Luxury travel comes in many forms, but nothing is quite as luxurious as travel that focuses on relaxation, rejuvenation, and creating a new you. If you’re looking for some travel inspiration and need to find that perfect luxury spa getaway, you’ve come to the right place. You can check wellness travel off your bucket list, with our guide to the ultimate spa getaways. These are some of the finest spas I have personally visited and I highly recommend each of them.
1. Chiva-Som – Thailand
Chiva-Som sits on the Gulf of Thailand, and is surrounded by tropical greenery. From the moment you set foot in the resort, you’ll be transported to a place of healing and serenity. Chiva-Som takes a holistic view of your health, allowing you to choose which areas of wellness you’d like to focus on. You can choose between 11 different goals for your health to focus on, ranging from topics such as beauty, detox, and relaxation to pain management, mental health, and weight loss.
The spa itself is exhaustive in it’s options. With 23 different types of spa treatments, the most difficult part of your getaway will be deciding which ones you’ll have time for. Here you’ll rejuvenate your hair, give your skin a more youthful look, revitalize your metabolism, or feel renewed after a deep massage. The possibilities for wellness are endless at Chiva-Som.
2. SHA Wellness, Spain
Alicante, Spain, is known for its gorgeous views of the Mediterannean. SHA Wellness is a hidden gem in Alicante, meant only for those who seek to transform their lives, and their health. This ultimate getaway focuses on the predication that true health comes from a combination of lifestyle, nutrition, and genetics. Therefore, SHA focuses on 6 areas of health: wellness lifestyle habits, weight control and detox, stress relief and corporate health, fitness, recovery, and rejuvenation.
Each of these areas have their own corresponding facilities, so if you’re here for fitness travel you’ll enjoy the weight room and pilates studio. If you came to SHA for relaxation, you’ll find only the best of beauty treatments, hydrotherapy circuits, and an Infinity Pool.
3. Kamalaya Spa, Thailand
Thailand is the ultimate luxury travel destination. Between it’s lush landscape and breathtaking views, its people and culture really know how to use their knowledge to heal your body, mind, and soul. Much like Chiva-Som, Kamalaya takes a holistic view of health.
Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary combines eastern and western healing therapies that help clients detox, from the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects. Their line of yoga, pilates, and meditation sessions/programs are well known to detoxify the body, heart, mind and spirit from various traumas, lifestyle choices and living a stressful existence. Kamalaya’s design is built around a Buddhist monks’ cave – a sanctuary for meditation and spiritual retreat. The wellness sanctuary keeps the tranquil energy alive by surrounding the original retreat place with various rooms, suites and private villas, around the sloping hillside to the beach.
At this ultimate spa getaway you’ll find yourself experiencing sleep enhancement, emotional balance, detoxes, and even personal yoga synergy. If you’d like to dive into Asian culture, partake in traditional Asian healing treatments such as Chinese medicine, Ayurveda, and meditation. Or treat yourself to traditional spa treatments with a detoxifying oriental body scrub, aloe vera wrap, or even a facial.
The options for wellness and spa treatments are limitless at Kamalaya, and are guaranteed to be life-changing.