Though we love intense adventures across picturesque landscapes and backpacking around new locations, sometimes you just want to sit back and relax. Vacation rhymes with relaxation, and it’s not a coincidence! Being treated to therapeutic massages, having a soak in the jacuzzi and being pampered like you deserve is the perfect way to enjoy your getaway. And if we know anything, we know that you’ll be looking for spas with beautiful views, perhaps even a pool… Something that will give you the best of the great outdoors as well as indoors!
From luxury spa resorts to relaxing and affordable options, there are spas to suit every budget to ensure that you get the best, individualized experience possible during your stay. The following spas have incredible menus, beautiful views and of course, amazing services. Enjoy a sip of champagne in an outdoor jacuzzi, taking in the magnificent surroundings. Because everyone deserves some TLC!
Chiva-Som, Hua Hin, Thailand
Upon your trip to the atmospheric Hua Hin, Thailand, be sure to get some “you” time at the Chiva-Som International Health Resort. It prides itself on being “the haven of life”. It features beautiful views of turquoise waters, Instagrammable pools and green leafy palm trees. They boast a holistic way of being, crediting the beautiful, natural environment as the source of inspiration for any relaxing getaway.
Let your mind and body heal as you gaze into the dreamy surroundings that Chiva-Som has to offer, all while being tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Hua Hin. Though we love the outdoor views, the indoor facilities are just as amazing! You can heal your body at their gym and studios, where you can break out a sweat by working your cardio or taking part in one of their workshops. You can choose from activities such as Pilates and Tai Chai.
Once you’ve enjoyed an intense workout session, you can enjoy their many treatments. There is therapeutic movement, which will revitalize your body. There are different activities that will improve your metabolism and/or your physical fitness. Alternatively you can treat your face to a luxurious facial that will leave you with more than a vacation glow! Rejuvenate and hydrate your skin with one of their packages. You can even get a gold facial if you’re feeling a little decadent!
Le Blanc Spa, Cancún, Mexico
Upon your arrival at Le Blanc Spa at Cancún, you’ll already not want to leave thanks to its phenomenal views, overlooking one of the city’s most stunning beaches. The sophisticated spa is beautifully decorated with its white and beige minimal color palette, making everything ooze elegance and simplicity. To start off your trip the right way, we recommend choosing the Blanc Wellness Suite for incredible sleep. You’ll feel wide awake thanks to the sunrise simulator, and the air purifier will only enhance your night time experience.
Treat your mind, body and soul with their luxurious spa experience. You want it, they’ve got it! They pride themselves in their state-of-the-art technology, allowing their treatments to work wonders on your body. Mixed with traditional Mayan techniques, you will be so relaxed after a session at the spa. You can even book a VIP session at the spa with someone special. Picture your dream date… Sipping a glass of champagne in a jacuzzi, just taking it easy. Sounds like perfection, right?
Once you have enjoyed a much-needed spa visit, then you can continue your luxurious day with a fine dining experience. There are 6 restaurants within the resort to choose from. The Terraza will give you jaw-dropping views of the Mexican Caribbean all while providing you with excellent food. The wood-fired bistro is the go-to restaurant for tasting Mexican delicacies as well as pizza while admiring your surroundings. The Lumière restaurant will whisk you away to France for an evening and allow you to taste traditional delicacies. You can even try a 14-course menu, that is paired with wines for a taste sensation!
Chenot Palace Weggis, Lucerne, Switzerland
Want to escape the craziness of your everyday life? Travel to Lucerne, Switzerland, and stay at the Chenot Palace Weggis. It’s the perfect place to detox and find yourself. It is at the foot of the Swiss Alps for spectacular views that will take your breath away. The rooms are elegantly decorated to ensure a high quality stay. You can choose from various types of rooms and suites so that the destination ticks every box. The rooms are modern and stylish, and the suites have a living area for you to kick back and relax after a long day.
