THE UNTITLED MAGAZINE’S TOP FIVE LUXURY SPA RESORTS

 

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There is no better way to relax and rejuvenate than going to a destination spa resort. Here are our top 5, ranging from the dessert oasis to the private lodge retreat in the woods.

1. Amangiri

Amangiri is located on 600 acres in Canyon Point, Southern Utah, close to the border with Arizona. The resort is tucked into a protected valley with sweeping views towards the Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument. Built around a central swimming pool with spectacular views, the resort blends into its dramatic surrounds where deep canyons and towering plateaus create a raw landscape of immense power. Amangiri’s Aman Spa features a floatation therapy pavilion, water pavilion with sauna, steam room, cold plunge and step pool, fitness centre and yoga pavilion.

The Aman Spa at Amangiri is a 2,322-square metre (25,000 square foot) destination unto itself, providing a serene setting for relaxation and rejuvenation. The entrance is reminiscent of nearby slot canyons and opens into an intimate reception and lounge area featuring a glass tiled, sky-lit reflection pool and a central fireplace.

Leading off the reception is a private courtyard, individual dressing rooms and a series of pavilions. As guests move from space to space within the spa, their sense of discovery echoes that of moving through the rock formations and canyons within the surrounding landscape.

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2. Split Apple Retreat

New Zealand’s Split Apple Retreat is unlike anything you’ve ever visited before. A quiet, luxurious hideaway built high into a cliff-face right on the ocean, a few minutes away from the South Island’s stunning Abel Tasman National Park, it offers both every indulgence as well as the additional promise of exceptional good health.

There’s also every opportunity at the Retreat to relax and pamper yourself  with pristine surrounds, a saltwater pool on the deck, a spa and sauna, private access to beaches, massage, acupuncture, meditation guidance and other stress reduction therapies. Close by is some of the best bushwalking in New Zealand, as well as secluded beaches, sea-kayaking and a helicopter service for drop-off at even more isolated spots.

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3. Avi Spa Port Dickson

Avi Spa is a sanctuary of seclusion from daily life. it is where stillness, simplicity and silence fuse into a contemplative space to create a refuge for elements of solitude to allow your body and mind to arrive at an optimum balance of aura and peace. we are a place that restores emotional balance.

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4. Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru

Banyan Tree Vabbinfaru has received several awards since its founding in 1995. Recognised for its superior comfort and seclusion, it has steadily increased its foothold in the minds of those seeking the ideal beach getaway.

Banyan Tree Spa Vabbinfaru promises to be an exclusive hideaway in the Maldives. Enjoy the gentle breezes of the Indian Ocean and rejuvenate your senses with a range of spa treatments developed based on traditional Asian healing philosophies. At Banyan Tree Spa Vabbinfaru, therapists extend a warm welcome with their intuitive touch and a dedicated service attitude.

Banyan Tree Spa Academies are established in Bintan in Indonesia, Phuket in Thailand and Lijiang in China to standardise the training of all spa therapists. Formal training programmes ensure all Banyan Tree Spa therapists are well-equipped with a consistent level of excellent service skills.

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5. Calistoga Ranch in Napa

Calistoga Ranch— a Napa luxury resort nestled in a secluded Upper Napa Valley canyon on 157 lush, oak-lined acres is a rarefied luxury retreat where nature not only coexists with, but helps create, a completely new level of connection, comfort and contentment. Every detail, each dedicated staff member, conspire to bring a deep sense of enrichment and renewal. From a celebration of Napa wine and food to restorative Napa spa offerings… experience a seamless mingling of the outdoors and in for endless inspiration.

Luxurious Napa lodges inspire serenity—with warm furnishings, natural textiles and original artwork accent the beautiful wooded setting; each lodge features welcoming fireplaces, private patios and expansive views. The private Napa restaurant celebrates the rich culture of local wines and cuisine, making use of the lush bounty of the region. For those seeking rejuvenation, it can be found at The Spa, where guests can indulge in tantalizing napa spa treatments and take advantage of the region’s natural healing mineral waters. Other Napa resort amenities and perks include a state-of-the-art fitness center, a yoga deck, a pool featuring dramatic views of the resort’s private vineyard and oak groves, and 140 acres of land dedicated to hiking and active pursuits.

Book your next spa resort getaway now here.

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