Summertime is now in full swing! As we transition from the end of school into the beginning of jam-packed summer schedules, it’s important that we factor in some time to decompress. These 5 spa destination resorts are located all across the globe, and could be the perfect getaway to escape the real world ― just for a bit.
Millbrook Resort (Queenstown, New Zealand)
Located in the historic village of Arrowtown, their core values are a dual definition of wellness ― highlighting both the importance of relaxation, but also maintaining an active lifestyle. To relax, they offer any spa service you could possibly want, including treatments geared specifically towards men. To get in shape, they have a golf course, a fully equipped gym, 4 pools (indoor and outdoor), tennis courts, saunas, and even 2 petanque terrains – just to name a few options! Past guests say their massage treatments alone would make their trip to Queenstown worth it, during which you’re “treated like royalty”.
Epoque Hotel (Bucharest, Romania)
This boutique business hotel aims to create a feeling of true European luxury, merged into the world of modern business technology. The spa offers a 30% discount on menu products if you stay as a guest of the hotel. They offer any kind of massage that you could possibly want, including Organic Honey Massage and the Roses and Champagne Pampering Massage. Guests have noted that that the hotel provides the best of both worlds: A great, central location, which is kept quiet and maintains a relaxing atmosphere.
Beach House Turks And Caicos (Grace Bay, Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands)
This getaway aims to achieve the charm and privacy of a boutique hotel, while still offering all the amenities of a resort. Elevate Spa at Beach House has some very unique offerings including their Baby & Me massage (specifically geared towards the concerns for the bodies of prenatal women), and organic sugar body scrubs like the Mimosa Champagne Sugar Scrub Treatment – all to be enjoyed in your own dedicated umbrella-covered “pampering pod” right on the shore of the beach. Of all the positive talk the Beach House receives, a past guest would definitely make sure to note the particularly warm and friendly staff as well as its pristine cleanliness, for all the germaphobes out there.
Miraval Resort & Spa (Tucson, Arizona)
Amongst the mountains and desert, this resort reflects on the importance of mindfulness, healthy-eating, inner balance, and sustainable living – It’s been consistently ranked by Condé Nast Traveler and Travel + Leisure for a good reason! (Fun fact: Oprah has been known to escape to this haven.) One of the most unique things they offer are Ayurvedic treatments, which draw upon ancient healing techniques, including a combination of massage, scrubs, scents and more. Past guests of Miraval say their stay was nearly perfect, having few complaints. Some say they even have lost weight during their trip because of the unique portioning of meals and physical activities that they offer.
Royal Pita Maha (Ubud, Bali, Indonesia)
What better place to evoke an atmosphere of luxury, serenity, reflection and healing than in the artistic center of Bali? Located along the Ayung River, the Royal Kirana spa claims to restore physical and mental balance by promoting heightened awareness of your environment. In one of their 4 spa spaces, a guest could take advantage of such features as the skin-clearing Whitening Facial, the Balinese Deep Tissue Therapy, or even explore Traditional Yoga Therapy. Guests leave boasting about the breathtaking views and its idyllic locations for meditation as well as peaceful waters.
Pic of Royal Pita Maha via Trip Advisor