Top 5 Resorts for Spa Junkies

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    Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan, Bali

    You’d be hard-pressed to find a more breathtaking setting to relax and unwind than the Sacred River Spa at the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Sayan. With its dense jungle greenery and the soothing sounds of the Ayung River flowing nearby, you’ll feel an immediate sense of serenity as soon as you step foot on the property.

    Tucked away among the rice fields and herb gardens the spa’s six treatment areas float within a large lotus pond; you’ll want to splurge on one of the three secluded villas, which provide the utmost in privacy and luxe amenities (think open-air showers and large soaking tubs). Ancient Balinese healing traditions, like chakra balancing, are the specialty here, though you’ll find plenty of restorative massages and glow-boosting facials on the menu, too.

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    St. Regis Bahia Beach, Puerto Rico

    The 10,000-square-foot Remède Spa at the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort allows visitors to take full advantage of Puerto Rico’s natural beauty: The spa’s many services are inspired by Puerto Rican rituals and make use of ingredients that are indigenous to the area (coconut, sugarcane, vanilla oil extracts). Plus, as part of their effort to create a truly customized spa experience, Remède Spa has an herbal bar—filled with fresh mint, lavender, rosemary, and other herbs harvested from the resort’s onsite plant nursery—from which guests can choose the ingredients they ​want to be used in their treatments.


    The spa also boasts an impressive meditation program and offers Spa Without Walls—which means you have the option of enjoying your decadent body scrub and stress-melting massage outdoors under a palm tree, on the beach, or on your own private terrace.

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    Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos

    Set on its own private island in Turks & Caicos, the gorgeous Parrot Cay by COMO is a little slice of paradise in the middle of the Caribbean. The best part: the COMO Shambhala Retreat, a series of airy, bright pavilions featuring massage rooms, Japanese baths, a Pilates studio and open-aired yoga room, and an outdoor Jacuzzi garden.

    The spa menu is filled with Asian-inspired treatments (like Ayurveda and Shirodhara) that are sure to leave you feeling deeply relaxed. If facials are more up your alley, don’t miss out on the offerings here—they use luxe products from French chemist and skincare expert Rene Guinot.

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    Rancho la Puerta, Tecate, Mexico

    Located just three hours south of Los Angeles, Rancho La Puerta is a rustic retreat where health and wellness take center stage. Fitness is hugely important here (they host over 80 workout classes!), as is their focus on self-healing and restoring balance to the mind, body, and soul.

    On the property’s 3,000 private acres of lush gardens and meadows are three spa sanctuaries where their holistic treatments—they use aromatic and medicinal herbs that are grown on site—are performed. From Reiki, acupuncture, and chiropractic sessions to seaweed body wraps and hot stone massages, there’s something for every spa enthusiast on the docket here. (Do yourself a favor and book the Rosemary Loofah Salt Glow: a mixture of fresh crushed rosemary, oil, salt, honey, and oatmeal exfoliates your skin while cleansing pores and increasing circulation.)

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    Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa, Nicaragua

    Nicaragua’s Mukul Beach, Golf & Spa will wow even the most seasoned of spa-goers. Each of the spa’s six individual suites (which they call “temples”) is designed around a different ancient healing tradition and comes with a curated sequence of treatments for you to enjoy over a three-hour, half-day, or full-day time slot; you’ll have the whole suite to yourself, so you can stay as long as you’d like.

    For those looking to detox, the Oriental-inspired Hammam Temple is an ornate hideaway where you’ll be treated to a black soap cleanse, Moroccan volcanic clay mask, and Argan oil massage to rid the body of toxins and impurities. Or, if complete relaxation is your desire, book a stay in the Secret Garden Temple where a Watsu treatment—it’s a pressure-point massage therapy similar to Shiatsu that’s performed underwater in a warm pool—will ease any lingering stress and fatigue.