Sometimes you need to escape to unplug and recharge and that’s where destination spas come in. Tick a luxury holiday with inbuilt pampering off your wishlist with these four global spas that are definitely worth getting on a flight for.
The Rainforest Spa at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort
Where: Val des Pitons, St. Lucia
In the heart of St. Lucia’s World Heritage-listed Petit Piton amongst the lush foliage and mountain vistas of Val des Pitons lies The Rainforest Spa at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort. Very much a couples retreat, the spa prides itself on all-natural treatments and rituals, from bamboo massages to organic body wraps and coconut scrubs and hot stone therapies. So you can come away not only feeling the bliss of rejuvenation, you’ll be safe in the knowledge all that pampering you indulged in is clean and chemical-free.
Spa Treatments: The Rainforest Spa at Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort has traditional manicure and pedicure services, a wetroom, an Amerindian steam dome to cleanse your body of toxins and a relaxation pavilion to chill out in. But for the ultimate spa experience treat yourself and your S.O. to the Treetop Getaway, where high above the ground in an authentic treehouse, you’ll enjoy a heavenly coconut body exfoliation and coconut milk healing body massage that lasts over two hours.
Chablé Resort & Spa – Mexico
Where: Yucatan, Mexico
“Luxury is not a visit: it is a way of living” is the mantra at Chablé Resort & Spa, a chic sustainable wellness retreat style spa built around a gorgeous cenote in Yucatan, Mexico. Based on ancient healing techniques, every guest’s journey is curated to their specific needs and wellbeing but all include a Mayan Welcome Ritual, healing therapies access to amenities like the sauna, sensory showers, contrast pools, salon and yoga. After your initial consultation, the resorts’ spa specialists will recommend one of these Chablé Spa Journeys.
Fountain of Youth focuses on optimum vitality by blending treatments like optimal aging and anti-inflammatory facials with stress relief massage and flotation therapies.
Tree of Life emphasizes relaxation and body purification through salt scrubs and body wraps, Thai massage that combines acupressure, yoga positions, compression and stretches, and facial treatments to enhance your vitality and glow.
Heaven on Earth is about evoking heightened consciousness by incorporating a range of therapies from Mayan rebirth massages, aromatherapy, foot therapy to improve circulation and restorative facials to calm and restore the skin.
COMO Shambhala Estate
Where: Ubud, Bali, Indonesia
Nestled near a spiritual enclave of jungle just north of Ubud, Bali, COMO Shambhala Estate calls itself a ‘Retreat for Change,’ and it’s easy to see why. The nature spa has traditional villa-style accommodations and caters to each guest with a 360-degree wellness approach, offering an extensive menu of spa services for supreme relaxation and access to top-tier amenities like the fitness center for daily workouts, hydrotherapy pool, a 25-meter swimming pool and immersive outdoor nature activities like hiking and climbing.
Spa Treatments: The treatment menu is extensive, so choosing is hard but you can be sure to enjoy hours of uninterrupted bliss with any of the spas signature massages, facials, body wraps, bathing rituals, acupuncture or reflexology treatments, many of which can be done on your private outdoor deck overlooking the jungle. Try the Deep Tissue Massage or the nurturing COMO Shambhala Massage using natural blended oils to calm the mind, rejuvenate the body and improve your overall well-being. It is also hard to pass up the Sundãri Facial based on ancient eastern Ayurvedic healing principles and skincare infused with ingredients from nature.
Where: Canyon Point, Utah
One of the USA’s best spa experiences can be found in Canyon Point, Utah at the luxurious Amangiri Spa. The spa delivers holistic wellness and healing systems based on ancient herbal medicine and Navajo traditions and guests can choose from three formations: Grounding, Purifying, or Nourishing which all kick off with a cleaning sage smoking ceremony followed by either a massage, body polish and wrap, face ritual, or the Journey—which combines all three (yes, please). And as an added bonus, you can also explore the mystical Utah desert.
Grounding: Designed to help you rediscover inner peace, treat ailments and relieve stress, anxiety grounding treatments include Tibetan Kunye massage (an ancient form of massage based on traditional Tibetan medicine), acupressure work, and kneading.
Purifying: The Purifying formation will restore your mind, body and soul, while leaving your skin glowing with vitality. Purifying treatments include lymphatic drainage massage and nerve point therapy, to calm, cleanse and even treat headaches and migraines.
Nourishing: A clear path to happiness the Nourishing formation focuses on physical and emotional regeneration and healing. Treatments include chakra-balancing massage, marma point therapy, and the light technique.
More Global Spa’s Worth Getting on a Flight For
With health and wellness the new wealth, it makes sense our wanderlust has now turned to luxury immersive spa vacations, so if you need a little more inspo check out these top spa and wellness experiences around the globe.