Relaxation and rejuvenation have become an intrinsic part of luxury vacations around the globe. Looking at the growing demand of authentic and effective spa treatments in the global populace, international players of hospitality industry have come up with luxurious properties at popular and naturally scenic destinations. Here, I have enlisted some of the globally known hotel spas and destination spas and treatments offered there.
Ananda in the Himalayas
Just an hour drive from Rishikesh, the capital of yoga and meditation, Ananda in the Himalayas has been ranked as no.1 Destination Spa by Travel + Leisure magazine. Housed within the refurbished palace of Maharaja of Tehri Garhwal, Ananda offers a range of Ayurvedic, Oriental and Western therapeutic treatments to harmonize your body doshas. The scenic surroundings and gentle staff of this destination spa make your body work effectively towards the healing program.
Evason Ma’In Hot Springs, Jordan
Built under the natural Ma’In Hot Springs, 264 meters below the sea level, Evason Ma’In Hot Springs is an invigorating oasis set in the deserted terrains of Jordon. A popular Destination Spa in the Middle East, Evason utilizes the curative elements of mineral water in its therapeutic treatments.
The Mekong Spa, Luang Prabang
The first ever luxury spa in Luang Prabang, The Mekong Spa offers an inviting ambience exhibiting a significant blend of traditional and contemporary. At Mekong Spa, wide range of face and body treatments are provided at your disposal. Treatments such as anti-ageing, sunburn relief, aromatherapy and tired eye treatments are performed by using organic jurlique products. The ‘Jet-lag Delight’ body massage is best for guests suffering from muscular aching.
An urbane spa inspired from nouveau art, ESPA Riga signals architectural brilliance in its every aspect. The spa treatments offered here draw inspiration from opposing elements ‘Fire and Water’ and incorporate Indian, Chinese, European and Balinese spa techniques. Besides that there are signature therapies such as Warming Oshadi Clay, Restorative Marine Mud and Detoxifying Algae that aim at providing deep relaxation.
The Spa, Coworth Park, Berkshire
An architectural marvel itself, The Spa at Coworth Park is an eco-friendly luxury spa resort built with natural and organic products. It has been designed with a view to allow easy flow of natural light as much as possible. The spa treatments offered here are 100% organic performed with Dr. Alkaitis products. Other than that guests can choose from Kerstin Florian, Carol Joy London, and Aromatherapy Associates products from the spa menu.
Verdura Spa, Verdura Golf & Spa Resort
Another name in the list of top ten spa destinations in the world is Verdura Spa. Set amidst sun-drenched olive groves and manicured garden in Sicily, Verdura Spa is a luxurious retreat coupled with scenic environment offering tailor made spa & wellness therapies. The treatments offered in this spa are performed with olive oil, mud, seaweed and Sicilian sea water. The spa has 4 outdoor thalassotherapy pools filled with mineral water used for skin toning and moisturizing.
The Spa by ESPA, One & Only Reethi Rah, Maldives
A tranquil island spa retreat, The Spa by ESPA at One & Only Reethi Rah is set with swirling vitality pools, saunas, crystal steam rooms and stimulating ice fountains. The spa treatments offered here draw inspiration from Ayurveda and Oriental therapies. Adding to this luxurious spa retreat are the accommodation options- Beach Villas and Water Villas- inviting cool breeze from their panoramic windows.
Banyan Tree Spa, Tibet
Set in the Tibetan valley of Ringha, Banyan Tree Spa is an enchanting mix of serenity, seclusion and sumptuousness. Sp treatments offered at Banyan Tree Spa are inspired from traditional Himalayan practices and Chinese Five Elements Philosophy. All the treatments begin with a 30 minute relaxing foot bath.
The Blue Spa, Carlisle Bay
Spanned across 17,000 acres of greenery, in the backdrop of rainforest and undulating hills, The Blue Spa at Carlisle Bay offers a mesmerizing setting inspired from tranquility and contemplation. The spa menu features a wide range of massages, body treatments, manicures, pedicures and facials using Natura Bissé products. Yoga classes took place in the Garden Pavilion on every Tuesday and Thursday.
The Banjaran Hot springs Retreat
The spa experiences at The Banjaran Hot springs Retreat have been designed on the principles of Indian, Chinese and Malaysian spa cultures. The spa menu constitutes of Ayurvedic therapies, Malay healing rituals and Chinese acupuncture technique among others. The famous Ramuan spa journey begins with a massage followed by body wrap and hibiscus scrub and ends with Mundi Bunga, a medicinal bath.
The aforementioned list of destination and hotels spas has won accolades from various travel magazines and connoisseurs. In this post, we can see that ‘Ananda in the Himalayas’, an Indian destination spa has earned the first place. Similarly, there are various spa hotels and resorts in India at popular destinations such as Wildflower Hall, Moksha Spa Resort and Soukya Health Resort.