Top Ten – Best Spa Resorts

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Parrot Cay Turks and Caicos, Caribbean

Ideally located on northern Caribbean’s most idyllic private island the resort attends to its guests’ needs and desires at a deeper level. Its spa, courtesy of COMO Shambhala Retreat, offers Asian-inspired therapies (including massage, Ayurveda and sophisticated facials) as well as yoga, pilates and nutrition sessions.

Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Oman

The luxurious three-hotel resort village in the Sultanate’s capital is nestled alongside the bay of Al Jissah. The celebrated Chi Spa is a welcoming sanctum, where guests can experience the rejuvenating combination of massages or hydrotherapies with relaxation and meditation sessions.

Peter Island Resort & Spa Tortola, British Virgin Islands

This unspoiled wonderland boasts a spa that uses local ingredients (such as cactus fiber for exfoliation) and has become a celebrity favorite by banning the paparazzi since guests can even request a no-fly zone above the resort.

Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi, Thailand

Thailand’s first world-class destination spa is unique in both concept and design; created under the auspices of health specialists and inspired by an ancient Mandalay Palace, it aspires to lead you through the Seven Steps to Nirvana and the attainment of spiritual and physical perfection. The well-trained staff offers an extensive range of holistic therapies including luxurious treatments, spa programmes in a world-renowned Ayurvedic center, yoga, sessions and pranayama, and exercise regimes.

Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa, South Africa

Truly exceptional spa experiences await in an intimate five-star hotel, which fully lives up to its stunning location. Sublime treatments with a discreet and professional staff are offered ideally in one of the retreat’s two outdoor gazebos.

Soneva Gili by Six Senses,  Maldives

The resort’s over-water villas offer extraordinary exclusive luxury and 360-degree views of the Indian Ocean. The Six Senses Spa is everything you expect and more, thanks to its glass floor panes beneath massage tables heightening the sensual experience. An extensive a la carte menu provides a holistic experience with traditional pampering and signature therapies, in addition to doctor-assisted Ayurvedic programmes and yoga. Also, Private Spa Suites are an option with several villas.

Kamalaya, Thailand

Centered around a monk’s cave that once served as a spiritual retreat and place of meditation for Buddhist monks, this award-winning Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa resort promises a life-enriching, healthy holiday through wellness programmes focusing on detox, yoga, stress and burnout, fitness and weight control.

Banyan Tree, Seychelles

Against the backdrop of majestic granite mountains facing the deep azure of the Indian Ocean, relaxation comes easily at Banyan Tree Spa’s luxurious hillside pavilions nestled within virgin jungle vegetation. Take time out at the Banyan Tree Spa, where highly skilled therapists devote attentiveness to treatments based on Asian healing traditions dating back centuries.

One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

Redefining the concept of the destination spa, One&Only Spa by ESPA is a tranquil island retreat. Here, wellbeing consultations are on offer for guests seeking holistic, individualized programmes combining fitness, nutrition, beauty, and rejuvenating treatments. Natural and healing therapies are provided in 8 luxurious treatment villas to balance body and spirit. Approaching your journey with a blend of holistic and conventional expertise, lifestyle consultants create an experience that encapsulates your whole being.

Aleenta Resort and Spa, Thailand

Located right on the beach, just off the Andaman coast, Aleenta Phuket breaks with sybaritic conformity; you come here for the self renew of energy. It is a stimulating and rewarding experience that combines traditional spa therapies with good food, relaxation by the pool and much more. Its palatial residences, rooms, and villas offer high-quality amenities so you can enjoy the tropical ambiance.

 

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