Sometimes we all need a little refresher. Get a delightful dose of personal restoration at these tropical escapes—proving there’s no limit to where reimagining can take you.
The glowing pink sands, the balmy sea breeze, the open smiles of the islanders—one doesn’t need much motivation to plan a getaway to this picture-perfect island. Tucker’s Point overlooks the light blue waters of Castle Harbor, Bermuda and melds elegance with a laid-back ambiance that befits this Brit territory. Find your happy place and revive the spirit with a Bermuda Triangle Spa Journey at on-site Sense, where 18 showerheads will pulse the stress away in a Tropical Rain Splash Therapy. Then, enjoy a handpicked aloe full-body massage and citrus facial. Sip a poolside Dark n’ Stormy or indulge in a bevy of freshly-caught Fruit de Mer with an al fresco dinner overlooking the crashing waves. This May and June, Bermuda is also home to the 35th America’s Cup, presented by Louis Vuitton—a perfect excuse for a pre-trip closet refresh with a focus on chic sailing wear that will take your style from Bermuda to the Hamptons.
The Don CeSar
St. Pete Beach, Florida
This pink palace—which sits upon a wide expanse of sugar-fine white sand—has hosted glam guests dating back to “The Great Gatsby” days. VIPs can join The Don CeSar Club for beachfront loungers, exclusive social gatherings, personal training sessions, and other spa perks. All guests enjoy being pampered poolside or at the award-winning sustainable seafood and farm-to-table restaurants. The Spa Oceana’s 11,000 square feet offer plenty of choices to soothe away the stresses of real life, but we love the rooftop massage cabana for its ocean breezes and glorious vistas. Hop on the resort’s beach taxi to town for hot nightlife, sailing excursions, and exceptional art museums including the Chihuly Collection and Dali Museum.
Wailea Beach Resort
Release your inner water goddess at this 22-acre resort along the Wailea coastline of Maui. With five pools to lounge in, a crystal clear ocean beckoning you to paddle an outrigger canoe, and the opportunity to snorkel with the sea turtles, you will have no shortage of ways to H2O your way to inner serenity. This completely reimagined resort offers a unique blend of honoring its heritage as the first resort in Wailea, combined with modern, chic décor boasting clean lines and fresh culinary offerings at its many eateries. Storytelling and the Te Au Moana Luau at the water’s edge brings the experience full circle as the local culture is celebrated in a way that makes the stay far more memorable than your average beach vacay.
By Sascha Zuger