Imagine swapping Christmas stress for a relaxing spa holiday, or seeing in the New Year on a tropical beach, well-rested and ready for whatever may come. Whether you feel you’ve earned that little extra indulgence or you know someone else who has, a luxurious spa holiday will help revive both the body and the senses.
We’ve compiled a list of luxurious spa hotels, catering for every fantasy escape – from the snowy Alps and the old town of Marrakesh to the Thai island of Koh Samui and exotic Grenada. Sit back and relax…
La Sultana, located at the heart of Medina – the old town of Marrakesh, is a sophisticated hub for luxury and relaxation. Set in an astonishing historic building, La Sultana has a heated swimming pool, panoramic terrace, a library and fitness rooms to be enjoyed by its guests. However, the zenith of pampering is the luscious Prestige Spa, with over 2,000 years of tradition. Don’t forget to try the oriental and Mediterranean fused delicacies in the restaurant.
Kamalaya is an award winning spa resort and wellness sanctuary on the Thai island of Koh Samui. It used to serve as a place for meditation and spiritual retreat for Buddhist monks. The resort is built on the edge of an idyllic lagoon, surrounded by white beaches and tropical gardens – a dream for everyone who needs a break from the winter gloom. In addition, Kamalaya was awarded Destination Spa of the Year 2010 by Asia Spa, the most famous spa magazine in Asia-Pacific.
Crystal clear waters and amazing sands surround Lasource Resort and Spa, located on Pink Gin Beach, on the Caribbean island of Grenada. It is all-inclusive, which means that you can enjoy any and every activity that this resort has to offer, without thinking about the price tag. And the list of activities is endless: scuba diving, water sports, golf on a private course, exercise classes, yoga and Tai Chi are but a few. This combined with daily spa treatments will put your body and mind in perfect sync.
The Royal Spa Kitzbühel Hotel offers relaxation set in a winter wonderland. This 3,200 m2 Mountain Health Spa in the Austrian Alps is dedicated to offering a holistic natural experience. It incorporates ideas such as the meditative effect of the mountains, the energy of water and fire and the beauty of the landscape, ancient traditions that have been revived and adapted to suit a luxurious spa experience. Spend some quality time while being pampered; the hotel has private spa suites, further enhancing the feeling of exclusiveness and well-being. The Royal Spa was awarded Best Alpine Spa by Senses magazine earlier this year.
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