The pandemic has really limited travel for everyone. Now that the restrictions are slowly easing, your long-awaited desire for a wellness getaway can be satisfied at last. If you are unsure of where to go for a relaxing and reinvigorating wellness retreat, worry no more. We have rounded up 20 of the best hotels in the world which are opening in 2022 and offering unique wellness programs. Pristine ocean fronts, panoramic views, unique cultures and wine countries await you. Start to plan your travel now as these luxury accommodations will be ready to open their doors soon to welcome you.
1. Regent Phu Quoc, Vietnam
Regent Phu Quoc in Vietnam offers locally inspired massages to help your mind and body relax. You can enjoy a variety of immersive and rejuvenating treatments at the spa in this luxury hotel. You can also visit the hotel’s rooftop and indoor or outdoor yoga pavilions to focus on your inner self. Regent Phu Quoc’s unparalleled views of sky, sand and ocean assures a heightened sense of mindfulness. You can join the complimentary daily group practice. Private guided yoga and many unique treatments are also available with a Holistic Wellness Coach in a Personal Haven around the resort.
2. Six Senses Kanuhura, Maldives
Six Senses Kanuhura encompasses three white-sanded private islands, two of which are deserted. Kanuhura balances laid-back barefoot luxury with natural sophistication, complemented by the mesmerizing beauty of the Maldives. Located in the Lhaviyani Atoll, 150 km north of the capital of Malé, Kanuhura Maldives is a 40 minute scenic seaplane flight away. Kanuhura has already been recognized as the Best Luxury Resort in the Maldives at the Luxury Lifestyle Awards and Best of the Best in the TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice. The resort will adopt the Six Senses brand later on in 2022 and provide a pioneering wellness programs for a restful and restorative stay. Six Senses will add new wellness, sustainability, and conservation initiatives. The spa will also take on the brand’s high-touch high-tech approach to wellness, while the restaurants will adopt the Eat With Six Senses philosophy of natural ingredients, local and sustainable, and less is more.
Opening: December 2022
3. COMO Le Montrachet, France
COMO Le Montrachet will open in phases, with phase one scheduled to be completed in 2022. The luxury hotel is situated in the heart of Puligny-Montrachet, Burgundy which is 12km from the beautiful city of Beaune. Arranged across four heritage buildings, 31 rooms and suites will be converted into chic sanctuaries starting with Villa Christine. The phased opening of the hotel will also see a COMO Shambhala Retreat, the first of its kind in France. With COMO’s renowned emphasis on cuisine, you will be treated to exceptional dining options and exquisite wine experiences at COMO Le Montrachet in one of the most beautiful settings.
Opening: To open in phases in 2022
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4. Patina Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Inspired by Ubud’s culture and natural beauty, Patina Ubud is designed as a collection of buildings cascading on a sloping site, with a long infinity pool running parallel to the sacred Wos River. You can enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views at this resort as its 102 guestrooms, suites, villas, and public spaces face the river and surrounding rainforest valley. At Patina Ubud, you will be able to soak up the sun at a pool deck featuring terraced pools inspired by the rice paddies historically used in the region, and another a designated quiet pool for peaceful relaxation and downtime.
Opening: Late 2022
5. Banyan Tree Illa Bahamas
Banyan Tree Illa Bahamas offers a completely new vision of the Bahamas in an environment of luxury and effortless sophistication. The resort which is set on the pristine Atlantic oceanfront features 54 residences and 49 overwater bungalow-style villas. You can disconnect from your daily life and reconnect with the wonders of nature at this unique luxury retreat. Activities on offer at this resort include restorative dips in mineral-rich healing waters and deep-sea fishing expeditions. You can also experience an exclusive wellbeing journey at the resort’s Wellbeing Sanctuary which combines club floors or resort wings, dining, spa and multifunctional practice spaces.
Opening: Second quarter of 2022
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6. Stanley Ranch, Napa Valley, USA
Stanley Ranch is an extraordinarily new luxury resort being built on the southern edge of Napa Valley where pristine vineyards blanket gently rolling hills that rise up to meet the wide-open California sky. The resort which is set in the heart of wine country, celebrates the romance of connecting with family and friends in a setting that’s steeped in winery estate tradition. Stanley Ranch is inspired by the beauty of the land, and infused with a fresh, convivial spirit. If you are seeking an adventurous escape into the country and would love to go hiking, this is the place for you.
