Paradise Island, Bahamas
At this yoga retreat, it doesnt take long to shed your stress.
Why its a great value: At the Sivananda Ashram Yoga Retreat (866-446- 5934, www.sivananda.org/bahamas), the rooms and meals are Spartan at best. But theres a pristine beach and yoga and meditation classes right on the grounds, so theres no reason to leave (or spend) once youre there.
How to get there and around: JetBlue (800- 538-2583, www.jetblue.com) flies to Nassau starting at about $200 round-trip. To get to the retreat, take a taxi to Mermaid Dock, where you can catch the centers regularly scheduled boat to Paradise Island.