7 Exotic Wellness Vacations for an Unforgettable Experience

Last updated September 29, 2022

Looking for serious escapism? While any vacation can be rejuvenating and relaxing, an exotic wellness vacation can really get you out of your head and into some of the most unique destinations (and treatments) around the world.

What Are Exotic Wellness Vacations?

Exotic wellness vacations are not all palm trees, pristine beaches and tropical jungles. Many exotic wellness vacations are situated amidst magical landscapes, lagoons and natural wonders.

So whether you are jetting off to an exclusive island hideaway in Vietnam or soaking up quintessential views from a bolthole in Iceland, we’ve found seven stunning exotic wellness vacations where you can hit that reset button.

7 Exotic Wellness Vacations Ready for Booking

1. Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary, Thailand

Exotic wellness destination Kamalaya Koh Samui

Encircled by a centuries-old cave once used by Buddhist monks as a place for meditation and spiritual retreat, Kamalaya is an ideal space to reconnect with your inner self and rejuvenate mind, body and spirit. Immerse yourself in one-of-a-kind ancient Eastern healing traditions combined with Western medical practices to obtain life-changing results.

2. Six Senses Con Dao, Vietnam

Basket boat in Lo Voi beach

Located in an idyllic old fishing village, this exotic wellness resort boasts 5-star ratings. In addition to its wow-factor spa, a stay here also includes nature hikes, yoga, snorkeling and diving. Six Senses offers both luxurious indulgence and a unique locale with crystal-blue water and a dramatic backdrop of the Lo Voi mountains.

3. Sky Lagoon, Iceland

Exotic wellness destination Sky Lagoon Iceland

The stark beauty of Iceland makes for an exotic wellness vacation full of geothermal springs, black sand beaches, glaciers and geysers. With an infinity pool that stretches 230 feet and views of Fagradalsfjall volcano, Sky Lagoon is an exotic wellness day spa like no other. Nourish your senses with their seven-step bathing ritual that mixes warm and cold waters, fresh air, dry heat and steam—an Icelandic spa tradition to remember.

4. COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali

COMO Shambala Estate meditation bed

Located in a village outside of Ubud, this exotic wellness resort lets nature facilitate wellness for its guests. In addition to luxury villas, COMO Shambhala provides a peaceful environment where guests relax to the sounds of the rustling jungle and rumbling Ayung River. Yoga, Pilates, meditation, hiking, biking as well as healing waters complement the wellness experience. Every detail is taken care of by a personal assistant, ensuring a completely hassle-free, restorative escape.

5. Shou Sugi Ban House, New York

Sho Sugi Ban House yoga pavilion

Design simplicity that evokes an exotic touch. The 13-room wellness sanctuary—tucked away in the Hamptons—is inspired by the principles of wabi-sabi, a Japanese aesthetic that embraces the beauty of imperfection. There’s nothing imperfect at Shou Sugi Ban House, though, as guests embark on spa treatments drawn from the inherent wisdom and curative properties of the ocean, local pine forests, wild flora and indigenous herbs.

6. Bambu Indah, Bali

Mount Batukaru and rice terraces Bali

The island of Bali is home to remarkable sights as well as luxurious eco-resorts. This exotic wellness vacation at Bambu Indah offers hikes through the Batukaru Nature Reserve as well as Mount Batur plus a variety of wellness activities featuring yoga, massage, meditation and swimming in natural pools. Amidst the rice terraces and verdant terrain, you can truly immerse yourself in wellness.

7. Chiva-Som International Health Resort, Thailand

Hua Hin Vietnam

Located in Hua Hin, this exotic wellness vacation includes a personalized wellness program and a team of health professionals. Diet, exercise, rest and relaxation are the primary focus at Chiva-Som with special attention paid to holistic health. And the tranquil environment offers an idyllic escape to zen out.

About Vacayou

At Vacayou [pronounced VACAY – YOU], we believe that travel has the power to change lives. The power to revive, rejuvenate and redirect your inner wellness warrior. And that’s why we’re here. Take an online staycation with us and change how you think about travel. Let us make it easier for you to search, discover, and book wellness and active vacations. But we don’t stop there. We are with you every step of the way—before, during and after your journey—to make sure you enjoy the most meaningful vacation ever. Vacayou is wellness travel that meets you right where you are.

There’s a whole world out there and Vacayou is here to help YOU explore it! No matter how far or how adventurous, our team scours the globe to curate the best in wellness travel.

Is an exotic wellness vacation on your bucket list? Vacayou’s travel concierge team can help you discover, book and plan your next exotic wellness experience. 

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