If you’ve made the decision to seek experiences that will reset your mind, body, and spirit this year, then know this – you’re definitely not alone. Transformative health and wellness experiences are expected to be one of the top travel trends for 2023. In fact, wellness travel is one of the fastest growing sectors in the industry. This is thanks to travelers’ increased desire to find peace and balance more than anything else. Luckily, they may not have to go very far to find what they’re seeking.
The Caribbean lies just a stone’s throw away from North America. The region holds a well-earned status as one of the best destinations for wellness. And at Victoria House Resort & Spa in Belize, a dually Caribbean and Central American nation, guests are encouraged to define what will bring them joy and inner peace and help them activate their best selves.
Going on vacation used to be an excuse to leave our diet and workout routines at home. These days, we plan trips rooted in relaxation, but also self-improvement and wellbeing.
-Conde Nast Traveler
Pursue Health and Wellness with Victoria House in Belize this New Year
Continuously recognized as one of the best places to stay, Victoria House Resort & Spa is looking to outdo itself this year. Putting a focus on world-weary travelers and those seeking transformative and rejuvenative experiences, the award-winning resort has launched their “New Year, New You” program this January. It boasts new spa packages, and experiences centering on health and wellness as well as adventure.
With it, Victoria House is making the goal of pursuing a healthier, more balanced lifestyle in 2023 – even while on vacation – all the more attainable.
According to Victoria House Resort & Spa General Manager, Janet Woollam, the new spa offerings are focused on cleansing, balancing, and activating your best self.
“In addition to feeling refreshed and renewed through these curated spa treatments, our guests are invited to delve deeper into what motivates them to maintain an active lifestyle, from eating delicious, healthful food, to exploring new adventures and activities,” she said.
Helping guests to achieve those wellness goals are the dedicated and hospitable staff at the award-winning resort. From healthy meals tailored to suit an array of dietary preferences to restorative yoga and spa treatments, here’s some what anyone seeking wellness while on vacation can expect when staying at Victoria House this year.
Enjoy Restorative Spa Experiences with an Idyllic Backdrop
Located two miles south of San Pedro Town on Belize’s largest island, Victoria House Resort provides the perfect getaway for peace and comfort. And the same can be said for the luxurious Victoria House Spa. This full-service spa and its accompanying fitness facility offers endless serene relaxation surrounded by natural landscapes. And with the New Year, New You spa offerings, guests can refresh and reset the mind using specially curated packages:
- The Peak Performance Package includes over three hours of relaxing treatments. That includes massages, body scrubs, facials, and a 30-minute reflexology or Reiki session. After, guests can enjoy a complimentary smoothie, complete with gut-friendly and antioxidant rich ingredients.
- The Balance Boost Package offers healing via ancient practices that restore the body’s natural balance. This 2.5-hour offering includes a 60-minute Maya Abdominal or Thai Table massage and a 60-minute Champissage Massage. Then a 30-minute Reiki or reflexology session will recalibrate the body and mind.
Nourish the Body, Soul, and Mind
The Body: Victoria House & Spa offers customizable meal plans for those interested in eliminating the stress of meal planning during their stay. Healthy options abound on the resort’s menus. Vegetarian options include nutrient-rich quinoa bowls, mushroom tagliatelle with grilled mushrooms and savory vegetables, and refreshing watermelon arugula salads.
The Soul: Reconnect with Nature by exploring the area’s abundant natural wonders through watersport activities and offsite adventures. Kayaking, paddleboarding, and sailing are within close reach.
With the guidance of resort concierge services, get to explore nearby Maya temples. Zip-line over jungle canopies teeming with adorable Black Howler Monkeys. Or, dive near the Belize Barrier Reef.
The Mind: Complement restorative spa experiences with private instructor led yoga sessions. When you’re done, unwind by doing nothing, whether that means lounging by the pool or basking in the sun.
Where Health and Wellness Meet Luxurious Comfort
Heal, re-balance, and set positive intentions for the New Year when you stay at the resort known for exuding barefoot elegance. One of Caribbean Culture + Lifestyle’s picks for places to visit in 2023, Victoria House boasts 42 guest rooms ranging in style from thatch roof casitas to beachfront villas with private pools. Enjoy rooms and ocean view villas elegantly decorated in styles reminiscent of the Victorian era. Plus, get to experience The Palmilla Restaurant and Admiral Nelson’s Bar, both renowned for fine food and drink and extraordinary service.
All photos courtesy of property.