Are you in need of a little R&R? California is a long-term favourite with wellness seekers looking to relax, unwind and regenerate. With guaranteed sunshine, world-class beaches, beautiful remote locations and delicious healthy cuisine (don’t worry, it isn’t all wheatgrass) it’s no surprise that California is home to many fantastic wellness retreats. Breathe in that fresh Cali air, clear your mind and rejuvenate.
Here are five of the best wellness hotspots to visit in California when you’re in need of a serious detox…
The Ranch, Malibu
The Ranch in Malibu is a luxury fitness, health and overall wellness retreat nestled in the Santa Monica mountains. Encouraging guests towards a healthier lifestyle, The Ranch offers a number of different programs focussing on exercise and overall health. Activities include restorative yoga, daily guided hikes, daily massage and cooking demonstrations. The Ranch has a plant-based focus, you can learn about the benefits of following a vegan diet that is nutritionally dense and designed for optimum performance. During your stay you will enjoy plant-based dishes such as chickpea frittata and macadamia nut risotto. Where do we sign up?
Sagrada Wellness, San Luis Obispo
Situated in Santa Margarita, just outside of San Luis Obispo, Sagrada Wellness focuses on the mental and physical benefits of yoga. If you’re travelling from LA you might want to look into car hire LAX due to the rural hilltop location. The 45-acre mountainous area will soon enable you to leave the stresses of daily life behind as you connect to a deeper state of mind. Here you’ll find no internet connection, but instead, an intimate yoga experience and delicious homemade cuisine. The Sagrada Kitchen is organic, gluten-free and vegetarian with most dishes suitable for a vegan diet. Meals are prepared fresh daily using local ingredients and even their own free-range organic eggs.
Golden Door, San Diego
For a bespoke, luxurious wellness experience, look no further than Golden Door in the laidback San Diego. Complete with 80 rejuvenating classes and 30 miles of private hiking trails, you will experience a totally unique experience; one that has been dubbed the best spa experience in the world. Limited to 40 guests a week, you will be immersed in an intimate experience that focuses on your personal needs. Enjoy access to personal trainers and activities including archery, yoga, meditation and swimming.
The Ashram, Calabasas
Say hello to an oasis of peace and tranquillity at celebrity-favourite, The Ashram. Since 1974, this retreat has been a firm favourite of wellness seekers all over the world. The week-long program mixes mindfulness with more intensive exercise classes. Designed to transform mind, body and soul, you will create a new sense of awareness; embracing your own beauty and strength. A typical day at The Ashram includes sunrise yoga, a healthy breakfast, mountain hike, lunch, rest hour, swimming and fitness classes before a hearty dinner such as a nutritional harvest bowl. It’s the ultimate detox trip!
Two Bunch Palms, Desert Hot Springs
Escape to nature and indulge in a luxurious wellness weekend at Two Bunch Palms, renowned for its healing treatments and mineral-rich hot springs. If you’re looking to relax and unwind, this is the perfect destination for you. Kick back in the spa and enjoy a number of unique treatments such as the CBD vibrational facial designed to detoxify and replenish the skin. Soak in the hot mineral springs and participate in one of the popular movement classes. For a weekend of total zen, book into one of the dreamy ‘Capone Suites’ designed to provide comfort and peace of mind.