Wellness travel is a trend only growing in popularity. Nowadays, even traditional hotels offer their guests a wide variety of amenities and activities that aim to rejuvenate their weary bodies and tired minds. With so many choices, it can be overwhelming and difficult to select the right spa for your needs. Here are five amazing destinations to choose from that are tried and true.
Andronis Concept Wellness Resort
Located on the world-famous Greek island of Santorini in Imerovigli, this resort is housed in a Brutalist-style edifice perched above the island’s caldera. Its amenities consist of three public pools, a tennis court, spa, and vineyard, which offer a total mind-body escape. The guest rooms are all-white and each has its own infinity pool that offers a view of the gorgeous seascape.
Mii Amo Spa
Arguably the finest wellness resort in the United States, Mii Amo lies at the foot of Sedona’s Boynton Canyon in the state of Arizona. Built on a purported vortex, a site where it is believed the earth’s energy is at its most concentrated, this 16-room property blends in naturally with its red-rock surroundings. The resort offers different traditional and modern therapies to its guests that aim to heal the body and mind.
Chablé Resort & Spa
Chablé Resort & Spa is a resort that is crafted to renew the soul and heal the body. Surrounded by jungle and located on a picturesque beach in Yucatan, this establishment will allow you to effectively escape from your day-to-day worries. Apart from enjoying various treatments, you will have the opportunity to try the finest seafood prepared by the acclaimed chef, Jorge Vallejo.
Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa
This award-winning and luxurious hiking and wellness establishment is situated in the majestic lush mountains of British Columbia, Canada. The resort is well-known for its immersive program that enables people to regain control over their health. It is the ideal location to recharge your batteries if you feel overworked, exhausted, overweight, or just need to slow down the pace of a few days.
BodyHoliday is a pioneer in the spa and hospitality industry. It was first opened in 1988 and since then has become one of the best all-inclusive resorts in the world. The establishment is located in Castries on the island of St. Lucia and specialized in health, well-being, and wellness. It gives its guests the ability to choose their own vacation within a vacation.
Now that you know more about the finest wellness and spa resorts around the globe, take your time to choose the one that is the most convenient for you and your needs. A healthy mind and body will improve your quality of life.
Man Challenges Internet to Share the Ugliest Things They Own and Receives Ghastly Replies
Actor and comedian Guy Kelly asked his Twitter followers to share pictures of their ugliest possessions, and he got some ghastly replies. We’ve gathered some of the best.
Muscular Squirrel Friend
First up we have this hilarious and undeniably ugly picture. What to say about this item? Where to begin? Our muscular squirrel friend is holding an acorn in his mouth and seems to be cradling his engorged pecs. He stands right at the front of the picture, looking directly at the audience. Nice!
Little Dentist Boy
Likewise, this image was posted without any accompanying information. And boy, did we need it. On first glance, this little boy ornament looks like it could be a Hummel figurine, or something similar. However, the sweetness of the little boy is immediately blocked out by the gruesome task he’s engaged in. Is it normal to have an ornament depicting the dental surgery of a rabbit? Is this is an occasion that should be memorialized in a figurine? We aren’t so sure.
Misshapen Piece of Glass
This is another ugly item that has us stumped. No matter how long we look at it for, and from what angle, it still looks like a misshapen piece of glass designed to scare children. Based on its hat and flamboyant hairstyle, we think this figurine could be a clown. But is it crouched down with its knees up around its shoulders? And if so, why? Perhaps this is supposed to be an animal, but again, we have no idea which one.
Real-Life Bingo Bronson
Hey kid! You’ve been to the dentist, and you need something to cuddle with after. How about a weirdly shaped, unrecognizable creature with human teeth? Just kidding – who knows what this toy is actually designed for, but we can agree it’s seriously ugly. This item bears a striking resemblance to real-life plush toy Bingo Bronson from surreal comedy Broad City, but we can’t be sure that it isn’t just a disgusting item all of its own. Either way – gross!
Sid the Ugliest Animal
What’s your favorite animal? Is it a combination of several animals that come together to create a horrifying Frankenstein of African creatures? Because that’s what we have here. Sid the ugly animal has a giraffe’s head, neck, and front legs, with a tiger abdomen, a zebra back-end, and a lion’s tail. Oh, and let’s not forget the striped elephant trunk. Honestly, the trunk tips Sid’s ugliness over the edge. What sort of self-respecting hybrid creature has a striped trunk? Come on.
