The World’s Best Spa Resorts

Do you feel like you are in need of a detox? We have picked our Top 5 luxury spa retreats from around the world, offering the ultimate in R&R

Thailand – Hua Hin

cs20080-112The legendary Chiva Som Spa retreat was one of the first luxury spa resorts around. For over twenty years it has been welcoming the world’s true spa connoisseurs, as well as the likes of Kate Moss and Madonna.

Tucked away amidst lush tropical gardens on the beautiful white sands of Hua Hin, Chiva Som offers a huge range of treatments. Between spa, fitness, holistic health and physiotherapy there are treatments for everyone to help relax, restore and rejuvenate. But there is no need to be overwhelmed as your initial wellness consultation on arrival will help you build the programme that suits you best. The resort boasts they offer ‘every guest a total lifestyle transformation to achieve wellness and longevity with a full range of health and wellness treatments’.
How to get there:
 There are direct flights to Bangkok from the UK on BA, Qantas, Thai Air and Eva air. Private airport transfers from the airport to Hua Hin take about 2-3 hours.
Maldives – Huvafen Fushi


The Per Aquum resort in Huvafen Fushi is one of the most luxurious resorts in the Maldives and the Lime Spa is regarded as one of the island’s best and most unique spa’s. Huvafen Fushi translates as ‘Dream Island’ and that is exactly what you will find when you arrive in this truly stunning paradise. Each of the luxurious bungalows and pavilions, whether nestled on the white sandy beach or sitting over the crystal clear lagoon, has it’s own private pool and the spa boasts a wide range of relaxing treatments.
For a truly unique spa experience you can enjoy the underwater treatment rooms where you can enjoy panoramic underwater reef views from the treatment tables. Plus the LIME SPA is the only spa in the Maldives to offer the hyaluronic oxygen treatment by Australian brand Intraceuticals. This is their signature LIME LIGHT treatment and the skin is oxygenated for brighter, firmer and more flawless skin.
How to get there:
There are direct flights to the Maldives from the UK on British Airways. Emirates offer flights via Dubai which is a popular stopover where you can enjoy luxury hotels, sumptuous spas and some of the best shopping in the world. Speedboat transfers to the hotel are generally included in your holiday price and take about 40 mins.

Italy – Tuscany

thermalThe Terme Do Saturnia Spa Resort is set in the stunning Tuscan countryside and located on the site of a thermal spring dating back beyond the Etruscan era. Alongside the spa there are options to golf, mountain bike and horse ride and the resident Michelin- starred chef creates seasonal menus that blend regional Tuscan cuisine with delicious, healthy options.
The multiple-award-winning spa and wellness centre is the only one of its kind in the world and has 54 treatment rooms all flooded by natural light. This natural sulphurous spring water is full of antioxidants and has anti-ageing properties and the warm thermal spring feeds all hot-water facilities in the spa. You can enjoy a wide range of treatments or simply relax in the thermal pools which are a constant 37C so you can swim all year round.

How to get there:
There are direct flights from all over the UK to the nearest airport, Rome (Fiumicino) which is about 150kms away. The hotel can arrange airport pick ups.


England – Hampshire


Chewton Glen is a luxurious country house spa hotel set in 130 acres of glorious Hampshire countryside on the edge of the New Forest. Listed as one of the ‘World’s Best Hotels’ by Conde Nast Traveller readers, this charming quintessentially English country hotel offers high levels of service and comfort.
The award winning spa at Chewton Glen offers over 50 treatments to help you unwind and re-energise. There is a hydrotherapy spa pool, a nail studio, aromatherapy saunas, crystal steam rooms and twelve individual treatment rooms offering a whole range of different treatments and holistic therapies. There are some really great day or weekend spa and stay packages available.
How to get there:
The hotel is located on the A335 in between Lymington and Christchurch in Hampshire, not far from Bournemouth.
Caribbean – St Lucia

bodyholiday-st-lucia-2-1The Wellness Centre in the Bodyholiday St Lucia is the Caribbean’s premier wellness destination resort. Set on a secluded cove of white sand beach, surrounded by tropical gardens and rainforest, the BodyHoliday is the ultimate getaway for body and mind. This unique resort offers an intimate and luxurious experience with stunning designer rooms with sweeping ocean views, top class restaurants with a healthy theme plus the award winning spa and various sports and activities. To top it off the hotel is all inclusive, so all food and drink is included, plus you can choose daily spa treatments and activities allowing you to build the exact wellness experience you desire.

Recognised as one of the world’s finest destination spas, the Wellness Centre is a true sanctuary, where every soothing treatment is designed to help you unwind, recharge and rediscover a sense of well-being. Choose traditional treatments and massage or enjoy a Ayurvedic holistic treatment or a Thalgo marine based treatment.

How to get there:
Direct flights to St Lucia are available from various UK airports. The flight is just over nine hours. Transfers are usually included if you book a holiday package with flights. Transfers take about an hour and twenty minutes each way. Helicopter transfers are very popular to the resort but expect to pay an extra £250 per person for this.



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