Treat yourself to a luxurious, wellness-themed getaway in 2014. These nine spas around the world – many opening this year – provide the best in innovative wellness treatments and cushy comforts.
The Gainsborough Bath Spa, England
Opening in spring 2014, the Gainsborough Bath Spa will be the only hotel in the U.K. with access to natural thermal waters. With its extravagant suites and high-end restaurant, the retreat upholds the grandeur of the Roman spa city.
Sofitel Dubai Downtown, United Arab Emirates
Offering a state-of-the-art spa including a traditional hammam, custom beauty treatments, massage and reflexology programs, as well as a fifth-floor terrace pool, bar, and cabanas, the Sofitel Dubai is sure to be a haven of peace and well being.
The Spa at Brynteg, Wales
This newly transformed five-star spa facility will come with no shortage of luxury treatments: From its hydrotherapy pool to a rain forest shower with thunder and lightning special effects, to a mosaic-lined tepidarium, it’s the perfect place to relax before a sauna.
Bloom Retreats, Mallorca
Join Lynne Franks for a range of different retreats focused on women’s health and well being at her beautiful home in Deia, Mallorca. Lynne helps her guests bring their minds, bodies and spirits into balance with her Detox and Wellness retreats.
Balthazar Hotel & Spa, France
Coming to Rennes in March 2014, the Balthazar’s Nuxe spa will include a number of luxurious offerings within high-design environs – just one more reason to visit this French cultural capital.
Floating Gardens, The Netherlands
Made from recycled coffee cups and covered with flowers, the Floating Gardens will be set atop a lake in Amsterdam, and is sure to be one of the most interesting spas to open in 2014. In tune with its forward-thinking design, the spa will also offer innovative treatments that focus on emotional and physical health.
Aro Ha Wellness Resort, New Zealand
The Aro Ha Wellness Retreat will present a host of treatment options for the New Year, such as yoga, hiking, massage and sauna treatments. The resort takes guests through physically challenging routines, like hiking and vinyasa yoga, and serves healthy vegetarian food. You’re sure to leave feeling brand new.
Lefay Resort & Spa, Italy
The first five-star resort on Lake Garda, Lefay Resort & Spa matches the beauty of its surroundings with high-end pampering, including sleep therapy and rejuvenation programs, as well as inspiration from Chinese medicine.
Lumeria Maui, United States
Lumeria Maui isn’t your average retreat: Alongside detox, meditation and yoga, the Hawaiian spa also offers farm-to-table dining and even surfing lessons!
(Image: © LeFay Resorts)
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