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32 Spas to Treat Yourself to Around the World

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Now that 2018 is off to a start, we’ve got all things wellness on our minds. From crystal baths in Australia to hypnosis massage in Marrakesh to moon ceremonies in Mexico, we’ve found some of the most forward-thinking wellness treatments around the world and can’t wait to share. Prefer a traditional detox or a simple mani/pedi and massage spot? We’ve got those too.
 
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Elements of Byron Resort & Spalearn more

The most modern beachfront resort in Byron Bay, this Aussie destination has a spa that’ll make you want to head Down Under in 2018. Check out the Rainforest Revival Ritual or the Mineral Immersion crystal bath and full-body massage. And don’t forget to catch a sunrise yoga session on the beach while you’re at it.
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The Alpina Gstaadlearn more

A 2018 trip to the Swiss Alps wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the Alpine Gstaad spa. Caviar facials, amethyst body wraps and Tibetan healing are just a few of the highlights at this luxe spa and resort.
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Solar Egg

Sweden
Located in the snowy surrounds of Sweden’s northernmost town, this golden sculptural chamber is actually a sauna. Besides being an Instagram worthy trek to see in the new year, it’s a fab place to dip between hot, hot, hot inside and freezing temps outside.
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Her Majesty's Pleasure

Toronto, Canada
A Toronto hotspot for 2018, Her Majesty’s Pleasure offers beauty and bar in one neatly designed package. Get together with your girls, grab a cocktail at the bar and hop in for a mani/pedi, facial, blow-out, wax, make-up sessions or body bronzing.
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Chillhouse

New York, New York
New year, new chill. New Yorkers, book in advance for your post-party hangover cure massage or opt for the chill pill massage at Chillhouse in the Lower East Side. Also on offer: gorgeous nail care and a calming café.
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The Standard Spa

Miami Beach, Florida
After a few days of partying in Miami, this recovery center, hydrotherapy playground and new-age ashram is sure to be calling your name. Just to point out a couple of the perks, The Standard Spa has a true Turkish-style hamam, a mud lounge and a waterfall hot tub. It’s also a hotspot for yoga retreats and wellness workshops in 2018.
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JW Marriott Venice

Venice, Italy
Modern simplicity reigns supreme at this stunning Venice spa. Part of the JW Marriott, the setting is the show stopper while the spa treatments fall right in line with the modern approach. Facials, contouring, massages, detoxes and full day treatments are all on the luxury list.
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Grand Hyatt Playa del Carmenlearn more

    The lap pool at this Playa del Carmen spa is a stunner, but the massage treatments and radiance inducing body wraps are the real reason to book a session. Plus, you’ll have plenty of time poolside and beachfront at this resort and you’ll be looking to lock in that feeling of relaxation abundance in this new year.
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    Sextantio Le Grotte della Civitalearn more

    The ancient caves of Italy’s Matera village provide the backdrop for this gorgeous stone-walled spa and boutique hotel. Book a reiki, deep connective tissue, lymphatic, anti-stress or relaxant massage and step into the cave of wellness for all the R&R you’ve been craving in 2018.
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    La Mamounialearn more

    There’s no way you can plan a spa getaway this year and not consider heading to Marrakech. Possibly our favorite 5-star in the city, La Mamounia has the most goals-worthy hammams around. With various hydrotherapy options, argan oil treatments, hypnosis massage and detox treatments on the menu, this is Morrocan spa luxury at its finest.
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    Amanemulearn more

      Let the magic of this Japanese luxury resort calm what ails ya with a three to fourteen-night wellness immersion. Whether your New Year’s resolution has you focused on your digestive health, stress relief or anti-ageing, your stay will include daily spa treatments, private therapies, group movement sessions and nutritional support.
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      Termas Geometricas

      Chile
      Pucón is home to this cool, geometric collection of 17 mountain stream fed hot spring pools. Located deep in the forests of Villarrica National Park, Termas is an awesome place to spend the day if you’re planning a Chilean trek for 2018.
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      The Now

      Los Angeles, California
      Crystal healing, heat therapy and stretch massage are just a few of the highlights at this Los Angeles spa. With gorgeous treatment rooms and a substantial menu offering, The Now is all about the holistic massage experience.
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      Glen Oaks Big Surlearn more

      While Glen Oaks doesn’t officially offer a spa, you could easily build your own wellness program in gorgeous Big Sur and use it as an excuse to stay at these gorgeous digs. Hike the various nearby trails by day and rest in your outdoor copper tub under a starry canopy by night.
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      The Tent

      Vietnam
      We all know that tiny hotels are going to be a huge trend in 2018, but tiny spas? Sign us up! How gorgeous is this little hot spring and mineral resort in Vietnam? There’s just one bedroom on-site, so you’ll spend your days at The Tent soaking in the serenity of this natural setting hot spring without battling any crowds at all.
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      Soho Farmhouse

