Spending quality time with family can be a challenge these days, especially when there’s distance between you and communications take place mostly on-line. There’s no better way to get some mother-daughter bonding time than by accompanying one another on vacation. We all know where the popular yoga destinations are, but did you know that these places are unique for mother-daughter getaways too?
Below are the top 5 places for mom and daughter to travel to enjoy culture, delectable food and wine, amazing yoga, luxurious spa services, and spectacular views and nature.
1. Ojai, California
Ojai is located near Santa Barbara in gorgeous green Southern California. Many upscale resorts and spa centers provide an array of choices for treatments, yoga classes, and retreats. One spa has a package specifically for mothers and daughters wanting to get pampered. Another resort offers yoga classes under the moon, an assortment of spa services, different art classes, and more in a cozy cottage setting. The area has a lot to for moms and daughters to enjoy including nature walks and hikes, guided food tours, and many different wineries for the wine-loving duo! Be sure to check the town’s calendar for different events and festivals that happen year-round, like the famous Ojai Music Festival that happens each June. You can find some of the world’s most celebrated classical musicians performing here.
Yoga PLUS: Upscale spa services, good food, nature, music.
2. Santorini, Greece
Quickly becoming a top hotspot for yoga retreats, Santorini is known for stunning ocean views and sunsets visible from almost anywhere on the island. Offering an eclectic mix of both beach life and nightlife, there’s plenty for mom and daughter to enjoy. There are many wineries to tour and enjoy, and the area is known for strong reds especially. Get excited for your trip by watching “The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants” as you plan out things you want to do!
Yoga PLUS: Volcanic-based activities like swimming and sunbathing in the molten-dyed beaches, sailing around the Islands, bathing in the hot springs surrounding the Volcano (Kameni), wine, food, views, and sunsets!
3. Bangkok, Thailand
Safe for mothers and daughters of all ages, Thailand is not only a hot yoga spot, but a place with endless possibilities for both mom and daughter to enjoy. You can explore Bangkok by bicycle, shop at the many night markets, or take the sky train over to one of the shopping malls. Get outside and take a boat tour along the river. The nightlife offers plenty to suit anyone’s style, including fine dining, yummy cocktails, breathtaking views of the city, and more. There are many different resorts for all price ranges and desires. From spa services to nature excursions, Thailand offers it all.
Yoga PLUS: Lots of shopping at great prices, architecture, history, culture, local cuisine, gorgeous beaches, national parks, animal safaris, and spa services.
4. Santa Teresa, Costa Rica
A quaint surf town on the southern tip of the Nicoyan Peninsula, Santa Teresa is bustling with amazing yoga and SUP from top-notch instructors, world-class surfing, some of the best food around (because there are so many ex-pats from all over the world, you can try a different cuisine every night!), luxurious spa services, nature activities, tours, and more! You can spend one whole day lounging on the beach, taking yoga classes, enjoying spa services, and eating good food, and the next you can hop on an ATV and tour to the waterfalls of Montezuma, stopping to zip line along the way. Monkeys will wake you up in the mornings from their howling in the trees and you can see them along your hikes through Cabo Blano National Park. Yoga Travel Tree is headed there in September 2015!
Yoga PLUS: Pristine beaches, good waves, SUP, hiking, waterfalls, amazing food, spa services, and nature.
5. Bali, Indonesia
A trip to Bali is a nice way to unwind peacefully together and enjoy exquisite sunset views each night. Known for fabulous strips of white sand beaches, the best shopping around, and terrific day spas, there is plenty to do in and around Bali. Fine dining (try Ku De Ta and La Lucciola), art and cultural centres, as well as impressive views of the countryside are some of the options to choose from. The best part? Cheap and gorgeous accommodations! Try the Sari Beach Inn , right on the beach and an authentic, Balinese-style boutique hotel, surrounded by lush tropical gardens, comfy rooms, delicious breakfasts and welcoming staff. Insiders tip – Research Casa Luna Cooking School for a fun and unforgettable mother daughter experience.
Yoga PLUS: Beaches and sunsets, of course! Spa services, art and culture, amazing food, cheap hotels, and tons of nature activities.
Feature image credit: Andres Rodriguez