The following properties celebrate the lunar cycle with unique Full Moon adventures. From moonlit dinners in Thailand, moon bathing in Turks and Caicos or moon light swimming in Dubai, the celestial glowing orb is a wonder to behold in any destination.
Paresa Resort– Phuket, Thailand
A hideaway-style luxury pool villa and suite resort perched on the cliffs of Kamala, amongst a lush tropical forest in Phuket Thailand, Paresa Resort boasts breathtaking views of the dramatic indigo Andaman sea, embracing the exclusivity of its natural surroundings. Situated on Phuket’s most sought after address,“Millionaires’ Mile,” Paresa offers a Full Moon Dinner once a month, in occasion of each full moon. Located on Paresa’s Miracle Lawn, the dinner becomes the unique venue for an intimate dinner bathed in the moonlight. Paresa’s chefs delight guests with refined preparations paired with a selection of wines, along with fresh cocktail creations by the resort’s mixologist.
L’Auberge de Sedona – Sedona, AZ
Sedona, Arizona has long been one of the most spiritual destinations in the U.S. with red rock formations that offer a peaceful and stunning backdrop for meditation. Travelers to the region can take advantage of L’Auberge de Sedona’s complementary moonlight meditation with sessions held around full moon phases alongside the charming Oak Creek on the property’s secluded outdoor spiritual space, Serenity Point. The session begins with a transformative fire burning ceremony, followed by a short breath awareness meditation, and a few helpful hints of how to get started with your own daily meditation practice. Leading the class, Devani Paige then reads scripts from the book “Yoga Nidra,” followed by creekside meditation under the moon lit sky, taking the mind and body to a healing place. The session is completed with a soothing flute chakra ceremony to balance the chakras and energy fields. Devani plays seven different native American flutes, each attuned to one of the major chakras or energy centers. Prior to the session, guests can enhance their journey in one of nature’s most spectacular settings with a hike or bike ride to the nearby vortex site including Bell Rock, Airport Loop and Cathedral Rock.
Regent Palms – Turks and Caicos
At the Spa at the Regent Palms in Turks and Caicos, a new program called Moonbathing offers guests a nighttime activity to enjoy after-dinner. Guests are treated to desserts and drinks on the beach while being pampered with mini spa treatments and stargazing under the clear Caribbean sky. The next day, enjoy the moon’s sister and sunbathe by the pool.
Burj Al Arab – Dubai, UAE
Talise Spa at Burj Al Arab in Dubai offers an exclusive spa experience, the Romantic Moonlight Swim. Promising an evening of sheer luxury and love in the serene environment of Burj Al Arab’s Talise Spa, perched nearly 500 feet in the sky above the Arabian Gulf. The treatment begins with a soothing 55-minute couples massage to relax and unwind. Next, the couple is led to their own infinity pool adorned with floating rose petals, with the glimmering moonlight and sweeping views of Dubai and the Arabian Gulf serving as the only backdrop. The experience is complete with Burj Al Arab’s bespoke beverages and personalized music to refresh the body and soul. As a memento of the evening, guests are gifted with white-chequered Burj Al Arab bathrobes.
Madinat Jumeirah – Dubai, UAE
Full Moon Savasana: On the beach in Dubai, Madinat Jumeirah’s Talise Spa leads guests through a journey of inner peace with full moon yoga. The crashing waves, complemented by soothing classical music, calms the senses and enhances the experience of self-discovery. Classes begin at approximately $33/person. 2015 dates: March 5, April 4, May 4, June 2, and July 2.
The Hotel Lone – Rovinj, Croatia
The Hotel Lone in Rovinj, Croatia offers Wellness Under the Stars, every Saturday from 9 to 11 p.m. Guests can enjoy great a selection of drinks and food from the spa’s Vitality Bar, with soft tunes from a Live DJ, and can also schedule a special treatment (changes nightly) such as the Lone Design Massage (50 minute back, neck and shoulders massage with aromatherapy face massage at the end) – or just enjoy a late night in Thermal Zone and Submerged Rooms.
The next full moon will occur on March 5, 2015, so mark your calendars and get howling!