5 Luxurious spa retreats in the world to visit

Rest and relaxation—sorted!


By Redzhanna Jazmin

5 Luxurious spa retreats in the world to visit

In the mood for an indulgent week filled with baths, massages and aromatherapy? These lavish destination spas are perfect for any and all getaways.

Desperately need a time-out? Us too. As the stress of the post-festive rush catches up to us, we’ve been looking up any and all ways we can escape for some much-needed R+R—and we’re here to share our findings. Ahead, find all the destination spas we’ll be booking ourselves into for a big retreat this year:


Dior Spa at The Royal Scotsman, A Belmond Train

Here’s a one-in-a-lifetime experience to add to your bucket list—if you’re feeling adventurous, why not hop on board the Royal Scotsman for your next facial? This Dior Spa offers its three signature treatments, only it’s done against a gorgeous backdrop of the Scottish Highlands.



Maroma Spa by Guerlain at Maroma, A Belmond Hotel, Riviera Maya

The brand-new Maroma Spa is the first-ever spa by Guerlain in Latin America, and has been designed to marry the French house’s wellness expertise with a deep appreciation of nature. On the spa’s menu is an array of exclusive and innovative Guerlain treatments that take inspiration from Mayan culture alongside a range of rejuvenating experiences.



Spa Le Bristol Paris by La Prairie

Nothing says luxury more than La Prairie, and the Spa Le Bristol is proof of that. Nestled in the heart of Paris on Rue de Faubourg, the spa is an oasis in the bustling city, offering a range of treatments that are designed as an ode to health and radiance. The latest addition to the spa’s offerings, the HydraFacial treatments, come in combination with any facial by La Prairie or Tata Harper at the spa and are a holistic and uniquely pampering experience.



Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Bad Ragaz

For those who prefer a little aquatic flair in their spa getaways, look no further than the Grand Resort Bad Ragaz. The hotel has been themed around the ancient traditions of bathing—the largest and most comprehensive spa resort in Switzerland—where guests are invited to unwind, eat well, and recharge in the sauna, as well as consult with the establishment’s 70-person team of medical specialists and therapists on all things wellness and water.



The Retreat at the Blue Lagoon

If Iceland is on your bucket list, you’ve probably already heard of the Blue Lagoon—but have you heard of The Retreat? Tucked away within the walls of the Blue Lagoon Hotel, The Retreat is a 4000-square-metre spa with a private lagoon (that is connected directly to the hotel’s bar), multiple relaxation areas, steam, ice pool, and sauna facilities. In other words, you’ll have everything you could need for a day (or week!) of complete indulgence.



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