India has a long history of gentle wellness traditions based in the ancient medical system of Ayurveda, such as Abhyanga massage, Swedana herbal steam baths and exfoliating Garshana treatments. Translated, Ayurveda is the combination of two Sanskrit words — Ayur, meaning “living or life,” and veda, meaning “knowledge.” Try them for yourself at these luxury destination resorts.
Ananda Spa, in the Himalayas, is located on the 100-acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate in Northern India’s mountainous foothills. Within the 24,000-square-foot spa center, guests choose from more than 80 therapies drawn from Ayurveda and Western spa traditions, and enjoy a meditation class or a session of hatha, Kriya or Gatyatmak yoga.
High on a towering mountainside, Wildflower Hall Spa in Shimla is surrounded by thick, heavenly forestland. Reflecting graceful Colonial-era architecture, this Oberoi Hotels & Resorts property takes spa-going seriously, with treatment spaces scattered around the lush grounds.
Located in Kerala, Carnoustie Ayurveda & Wellness Resort offers themed integrative getaways including healing, rejuvenation, yoga, weight loss, anti-aging and detox (panchkarma). Choose the healing path, and enjoy daily meditation plus Pranic Healing sessions, Reiki therapy, Kundalini yoga and Pranayama.
The intimately luxurious 47-room LaLit Temple View Khajuraho provides contemporary luxury and indulgent treatments at Rejuve – The Spa. Begin your day with a morning yoga session, and then unwind with your choice of pampering from aromatherapy and herbal treatments to Ayurvedic therapies and color healing.
Boost your wellbeing with holistic therapies at Devi Garh in Udaipur, a former palace now a famed healing destination. Tranquility is key, and guests can unwind in the healing salt air of the Himalayan Cave, or choose from treatment menus that include Devi Blessings Journeys, a yoga menu and a blessings menu.
IMAGINE SETTING SAIL IN AN EXOTIC, far-flung destination, just you and your family or group of friends aboard a private yacht. The sun warms the deck, a soft breeze dances off the water, and an über-attentive crew caters to your every whim while the personal chef whips up the finest of the local cuisine with all of your culinary preferences top of mind. All the while, the captain navigates the yacht into secluded coves; to pristine, seemingly undiscovered beaches; or even to the hottest spots along the coast for a night out on the town.
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My husband, friends and I visited Parkway Bakery & Tavern on a recent trip to New Orleans. The restaurant is one of the most well-known for the city’s signature sandwich, the po’ boy. The restaurant doesn’t take reservations, so we arrived close to when it opened and braved the already-long line.
A survey conducted by Morning Consult and commissioned by American Hotel & Lodging Association found 44 percent of Americans are planning overnight vacation or leisure travel in 2020, with interest for road trips, family events and long weekends high. Of those expectant travelers, 68 percent say they are likely to stay in a hotel in 2020.
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WELCOME TO THE EIGHTH ANNUAL Leisure Lifestyle Issue, celebrating the best in leisure travel. This year is a bit different because many of us haven’t traveled as we have in the past, but instead of writing about what we’ve missed in 2020, I’m looking forward to what will be possible in the rest of the year and beyond.
Finding a beachfront Punta Cana all-inclusive resort for all ages can be daunting when you want to take home great memories with loved ones but also experience a sophisticated escape. Now, you can have both thanks to a new resort: Finest Punta Cana.
WHAT A YEAR ... AND IT’S ONLY JUNE (or already June, depending on how you look at it). “Leisure lifestyle” may seem like an oxymoron in 2020, but as an optimist and travel enthusiast, I’m still determined to live the rest of this year to the fullest (or as full as possible, given the ongoing COVID-19 situation) — with travel at the forefront — and there’s no better way to do that than with a strictly leisure vacation.