Are you tired of working long hours and are thinking of talking a holiday. Before you book an adventure safari or a holiday with extensive sightseeing, how about taking a holiday alone or with your spouse to a destination spa. When you are mentally and physically exhausted, the last thing that you need to do is rush about from one sight to another, looking at all the touristy spots. It is not going to rejuvenate you one bit and all you are going to feel, at the end of the trip is more tired and overwhelmed.
A destination spa is a place where you can stay for a few days in a calm and serene atmosphere with healthy food and indulge in relaxing spa treatments. There are many destination spas around the world, but only a few are considered to be the best. Destination spas also offer a holistic fitness program along with a focus on healthy eating habits. For a complete mind and body experience, book yourself at one of the destination spas.
Best Destination Spas in the World
Chiva-Som International Health Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand
One of the best destination spa in the world Chiva-Som International Health Resort in Hua Hin, Thailand has been voted the second and fourth place in Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Travel Awards in the "Best Destination Spa" category in 2009 and 2010 respectively. This resort is located on the sea side village of Hua Hin which is very close to the Hua Hin beach. The wellness programs are some of the best and they are customized for each guest's needs.
The wellness and rejuvenating programs focus on relaxation, weight management, fitness and anti aging. Ayurvedic treatments are also provided that use natural and indigenous herbs and oils found in this region. If you are looking to disconnect from the world and relax then there is nothing better than doing so in the picturesque and tranquil surroundings of Chiva-Som International Health Resort.
Canyon Ranch Lenox, Massachusetts, USA
The best thing about Canyon Ranch is its location. Just a short drive away from New York City, this beautiful health resort and spa is nestled in Lenox, Massachusetts. The staff is very hospitable and warm and you can indulge in tailor-made health packages that will relax your mind, body and spirit. You can connect with nature in the serene and tranquil outdoors of the spa. You also have a choice of outdoor sports that you can participate in, from trekking to cross-country skiing. If all you want to do is just sit back and relax, then there are several spa treatments that includes detoxifying herbal wraps and Moor Mud Wrap.
Cal-a-Vie Health Spa, California, USA
If you are looking to soothe your tired and overworked body and at the same time calm your mind, then you should definitely pay a visit to Cal-a-Vie Health Spa in California. This destination spa was placed in the seventh place by Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Travel Awards in both 2009 and 2010. Nestled among hills and a beautiful valley, this spa has a Mediterranean inspired architecture with 32 guest villas. You can choose to relax your mind and body with their luxurious spa treatments or opt for fitness courses that include zumba dancing, pilates and weight training. Cal-a-Vie provides some of the best spa cuisines with a focus on fresh produces and herbs and healthy cooking techniques.
Ananda in the Himalayas, India
When you want to reconnect with your inner self, then you need a place that allows you to discover yourself. Ananda in the Himalayas is a destination spa that allows you do just that. This beautiful and luxurious spa is part of the palace of the Maharaja of Tehri-Garhwal and is located high up in the hills in Rishikesh. It has been voted the third and second spots in Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Travel Awards in the "Best Destination Spa" category in 2009 and 2010 respectively.
The spa has a mind-boggling 79 beauty and body treatments for you to choose from. All the therapies are personalized and designed to meet the specific needs of an individual. Here you will find detoxifying, relaxing and de-stressing therapies that combine ayurvedic principles with western spa treatments. To reconnect with yourself and to find balance in your life, there are yoga classes too.
Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux, France
What could be more relaxing than a week spend amidst the lovely vineyards of Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte which lies just outside Bordeaux. The Les Sources de Caudalie Hotel Spa in Bordeaux, France is a luxurious destination spa that helps you to unwind and relax. The spa of the Les Sources de Caudalie is a beautiful and impressive wood and stone structure that just spells relaxation and tranquility. The special spa treatment includes a bath with grape marc, a crushed Cabernet body scrub, and a Merlot grape body wrap.
Some other destination spas that are considered to be the finest are given below.
- ZARA Spa, Mövenpick Resort & Dead Sea Spa, Jordan
- Mii Amo, a Destination Spa at Enchantment, Sedona, USA
- Blue Lagoon, Reykjavik, Iceland
- Danubius Health Spa Resort Margitsziget, Budapest
- COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali
- Clinique La Prairie, Montreux, Switzerland
- Mayr & More, Austria
- Spa Village, Pangkor Laut Resort, Malaysia
- Monart, County Wexford, Ireland
- Terme di Saturnia Spa & Golf Resort, Tuscany, Italy
Visiting a destination spa is one of the best way to regain your lost vitality and to reconnect with yourself. If you are feeling overwhelmed by work and just need to get away from your daily routine, then book yourself at a destination spa and come back relaxed and rejuvenated.