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8 Newcomer Resorts Not to Miss

Fall is finally here, so it's time to put your cool-weather travel plans in motion. Here are eight fabulous, unique, brand-new resorts that are the epitome of wellness traveling at its best.
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Fall is finally here, so it's time to put your cool-weather travel plans in motion. Here are eight fabulous, unique, brand-new resorts that are the epitome of wellness traveling at its best.

1. The Pearl at Rosemary Beach, Florida If you are looking for a purely luxe, romantic getaway, you'll find a new gem along the Emerald Coast of Florida. Located in the idyllic upscale community of Rosemary Beach, this 55-room destination is classic in style, intimate in scale and just steps from one of the most beautiful beaches in America. Relax by The Pearl's swimming pool, or go biking, kayaking, paddleboarding, running, or walking; tennis and golf are also available. Indulge in its two restaurants, and be sure to check out the on-site spa, which offers locally inspired treatments, and private poolside cabanas. No matter what you do, you'll leave here completely relaxed. (850) 588-2881;

2. Blue Haven Resort and Marina,Turks and Caicos Slated to open on December 5th, this 51-room resort will feature 35 suites and a 78-slip marina. Take a dip in the beachfront infinity pool, enjoy stand-up paddleboarding or even kiteboarding. (855) 832-7667;

3. Epicurean Hotel,Tampa, Florida Opening this December, the Epicurean Hotel is a 137-room boutique hotel devoted to extraordinary culinary experiences. Located in the trendy Hyde Park historic district of South Tampa, the food-focused hotel will feature a large state-of-the-art culinary classroom, a couture comfort food restaurant, wine shop, rooftop lounge, full-service spa, and patisserie. (855) 829- 2536;

4. Hotel Domestique, Greenville, South Carolina This contemporary boutique hotel opened last month. It caters to cyclists, and two-wheel aficionados can join weekly women's, beginner, and general rides led by experienced guides. Cycling and triathlon clinics and training camps will also be offered throughout the year. Hotel Domestique is more than a haven for cyclists; it's for anyone with a love of the outdoors. The area offers an abundance of activities including hiking, fishing, golfing, and horseback riding. (864) 516-1715;

5. Ritz-Carlton Aruba Opening November 22, 2013, this hotel will offer guests a stunning oasis on a new level of elegance in accommodations and amenities. With 320 beautifully appointed rooms and suites all with private balconies, four restaurants, a huge spa, two swimming pools, and a 24-hour casino, this exquisite getaway will combine legendary Ritz-Carlton service with an island retreat. (800) 826-9430;

6. Topnotch Resort, Stowe, Vermont Recently reopened after a $15 million renovation, Topnotch offers a brand-new resort experience: with a redone lobby, two restaurants, remodeled guest rooms, new tennis facilities, and more. Also enjoy an equestrian center and Nordic bar for pure luxury in fitness. (800) 451-8686;

7. Vana Retreats, India This 90-room wellness retreat will open in the Himalaya region of India in January. The founder of Vana, Veer Singh, is a 30-year-old with a passion for wellness. He has spent the past four years developing every aspect of the retreat from the ground up, and his goal is to create the most iconic wellness destination in the world. The retreat will offer authentic experiences focused on Ayurveda, Tibetian, Oriental, yoga, spa, aqua, and fitness practices. +91 11 4060 0000;

8. Salamander Resort, Middleburg, Virginia Open since late August in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, you'll find 340 acres filled with horses and lush vineyards just 30 miles from D.C. The 23,000-square-foot spa, full-service equestrian center, and stellar gastronomic team make this destination hard to beat. Enjoy horseback riding, miles of walk and biking, tennis, golf, Bocce, croquet, white-water rafting, and so much more. (866) 938-7370;