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Retreat To These 6 World-Class Wellness Destinations For A Well-Deserved Vacation

Use your Hilton Honors Points in one of these best-in-class hotels — relaxing spas and stunning vistas included

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Aerial view of beach in Bali, Indonesia

If you’re in need of a relaxing escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you’re not alone. According to one recent study, the average adult in the United States rates their average stress level at five out of 10, with almost half (43%) reporting increased stress in the past few years.

Consider planning a well-deserved vacation to help offset your anxieties. Relishing nature, rejuvenating in new environments and reconnecting with people you love can help you hit reset. After all, science shows that vacations can help reduce stress and improve your overall health. 

And with the Hilton Honors program, Hilton Grand Vacations Members can easily access a near-endless variety of tranquil backdrops. Whether you seek meditative moments in nature, a place to revitalize a relationship or simply an opportunity to cultivate healthy habits, these six offer all the amenities and ambiance your mind and body crave.

Terraced rice patty fields in Bali, Indonesia 

1. Bali, Indonesia

Bali is an epicenter for all things wellness-related. Picture verdant rice paddy fields and "energy vortex" vibes. This island attracts a variety of vacationers seeking serenity in the form of yoga, reiki, massage, plant-based delicacies and healing ceremonies that borrow from local cultures and global spiritual practices.

Perched on the cliffside overlooking Sawangan Beach, the Hilton Bali Resort is a wellness seeker's paradise. After exploring, retreat to your room to enjoy decor that mirrors the natural materials of the surrounding jungle.

In the evening, dine on fresh seafood while watching the sunset and infinite ocean views from on-site restaurant The Shore, or embrace the island's culinary heritage at Paon Bali Resto and Bar. Or, treat yourself to the full package at the resort's Mandara Spa. Here, you can spend entire days lazing by one of the four pools or on the sandy lagoon. 

Adobe building in Santa Fe 

2. Santa Fe, New Mexico   

The towering red rocks of New Mexico are stoic companions for anyone seeking grounding and centering. A well-known hotspot for spiritual awakening, Santa Fe and its surrounding areas have inspired artists for centuries. While here, consider experimenting with bodywork, creative workshops and more.

Discover the 587-acre Hilton Santa Fe Buffalo Thunder nestled among the towering red rocks and vast plains for the ideal mix of opulence and elegant Southwestern aesthetics. The resort features signature adobe architecture accented by stunning desert flora.

And what's a wellness vacation without some time on a massage table? One of the best spa hotels in the area, this Hilton is home to Wo'P'in Spa, where guests can enjoy treatments inspired by Native American traditions. Bask in the sauna and steam room, or soak in 16,000 square feet of blissful serenity. 

A white lettered sign of "Palm Springs" with palm trees in California 

3. Palm Springs, California

Historically, Palm Springs was a getaway for Hollywood's rich and famous in the 1960s and '70s. Now, this desert oasis is a prime destination for anyone seeking the special kind of solitude the desert affords. 

The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Golf Resort Palm Springs, located at the foot of the San Jacinto mountain range, features an Olympic-size pool with cabanas, loungers and two hot tubs — perfect for cozy conversations on chilly desert nights.

The hotel is pet friendly, so if your four-legged friend is an essential wellness accessory, bring them along. Tennis and golf lovers will enjoy the sports complex, and the on-site restaurant serves California-style cuisine. In the winter, ski resorts like Snow Valley are a quick drive away.

Tulum ruins above a beach in Quintana Roo, Mexico 

4. Playa del Carmen, Mexico 

The lush jungles of Quintana Roo represent a magical part of Mexico, and the state's pristine beaches and adventurous activities are only part of the appeal. Test the waters with paddleboarding or scuba diving, explore ancient ruins or experience a metaphorical rebirth in a traditional Mayan temazcal (stone steam bath).

When only an easy, breezy, all-inclusive Mexican beach vacation will do, Hilton Playa del Carmen should top your list. The adults-only resort is right on the beach and steps from Playa del Carmen's famous Fifth Avenue. Here, you can enjoy delicious dining, vibrant nightlife, unique shopping and more.

The 500-room hotel also features swim-up Suites, so you never have to leave the pool. There are 13 restaurants and bars so that you can enjoy a different dish every night of the week. The on-site Innan Spa is a holistic experience with temazcal treatments, couples' massage rooms and salon services to help you look and feel your best.

Rocky Mountain trail near Boulder, Colorado 

5. Boulder, Colorado

A wellness vacation looks different for everyone — and for some, it includes getting your heart pumping. There's no shortage of opportunities to exercise while communing with the great outdoors in Colorado. However, Boulder is more than an adventure seeker's playground. It's also a beautiful backdrop for more low-key nature bathing — casual strolls, smooth bike rides or simply admiring the seasonal scenery.

Hiking, biking and skiing are just minutes away from the Embassy Suites by Hilton Boulder. Explore the trails at Eldorado Canyon State Park, which consists of the Inner Canyon and Crescent Meadows. Realign while taking in the natural beauty of the area's sandstone cliffs — which beckon rock climbers from around the globe — or flow with the river with some yoga. 

Back at the hotel, the rooftop pool is the perfect place to unwind after a day traversing the trails. Refuel for the next day's adventures at Brickstones Kitchen and Bar, where top-tier chefs prepare healthy menu selections made with local ingredients.

Two lounge chairs on the shore of Mirror Lake in Lake Placid, New York 

6. Lake Placid, New York 

New York's Adirondacks and their fertile foothills offer plentiful opportunities for paddling, fishing, foraging and more. At Lake Placid, kayaking or strolling along the shore is a popular way to pass the day. Or explore one of the area’s trails to really get your blood flowing. Then pop into one of the local eateries or the Lake Placid Olympic Museum

Stay at Hampton Inn & Suites Lake Placid for a restful night’s sleep on the edge of Mirror Lake

Discover how Hilton Honors membership can make your wellness retreat a stress-free experience and enhance your Hilton Grand Vacations timeshare.

Read “8 Destinations To Savor The Art Of Self-Pampering” for more wellness-vacation inspiration.

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