Pressing the reset button on your mental and physical health is substantially easier at destinations where wellness is a priority. When the activities are many, the spa ample, the pace slow, and the cuisine clean and fresh, uncovering your best self is easier than you might think.
These wellness-centric properties, which are all part of the well-curated Mr & Mrs Smith collection, go to great lengths to provide an experience that is as relaxing as it is healthy. From an orchid-filled spa in the tranquil English countryside to a French wellness village with a dietician and osteopath on staff, these exclusive boutique properties go above and beyond in the wellness department — and it shows. And, the Mr & Mrs Smith partnership with IHG Hotels & Resorts makes travel even more rewarding. Guests can earn and redeem IHG One Rewards points at Mr & Mrs Smith properties around the globe.
Hôtel Lily of the Valley — La Croix-Valmer, France
Wellness is the name of the game at Hôtel Lily of the Valley, which is perched in the hillsides south of Saint-Tropez. In all reality, the spa is more like a wellness village, with seven treatment rooms and regular fitness classes that range from TRX to floating yoga. The property is often running wellness-focused retreats and there’s a resident naturopath, osteopath, fitness coach, and dietician on staff. The spa menu features the latest wellness techniques, including things like cryotherapy and light therapy, which are complemented by saunas, a steam room, and perhaps the most alluring feature: a snow shower.
Coqui Coqui Cobá Residence & Spa — Cobá, Mexico
Life is a little sweeter at Coqui Coqui Cobá Residence & Spa, a four-residence property that takes the concept of personalized service seriously. Those looking for a reset won’t have to look far. The hotel has its own perfumery, and an exclusive collection of perfumes and fragrances that are integrated into several spa treatments. The spa itself is designed for relaxation, with an outdoor shower and a cenote-inspired pool.
Valsana Hotel & Apartments — Arosa, Switzerland
It’s all about the mountains at Valsana Hotel & Apartments in Switzerland. And the property takes advantage of its mountainside location by integrating the scenic outdoor world into each and every wellness experience. The heated pool features floor-to-ceiling windows looking out the slopes, while the fitness center, steam bath, and sauna have giant windows looking out into the woods. The extensive spa treatment menu is designed for taking care of those achy, post-ski legs.
Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa — Zanzibar, Tanzania
The spa at Zanzibar White Sand Luxury Villas & Spa may be the best part of this truly astounding property. The treatment rooms are open-air, allowing the warm sea breeze and salty air to float into the room. And no treatment is complete without a visit to the infrared sauna and hammam. Those interested in a workout will be treated to a spacious, open-air fitness center that’s a far cry from the traditional hotel gym.
Thyme — Southrop, UK
Enjoying and living off of the land is the name of the game at Thyme, a beautiful boutique property set on a 150-acre farm in the English countryside. So as you might imagine, the wellness offerings at the on-site Meadow Spa integrate nature whenever possible. In addition to a well-rounded spa treatment menu (we suggest the natural face lift), the spa has a spring water pool that’s adjacent to the whimsical Orchid House, a designated chill space that’s covered with native orchids.