Andy Warhol-Style Painting
In the world of ugly objects, there’s bound to be quite a number of hideous paintings. This one was painted by someone’s mother-in-law’s co-worker, who must not be totally familiar with what a baby looks like. This specially commissioned painting was supposed to be an Andy Warhol-style pop art masterpiece. However, instead of going for repetitive prints or block colors, the artist settled on a half green, half pink baby, surrounded by colorful bubbles. They do say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Normal Human Wrists
This ugly watch is actually what started off this entire subject. When actor and comedian Guy Kelly asked people to share their ugliest items, this is what he offered up himself. This extra chunky Diesel watch is apparently worth a decent amount of money, but it doesn’t look so pretty. The mega watch swamps a “normal human wrist” and pretty much alerts everyone around you that you have no taste. Kelly decided to keep it based on its sheer ugliness.
Is That Mr. Blobby?
When it comes to ugly pictures that people have lying around, we wonder if they painted them themselves, bought them somewhere, or if a child painted them. In this case, it would make so much more sense if a child had created this atrocity. Perhaps you aren’t familiar with British kid’s TV character Mr. Blobby. If you want to have nightmares, then go ahead and look him up on YouTube. This picture could be a portrait of the guy, which only intensifies its ugliness.
Not a Great Look
Here’s another hideous painting for us to enjoy. This one enjoys pride of place inside the home as it hangs right above the living room couch. How can we describe this picture? Presumably it was done by an amateur, or by one of the children in the picture. It looks like a lot of the paint has dripped, leaving everyone looking like they’re melting. Alternatively, they look like they’re dripping in the blood of their enemies. Either way, not a great look.
It’s My Time to Shine
Sometimes an ugly item is made up of a couple of items put together. Take this example for instance, featuring what looks like a real-life stuffed squirrel riding atop a plastic horse. There are just so many questions for this ugly item. Presumably the horse and squirrel came separately and some bright mind decided to combine them. Why? And in what context would a squirrel ever ride a horse? And who wants to look at this? Help us!
A Jar of Pickled People
Some ugly things are just ugly, and some are also scary. Guess which category this one falls into? According to the original post, this is a jar of “pickled people”, which is exactly what it looks like. In fact, this jar looks like it’s been stuffed with the round faces of old-timey cartoons – the whole face is visible, and it even looks like they’re wearing a lace bonnet. We don’t think we want to know what’s actually in this jar. Just take it away, please.
A Little Fishy
This ugly little fish has been passed back and forth between two friends, neither of whom want to own it. It looks like it could be a piggy bank, but the blue lines are probably just part of its charming design. The person who painted this ghastly little fishy must have gotten confused when they added the face. Did they forget that they were working on a fish? Or that fish don’t have eyebrows? Either way, it’s U G L Y.
A Concerning, Cursed Creature
This concerning creature was found in an empty theater and has stayed with its owner ever since. From what we can see, it looks like a little figurine of a monkey, complete with movable wooden limbs and some sort of loose garment. To be honest, this monkey looks like it hasn’t been doing so well. It needs a new outfit and a scrub with a toothbrush. As is, it’s looking shabby, cursed, and – we’re sad to say – ugly.
Hand-Painted Armadillo Couple
When we’re talking about ugly items, we often end up looking at hideous figurines. People just love filling their houses up with knick-knacks, and there are tons of items out there for people with a range of tastes. For example, if you’re in the market for a hand-painted armadillo couple, you can absolutely find them. This poster inherited this ugly pair from her aunt, and has held onto them. We’ve got to admire the detail – ugly armadillos for life!
Loose Mouth Guitar Hand Man
It’s time for another figurine! This time, one that looks like it has melted a little and then reformed again. There’s plenty to inspect on this ugly model of a man playing guitar and singing. Unfortunately, it looks more like he’s loosely hanging his mouth open like a horse, and it seems as though his hand and the guitar have merged together as one. Regardless, this person was told to hold onto it. Who knows how it will look in another 10 years!
