Top 10 Spa Vacation Destinations in the World

By: Angela Ayles

A trip to the spa is one of the most rejuvenating experiences. Treating yourself to a massage or facial helps to restore your body and soul. Spas range from the affordable to the luxurious offering a wide range of services. Some spas are only open for the day, while others provide sleep accommodations. With so many options it is hard to decide, so here are the top 10 spa destinations in the world.


1. Ananda Spa, Ananda in the Himalayas, India

The immaculate grounds of this spa overlook the Ganges River, making it an idyllic location. The Ananda spa specializes in Ayurved, Vedanta, and yoga programs. The soft-spoken staff caters to your every need. They offer a wide range of traditional spa services from a full body massage to body wraps. The rooms are luxurious and well appointed.

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2. Six Senses Spa, Evason Ma’In Hot Springs, Jordon

Nestled beneath a hot springs waterfall, the Six Senses Spa is an oasis in the Jordanian desert. The spa is close to the Dead Sea and sits 264 meters below sea level. Here the staff uses the healing properties of the mineral rich hot springs water in their treatments. The treatments range from massage to facials. The Six Senses Spa offers a peaceful spa trip in a unique setting.

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3. ESPA Riga, Latvia

The elements of fire and water are the cornerstones of this spa. The spa has many beautiful features like a black crystal mosaic. The spa uses techniques developed in Bali, Europe, China, and India. The offer a wide range of body treatments, massages, facials, and even treatments for men.

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4. Verdura Spa, Verdura Golf & Spa Resort, Sicily 

After some time on the golf course, be sure to visit the Verdura spa. This spa incorporates ingredients that are found in Sicily, including olive oil, seawater, mud, and seaweed. They offer four thalassotherapy pools to encourage improved circulation and the look of the skin. In addition to the typical roster of spa treatments, Verdura Spa offers a wide range of anti-aging and detoxifying treatments.

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5. The Spa by ESPA, One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

Located in the Indian Ocean, this spa offers stunning views and a relaxing atmosphere. The spa offers sunbathers a service that readies the skin for a day in the sun, including exfoliation, periodic sunscreen applications, and an after sun treatment. They offer a wide range of spa services with a Southeast Asian influence.

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6. The Blue Spa, Carlisle Bay, Antigua

After a few days in the sun, you will love a day at the Blue Spa. This is a full service spa offering a wide selection of massage, body wraps, and facials. For the younger crowd, they offer special messages and facials for teenagers. The spa offers yoga and Pilates classes in their garden pavilion.

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7. CHI, The Spa, Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney, Australia

The CHI spa uses the Eastern philosophy of the Chi. Your life force or chi must be in balance for a healthy mind and body. Many of their services are geared with this philosophy in mind. They offer a unique lymphatic system treatment to detoxify the body. In addition, they offer a wide range of facials and massages you would expect to find at any spa.

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8. Herb House Spa, Lime Wood, Hampshire, United Kingdom

This spa located in the idyllic New Forest offers treatments that utilize ingredients grown in their own rooftop garden herb garden and found in the woods surrounding the spa. The treatment rooms offer an uncluttered simple design to help you relax. They offer a wide range of treatments from body scrubs to facials.

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9. Clinique La Prairie, Montreux, Switzerland

This spa offers Lake Leman and the Swiss Alps as a breathtaking backdrop. This spa offers a wide range of unique services from dentistry to treatment of sleep depravation. This spa aims to address behaviors that may affect the body such as unhealthy dieting in its 13 day program. Additionally, they offer a wide range of beauty treatments including a French manicure.

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10. Vinothérapie Spa, Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux 

This spa can be found in the vineyards of Château Smith Haut Lafitte. The treatments here incorporate the use of grapes and wine. There is something exciting about being messaged with fresh grapes or placed in a body wrap with honey and wine. This spa offers a unique experience, you will not soon forget.

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