What do you get when you mix a wellness holiday with a “workcation”?
Answer: The “wellness sabbatical,” an emerging trend that allocates time for sunrise yoga classes, meditation sessions and spa treatments — alongside work emails and Zoom calls.
A small but growing number of resorts are tapping into a market of wellness-minded workers who have difficulty going completely off-grid. The experience may even teach travelers how to balance work, play and well-being after the trip ends.
Holidays that combine work and wellness
Hilton Head Health, a health and wellness resort on South Carolina’s Hilton Head Island, introduced a program called WorkWell in late August. It’s the resort’s first program that specifically includes work hours as part of the itinerary.
“There’s a new concept circulating around of a ‘wellness sabbatical,'” said Jessica Brantley, the resort’s senior vice president of sales and marketing. “The idea is not to completely unplug from