Welcome to the era of wellness travel. After nearly two years of uncertainty and unease, people seem to crave peace of mind and a healthy boost that a wellness trip can provide. A recent American Express survey found that 68% of travelers around the world are likely to plan their next trip around improving their well-being, and the travel industry is listening. Over the past year, many wellness hotel and spa hotel openings have been opened around the world, all of which meet our desire for rest and relaxation. Because who would not feel like treating yourself to some TLC after the ~ weather ~ we’ve had? (That said, be sure to check travel restrictions and requirements well in advance of your trip.)

Read on for the best new wellness trips to book this year, from tropical getaways to mountain adventures, so you can start 2022 on the right foot (hydrated, stress-free).

Ideal to commune with nature: Joali Being, Maldives

Outdoor bathtub of a villa at Joali BeingPhoto: Courtesy of Joali Being

Although it’s hard to imagine not feeling amazing in the Maldives, there had not been a resort specifically dedicated to the cause of wellness until now. Joali Being, opened in November 2021, was designed to help you reconnect with yourself by reconnecting with Mother Earth. Nestled in the lush coconut groves of Bodufushi, a secluded private island of Raa Atoll, the property of 68 villas is surrounded by crystal-clear lagoons and beautiful beaches so unspoiled they will make you feel fresher and more free just by looking at them. But Vitamin Sea isn’t the only natural healer here. Joali Being also has all kinds of amazing wellness facilities that harness the power of the earth, from a meditation bridge over the water to an outdoor sound therapy oasis to a herbology center. run by a resident herbalist who creates natural treatments inspired by traditional Anatolian remedies. Consider enrolling in one of the facility’s specialized immersion programs, which offer various workshops, classes, and treatments focused on their four pillars of wellness – mind, microbiome, skin, and energy – and ranging from five nights at three weeks.

Great for a dose of vitamin D: The Standard, Hua Hin, Thailand

Standard Lido bar, Hua HinPhoto: courtesy of the standard