Top Winter Retreats

The end of summer marks the beginning of the winter-travel planning season, which, this year perhaps more than ever, calls for a relaxing and rejuvenating escape. To assist with your renewal, the editors of Robb Report and Robb Report Luxury Resorts have assembled their favorite retreats for soothing the mind, body, and soul. Whether your concept of wellness involves a beachfront spa or a private chalet in the Alps, these 20 getaways are sure to start 2010 off on a positive, and restorative, note.

First as a fishing camp in the 1940s, and later as a rodeo ranch in the 1970s, the stretch of Texas...
When Nelson Mandela’s African National Congress was exiled at the height of South Africa’s decades-...
Few experiences could be more soothing than the Sacred Water Ritual at the Four Seasons Resort...
Since acquiring the property that would become Como Shambhala Estate, Como Hotels and Resorts has...
Swine flu, drug wars, and a down economy have discouraged many would-be visitors to Mexico—...
Capella Telluride, which opened in February as Capella Hotels and Resorts’ first property in the...
For tropical vacations, Sir Richard Branson escapes to his private Necker Island in the Caribbean...
At Fiji’s Laucala Island resort, the rest of the world can seem, well, unnecessary. After all, you...
Some 450 miles east of Château Cheval Blanc, the Saint-Émilion producer of one of France’s most...
At Musha Cay, a private-island resort that is available to one party at a time, you pretty much do...
Villa Rockstar, Eden Rock resort’s newest accommodation, is as over-the-top as its name promises...
Fitness flourishes in many forms at Parrot Cay, a 1,000-acre private-island resort where you can...
On a hill next to the Clos Apalta vineyards and winery, the Lapostolle Residence consists of four...
The pavilion-style villas on the windward side of Qualia—a 30-acre resort on Hamilton Island, off...
The Little Nell, the only ski-in/ski-out property on Aspen Mountain, is getting a makeover. When...
Amid the unspoiled wilderness of Botswana’s vast Okavango Delta, on a roughly 62,000-acre parcel of...
The Kapalua Resort community, on Maui’s northwest coast, appeals to visitors seeking either...