Image: Elmau Schloss, Elmau, Germany

We have often heard that travelling is good for the soul. Studies show that visiting a new place, trying on the local cuisine, and experiencing thrilling activities all contribute to the charging of adrenaline to an all-new high. Let’s add to that the relaxing and rejuvenating feeling one gets when staying in a spa resort, with exhilarating views of nature and you have the perfect formula for a zen moment. 

I am excited to share with you a list of the most fantastic spa resorts I believe you should try at least once in your life! Get ready for these Luxury Travel post covid recommendations.

Here is my selection of a Top 8 Spa Resorts (in random order):

  1. Selectum Luxury Resort, Belek, Turkey

Selectum Luxury Resort is one of the 5-star hotels in Antalya that offers an up-close experience of pure luxury and comfort.

Treat your self to a unique Turkish Bath Scrub and Foam in their Pure Beauty and Spa. This ancient practice of scrubbing away dead skin cells and purifying afterward with a foam massage will leave you feeling refreshed. 

  1. Mandarava Resort and Spa, Phuket, Thailand

This luxurious contemporary sanctuary oozes with the charm and splendor of a tropical hillside resort. 

The Cheeva Spa, located on top of a hill, is fully equipped with massage rooms, a steam room, and an outdoor jacuzzi. 

Some happy customers left favorable reviews like: “The ladies in Cheeva Spa were delightful, and their hospitality is second to none.” 

  1. Elmau Schloss, Elmau, Germany

Elmau Schloss is tucked between Zugspitz Glacier and the Karwendel Mountain Range in one of the most beautiful regions of the Alps. The G7 Leaders used this resort in 2015 with spacious rooms overlooking breathtaking views of the mountains. 

Their spa offers a wide selection of treatments, including massages, beauty treatments for the skin, facials, and manicures. Yoga, Taichi, and Pilates classes are also available.

  1. eqUILIBRIA Seminyak, Bali, Indonesia

This uber-modern haven is aptly located in trendy Seminyak, Bali. They live by the concept that the cosmopolitan traveller works hard and plays harder, are more health-conscious, tech-savvy, appreciate the finer things in life, and value the world that we live in. 

Spa treatments are not to be missed here. Their spa interiors are the perfect example of minimalist, spacious, white décor, combined with relaxing and tranquil treatments.

  1. Royal Champagne Resort and Spa, Champagne, France

Royal Champagne Resort and Spa is built on a hill, with views of the vineyards of France’s Champagne region. It is a modern take of a wine country retreat house. Guests who stay during harvest season may take a bicycle ride to the farms and watch the grape-pickers at work.

From the vineyards, come home to a world-class spa, overlooking the vines. Choose from their array of spa treatments and feel the transformation to a healthier version of you. 

  1. Hideaway Resort and Spa, Maldives 

Built on a crescent-shaped private island, this Instagrammable resort offers a choice of private villas or private villas with pools for its guests to unwind.

Not only will foodies and gourmands be ecstatic over their culinary experience, but utmost of their concern is the wellbeing of their guests, that is why they have a selection of treatments available at the Hideaway Spa. The spa honors the harmony of body, mind, and spirit. It is a total journey of the senses.

Hideaway Spa is a winner of several international Best Spa Awards. 

  1. Nayara Gardens. Costa Rica

Staying at the Nayara Gardens is like entering a world of laid-back luxury. This resort was built around a rainforest, carefully leaving a lot of the jungle untouched for the wildlife to roam around their natural habitat freely. 

Their open-air spa is the perfect place to disconnect from the world and connect with nature. Imagine enjoying coffee scrubs and volcanic mud wraps while listening to the sounds of the birds and the stillness of the rainforest. 

Nayara Gardens is the recipient of multiple awards, including Top 20 Resorts in Central America by The Traveller Magazine,  and 2020 Top 10 Best Resorts in Central America by the Travel + Leisure.

  1. The Farm at San Benito, Batangas, Philippines

The Farm at San Benito is a 48-hectare luxury eco-wellness retreat just outside the nation’s capital, Manila. It is where the city dwellers seek refuge for a weekend of relaxation and total wellness. They have suites and villas that typify Filipino architecture amidst lush greeneries. 

At The Farm, they believe that guests should achieve holistic optimum wellness. In alignment with this ethos, the resort serves only plant-based whole-food. They offer medical-guided detox programs, weight loss journeys, and stress-management, alongside traditional spa therapies.  

The Farm has received several accolades, including Best Medical Wellness Resort – from Senses Awards Germany. 


Whether you want to unwind or take in the sights of breathtaking landscapes and stunning sceneries, escape from the stressful surroundings or reinvigorate your weary body, the above spa resorts have all the ingredients to restore harmony in mind, body, and spirit. So call your travel agent and plan out your next holidays with any of the eight spa resorts to start recharging!

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Willy Hobal /