Whether it’s a tropical paradise, a forest hideaway, a lake cabin or an iconic hotel resort, here’s my ultimate bucket-list spa destinations. Some I’ve been lucky enough to visit, some are on my to-do list and others I’m just happy to dream about…
1) The Datai Langkawi (Malaysia)
2) Monart (Ireland)
3) Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa (Germany)
4) Sha Wellness Clinic (Spain)
Credit: She Wellness Clinic
Picturesque. Personalised. Detox.
Located at Sierra Helada natural park on the shores of the Med this picturesque, almost futuristic, wellness location is for those looking for a serious ‘wellness’ retreat that offers the full 360 package from fitness, diet, rejuvenation and spa treatments. I get the impression if you’re looking for despacito and a mojito at 2am you won’t find them here. Perusing the online reviews it seems the Sha resortexcels in detox programs, weight management and natural therapies whilst offering the slickest, contemporary residences. They mean business here.
5) Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Thailand
Credit: The Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok Thailand.
Opulent. Vibrant. Iconic.
The stuff of legends, this is the iconicMandarin Orientalhotel in Bangkok and probably one of the most wish-listed hotels in the world. Thailand’s colourful capital offers vibrancy like no other and this 140-year-old hugely famous hotel offers the ultimate blend of chic style and traditional comfort. There’s an endless list of spa treatments on offer but the Oriental is most famous for its signature rituals such as its old-fashioned traditional Thai massages. Celeb spotting a must.