All of these spas were designed to evoke deep relaxation.
August is National Wellness Month and National Relaxation Day is on August 15th, and, oh boy, do most of us need a little R&R. Now, with the world cautiously opening back up to travelers, you might be considering a spa getaway. But where should you go? From the Caribbean and Mexico to Europe, here’s a look at five amazing spas globally, celebrated for incredible design, thoughtful treatments, and iconic locations.
Conrad Punta de Mita in Riviera Nayarit, Mexico
The new resort features treatment rooms that are open-air igloos.
Conrad Punta de Mita
Having just opened in September 2020, the new Conrad Punta de Mita is a new sanctuary for wellness in Riviera Nayarit. The adults-only Conrad Spa infuses a modern take on Huichol symbolism and ancient rituals inspired by ancient local shamanic practices. The spa’s design allows for interaction with the natural world through natural elements – where each treatment room is an open-air igloo made with twisted wood that lets natural light pour in. There’s also a traditional Temazcal that allows guests to “rebirth” process.
Eden Roc Cap Cana in the Dominican Republic
The Endless Wellbeing program will tailor treatments to your needs.
Eden Roc Cap Cana
An exclusive oceanfront tropical haven, this Relais & Châteaux gem offers wellness-inspired travelers a range of world-class spa treatments. With 12 indoor and outdoor treatment rooms, the Eden Roc Cap Cana spa comes together with a beautifully designed outdoor aqua garden, rainfall showers, a Swedish sauna, a beautiful hammam. One of the unique offerings is the family (parent-child) treatments. Plus, new for 2021, guests can now take advantage of the property’s Endless Wellbeing program, guided by the property’s Wellness Concierge, who will customize the program for guests’ specific wellness, fitness, dietary, and mental health goals and needs.
Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort in St. Lucia
All individual treatment rooms are their treehouse.
Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort
An exceptionally unique, immersive wellness experience, the Rainforest Spa at Sugar Beach is nestled in the heart of the rainforest on the edge of the striking UNESCO Pitons. All individual treatment rooms are their treehouse, built on stilts and perched high above the ground. A spring also runs through the spa, where warm mineral-enriched water from the island’s sleeping volcano meets the rainforest. Some lucky Sugar Beach, a Viceroy Resort guests can choose the only couples treatment room home to a heart-shaped pool connected to the springs, ready for guests to soak in warm mineral-infused water. Fun fact: the spa is also home to a Temazcal – a traditional stone igloo steam room.
The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort in The Bahamas
The Balinese-style Spa Villas feature an outdoor bath and a wall-less bedroom.
The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort
The Balinese-style Spa Villas at The Ocean Club, A Four Seasons Resort, are unlike any other relaxing environment when it comes to design. They feature an outdoor bath and a wall-less bedroom that transitions into the indoor private treatment rooms. As far as stand-out treatments, the Bahamas Rhythm Massage is the go-to. During the experience, percussive instruments are used to loosen muscles.
Adare Manor in County Limerick, Ireland
Modern treatments in a historic setting.
The castle resort recently announced its partnership with 111SKIN to create an exclusive spa experience that marries the innovative skincare science and the historical setting of the 17th century Manor House. Guests can experience customized facial and body treatments by the globally celebrated skincare brand, including an exclusive signature treatment only available at Adare Manor: The Rose Gold Renaissance. During the 90 minutes, Rose Quartz Crystals and gold sheets are used for the most luxurious facial.