Full Moon Ceremonies

Full Moon Ceremonies



Once, the best resort amenities included mini shampoo bottles and shower caps, maybe the occasional gratis cocktail. These days, though, hotels feature everything from exclusive literary series (like at New York City’s famed Carlyle, for instance, where they hosted the likes of Maya Angelou) to rental workout gear.

The offerings just got even more enlightened: At several hotels around the world, guests are now being given the chance to participate in cathartic full moon celebrations, complete with everything from fire burning ceremonies to evening beach yoga.

We found a few spots where you can get lunar during the next full moon:

Paresa Resort

Where: Phuket, Thailand

What: Perched atop the cliffs of Kamala in a lush tropical forest, this resort offers a chance to toast with wine and fresh cocktails during dreamy Full Moon Dinners on their Miracle Lawn.

Visit: Parensa Resort

L’Auberge de Sedona

Where: Sedona, Arizona

What: Sedona, with its famed red rocks, is all about the spiritual: this luxe property’s complementary moonlight meditation sessions at their Serenity Point include transformative fire burning ceremonies, breath awareness meditation, yogic readings and a flute chakra ceremony to balance energy fields.

Visit: L'Auberge

Regent Palms

Where: Turks and Caicos

What: This escape’s “Moonbathing” experience includes desserts, cocktails and mini-spa treatments on the beach, under the stars.

Visit: Regent Palms

Burj Al Arab

Where: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

What: Take a moonlight dip at this retreat’s Talise Spa, perched 500 feet above the Arabian Gulf. To the tune of customized music, a couple’s massage culminates in a rose petal-infused infinity pool soak. (Guests leave with complimentary bathrobes.)

Visit: Burj Al Arab

Madinat Jumeirah

Where: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

What: The Full Moon Savasana experience includes yoga on the beach, designed to inspire self-discovery.

Visit: Madinat Jumeirah