In recent years, our average life expectancy has increased drastically. With modern medicine and advances in our knowledge of the human body, this expectancy is only expected to rise. However, some people forget that living longer doesn’t always mean we are healthy. With people living longer, it means we are also working longer and wearing ourselves out far more. Sometimes, we need time to unwind and destress from the harsh realities that the modern age throws at us. One of the best ways to destress is to treat yourself to a spa getaway. Whether you go to the spa regularly or you’re planning your first trip, there are some incredible spa resorts out there that cater to everyone. We have collected together some of the most incredible spa resorts around the world; some are world-famous, while others are hidden gems. Take a look, and you might just find your dream spa getaway.
Located in St. Moritz, Switzerland, you could escape to the five-star wellness center, Badrutt’s Palace. What we love about the center is that it has ten treatment rooms, all uniquely named after alpine flowers. The whole place is made up of saunas, ice rooms, aromatherapy rooms, and rain showers. You name it, they’ve got it!
Are you planning a spa trip with your significant other? Look no further. Lake Como in Italy is one of the most romantic destinations on earth. Located just an hour from Milan, the beautifully tranquil Villa d’Este stands right next to the shores of the iconic lake. It was originally built as a summer home of Tolomeo Gallio, an Italian cardinal in 1568. Since this time, it has also been occupied by an empress, an English queen, and various other important figures. However, in 1873 it was transformed into a beautiful spa hotel. It is open from March to November, so you better get booking quickly to be in with a chance to go.
Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai
If you are a regular spa-goer, you will be aware of the Thai massage, and where better to go for the perfect one than Thailand itself? Dhara Dhevi Chiang Mai is a luxury hotel that offers an authentic Thai experience. The villas are surrounded by rice fields, and the spa offers a varied menu of different services. They offer everything from the classical massage to help on a spiritual journey. One of their most popular treatments is Ayurvedic treatments. They date back over 5,000 years, with the main aim to achieve a balance of mind and body. This is the place to be if you want a calm, exotic setting.
Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto
Picture this: perfectly white sandy beaches, sunsets, and a rich heritage. When you have got the perfect image in your head, you’ll be imagining Villa del Palmar at the Islands of Loreto in Mexico. The villa overlooks Danzante Bay and the Sea of Cortez, which is the prime location for relaxation. Here, you can enjoy five luxury swimming pools, saunas, spa tubs and a cold-water plunge pool (it’s better than it sounds, we promise!) This spa resort offers everything you could ever imagine from a spa getaway.
Despite humans surviving longer, we haven’t quite grasped the idea of actually living longer. We need to treat our bodies with respect, along with making sure our minds are healthy, too. Treating ourselves to a spa break every now and again is important for our mental and physical health and wellbeing. So, if you like the look of these spa breaks on the list, get to booking!