I Went on a Celebrity-Loved Wellness Retreat for 3 Days, and It Was Glorious

Lindsey Metrus
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On Wednesday, November 9, the day after Donald Trump was elected to be the US's 45th president, I hopped on a plane and left the country. All right, so maybe I had been planning the trip abroad for over a month and going overseas was totally unrelated, but I had to laugh at the sight of all the eager faces boarding an international flight that day.

I was on my way to The BodyHoliday in St. Lucia, a super-swanky all-inclusive resort where celebrities like the late Amy Winehouse, NFL player Randy Moss, and several other A-listers (whose names couldn't be revealed for privacy reasons) have stayed to detox and unplug.

The resort boasts the slogan "Give us your body for a week, and we'll give you back your mind"—a pretty tall order, if you ask me. And since I would only be staying for three days, I wondered just how much of my mind I'd be getting back. (Spoiler: a lot.)

The trip began in a chopper ride in the pouring rain to the resort over the mountains in St. Lucia. "Is this safe?" I asked the pilot. He assured me it was, though he did take a sharp turn at one point when we hit a wall of white clouds and zero visibility. My hands were sweating so much you could have wrung them out.

When we finally got to the resort, I was quickly ushered to my room to drop off my luggage before a 5 p.m. "wellness experience" of my choice. As soon as I entered the room, I was stunned by the incredible balcony view of the ocean but simultaneously a bit bummed there was no television. (I was on a gorgeous island with a white sand beach right outside my door, but I was concerned with how I'd be able to watch Bravo and other mind-numbing television shows…) I shrugged it off and made my way over to the pavilion for an Ayurvedic back massage, whatever that was—it just sounded nice to me on paper.

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