30 Amazing Spa Resorts and Wellness Retreats for your Bucket List

30 Amazing Spa Resorts

A rustic hot springs town in the Colorado mountains, an opulent palace on a lake in India, a stunning castle in Ireland, a watering hole in Mexico, an eco friendly retreat in New Zealand, a monastery in Italy.

Each of these — and more spa hotels, resorts and wellness retreats — are on our editors’ and staff bucket lists for 2017.

Amangiri Resort - Utah

Amangiri Resort - Utah

Luxury Suites and Residences

Amangiri Resort - Utah

The Spa Step Pool at Dusk

Amangiri Resort - Utah

The Swimming Pool

Amangiri Resort - Utah

The Spa

AMANGIRI RESORT - Utah

Amangiri is a remote spa resort built into stunning canyons in a protected Utah valley.  Expect sweeping views of canyons, dunes, plateaus and mountain ridges, framed by spectacular sunrises and sunsets.  Sign up for adrenaline-fuelled outdoor adventures over the resorts 600 acres, or opt for peaceful wellness rituals.  Guest wellness experts include yoga instructors, nutritional experts, hiking guides, and more.

The resort’s Aman Spa focuses on Native American hózhó rituals, which means beauty, harmony, balance and health in Navajo.  The Spa is deliberately expansive at 25,000 square feet. Its pavilions, treatments rooms and terraces provide a variety of treatments including massages, scrubs, wraps and flotation therapy and all incorporate the elements of Earth, Wind, Fire and Water.

Dunton Hot Springs - Colorado

Dunton Hot Springs - Colorado

Dunton Hot Springs - Colorado

The Bath House

Dunton Hot Springs - Colorado

Dunton Hot Springs - Colorado

DUNTON HOT SPRINGS - Colorado

Neither the impossible beauty of the drive beside the West Fork of the Dolores River, the road perched above haunting beaver ponds nor the dancing light through the aspen groves prepares you for the first sight of Dunton Hot Springs.  A Ghost Town so lovingly restored, so honestly weathered, nestling beneath the glistening snow fields of the San Juan peaks.

Each of Dunton’s guest cabins is an authentic, nineteenth century, hand-hewn log building, restored by local and Native American craftsmen who specialize in traditional building techniques. Although no two are alike, each bears a distinct individual character and history.    All are less than five minutes walk to the bar, dining area, and adjoining conference facility of the saloon, the hot springs in the teepee and bath house, massage and yoga rooms in the Pony Express Spa, the bank of the West Fork of the Dolores, the waterfall, and the library.

The resort subscribes to a farm network that gathers meats, fruits and foods from every corner of the Colorado Plateau. Plentiful produce is also grown onsite at the farm and vineyard, and wild mushrooms, chanterelles and boletos are gathered,. Everyone dines on farm-to-fork fare at long, old tables, or enjoys packed picnics for fishing trips, hikes, and horse expeditions.

Kasbah Tamadot - Morocco

Kasbah Tamadot - Morocco

Kasbah Tamadot - Morocco

Kasbah Tamadot - Morocco

KASBAH TAMADOT - Morocco

Sir Richard Branson’s Moroccan Retreat, Kasbah Tamadot, was purchased by him in 1998 during one of his famous ballooning expeditions.  The retreat is a one hour drive from Marrakech, located near the village of Asni at the foothills of the Atlas Mountains and 1,320m above sea level and overlooks a valley whose river ebbs and flows with the seasons.  The retreat is ideally located for exploration of the mountains by foot, bike or mule.

This Moroccan retreat is ideal for rest and relaxation.  The Asounfou Spa, meaning “to relax” in Berber, offers a full range of treatments for both men and women using exclusive products chosen for their pureness and quality. For a true Moroccan experience try a Hammam, where the skin is deeply cleansed, purified and softened with the traditional weekly Moroccan cleansing ritual.

A number of Guided Excursions are available to keep you busy — spend the day in Marrakech and explore the city’s main attractions such as the Jemma El Fna Square and Koutoubia Mosque and Minaret.  On Cinema Nights, visitors to Kasbah Tamadot can now watch a selection of Moroccan-inspired films in the open-air under the stars.  While families with children are welcome during select weeks during the year, the bulk of the seasons are adults-only to foster a relaxing and quiet environment.

Monastero Santa Rosa, Italy

Monastero Santa Rosa - Italy

Ocean View Infinity Pool

Monastero Santa Rosa, Italy

Monastero Santa Rosa - Italy

Spa Suite

Monastero Santa Rosa, Italy

MONASTERO SANTA ROSA - Italy

Monastero Santa Rosa is a luxury hotel and spa on the Amalfi Coast of Italy, floating high over the coastline of the Gulf of Salerno.  Stunning vistas, arresting historically significant architecture, thoughtful amenities, and bespoke inclusive services all contribute to a spa destination unlike any other in Europe.

