If you’re looking for a luxury hotel where you can indulge in ultimate rest and relaxation, then look no further. Offering everything from innovative therapies to traditional treatments, Splendia brings you the top 10 spa hotels from around the globe. From traditional riads in Marrakesh, to private villas in Bali, every destination on this list has something uniquely relaxing to offer.
La Sultana Marrakech – Marrakesh, Morocco
In the Medina of the old imperial city of Marrakesh, this traditional riad allows you to indulge in relaxation in the enticing Sultana Spa. Purify your mind, body and spirit by experiencing a traditional hammam, rooted in thousands of years of Moroccan culture. Once you have reached total tranquility, climb to the roof terrace to sit back and take in the panoramic views of the ancient city on one side, and the snow-capped Atlas mountains on the other.
Le Mas de Pierre – Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France
Allow yourself to be pampered in Le Mas de Pierre’s enticing spa, nestled at the foot of the fortress of one of the oldest Medieval towns on the Côte d’Azur. The outdoor hot tub is the ideal place to unwind before enjoying a drink in the delightful piano bar. A stroll through the Mediterranean gardens can be equally relaxing, with aisles lined with hundred-year-old olive trees, and a fragrant orchid conservatory where hundreds of flowers are lovingly cared for.
Six Senses Yao Noi – Ko Yao, Thailand
Few places are more beautifully peaceful than the Six Senses Spa in Yao Noi, Thailand. The spa is styled after a traditional Asian long-house, and surrounded completely by breathtaking scenery of lush tropical forests and glistening waters – total tranquility before you even experience the treatments! If you don’t want to completely surrender to serenity, take advantage of one of the many activities the hotel has to offer, including scuba diving, and kayaking trips to James Bond island.
Le Burgundy – Paris, France
From a secluded island in Thailand, to the heart of Paris. When you visit this Zen-like hotel spa you will never believe that you are so close to the emblematic Champs-Élysées, in the midst of Paris’ most iconic landmarks. There is nothing quite as relieving as an indulgent massage or a relaxing swim in the pool after a long day of sightseeing. And don’t miss out on the culinary excellence of the hotel’s Michelin-starred restaurant, which gives an innovative spin on Parisian delicacies.
The Vine – A Divine Hotel – Funchal, Portugal
Experience a spa treatment like no other at The Vine. The hotel is the result of a sophisticated collaboration between world-famous Catalan architect Ricardo Bofill and designer Nini Andrade Silva, who drew her inspiration from the centuries of wine production on the island of Madeira where the hotel is situated. The Vine Spa continues this concept, employing vinotherapy, a process using the residue of winemaking to improve circulation, provide anti-oxidants, exfoliate and rejuvenate.
Alila Villas Soori – Tabanan, Indonesia
Set amongst green rice fields and exquisite black-sand beaches overlooking the Indian Ocean, Alila Spa embodies the essence of Bali. Putting a subtle modern spin on Asian healing techniques, trained local therapists perform the beauty treatments using fresh, natural ingredients. Plunge into the hotel pool, enjoying spellbinding views of the ocean, be it day or night.
Fusion Maia – Da Nang, Vietnam
Like the rest of the hotel, Fusion Maia’s spa is set in tropical gardens, surrounded by astonishing waterfalls and the sublime golden beach. The largest spa in Vietnam features 16 treatment rooms, all of international 5-star standard, with diverse therapies ranging from foot reflexology to wraps and massages. Maia Spa’s seven-day programme is based on the Natural Living Practices guideline on how to achieve a balanced lifestyle, and its regime of nutrition, relaxation and activity will leave you feeling completely rejuvenated, on the inside and out.
Sezz Saint-Tropez – St Tropez, France
Just a short walk from the sun-kissed sands of the French coast, surrounded by lush palm trees, this 5-star hotel embodies all the luxury one expects when staying in St Tropez. In the hotel spa, experience first-hand the legacy of beauty philosopher Dr Nadia Payot, whose innovative techniques changed the face of beauty therapy forever. Then why not sit back with a chilled glass of champagne in the sophisticated Dom Pérignon bar, or sample a contemporary twist on Mediterranean cuisine at Restaurant Colette?
Terme Manzi Hotel & Spa – Casamicciola, Italy
This beautiful hotel is an oasis of wellness and relaxation on the volcanic island of Ischia. The Terme Manzi Spa bases its treatments and programmes on the healing powers of the Gurgitiello Springs – the most famous thermal hot springs on the island – around which the hotel is built. Guests can swim in the rooftop pool facing the majestic Mount Epomeo, or step into history in the hotel’s indoor pool, where the surrounding walls are decorated with figures of women in ancient Ischian-style clothing. Nothing other than the hotel’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant, Il Mosaico, could make a stay in this hotel any more satisfying.
Barceló La Bobadilla – Loja, Spain
Indulge in a variety of treatments at the U-Spa at La Bobadilla. Heated swimming pool, hydro-massage, Finnish sauna, aromatherapy showers… The unique water and fitness circuit is designed for maximum pleasure, allowing you to fully appreciate the relaxing power of water. But if it’s action you want then look no further – a variety of activities, including tennis courts, horse riding and trekking are on offer at La Bobadilla. There is also a childrens’ club, meaning the whole family can enjoy their stay in this beautiful former palace.
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