Want to start a world-class wellness program? Book a vacation to one of GAYOT's Top 10 Detox Spas in the World. With features ranging from anti-stress modalities like yoga and meditation to colon hydrotherapy and clinical body treatments, you are sure to leave these spas detoxified physically and spiritually. Enjoy a new, healthier you by visiting the Top 10 Detox Spas Worldwide.
Pritikin Longevity Center + Spa
Longtime spagoers recall when Miami's Doral Saturnia ranked among the most glamorous spas in the U.S. Built as a luxury retreat on the 650 lush acres of the Doral Golf Resort & Spa, home to the Blue Monster golf course, the spa now houses the Pritikin Longevity Center. Its health and weight loss programs focus on the return to eating clean, fresh foods -- roasted lobster, grilled bison and penne pasta -- under a fabulous vaulted ceiling. Ten board-certified physicians work with guests in consultation and in state-of-the-art medical assessments; experts offer daily educational programs including cooking classes and smart grocery shopping classes. For physical activity, there are indoor/outdoor pools and ten daily fitness classes plus golf and tennis options.
Red Mountain Resort
Red Mountain Resort outside St. George, Utah, is just a two-hour trip but a world from the bustle of Las Vegas. Set facing scenic red rocks in the majestic high desert, the destination spa offers 7-night detox programs such as the "Body in Balance Detox" (starting at $300 per day, per person). This retreat, designed to rid the body of environmental toxins and inflammation, features gluten-free meals, nutrition assessment, lymphatic drainage, acupuncture, Ultraclear smoothies, morning hikes and much, much more. The fitness component attracts active and outdoorsy types (the spa is adjacent to Snow Canyon State Park), as do the amenities such as outdoor pools, bicycles, walking trails, strength and cardio studios and more.
SHA Wellness Clinic
SHA Wellness Clinic, one of the best medical spas in the world, is a white marble, glass-walled modernist structure that rises like a multi-storied ocean liner above the hilltop where guests delight in vistas of Spain's Sierra Helada Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. Clientele on a minimum week-long detox campaign meet with the doctor who designs individualized macrobiotic meals prepared by head chef Pablo Montoro (formerly with Ferran Adrià) -- in fact, the clinic is devoted to the macrobiotic lifestyle. Detox programs include nutritional lectures and macrobiotic cooking classes (in English).
The Farm at San Benito
Lipa City, Philippines
The Farm at San Benito, a luxury holistic healing center in the heart of the Philippine jungle, aims to rejuvenate through detoxification -- eliminating environmental and stress-induced toxins that weaken the immune system. Enjoy a diet of vegan and raw food prepared at the on-site restaurant and wheat grass bungalow, and book treatments such as a holistic health consultation with a doctor, craniosacral "light touch" therapy and liver cleansing, as well as spa essentials like massages, wraps and scrubs.
The Spa Resort Chiang Mai
The Spa Resort Chiang Mai is situated in a verdant, rural Thai village about an hour from the temples and tailors, orchid farm and paper-making factories in Chiang Mai. The sprawling resort overlooks rice paddies and offers poolside accommodations, daily meditation, yoga, Thai massage, steam room, swimming and biking. Its own 20-acre organic farm provides produce for Radiance, an excellent vegetarian, vegan and raw food restaurant.
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