Tucked away in secluded spots, these boutique spa hotels don’t need to be sprawling to offer an oasis of tranquillity.
If you’re feeling in need of a little TLC, consider escaping to one of these top luxury hideaways. Blessed with peaceful surroundings, a limited amount of rooms or suites and, of course, exceptional spas, you’re sure to emerge feeling re-energised and totally relaxed.
1. Son Brull Hotel & Spa, Spain
Head to this small luxury hotel to enjoy total privacy and idyllic views of the Mallorcan countryside. Set in a former monastery, Son Brull Hotel & Spa is a bolthole on the outskirts of the historic town of Pollença, an enchanting area with sleepy cobbled streets to explore. While it’s retained much of its original 12th century architecture, the hotel is now a contemporary retreat, nestled in peaceful olive trees.
The spa at Son Brull Hotel is luxurious through and through. Offering a choice of all-natural treatments and impressive facilities, it has hydrotherapy rooms, Japanese-inspired holistic massages, relaxation classes and rituals. This five-star countryside retreat also has an infinity pool and sundeck, which is the perfect place to unwind after your aroma relax massage or pampering spa treatment.
For something extra special, book a relaxing romantic couples massage at sunset, or a side-by-side massage in the couple’s treatment room. Afterwards, you can enjoy the gorgeous views with a chilled glass of Cava and delicious fresh strawberries.
For more luxury spa hotels close to home, see our experts’ favourite spa hotels in Europe.
2. Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal
Set in the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Douro Valley, the Six Senses Douro Valley has an elegant and charming aesthetic. You’ll be surrounded by ancient vineyards and enjoy wonderful views overlooking the Portugal countryside and nearby mountains. The hotel’s location creates an intimate atmosphere with just 60 rooms, suites and villas, helping you to feel calm and relaxed from the moment you arrive.
Six Senses are known for their wellness offering, and this one doesn’t disappoint. The hotel spa offers a dedicated wellness programme, which blends Portuguese traditions with the elements of water, wood, and stone. It’s designed to teach you how to fully centre yourself and maintain your wellbeing.
You can choose from a range of treatments and experiences, including a healing chakra spa treatment, art therapy in nature and a fire ceremony. If you’re feeling adventurous, head outdoors for a forest bathing experience or reignite your senses in the herbal sauna.
With ten treatment rooms, there’s plenty of space for you to relax and unwind with the experts. And don’t forget to take a dip in the indoor pool with massage jets, which offers spectacular floor to ceiling views of the valley and countryside.
Six Senses Douro Valley was also picked by our Travel Specialists as one of the best luxury hotel spas in the world.
3. Zornitza Family Estate, Bulgaria
Surrounded by vineyards and gardens, this place is a breath of fresh air in the rolling hills. With its rustic atmosphere, it’s the perfect place to find your inner peace and tranquillity. You’ll soon feel at home at this cosy and welcoming family resort, so sit back, relax, and breathe in the picturesque views.
You can choose from a selection of wholesome activities designed to benefit your physical and mental wellbeing, as well as holistic experiences to ensure a memorable trip. You’ll find luxury elements around every corner, and the modern ZOMA Body & Soul Spa is a haven of zen music, salt and jet pools, and steam baths. After your blissful spa treatment, head to the indoor thermal pool for a soothing post-massage dip.
While the spa scene here is incredible, there are plenty of options to maintain your physical health too. Whether you want to play a round of golf, work up a sweat in the gym, or explore the local area on a scenic cycling trail, this family estate is the perfect place to stay active.
4. Fusion Resort Cam Ranh, Vietnam
Set in the sublime surroundings of the central coast of Vietnam, the Fusion Resort Cam Ranh is a fabulous spa hotel perched atop a 28m tall sand dune. If you’re seeking wellness and tranquillity, the heavenly views of the ocean are guaranteed to instil your inner peace.
This beautiful boutique hotel features just 72 suites and villas and focuses on natural living experiences, which are channelled through stimulating your senses. The hotel’s unique ‘all-spa-inclusive’ package means you can enjoy two daily treatments per guest, so you’ll never have to go long without feeling pampered.
Expert therapists are on hand to provide an extensive range of treatments, including facials, all-over body massages, and rituals. If you want to stay active and maintain your physical wellbeing, you can work out at the fully-equipped fitness studio or join a yoga, tai chi, qi gong or meditation class.
5. The Sarojin, Thailand
As one of the most popular boutique spa hotels in Asia, The Sarojin is on par with some of the best spas in the world. Surrounded by forested national parks, gardens and beaches, this small, personal resort is the ideal secluded beach hideaway for your next romantic holiday. Whether you’re going on honeymoon or looking for ways to reconnect with your partner, spending time here is sure to be memorable.
With its soundtrack of birdsong, the secluded Pathways Spa incorporates many natural elements into the treatments, ensuring you can truly feel at one with nature. Floating above the main estuary, you’ll access this rustic spa via the private boardwalk.
Why not enjoy a rejuvenating spa massage as you listen to the calming sounds of the Andaman Sea? And don’t miss the four open-air treatment pavilions. Each is equipped with a couples’ bath and rain shower, and you can use them for a range of treatments and wellness activities, including yoga and meditation.
“I had one of the best massages ever at this hotel. It also has a gorgeous beach that you can walk along to find some local restaurants” – Erica, Far East Product Manager
6. Layana Resort & Spa Koh Lanta, Thailand
Nestled on a mile-long stretch of white sandy beach, the private and exclusive Layana Resort & Spa Koh Lanta is the ideal destination for ultimate tranquillity. This adults-only luxury resort is surrounded by tropical greenery, and its infinity pool overlooks the point where Thailand meets the Andaman Sea.
The award-winning Linger Longer Spa offers an extensive treatment menu, including romantic couples’ packages. For something different, this spa has a unique Salt Room, where you can relax and breathe in the salt and mineral-infused oxygen to enjoy additional health and wellbeing benefits.
This desert-island style hideaway also has a new wellness zone, where you enjoy a wellness pool, gym, and half Olympic-sized pool. Afterwards, enjoy a healthy and refreshing drink at the Healthy Juice Bar.
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