Gift a Mom-cation
These top five getaways are perfect for a solo escape just for mom—and just happen to be among the best wellness destinations in the world.
With summer on the horizon, many moms will be juggling no school and family vacations. Why not treat her to a solo, unplugged escape? These top five destinations are naturally designed for tailor-made itineraries and luxury wellness experiences she is sure to love.
CAL-A-VIE HEALTH SPA
The one of the most exclusive wellness resorts for relaxing, pampering, and total-body transformation, Cal-A-Vie is just 45 minutes from San Diego and created for guests seeking both balance and indulgence. Offering a mix of culinary, fitness, yoga, and nutrition classes, you can focus on strength and serenity, in tandem. Plenty of pampering is on tap, too, with top spa treatments including the antioxidant-rich Vinotherapy, a massage which features aromatic Vinothérapie body oil in addition to the scents of neroli, chamomile, lavender, tangerine, and amyris. The Stem Cell Facial is another favorite—a signature treatment utilizing growth factors to replace damaged collagen and elastin fibers.
Headquartered in Malibu, California, The Ranch offers a digital and body detox. Choose from seven- and nine-day (new) programs at The Ranch Malibu, while an abbreviated, four-day program (reopening January 2022) is offered at Four Seasons Westlake Village. Anchored in mind-body balance, The Ranch embraces time in nature and kickstarts metabolism and weight loss with extensive fitness and yoga instruction. Each day includes hiking (up to 14 rigorous miles daily), an afternoon fitness class, and restorative yoga along with nap time and deep-tissue massage. Nutrition is equally of note here: The Ranch is famous for its highly structured, plant-based nutritional diet. Skillful Ranch chefs showcase mindful cooking and game-changing ingredients. Tip: the new Ranch Coookbook makes for a flavorful Mother’s Day gift, too.
1 HOTEL & HOMES MIAMI
If lounging oceanside is Mom’s favorite escape, this Miami standout delivers the finest in sea-inspired adventure. The hotel’s rooftop pool is reason enough to gift this trip. Overlooking South Beach, it has a see-and-be-seen crowd and handcrafted cocktails by top Miami mixologists. Fitness buffs can work up a sweat at the 1 Hotel gym or at the adjacent Soul Cycle and then refuel with healthy cuisine at PInthouse, located on a beachfront deck. Design lovers will appreciate stylish interiors by Brazilian talent Debora Aguilar, who celebrates natural tones, reclaimed wood, and indoor-outdoor living.
PENINSULA BEVERLY HILLS
Ideal for the fashionista and spa lover, The Peninsula Beverly Hills is a chic retreat with easy access to the best of Beverly Hills. Start your day with a 5.8-mile hike on Echo Mountain—a glute-busting 1,400 feet of elevation—with views spanning Pasadena. Afterward, plan an indulgent lunch at Le Petit Belvedere, an al fresco French brasserie fusing Parisian flavors with California sunshine. Next up? Boutique-hopping. Beverly Hills’s high-end shops, top salons, and private stylists will leave Mom feeling like a Hollywood star in no time.
THE PALMS TURKS & CAICOS
An easy weekend getaway for East Coasters, the top entice of The Palms Turks & Caicos is five miles of white sand beach along Grace Bay. After spending plenty of time pool or beachside, adventurous Moms can horseback ride along the coast or explore Princess Alexandra National Park. Foodies will enjoy The Palms’ dining outposts (don’t miss Parallel 23’s sea- and land-inspired menu). Ample spa time is essential here, too, with a menu designed to sync to the rhythm of the Caribbean. If a sun-seeker, this is the pinnacle of pampering, with a swim-to bar, impressive fitness center, and a laid-back vibe embracing the simplicity of beach strolls and unforgettable sunsets.