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Five Best Wellness Destinations In 2019

‘New Year, new me’ is a phrase we all know too well. Every year we promise ourselves that we will focus on our fitness and our health, but we rarely tend to keep that promise. But if you want to give yourself a fighting chance to fulfill those wellness goals, then stepping out of your comfort zone and into a fitness-focused environment might be just what you need. This year, make self care a priority by going on a trip that is designed to better your mind and your body. Here are the top 5 wellness destinations you need to visit in 2019:

One of the best wellness destinations to visit is the Baja California peninsula that is filled with great yoga studios, boho boutiques and Asian-fusion restaurants. With physical adventures, such as surfing and hiking up a 5000-foot ridge, and spiritual ones, including luxury camping on a deserted island, there is no denying that everyone can have their perfect vacation in this beautiful part of Mexico. However, what this area is most known for is the superior whale watching experience in UNESCO protected reserves, which represents one of the best and most delightful ways of connecting and communing with nature.

While Australia may be a favorite vacation destination, not many people tend to associate it with wellness. However, Australia is the home to a wide array of beautiful spas and wellness resorts specifically made to heal your body and soul and bring back your peace of mind during your relaxing stay. One of the places you shouldn’t miss while in Australia is the Sol Spa in Eastern Suburbs of Sydney, where you can receive luxurious treatments, as well as a holistic consultation with a specialist, in order to have an exceptional experience that is suited to your needs.

An international destination for renewal and reconnection with nature, Brazil is one of the places you shouldn’t miss in 2019. What separates this South American country from its neighbors is the exceptional hospitality you will encounter every step of the way. Horseback riding and hiking through the beautiful Brazilian scenery is the perfect way to get in touch with nature and regain your inner peace. Some resorts are so dedicated to providing you with the full experience that they strongly discourage the use of Wi-Fi, phones and even cameras, as they pull you away from the present and prevent you from truly enjoying your stay.

Surfing is one of the most popular attractions on the beautiful beaches of Indonesia, but be aware that it takes quite a professional to tackle those big waves. However, there is a lot more this wonderful country has to offer, especially when it comes to the world famous island of Bali. Excellent yoga classes held in one of the most gorgeous places in the world, secluded spas and resorts where you can relax and unwind and subtly awakening meditation sessions are just some of the mindful activities you can do on Bali in order to reconnect with yourself and find your inner peace.

An experience that may be out of the comfort zone for most people, but that is truly worth the visit is the exploration of the newly discovered Phong Nha cave system in central Vietnam. These majestic underground cathedrals are so vast that it could take up to seven days to explore every corner. The boulders are scratchy, the terrain is slippery and the deep pools of water you need to wade through are cold, but the incredible guides will go out of their way to make sure you have a safe, comfortable and unforgettable experience with this beautiful creation of Mother Nature.
Getting out of your comfort zone might not be pleasant at first, but once you visit some of these extraordinary places, there is no doubt you will experience improvements in both mental clarity and mindfulness and allow yourself to start your journey towards a healthier, more peaceful you.

Article by Peter, a lifestyle and travel writer at Men-Ual and Ivania's Mode magazine, living between the UK and Australia.