Offering pioneering therapies and holistic rejuvenation, spas are trending favourites of discerning travellers
Today, no travel itinerary is complete without a luxury spa indulgence. A few hours well spent at a destination spa not only leaves you feeling rejuvenated, replenished and relieved from stress, fatigue and tension, but also introduces you to a whole host of other cultures reflected through traditional therapy, use of local ingredients and unique settings for relaxation. Whether you have just landed in a new destination or on your way back, spa treatments are worth adding to the bucket list of a quintessential ‘spa-holic’.
SPA BOTANICO AT DORADO BEACH, A RITZ-CARLTON RESERVE, PUERTO RICO
Achieve a blissful state of relaxation at Spa Botanico, the restorative spa in Puerto Rico, set within a fragrant pineapple garden and lush natural landscaping. Inspired by nature to impart a holistic sense of well-being, this sanctuary pairs local ingredients with indigenous soothing traditions performed in the most unique of spa settings for a full sensory experience. This integration with the natural world is reflected in these fresh new offerings, which take place entirely outdoors, within a lush, private garden setting. Treehouse treatment rooms, outdoor showers and plunge pools all serve to heighten the all-natural feel of this spa.
THE ISHTAR SPA BY RESENSE AT KEMPINSKI HOTEL ISHTAR DEAD SEA, JORDAN
The Dead Sea is already a famous healing destination and The Ishtar Spa makes the most of its location, offering luxe treatments and personalised services. Known for being one of the largest spas in the region, the hotel offers 20 beautifully designed treatment rooms with private shower facilities, six outdoor individual treatment and relaxation areas, hydro-facilities complete with a steam room, sauna, and whirlpool, Tepidarium heated lounges, the Dead Sea pool and the largest hydro-pool in the Dead Sea.
THE ORIENTAL SPA MANDARIN ORIENTAL BANGKOK
The quest for good health and beauty through meditation, massage and use of natural herbal remedies is an ancient tradition in Thailand. Experience this tradition, handed down through countless generations, in the restored, century-old teakwood house of The Oriental Spa: an oasis of peace and tranquillity. The Spa blends the ancient culture and rituals of the Orient and treatments are performed on the traditional-style floor mattress in their various treatment rooms.