Don’t miss the Spa Suite — “spa within a spa.” This area reserved for 2-4 guests is perfect for girlfriend getaways, bridal parties, couples or other small groups. It offers a Rasul, Steam Room with mosaic tiles that form individual seating, two wet treatment tables, two dry treatment beds, relaxation area accommodating manicures/pedicures and foot baths, and a private dressing and grooming space. The area also offers a private garden terrace with loungers, a table for light lunches and views of the coastline and the sea.

Ashford Castle - County Mayo, Ireland

Ashford Castle - County Mayo, Ireland

Spa Conservatory and Fitness Center

Ashford Castle - County Mayo, Ireland

The Spa at Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle - County Mayo, Ireland

The Spa Relaxation Room at Ashford Castle

Ashford Castle - County Mayo, Ireland

Wine Tasting Cellar

ASHFORD CASTLE - Ireland

The magnificent five star Ashford Castle is set in 350 acres, on the picturesque shores of Lough Corrib. Dating back to 1228, the castle is now part of The Red Carnation Hotel Collection. It offers 82 spectacular rooms, suites and a Hideaway Cottage, seasonal ingredients from the West of Ireland and an extensive wine cellar for a gourmet experience, a wealth of activities and plenty of thoughtful touches to ensure guests enjoy Irish hospitality on a grand scale.

The Spa at Ashford Castle sits in a fairytale setting with a striking bronze conservatory and uninterrupted views stretching across Lough Corrib.    State-of-the-art facilities include five exceptional treatment rooms, an invigorating Hammam, relaxing steam room and a beautiful terrace area with serene views over the tranquil waters of one of Ireland’s largest lakes, all of which have resulted in multiple awards naming Ashford Castle one of the Best Spa Resorts in Ireland.

Le Bristol Paris - France

Le Bristol Paris - France

Le Bristol Paris - France

Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie

Le Bristol Paris - France

Spa Pool Le Bristol

Le Bristol Paris - France

LE BRISTOL- Paris

Le Bristol Hotel in Paris welcomes guests to its elegant address on Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, in a 19th century building blending antique, chic and modern amenities with ease.   If you’re craving a stay in a hotel with a quintessential Parisian view from dormer windows of emblematic rooftops and chimney, Le Bristol will sate you.

The hotel embodies the true sense of Parisian charm, luxury and history, but when it comes to wellness, the hotel partners with one of the best and continuously current brands in the spa industry.  Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie welcomes guests in modern spa treatment suites which open onto a pleasant interior garden. There are eight treatment rooms, including a Russian Banïya and a private couples suite. Treatments begin with the Eucalyptus steam room, to relax and soothe limbs in preparation for therapy and are concluded with a ginger, lemon and honey infusion for a final boost to the immune system, so guests leave feeling both serene and revitalized.   A pool overlooking the Eiffel Tower, Montmartre and le Sacré-Coeur enhances the day.  Spa staff entertain your young children in the Kids Club so you can fully relax in the spa. Visit the hair salon for the finishing touches before heading out for Paris nightlife.

Aro Hā Wellness Retreat - New Zealand

Aro Hā Wellness Retreat - New Zealand

Aro Hā Wellness Retreat - New Zealand

Aro Hā Wellness Retreat - New Zealand

ARO HĀ Wellness Retreat - New Zealand

Located in New Zealand’s ethereal Southern Alps, Aro Hā is designed for the rejuvenation of the human spirit.  Ideal for solo travelers, couples, or friends, this retreat offers physically stimulating programs to sculpt the body and mind, including sub alpine hiking and vinyasa yoga. Wellness services and techniques include nutrient dense vegetarian cuisine, healing bodywork, and daily mindfulness practice.

Aro Hā  guests appreciate advanced eco accommodation, permaculture based self-sufficiency, and world-class results-oriented programming, all in spectacular surroundings on 21 acres on the South Island of New Zealand, with expansive views of Lake Wakatipu.

Chablé Resort and Spa - Mexico

Chablé Resort and Spa - Mexico

The Spa at Chablé

Chablé Resort and Spa - Mexico

The Casitas

Chablé Resort and Spa - Mexico

The Casitas

CHABLÉ RESORT - Yucatan, Mexico

As a wellness resort, Chablé Resort and Spa takes a uniquely holistic approach.    The pampering treatments of a conventional destination spa are woven into a personal wellness program allowing us to provide a more complete self indulgent experience closely tailored to each guest’s needs – with experts in different modalities, from yoga to Maya healing techniques.

