Spring calls for a little unplugged vacation — a digital detox to reboot both mentally and physically. So if you’re dreaming of warm weather escapes, Classic Vacations curates sun-drenched sojourns. Here are three dreamy resorts that offer top-of-class wellness journeys, too.
Anguilla is a gem of the Caribbean, and with the reimagined Aurora Anguilla Resort and Golf Resort, the beckon toward this slice of paradise has never been stronger.
Resort Report: Beach lovers cherish Anguilla’s pastel skies, white-sand shores, and a two-mile beachfront, larger than any other on the island. With two sprawling resort areas, the Rendezvous Bay experience is serene and intimate, while Merrywing Bay is home to Aurora’s Entertainment Complex and Amphitheatre, poised for an active and social getaway.
Wellness Scene: At the resort’s Sorana Spa, any worries dissolve via treatments for body and soul. Experts use refined techniques and natural elements from the island to create a serene oasis. Diverse therapies range from a 24k Gold Age-Defying Facial using ingredients that regenerate skin cells to a Beach Stone Massage that reduces stress and tension or an Ocean Skin Brightening Ritual for glowing skin.
Considered the “Pink Palace” of Waikiki, this famous resort is lauded as an oasis of timeless luxury on the island of Oahu. Opened in 1927, the property has since attracted a see-and-be-seen crowd, yet vacations here are decidedly laid back.
Resort Report: Whether staying in the landmark Historic Wing or the magnificent Mailani Tower, expect world-class dining and rich culture at this 528-room Honolulu luxury hotel. Don’t miss Azure Restaurant, the original Mai Tai Bar, the Royal Hawaiian Bakery, or Aha Aina — Waikiki’s only oceanfront luau. The Malulani Pool and private beach area are replete with pink-hued umbrellas, the resort’s signature shade.
Wellness Scene: Nestled in the Royal Grove Courtyard, Abhasa Waikiki spa is the only spa in Honolulu offering a serene tropical garden setting. Favorite treatments include the Pineapple/Papaya Body Polish, an oil blend of papaya and pineapple that gently exfoliates the body. A luxurious scalp massage and a warm hair mask leave both skin and hair glowing and moisturized.
Visit the famous Brando and discover a massive ring of coral surrounding 12 motus, creating a barrier of serenity (yet surrounded by turquoise sea). Here, The Brando lives in harmony with nature, while the local Polynesian people welcome visitors with indelible hospitality.
Resort Report: Unique excursions take you to the edge of the atoll to experience life on land, in the air, and below the water, while the Tetiaroa Society guides are atoll experts who share Polynesian history, stories, and culture. Set back just off the beach, 35 private villas are surrounded by lush foliage and feature multiple spaces to sleep, relax, or simply watch the sea.
Wellness Scene: Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa is considered the pulse of Tetiaroa. And Fare Manu, a giant nest in the treetops, is a retreat within Varua Te Ora spa. The “house of the bird” is a place where couples come together to connect with nature and each other in a private setting. What’s more, a traditional massage here is much more than a simple body therapy. Spa journeys are holistic experiences with nature, the Polynesian culture, and people.