It’s January, the holidays are in the rearview mirror, and there is once again ample time to focus on ourselves. It’s around this time of year — perhaps while waiting for an ice-cold steering wheel to reheat, or sensing snowy sludge start to seep past a crack in our boot — that the concept of a little self-care sojourn, preferably somewhere sandy and warm, begins to sound real nice…maybe even non-negotiable.
Wellness travel is a lucrative niche in hospitality, and there’s no shortage of warm-weather wellness retreats to choose from. Yet if the last year taught us anything, it’s that individual action against climate change begins by choosing better with our checkbooks — in this case, choosing a retreat that prioritizes sustainability as much as self-care. After all, the two concepts are in so many ways integral to each other.
To get you inspired, here are five warm-weather wellness retreats that are as serious about taking care of you as they are about taking care of the planet.