After an initial consultation the wellness team will devise an optimum personal program designed to match your goals, be it fitness, detoxification, stress management, weight loss or other areas of concern.  For relaxation, the Spa Menu is structured to allow guests to create an experience based on each theme: Fountain of Youth “Flow” for a relaxing and rhythmical exploration; Tree of Life “Balance” for a purifying and de-stressing experience; and Heaven on Earth “Inspire” to practice heart-openings and connections.

The resort is located in the heart of the Mayan World and offers a wealth of activities for a pleasurable vacation as well, including cooking classes, chocolate tasting, gardens, extraordinary pools, tennis courts, jungle trails to bike or hike, Full Moon Jungle Bathing, swimming in the resort’s natural Cenote, bonfires, and activities arranged by the activities concierge.

Gleneagles Hotel - Scotland

Gleneagles Hotel - Scotland

The Spa at Gleneagles Hotel

Gleneagles Hotel - Scotland

The Spa at Gleneagles Hotel

Gleneagles Hotel - Scotland

Fitness at Gleneagles Hotel

Gleneagles Hotel - Scotland

Highland Cocktail Parties

GLENEAGLES HOTEL - Scotland

One of the UK’s most acclaimed destination hotels and spas, the Gleneagles® Hotel welcomes you to a splendid chateau set amid gently rolling hills in the heart of Scotland, near Perth and Stirling.   The hotel opened in 1924 and has welcomed guests in search rest, relaxation and adventure at this “palace in the glens” ever since.  They come for luxurious accommodations, the Michelin starred restaurant, and world-class spa treatments.

The Spa at Gleneagles by ESPA offer day treatments as well as an innovative residential program encompassing complementary and alternative medicine practices, lifestyle treatments and personal training.    The lifestyle programs aim to help guests optimize wellbeing and vitality and aid everyday issues such as stress, sleep disorders, fatigue, detox and even fertility.

Blue Lagoon - Iceland

Blue Lagoon - Iceland

Lagoon Massage

Blue Lagoon - Iceland

Book the Lagoon for a Reunion, Party, or Private Event

Blue Lagoon - Iceland

Silica Hotel Pool at the Blue Lagoon

Blue Lagoon - Iceland

BLUE LAGOON GEOTHERMAL SPA - Iceland

The Blue Lagoon is a unique geothermal spa where guests relax in warm geothermal seawater.  The geothermal spa’s state-of-the-art facility includes modern changing rooms and showers, an indoor pool, a conference room and a restaurant are on the premises. A geothermal beach, lava caves and silica mud are parts of the lagoon area. In addition to bathing in the lagoon, guests enjoy relaxing in a lava cave and geothermal steam bath.

The Blue Lagoon’s warm water has natural active ingredients: salts, silica and blue green algae.  White silica mud gently cleanses and exfoliates the skin and has revitalizing effects on the skin while the blue green algae nourishes and softens the skin.  Blue Lagoon Clinic is simply an incredible resource for people with psoriasis. A stunning treatment center and hotel, it provides a proven treatment that is natural and highly effective.

A visit to the Blue Lagoon is exclusive — pre-booking is required.  Opt for the VIP Lounge for Spa Treatments and from the moment you arrive, your VIP experience begins. You’ll be welcomed by an Exclusive lounge staff member – after which your only concern is to relax and enjoy. The lounge will accommodate 12 guests.

Southern Ocean Lodge - Kangaroo Island

Southern Ocean Lodge - Kangaroo Island

The Great Room Gathering Place

Southern Ocean Lodge - Kangaroo Island

Osprey Suite

Southern Ocean Lodge - Kangaroo Island

Osprey Suite Bath

Southern Ocean Lodge - Kangaroo Island

Path to the Spa

SOUTHERN OCEAN LODGE - Australia

Southern Ocean Lodge is a luxury retreat on Kangaroo Island, located off the coast of South Australia.  Stunning vistas, an Eco-conscious ethos, arresting architecture, thoughtful amenities, and bespoke inclusive services all contribute to a destination unlike any other in the Southern Hemisphere. 

The Southern Spa is a cliff-top refuge, and, like the rest of the Lodge, boasts commanding views of the ocean. Situated in a separate building for both privacy and calm, the spa fuses this unique landscape and its location with an Australian themed spa experience, including the Australian-made Li’Tya range of spa products.    The spa menu offers a diverse selection of treatments, a steam room, and a “chill lounge.”    Specialty services include body scrubs, wraps, hand and foot therapies, massage, facials, and themed spa packages to customize an Australian spa journey.

