Why Wellness Vacations?

Last updated October 25, 2023

Do you ever feel like you need a vacation after a vacation? Then you’ve probably been booking the wrong vacation. Imagine plenty of sun, sand and sea alongside fitness activities, a blissful massage, much needed rest and healthy food thrown in for good measure. 

Sound too self-indulgent? Well, it’s how we at Vacayou define wellness vacations. 

According to the Global Wellness Institute, wellness vacations are expected to grow more than any other wellness sector in the upcoming years. The good news is that hotels and resorts are finally taking notice—and so should you. 

This doesn’t come as a surprise as many people have become more proactive around their health and living a healthy lifestyle. Access to knowledge (thank you internet and social media) has inspired us to create more mindful decisions regarding diet, exercise and healthier daily habits.

Wellness Vacations as a New Luxury

When we envision luxury, it’s not  just swanky designer handbags, my friends. It’s a lifestyle. Believe it or not, it is also a form of travel. Wellness vacations are giving “luxury” a  whole new meaning.

Remember the good old days when “resort and spa” was the gold standard? Fast forward to the present. Wellness resorts and spas have expanded their brands to include self-care and transformation.

 It’s no longer true that spas are enough for a resort to be a modern wellness resort. Modern wellness resorts and spas have upgraded from pedicure thrones to floating therapy.

When people travel they want to incorporate a self-care practice, which is truly the “new luxury” experience. 

Muirgheal Montecalvo, CEO and founder of Vacayou

It is no lie that wellness means something different to everyone. Each person has their own definition. Yet all definitions of wellness boil down to something concrete. That is, the state or condition of being well.

True Essence of Wellness Vacations

Wellness is a personal journey, meaning different things to different people. But the one thing everyone agrees on? It’s all about being well.

Wellness travel takes this concept and kicks it up a notch. It’s not just about feeling good physically, mentally and emotionally. It’s also about enjoying healthy food, staying active, connecting with nature and embracing a healthier lifestyle.

What’s a Wellness Vacation Really About?

Let’s cut to the chase. Why do we travel? Most of us would say it’s an escape from the daily grind. And who could blame us? Basking in the sun on a beach is a lot more appealing than scraping snow off your car windshield!

According to the Wellness Tourism Association, a wellness vacation is “travel for the purpose of promoting health and well-being through physical, psychological or spiritual activities.” And we totally agree!

Then What’s Different About Wellness Travel?

Add a sprinkle of physical activity and a dash of emotional engagement—and you have wellness travel. It’s about leading a healthier lifestyle while exploring the world. Whether through food, fitness  or even dance, wellness travel gives you the chance to embrace the healthy lifestyle you’ve always wanted.

Beauty of Wellness Vacations

No two people are alike, and the same goes for their wellness vacations. Some might prefer a week-long cycling trip, others might choose a luxurious spa getaway or an extended weight-loss retreat. And that’s the beauty of wellness travel. There’s something for everyone.

Fancy a trip that helps you connect with nature? Try forest bathing. Looking for a mental health reset? There are plenty of retreats to choose from. Or maybe you want a complete life change? Consider a soul-care retreat in Bali.

Let’s Dream a Little

Picture yourself on a yoga holiday in Sedona, or a cycling tour across Italy or even a week of guided hiking in British Columbia. Maybe you’d like a soul-care retreat in Costa Rica, where you can learn to surf, eat healthily and practice yoga. Or perhaps a mother-daughter spa weekend is more your style.

Whatever your preference, wellness vacations should be fun, healthy and relaxing. They should leave you feeling rejuvenated and ready to take on the world.

Path to Health & Wellness

Need more reasons why you should take a wellness vacation? Here you go:

  • A post-pandemic reset.
  • The desire to infuse health into your travel experiences.
  • The quest for a longer, healthier life.
  • The temptation of social media’s portrayal of wellness journeys.
  • A wellness-inspired workplace culture.

Here at Vacayou, we aim to help you discover and book amazing experiences, learn about the benefits of wellness vacations and understand how wellness travel can positively transform your life. 

Our goal is to send you home from your wellness vacation feeling more relaxed, refreshed and rejuvenated—until you’re ready for your next wellness adventure!

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. Vacayou brings the world of wellness travel to you!

No matter how far or how adventurous, our team scours the globe to curate the best in wellness travel. But the booking process can often be time-consuming and complicated. We’ve made it much easier for you to search, discover, and book wellness and active vacations. With Vacayou’s Instant Book, your dream wellness getaway is now just one click away.

Start the trip of your lifetime today, with Vacayou. We are here to help create a healthier global community through wellness and active travel.

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