Just picture it... being pampered while watching the sunset, having a morning massage listening to the ocean waves and treating yourself to a facial that’s not out of a packet! Below are 20 of the most relaxing, tranquil and beautiful spas the world has to offer, where the biggest problem you will face is what aroma oil you want in your bath!
1. SPA, La Mamounia, Marrakech
This sleek spa at the La Momounia hotel has won quite a collection of awards in the last two years. Included in its trophy cabinet is the title of Best Spa of The Year, awarded to them at the Gala Spa Awards 2011.
2. Sense, The Carlyle, New York
Sense spa at The Carlyle offers you an escape from the stress of the city without actually leaving the city. Perfect for a weekend break when you add some of the many cheap flights New York offers, Sense has everything for a perfect time out session.
3. One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
The spa in this tranquil spot in the Maldives is sure to lift the weight off your shoulders. When you’re not being pampered you can use your time to enjoy its superb juice bar or take a walk on the white sand beaches on your doorstep.
4. Como Shambhala, Bali
We couldn’t have a list of the top spas in the world without some high profile ones! The Como Shambhala is frequented by celebrities from all over and is a favourite of fashion designer, Donna Karen.
5. The Oberoi Udaivilas , Udaipur, India
The spa at The Oberoi overlooks a deep blue lake surrounded by lush landscapes that will relax you before your treatment even starts. If the views aren’t enough, then the award winning spa packages and hotel are sure to keep you more than satisfied.
6. The Spa, Four Seasons Hotel, London
Situated on the top floor overlooking Hyde Park, this Spa proves you don’t need to go far to be pampered. After your treatments you are left in a relaxation pod to enjoy a nice cup of tea and some chill out music.
7. Sha Wellness Clinic, Spain
The Sha Wellness clinic offers sunshine, fresh air and all natural treatments. With a rooftop pool that has spectacular views of the city, you are guaranteed to leave feeling relaxed and happy.
8. Chuan Spa, The Langham, Australia
The treatments at the Chuan Spa are based on the Chinese five-element theory. The treatments are designed to take care of your body and mind simultaneously.
9. Oasis Spa, Le Sport Resort, St. Lucia
Le Sport Resort, St.Lucia has nicknamed its spa experience “The Body Holiday” but reviews say it’s a holiday for your mind as well. They offer bespoke treatment courses to fit your body’s needs and promise to leave you feeling like a new person.
10. Shangri-La Barr Al Jissah Resort & Spa, Muscat, Oman
Shangri-La hotels are world renowned, and this branch delivers one of the best spas the chain has to offer. CHI Spa aims to balance your body using harmonizing, energizing and detoxifying treatments.
11. Ananda Himalayas Spa, Ananda
The location of this spa alone is delightful and is actually believed to be the birthplace of yoga. The Ananda spa will help you chill out and look after your soul.
12. The Spa, Coral Reef Club, Barbados
The Coral Reef Club spa is situated in paradise. With couples packages and unique anti-ageing treatments, this spa has something for everybody.
13. Banyan Tree Spa, Banyan Tree Ringha, Tibet
The Banyan Tree Spa has dubbed itself the “sensual spa” and is perfect for a romantic getaway. The spa aims to balance you spiritually, mentally and physically.
14. Madarin Oriental Spa, Tokyo
This spa in Tokyo is another great place for couples. The Madarin Oriental offers private spa treatment suites with relaxation rooms and dual massage beds.
15. The Spa, Four Seasons Resort, Bora Bora, French Polynesia
The holistic spa at this hotel isn’t just for adults; it offers exclusive treatments for teens as well. Treat yourself to a private yoga session or a personalised massage whilst you’re there to assure you leave feeling rejuvenated.
16. Fortina Spa Resort, Malta
The services at this hotel don’t stop when you leave the treatment rooms; you can even stay overnight in therapeutic spa bedrooms! These rooms include state of the art spa baths and dermalife machines to massage and detoxify your body.
17. Hélène Spa, Intercontinental Moorea Resort & Spa, Moorea, French Polynesia
Another spa blessed with beautiful surroundings is the Hélène Spa at the Intercontinental, Moorea. When you’re not steaming in the sauna take a stroll on the white sands and read a book under a palm tree.
18. Six Senses Destination Spa, Phuket- Thailand
The Six Senses Destination Spa in Thailand is located on the island that the movie The Beach was filmed. Enjoy Asian spa treatments whilst enjoying the views of this picturesque island.
19. Nira Spa, Shanti Maurice, Mauritius
The Nira spa offers a range of unique treatments to sooth your soul. These treatments use a range of methods to balance your chi and restore your body.
20. Hotel arts, Barcelona
If you’re more of a city lover look no further than the Hotel Arts, Barcelona. Enjoy a fruit smoothie and a massage whilst looking over the city's beautiful skyline.
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