Ginger the Creepy Dolly
We’re sad to say that this creepy doll isn’t the last creepy doll on this list. In fact, there will be many, many more creepy dolls to come. For now though, we’ll focus on our first creepy doll – Ginger. Ginger was homemade by an aunt who has since passed away. However, when chewed by a child, apparently Ginger oozes “black stuff”. Understandably, everyone involved is terrified of this doll. She now lives her life in a cupboard, where she belongs.
Creepy Eye-Less Doll
You were promised more creepy dolls, and here we have just that. This spine-chilling little plastic doll has no eyes at all, which you would think would be reason enough to throw it in the trash. However, this creepy eye-less doll actually “watches” people go to the bathroom. Imagine arriving in someone else’s bathroom and finding yourself face to face with this nightmare. We have to admit, if we found ourselves in that position, we’d be tempted to just turn it around.
One Little Piggy
Do you ever walk past certain items in somebody’s house and shiver? People can get used to the ugly items in their own homes, but get startled when they see what other people have stashed away. For example, this poster shared a picture of their friend’s terrifying piggy bank. This ugly item looks seriously old, and the pig has a really startling expression on its face. Let’s put it this way, would you feel OK walking past this during the night? We didn’t think so.
Smash it Now
This item is a real contender for the ugliest thing on this list. Just look at it. It’s a baby’s face molded into a teacup, with a bow underneath the neck and handle. Seriously, who would want this? The only use we can think of for this monstrosity is a role in the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast. This cup would make a great Chip, if it wasn’t scaring off the audience. But honestly, just smash it. Smash it now.
Doll House of Horror
For those lucky enough to have them as a child, playing with a doll’s house was a very exciting time. You could decorate the rooms, add toys and furniture, and come up with a whole imaginative world for your creation. This poster had to contend with a slightly different doll’s house vibe. Her nearly blind grandmother made her some dolls, but sadly they look a little… scary. The dolls have hair drawn on with pen, sack clothing, and no features. Eep!
A Confusing Figurine
We’ve looked at this picture again and again and again. We’ve peered at it. We’ve squinted at it. We’ve moved to get a different angle. And still, each time we wonder what on earth this is. Is it a little duck? Is it a fairy? Is it a lady that doesn’t really have any characteristics of a human woman? Whatever this is, we can easily conclude that it’s ugly. It’s a confusing figurine with a confusing outfit and we hate it.
Donnie Darko Bunny Man
If you’ve ever seen Richard Kelly’s sci-fi fantasy movie Donnie Darko, you might feel a flicker of recognition when you see this ugly item. In the movie, awkward teen Frank makes friends with a figure in a bunny costume who tells him the world will end in under one month. Basically, the movie features a creepy bunny, just like this one. What would you even do with this item? Display it for guests? Use it to ward off evil spirits?
Evil Shell Cat
For some reason, we’re pretty hung up on the fact that this so-called “evil shell cat” has its own theme tune. Maybe it’s (to the tune of The Flintstones) – “Evil, Evil Shell Cat, it’s the ugliest cat we’ve ever seeeeen”. Or, perhaps it’s (to the tune of Family Guy) – “Lucky there’s an evil shell caaaaaat”. Or, it could be (to the tune of Friends), “I’ll be there for youuuuu, Evil Shell Cat, I’ll be there for youuuu”. You’re welcome.
Rough Representations of People
If you’re a fan of Canadian sitcom Schitt’s Creek, you’ll be familiar with ridiculously oversized family portraits. In that show, the Schitt family lose their millions and has to downsize to a shabby motel. Needless to say, there’s no space for their mega family portrait in their new living space. Perhaps the owners of this portrait should also downsize as a way of losing this cursed portrait. Painted by a family friend, it doesn’t quite feature people, but rough representations of people.
The Hot/Cold Mask
In reality, this mask shouldn’t be as scary as it is. We wear masks all the time – whether it’s eye masks while we sleep, skin-care masks, or face masks to prevent illness. The point is, we should be used to the image of a mask on a human face. What is it about this one that’s so ugly? This hot and cold mask has an unnerving bubbly texture and weird cut-outs for your eyes and nose. It’s ugly, and that’s the end of it.
