6 Off-The-Grid Spas to Know About
By Liz Ritter, Executive Editor |
For anyone who’s ever signed up for a spa treatment, only to find that the person next to them is taking full advantage of using their phone, these six secluded spots will help you find some serious solace.
Putting the “north” in North Atlantic, Fogo Island Inn in Newfoundland isn’t the place for travelers looking for glitzy nightlife and a restless scene. Instead, arts and culture, the environment and local culinary heritage reign supreme in this quiet spot where quilt making after dinner draws a crowd. The Finnish-designed extensive rooftop spa that sprawls over the building boasts unbelievable views and a level of unmatched silence. The spa can arrange pretty much anything, but it’s hard to compete with a simple soak in the sauna as the sun goes down.
Accessible only by motor yachts and beautiful beyond belief, Little Palm Island in the Florida Keys' idyllic spot boasts a state-of-the-art spa with exotic treatments, but the best place for a massage is in one of the private bungalows that makes you feel like you are the only person for miles (or more).
Breathe, bask in the beauty and ask yourself “Am I really here?” is the reel that will be playing over and over again in your head at Le Taha’a Island Resort & Spa in Tahiti. Get used to it on the 35-minute boat ride over to the exotic lagoon: it really is that unbelievable.
There are still several untouched pockets of land in the U.S. that offer total seclusion, and no property does it quite like Amangiri. Located on 600 acres in Canyon Point in Southern Utah, the all-suites resort blends seamlessly into its sweeping surroundings of desert, deep canyons and rolling plateaus. The Aman Spa, a natural stone and concrete modern space featuring a highly curated menu of treatments, an impressive mix of pools and hydrotherapy offerings, a fitness center and a yoga pavilion, is large, but somehow manages to make you feel like you are the only guest on site.
With a private island setting that you actually have to take a boat to get to, Parrot Cay by COMO in Providenciales, Turks and Caicos is the ultimate low-key luxury spot for all things healthy. It has an award-winning holistic spa, breathtaking beach villas, a mile-long beach and a show-stopping selection of food offerings that make it almost impossible not to eat really clean (even if that’s not typically your normal routine).