September 9, 2023

8 Luxury Family-Friendly Wellness Retreats & Resorts To Try

Wellness is a journey that knows no age boundaries, and the earlier one embarks on it, the more significant the benefits it can offer. Today, wellness retreats have evolved, extending a warm invitation to families, including children, to join in on rejuvenating experiences. Here are eight luxury wellness retreats and resorts tailor-made for families:

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1. Six Senses Ninh Van Bay, Vietnam

Located on an island just across from Nha Trang, Six Senses Ninh Van Bay promises an exclusive experience with jungle and sea views. With sustainability at its core, this luxury resort encourages kids to learn how to integrate eco-friendly practices into their everyday lives. The group-wide Grow with Six Senses initiative includes 58 arts, crafts, discovery, sports, ecology, and outdoor activities at the brand new Vooc Village club. Daily and complimentary activities run from 8:00am to 6:00pm.

Some of the most exciting workshops include how to be a therapist, the pirate’s treasure hunt, making beeswax wraps and learning about the coral reef and endangered langurs. Those looking for a family bonding experience can try the full-day Reconnect with Family activity, which starts with a fishing trip and includes highlights like hatha yoga, tree planting and watching a movie under the stars.

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2. Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva-Som, Qatar

The largest wellness resort in the Middle East also happens to be very family-friendly. In fact, its dedicated Zulal Discovery concept incorporates an exclusive kids-friendly philosophy, with the goal of building meaningful relationships between family members. From teaching children the value of healthy and sustainable lifestyles to kayaking, dancing and arts and crafts, there’s something for everyone of any age at this property. Meanwhile, guests can also book family retreats and spa treatments for their little ones.

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3. Aro Hā, New Zealand

This intimate eco-retreat is particularly great for adults, but also for teenagers who enjoy the great outdoors. Offering transformative retreats in the heart of the Southern Alps, this award-winning 20-room lodge takes wellness to new highs with its combination of hiking, yoga and meditation, with nutritious cuisine amid a stunning setting. Treat yourself and your teenage kids to a holistic experience that can help rebond relationships, while forming new ones too.

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See also: Lanserhof Lans: A Tranquil Luxury Wellness Retreat In Austria

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4. Amanpuri, Thailand

Nestled on a peninsula on the west coast of Phuket, this intimate wellness sanctuary is the birthplace of luxury hospitality group Aman. Surrounded by nature and offering pure seclusion for its guests, Amanpuri is a destination beloved by families too. The Amanpuri Family Escape is a three-night retreat that includes activities like cooking classes and paddle boarding to having access to the Eco Beach Discovery Centre and its nature and science activities for juniors.

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5. Joali, The Maldives

Explore incredible marine life and enjoy unparalleled views of the Indian Ocean from Joali in the Maldives, where your kids can join in on the fun too. Boasting a range of activities for little ones, this five-star retreat teaches guests about topics in culture, cookery and the creative arts. All activities are complimentary at the Muramas Kids Club, and they can even get into beginner’s yoga there. Meanwhile, the Joy of Being retreat calls all young explorers to embrace mindfulness, meditation and more.

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6. COMO Uma Canggu, Bali

The dedicated Play by COMO space at COMO Uma Canggu allows your kids to get creative by being engaged with the toys, books, games and art on offer. Open between 9:00am and 6:00pm, the interactive space features a programme that changes weekly, with highlights including beach clean-ups, traditional temple rituals, outdoor obstacle courses and children’s yoga, to keep little ones busy.

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See also: Summer 2023 Wellness Travel Updates

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7. Asaya Hong Kong

Rosewood Hong Kong’s immersive urban wellness retreat provides holistic journeys for every member of the family, at any age. The Family Therapy treatment invites households to explore the dynamic of their relationships through a different lens, while being led by Asaya’s leading therapists. There are also kids-friendly spa treatments and activities to try, and Asaya Kitchen’s nutritious yet delicious menu are a great way to introduce young ones to healthy eating from an early age.

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8. The Farm at San Benito, The Philippines

There’s a retreat for every need at The Farm at San Benito, and this extends to family-friendly wellness. From guided walks and visits to the helifarm and meditation to watersports, duck feeding and sound healing, kids can benefit from the array of family-friendly activities on offer, all while enjoying The Farm’s delightful plant-based or pescetarian cuisine.

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