Bump in the Night
We’re joined again by a creepy doll that scares everyone who comes across it. This ugly item looks extremely old with its painted-on hair and dated features. In fact, this doll looks like it’s wearing the same dress it originally came in. No longer lacy and impressive, now it’s shabby, yellowed, and twisted. Understandably, the owner of this doll keeps it locked away in the attic. However, that doesn’t stop them from holding the doll responsible for suspicious sounds in the night.
Ugly Clown Painting
What would a list of ugly items be without a clown? Clowns are hated and feared by people from all walks of life, but weirdly some people like them. We guess they have a certain grace about them, and Joaquin Phoenix really made clowns cool again in Joker. But still, who would embrace a clown? Well, the owner of this painting would. They don’t think their clown painting is ugly at all, but at least they can acknowledge that their guests do.
Rabbit Deer Marsupial Figurine
Zoo gift shops are a great place to pick up souvenirs. However, they are also a hot-spot for figurines, things you don’t need, and weird ugly items. Take this little guy – can you guess what animal it’s supposed to be? We’d say it’s a rabbit, a big-eared deer, or some sort of small marsupial, yet there aren’t many clues since its body is just a circular-shaped mound. Regardless of what it’s supposed to be, we declare it 100% ugly.
A Cursed Painting
There must be a group of artists out there who relish making ugly portraits of people’s families. Otherwise, they must be pumped up with false confidence if they think these paintings are reasonable gifts for people. In this case, both boys have alarming eyes with super-thin eyebrows tightly arranged in the center of their faces. Their necks are disproportionate, and their faces lopsided. We know it’s the thought that counts, but perhaps people should hold back from painting other people’s children.
Catherine the Grate
You’d think something like a cheese grater couldn’t get any uglier. After all. It’s already a metal sheet covered in sharpened holes that you smear cheese on. How can you make that look any worse? Well, you add a red-haired royal. That’s how. This lucky poster received Catherine the Grate for Christmas and has been with her through the loss of an eye. Catherine folds her arms while you grate, just in case she wasn’t already annoying enough.
Stretched Looking Wooden Cat
Some people just like ugly things, like this poster, who found this item and decided to take it home. Found in a cart in the middle of a parking lot, this stretched looking wooden cat isn’t exactly handsome. The cat’s proportions are all off, leaving it with a tiny head and a giant body. Its face is expressionless, and its tail stiff. We sure can’t get our heads around deciding to keep this item, but hey, to each their own.
U.G.L.Y – You Ugly!
Not many people remember American pop-duo Daphne and Celeste. The wacky pair came and went in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s, but left us with an important song. Here’s how it goes: “U.G.L.Y, you ain’t got no alibi, you ugly! You ugly!” See where we’re going with this? Clearly, this pufferfish lamp needs to hear Daphne and Celeste’s message. We assume it’s made from a real pufferfish – why else would it look so, so bad?
The Mug With Teeth
Handmade pottery has a lot to answer for. At its best, it’s chic, it’s original, and it’s unusual. On the other hand, badly made handmade pottery has the power to scare us all. Take a look at this guy with his teeth, eyeballs, strong brow, and large features. Come to think of it, why would a mug have teeth in the first place? For anyone that enjoyed Art Attack as a kid, this mug looks just like the wise-talking head.
My Actual Horrifying Baby
Here’s another poster who enjoys ugly items. They picked up this little guy precisely because of his extreme ugliness. On first glance, this looks like a figurine of a dog, perhaps some sort of bulldog or Boston Terrier. However, the more you look, the more confused you might end up. What’s with this dog’s smile? And is it even a dog? Also, what shape is it in? Is it sitting or standing? And why is it covered in splotches? We need to know!
Axe-Wielding Villain Puppet
So we’ve seen our fair share of scary dolls, but what about scary puppets? Just like clowns, puppets are renowned for being scary, especially if they’re old-fashioned marionette puppets. We can handle a bit of Sesame Street, but not an axe-wielding villain puppet with fangs. To us, this looks like a Punch and Judy puppet, but the poster refers to it as a “cursed doll.” Regardless, we would like to never see its cursed face again.
