Editorial Credit: Aleks Gudenko
According to Esti Prager, “In the past decade, thousands of new facilities have popped up in exotic locations, each based on a different wellness mantra and offering various regimes and treatments.”
Esti Prager Explains Surge in International Spa Development
Since 2015, we’ve seen a quantum science-based resort open up in Suzhou, China, a surfing and yoga boot camp in Portugal, and even a health-focused retreat in the jungles of Papagayo in Costa Rica. With new techniques and innovation constantly coming up, it has set a rather high bar for spas and relaxation retreats around the world.
Each year, we hold a survey to determine which retreat experiences rank the highest, as per our readers’ experiences. We ask them to share their opinions on the best hotels, resorts, islands, spas, airlines, and all other travel-related choices. Today, we will cover the best destination spas of this year, after considering various categories, including;
- External facilities
- Treatment and hospitality
- Overall value
Apart from the novel concepts, it was relatively clear that most tourists preferred indulging in transformative locales. Just take BodyHoliday as an example; it is a famous all-inclusive retreat in St. Lucia which feels nothing short of a trip to paradise. With a heavenly location on Cariblue Beach, this retreat has it all. From windsurfing to Tai Chi and even personal training sessions for people wanting to go scuba diving. Not to forget, you can even enjoy complimentary spa treatments every day.
Similarly, Spain has a result-driven wellness resort of its own. It is located on a verdant hill over the Balearic Sea, and this prime location paired with top-notch facilities has earned it the no.3 spot on our list. Called the Sha Wellness Clinic, this is a modernist 64,600 square foot medical retreat that could just as well pass as a lavish hotel. In this facility, guests receive personalized treatment plans that focus on their cognitive health and apply preventive medicine for improved results. It also offers aesthetic derma treatments and genomic programs.
Mexico is also home to several of this year’s best facilities. Our runner-up Chablé Yucatán is located there, designed with pre-Hispanic accents and over 40 guest rooms. It also has a sister property, called the Chablé Maroma, by the Riviera Maya. It wows guests with its stunning beachside view and Mayan-inspired spa facilities.
Here is our list of the top winning spa facilities and health resorts from around the world.
This ranch celebrated its 80th-anniversary last year, deeming it one of the best-maintained spa resorts despite all its years. This spa retreat is spread across an area of 4000 acres of cacti-studded land in Tecate, Mexico. It has Spanish-style casitas …….