Opening: Early 2022
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7. Cap Karoso, Sumba Island, Indonesia
Set on the shores of a coral reef and surrounded by turquoise lagoons and traditional villages, Cap Karoso is a luxury launchpad for exploring the Indonesian island of Sumba. Sumba Island is an hour by plane from Bali, with daily flights out of Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar. Once you land in Sumba, Cap Karoso is just a 40-minute drive from Tambolaka Airport. The resort consists of 47 rooms and 20 beachfront villas. Cap Karoso is ideally situated for you to delve into island adventures on land and sea. You can also use a spa, gym, and yoga platform.
Opening: Late 2022
8. Janu Montenegro
Over in Europe, Janu Montenegro (Aman’s new sister brand) is ready to offer you a new way to explore and an environment to nurture your curiosity. Just east of the Mediterranean, this resort sits nestled on the glistening Adriatic coast. Surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, brimming with opportunities to explore and adventure, Janu Montenegro is a place where you can rekindle your soul and nourish your spirit. This island resort also offers multiple pools with sweeping coastline views, not to mention the world’s first Janu Spa. You can also join a morning fitness class, go sailing, skiing and enjoy an afternoon of boating on the bay.
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9. One&Only Kea Island, Greece
One&Only Kea Island, Greece is a new luxury retreat set in a stunning 65-hectare beachfront site on the west side of the enchanting Kéa island in the Cyclades. This resort is currently under development. Shimmering in the depths of the Aegean Sea, Kéa is a story-filled island of myths and marvels. If you are an avid hiker, then this is the place of your dreams. The resort is surrounded by undulating landscapes, peppered with vineyards, olive groves, ancient trails, and terracotta-colored villages. It is also set apart by a sprawling forest of oak that harbors a fascinating array of birds.
Opening: Early 2022
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10. Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, Mexico
In Mexico, The Four Seasons Resort Tamarindo, which is opening early 2022, is ready to offer you an escape to a secluded natural reserve in Tamarindo. Tamarindo is a pristine coastline where a lush jungle meets the Pacific Ocean. This resort provides you with an opportunity to leave the world behind and explore this undiscovered region of Mexico which is far from everything, yet remotely close. The accommodations include cliffside suites, with long private swimming pools. You can also relax and unwind at an organic spa with eight treatment rooms, saunas, steam rooms, and hot and cold plunge pools. The accommodations include cliffside suites, with long private swimming pools.
11. The Riviera Maya EDITION, Mexico
Located on a pristine beachfront site, EDITION Hotels’ first property in Mexico, which will be opening its doors soon, will find its home in the blissful stretch of Caribbean coastline. Riviera Maya is known for its mangroves and lagoons, ancient Mayan cities, tropical beaches, ecological reserves and the world’s second largest coral reef. The hotel which is set to house 180 guest rooms and suites, will be situated within the luxurious Kanai development. The offerings at this hotel include a destination spa, a signature restaurant, pool bar, beach club and an expansive 206-sqare-meter Penthouse Suite. You can also have large scale events or parties at an outdoor deck.
12. Buahan, A Banyan Tree Escape, Bali, Indonesia
Banyan Tree Escape in Buahan offers you a unique “Naked Experience” in communion with nature with its no-doors villas concept. You can surround yourself with the never-ending natural landscape from the no-doors villas and their 180-degree views over the lush jungles and mountain peaks of Bali. Besides, rooted in decades of wellness practices perfected by Buahan’s parent brand Banyan Tree and its lauded approach to wellbeing, this resort offers its own spa interpretation with treatments inspired by local practices and performed with organic and locally sourced ingredients. Toja Spa, named after the word “water” in Indonesian, is Buahan’s open-air spa concept designed to nourish your connection with nature.
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13. Alila Kothaifaru, Maldives
Back in Maldives, Alila Kothaifaru will offer you serenity and adventure in the Raa Atoll, a scenic 45-minute seaplane journey from Malé. This resort is enveloped by a stunning house reef. You can enjoy the beautiful sunrise or sunset views from one of the 80 beachfront and overwater villas. If you are waiting for an adventure in the ocean, then get ready as you will be able to join diving expeditions to Hanifaru Bay, a UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve. The resort was supposed to be opened in 2021 but the opening was delayed. You don’t have to wait too long though as it should be ready this year.
