After the tumult of the past year, travel company Naya Traveler has launched a collection of journeys focused on health and wellbeing. Here, you’ll find three coastal destinations with experiences focused on bodily wellness, like yoga and meditation, and on connection with nature, like guided hikes and snorkeling. These trips also prioritize every safety measure to protect against COVID-19.
Also in Naya’s new wellness bubble portfolio are journeys to Turks & Caicos, Belize, Utah, Chile, Anguilla, and Morocco. For more information, visit nayatraveler.com.
Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
One & Only Mandarina
A Luxury Eco-Haven: A hidden retreat with palm-fringed sands, swimmable shores and an energetic environment crafted for reconnection.
At this hidden retreat on the west coast of Mexico, One & Only Mandarina’s villas and treehouses feature luxury accommodations and gorgeous surrounding landscapes of sandy beaches and tropical rainforest. The resort fuses stunning craftsmanship of native materials with cutting-edge design. Their treehouses are perched amidst the canopy with private terraces and plunge pools, while Cliff Villas are set gracefully on the rockface and Grand Villas give bigger groups and families a sense of complete liberation, where vast indoor spaces melt into an expansive terrace and private pool.
Their team of chefs, experience guides, and wellness gurus will help you carve your perfect stay in paradise. Choose from wellness experiences like guided meditation on your terrace or yoga classes, and adventures like nature walks, culinary classes, water sports, and fishing excursions.
St. Martin, Caribbean
Belmond La Samanna
French Island Chic: A Caribbean island with European sophistication.
Belmond’s La Samanna is a garden paradise where dazzling white buildings pop against an azure sky, and a platinum stretch of private beach is dotted with cabanas. Rooms and suites are airy and cool, with crisp white sheets and touches of nautical flair. Soak in your private plunge pool, or head onto your balcony for a nightcap beneath the stars. Want to get even closer to the ocean? A stylish three-bedroom cottage puts you right on the seafront.
The stunning natural beauty of the French Caribbean is wonderfully diverse, with cascading waterfalls, extraordinary rainforests, and aquamarine lagoons. The small island of St. Martin offers glorious white sand beaches, as well as a thriving culture (with incredible cuisine!). Spend your days capitalizing on the island’s experiences like day cruises and snorkeling, or slow it down with an alfresco massage or private dinner by the beach.
La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Nazara Tented Camp
Retreat in the Wild: A once-in-a-lifetime experience at Arenal Volcano National Park featuring stunning natural beauty, intimate spaces, and connecting with nature.
Nayara Tented Camp, one of the first luxury camps in Central America inspired by the luxury canvas lodges of Africa and Asia, is in the Arenal Volcano National Park. The luxurious 1,700 square-foot spacious tents are built at a higher altitude on the hillside to provide unobstructed views of the Arenal Volcano.
Costa Rica is a land of mist-shrouded cloud forests, rivers, wild beaches, exotic wildlife, and majestic volcanoes. The jewel of Central America is at the forefront of eco and adventure tourism and is home to endangered sea turtles, hundreds of species of birds, mischievous monkeys, and jungle cats.
Multigenerational travelers and like-minded groups can opt for a set of two connecting tents, while couples and privacy-seeking guests can book standalone units. The indoor/outdoor design of the camp blends contemporary, barefoot-luxe touches and unique-to-location design. Suites feature canopy beds, private plunge pools fed by natural mineral hot springs, and double-head outdoor showers.