For a destination that's equal parts pampering, healing, and wellness, escape to Chiva-Som, which means "Haven of Life" and is located on the beaches of the Gulf of Thailand in Hua Hin. Upon arrival, a personal wellness consultant will create a treatment plan designed to melt away any lingering wedding-planning anxiety.
Daily routines may begin with a morning walk on the beach or Tai Chi, followed by morning yoga and breakfast featuring fruit grown in the resort's organic garden. Then there's water aerobics in one of the many indoor and outdoor pools, regular aerobics, and an array of Pilates, cardio, and other classes. Most guests schedule massage and beauty treatments for the rest of the afternoon: One daily massage is included in every package, and most massage options include adaptations of Thai massage techniques.
From $2,000 per person for three-night packages; includes all meals, one daily massage, health and wellness consultation, fitness classes, and water therapy suites (steam, sauna, Jacuzzi)Photo: Courtesy of Chiva-Som