Whether you’re visiting as a couple or a couple of friends, for a spa weekend or a spa week away, why settle for a little luxury when you could indulge in a lot on holiday at these luxury spa hotels around the world…
Fusing the historic, romantic beauty of Venice with exemplary contemporary style, Almar Jesolo Resort and Spa gives you the best of all worlds. Multi award-winning and with its own private beach, it is a five star hotel that sits on the Venice Lido. As a result it gives a sense of peace and escapism, but easy access to the cultural hotspot. The luxury hotel is perfect for couples and has private gardens and vast spa facilities including a spectacular 70 metre swimming pool.
Fly from Bangkok to the almost untouched island of Koh Kood and you will find this environmentally friendly spa sanctuary. Villa accommodation is combined with excellent food in a variety of options. From slow food dining on the cliff tops to lantern lit romantic evenings. The luxury spa retreat offers herbal baths and silk facials, and when you’re not busy relaxing you might choose to snorkel amongst the coral reef at Koh Rang Yai National Marine Park or go kayaking through the rainforest.
This famously exceptional Maldivian hideaway sits amongst the white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of the Baa Atoll UNESCO Biosphere Reserve. All about the carefully thought out features, it is laid back and romantic, sophisticated but easy going. Details include the option for dining in the jungle, dolphin spotting, and villas with their own private pools for the ultimate luxury spa holiday.
With accommodation in exquisitely designed pods, Keemala sits on the West coast of Phuket and brings together Thai cultural philosophy with unique style. Here, wellness is interconnected with the surroundings. Tucked into the greenery and close to the beach, there is an ozone filtered pool and the luxury spa resort takes a holistic approach to wellbeing which includes treatments based on the elements and the estate’s own spa rituals.
A five star hotel between Cannes and Nice, Le Mas Candille is a farmhouse that dates to the 18th century. Surrounded by olive groves and nestled into the hillside, it is set in the hills above Cannes, and is within easy reach of the Côte d’Azur for elegant day trips. This is the place to step back in time and feel like a character in a novel on a luxury spa weekend.
On the west coast of Cyprus, Aphrodite Hills has something for everyone. Families can enjoy activities throughout the day and golfers can play on the hotel’s own superb championship course. Accommodation ranges from rooms and suites to more private holiday residences and villas. Then perhaps spend the day unwinding on the beach, nestled beneath an umbrella with a cocktail in hand. Meanwhile, the spa is a destination in its own right. Do not let the all encompassing, resort atmosphere allow you to think that the spa is anything other than exceptional. With an array of facilities and superb knowledge, it’s worth putting aside a whole day simply for the spa and luxury spa treatments.
In what is widely reputed to be the most romantic city in the world, Carlo IV – The Dedica Anthology is a restored neo-classical building offering ultimate city luxury. Stuccoed facades and marble finishes nod to the building’s history as a Czech bank. The spa continues that sense of grandeur with blue mosaic tiles characterise the cavernous space. Meanwhile, the scale of the spa facilities also nod to the hotel’s luxury credentials, including a 20 metre pool. It is a rare find in a city spa and close enough for a luxury spa weekend.
A 1930s hotspot and the home of Clarins products, Hotel Molitor has been the place to see and be seen in this fashionable city for nearly a century. It’s Art Deco style pool is still famed in its own right. Meanwhile, now under the Sofitel brand it is an achingly chic luxurious and romantic spa retreat from the urban buzz, with cool sophistication and a touch of historic charm at its core.
An adult only escape where the evenings are brimming with live music and entertainment, and the days are all about relaxing in the sunshine. A four star experience on an all-inclusive basis, Warwick Paradise Island is everything the name promises and more. At night there’s a wealth of entertainment from discos to cultural dance shows. Meanwhile, by day you can cycle, play volleyball on the beach, or lounge by the calm crystal clear lagoon or free-form pool.
Aleenta Phuket Resort & Spa sits amongst white sand beaches, tropical rainforests and the cerulean waters of the surrounding sea. On the sunset side of the Andaman Sea and the pristine Natai Beach, the five star hotel in Phang Nga offers all-suite and villa accommodation, each with lots of private space. It has made a name for itself as Thailand’s Best Small Green Resort, and amongst its luxury health spa facilities it offers yoga and tai-chi, a post-treatment relaxation chamber, a chromo-therapy room and a Vichy shower room.
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