10 of the world’s best hotel spas


If you’re looking for the ultimate relaxing break, you can’t do much better than a luxury spa hotel. However, not all spa hotels are made equal; luckily, we’ve put together 10 of the very best.

Thalasso del Forte at Forte Village Resort – Italy

A stunning spa with five pools at the heart of it, this spa uses thalassotherapy and traditional Indian healing techniques, alongside beverages from a herbalist-manned health bar to create a holistic approach to wellness.

The Spa at Canyon Ranch – Arizona

If you want a side of fitness with your spa experience, this incredible 80,000 square-foot ranch is the place for you! Medical professionals help to create a custom fitness program to complement your treatments, and even offer a sleep lab to analyze your sleeping patterns.

Canyon Ranch

Spa at Chiva Som International Health Resort – Thailand

There are an incredible 200 spa treatments on offer here, and staff ranging from acupuncturists to naturopaths. They offer fitness programs alongside relaxation, and there is even a training chamber which claims to increase your ability to burn calories.

Spa at Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora – French Polynesia

Nothing screams (or quietly whispers!) relaxation and luxury like Bora Bora, but to really indulge, book a spa treatment in your own bungalow. Or for a stunning view, the Kahaia suite in the spa itself has an outdoor terrace, which overlooks Mount Otemanu.

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

Wellbeing and Thermal Spa, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz – Switzerland

There are so many reasons to visit this spa hotel, from the incredible views of Lake Constance and the Alps, the accolade of being the leading medical spa in the country, and the first ever Swarovski glass-covered steam room!

Spa at Rancho La Puerta – Mexico

The oldest spa in North America, there are no frills on these treatments; instead, they focus on tried-and-tested classic treatments such as herbal wraps, rather than gimmicky offerings.

Wellness Spa at COMO Shambhala Estate – Bali

The focus here is on holistic wellbeing, and your treatments are customized to your own personal needs. Traditional Balinese healing and Ayurvedic practices are at the heart of the spa, and it sees many celebrities and pro-athletes as guests!

Remede Spa at St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort – Puerto Rico

With a beachfront location, you can choose to have your treatments in a thatched-roof cabana by the water. Many of the ingredients used are from the local El Yunque Rainforest, and you can unwind with private yoga sessions.

St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort

Aman Spa at The Connaught – England

Based in London, this is a stylish hotel with award-winning spa facilities. The ionized pool is very popular and treatment use ingredients based on your “Ayurvedic dosha,” or your personal makeup. It is the very first Aman Spa outside of an Aman resort.

Spa at the Chedi Andermatt – Switzerland

Another Swiss entry, this modern, minimalist spa has an incredible hydrotherapy zone, 100-foot indoor pool and enormous floor-to-ceiling windows for guests to bask in the stunning views.

So where are you going to head? Or should we say, where are you going to head to first! With so many to choose from, you’ll want to add them all to your bucket list.