A Little R&R: Best Spas In The World: Part 1
Looking for a relaxing little vacation? In desperate need for a full body and hot stone massage? We have the barometer of the world’s best spas, if its detoxing you require, fixing issues, losing weight, getting fit or just clearing your head these will do the trick! If you love love the spa industry and would be interested in pursuing a career in this field, then the International Hotel School has the perfect Online course for you, Spa Management Specialisation Package that will assist you in pursuing a career in the industry.
The course introduces students to the world of spas, taking a comprehensive look at subjects ranging from the history and cultural development of spas to spa terminology and financial realities. Other areas include retail management and general supervision. So without further a do, here are a list of rejuvenation spots that will certainly relax your body, mind and soul!
Kamalaya: Koh Samui, Thailand
The name of this resort derives from lotus (Kamal) and realm (alaya) an ancient symbol for the growth and unfolding of the human spirit. This spa won the Conde Nast Traveller award for best destination spa. This award-winning wellness sanctuary and hoslistic spa resort, makes for a truly life-enriching holiday.The resort has a team of naturopaths who work with you to create health programs that suit you needs. The resort centres itself around a cave that once upon a time served Buddhist monks as a place to meditate.
Four Seasons Resort: Landaa, Giraavaru, Baa Atoll, Maldives
Pulsating with life and wisdom, purity and health, this Ayurvedic retreat is spectacular. This spa won the Conde Nast Traveller award for holistic hideaway spa. Having a strong emphasis on natural healing this 1.2 hectare spa, consists of 10 vast open air pavilions, 3 which are dedicated to ayurvedic treatments encased by lush tropical gardens or on stilts over a pristine lagoon.
Vana Malsi Estate: India
Is an incredibly idyllic and impressive wellness retreat which opened in 2014 and is located in the northern state of Uttarakhand. This spa retreat explores each aspect of wellbeing, be it physical, mental, emotional or spiritual. The spa prides itself on Ayurvedic, Tibetan healing, Yoga, natural therapies, fitness and aqua. Vana Malsi, won the Conde Nast Traveller award for most life-changing resort. Nestled in the Sal Forest, the 21 acre retreat has 82 guest rooms, over 50 treatment and consultation rooms, an Ayurvedic and Tibetan healing centre, 2 private yoga studios and one group yoga studio. That’s not it, a wellness centre, an indoor and outdoor pool, a state of the art gym, a private Watsu pool, 2 tennis courts and paths for walking in the retreat.
Sha Wellness Clinic: Alicante, Spain
Crafted by a Uruguayan architect, Carlos Gilardi and the award winning European designer Elviro Blanco Montenegro. The six buildings of the Sha wellness clinic, consist of 92 suites, spanning between 70 and 320 square metres. The clinic includes, Zen, Mediterrenean and tropical gardens, large outdoor and indoor pools,
waterfalls and multiple relaxation areas. This spa won the Conde Nast Traveller award for best directional clinic.
These spas set a new benchmark for soulful wellbeing, but our list isn’t over yet so stay tuned to find out what other spas and resorts made the cut, in part 2 of our best spas in the world.