Traveling doesn’t always mean visiting tourist attractions. It can also be time away from the hustle and bustle of the city to relax, rejuvenate, and re-align. There has been a huge boost in wellness tourism over the last few decades. This list of the 5 best spa destinations around the world aims to give you an idea of the places you can start looking into if you feel that your life is starting to go haywire.
1. Rancho La Puerta in Baja California, Mexico
Built in 1940, Rancho La Puerta has become the oldest spa in Northern America. Because its location is nowhere near the noise of the city, you will already feel the calming atmosphere surround you as you go deeper into the area. Landscaped pathways filled with different flowers is also a sight for the senses. But the place is not like any other spa. You can call it a boot camp if you may because you will be taking classes, going to talks here and there. Don’t worry, these talks won’t be boring as they give you insight on how to practice better mindsets or exercises that will help you maintain a relaxed state even when you leave the place.
2. Yaan Wellness in Tulum, Mexico
Another one found in Mexico is Yaan Wellness where healing is at its core. Every guest is immersed in the balance of nature as well as man-made creation. The spa director of the place, Bobby Klein, is one of the spa’s selling points because of his enlightening countenance and expertise. You can set a counseling appointment with him where you can ask about anything related to your quest for realignment and rejuvenation. The place is also full of treatment rooms and therapy pools, but if you are the more down-to-earth type, then you will surely enjoy the Bedouin tents.
3. Mandarin Oriental in Bangkok, Thailand
While Bangkok is lined with spas famous for their Thai massages, nothing reaches the standard of the Oriental Spa. The hotel offers 10 treatment rooms with dimmed lights and a full-service massage. New to its menu is the 3-day retreat where guests can choose from spiritual retreats or yogas. To cap off the retreat, guests are also served (if requested) with healthy food where not only the mind relaxes, but also the whole body.
4. Anassa in Latchi, Cyprus
Anassa offers a wide range of spa treatments for a variety of preferences. From massages to five-day programs, people flock to this place because of the expertise and high-quality services Anassa offers. One of the resident physiotherapists here is Vladimir Papakides who is well-known for his “magic” in healing injuries, ailments, and pains. The hotel has garnered a bunch of regulars that go back for his services.
5. Villa Stephanie in Baden-Baden, Germany
What makes Villa Stephanie stand out from the rest and from the typical Zen-like spa, is the innovation that has put into this place. The area was specifically designed to remove any electronic distraction from the people who want to relax. Its walls are lined with signal blockers that block any WiFi connection so that internet or social media addicts can actually spend time relaxing than fussing over their cellphones or laptops. With also a touch of technological sophistication that Germany is famous for, the spa treatment at Villa Stephanie looks into the whole being of the person. It has a private gym with the latest innovations in fitness training and medical experts at the ready to make sure that you are in the most fit you have ever been.