The Ocean Club Four Seasons
One Ocean Drive, Paradise Island, The Bahamas
Every corner of this resort and spa on Paradise Island (yes, exactly) is beautiful. The eight private spa suites, all of which have both a lounge and a treatment room, are designed with Balinese accents like ornate wooden carvings and huge double doors that open so you can hear the ocean during your treatment. Facials fuse Asian beauty practices with Caribbean ingredients like algae, red coral, and lupin to nourish and fight sun damage.
P.O. Box N7550 Paradise Island, Nassau
As far as ashrams go, Sivananda's approach to yoga is as traditional as it comes. What separates it from the pack, though, is its otherworldly Paradise Island location. Flanked by dense tropical gardens and white-sand beaches, the retreat makes next-level nirvana seem totally achievable. But don't be fooled by the idyllic setting, the yogic lifestyle is fully immersive here: A 5:30am wake-up call marks the beginning of a jam-packed day consisting of two mandatory meditations, two yoga classes, lectures, chanting, and nature walks. Accommodations are humble yet comfortable and range from shared beach huts and dormitories to private tents and garden rooms. At mealtime, the fare is vegetarian and prepared fresh on-site. Be sure to check the schedule as they host really interesting retreats.
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