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31 Of The World's Most Refreshing & Beautiful Spas

photo: Nomade Tulum
We’ve crossed the globe from Iceland to Versailles to Dubai, all to bring you some of the world’s most beautiful spas. Whether you prefer the relaxation therapy of being surrounded by water, mountains, desert, or city, we’ve got a little something for anyone who’s looking to relax, rejuvenate and reconnect in the new year. So, if a body wrap in Tulum sounds like your cup of (herbal) tea, or if flotation therapy in Utah seems more like your speed, take a plunge into our award tour of simply stunning spas for the new year.

Reporter: Alyssa Brown | Venue: Yaan Spa at Nomade Tulum
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Yaan Spa at Nomade

Tulum, Mexico
Located just across the street from Nomade, on the jungle side of trendy Tulum, Yaan has one of the most stunning pools in Tulum. All treatments start with Yaan’s Healing Water Circuit which includes a sauna, indoor and outdoor massage pools, marble Hammam, and a steam room. And all that’s just the preview before your actual treatment.
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Amangiri

Canyon Point, Utah
A stunning resort in the sprawling expanse of Utah, this Aman property is focused on allowing guests to relax, rejuvenate, and reconnect with nature and one another. Using the healing traditions of the Najavo people, Amangiri spa offers massages, scrubs, body wraps, and flotation therapies that incorporate earth, fire, wind, and water.
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The Now

Los Angeles, California
From Swedish massage to crystal healing, options abound at The Now in LA. This light-filled spa is bright, white, and welcoming. Check out all their relaxing menu options in Santa Monica, West Hollywood, and Silver Lake.
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Blue Lagoon

Grindavík, Iceland
One of the 25 wonders of the world, Iceland’s blue lagoon is known to have some serious healing powers. The geothermal waters appear to be a stunning shade of blue because of the combination of silica, algae, and minerals. And to be real honest, this might actually be the world’s most beautiful spa that’s entirely nature-made.
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Shoreditch House Cowshed Spa

London, UK
Small Shaker-style rooms in a mostly private members’ club with a rooftop pool, restaurant and bar make for one refreshing spa experience at Shoreditch House. 
 
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The Ritz Club Paris learn more

One of the most luxurious and famous hotels in Paris, the Ritz on Place Vendôme is known for its pampering. With the first official Chanel Spa, this Ritz is tres chic. Check out the giant neoclassical indoor swimming pool and the Turkish baths. This spa experience is sure to have you practicing your French language skills in no time at all.
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Montage Kapalua Bay learn more

What sounds more relaxing than a trip to the islands of Hawaii? A trip to a resort that sits right over the sea and offers open windows to Hawaii’s sights, sounds, and scents, perhaps. If you’re headed to the isles with your boo, be sure to book the coconut milk couple’s bath for an experience that’ll have you practicing your alohas and ohanas in no time at all.
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The Lodge & Spa at Brush Creek Ranch learn more

With spas set in a teepee by the trail heads, Brush Creek Ranch offers a spa experience like no other. With massive Wyoming skies above and cozy rooms to retreat to, Brush Creek Ranch is one of the best spas in America.
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La Mamounia

Marrakech, Morocco
With a giant swimming pool in the heart of Marrakech, La Mamounia has one of the best spas in Morrocco. Stop by for an argan oil massage or sugar rose body wrap. Hop into the Hamam for a blissfully steamy experience surrounded by stunning mosaics and architecture you’d only find in this part of the world.
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Backstage Hotel

Zermatt, Switzerland
Leave it to the Swiss to create an architectural haven in the snow-capped mountains that offers not only a blissful getaway destination but a rebirth in the wellness department. Backstage Spa has a seven-day “Story of Creation” offering that brings guests from being emerged in a dark steam room through to the light, water, flora, and fauna stages of relaxation.
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Aqua Dome

Alps, Austria
If you’re about that hot springs life, Aqua Dome could be just what the (holistic) doctor ordered. Aqua Dome offers multiple pools and saunas, both indoors and out. The glass domes in this incredible Austrian mountain setting are nothing short of world’s best spa status.
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Ojai Valley Inn & Spa learn more

A quaint Southern California mountain town, one of Ojai’s biggest draws is this gorgeous resort and spa. The huge spa facility offers some of the best treatments in So Cal, including an essential oil infused desert clay mask experience paired with dry heat and inhalation therapy. Guests can also visit the on-site apothecary to blend their own aromatherapy and essential oil treatments.
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The Mayflower Grace learn more

For those wanting to lap up some luxury over a long weekend without traveling too far from their New England digs, The Mayflower Grace in Connecticut is an easy two-hour drive from NYC. Take a dip in the spa house pool and wander around the meditation gardens to get into ultra relaxation mode.
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Maalifushi By COMO learn more

As if an escape to the Maldives wasn’t enough to get you on track to a rejuvenating vacay, these overwater bungalows are sure to make you feel relaxed in no time at all. Stop into the spa at Maalifushi for a marine algae therapy sesh or an Indian head massage.
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Kulm Hotel St. Moritz