Oberoi Udaivilas - Udaipur, India

Oberoi Udaivilas - Udaipur, India

Oberoi Udaivilas - Udaipur, India

The Kohinoor Suite With Private Pool

Oberoi Udaivilas - Udaipur, India

Luxury Suites with Semi Private Pools

OBEROI UDAIVILAS - India

Oberoi Udaivilas  is on the bank of Lake Pichola in Udaipur. This traditional Mewari palace is spread over fifty acres, including a twenty-acre wildlife sanctuary with deer and wild boar, spectacular views across the hotel’s verdant gardens and the sparkling lake.

You’ll be mesmerized by the the intricate layout of interconnecting domes and corridors which mimic Udaipur itself, with its 7 lakes and canals. Stroll through domes and walkways flooded with sunlight, and find yourself in the Oberoi Spa.   Embrace Ayurveda inspired, Eastern, Western and signature Oberoi treatments, designed to help you relax, refresh and rejuvenate during your time in this  unique climate.  Schedule a morning yoga class, swim in temperature controlled, outdoor resort  pools, or if you’re really going all out, reserve a luxury suite and swim and sun in a private pool reserved exclusively for you.

One & Only Wolgan Valley - Australia

One & Only Wolgan Valley - Australia

One & Only Spa

One & Only Wolgan Valley - Australia

One & Only Spa

One & Only Wolgan Valley - Australia

Heritage Villa

ONE & ONLY WOLGAN VALLEY - Australia

A scenic three-hour drive from Sydney, the Wolgan Valley region in New South Wales Australia is located on Australia’s Great Dividing Range between two national parks – the Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park – in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area.

One & Only Wolgan Valley is a global leader in sustainable tourism, and because the resort and spa occupies just 1% of the reserve, guests are afforded endless vistas and opportunities to observe the resort’s conservation work close at hand, including through wildlife tours, nature walks, mountain biking, horse trail rides, and conservation lectures.

The One & Only Spa hosts 6 double treatment rooms, a beauty salon and a relaxation lounge where guests can enjoy a range of herbal teas while taking in the views, access to tennis courts and a pool building which includes a fully-equipped gymnasium, a steam room and sauna, a plunge pool and an indoor / outdoor relaxation deck.  A 25-metre outdoor infinity swimming pool and adjoining Jacuzzi are also available to guests, with poolside service and lounge areas offering commanding views of the spectacular Wolgan Valley below.

Earth Lodge at Sabi Sabi Preserve - South Africa

Earth Lodge at Sabi Sabi Preserve - South Africa

Earth Lodge at Sabi Sabi Preserve - South Africa

Earth Lodge at Sabi Sabi Preserve - South Africa

Earth Lodge at Sabi Sabi Preserve - South Africa

EARTH LODGE at Sabi Sabi Preserve - South Africa

Earth Lodge is a sanctuary embracing a new era in luxury South African safari lodges. Sculpted into a slope of the earth, almost invisible in the landscape, the lodge uses texture, light and space to present a lodge like no other. Taking its cue from the surrounding environment, it has been described as the most environmentally sensitive lodge in Africa.

While on safari, escape to the Amani Spa at Earth Lodge and enjoy a luxurious facility that reflects the soul of Africa. Revel in a spa experience that is pampering and memorable, relaxing and indulgent. Every detail of the spa at Earth Lodge has been carefully considered. Natural elements and textures, a sense of peace, space and timeless beauty combine effortlessly with Amani’s holistic body, skin and beauty rituals, treatments and massages – all designed to stimulate the body’s innate healing processes and naturally inhibit the aging process. The perfect place to rest, relax and rejuvenate, this unique spa offers hydrotherapy, a couples treatment suite and a Zen meditation area for quiet and solitude.

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa - Chile

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa - Chile

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa - Chile

Spa Hydrotherapy Circuit

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa - Chile

Spa Treatment Room

Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa - Chile

A Spa for the Eyes

TIERRA PATAGONIA - Chile

Patagonia is a spectacularly beautiful region located at the southern end of South America, south of the Andes mountain range, and including deserts, steppes and grasslands.  The Patagonia crosses both Argentina and Chile.   In Chile, Tierra Patagonia Hotel & Spa sits on a bluff on the bank of Lake Sarmiento in the Torres del Paine National Park, a UNESCO protected reserve.  The hotel’s award-winning design pays homage and respect to its environs with unique architecture which lets the building emerge from a hillside and complement and flow with the geology of the region.

Uma Spa at the hotel features an indoor swimming pool with jets, cascading water features, and stunning views of the Torres del Paine through banks of windows.  Here, spa professionals offer many types of massages and skin care facials focusing on local minerals, stones and natural elements. Guests may continue relaxation in the Jacuzzi, sauna, steam bath, relaxation areas, and locker rooms, all beautifully appointed.

