If you’re a mom who’s been dying for some much-needed R&R, one week away from the family to soak up some sun or a relaxing nature-filled adventure, you’ve come to the right place.
We scoured the internet, emailed every so-called wellness getaway, and perused through hundreds of reviews and found these six Black-friendly retreats to be everything you’ve always dreamed of in a vacation. They’re not only budget-friendly (wellness retreats have a way of breaking your bank) but are also surprisingly accessible and perfect for anyone looking to slip into relaxation mode.
All that’s left to do is to pack a bag, grab your mom-bestie, and choose your next destination!
Nature Loving Moms Assemble: The Lodge at Woodloch, Pennsylvania
No synthesized spa here – just 500 acres of woodlands with chirping birds, inspiring outdoor excursions, and revitalizing rain scents.
You can enjoy some much-needed spa treatments and artfully-crafted gourmet treats in your private villa, but if you need a nature fix, make sure you sign up for the guided group excursions. You might also love the alone time in nature at the hydromassage waterfalls.
Rates start at $329 a night.
The Yoga-Obsessed Girlies: Art Of Living Retreat Center, Whispering Hills, NC
Book your next yoga getaway at the Art of Living Retreat Center in North Carolina, where you reset and renew as you soak up some much-needed vitamin R (relaxation) from your mountain-view room.
In their relaxation rooms, on the ground level of their spa building, the yoga center offers their world-famous teas – Vata Tea (for moms who’ve been feeling restless or anxious), Pitta Tea (for agitated and irritated souls), Kapha Tea (for lethargic and depressed babes) and the fan-favorite Balance Tea (if you want a feel-good drink).
It’s truly the best getaway for anyone looking for some R&R or to spend some alone time away from the family (no one will judge you!).
Rates start at $300 a day.
The Mom Looking For Some Pampering: Salamander Resort & Spa, Virginia
Enjoy a rejuvenating, Real Housewives-kind-of-spa experience at the Salamander Wellness Getaway in Virginia.
The Black-owned wellness getaway offers integrative and regionalized treatments as well as holistic therapies that re-energize and breathe life back into every mom who’s been taken hostage by unending anxiety and weariness.
It also includes body-loving wraps, steams, facials, and hair services that are bound to make you feel like a completely new person! The sun-lit relaxation spaces, secluded spa courtyards, and elegant infinity edge pools are just an added bonus!
Rates start at $600 a night
Wanderlust Craving Moms: Wakaya Club & Spa, Fiji
Moms feeling a bit of wanderlust will love this wellness getaway. The private resort is rooted in Fiji’s undisturbed, lush, and pristine vibes and offers Black women (and every mom) a place to unwind, relax, and reset.
Explore the Wakaya Club & Spa with holistic adventures and vitamin D-soaking activities, and once you’re back at the resort, enjoy Chef Hajj and her team’s assortment of fresh island cuisines and a soul-soothing massage by one of their infinity pools.
Oh, and don’t forget to load up your feed – just because you’re on a #hotmomhealing mission doesn’t mean you can’t make it IG cute!
Rates start at $1000 a villa.
For The “Just Want Some Sun-Love” Mom: Banyan Tree Mayakoba, Mexico
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Mornings in this sun-soaked wellness getaway consist of sipping chef-kissed mimosas and getting tanned at the beach before diving into the pool (or Riviera Maya). Unless you’re more into healing yoga sessions or fantasizing with your crush by the sea, of course (honestly, who could blame you with such a view?).
Either way, end your day with an array of international culinary offerings, Bayan’s signature Tree Spa massage, or a full moon mediation practice that’ll blow all your troubles and anxiety triggers away.
Rates start at $750 a night.
The Mom Looking For Some Peace & Quiet: Stein Eriksen Lodge, Utah
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Have you been struggling to catch some Zzzs? The fine people at Stein Eriksen Wellness Getaway in Utah have you covered. Their CBD x rebalancing massages help you get into a relaxing state while the peaceful mountains of Deer Valley Resort backdrop reset your well-being.
During spring or summer (if winter’s not your ideal vacationing season), morning yoga classes take place on the deck. And if yoga’s the bane of your existence, some “mindful hikes” are offered to help you take in the picturesque views while also boosting your mental clarity.
Rates start at $310 per night.
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