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The Ultimate Guide To Wellness Family Vacations

From travel ideas to what to expect for your getaway, here's what you should know about planning wellness family vacations!

Wellness family vacations are a great way to relax while prioritizing the wellness of your family and yourself.

In this guide, we’ll take a look at everything you should know about planning a wellness family vacation.

From travel ideas to what to expect, and more!

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What Are Wellness Family Vacations?

Wellness family vacations are getaways that blend relaxation, health-centric activities, and family bonding. By focusing on mental, physical, and emotional health, they help you balance resting with engaging activities.

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What To Expect

Going on a wellness vacation with your family offers a ton of unique experiences. Here’s what you can expect:

Relaxation & Rejuventation

You’ll definitely experience moments of relaxation by enjoying spa treatments, therapeutic massages, and cleansing facials.

For the kids, they may enjoy fun, natural skincare activities (like mud masks).

Healthy Dining

The whole family can enjoy nutritious and delicious meals that use locally sourced ingredients.

Mindfulness Activities

For mindfulness, parents can take part in guided meditation sessions and walks, which helps establish a sense of inner calm and clarity.

For kids, there’s an opportunity to engage in activities like scavenger hunts, combining the calm of nature with a little bit of fun.

Fitness & Movement

Adults can enjoy fitness classes like yoga and pilates, or hiking and kayaking (depending on how adventurous you’re feeling).

For the little ones, there are family-friendly yoga sessions, nature walks, and interactive games that get their bodies moving.

Wellness Workshops

For parents, wellness workshops focus on stress management, holistic health, and personalized wellness plans.

For the kids, they’ll have a chance to learn about wellness by expressing themselves through art classes.


Adults can connect with like-minded people through group activities, communal dining, and sharing wellness goals.

For the kids, they’ll have a chance to engage with other children, take part in team-building games, and take part in family-oriented excursions.

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Wellness Family Vacation Ideas

Family wellness vacations can happen almost anywhere, but there are a few places that stand out.

Local Retreats

Local retreats involve unwinding at local spas and wellness centers, enjoying massages, and taking part in mindful meditation.

You’ll also be able to enjoy on-site nature walks, do family yoga classes, and let the little ones express themselves in art classes.

Beach Wellness Getaways

Beach wellness getaways are a great opportunity to get some fun in the sun.

While the parents enjoy spa treatments and seaweed face masks, the little ones can take part in building sandcastles and learning to surf.

Mountain Retreats

Find serenity amidst mountain landscapes, engaging in invigorating hikes, meditation sessions, and stargazing experiences.

You’ll also be able to embark on family-friendly nature hikes, and treasure hunts, and discover the wonders of the outdoors, fostering a love for nature within the entire family.

Wellness Cruises

All aboard for wellness cruises! The itinerary here involves fitness classes, spa treatments, and enjoying the sea air. There are also kids’ clubs that keep the little ones occupied for the entire day.

Eco-Friendly Resorts

Eco-friendly resorts are focused on sustainable wellness – and you’ll get a good chance to experience it all. You’ll take part in eco-friendly workshops, enjoy organic cuisine, go on wildlife excursions, and experience interactive, family-focused nature experiences.

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How To Keep Your Kids Busy During Your Wellness Family Vacation

If you’re not spending time with the kids doing family-focused wellness activities, you’ll want to make sure that they’re still enjoying themselves while being safe.
Here are a few things you could do.

Designate Kid-Friendly Zones

Take a look around the wellness vacation location and find spaces that your kids can go to when they’re bored. They might be recreation areas, or just somewhere where they can enjoy themselves while you know where they are.

Pack Entertainment

Bring along some things that could keep the little ones entertained. The list includes things like books, puzzles, toys, or portable electronic devices like tablets.

Schedule Downtime

Make sure to plan in time that allows you and the family to wind down, which allows the little ones to engage with unstructured activities that encourage creativity and self-directed fun.

Use Resort Resources

Well, resort or destination resources.
It’s just that “Resort & Destination Resources” doesn’t have the same ring to it.

Anyway, what we mean by this is that some resorts or destinations offer childcare facilities and babysitting services, allowing you to do your thing while your kids have fun while being monitored.

Share Your Experiences

If you learned something in your yoga or meditation classes, why not share it with your kids? Walk them through a session or lesson that you found interesting or insightful and see what they thought of it.

Share Their Experiences

Engage with your little ones by asking them what kind of things they got up to in the day, if they learned anything, and if they have anything to share with you.

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How Air Doctor Can Help You

If your little ones or you, start to feel unwell during your beach vacation, don’t wait till you’re back home to seek medical care. Use the Air Doctor app to seamlessly find a pediatrician that meets your preferences.

Our easy-to-use app connects travelers to a global network of multi-lingual doctors and specialists so you can access medical care anywhere, anytime.

With the Air Doctor app in your pocket, you can access medical advice, get prescriptions, and receive expert medical guidance wherever you are in the world.

We give you a wide range of benefits, including:

  • A global network of over 20,000 multi-lingual doctors and specialists
  • Choice of clinic, at-home (hotel), and video consultations
  • Active in 75 countries
  • Cross border prescription services
  • Telemedicine services in up to 21 languages
  • 24/7 multi-lingual support
  • Transparent pricing, and reviews
  • Most common medical specialties
  • Rated 4.8 on Trustpilot

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Air Doctor is the ultimate travel companion.
Download the app before your next trip just in case.

PS. safe travels, and have fun!


Jenny Cohen Drefler

Jenny Cohen Derfler

Air Dr CEO & Co-Founder

Jenny is the CEO and one of the Co-Founders at Air Doctor. She spent more than 20 years at Intel, most recently as general manager of its manufacturing facility in Israel and before that in various engineering and manufacturing roles in Silicon Valley. Air Doctor is her second startup having previously founded electric vehicle company ElectRoad.