Topless Wrestler Santa
Before World Wrestling Entertainment changed its name, it was known as the World Wrestling Federation (WWF). Back then, this poster picked up a truly ugly item. Meet topless, wrestling Santa, complete with leather pants, a gold plate necklace, and a title belt. You might ask – why would anyone exchange currency for a plastic figurine of a topless wrestler Santa? And you would be correct. There is no sane reason for purchasing this hideous item, and we won’t hear any more about it.
Spare Me, Child
In the ‘70s horror movie The Wicker Man, Sergeant Howie arrives on an island to find its inhabitants practicing strange pagan rituals. When this parent’s child returned from preschool with this creation, he wondered if he was in for a woodland pagan sacrifice. With its pinecone ears, grooved nubs, and decorative stick, this creation is undeniably ugly, and also quite scary. Hopefully, the child that made this dark object has no intention of turning to the dark side.
Here Comes Satan Claus
Sticking with the scary items, we now turn to “Satan Claus”. Ordinarily, Christmas favorite Santa Claus has thick white hair, a lustrous beard, and a belly like a bowlful of jelly. We’ve seen what he should look like, and we’ve heard about it in songs, and read about it in books. This Satan Claus appears to be bald, has a long and wispy beard, and looks rather slim. With his pointed hat and furrowed brow, we don’t trust him. Free Santa!
Pleased as Punch
We aren’t going to argue with everyone in this poster’s family – this puppet is 100%, inarguably, without a doubt, “incredibly scary.” The jolly-looking boxer puppet must have been made in decades gone by when it was acceptable to make puppets that look like they would kill you in the night. The out of proportion facial features and creepy grin, combined with an old fashioned hair-cut and outfit, are very unsettling. This item should be immediately sent to the trash.
He Knows When You Are Sleeping
We’ve already learned that Santa Claus isn’t always jolly and full of cheer. Sometimes, Santa is a skinny, balding man that dangles from a Christmas tree, emitting low-level panic throughout the home. Or, sometimes, Santa is a shadowy creature that peers out at children with yellowed eyes and a pale face. Whoever grew up with this vision of old St. Nicholas must have some seriously confused ideas about the man in red. Remember – you better watch out.
A Ghastly Clay Gargoyle
Bless the little children, for they do not know the difference between creepy and cute yet. For all we know, the artist behind this chilling mound of clay might think that they’ve produced something worth looking at. Unfortunately, they would be wrong. We understand the impulse to hang your child’s unimpressive painting on the refrigerator, but would you really display this beastly creation in your home? Complete with warts, deep wrinkles, and a gaping mouth, this clay gargoyle is undeniably hideous.
Yet Another Bad Santa
And we return so quickly to the subcategory of bad Santas. What happened that caused so many manufacturers of Christmas items to so badly approximate Santa Claus? Don’t they know he should be friendly and warm? Haven’t they seen a human person? What’s so strange about this particular scary Santa is that he has no human hands or feet. Somehow, this Santa is also a bear, despite his human facial features. We wish he’d stop giving us that look…
Box of Tricks
Imagine opening up this box of tricks as a gift from your grandfather. Obviously this was a well-intentioned present, but the grandpa in question must be used to the old-fashioned faces of these ugly wooden dolls. In particular, the lady on the left has a face that reminds us of the child catcher from Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. We don’t blame this terrified grandchild for not wanting to sleep in the same room as these toys – we’d do the same thing.
Rising From the Ashes
We’ve seen our fair share of ugly dolls on this list, and of course, there are more to come. Admittedly, this Victorian doll is made uglier by the decades’ worth of ash caked on her, but we suspect she had a scary, dated face underneath anyway. This poster found the ashy doll while renovating a Victorian farmhouse, so it’s been tucked away in the attic for many, many years. Hopefully, the owners of this doll don’t believe in haunted houses.
Abracadabra, It’s Ugly
Most of the entries on this list could be disputed. However, people would be wrong to argue that scary puppets and dolls aren’t ugly, or that random figurines and confusing art don’t detract from a home. Of course, everyone has their own taste, so one person’s ugly item is another person’s masterpiece. That’s the case here, with a wizard themed painting hated by a wife, but beloved by a husband. If it were down to us, we’d vote – UGLY!
