Find the Best Spas For the Ultimate Relaxation
Where to Find a Great Spa
Resorts around the world boast award-winning services and treatments. You can find facials, massages, and other treatments on all corners of the globe, from Asia to the tropical beaches of Mexico.
Resorts often offer discounts to their visitors, sometimes as much as 50%, along with exclusive amenities like saunas, steam rooms, and relaxing pools just for guests. Search for the perfect resort that has the spa treatments you’re looking for in the location you want.
If you book an all-inclusive package to a resort, you might be in for a treat as many resorts offer a complimentary spa service for guests staying a certain length. These treatments can include massages, manicures, and exclusive access to amenities.
A cruise may not be the first place you think of for a full-service spa with world-class services and amenities but may offer exactly what you’re looking for. Cruises are spending major dollars to renovate their spas and create world-class experiences for guests.
Cruise lines like Norwegian, Celebrity, and Royal Caribbean offer affordable cruises and spa services for those looking to get pampered. Carnival even has spa services dedicated to teens, so everyone can take part in the relaxation. Many cruise ships have spas with panoramic views of the ocean, giving you a unique experience.
Cities are a great place to find innovative services new to the spa world. New York City has some of the finest spas in the world with state-of-the-art equipment, but you can find resorts and hotels in Europe, Asia, and South America for exclusive treatments found nowhere else.
Cities in Arizona and Colorado have destination spa resorts with an unimaginable array of treatments for every need. Check out resorts in Spain for a romantic getaway with massages right on the Mediterranean. If you’re staying in a large city, chances are you don’t have to go far to find exactly what you’re looking for.
Little Known Spa Treatments Around the World
Popular in European destinations Austria, Germany, and Czech Republic, you can relax in a bath full of beer. It’s not just regular beer though, as this beer is specifically formulated with different hops to relieve pain and create a feeling of calm. The aromas are earthy and aid in relaxation.
For all you beer lovers, this bath comes with some pints, and if you really want to, you can even sample the bath.
Bird Poop Facial
You might be considered lucky when a bird poops on you these days, especially if it’s the Japanese bush warbler. These birds have become famous as claims about the rejuvenating qualities of their poop have become popular.
Victoria Beckham has even tried the facial, a cream made with bird droppings and other moisturizing ingredients. You can find this treatment across Asia, and even at a few modern spas in America. Not for us, but if you seek adventure, this may be the perfect treatment for you.
Gem Stone Massage
Not as nerve-racking as bird poop, this massage includes hot massage oils rubbed on the back and precious gems placed on the body’s chakras. The treatment is relaxing and believed to bring the body into harmony and ultimate relaxation.
You can find massages with rubies, diamonds, sapphires, and more depending on your needs, aches, and pains. The masseuse expertly rubs out tension and places these gems on problem areas to decrease pain and increase relaxation. You might have to search to find a spa offering this innovative service, but they can be found in parts of Asia, Europe, and America.
- Daily breakfast and Happy Hour included
- On-site restaurant & swimming pool
- Laundry service & dry-cleaning
Royal Palms Hotel
- Free cancellation
- On-site pool, spa, gym, restaurant, & bar
- 4-star waterfront hotel
Balboa Bay Resort
- $100 resort credit per room
- Full daily breakfast for two
- Welcome card & amenity
LaPlaya Beach & Golf Resort
- Lunch for two once during stay
- Full daily breakfast for two
- Welcome amenity of fresh fruits & flowers
The Oberoi Udaivilas, Udaipur
- $50 food & beverage credit
- Full breakfast for two daily w/ room service
- VIP amenities
Grand Hotel du Palais Royal
- Full breakfast for two daily
- Lunch for two at Sand's Restaurant
- 5-star resort on the water
InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa
- Daily continental breakfast for each guest
- $50 resort credit per room
- 20% spa treatment credit
Hyatt Regency Grand Reserve Puerto Rico
- Daily breakfast buffet for two at Alaia
- $100 resort credit applicable to spa, golf or horse back riding
- 4-star beachfront hotel
Turtle Bay Resort
Great for those looking for a luxury getaway, gold facials promise to rejuvenate your skin and give you the ultimate relaxing experience. Promises of younger-looking skin and a fresh feel await you at posh spas around the world.
You can find these treatments at upscale spas and resorts throughout the world but be prepared for a high price tag. These facials are made from real 24-karat gold and don’t come cheap. The process can last upwards of an hour and most guests report feeling tighter and brighter skin after.[/cotnainer]
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