"The Insider’s Directory to the Best in Health & Wellbeing" Answers All Your Spa and Wellness Questions

The Directory can help find the perfect spa for every individual // Photo via Insider's Guide to Spas

Meet The Insider’s Directory to the Best in Health & Wellbeing, a new directory specifically curated for navigating the spa and wellness world. This innovative tool was created by Mary Bemis, an experienced spa journalist, after she recognized a growing need in the industry.

Bemis is an established figure in spa and wellness news. She launched and served as editor-in-chief of American Spa magazine, co-founded and was editor-in-chief of Organic Spa magazine, and brought the industry InsidersGuidetoSpas.com, an award-winning website that covers spa travel, spa experience, and wellbeing. Now, Bemis is expanding her reach with the directory, which includes exclusive insights that help readers understand the marketplace and choose wellness destinations that are best for them.

"Conscious and sophisticated travelers are asking smart questions,” says Bemis. “They seek an intelligent read, but they also seek guidance. The Insider’s Directory to the Best in Health & Wellbeing is a Rosetta Stone for translating dreams of renewal into the planning and booking of an ultimate spa experience.”


The idea for the directory was driven by the growing interest in the wellness world. The Global Wellness Institute reports the global wellness economy has reached $4.2 trillion. Wellness travel is also a popular topic, with travelers taking 830 million wellness trips in 2017. As demand emerged, Bemis carefully constructed the directory using only properties that she believed reflect authentic and excellent spa experiences. 

Bemis’ inaugural choices in the directory include Adler Spa Resort Balance (Ortisei, Italy), Adler Spa Resort Dolomiti (Ortisei, Italy), Adler Spa Resort Thermae (San Quirico D’orcia, Italy), Aspira Spa at The Osthoff (Elkhart Lake, WI), Farmhouse Inn (Forestville, CA), Henderson Beach Resort & Spa (Destin, FL), Hotel Bennett (Charleston, SC), Rancho La Puerta (Tecate, Mexico), Red Mountain Resort (Ivins, UT), Salamander Resort & Spa (Middleburg, VA), Spa Village Bath at the Gainsborough Spa Bath (Bath, United Kingdom), Spa Village Pangkor Laut at Pankgor Laut Resort (Lumut, Perak, Malaysia), Spa Village Resort Tembok – Bali (Indonesia), The Spa at Sea Island (Sea Island, GA), and 1440 Multiversity (Scotts Valley, CA).

The free directory is available at InsidersGuidetoSpas.com. Simply search by destination, interest, service, or amenity, and Bemis’ curated list will point you in the right direction.


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