John G. Knecht
Laurie Brookins
Sep 2020

From venerable establishments in Utah and California to a luxe enclave in Portugal, these health and fitness retreats represent the state of the art.

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Canyon Point, Utah
At Amangiri, 600 acres beckon the traveler who craves a spellbinding, secluded landscape replete with dramatic rock formations. Lodgings range from modernist suites to luxe tented pavilions to a sprawling four-bedroom Mesa Home. A grand 25,000-square-foot spa provides healing treatments inspired by the Navajo and the elements: earth, wind, fire and water.

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Blackberry Mountain
Walland, Tennessee
Nestled among the Great Smoky Mountains—and a park unto itself with 5,200 acres—Blackberry Mountain challenges with myriad outdoor activities while pampering guests in exquisite lodgings crafted from locally sourced rough-hewn timber and stone. Wellness activities run the gamut from forest bathing and mindful sculpting to movement and Chinese medicine.

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Sensei Lanai
Lanai City, Hawaii
An impeccably curated holistic-chic approach will make your stay at Sensei Lanai a magical and transformative one. Discover the gorgeous mountains and valleys on foot, horseback or bicycle. Stay in understated and tasteful accommodations, relax in private spa hales, and understand the Sensei Way philosophy through a series of two-hour experiences.

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Six Senses Douro Valley
Lamego, Portugal
A sweep of terraced vineyards descending from the woodlands converges on the River Douro. At the property’s center is a 19th-century manor house surrounded by gardens. A wine library awaits, as do 60 contemporary lodgings with weathered-wood detailing. The wellness program incorporates Portuguese traditions alongside a spa, wellness screening, sleep upgrade and skin analysis.

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Carlsbad, California
At the holistic VeraVia, the emphasis includes weight loss, stress reduction and treatment of physical and mental health issues, with individually calibrated attention. A vast spa and 18-hole Arnold Palmer golf course add to a stay that is serene, rejuvenating and energizing.

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