The Just Married sign is up and the couple is snoozing underneath, exhausted.
Any one who’s just been through a wedding will tell you how fun it was and how exhausting it can be. Tight schedules, socializing, dancing, organizing, travelling and hardly any time to sleep, all add up. Sure these are some of the most cherished days of your life, but you’ll start to question the pace of the clock and once the big day is over, you may dread the thought of an adventurous honeymoon.
Listen to us now and thank us later; plan a honeymoon at a serene spa where the cool infinity pool will soothe your tiredness, expert masseurs will rejuvenate those sore muscles and the tranquility will be refreshing and invigorating.
Here are twelve scenic spa destinations that will take you straight to the zen zone.
1. Atmantan Wellness Centre, Mulshi, Pune
Atmantan is the divine synchronicity of the atma (soul), mana (mind) and tann (body). This luxury wellness destination in Mulshi, integrates traditional Indian healing practices with international therapies and modern fitness techniques to effect holistic healing of the mind, body and soul.
Spa technicians, fitness trainers, expert physiotherapists, every practitioner at the world class spa has been handpicked, so guests have only the best on hand to facilitate complete relaxation.And wellness on the inside is ensured by the spa cuisine, which is not only prepared with the freshest organic ingredients, but also customised to complement the dietary requirements and the retreat goals of individual guests.With its abode in the lush valley of the crystalline Sahyadri mountains and overlooking the blue waters of the Mulshi Lake, this award-winning wellness resort is easily accessible from Pune and Mumbai.
2. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia
A recommendation by Holiday Canvas, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a conservation-based retreat, that combines absolute luxury and seclusion with a quintessentially Australian bush experience.
Six exceptionally private double treatment rooms feature an extensive range of exquisite treatments, signature experiences and pampering rituals, designed to revitalize the mind, body and soul. Holistic therapies are dispensed using Australia’s exclusive Sodashi skincare line, regarded internationally as the world’s purest spa brand. Each room enjoys a view of the majestic valley and the resort features a state of the art fitness centre and even a 25-meter swimming pool.
Situated in the Greater Blue Mountain World Heritage Area and nestled between the Gardens of Stone National Park and Wollemi National Park, this property is accessible via a private chauffeur car service, or alternatively an unforgettable aerial journey via a helicopter.
3. Castello di Casole, Italy
Then there’s the Castello di Casole, deeply rooted in the agricultural history of Tuscany dating back to the Bronze Age, as early as 3000 B.C. Housed in an old wine cellar rich with Murano glass, mosaic tile work and marble detailing, the Essere Spa exudes classic Italian elegance. Private gardens and pools inspired by Roman baths help guests embrace la dolce vita. They also host workshops where clients can learn to make their own organic beauty products. A full treatment menu is inspired by local ingredients – rosemary, grape and olive oil – with products from the French brand, Carita and the completely organic and anti-allergenic British brand, Ila. European spa and wellness experts offer an extensive collection of Etruscan, traditional and modern therapies and treatments at this Holiday Canvas recommended spa. Indulge in a range of offerings right from a full body scrub to a red wine hydro-massage finishing with a grape-seed oil rubdown. All of this, plus a feast for the eyes – you’re surrounded by vineyards and trapped-in-time hill towns that provide a dreamy setting.
4. Ananda–In the Himalayas, Uttarakhand
Ananda is one of the world’s most famous spas. Nestled in the Himalayas, this award-winning luxury destination spa resort, set in a 100-acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate, is another VIP PAX recommended destination. Ananda houses an expansive spa spread across 25,000 sq. ft which includes its 24 treatment rooms, state of the art gymnasium, outdoor temperature-controlled swimming pool and luxurious hydrotherapy facilities.The spa features more than 80 body and beauty experiences. The personalized therapy and activities programs are designed to meet individual needs and health goals – de-stress, detoxification and cleansing, deep relaxation, anti-aging, weight and inch loss. A team of qualified nutritionists, Western and Ayurvedic physicians, spa therapists, Yoga and Fitness experts all gently guide the guests towards a better lifestyle at this Himalayan spa and wellness retreat. Hollywood royalty goes here.
5. Ayana Resort and Spa, Bali
Bali is home to a tradition of massage therapies and ancient healing remedied, and VIP PAX suggests that no trip to the island is complete without experiencing the World’s Best Spa, Thermes Marins Bali. Intuitively designed to promote harmony of the whole, Thermes Marins Bali Spa offers indelible signature spa treatments including the Hot Shell Massage, AYANA Fusion, Seven Chakra Dhara and Lava Stone Reflexology.
One of the spa’s most sought-after treatments is the Thalassotherapy treatment that combines the powerful anti-oxidant benefits of seaweed, and seawater. Or you can try the Diamond Miracle Treatment which pampers you with the world’s most precious, luscious elements – diamonds, silk, pearls and champagne.
6. Huvafen Fushi, Maldives
Thirty minutes away by speedboat from Male International Airport, Huvafen Fushi houses 43 cottages on a singular island. The extravagant offerings on hand include the world’s first underwater spa, an excellent beach and gorgeous corals. VIP PAX recommends this retreat for a rejuvenating three-hour spa odyssey in a one of a kind location.