      Oxfordshire, England
      Surrounded by lakes and woodlands and set inside a stunning farmhouse, Oxfordshire’s Cowshed at Soho Farmhouse offers nine treatment rooms. Treat yo'self to a body scrub, muscle soak and a deep tissue massage. 2018 is looking mighty fine already.
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      Naman Retreat

      Vietnam
      Find your bliss in 2018 with a trip to this luxury retreat in Vietnam. Detox journeys, healing spa treatments, wellness therapies, nutrition counseling and higher power full-body bliss await at Naman.
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      Therme Vals

      Vals, Switzerland
      Thermal baths, we are so coming for you in 2018. Located in mountainous Vals, you can expect to be surrounded by tons of snow in wintertime and tons of wildflowers in summer as you dip into the architectural haven of 7132’s springs-fed thermal baths, made of 60,000 slabs of Vals quartzite.
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      Yaan Wellness

      Tulum, Mexico
      From the design savvy squad that brought us Be Tulum, Yaan Wellness offers a Tulum jungle oasis that relies on ancient Mayan rituals to bring harmony to the chakras. Keep an eye out for the new moon and full moon Temazcal Ceremonies led by a local Mayan healer.
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      Mar Adentro

      San José del Cabo, Mexico
      A weekend at Mar Adentro in Los Cabos is a sure way to kick your 2018 wellness plan into high gear. Head to the spa for a unique experience in aromatherapy and sound therapy. And if aqua healing is more your thing, relaxing by the beach or the series of reflecting pools or the garden terrace pool will have you feeling totally Zen by day two.
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      Thermalbad Zürich

      Zürich, Switzerland
      Located in a historic brewery in Zurich, this Thermalbad bathing sanctuary offers full-day hangs in the bathhouse alongside massage therapies and body wraps. Relaxation is looking so hot in 2018.
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      Ananda in the Himalayaslearn more

      Hatha yoga and Ayurvedic experiences, meditation, detoxes, stress and weight management packages are a few of the highlights at this wellness retreat in the Himalayas. Ananda does luxury too, with a full spa on-site and lots of hydrotherapy facilities to choose from.
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      Four Moons Spa

      Encinitas, California
      Encinitas peeps, listen up. Four Moons Spa is where your zen has been hiding this past year. Head to this glorious space for deep tissue, stone, Thai, prenatal or aromatherapy massage. Also on offer: astrology readings, yoga therapy, color readings and a medical medium.
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      Amantakalearn more

      Head to Laos for luxurious scrub downs, traditional southeast Asian massage rituals and dips in hot and cold plunge pools. A 2018 stay at Amantaka is sure to soothe not just your achy muscles but your body and spirit too.
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      Le Sources de Caudalie

      Martillac, France
      Hot springs and grape vines collide at French skincare brand Caudalie’s gorgeous vinothérapie spa. Settle in for baths, body wraps, massage therapy, facials and a variety of treatments at this Bordeaux based spa and hotel.
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      Aro Ha Wellness Retreatlearn more

      A New Zealand dream destination, this wellness retreat is boutique, luxury and healing all rolled into one stunning package. Aro Ha offers weeklong wellness adventures that utilize nature, nutrition, mindfulness, yoga, and functional movement to kick your whole-body wellness into gear. If you’re about that new year, new you life, this is your jam.
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      Cal-a-Vie

      Vista, California
      You can select from three, four or seven night retreats at this San Diego health and wellness center. Expect full treatment of your mind, body and spirit at Cal-a-vie with everything from hydrotherapy to facials to fitness classes to meditation. 2018 is already looking good on ya!
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      Solage Calistogalearn more

      Geothermal pools, mineral-laden mud baths, aromatherapy massages, brightening and lightening facials. What more could you ask for in a Napa Valley spa? Head to Solage for a 2018 weekend full of wine, wellness and treating yourself.
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      Boscolo Exedra Nice

      Nice, France
      The Turkish bath and indoor pool at this French Riviera spa have your name written all over them. Go for the hydromassage, stay for the gorgeous hotel rooms.

      Skodsborg Spa & Fitness

      Skodsborg, Denmark
      This Scandi design hotel is also home to a spa that features 16 different cooling and warming experiences, from grottos and massage showers to saunas and salt grottos. Denmark’s Skodsborg offers all-around wellness that focuses not just on spa treatments but fitness classes and relaxation therapy too.
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      Hotel Terme Merano

      Merano, Italy
      These rooftop pools and saunas in South Tyrol will have you gazing out at the mountains while getting your hydrotherapy on. Peels, wraps, massages, facials and just about any other spa treatment you can think of is on the list at Hotel Therme Merano’s Sky Spa.
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      Cowshed at Babington House

      Frome, United Kingdom
      A Somerset spa institution that’s been operating as a luxe getaway for the city set since the 1990s, Cowshed at Babington House has a reputation for wrapping guests up in luxury, relaxation and rejuvenation. Not too terrible a way to start the year, eh?

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