While luxury spas are aplenty, wellness spas have a different take — alongside a steady menu of massages and facial treatments, spagoers can consult with physicians, lose weight, quit smoking, sample “detoxifying” body treatments, and enjoy specialized meal plans — often set in some of the most pristine places in the world. Here are a few top spas that aim to heal body and mind.
Health and fitness enthusiasts will be pleased to hear that the Norwegian Breakaway, the new addition to the Norwegian Cruise Line fleet, is fitted with a two-deck spa as well as a complete fitness space.
The spa at the Banyan Tree Hotel features as the most popular hotel spa on the web in China, followed by the spa at the Shangri-la and the Intercontinental spa, according to a survey carried out between January and March this year.
Encircled by clear blue waters of one of the largest lagoons of the Maldives, the Taj Exotica Resort & Spa is an eclusive and private retreat.
The resort seamlessly extends the magic of the island’s blessed natural beauty in its design even as it offers the finest in contemporary luxuries and services.
Each of the resort’s luxuriously designed 64 villas boast crisp linens, warm wooden patios, and private infinity pools.
Aulani, which opened this week in Ko Olina close to the Marriott Ko Olina, is the entertainment behemoth’s first hotel outside of its famous theme parks and is designed as an alternative family vacation experience.
On the coast of Oahu island, the resort and spa stretches across 21 acres and will eventually contain some 840 rooms split across a hotel and villas.