As you may know, we love spas and the best part to us are the saunas! There are so many incredible spa getaways all around the world so if you are looking to travel and still get your spa fix, you are in luck! The best part about these spa getaways is that you can easily be active during the day, swimming, hiking, biking and more, or you can choose to relax all day. After you are done having fun all day, then you can come back to the spa and relax after a long day exploring.
On the other hand, spa getaways are a fantastic way to just rejuvenate without doing anything at all. Sip some tea by the pool. Lay in the hot tub. Perhaps even receive a massage or a facial treatment. Finally and of course most importantly, don’t forget to use the sauna! There are three types of saunas you can use on your spa getaway and they are a traditional dry sauna, an infrared sauna, and a wet or steam sauna. Either way, you will leave feeling rested and rejuvenated.
5 Best Spa Getaways All Around The World
Iceland is one of the best places in the world for a spa getaway! The entire country is filled with geothermal activity and as a result, Iceland has some of the best spa getaways in the world. Their steam showers/steam saunas are beyond fantastic because they are situated right over the geothermal earth which makes them hot and fantastic.
One of the best spa getaways in Iceland is the Blue Lagoon. The Blue Lagoon has two hotels, the Lava Hotel and The Retreat At The Blue Lagoon. The Retreat is very expensive and has the best spa at the Blue Lagoon and easily one of the best spas in Iceland. If you are in North Iceland then GeoSea spa is another wonderful choice. It offers less but the views are fantastic!
#2. A Cruise
Most people don’t immediately think of cruises when they think of spa getaways, but this is totally the wrong mindset to have. Cruises have some of the best spas in the world and some even include the price of the spa in your cruise fare. The best part about the spas onboard cruises is often the view. After all, what is better than relaxing in a sauna or hot tub with the ocean rolling by out your window?
So many cruise lines offer fantastic spas onboard. The Celebrity Edge comes complete with a stunning and brand new spa. Holland America Line and Norwegian are two other mid-range cruise lines that offer wonderfully complete spa getaways. Finally, if you are looking for a true luxury experience, consider a brand such as Oceania or Regent Seven Seas. Either way, taking your spa getaway on a cruise won’t disappoint!
If you are local to the United States or Canada and are looking for one of the best spa getaways without traveling too far, head to Colorado. Colorado is a wonderful all-year destination. It hosts skiing in the winter and hiking, biking, and shopping during the summer. There are many wonderful spas and resorts in the Colorado ski towns that you will love.
If you are looking to take your spa getaway in Colorado, consider flying into Denver and then driving to where you need to go if it is within a few hours. This will allow you to save money that you can later spend on spa treatments. After all, what is better than relaxing in the warm spa with views of mountains in the background?
Similar to Colorado above, you may not immediately think “spa” when you think “Florida” but Florida is a wonderful place for your spa getaway. If you are from the USA or even Europe it is easily accessible. Since Florida is home to Disney World, tons of international flights from all around the world go there so you can often find affordable flight tickets. Speaking of Disney, the Orlando area is home to some of the best spas in Florida! From the Waldorf Astoria to the Ritz Carlton and Disney-specific properties, the spa getaway options in Orlando are wonderful!
If you are looking for the beach, head to Saint Augustine, the Florida Palm Beaches, Naples, or Key West. All up and down the coast there are wonderful resorts that are perfect to host your dream spa getaways!
If there is one place we loved visiting for a spa getaway, it is Austria. Austria is home to some of the best spas in the world and spa culture is huge in Germanic countries! Saunas are frequented by entire families and you can purchase a day pass to a little towns sauna or choose to stay at a resort that has the spa included in the price.
There are wonderful spas and saunas all around Austria so no matter where you go you will find something that suits you! If you want to be in the city try Vienna. Mountains? Head over to the Alps near Salzburg and Innsbruck. If you really want to get away from it all, consider the Vorarlberg region! Austria is essentially spa getaway heaven and you won’t be disappointed!