The submerged spa draws its guests to the world below into the soothing embrace of the sea. Relax with foot reflexology, indulge in strawberries and champagne and revitalize with a facial and Huvafen’s Signature Body Massage. It’s an intimate space in an unparalleled location.
7. The Twelve Apostles, South Africa
The location is beyond dramatic – over the Atlantic Ocean, flanked by the majestic Twelve Apostles Mountain range and Table Mountain, this hotel is Tripoetic’s top pick for the ideal escape.
Tranquility emanates from the Twelve Apostles, an award-winning spa hotel, 20 minutes away from Cape Town. The spa offers various signature treatments for couples that can be personalized. Some packages even include cocktails or any of the dining options available at The Twelve Apostles Hotel. The services are immaculate, but the space and setting are what makes the place unique. There are two outdoor gazebos with ocean views available for massages, a tranquility lounge and a saltwater flotation pool that helps in recovering from jet lag.
8. Tschuggen Grand Hotel, Switzerland
The Tschuggen Bergoase Spa is Tripoetic’s second recommendation. Close to the ski slopes, 1,800 mt. above sea level, the hotel’s structure is carved into a mountain and the epitome of modern luxury. The 5,000 sq. mt. spa and wellness facility is spread over four floors, with impressive Turkish and Swedish saunas and steam baths, treatment rooms, a lounge with a fireplace, a fitness area, options for medical wellness, hot and cold pools, an ultra-modern gym, and a huge hot tub to immerse yourself under the stars.
The place is a sanctuary – a sacred place to escape where you can have a romantic experience at the Polaris Spa Suite under Arosa’s starlit sky. In the suite’s relaxing atmosphere, you can savor a bottle of wine, enjoy sweet bites, and also watch a film of your choice or listen to your favorite music.
9. Royal Livingstone Victoria Falls Zambia Hotel by Anantara, Zambia
On the banks of the Zambezi River, The Royal Livingstone Hotel, a recommendation by Quantum Travels, evokes Victorian elegance and colonial traditions in impeccable style. It also offers unforgettable adventures.
Marrying world-class expertise with indigenous wellness culture and breath-taking scenery, a massage at the Anantara Spa is a guaranteed way to feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Indulge in a wide selection of their soothing signature massages; from Anantara massages to the unique and traditional bodyworks experiences such as Zambezi Massage and many more. If you like, their massage therapist will give even you an amazing foot massage by the poolside as you sip on your favorite cocktail whilst gazing at the mighty Zambezi River and the Victoria Falls with your loved one!
10. Qualia, Australia
A world-class luxury resort in the Whitsundays, Qualia is a private world of sensory perfection on Hamilton Island. Quantum Travels picks this property for their distinctive style combined with its sun-drenched location and intuitive service elevating this luxurious resort to world-class standards.
Spa Qualia is placed in the heart of the resort and is perfectly located to catch the soft sea breezes and take in the tranquil views of the Whitsundays, making it the ideal place to unwind. Their contemporary, yet indigenous approach to spa treatments offers deeper sensory experiences and each is thoughtfully designed to rebalance the synergy between mind and body and to capture the essence of Australia and the Great Barrier Reef.
11. Nihi Sumba Island, Indonesia
A Travel Duet presents their pick; this relaxed resort on the wide beaches of Indonesia. The stunning property itself it relaxing but the spa safari is the star of their spa menu.
Tailored to indulge each one of your senses, the NihiOka spa safari is a one of a kind experience. The day begins just after sunrise with a trek through rolling countryside hills, expansive rice fields and a traditional Sumbanese village, where guests have the special opportunity to meet the villagers and buy local crafts. After the trek, a fleet of staff bearing cold towels and fresh coconuts usher you to a dining area cantilevered over a private coastline where a full breakfast is served. After breakfast, your spa therapist will show you to your private cliff side room. Once settled, you may choose to enjoy a swim in the ocean or simply dive right into your selection of treatments, which range from body wraps and scrubs to 90-minute massages and an organic facial.
The day is centered around you, your wants and your needs at whatever pace that truly allows you to unwind. Guests are driven in open air vehicles back to the resort as the sun sets, having experienced both adventure and serenity in equal measure. The property also offers a host of other treatments such as reflexology, signature massage, deep tissue recovery etc.
12. Nayara Springs, Costa Rica
A cluster of secluded luxury villas hidden in the lush vegetation of Costa Rica’s pristine rainforest make up Nayara Springs’s ultra-exclusive Adults-Only boutique resort. A Travel Duet highly recommends the breathtaking natural beauty of the resort, kissed by a creek and with access to underground mineral thermal springs a result of its proximity to the Arenal Volcano National Park. The park itself is host to one of the world’s highest concentration of tropical plants and wildlife.
Inspired by nature, heir massages use organic coffee straight from farms nearby, volcanic mud from deep volcanic earth and chocolate clay made of organic cocoa beans. A sanctuary of serenity, beauty and indulgence, perched above the majestic rainforest, the spa creates a beautiful retreat where the body mind and natures come together in a perfect harmony and peace.
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