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve - South Africa

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve - South Africa

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve - South Africa

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve - South Africa

The Spa Gazebo

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve - South Africa

The Spa Treatment Room

Bushmans Kloof Wilderness Reserve - South Africa

Guest Suite

BUSHMANS KLOOF WILDERNESS RETREAT - South Africa

Bushmans Kloof is a multi award-winning lodge, and member of Red Carnation Hotel Collection. This lodge and spa welcomes guests in 16 luxurious guest rooms and suites and the Koro Lodge, a private, fully-catered villa for families.   Guests will be enthralled with the stunning natural beauty of the foothills of the Cederberg Mountains, the distinctive wilderness experience, open plains and ancient sandstone formations (including over a hundred sites to view bush art paintings — some more than 10,000 years old).

The Spa at Bushmans Kloof offers pampering and wellness treatments in both opulent spa treatment rooms and a rustic outdoor spa gazebo.     The outdoor spa gazebo is perched alongside the tranquil waters of the Boontjes River and offers the beauty of nature, retaining all the comforts of a sophisticated Spa environment. It’s the perfect spot for couples to enjoy a side-by-side massage.  The Lodge Spa offers  four sophisticated treatment rooms for dual and single treatments, a steam room and heated pool, and access to a secluded herb garden.   Spa Guests are treated to the Health Bar with fresh fruit from organic gardens, homemade healthy snacks, fresh fruit juices and herbal teas while soaking up the scent of the surrounding fragrant garden

Al Maha Desert Resort - Dubai

Al Maha Desert Resort - Dubai

Al Maha Desert Resort - Dubai

Royal Suite

Al Maha Desert Resort - Dubai

Dune Dining

Al Maha Desert Resort - Dubai

Timeless Spa

AL MAHA DESERT RESORT - Dubai

Al Maha Desert Resort & Spa is located in the Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve and plays a vital role in its conservation.   Guest Suites and Villas at Al Maha blend gently into the desert and offer unsurpassed luxury. Beautifully furnished with a unique collection of authentic Arabian artifacts and antiquities, all suites offer spectacular views of the Dubai Desert Reserve. Many suites include private swimming pools, and the resort offers a Guest Pool as well. Guests watch indigenous Arabian wildlife from these temperature-controlled pools or sun deck seating areas outside of their personal desert villas.

Timeless Spa is set in the tranquil environment of Al Maha offering holistic treatments drawn from the wisdom of Middle Eastern & South East Asian traditions. Staff trained all over the world in spa therapies are in residence at Timeless Spa.  The aromatherapy and Rasoul treatments in the private Rasoul chambers are its Signature Spa offerings.

Hotel Marques de Riscal Elciego - Spain

Hotel Marques de Riscal Elciego - Spain

Spa Pool

Hotel Marques de Riscal Elciego - Spain

Spa Soaking Tubs

Hotel Marques de Riscal Elciego - Spain

Dining Views

HOTEL MARQUES DE RISCAL - Spain

Since its unveiling in 2006 this masterpiece created by Frank Gehry to house the Hotel Marqués de Riscal has become a highly sought after contemporary, luxury vinotherapy spa retreat. Design, art, gastronomy, wine, wellness, and the lush landscape all combine to create a memorable sojourn.  The hotel is set in The City of Wine, an area of great natural beauty, and exploring its surroundings is easy on one of the hotel’s complimentary bicycles.  The hotel’s luxurious interior bears the unmistakable stamp of Gehry’s design. Tilted walls, zigzag windows, cathedral-height ceilings and a host of bespoke details create the impression of accommodation as a work of art in its 43 rooms & suites.

The hotel’s  Vinotherapie® Spa by Caudalie is the perfect place to relax and indulge in the health and beauty properties of the grape.  Specialist vinotherapists trained in the Bordeaux wine region employ wet and dry treatments based on the essence of the grape to cleanse, soothe and invigorate the skin. A unique Barrel Bath allows guests to soak in a bubbly mix of grape pomace as they gaze out over peaceful rows of vines disappearing into the distance. Other treatments include the popular Merlot, honey and wine body wraps and crushed Cabernet scrubs, both of which are designed to gently exfoliate and nourish the skin.

