Find Balance off the Beaten Path — Retreats for the Entire Family to Enjoy

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What does it mean to truly unwind and relax? Can you even think of the last time you were completely unplugged without anywhere to be or anything to do? If you’re like most families, it’s probably been a while since you’ve felt really rested. These days, with school, work, soccer practice and getting dinner on the table, you’ve likely been going 90 miles per hour. But what if you could turn your annual summer vacation with your family into a truly relaxing experience, an experience that would have you coming away fully refreshed with a renewed sense of life?

Taking time to relax and fully unwind is key for healthy living and full body renewal. Rose Caiola, Founder of an online community called Rewire Me, says it’s important to take time for ourselves to get out of our day-to-day routine to really rewire. Whether it’s a serene cabin nestled in the woods or a beautiful resort located in the tropics, a healthy lifestyle budgets time to relax. Keep reading to discover some of the best resorts and retreats designed to renew your mind, body and spirit.

Canyon Ranch

Guests can visit the Canyon Ranch Resort for a total mind and body cleansing. Known for it’s breathtaking views and located in the Sonoran Desert of Southern Arizona, the Canyon Ranch Resort offers special discounts for first time visitors. From amazing fitness experiences with world renowned experts to zipline adventures and hands-on cooking classes, the resort features a myriad of activities designed to help you unwind and learn how to live your life to the fullest. Additionally, you can allow yourself to indulge in relaxing spa treatments at one of the premiere spa destinations in Arizona. The Canyon Ranch Resort is ideal for families with teenagers ages 14 and up.


Located on the pristine beaches of Tulum, Mexico, those wanting to truly get away from it all should look no further than the Amansala Resort. With only 24 cabanas located on the property, the resort is designed to provide a truly peaceful experience and is best suited for adult guests. Those looking to fully unplug can take advantage of the resort’s Destination Detox packages—a program designed to rejuvenate and balance from the inside out. The Detox package features daily yoga and meditation time, spa treatments, excursions and sea-side accommodations, complete with an array of yummy, healthy food designed to cleanse your body.


Nicknamed “paradise on earth,” the Tabacon Grand Spa Thermal Resort is located in beautiful Costa Rica. Ideal for couples and families alike, the resort is home to several natural wonders including the Tabacon Hot Springs, the Arenal Volcano, and the lush rainforest, which surrounds the resort. For guests clamoring to experience nature and adventure, the possibilities are endless—from canopy ziplines and whitewater rafting to hiking or horseback riding, you won’t be bored here. Guests can unwind from their many adventures by visiting the award-winning spa, boasting an array of options to help you unwind and relax.

Small Hope Bay Lodge

Located on Andros Island in the Bahamas, the Small Hope Bay Lodge is home to the third largest barrier reef in the world. Designed to help you and your family members unwind and connect with the beauty found in nature, the resort will help you “rediscover joy” as you view breathtaking scenes from your scuba masks, lay lazily in a hammock, take the family on a hike or enjoy island music after dinner. The lodge caters to pure relaxation by taking away distractions and providing everything you may need to fully relax and kick back.

Case Inlet Retreat

Intended for ultimate relaxation far away from the distractions of everyday life, the Case Inlet Retreat is a private getaway to be enjoyed by you and your family members. Located in the Puget Sound region of Washington, the architects built this home with relaxation in mind—placing floor to ceiling windows throughout the entire house. Lush vegetation and the sound can be seen from virtually every area of the house, giving way to peace and tranquility. This retreat is perfect for reconnecting with yourself and family in the midst of ultimate beauty that can only be found in nature.

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