Pre-Wedding Wellness Retreats to Get You Looking (and Feeling!) Fabulous for the Big Day

Hair & Beauty, Showers & Parties, Wellness
Red Mountain Resort Wellness Retreat

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Looking to jump-start your pre-wedding beauty regimen? Do it Eat, Pray, Love style! Tucked away in posh enclaves, these ultra-chic wellness retreats are filled with workout classes, healthy meals, and luxe spa treatments that'll get you looking and feeling fab, inside and out. And trust us, after dealing with your future mother-in-law's last minute guest list add-ons, some ritzy relaxation is a total must. And why not bring your bridesmaids along for the healthiest bachelorette party, like, ever?

Red Mountain Resort (Ivins, Utah) Above
The go-to exercise at this resort, situated near both Zion National Park and Snow Canyon State Park, is hiking through the red rocks, from guided treks in caves to river walks down in the canyons. You can also throw in a fitness class or two, like Pilates or yoga on top of sandstone formations, indulge at the spa with a facial or its renowned hot-stone massage, and end the day with a sunset dinner on the terrace. The best part, though, is the versatility. Whether you're looking for wellness "lite" or a complete detox and weight-loss program, there's a package for you. From $265 per night, all-inclusive

The Bodyholiday Wellness Retreat

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The Bodyholiday (St. Lucia)
If anything will kick-start your bridal fitness program, it's the Olympic athletes and coaches who lead this resort's specialized weeklong boot camps. Or you can design your own schedule à la carte: Activities run the gamut from scuba and cave diving in the Caribbean to tai chi, hiking, and studio classes like Spoga — a combo of spinning and yoga. If you're already in shape and want to get to the next level, sign up for the quadrathlon. It begins with an eight-mile bike ride through the rain forest, transitions into a two-and-a-half-mile run up a cliff and a rock climb back down, and finishes on the beach with one and a half miles by kayak. It's the best way to enjoy both the fitness offerings and the insanely gorgeous scenery. From $530 per night, all-inclusive

Golden Door Spa Resort

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Golden Door (San Marcos, California)
Since opening in the '50s as a luxe, reclusive resort for stars like Natalie Wood and Elizabeth Taylor, this spa has been reinvented as a Japanese-style inn where everything — from its 18th-century art to the gardens, spa treatments, and food — sticks to the theme. (You get a yukata to wear at dinner!) It can accommodate up to 40 guests at a time, and most stay seven nights for meals sourced from the biodynamic garden, personal-training sessions, meditation and exercise classes, morning hikes, and in-room massages, facials, and body treatments. Pack your oversize glasses and big, floppy hat so you'll be ready to emerge every inch the glowing engaged girl. $8,850 for seven nights, all-inclusive

Miraval Resort and Spa

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Miraval Resort & Spa (Tucson, Arizona)
Miraval is the epitome of Birkenstock chic. Surrounded by desert plants and pools that look out on the Santa Catalina Mountains, it's an environment that's as restorative as the treatments. Brides can try the Bountiful Earth package, which includes a Moroccan-rose body wash, a bamboo-and-ginger-grass exfoliation, a clay wrap, and a juniper shower. Or the Shamana Karma Ayurvedic treatment, which uses steamed herbal pastes to purify the skin. But it's not just the spa that creates a tranquil state of mind: The most intense fitness class is called Zen Boot Camp. And all of the earthy villas have special LED lights to help you get the best sleep you'll probably ever have. From $549 per night, all-inclusive

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Sha Wellness Resort

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Sha Wellness Clinic (Alicante, Spain)
When supermodels like Naomi Campbell and Natasha Poly are fans, you know it has to be good. (And, well, hard-core.) Offering a fusion of Chinese and Western medicines, it's the most clinical of the bunch, but you wouldn't know that by looking at its sleek interiors and glass windows overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Alcohol and coffee aren't allowed, so if you're a caffeine addict, you'll learn to love the Genmaicha tea that's served. You can book a four- to 28-day program for anything from weight loss to stress management. All include medical examinations, acupuncture, and adhering to SHA's macrobiotic-inspired diet. But you won't feel deprived, thanks to the rooftop infinity pool, full menu of indulgent spa services, and cosmetic procedures like lasers and teeth whitening, which will leave you pampered and wedding ready from head to toe. From $307 per night

Carillon Miami Beach Resort

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Carillon (Miami Beach)
Carillon is more than just a super-luxe hotel (marble floors, crystal chandeliers); it's also a wellness mecca. The vastness of the rooms — even the smallest are like airy apartments — and diverse offerings make it great for bachelorette trips. Lure your girls here for private yoga sessions, to relax in hot and cold thermal rooms, or for a detoxifying dry-brush massage called Turquoise Dream. If you want to delve into your diet, staff nutritionists will test your resting metabolic rate to pinpoint the most effective nutrition and fitness plan for you or identify the foods you're sensitive to, which is great for figuring out the culprit behind your breakouts, bloating, or decreased energy — ensuring that you walk the aisle at your healthiest and most beautiful. Doubles from $349 per night

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