The 8 Best Spas In The World, As Ranked By Travel Magazine


Do you need to relax?

We all do. Everyone could use a little R&R in their lives. From taking a nap to getting some fresh air, there are many ways to chill out. A popular relaxation method is spending a day, or a week, at a spa. This gives you the opportunity to focus on your health and wellness by stepping away from the daily grind and recharging your batteries. There are spas everywhere to help you feel your best, keep scrolling for the top eight around the world.

1. Clinique La Prairie, Switzerland

Switzerland’s Clinique La Prairie is known for its anti-aging revitalization cell therapy that can help treat diabetes, infertility, osteoporosis, and sciatica. The treatments utilize lamb-liver extracts and cost over $20,000 a week. Due to the steep price tag, the spa caters mainly to the rich and famous. There’s also massage and beauty-oriented programs that use the clinic’s own skincare line.  

2. Fusion Maia, Vietnam

The Fusion Maia, located in Vietnam, has it all. It’s the spa people dream about when they’re sitting at their office desk. There are beds on the beach, an infinity pool, private villas, and a resident DJ who is also an energy therapist. The eclectic food ranges from raw vegan to burgers and beer. Your breakfast can be served at any time, anywhere you want it. Two daily spa treatments are included with your room rate.

3. Maya Tulum Resort, Mexico

The therapeutic treatments at the Maya Tulum Resort in Mexico are rooted in the area’s incredible and unique Mayan culture. Fall asleep to the sound of the ocean waves every night and in the morning you have the choice of either a yoga class or a healing spa treatment. Spend your day relaxing, stretching, and getting pampered. The resort’s restaurant is seaside and serves up local food, freshly squeezed juices, and expertly-made cocktails.

4. Viva Mayr Altaussee, Austria

Upon arrival at Austria’s Viva Mayr Altaussee, you’ll have an appointment with a doctor who will get to the bottom of what’s ailing you along with your dietary issues, in order to personalize your restricted diet and detox-encouraging therapies. Your odd meal plan comes with a mixture of supplements and vitamins that are unique to you. The spa’s treatment plan helps repair your intestinal lining, bringing your body back to an alkaline state.

5. COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali

The COMO Shambhala Estate is located high on a hill near Ubud, Bali. There are only thirty rooms on the property, and they book up quickly. The clientele firmly believes in the five-star hotel’s detox program rooted in holistic wellness, filled with Balinese massages and menus focused on clean eating. They effortlessly combine ancient healing and modern science, creating evidence-based approaches earning real results.

6. Schloss Elmau, Germany

The family-run Schloss Elmau in Germany boasts a well-being program with an emphasis on the five senses, touch being the most important of the five. Chinese medicine has also been introduced to the program in order to better help guests with their ailments, utilizing aromatherapy, breathing control techniques, and physical exercise. There are multiple spas on the resort grounds, along with an outdoor pool.  

7. L’Albereta, Italy

Italy’s L’Albereta also harnesses Chinese medicine but they do so in combination with nutrigenetic testing. Treatments include mud wraps, lymphatic-draining massages, and meridian-boosting jet baths. The menu features alkaline food to keep you on track. With an abundance of lavender and views of Lake Iseo, the atmosphere of the spa calls for relaxation.

8. The BodyHoliday, St. Lucia

The BodyHoliday in St. Lucia, is a week-long holiday to restore your body and reset your mind. The Ital-Rastafarian diet influenced the vegan, farm-to-table dinner experience, but there are customized diets to suit your nutritional preferences. The all-inclusive resort is tailored to you, it’s a personalized experience. They also offer weight-loss and yoga retreats.

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