Have you pledged to make 2023 your year to feel good? We're here to help. From spiritual ceremonies and ancient rituals to cutting-edge scientific approaches and all-encompassing programmes, get pampered with our expert pick of the ultimate spa spots and wellness experiences.
Find Your Inner Calm at Porto Elounda Golf & Spa Resort
Along with a beautiful Blue Flag beach, stunning sea-view accommodation and an array of fabulous facilities, Crete's Porto Elounda is home to Europe's very first Six Senses Spa - spanning an impressive 2200-square-metres. As well as a menu of tranquil treatments and rituals that combine the latest science with some good old Greek ingredients, the spa is home to a Finnish sauna, Turkish hammam, outdoor bubble beds, a thalassotherapy pool, thermal suite and exclusive tepidarium. The latter combines the elements of glass, heat, stone and marble to induce complete calm.
Discover Your Spiritual Side at Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan
Ready to escape the everyday? Book a stay at this seriously secluded rainforest hideaway. You'll arrive by crossing a dramatic bridge over the Ayung River Valley, before an otherworldly descent through a valley of gardens and terraced rice paddies. At the jungle-shrouded Sacred River Spa, classic treatments are joined by authentic Balinese spiritual practices and rituals to restore your inner energy. Life talks, meditation, chakra ceremonies and yoga can all be enjoyed too, while traditional healers enhance emotional and physical wellbeing by delivering spiritual messages.
Recharge and Restore at Royal Hotel Sanremo
Set within immaculate sub-tropical gardens filled with fragrant flowers, this formerly royal retreat that first opened in 1872 channels the serenity and beauty of the Italian Riviera. Along with a designer heated outdoor seawater swimming pool, beach and excellent dining options, the hotel houses the Royal Wellness, a stylish and modern spa. Inviting you to pause for a moment and truly reset, it offers a range of exclusive face and body treatments using all-natural herbal products from the Italian brand MEI. Beyond the treatment rooms, facilities include a hydromassage pool, Turkish bath, Vitarium and relaxation space. A true oasis of peace to rebalance body and mind!
Rebalance Your Immune System at Lefay Resort & SPA Lago Di Garda
Nestled on a hillside overlooking the sparkling waters of Lake Garda, this resort effortlessly combines Mediterranean relaxation with Eastern wellness, offering spa experiences that nourish the mind, body and soul. As well as restorative treatments using the finest products, the 4,300-square-metre spa offers a selection of immersive and truly transformative multi-night health programmes. These include the 5-Night Immune System and Intestine Programme - including food menus, consultations and therapies that have been especially chosen by experts to help strengthen the immune system and improve your wellbeing.
Harness the Healing Benefits of Nature at JOALI BEING
Secluded on the Maldivian island of Bodufushi, JOALI BEING promises a first-of-its-kind wellness retreat, offering science-backed wellbeing experiences that emphasise the restorative powers of nature. Honouring the ancient tradition of healing through water, the hydrotherapy hall offers Watsu therapies and a Salt Inhalation Room, while wellbeing treatments incorporate everything from quartz crystals to volcanic stones. You'll also discover ATKAR - the expansive herbology centre where local herbs and essential oils are turned into bespoke teas, body creams and massage products.
Become a Master of Meditation at Amilla Maldives Resort & Residences
Surrounded by a UNESCO-listed World Biosphere Reserve, this luxurious island retreat is dedicated to conserving and celebrating its natural bounty. After choosing from the extensive selection of spa treatments (many of which incorporate the island's plants) you can relax your mind and truly connect to your surroundings with a variety of meditation methods. These include chakra healing meditation, pranayama breathwork, tree hugging therapy and the locally inspired 'sufi whirling' meditation - including a spiritual dance that encourages peace and liberation.
Eat Cleaner and Greener at LUX* Grand Baie
Take care of your mind and body at this luxury spa hotel in Mauritius , located on the island's most coveted beach. The wellness offerings here span four floors and each wellness journey is uniquely tailor-made to the needs of the guest. Complementing the cutting-edge spa and various wellness programmes, the 'Keen on Green' initiative challenges chefs to create food that is delicious, nutritious and focuses on local produce as to keep food miles as low as possible. Carefully sourced, local ingredients are transformed into creative (and ridiculously tasty) plant-based dishes that everyone love. These gloriously green options are labelled on the menus across the resort's many restaurants.
Boost Your Fitness at Al Bustan Palace, A Ritz-Carlton Hotel
Arabian elegance meets plenty of movement at this magnificent Muscat hotel. Start the day with yoga on the beach, before taking to the Sea of Oman by kayak, paddle board, catamaran or sailboat. You can also head out to the majestic Al Hajar mountains on a guided hike, soaking up sensational views as you work up a sweat. Back at the hotel, make the most of four tennis courts (with pro lessons available), a yoga studio and fitness centre with the latest state-of-the-art equipment, before heading to the Arabian fort-inspired Al Bustan Palace Spa by The Ritz-Carlton for a treatment or soak in the Hammam.
Connect To Your Heart at Six Senses Ibiza
Set in a secluded spot in northern Ibiza, this Six Senses sanctuary focuses on spirituality, sustainability and wellness. From science-backed spa treatments and sleep programmes to sunrise salutations and sound healing, you can expect a pioneering wellness journey that goes way beyond your ordinary spa experience. Designed for those suffering from feelings of anxiety, disconnect or grief, the 'Love your Heart' programme helps you to heighten your compassion, awareness and consciousness through a mindful hike, chakra meditation, holistic massage and 'spirit animal' discovery.
Give Your Legs a Treat at Capri Palace Jumeirah
Stay and unwind like royalty at this elegant bolthole - designed to resemble an 18th-century Neapolitan palace. Overseen by doctor Professor Francesco Canonaco and his team of highly qualified doctors, therapists and dieticians, the award-winning Capri Medical Spa is all about innovation. Perhaps the best example of this is Professor Canonaco's cutting-edge Leg School®. It offers a gentle yet effective way to look after your legs and treat vascular problems, through the application of clay mud and medicated cold bandages in a revolutionary (and top secret) formula!
Build Your Resilience at Rosewood Mayakoba
Sustainability, luxury and authenticity combine at this luxury Mayan hideaway. Set on a private island at the heart of the resort, Sense, A Rosewood Spa® offers treatments that combine time-honoured remedies with indigenous ingredients, as well as a range of personalised and totally transformative wellness experiences. The 3-day Journey to Resilience retreat invites you to walk in the footsteps of ancient healers to experience the benefits of local healing herbs and wellness practices - to ultimately renew your body's natural resistance to infection and disease. Rosewood Mayakoba also shorter retreats, such as the two-day Cenote Healing Retreat which explores the healing properties of these crystalline freshwater pools and includes a private wellness experience on Rosewood Mayakoba's spa cenote deck, and exclusive off-site visits to two secret cenotes as well as the transformative treatments.
Find Serenity at Sea with Celebrity Cruises
Whether you want to soak up the Mediterranean sunshine or explore the Galápagos Islands, Celebrity Cruises offers a range of luxury ships and carefully curated voyages. And while you can't beat the thrill of waking up in a new destination daily (particularly with the many shore excursions on offer) holidays are about unwinding too. Luckily, Celebrity's Edge® Series ships house wellness facilities that rival those of many luxury hotels - from the therapeutic SEA Thermal Suite to a stunning spa offering a range of cutting-edge treatments inspired by the ocean.