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort - British Columbia

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort - British Columbia

Ensuite Tents

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort - British Columbia

Outdoor Relaxation Lounge

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort - British Columbia

Healing Grounds Spa Jacuzzi

Clayoquot Wilderness Resort - British Columbia

CLAYOQUOT WILDERNESS RESORT - Canada

The Clayoquot Wilderness Resort is a seasonal resort in Tofino, British Columbia.  Welcoming guests from May through September, this wild adventure resort offers a retreat embracing both ends of several spectrums — luxury and rugged, wild and relaxing, remote and comforting.  At home in the Clayoquot Sound World Biosphere Reserve (within the Pacific Rim National Park), this modern day safari-style resort offers guests rugged but elegant canvas suite tents, fine dining, a relaxation lounge, spa treatment tents, sustainable gourmet cuisine, adventures and rest.

Healing Grounds Spa offers a menu of massage to help you recover from a day of adventure, hiking, kayaking, climbing and exploration, as well as body wraps, facials, manicures, pedicures, and hot tub soaks with a splendid view.

Nam Hai Resort - Vietnam

Nam Hai Resort - Vietnam

Resort Pools

Nam Hai Resort - Vietnam

Spa Pavilions

Nam Hai Resort - Vietnam

Spa Pavilions – Flower Bath

NAM HAI RESORT - Vietnam

Guests don’t simply visit The Nam Hai Resort in Vietnam.  They are instead provided with opulent villas within which to reside in luxury and comfort, however briefly, while exploring this remarkable and historically significant region.  

The Nam Hai has a 100 villas spread over 35 hectares of tropical gardens along the white sand shoreline of Ha My Beach. Pool Villa guests are assigned trained butlers for their stay, who take pains to ensure guests receive unsurpassed hospitality, with no detail overlooked.  Villas have private tropical gardens with outdoor rain showers, and pool villas have private courtyard entrances with secluded, temperature controlled all-season swimming pools, a fully equipped kitchen, and butler’s quarters.

The Spa at Nam Hai is not simply a spa facility — it is an expansive spa complex.   This design presents eight stunning treatment pavilions which appear to float like lotus flowers atop the serene, koi fish filled lagoon. Each pavilion is kept secluded and private with windows and French Doors, but also open to an air relaxation deck where deep soak bathtubs and daybeds are built for two.  They are simply extraordinary.  Treatments feature a variety of health and beauty therapies based on the holistic principles of aromatherapy, ayurveda and herbalism.

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa - Ireland

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa - Ireland

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa - Ireland

Aero Marine Bath

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa - Ireland

Rasul Chamber

Inchydoney Island Lodge & Spa - Ireland

Couple’s Spa Suite

INCHYDONEY ISLAND LODGE & SPA - Ireland

The Inchydoney Island Lodge and Spa in West Cork is situated just outside the heritage town of Clonakilty in West Cork, a region blessed with some of Ireland’s most spectacular scenery.    The lodge and spa is positioned on a rocky outcropping overlook the Atlantic Ocean.   You’ll wake to the sound of the waves crashing on the shore, and start your day walking the beach or enjoy the view from your ocean view balcony or terrace.

The Thalassotherapy Centre is divided into private rooms with sophisticated equipment including multi-functional aero marine baths, a sea water jet shower, algae application, cryotherapy, lymphatic drainage, pressotherapy, electrotherapy, shower massage, marine brumisation, and physiotherapy.   Additional facilities include a steam room, sauna, fully-equipped gymnasium and extensive beauty  clinic. For after treatment care there is a luxurious relaxation room and thalasso refreshment bar which overlooks the ocean.

Water babies can take advantage of the therapeutic heated sea-water pool which has counter current swimming, a waterfall, geyser spa, air spa, micro bubble seats, underwater massage seats, neck showers, underwater jets and an aqua gymnastic area.

Bulgari Resort - Bali

Bulgari Resort - Bali

Guest Villa

Bulgari Resort - Bali

Thalassotherapy Pool

Bulgari Resort - Bali

Infinity Soaking Tubs

BULGARI RESORT - Bali

The Bulgari Resort Bali is located in one of the most exclusive destinations in the world, a veritable emblem of the tropical exoticism of the Orient, combining the breathtaking beauty of unspoiled nature with a sophisticated contemporary design born from the encounter between traditional Balinese forms and high Italian style. The quality of the services along with the views of the Indian Ocean offered by its magnificent position 150 meters over the sea are stellar.

At the Bali Spa Center, expect a luxurious treatment administered by a team of four therapists, including deep massage with exotic oils and herbs, and the placement of warm volcanic stones on the chakras, the body’s seven energy centers, providing total relaxation and a soothing anti-stress effect. Warm stones used in combination with aromatic oils to rehydrate the skin: the Spa’s menu is designed to offer a series of complete treatments that integrate Asian and European approaches: the Ayurveda Balinese ritual, facial treatments, body wraps and massages, all at the ocean’s edge.

