Whether she’s your mother, wife or a motherly figure, the special women in your life deserve the best. In 2016, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 8. When Anna Jarvis fist proposed an official U.S. Mother’s Day in 1905, Congress rejected the idea and joked that if the proclamation passed, they’d also have to create a Mother-in-Law’s Day. Thanks to Jarvis’ persistence, Woodrow Wilson proclaimed in 1914 that the second Sunday in May was a national holiday to honor mothers. Pay tribute to the person who has done more for you than anyone in this world with a relaxing retreat complete with pampering and great food at one of the best spa destinations in the world. Spoil her on Mother’s Day with a private jet trip to remember. She deserves it.
Best Destination Spas in the World for Mother’s Day
Rancho La Puerta | Tecate, Mexico
Located just outside San Diego, CA, on 3,000 private acres of mountains, meadows and gardens, Rancho La Puerta is the original fitness resort and spa. In addition to spa treatments and fitness experiences, the spa has different guest speakers. During the week of Mother’s Day, Rancho La Puerta features a hands-on culinary experience with Amelia Saltsman at the on-site restaurant, La Cocina Que Canta (the Kitchen that Sings). In the same week, meet and listen to award-winning violinist Lev Polyakin and members of his musical group, Russian Blue. Indulge Mom with the spa treatment of her desires. If she plans an extended visit, book a weeklong spa package. Rancho La Puerta also has treatments for expecting mothers in their first or second trimesters.
Lodge at Woodlock | Hawley, Pennsylvania
One of the premier resorts and spas in the Poconos, the Lodge at Woodlock is a luxury escape that awakens the senses. The private, adult-only woodland retreat offers a nurturing experience that lets Mom discover new hobbies and reignite her passions. Activities at Woodlock include creative discovery workshops, fitness and wellness classes, cooking demonstrations, guest speakers, wine tasting and outdoor activities. In honor of Mother’s Day, Woodlock offers a Mother-Daughter Getaway package for those who stay two nights or more. The package includes three gourmet meals per night of stay, stimulating workshops, creative arts, guided group excursions, health and fitness amenities, and a personal spa concierge.
Mii Amo | Sedona, Arizona
Mii Amo in Arizona’s Boynton Canyon is a destination spa that invites guests to participate in “journeys” of three, four or seven nights while staying in a rose-colored adobe casita. Each guest receives a personalized spa experience, or Journey, based on her needs, such as spiritual exploration, de-stressing, exercise and nutrition, and transformation. When you book an all-inclusive package for Mom, she’ll enjoy a retreat with two spa services each day, as well as meals at Mii Amo Café, enriching workshops and expert-led activities.
Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens | Arenal, Costa Rica
For a far-flung adventure that isn’t too far from home, Nayara gives Mom an authentic rainforest experience in Arenal Volcano National Park, where she can enjoy a dip in natural hot springs. Book guided hikes to see the wonders of the surrounding forests. Explore the Caño Negro River in Los Chiles on a boat to get a different perspective of the wildlife. Mom will love the luxury accommodations with their own private gardens and outdoor showers, especially when you pair it with Nayara’s spa treatments, which include combination therapies and couple’s experiences.