St. Moritz, Switzerland
Relax in a giant open-air spa pool overlooking Switzerland’s Engadine Mountains. With gorgeous views of Lake St. Moritz and the surrounding mountains, Kulm offers a saltwater grotto, Finnish sauna, steam baths, and an infrared cabin.
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Kate Somerville Clinic

Los Angeles, California
Known for their skincare miracle-working powers, the aestheticians at Kate Somerville are some of Melrose Place’s best. Not only is the spa beautiful and welcoming, but the muscle lift facial is calling all our names in 2017.
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Six Senses Douro Valley learn more

Awaken all your senses at this Portuguese manor overlooking the Duoro Valley. Just near the wine library and terrace sits the 23,000 square foot spa at Six Senses. Between the indoor pool, vineyard views, and restaurants serving up organic food straight from the gardens on-site, guests here are sure to feel rejuvenated in no time at all.
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Kirini

Santorini, Greece
A prized gem of the Santorini hotels, Kirini Suites and Spa overlooks the Aegean Sea and all its majestic beauty. The spa here is known to be the best on the island, and the resort is a Relais & Chateau property, meaning guests can expect everything about this experience to be top notch.
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Selman Marrakech

Marrakech, Morocco
With luxurious indoor and outdoor swimming options, Selman Marrakech makes for a fab holiday destination. Pop into the spa for detox, hydrotherapy, beauty sessions, and massage options. They even offer cellulite reduction treatments. Consider our curiosity piqued.
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Scandinave Spa

Whistler, British Columbia
With four Canadian locations, each with their own Scandi style bath houses and personality du jour, it’s tough to pick a fave of the Scandinave Spa options. Blue Mountain might be at the top of our list though – a gorgeous Ontario spa where you can have your treatments while gazing at the Canadian pine, maple, and birch trees is hard to beat.
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Cape Dream Stay

Cape Town, South Africa
These ultra-modern luxury villas in Cape Town include a spa villa with tons of windows and a huge infinity pool. With salt baths, a sauna, and a steamy massage room, this dreamy stay certainly lives up to its name.
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Remede Spa at The St. Regis Aspen Resort learn more

Voted the number one spa in the WORLD by Travel + Leisure mag, the St. Regis spa in Aspen will have you intentionally missing the last ride up to the slopes. With an oxygen lounge, steam caves, cold plunge pools, hot tubs, a fitness center, and a confluence waterfall, you’ll be plenty busy soaking up all the rest and relaxation you can handle. Don’t forget to take in those insane gorgeous views of the mountains!
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Al Maha, A Luxury Collection Desert Resort & Spa learn more

You can really immerse yourself in the desert landscape at Al Maha. Located just 45 minutes outside Dubai, in the Dubai Desert Conservation reserve, this resort has gorgeous private rooms with balconies that overlook the sand dunes. The spa here has a jacuzzi, sauna and steam room, and the desert views provide the ultimate rejuvenation.
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The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa learn more

Nestled between the mountains and ocean, The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town is one chic boutique hotel. Check out the saltwater flotation pool for a real gravity reduction experience or the Rasul chamber for an Arabic cleansing ritual using steam and mud.
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The Chedi Andermatt

Andermatt, Switzerland
The Chedi has that classic Alpine chic thing down pat and they’ve added a bit of an Asian spin to set it all off in good spa style. Look to the Chedi Oriental Ritual for a combo of massage, facial, reflexology, crystal body polish, and an Oriental bathing ceremony.
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Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel learn more

Located just outside Paris, Trianon Palace is one of the most famed hotels in Versailles. A Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, this regal mansion has a 2800 square meter Guerlain Spa that’s reminiscent of a royal Grecian bathhouse. But, we gotta say for the record, it’s a bit better because it has views of historic French gardens.
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Nayara Springs

Costa Rica
Immerse yourself in the rainforests of Arenal Volcano National Park in Costa Rica to see one of the world’s most lush spa facilities. Surrounded by the tropics, you’ll experience body scrubs and wraps made of organic coffee, volcanic mud, and chocolate clay. Pop into the steam or sauna rooms for a rest and refresh with an outdoor shower at this private oasis.
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Altis Belem Hotel & Spa learn more

Get your zen on at this leading design hotel overlooking the Tagus River in Portugal. With an exclusive BSpa by Swiss pro Karen Herzog, this gorgeous hotel spa offers a thermo garden and all the hydro therapy you can handle.
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Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa learn more

Oooh la la. Belle Époque fanatics will love this stunning grand hotel in the German countryside. Spa treatments include beauty services and massage as well as nutrition and detox advice. We’re especially curious about their emotional balance offerings of Shiatsu and kickboxing.
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AYANA Resort and Spa Bali learn more

With eleven clear-as-inner-peace swimming pools overlooking the Indian Ocean below, this 5-star luxury property is a fave of many Bali visitors. Opt for the traditional Lulur treatment with a Javanese body masque and scrub, yogurt splash and flower bath, and Balinese massage for the best relaxation therapy.
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El Santuario Resort & Spa

Valle De Braco, Mexico
This Sanctuary Resort is located on the shores of Lake Valle de Bravo with infinite views. The luxury oasis not only features one of the most soothing and life changing spas in the country but offers adventurous experiences and activities such as: Sailing, Canoeing, Tennis and Golf. 
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