Bernardus Lodge & Spa
CARMEL VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
Bernardus Lodge & Spa is tucked away on 28 acres of fragrant lavender, olive orchards and an estate vineyard in scenic Carmel Valley. Bathed in 300+ days of sunshine, guests are greeted with a bright hello and complimentary glass of Bernardus wine upon arrival with more in every guestroom. This is the spot for epicures on an escape.
Resort living unfolds here with gracious lifestyle accommodations, the award-winning Lucia Restaurant & Bar and signature Spa at Bernardus. An in-depth, individualized approach addresses guests’ lifestyle, stress, goals and nutrition. The luxury spa offers treatments infused with the purest botanical ingredients, many of which come from the on-site vineyard and organic gardens.
Signature spa events are offered throughout the year, including the annual equinox and solstice celebrations every spring, summer, winter and fall. From guided hikes to fuel an active lifestyle to holistic wellness experiences focused on balance and serenity, The Spa at Bernardus rejuvenates mind, body and soul. Release into one of their mindful wellness rituals, combining exceptional ingredients and pure scents. Treat yourself to the bliss of a body indulgence. Join a class with fellow fitness fanatics. Or relax and revive with an à la carte spa journey tailored to take you to places yet imagined.
Clear Creek Tahoe
CARSON CITY, NEVADA
Located on the eastern slope of the Carson Range, Clear Creek Tahoe is a new private residential community focused on design within an economically and environmentally sustainable framework. Homesites offer spectacular views and can sit on a sloping hillside near the golf course, be nestles within the trees, or overlook the Carson Valley.
Clear Creek is quickly becoming a favored destination with the newly opened Summit Camp, which is a gathering place for families and guests, as well as kids of all ages. Features include a resort-style pool, water slide crafted from massive 100-year-old timbers reclaimed from an adjoining ranch, three Har-Tru tennis courts, fire pits, grille service, locker rooms and showers, and activities for the entire family.
The Coore & Crenshaw course, a mountain masterpiece, was recently ranked 22nd as one of Golfweek’s Top 100 Residential Courses in the U.S., and #1 in Nevada. The course was designed within the natural contours of the land, and the result is exceptional.
Life at Clear Creek Tahoe offers much beyond its private club amenities with endless opportunity for four seasons of fun and adventure. There is world-class hiking and mountain biking with trailheads on property, including private access to the famous Tahoe Rim Trail, Twin Pines Lake & Ski House, a pristine shoreline where you can find paddle boards and kayaks, with skiing at Heavenly minutes away.
The Coore & Crenshaw golf, the historical Twin Pines Lake House, Nevada’s tax and cost of living benefits, and four seasons of family activities set the stage for a magnificent life experience.
For more information on homesites and golf memberships please visit www.clearcreektahoe.com
Seven Pines Resort Ibiza
SANT JOSEP DE SA TALAIA, ILLES BALEARS, SPAIN
This resort is uniquely nestled on the edge of a pine forest, overlooking the sea and the magical rock island of Es Vedra. It is an all-suite clifftop resort with the height of laid back luxury and a bit of Ibizan flair. The relaxed spirit of the resort is the Pure Seven Spa inspired by the Mediterranean lifestyle and energy to connect guests to themselves in mind and body.
It is an oasis of pampering that offers a series of relaxing, rebalancing and reinvigorating treatments. Individual therapies blend natural and organic elements including local ingredients such as Ibiza salts, herbs and citrus. The extensive treatment menu offers advanced cosmetology, medical aesthetics and ancient practices from Mayan volcanic stone massage to Indian Ayurvedic medicine and massages with European influences. Wellness programs are dedicated to helping achieve rejuvenation and transformation.
The four programs take a holistic approach to the guests’ aims:
- Wellness Detox Program– perfect for destressing and hitting the “reset” button.
- Get Fit Program– kick start your fitness journey with fitness and strength activities, spa massages, morning wake-up signature tea and juices.
- Weight Loss Program– a bespoke individual nutritional plan and mental toolkit to encourage progress beyond your stay.
- Rejuvenation Program– targeted facial skincare and revitalization with aesthetic doctor consultation, HydraFacials, Botox treatment, liquid lifting with fillers.
Seven Pines Resort Ibiza can create an exceptional itinerary for its guests, from diving to beach-hopping, chartered yacht excursions on the resort’s private yacht, best beach recommendations to private jet arrangements, ensuring a memorable Ibizan experience.
For more information visit www.7pines-ibiza.com.
Playa Cativo Lodge
PUNTARENAS, GOLFO DULCE, COSTA RICA
Playa Cativo Lodge, an upscale beachfront eco-lodge located in the remote rainforests of Costa Rica’s south Pacific coast, has expanded their total accommodations including an additional nine Casitas, alongside the newly unveiled Lotus Wellness.
With the backdrop of calming ocean waves, the property’s open-air deluxe and premium accommodations offer prime exposure to one of the purest and most wholesome destinations in the world. Designed with precious hardwood and colorful artisan-crafted tiles, guest rooms come complete with indoor terraces, rain showers, first-class biodegradable amenities and endless views of the lodge’s stunning beachfront gardens and one of the most untouched rainforests on the country.
The Lotus Wellness – a wellness haven immersed in nature – features two treatment rooms, a relaxing outdoor plunge pool, and a tranquil lounge area. Inspired by a traditional folk healer, the spa offers a signature menu of wellness treatments referred to as La Cura de la Abuela, or “Grandma’s Cure,” restoring guests through different phases of relaxation experiences. Additionally, yogis can enjoy a private retreat on land or by sea – with a private session in the heart of the tropical rainforest at Playa Cativo’s yoga decks or during a stand-up paddleboard session.
With striking views of the lodge’s tropical gardens, oceans and unforgettable sunsets, guests can enjoy a multi-sensory dining experience in two exceptional culinary venues offering innovative Costa Rican dishes alongside an extensive wine list and handcrafted cocktails.
For the ultimate adventure seekers and nature lovers, Playa Cativo’s Adventure Center Concierge can arrange guided tours to explore the lodge’s lush surroundings, vistas and waterfalls. Playa Cativo Lodge s a feeling of peace, of awe, of indulgence and care for a holiday that will not be forgotten in a lifetime!
For more information visit www.playacativo.com.
Rancho La Puerta Wellness Resort & Spa
TECATE, BAJA CALIFORNIA, MEXICO
Rancho La Puerta Wellness Resort & Spa is more than a grand getaway. It’s about what really matters—the door to a new way of being. You will experience the ultimate self-care vacation at The Ranch–consistently voted one of the “World’s Best Destination Spas” by readers of Travel + Leisure Magazine.
In the mornings you’ll hike above the clouds, and then fill your days with yoga, world-class fitness, sun-kissed cuisine, and healing spa treatments. The rich programming includes guided meditation, farm-to-table cooking classes, outdoor concerts, and creative workshops. Sink into a mountain sage massage after a day of cycling or hiking some of the West’s most picturesque trails.
There are countless indoor and outdoor gathering spaces, as well as Wi-Fi lounges for dedicated screen time. There are gyms, pools, tennis and volleyball courts, with wine and juice bars for guests.
You can enjoy all this and more amidst the serenity of a 4,000-acre beautifully landscaped garden oasis, only an hour’s drive from San Diego.
To learn more about this life-changing retreat visit www.rancholapuerta.com.
“My Favorite part of being at The Ranch is how I feel there. The sunshine, the way my body feels after days of healthy, fresh food, exercise, nature hikes and rest….so rejuvenating.”Lynne Harty, Fourteen Visits