The ocean has a certain calming effect. In fact, studies even point to the idea that being near a body of water leads to both better health and wellbeing. So perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the top wellness destinations our expert travel panel chose for 2022 all center around islands and coastlines.
“Saltwater is the cure for everything,” says Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon of JetSetSarah, “and I think people will gravitate to oceans and beaches to rest and recharge” in 2022.
Coastal destinations have, and likely always will, hold a special place for travelers. Today, hotels, resorts, and beachside towns are dialing in on programs and spaces that bring guests closer to the healing power of the sea — whether that means relaxing in spas or immersing yourself in nature.