Platinum List 2018: Best Wellness Resorts

Aro Ha, Golden Door, Miraval, Ventana

September / October 2018

From venerable establishments in Arizona and California to luxe enclaves in New Zealand, these health and fitness resorts represent the state of the art. 

Aro Ha

Glenorchy, New Zealand

The first of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, this secluded property in the mountains is powered by hydro and solar energies and prescribes a strict regimen of exercise, food and rest. “The view is breathtaking and the food is divine,” says TV cooking host and PL expert Katie Lee about this resort, which promotes the “essentials of wellness.” 


Golden Door

Escondido, California, United States

From personalized spa treatments to guided hikes, tai chi, yoga and Pilates classes, this Japanese-style health retreat is mindfully designed with koi ponds and wooden walkways throughout. To read a profile of Platinum List expert Ashlan Cousteau and learn more about the resort, click here.

Miraval, Tuscon

Tucson, Arizona, United States

Equine therapy sessions, honey tastings at an on-site apiary, and outdoor floating meditations on silk hammocks are among the rejuvenating methods at this luxury retreat on 400 acres at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains. 


Big Sur, California, United States

On 160 acres along the scenic Pacific Coast, this bucolic resort allows guests to recharge through spectacular guided hikes featuring panoramic ocean views and paths under the towering redwoods, as well as daily yoga and a range of spa options.



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