In a world fascinated with all-things luxury, the following spas provide you with the ultimate relaxation package. From the finest ingredients and therapists to breathtaking surroundings, you’ll find find yourself in spa heaven. “With so many spas to choose from, finding extraordinary ones that have exceptional facilities, outstanding menus and reliably skilled therapists takes some curation,” says SpaFinder president Susie Ellis. “These spas exceed on all levels.”
La Mamounia Spa, Morocco
Experience tranquility and unparalleled treatments, such as one of two Moroccan facials or the signature Massage La Mamounia, at the spa at La Mamounia in Marrakech, Morocco. The products used for the treatments are internationally renowned brands, as well as one-of-a-kind products you can only indulge in while at the hotel. The spa even includes a hair and beauty salon to provide you with a head-to-toe makeover.
Hotel Splendido & Splendido Mare
Located on the hillside of the Italian Riviera in Portofino, Italy, the spa at Hotel Splendido & Splendido Mare allows you to escape into an exotic paradise. Treat yourself to the two-hour Splendido’s Dream, which offers a full-body exfoliation and deep-tissue massage. Then, take in the sights of the Portofino Bay and the Regional Park of Portofino, a serene environment you won’t find anywhere else.
Spa My Blend by Clarins at Le Royal Monceau, Raffles, Paris
Spa like a celebrity at the Spa My Blend by Clarins at Le Royal Monceau, Raffles, Paris. With 12 Body Coaches, a Pool Coach and a Spa Concierge, your experience will be all-around fabulous. Enjoy one of the eight Facial Treatments, which target everything from breakouts and sun damage to dehydration. “By having a personal diagnosis we make sure the treatment is custom-made for each guest. All of our facials are designed to deliver results even after you leave the spa,” says the spa’s activities director, Ghislain Waeyaert.
Treat yourself to a massage or body treatment at Spa Saffire in Tasmania, Australia. Get one of the spa’s signature Jewel Collection deluxe facials or luxuriate in the famous body-shaping DL Dioriti Volcanic Magma treatment. The spa’s therapists are trained with the most up-to-date international facial techniques by celebrity facialist Marionne De Candia.
Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie
The Hollywood treatment is exactly what you’ll be getting at the Hotel Bel-Air Spa by La Prairie in Los Angeles. Make sure to check out the 90-minute White Caviar Illuminating Facial, which includes the Cellular 3-Minute Peel, Caviar Intensive Eye Treatment and the White Caviar trifecta. According to vice president of brand and public relations for La Prairie, Jaime Maser, this facial “is the ultimate experience for those concerned with hyperpigmentation and age spots. It kick-starts your anti-aging routine.”
The Setai, Miami Beach
There’s no better place to destress from reality than in Miami Beach, a paradise unlike any other. So, what better way than to have a spa day at Spa at The Setai? Enjoy the Setai Jade Massage, in which two therapists work in synchronized movements to rid your body of muscle tension. The massage is followed by a Traditions D’ Orient Organic Facial and an Asian-style foot massage, and ends with a Himalayan Body Polish and Oriental Bathing Ceremony.
Spa manager at The Setai, Miami Beach, Laura Santiago, says, “The treatment is an indulgence that focuses on all the points to make it a complete beauty ritual. The different treatments included within it make for an experience intended to indulge all of the senses.”
QUA Baths & Spa at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel & Casino
A three-hour body-face massage and treatment performed by Diece Mani, or “ten hands,” should be enough convincing for you to pamper yourself at QUA Baths & Spa at Caesars Atlantic City Hotel and Casino. The treatment includes exfoliation, a Swedish and hot stone massage, a Roman bath, Shirodhara (the pouring of a thin, steady stream of warm oil onto the center of the forehead), reflexology and full-body chakra balancing. “This spectacular treatment is inspired by ancient worship ceremonies in honor of Venus, the Roman goddess of beauty, love and rapture,” says director of marketing Jennifer Galle. “The entire experience is indulgent and extraordinary.”
The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel Firenze
Delight in the Chianti Wine Massage and Iris Sensations, a hydration and exfoliation treatment using extract from the iris Florentina, only at The Spa at Four Seasons Hotel in Florence, Italy. You’ll be surrounded by the ancient trees of Giardino della Gherardesca as you relax in one of the ten spa treatment rooms—or in the outdoor pool.
COMO Parrot Cay
Enjoy a three-day—or longer—getaway at Parroy Cay’s holistic spa in Turks & Caicos. The experience comes complete with yoga and Pilates classes, as well as programs you design to meet your wants and needs (think stress-management, post-baby and cleansing). You’ll get unmatched privacy at this spa, which you can only get to by boat since it sits on a private island. From the Asian-inspured therapies to the yoga and Pilates classes, the retreat is meant to rejuvenate and relax you at every turn. Make sure you also explore the lush wetlands and dip your toes in its envious dust-white sand.
The Auberge Spa at Esperanza Resort, Cabo San Lucas
Rejuvenate your body with fresh indigenous ingredients, such as fresh fruits and desert herbs, at the The Auberge Spa at Esperanza in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Whether you choose the Esperanza Tropical Essence Massage or the Salt of the Sea Body Polish—or both!—you’ll be soaking in the sunshine from the the surrounding coastal desert.
Chiva-Som, Hua Hin, Thailand
Get a relaxing massage or a calming hydrotherapy treatment after you’ve begun your journey in one of Chiva-Som‘s Water Therapy Suites, where you’ll sip on lemongrass tea while in a steam room or Jacuzzi. The spa, which is located on the Gulf of Thailand and uses natural indigenous ingredients, offers crystal therapies to relax the mind and body, as well as signature treaments, like the detoxing Chiva-Som Haven Body Cleansing Cocoon.
The Dorchester Spa
With a name like Luxury Spa Party, your experience will be anything but boring at The Dorchester Spa in London. You and five friends can enjoy the all-day event, which starts with an aromatherapy massage and facial. Next comes the caviar manicure and pedicure, expert makeup application, hairstyling and Champagne lunch. This is pampering you won’t find anywhere else, inclusive with a three-course meal with sommelier’s choice of wine at the three Michelin-starred Alain Ducasse.
Spa director Sally Pedder says, “The Dorchester Spa is about pure indulgence, cosseting guests in a stunning environment of art deco design with a contemporary twist. We provide top quality treatment brands and highly trained therapists, ensuring something for everyone.”