Get Your Spa On: 8 Favorite Destination Spa Resorts

Last updated November 3, 2023

From European-style spa resorts to wellness spas in remote, natural environments, a number of great destination spas exist that offer a complete package. This includes opportunities for various types of fitness activities as well as other holistic health considerations.

However, the most exquisite destination spas invest heavily in their wellness packages. So, if you are considering a destination spa for your next trip, here are a few you might want to consider.

Eight Destination Spa-Licious Resorts

The following is a list of eight of our favorite destination spa resorts that are clearly on top of their game when it comes to spa-licious services. 

1. CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa — Arizona

CIVANA boasts a state-of-the-art destination spa with 22 treatment rooms that deepen your commitment to a restored sense of self. At CIVANA, they’ve made the ancient healing tradition of “taking the waters” an integral part of their spa experience. Whether you’re in the hot or cold pools, under the cool waterfall shower or enjoying the beautiful sanarium’s heat and humidity, your well-being journey to rejuvenation starts here.

2. Euphoria Retreat — Greece

At Euphoria, the array of spa treatments is as impressive as it gets, from energy healing to slimming treatments and everything in between. The standout massages range from an orange and pine-scented aroma massage to hot stone and Thai. If you’re seeking subtle energy work and greater emotional peace, you’ll find it in abundance at this destination spa. It’s all about letting go and just being.

3. Lake Austin Spa Resort — Texas

Lake Austin Spa Resort, a wellness wonderland of pure luxury. Besides 30 serene spa treatment areas, this destination spa sports a dreamy Palm pool, hot tubs, saunas and an array of activities designed to coax you into sublime relaxation. And with just 40 rooms, every guest experiences the added luxury of truly personal service—a solid reason to pack your bags for Austin.

4. The Retreat Costa Rica — Costa Rica

Step into Vida Mía, the retreat’s destination spa that lives and breathes the healing energy of the Costa Rican rainforest. Expect everything from acupuncture, reiki and lymphatic drainage massage to Ayurvedic treatments performed by their in-house doctor. Their own medicinal herbs make for sublime therapeutic and beauty treatments that are good enough to eat (literally!).

5. Kamalaya Koh Samui — Thailand

Here, the wellness sanctuary steals the show. The spa is a tranquil haven nestled among tropical vegetation and majestic granite boulders, offering serene sea views. It’s all about nurturing your being through a diverse range of holistic therapies, therapeutic body treatments and soothing massages delivered by multidisciplinary wellness experts.

6. The Lodge at Woodloch — Pennsylvania

The Poconos are certainly a great place to escape stress and immerse yourself in beautiful surroundings. Welcome to the sanctuary of sensations where the spa is the heart and soul. Body treatments, massages, facials, salon services—you name it, they’ve got it. With 27 treatment rooms, a waterfall hot tub, eucalyptus steam rooms, saunas, pool, outdoor whirlpool, fireplace lounge and more than 35 daily classes, you’re in for an unforgettable wellness journey at this destination spa.

7. Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa — Arizona

In the midst of the serene Sonoran Desert and majestic Santa Catalina Mountains, there’s a peaceful haven waiting for you. The award-winning Life in Balance Spa offers an array of treatments designed to harmonize your body and soul. As soon as you step foot in the door, you’ll feel the soothing energy of purposefully placed crystals, cairns and mandalas. The aroma of jasmine fills the air and amethyst crystals radiate positive energy. It’s a true portal to bliss where innovation meets tradition to honor nature and refresh the soul.

8. Canyon Ranch Tucson — Arizona

Inspired by therapies from every corner of the globe, this destination spa resort in Tucson offers an immersive, holistic journey. Soothe your weary muscles with the signature Canyon Ranch stone massage, indulge in ancient Ayurvedic body treatments enhanced by soothing oils or treat yourself to luxurious tanning treatments and pedicures. The Canyon Ranch Tucson spa has it all, and then some!

Ready for a Destination Spa Getaway? 

So, are you ready to dive into a destination spa adventure? Browse our curated spa vacations and start dreaming up your body-mind tune-up—with a generous sprinkle of pampering, of course! Can’t you just feel the zen already?

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