Although travel broadens the mind, what about the body and spirit? A growing number of spa hotels now provide customers with personalized wellness experiences. We've produced a list of the greatest spa hotels from around the world, whether it's steaming away your worries in a Swiss sauna or floating in a heated infinity pool with a view.
The Peninsula in Bangkok, Thailand
This large spa hotel, perched on the west bank of the Chao Phraya river, satisfies all of the senses. The luxurious guest rooms are a visual pleasure, and the spa's aromatherapy treatments and vibrating sound techniques will leave you feeling thoroughly revitalized. If you've got your fill of seclusion in one of the Peninsula's 12 poolside salas – or pavilions – there are monthly self-care events led by a variety of health professionals.
Lotus Therme Hotel & Spa in Hévíz, Hungary
Lotus Therme Hotel & Spa in Hévíz
The Lotus Therme Hotel & Spa is located just a 20-minute walk from Lake Hévz, the world's largest swimmable thermal lake, and is surrounded by 17 hectares of forest. The old lake at the hotel's doorstep serves as a source of wellness inspiration. Indulge in a variety of mud-based beauty treatments, discover the therapeutic power of Ayurveda treatments, or simply relax in the hotel's thermal hot tub and let your worries drift away.
Jumeirah Al Qasr – Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE
Jumeirah Al Qasr – Madinat Jumeirah in DubaiThe expression "oasis in the desert" is frequently used in the Middle East, yet few words can adequately convey the Jumeirah Al Qasr's aquatic grandeur. Every bedroom in this opulent, classically decorated hotel overlooks the Persian Gulf, and it was designed to look like a Sheikh's summer house. The hotel grounds have an extensive network of canals that are great for meandering through, inspired by traditional Islamic gardens. The Talise Spa carries on the water motif with overwater treatment rooms that offer a bespoke menu of therapies for the mind, body, and spirit.
Prezident Luxury Spa & Wellness Hotel in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Prezident Luxury Spa & Wellness Hotel in Karlovy VaryKarlovy Vary's thermal springs have long drawn visitors to this riverside spa town. The Prezident Luxury Spa & Wellness Hotel, which overlooks the Teplá river that runs through the heart of the city, is recognized for its opulent wellness experiences. Saunas, steam rooms, floating immersion chambers, vitamin-rich facials, and an indoor pool with Dead Sea water are among the hotel's amenities. The hotel is conveniently located near the Karlovy Vary Airport and is easily accessible by taxi.
The Alpina Gstaad in Gstaad, Switzerland
The Alpina Gstaad in Gstaad
The Alpina Gstaad is a unique luxury hotel that mixes Swiss chalet-style living with the impression of a modern art gallery, nestled among the soaring, snow-capped peaks of the Swiss Alps. The Six Senses Spa is what lures bliss-seeking travellers here, but every inch of this magnificent stay is a feast for the eyes. A 25-metre indoor pool, surrounded by jacuzzis and secluded relaxation corners, is housed in a grotto-like space. There's also an outdoor pool with views of the mountains, as well as a range of health services like massages, spiritual healing sessions, and beauty treatments. The lakeside town of Thun is only an hour distant by vehicle, but if you really want to go all out, the hotel can arrange helicopter or limousine transport on request.
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