Published: 28 July 2014
Luxury Spa Resorts come in a huge range of forms. They might be a complement to beach relaxation or a way to unwind after a mountainside adventure. As a result of this variety there are countless luxury spa resorts around the globe. So to help you choose here are some of the ten very best spa resorts of all kinds.
Huvafen Fushi Resort, Maldives
The Maldives is a great place to relax and unwind. It offers the ever-successful combination of sunkissed sea and sand, combined with almost unrivalled levels of privacy and seclusion. In spa terms, Huvafen Fushi stands out with its wonderful underwater spa offering a range of treatments.
Tyax Wilderness Resort, Canada
One of the most unique and unusual spa resorts, one of the main attractions of the Tyax Wilderness Resort is the opportunity for heli-skiing. However, once thrill-seekers have finished hurtling down the mountainside or trying out other adventurous activities, they can unwind at a fantastic spa.
Mukayu offers a traditional Japanese-style "ryokan" inn complete with an excellent spa. While it is careful to preserve the feel of traditional ryokan, with tranquil surroundings and minimalist rooms, it also adds some modern touches. The combination of Japanese gardens and traditional spa treatments is truly magical.
Sheraton La Caleta Resort and Spa, Spain
On the ever-popular Spanish island of Tenerife, Sheraton La Caleta Resort and Spa offers a huge range of attractions. Not the least of these is a fantastic spa with a wide variety of treatments and facilities. These include an ice igloo and a "Thalasso Vitality Pool" for a unique experience.
Song Saa, Cambodia
Song Saa provides guests with a range of luxurious villas in a peaceful part of Cambodia's southern coast. Nestled in a delightfully secluded spot, it offers a quiet setting for the huge range of treatments on offer in the spa.
L'andana Hotel and Spa Resort, Italy
A delightful boutique hotel in the style of a traditional villa, L'andana Hotel and Spa Resort is set against a stunning Tuscan backdrop including a scenic vineyard. It aims to provide the perfect atmosphere for relaxation, and to this end provides a range of excellent spa treatments.
Six Senses Ninh Vanh Bay, Vietnam
Many parts of Vietnam are only just being discovered as luxurious holiday spots, and therefore remain quiet and filled with unspoiled nature. This provides the perfect setting for the extremely fine spa at Six Senses Ninh Vanh Bay, part of the well-known Six Senses Group.
Little Whale Cay, The Bahamas
The Bahamas has long been famous as one of the very best destinations for a luxury beach holiday. Like the Maldives, an abundance of private island resorts supply the ultimate in privacy. Little Whale Cay complements this with treatments offered both in the spa and on the beach.
Aava Resort and Spa, Thailand
Aava Resort and Spa is European-influenced yet retains the famous Thai sense of hospitality. Set on a beautiful beach in an area famous for rare pink dolphins, it offers a variety of spa treatments based on ancient Thai traditions.
Hillside Beach Club, Turkey
Known as one of the finest luxury resorts in Turkey, the Hillside Beach Club offers a wide range of facilities in a glorious seaside setting. Among these is an excellent "Sanda" spa, which keeps up the high standards for which the resort is known.