Mayflower Grace - Connecticut

Mayflower Grace - Connecticut

Spa Garden Room

Mayflower Grace - Connecticut

Indoor Pool

Mayflower Grace - Connecticut

MAYFLOWER GRACE - Connecticut

Located in the idyllic town of Washington in Connecticut, The Mayflower Grace is an exquisite country retreat, nestled in 58 acres of beautifully landscaped gardens and woodland, just two hours’ drive from New York City.  The Mayflower Grace offers luxurious accommodations, classic dining experiences with seasonal menus, and a 20,000 square-foot New England spa.

The Mayflower Spa concept was developed with peace of mind and serenity as the central focus. All guests of The Mayflower Spa participate in a personalized program built with the assistance of a spa advisor. The spa advisor’s role is to understand the individual goals and intentions of every guest and to schedule activities and treatments that will help achieve them.   Growing your family? The spa specializes in a Motherhood Program emphasizing the specific needs of expectant mothers.

Post Ranch Inn - Big Sur

Post Ranch Inn - Big Sur

Post Ranch Inn - Big Sur

Guest Suite

Post Ranch Inn - Big Sur

Post Ranch Spa

Post Ranch Inn - Big Sur

Post Ranch Spa

POST RANCH INN - California

High atop the cliffs of Big Sur, 1200 feet above the Pacific Ocean, sits Post Ranch Inn, a sanctuary for travelers.  This spectacular setting is ideal for relaxation or rejuvenation, solitude, or romance.  This Big Sur resort is the ultimate destination for a luxurious escape, or, bring  your loved together for the most beautiful wedding destination.   With natural architecture embracing the coast’s dramatic beauty, the 39 rooms blend rustic elegance, comfort and privacy with panoramic ocean or mountain views.

Guests can relax by the infinity pool, take a yoga class, or book a massage or spa treatment in the romantic couple’s spa suite.  Post Ranch Inn is one of the only spas in Big Sur where the treatment rooms are centrally located on the ridge top where redwoods frame views of granite peaks. This inviting setting offers relaxation in the heart of nature. Spa treatments can be enjoyed both in your room and the spa’s own treatment rooms, and massage can be enjoyed on the terrace of your lodge.

St Regis Princeville - Kauai

St Regis Princeville - Kauai

Dining View

St Regis Princeville - Kauai

Infinity Pool View

St Regis Princeville - Kauai

Halele’a Spa

ST REGIS PRINCEVILLE - Hawaii

The St. Regis Princeville Resort is the first of this resort brands locations in Hawai’i, and this island destination introduces an unparalleled level of sophistication and serene luxury to one of the most remarkable destinations in the world. Located in the 9,000 acre resort community of Princeville at Hanalei, this luxury resort on Kauai resides on the northern shore of the “Garden Island” — considered to be one of the most beautiful of all the islands.

The St. Regis Princeville Resort embraces the therapeutic properties of water, birdsong and sun in its spa concept and menu.  Halele’a Spa boasts more than 10,000 square feet of luxury treatment rooms and relaxation areas, including  12 treatment rooms, a couples’ room, a VIP Room with a fully contained spa suite experience, a 24 hour athletic center with state of the art cardio and weight equipment, a spa boutique, and a full service hair and nail salon

While the resort’s spectacular setting and romantic appeal will appeal to couples, families with children are welcomed with an array of activities especially designed to engage young guests. St Regis Princeville’s Young Voyagers Club hosts an activity center with personalized programs, including Hawaii Save Our Seas, which gives both kids and adults the opportunity to experience meaningful activities that incorporate science, culture and fun.

Primland - Virginia

Primland - Virginia

Primland - Virginia

Traditional or Tree House Guest Suites

Primland - Virginia

The Spa at Primland

Primland - Virginia

The Observatory at Primland

PRIMLAND - Virginia

Primland, a pristine Blue Ridge Mountain spa resort in Virginia, offers 12,000 acres of space, sky and natural environment. Eco-conscious and thoughtfully developed, Primland is the ultimate retreat for world-class golf, spa treatments, refined dining and outdoor activities in an environment of rare natural beauty.

The Spa at Primland embraces the wisdom of American Indian healing as its theme and ethos, with treatments designed to embrace the concept of  the Native American Medicine Wheel, guided by seasons and cycles, and featuring natural ingredients and essential oils, and flora and fauna from the area.

While Primland celebrates the beauty of nature on Earth in as many ways as possible, it literally helps its guests observe and marvel at heavens, as well. Its altitude at 12,000 feet above sea level makes it the perfect setting for star gazing, and Primland has a telescope in an Observatory Dome.  Not just an enthusiast’s telescope — but a German Equatorial mounted astronomical telescope, observatory-class instrument, the largest optical system in its class.  Primland has astronomers who provide tours and lectures, and the telescopic images can be seen in all 26 suites, via closed circuit television.  The resort also schedules Star Master Weekend programs to coincide with celestial occurrences to provide guests with an exciting activity during their stay.