At Chenot Palace Weggis, you can maintain and improve your physical and mental wellbeing thanks to their activities and treatments. The hydrotherapy department includes three different treatments:
- Hydro-aromatherapy – A hydro-massage using essential oils, this helps remove toxins and fat. It also helps prevent skin aging.
- Phyto-mud treatment – A body wrap that is made of white or green clay. This helps to revitalize the body.
- Hydro-jet treatment – A pressure-jet that firms the skin and increases the metabolic rate.
If you’re looking into refreshing your diet, then the resort has its own diet plan, which is taken into account in its restaurants and tea lounges. The ingredients and cooking processes are carefully selected to ensure that you are eating well and healthily. Eat delicious food guilt-free in the stunning dining room, all while taking in the views of Lake Lucerne.
Valmont Spa, St Tropez, France
St Tropez ticks so many boxes – sun, sea, sand, but the beach is not the only way to relax around here! Château de la Messardière is a luxury hotel in the heart of St Tropez. Enjoy the French Riviera in all its glory thanks to its mesmerizing views, turquoise pool and its Mediterranean surroundings. At this hotel, you can find a Valmont Spa – the perfect way to relax after a long day in the sunshine.
Exceptional treatments are offered at this spa to ensure that you feel at the top of your game throughout your stay, and beyond! Not only can you hang around the pool for as long as you desire, but you can spend time in the hammam or in the sauna for a thorough cleanse. Beauty experts are on hand to help you achieve your goals. You can get a massage, get a pedicure or get a lovely facial whenever you wish. There is even a meditation room if you’re looking to connect with the inner you.
If you’re planning to go out for a special occasion, be sure to stop by the resort’s salon. The Maison de Coiffure by Christophe-Nicolas Biot is the place to get your hair done before a big event. After a spa session and a hair styling appointment, you will never feel so confident and ready to rock your night out!
BodyHoliday, St Lucia, West Indies
Improve your body and soul and become the best version of yourself at BodyHoliday at St Lucia. It is known to be one of the world’s best spas, and has won many industry awards throughout the years. Right by the beach, you’ll be able to wake up to the sights of turquoise waters, pristine beaches and sunshine. You’ll start off the day right! The luxurious rooms will also be an unforgettable part of the trip as well as the delicious food!
There are so many treatments available for you to enjoy. There are even treatments that are part of an all-inclusive deal, which means when you book your stay, you are entitled to a full body massage or even a body wrap! A sizzler massage will relax the aches and pains in your muscles and relieve muscle fatigue. You’ll come back home revitalized and rejuvenated!
If you’re unsure where to spend an evening, then this resort has plenty of options for you. There are plenty of places that offer international cuisine should you wish to try something new. Tao features East-West fusions. You’ll love the eclectic selection of foods! The Clubhouse is the ideal place to spend a date night – it’s a cocktail bar offering entertainment and an incredible atmosphere. What a way to celebrate a relaxing day!
Lake Austin Spa Resort, Austin, US
When traveling to Texas, you’ll want to stop off at the Lake Austin Spa Resort! On the shores of Lake Austin, it’s the perfect place to wake up and enjoy the fresh country air. The luxurious environment is beautiful yet casual, and group experiences are available should you wish to go on a girls’ trip for example! The rooms are beautifully furnished, the old-meets-new feel goes perfectly with the surroundings.
So many treatments are offered at the Lake Austin Spa Resort. You can opt for different versions of massage therapy according to your needs. Some options offer essential oils, to ensure that you are truly relaxed and that the oil blend is perfect for you. There are even energy treatments, using stones, to create shifts in your energy and in some cases, help with any anxiety you may have. It’s these personal touches that make this resort stand out from competitors.
As well as having restaurants and fine dining experiences, Lake Austin offers different culinary experiences that you and your fellow guests can take part in. There are several culinary demos that take place for you to replicate the recipes at home. Thanks to these masterclasses, you’ll be sure to show off your healthy yet delicious recipes to your friends after your return.