Are you sitting at your work-desk thinking about that well deserved vacation that will spoil you with body massages, facials, detox meals, and Ayurvedic beauty treatments? Do you know that a spa and resort vacation can help you escape from the everyday pressures of life and relax in a beautiful and tranquil environment. There are some specific destination spa holidays, which are designed to create awareness in men and women about their health, by putting together physical fitness activities and healthy lifestyles.
Some ‘relaxing’ vacations also include hobby-based getaways. One can book spa holidays to pursue canoeing, biking adventure, kayaking, walking, ski adventure and golf. If you are searching for a relaxing spa retreat, also available are stress management retreats, yoga vacations, weight loss vacations and retreats with lessons on spirituality.
Which spa is best for you? Here are some tips on how to find the perfect spa vacation.
Choose a resort and spa vacation that fits your needs. If you’re looking for a spa to refresh your spirit, then choose a tranquil spot that will be most restful to you. That could be an oasis in the desert or a peaceful resort on the ocean. Choose one that is within your price range, so won’t add to your already high stress level.
Choose one that you feel you can get to or afford easily. Remember the purpose of a spa vacation is to relax and de-stress, not add more. There are stress management spa resorts that will teach you techniques to lower your stress level and give you a better quality of life. They may teach you yoga or meditation so you can more easily control your stress. Stress can make you sick in body and in spirit.
If you are looking to be just pampered there are spas that will do exactly that. All you need to do is go and do what they tell you. This spa will pamper you with facials, massages, and manicures, the whole works. That could be exactly what you need for this time of your life.
Do you feel the need to lose weight? Then a resort and spa that will specialize in weight reduction should be your choice. Most of these spas will provide you with healthy foods, personal trainers, aerobics, nutritionist, and therapists. They will work with you to change your lifestyle to not only lose the weight but to keep it off once it’s gone. They will train you to make the right choices and continue your exercise routine when you return to your regular return. Sometimes it’s that little push that can give you the incentive to make permanent changes in your lifestyle for a healthier and happier you.
You may choose a spa vacation that will pamper you but also give you the opportunity to play nine holes of golf or take a private lesson. They offer all the same features of a regular spa but also include your favorite pastime to make it even more enjoyable.
Your choice might be a get back to nature spa. You can do that in some of the most beautiful spots in Southern California. The Spa Montage offers you a retreat on the ocean to reconnect with nature and you. It offers quiet, peaceful surroundings and therapeutic treatments.
You may choose to go to a relaxing spa by yourself, with a spouse or significant other or with a larger group. A spa retreat is a great idea for reunions and family gatherings, and corporate brainstorming sessions. Maybe you would love to go to a spa on your honeymoon. It could be one of the most restful trips you’ll ever take together.
Regardless of what spa vacation you choose. You will come away with a renewed sense of serenity and peace, and a new awareness of your body and how its surroundings affect it. So, go for it, whether you take a solo trip, a trip with a spouse or best friend, or meet as a group, you will find the spa experience to be a welcome break in this hectic, stressful world.
Many luxury spa resorts exist but we hand-picked a few goodies just to share with you.
|This award-winning holistic spa is located in beautiful Turks & Caicos. Villas and rental residences have wrap-around, floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the island’s natural beauty and breezy porches with stunning views of the water or gardens. This luxury Caribbean resort offers abundant activities above and below the water including day excursions around the islands.
The spa itself features traditional and Eastern-style massage as well as natural anti-ageing treatments. Pilates and yoga classes are complimentary for all guests. Or make the most of your Caribbean vacation with a yoga retreat to restore your body and mind.
|Coined the first luxury spa in Asia, the Banyan Tree Spa has multiple locations throughout Asia and Indonesia. Spa therapists are trained at the Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket ensuring high standards of quality and consistency across all locations. Banyan Tree takes a whole-health approach to physical, mental and spiritual renewal with ancient health and beauty practices passed down over several generations.
The Banyan Tree Spa in Seychelles, located about 1000 miles east of Kenya in the Indian Ocean, this popular vacation destination is nestled amid a lush tropical forest flanked by an exquisite granite mountain backdrop. The resort occupies its own private cove next to the water. Guests can enjoy plenty of privacy with secluded villas, some with their own pool.
|Kamalame Cay is a private 96-acre hideaway just off the coast of Andros Island in the Bahamas and is only accessible by the resort’s own private seaplane or ferry. Guests can enjoy three miles of soft sandy beaches, a fresh-water swimming pool, and delectable Caribbean cuisine prepared right on site. There are 19 stylish accommodations ranging from marina rooms to spacious cottages and villas.
Activities are coordinated throughout the day and there is a weekly Bahamian-style banquet with live music. The spa offers a nice refuge with professionals working around the clock. Weekend wellness packages are a perfect way to sample a little bit of everything for the ultimate Bahamas vacation.
|The Spa Grande at the Grand Wailea resort is a 50,000-square facility and is consistently rated as one of Hawaii’s top luxury spas. If you’re planning to travel to Hawaii this year, this Maui resort is not to be missed. The Spa Grande’s menu includes five aromatic baths and unique Polynesian beauty treatments to unite wellness, beauty, and nature.
The resort features comfortable and well-appointed suites and villas, the latter of which feature fully equipped kitchens, private elevators, and attached garages. These Maui accommodations boast dramatic water views and have all the conveniences of home, ideal for long-term stays and yet perfect for short romantic escapes.
|Travel to Australia to experience the Angsana Great Barrier Reef, which is located next to the oldest rainforest at the world’s longest coral reef. The Angsana is the only resort in Palm Cove that fronts the Coral Sea. This Australia vacation spot’s natural beauty is complimented by it’s abundance of indulgent amenities such as beach hammocks, three swimming pools, and luxury suites.
The spa embraces the contemporary, holistic and non-clinical tropical garden spa concept and offers invigorating treatments and “sensory experiences” in a tranquil environment. Guests can receive pampering in serene open-air pavilions or in private air-conditioned indoor rooms.
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