Wellness-friendly accommodation is one of the priorities of Cloudnesting. If you are thinking about your health every moment of your life, this places might be made just for you!
Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland
Opened in 2013, the Chedi Andermatt enjoys a unique location in the charming village of Andermatt in the Urseren Valley. Designed by architect Jean-Michel Gathy, the luxurious aesthetic draws on both Alpine and Asian influences and spans traditional styles and materials (oakwood paneling, local stone, murals by Rubens) as well as contemporary elements like soft leather chairs. Rooms are full of light thanks to the panoramic windows (which also afford views of the Swiss Alps, Andermatt Village, or Schöllenen Gorge), but they’re also cozy at night thanks to open fireplaces. The plush bathrooms feature large tubs, heated stone floors, and rain showers. The hotel has all the perks you could dream of, from an indoor lap pool and relaxation lounge with eight fireplaces to seven dining outlets, a cheese cellar, and a walk-in cigar humidor. This is one of those places that’s almost impossible to leave.
Rosewood Mayakobá, Mexico
We all know about the healing powers of a nice hot tub after a long day of travel, but a Mayan cenote might just have those steamy waters beat. The Yucatan Peninsula has around 6,000 of these natural sinkholes, results of collapsing limestone. The erosion creates wide caves with deep pools of clean, clear, earth-filtered water. The pools have held cultural and spiritual importance for local communities throughout the ages, thanks to their beauty, mystery, and potable water.
Anantara Bazaruto Island Resort & Spa, Mosambique
Two plane flights, plus a drive and you arrive to this tiny island off the coast of Mozambique in the Bazaruto Archipelago. The hotel has its own in-house naturalist and a whip-smart, PADI-certified dive instructor who can take guests snorkeling and diving. The Bazaruto Archipelago has been a national park since 1971 and is home to more than 100 species of coral, four types of whales, sea turtles, mantarays, dolphins, and it boasts the largest population of the rare dugong on the African east coast. In addition to water activities, Anantara can arrange cooking classes, horse riding, dune boarding, and bird watching (Bazaruto is home to 180 species of birds).
Six Senses, Vietnam
Attention to detail and focus on the reality of the destination is the driving force, together with a focused commitment to the environment. Accommodations provide generous personal space and present an uncompromised standard of luxury. Low-key but high-style, the 58 sun-bleached villas include thatched bungalows with private beach access, hillside hideouts, and water villas built in, on, over and around the huge grey stones that fringe the shoreline. The latter are incredibly romantic, with rock pools to swim in, roped walkways, sliding screens, and the sight – and sound – of the chipped-emerald ocean as a constant backdrop. Interiors are wood-paneled, wood-floored, thatch-roofed – simple, spacious and elegant, with just the right level of modern intervention (a huge boat of a bathtub; white linen daybeds).
Como Shambhala Estate, Bali
Arguably the most luxurious yoga resort in Bali, Como Shambhala has 30 rooms, suites, and villas set on 23 acres of jungle-covered riverbank near Ubud, each with its own butler and infinity pool. Yoga programs led by visiting masters such as Rodney Yee are held throughout the year and typically include five hours of daily practice over five days. The spa offers Balinese and Ayurvedic treatments, and off-site activities range from jungle treks to visits to Ubud’s famous temples.