wellness. To break the monotony and gloom of an unexpected crisis, plan a vacation designed to evoke a sense of well-being. Here are some beautiful spas and luxury resorts around the world that you can consider for your next break.

Palace Wellness at Badrutt’s Palace Hotel – Switzerland
Fully connect with yourself in our Palace Wellness spa, with an indoor infinity swimming pool, extensive fitness facilities and full massage and beauty services. Restore and renew with a comprehensive range of massage and beauty treatments. Choose from Ayurvedic therapies and manicures to facials and eye treatments.
Aura Spa & Wellbeing, Bawah Reserve – Indonesia
Find total zen in the soothing, natural surroundings of Bawah Reserve with Aura Spa & Wellbeing. Nestled in the island’s beachfront jungle, Aura offers a natural and luxurious setting. Offering revitalising treatments and practices to ease away workday stress and enhance your physical and mental wellbeing. Indulge in a variety of tropical spa experiences, ranging from sea salt scrubs and locally sourced Ayurvedic oil massages, Pilates and sunrise qigong on the beach. All are designed to relax, invigorate and rejuvenate both the body and the mind.
Cheval Blanc Spa, Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France
A haven for the body, mind and spirit. Relaxing, energising, balancing, rejuvenating. Rare beauty rituals by Guerlain, exclusive in the Caribbean, are unveiled by Beauty Experts in four treatment rooms and the spa garden pavilion. Celebrating true island indulgence, the exotic outdoor pavilion is the perfect locale for four-hand massages for two, or pampering facial treatments for one. 
Chiva-Som International Health Resort – Thailand
For more than 25 years, the company behind the award-winning Chiva-Som has been a pioneer in transformative wellness practices to global acclaim. Its commitment to an innovative, holistic approach which expertly balances mind, body and spirit, continues to this day with its flagship resort in Hua Hin, Thailand and the latest addition to the Chiva-Som family – Zulal Wellness Resort in Khasooma, Qatar.
The Spa at Pimalai Resort & Spa – Thailand
Winner of the World Luxury Spa Award and included into Conde Nast Johansens Luxury Spa Collection, Pimalai Spa offers combination of traditional and contemporary techniques that will rejuvenate your body, mind and soul.
Wellness Institute by Maison Guerlain, The Woodward – Switzerland
The hotel’s 1,200 square metre spa will include a Wellness Institute by Maison Guerlain and a 21-metre indoor swimming pool – the longest in Geneva. There will be a state-of-the-art gym, two saunas, two steam-rooms, two Swedish baths and a hot tub. Guests will be able to enjoy exclusive treatments by Guerlain across six wellness suites, including one for couples.
Villa Stéphanie, Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa – Germany
Villa Stéphanie is a lieu of relaxation and luxury healthcare hospitality. Combining pleasure with health results, losing weight with enjoyment and medical effectiveness with a familiar atmosphere. Medical Care at Villa Stéphanie incorporates a range of preventative healthcare programmes and specialist treatments, while staying in the elegant surroundings of the villa. At your service are the highest level professionals with the most advanced diagnostics at their disposal.
The Spa at Royal Mansour Marrakech – Morocco
Designed as a sanctuary completely devoted to your senses, the Royal Mansour Marrakech Spa creates an intimate universe with a separate entrance to the rest of the hotel. Enter via the citrus garden, where the colours and fragrances will already enchant you. For a break from life, 2500 sqm divided over 3 floors offer an infinite range of treatments.
Spa & Wellbeing at The Datai Langkawi – Malaysia
The Spa is situated along a small winding stream surrounded by the sounds and subtle aromatic scent of the rainforest. Offering uniquely delivered treatments in a natural environment, The Spa experience induces a sensory journey of overall well-being through relaxation and rejuvenation. Focusing on aligning wellness with nature, The Spa’s signature treatments incorporate the healing plants and herbs found in the rainforest; adopting age-old traditions and philosophies of the Malay culture known as Ramuan.
Spa & Clinic, Ultima Gstaad – Switzerland
A world-class Spa featuring treatments from Swiss Perfection makes pampering a key focus at the Ultima Spa, an 8,600-square-foot sanctuary including a hammam, sauna, swimming pool and an indoor and outdoor jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, in addition to treatment rooms, a private cinema and a fitness centre. All treatments feature products by Swiss Perfection, renowned for its anti-ageing cellular therapy, ensuring an exceptional beauty experience.

(The information and photos in the listicle is curated by Heavens Portfolio)