Blantyre - The Berkshires, Massachusetts

Blantyre – The Berkshires

Blantyre - The Berkshires, Massachusetts

The Potting Shed Spa Pool

Blantyre - The Berkshires, Massachusetts

The Potting Shed Spa

Blantyre - The Berkshires, Massachusetts

Beauty in Every Season

BLANTYRE - Berkshires, Massachusetts

The Berkshires region in Massachusetts is one of the more beautiful East Coast destinations.  Travelers embracing nature hike its numerous trails, including part of the renowned Appalachian Trail, traverse its open wilderness,  tour the  Berkshire Botanical Garden and Hebert Arboretum, and relish the feeling of rest and relaxation, the same feeling experienced by generations of  those who visited the region’s historic turn of the century summer camps.   Visitors to the Berkshires enjoy stays in lodging ranging from cabins and campgrounds, to inns, hotels, and resorts, but for those with a destination bucket list — you’ll want a stay at the Blantyre.

Blantyre is a Tudor-inspired country resort in Lenox, Berkshires.  The manor was constructed in 1901, and modeled after the owner’s mother’s ancestral home in Blantyre, Scotland.   The house, furnished in the English style with furniture imported from England, was the Paterson family’s Summer and Autumn home, and hosted many notable visitors for summer retreats, garden parties, concerts, dinner dances and the grand affairs of the “Gilded Age.”

While luxury is delivered in virtually every facet of this resort, the spa is deliberately simple and unpretentious.   The Potting Shed Spa is an intimate, elegantly rustic spot of calm on the grounds, and includes a shared sauna, hot tub, steam room and fitness area.  Robes, slippers and lockers are provided for guests enjoying a menu of spa treatments which include skin care, facials, massage, body scrubs and wraps, manicures and pedicures, each tailored for men and women alike.  The spa is reserved for the resort’s guests, so privacy and calm is assured.

Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens - Costa Rica

Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens - Costa Rica

Guest Terrace

Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens - Costa Rica

Spa Bungalow

Nayara Hotel Spa & Gardens - Costa Rica

Eco Termales Hot Springs

NAYARA RESORT SPA AND GARDENS - Arenal, Costa Rica

Surrounded by pristine tropical rainforest and resting in the shadow of Costa Rica’s Arenal Volcano you’ll find Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens, consistently voted amongst the top spa resorts in the World.  The Nayara Hotel enjoys one of the world’s most captivating settings, and welcomes guests to 50 spacious casitas with volcano view terraces and private gardens with outdoor showers and Jacuzzi tubs.

Enjoy spa treatments before or after your tour of the volcano and nearby hot springs.     The Spa at Nayara Hotel service menu focuses on the flora and fauna of the rainforest, enhanced by outdoor spa bungalows perched high above the rainforest. Drift off to the sounds of trickling water, chirping birds, and watch fluttering butterflies.

Make time for a visit to the nearby Eco-Termales, a family-run hot pools and hot springs destination with a restaurant, serving traditional Costa Rican food. The owners, the Hidalgo family still live upstairs and welcome guests to the waters.

Lizard Island Resort - Great Barrier Reef

Lizard Island Resort - Great Barrier Reef

Lizard Island Resort - Great Barrier Reef

Lizard Island Resort - Great Barrier Reef

LIZARD ISLAND RESORT - Great Barrier Reef

Lizard Island Resort is a secluded from the rest of the world, enjoying its position as the northern-most resort on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.  The resort is offers guests a setting of 24 powdery-white beaches, accessed from 40 luxurious bungalow suites. Guests take secluded picnics on private beaches, enjoy five star cuisine and rejuvenate with spa treatments. It’s no wonder this island consistently makes the Top 10 Hotels of the World list.

Essentia Day Spa at Lizard Island offers a range of treatments inspired by nature, and using La Biosthetique products. Using only the finest, natural, raw ingredients, La Biosthetique performance skincare ranges are designed to work in harmony with your own bio-chemistry.

Guides and planners are available to guests wanting to experience the natural surroundings of the Great Barrier Reef.  Complimentary activities for all guests include use of motorised dinghies, snorkelling equipment and lessons, glass bottom boat tours, tennis (day and night with all equipment supplied), picnic hampers for romantic and secluded beachside lunches, paddle ski tours, nature slide presentations, a gymnasium, and self-guided nature walks, and much more.

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