The Naked Truth
Items from ancient cultures can sometimes be a little graphic. Figurines or decorative pots, cups, or plates often show naked people and can depict scenes that aren’t appropriate for little eyes. Take these pre-Colombian pots – they show a nude couple that isn’t leaving much to the imagination. In saying that, the nudity of these figurines isn’t the ugliest thing about them. These ancient pots just about look like humans, but they also look quite like Dobby the house-elf from Harry Potter.
Beware of the Data Virus
We aren’t sure if we’re missing something when we take a look at this ugly household item. Apparently whoever owns it received it “because he likes computers,” and we can see it has “data virus” written on it. But is that supposed to make sense? Whatever it is, we can agree this object is ugly. As the poster points out, the data virus has googly eyes, so we assume we’re also looking at its nose and mouth. But is that hair? What’s happening?!
You’re Getting Otter
This picture was sent as a response to actor and comedian Guy Kelly’s original tweet asking about ugly household items. Whoever owns this alarming object didn’t even give an explanation for what it is, or why they own it. From what we can see, this could be a taxidermy otter. In other words, this is likely a dead otter, stuffed and posed with the express purpose of being displayed. More importantly, is that a piece of candy in its mouth?
The Cook Islands Carving
Here we have another traditional figurine that could be considered more ugly than attractive. This fetching object came from the Cook Islands in the South Pacific, and apparently is a carving of a fertility god. This carved figurine doesn’t exactly look like a fertility god, or like anything approximating a human. There are engraved lines that could be eyes, but everything else on its “face” looks unpredictable. Truth be told though, it’s not the ugliest ugly household object we’ve seen.
Oh No You Didn’t
Finally, we have an extremely ugly and enormously scary household item. Apparently, this monstrosity is a lobster claw painted and decorated to look like the traditional (and terrifying) puppet characters from Punch and Judy. This claw ornament takes two pretty scary things – puppets and claws – and combines them to make an inexplicable item that can only send shivers down the spine of whoever sees it. The rest of the object – a bowl, and a shell – only adds to the uneasiness of the whole thing.
A Pouty Puppet
We met a cursed doll that looked just like a puppet earlier in the list, and now we’re faced with a cursed puppet that looks like a doll. We’ve got the whole set! This ugly old puppet has a dated – and frightening – face, with pouty lips and eyes that look off into the distance.For some reason, puppet clothing usually makes a puppet even uglier, which is the case here. The long, gingham hat just makes this guy look even older.
Ugly Burnt Building
Here’s another poster who likes to collect ugly items. We get the fun of doing so, but we draw the line at spending money on hideous things. This person bought this item from a stranger on Facebook, and it’s another item that we can’t quite figure out. At first glance, this looks like a burnt-out doll’s house, but perhaps it’s a model of a house that’s burnt down. The roofing structure looks super detailed, so maybe the house is supposed to look this way. Truly, it’s beyond us.
Yet Another Ugly Doll
What type of doll is the ugliest? Is it the kind with the proper, realistic baby face? What about the really old ones that have drawn on hair and pouted lips? Or, what about the knitted type, a messed up Barbie-style doll, or a ‘90s Cabbage Patch doll? Whichever is the ugliest, we can all agree that once you grow out of dolls, they suddenly become much uglier. This one has a huge forehead, a much too enthusiastic smile, and tiny eyebrows.
Shocked Figurine Dog
Remember evil shell cat? Well, if he had a pal, it would be this shocked figurine dog. We assume this figurine is supposed to represent a Yorkshire Terrier or some sort of lapdog. Unfortunately, it looks more like a cookie covered in shiny glue and spaghetti. This ugly little fella looks like he’s been shocked by something – his mouth is a perfect oval, and his eyes are basically bulging out. Someone organize a date for this dog and evil shell cat!
Dolphin Glitter Clock
Now, there’s standard ugly, and then there’s garish ugly. This dolphin clock definitely fits into the latter category. Complete with dolphins, glitter, and shells, this clock is a young child’s dream! In a bright, unavoidable turquoise, this clock projects ugliness to all of its surroundings. In fact, when you look closer still, you can spot some silver chain involved in this clock’s design, because why not? Whoever made this nautical nightmare should reign it in a little. Or a lot.