14. Aman New York, USA
Aman, which is opening soon, unveils a new urban sanctuary with the rebirth of an architectural icon at the heart of Manhattan. Aman New York will bring the serenity of Aman to the center of the western world. One of the eye catching features at this resort is a 2,300-square-meter Aman Spa which fills three storeys. The spa houses a spectacular 20-meter indoor swimming pool surrounded by fire pits and daybeds as its centerpiece. Two Spa Houses will provide you with an all-encompassing spa journey, consisting of a double treatment room, sauna and steam rooms, and an outdoor terrace with cabana, daybed and fireplace.
15. Six Senses Rome, Italy
Six Senses Rome will be a luxury boutique 95-room hotel located within the 18th-century Unesco heritage-listed Palazzo Salviati Cesi Mellini on the Piazza di San Marcello. The main façade, which overlooks Via del Corso, is being restored back to its grand origins. The offerings here include a spa, restaurant, events terrace, courtyard garden and rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the city. Outside the hotel, you can relax in a botanical garden filled with plants that promote wellbeing. The Spa & Roman baths here will play an essential role as a sanctuary of wellness. You can also learn about wellness and sustainability at the Alchemy Bar & Earth Labs.
Opening: May 2022
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16. Four Seasons Resort and Residences Caye Chapel, Belize
Over in Belize, The Four Seasons Resort and Residences Caye Chapel is set on a uniquely designed, sustainably focused, luxury private island, located in the heart of Belize’s biggest marine sanctuary. Placed on the edge of the UNESCO World Heritage designated Belize Barrier Reef, Caye Chapel, Belize brings a sense of wonder in nature. Off-island adventures await you in the lush jungle ruins of the mainland and in open water expeditions in the Great Blue Hole and beyond. Belize delivers equal parts adventure and barefoot bliss, all within a few hours of many major US and international gateway cities.
17. andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge, Tanzania
Moving on to Africa, andBeyond Grumeti Serengeti River Lodge, Tanzania will be ready to welcome you from 6 June 2022 onwards. The lodge is situated in the remote western reaches of the spectacular Serengeti National Park which boasts 35 species of plains-dwelling game and prolific birdlife. The lodge is set on a bywater of the Grumeti River, known for its wildebeest crossings and enormous Nile crocodiles. At the lodge, if you are looking for an active workout, you can use the gym facilities. However, if you feel like a pamper session, you can surrender yourself to a relaxing in-room massage.
18. Raffles London at The OWO, UK
Raffles London at The OWO, UK will be opening in late 2022. It is a grand new hotel in the former Old War Office in Whitehall. The building will be opening its doors to the public for the first time, having undergone huge changes to create 120 rooms and suites, 85 distinctive branded residences and 11 destination restaurants and bars. Situated at one of London’s most historically significant addresses, the UK’s first Raffles hotel will have an extensive wellness space featuring world leading spa and fitness partners. The hotel will also house a rooftop restaurant and bar with sweeping views across Whitehall, The Mall and Buckingham Palace.
Opening: Late 2022
19. The Peninsula Istanbul, Turkey
The Peninsula Istanbul which is situated along the banks of the stunning Bosphorus will soon welcome its first guests. The Bosphorus is known as the meeting point of East and West in the beautiful historic city of Istanbul. Featuring classical-inspired architecture, The Peninsula Istanbul offers lush gardens and swimming pools, one of which overlooks the Bosphorus. Many of its 177 luxurious guest rooms and suites also have sweeping water views. You can savor the delicious local and international cuisine at a choice of sophisticated restaurants and indulge in the ancient Turkish tradition of hammam steam baths at the Peninsula Spa.
20. Alila Dalit Bay Sabah, Borneo, Malaysia
In Asia, Alila Dalit Bay Sabah is located on the island’s northern coast overlooking 17 acres of pristine foreshore. It is a 40-minute drive from Kota Kinabalu and 90 minutes from Mount Kinabalu, one of Southeast Asia’s highest peaks and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The beachfront resort will house a 152 bedroom or suite hotel with diverse dining, sky lounge and bar, Spa Alila and swimming pools. You can enjoy the spectacular unobstructed sea views and breathtaking sunsets at this hotel. You can also explore the nearby mangrove forest which is a haven for migrating birds, land and marine life.
Opening: Second quarter of 2022