Best Spas in the World
From mountainside carribbean retreats to luxurious urban getaways, we selected fifteen of the most spectacular Spas worldwide. Whether you’d like to relax in the remote desert of Utah or in cool and tranquil Himalayan weather – You’ll find your new happy place at one of these getaways.
Amangiri – Aman Resorts Utah, United States. Amangiri (peaceful mountain) is located on 600 acres in Canyon Point, Souther Utah, close to the border with Arizona. The resort blends into its dramatic surrounds where deep canyons and towering plateaus create a raw landscape of immense power. Amangiri’s Aman Spa features a floatation therapy pavilion, water pavilion with sauna, steam room, cold plunge and step pool, fitness centre and yoga pavilion
Tierra Patagonia Hotel Boutique & Spa, Chile. Perched on a bluff on the edge of Chile’s Lake Sarmiento, Tierra Patagonia celebrates all that is majestic about its surrounding, while offering a space where comfort reigns. With enormous windows everywhere, the lakes and peaks of Torres del Paine National Park are a picturesque backdrop. A perfect place for finding space and serenity to relax and enjoy your natural surroundings.
Wildflower Hall, Shimla in the Himalayas by Oberoi Hotels & Resorts. At Wildflower Hall, guests can refresh with nature walks, rafting, cycling or yoga, or relax and rejuvenate with an exclusive spa therapy. It offers exclusive massage, yoga and Ayuverdic treatments at bespoke locations around the hotel. A open air whirlpool affords magnificient views across the Greater Himalayas.
SHA Wellness Clinic in Alicante, Spain. Considered one of the best medical spas in Europe, the SHA Wellness Clinic aims to improve guests mental and physical wellbeing by blind ancient Eastern philosophies with contemporary Western techniques.
The Chedi Andermatt, Switzerland. The Swiss alpine environment offers a 2.400 sq. spa and wellness centre. A temperature-controlled outdoor pool, a 35 meters indoor pool with alps view, bio and Finnish saunas, organic sol steam bath or another ten treatment suites supervised by international therapist who pamper you with the finest natural products. Visit the Chedi Andermatt and immerse yourself in luxury.
Raffles Istanbul: Istanbul’s most glamorous new spa is located in a surprising spot – the business district. The nearly 30.000 square foot spa at Raffles Istanbul sits at the heart of the Zorlu Centre and overlooks the Bosphorus, the Princes Islands and the historic peninsula. The Spa features an indoor pool that lies under an art installation of disks that glitter underneath a soaring skylight and an outdoor rooftop pool with a stunning view of the Bosphorus. Saunas, steam rooms, three dazzling hamams, seven treatment rooms and two spa suites complete the ultimate service. A cool and calm oasis with a new defined level of luxury.
Peninsula Bangkok, Thailand. The Peninsula Bangkok is one of the finest and luxurious hotels in the thai city of angels, located along the historical Chao Phraya river. The hotel features a 88 meter 3 tiered pool with breathtaking river and city view and an outstanding Spa with 14 treatment rooms, four suites, several relaxation rooms, an asian tea lounge, hot and cold plunge pools, steam rooms and saunas as well as a well equipped fitness centre.
Saadiyat Beach Club, Abu Dhabi. Formerly known as Monte-Carlo Beach Club is a exclusive club with a 650 sq. pool, a spa with sauna, steam room, jacuzzi and plunge pool, a gymnasium and a private access to Saadiyat’s nine-kilometre natural beach.
The Dolder Grand Spa, Zurich Switzerland. Towering above Lake Zurich, the historic The Dolder Grand is known as a luxury-class city resort. A design highlight of the hotel is the 4.000 sq. spa. After the complete renovation in 2008 by Sir Norman Foster, the Spa comes with an iconic canyon-like pool and a comprehensive spa menu. The Dolder Grand Life Balance treatment divides a one day-spa experience with focus on either Relax, Beauty, Vitality or Detox. The Dolder Spa collection comprises lavish treatments like Caviar body treatment or a pure gold radiance facial by La Prairie and many other exclusive experiences such as medical treatments, plastic surgery and a hair salon by En Vogue.
Fasano las Piedras, Punta del Este, Urugugay. Designed to express the power of nature and the energy that comes from it, Fasano Las Piedras Spa offers a 180 degree panoramic view to an endless green and also rocky landscapes. The relax area features five rooms, with ayurvedic treatments and twenty sorts of massage.
Spa Vinotheraphie Caudalie Marques de Riscal. Frank Gehry returned to northern Spain to create the Hotel Marqués de Riscal. Gehry used some 30,000 square feet of titanium to create the ruffled roofline—whose energetic waves evoke a flamenco dancer’s skirts—and created a glass passage that leads to the spa, designed by architect Yves Collet. The perfect place to relax and indulge in the health and beauty properties of the grape. 1.400 sq. heaven of wellness for wineloving spa-goers. Exclusive Skin treatments with Merlot, hone and wine body wraps, crushed Carbernet scrubs or a unique barrel bath, meet the specialist in vino therapy, employing wet and dry treatments based on the essence of the grape to cleanse, sooth and invigorate the human skin.
The Spa at the Viceory Miami, United States: Philippe Starck continues to surprise. Recombining some of his signature set pieces—oversize mirrors, brightly colored crystal chandeliers, and haute-French furniture—the master of whimsical pastiche debuted this 28,000-square-foot fantasy of a spa and fitness center at the Viceroy Miami in December 2008, on the 15th floor of an Arquitectonica-designed downtown Miami skyscraper. The double-height, library-like “water lounge” (shown), with its plunge pools of various temperatures and floor-to-ceiling views of Biscayne Bay, proves the most jaw-dropping spot among many.
Mandarin Oriental in Barcelona offers an extensive range of treatments from around the world including a wide choice of therapies drawing on ancient philosophies and modern techniques.