Trendy Spas Around the World

When is the last time you treated yourself to some major downtime? Can’t remember? Well we’re here to remind you that you might need some time to yourself, get some pampering and relaxation going before you make your way into the New Year and I bet we can tempt you with some of these lovely gems we’ve found. It doesn’t matter where you are in the world, we’ve got a place for you, some of them might even tempt you to take that well deserved holiday you’ve been putting off for a while – check out our top ten trendiest must go to spas from around the world.


1. Four Seasons at Park Lane, London

From the 10th floor spa at London’s Four Seasons at Park Lane you can see most every recognisable landmark in the city. The floor to ceiling windows give ample opportunity for you to watch the city of London buzz by while being pampered beyond compare. Besides the spa and fitness facilities on the 10th floor, there’s also a lounge that can be used for guests that have an early arrival or late departure. The view is of course the selling point for this spa and if you want to relax without missing a beat then check out the Four Seasons who even provide binoculars for your viewing pleasure.


2. Guerlain Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna

The first Guerlain Spa in Austria is found in Vienna’s Ritz-Carlton. After all, four palaces were combined to create the hotel, and the royal treatment is no doubt in order. Yes, this spa has countless yummy-smelling lotions and potions, the facilities are first-class, and the atmosphere is beyond tranquil. But what stands out the most and is likely to entice you is the music playing underwater in the pool. An element of total uniqueness and a another level of achieving total tranquility. Who wouldn’t want to swim laps while listening to soothing music – totally relaxing right?

Guerlain Spa at The Ritz-Carlton, Vienna

3. Three Springs Spa at Omni Barton Creek Resort, Austin, Texas

Tucked away in the prestigious Westlake area of Austin is the Omni Barton Creek Resort and Spa. Not only the #1 golf resort in Texas, Barton Creek also has great spa facilities. The offer an array of treatments but their most sought after treatment is their signature fifteen minute Facelift Facial which uses the NuFace microcurrent treatment. Know someone who would love a facelift without having to worry about surgery, then this is the place to go!

Barton Creek Resort and Spa

4. Ananda Spa, Ananda in the Himalayas

Ananda, the birthplace of yoga and The Beatles’ interest in transcendental meditation is set in the far north of India, a short drive from Rishikesh. Why Ananda? Well their programme of yoga, Ayurveda and Vedanta are as emotionally uplifting as they are physically effective, it would be impossible to leave the spa not feeling top of the world.

ananda spa

5. Six Senses Spa, Evason Ma’In Hot Springs, Madaba, Jordan

Built beneath a natural hot-spring waterfall near the Dead Sea, 264 metres below sea level, the spa utilises the natural properties of the mineral-rich waters in its therapies, which include scrubs, wraps, massage and facials. In the stark Jordanian desert, the resort itself feels like a secluded oasis, offering the ideal conditions in which to relax and you absolutely must try the full body treatments – they are to die for.


6. Spa Moana at Hyatt Regency Maui Resort & Spa, Maui, Hawaii

Spa Moana set in Maui offers some of the most gorgeous views and best natural sounds in the world, who could turn down chilling in the relaxation room with a drink with the amazing view of the Pacific and listening to the waves rolling? You couldn’t could you? Sold on the location, well let’s not forget about their treatments that tend to be derived from the ancient Polynesians and healers of Hawaii – you’re definitely in for a treat. Try out the Iomi Iomi massage which is bound to leave you super loose and relaxed!


7. Botanique Spa, Campos do Jordão, Brazil

Possibly the most sophisticated spa and wellness centre in South America, with 10,000 square feet of space encompassing eight specialized treatment rooms, a sauna with a rain shower, a floating chamber, an indoor isotonic pool, and relaxation rooms. Cool but not trying too hard. This spa offers grand sophistication and total relaxation.

campos botanique spa brazil

8. Acquapura Spa, Falkensteiner Hotel and Spa Iadera, Zadar

The name, Italian for “pure water,” is a nod to the seafront locale which promises you the best views of all: The two-story Turkish hammam fronts the gardens and the sea, while the outdoor freshwater and brine pools and hut-like clay sauna come with fab vistas of the Zadar Islands.

zadar spa

9. ESPA Riga, Latvia

This spa takes the idea of relaxing back to basics playing on the properties of the elements fire and water, illustrated in a mosaic of black crystal and a spectacular light sculpture. Treatments, too, take inspiration from the elements, and incorporate techniques from Chinese, Indian, European and Balinese concepts. A number of ESPA treatments have been designed to combat the effects of cold weather on skin – essential in Latvia – using amber stone from the Baltics.

espa riga spa

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

From cold to hot climates, ESPA caters to all. A Sun Spa Esthederm service prepares guests for exposure; treatment includes exfoliation, application of suncream throughout the day and a soothing after-sun treatment. Spa treatments take influence from Ayurvedic medicine and traditional therapies from South-East Asia. And while you enjoy our treatments you’re bound to enjoy the uninterrupted sea views and the inviting water above which the stilted villa stand – it’s just to gorgeous.

espa maldives


As if you you’ll be able to resist any of these – I bet you’re thinking that you want to check them all out. We don’t blame you, everyone needs some fabulous downtime every now and then, so if you can’t make them all just yet, keep them on your list for next year – now you can’t say we never help you out.