Let’s be honest: it’s only May and we all want a holiday already. It’s the time of the year when Spring gives us an itch to travel, and makes us dream of flights, hotels, massages… Basically we dream of the day we get to kick back and relax! If you also love being pampered, like any self-respecting beauty lover, here is our solution: 10 beauty and wellness destionations for your next trip. Just take a look at the gallery, you will see, it’s basically a beauty-themed round-the-world trip! There is really everything: from an ashram to a private island, from a floating salon on a ship to a manor farm. It will be very hard to decide in what order to visit these incredible places, but we are quite sure one day we will manage to see them all! Ready to go?
Masseria Torre Coccaro (Contrada Coccaro, 8, 72015 Savelletri di Fasano, BR, Italy)
The essence of Dolce Vita, in a corner of Puglia that very closely resembles paradise. This location hosts one of Aveda’s most beautiful SPAs, featuring a romantic pool built into the natural caves found on property grounds. The treatments offered here all use natural, locally-sourced products, something that provides a very authentic experience. Make sure you don’t miss the yoga, pilates or tai chi classes on the beach, or in the beautiful olive garden that surrounds the manor farm.
The Good Ship Benefit at R.S. Hispaniola (Victoria Embankment WC2N 5DJ, London, UK)
Yes, you got that right. It’s a boat we are talking about! And it’s moored in London until August 31st. The Good Ship will treat you to your Benefit experience in a unique scenery. You will find a restaurant, a treatment lounge and the ever-present Brow Bar on board. The coolest detail here is that all cocktails are makeup-themed… And delicious! Cheers.
Suncadia Resort – Glade Spring SPA (3600 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum, 98922 Washington State, US)
The destination for whoever wants to relax while surrounded by green mountains – the dreamlike landscape around the SPA is part of the treatment. Settle into your [ comfort zone ] treatment offered at the brand’s signature location in Glade Spring, in the Cascade Mountains. The focus here is on relaxation and rebalancing, and it is very hard not to go home feeling satisfied. Do not miss the outdoor mineral water tubs: they are the most touching part of the whole experience.
Velaa Private Island (Republic of Maldives, Maldives)
“I quit! I am running away to a desert island!” If that is your mood, see you in Velaa, which is not a desert island per se, but it is at least private: you will not risk running into too many other guests during your stay here. This is one of four My Blend by Clarins SPAs worldwide; and we find it very hard to find the right words to describe Velaa. You will wake up into a dream, and you will constantly have to pinch yourself, throughout the day, to make sure that no: this is not a dream. A place like that really exists.
Amangiri Resort (1 Kayenta Rd, Canyon Point, 84741 Utah, US)
Nestled in the arid mountains of the American Southwest, this resort feels like another dimension, where you will be able to find complete relaxation, or go on an adventure if you need an adrenaline kick. The focus at Amangiri SPA is on hózhó, a Navajo concept embracing beauty, harmony, and health. The treatments and experiences available here take a cue from the native tradition, which is based on the natural elements of fire, air, water and earth.
The Beauty Bubble Salon & Museum (61855 29 Palms Hwy, Joshua Tree, California, US)
An unusual destination for anyone who wants to discover a bit of history, and take fun photos. Time has stopped in Joshua Tree, and in the ageless Beauty Bubble you will find a salon and a totally unique museum! You can discover more than 3,000 objects related to American beauty history here, and ask the hair stylists for a beehive or pompadour hairstyle, so that you can blend in with the vintage, pastel-colored surroundings.
Dhara Dhevi (51/4 Chiang Mai – Sankampaeng Road Moo 1, Amphur Muang, Chiang Mai, Thailandia)
3,100 square metres, entirely dedicated to inner peace. The Dhevi SPA here houses 11 treatment suites, with holistic therapy and exclusive wellness programs. The scenery makes the difference, too: the SPA was built by 150 local artisans in the style of traditional Burmese residences. It took three years to build this spectacular place.
Vana (Mussoorie Road, Malsi, Dehradun, Uttarakhand 248001, India)
A wellness retreat – an ashram, actually – that will completely regenerate you, taking care of your physical, mental, emotional and spiritual health. The long trip to get to this location will feel like it’s worth it, when you see how attentively every guest is taken care of, and taken on a self-discovery trip. The wellness offer here includes yoga, ayurveda, natural therapies, a SPA, a fitness space and water therapy.
Botanique Hotel & SPA (R. Elídio Gonçalves da Silva, 4000 – Bairro dos Mellos, Campos do Jordão – Sao Paulo, 12460-000, Brazil)
Complete silence, and total communion with nature: these are the two main features that make this location so special. The Botanique SPA offers unique treatments, taking their cue from local biodiversity, and Afro-brazilian and native cultures, as well as traditional dance, and local martial arts. Not to be missed are the floating pods, featuring video projections and underwater sounds.
SHA Wellness Clinic (Carrer del Verderol, 5, 03581 L’Albir, Alicante, Spain)
The perfect location for anyone who feels they need to recharge before going back to their lives of daily routine and stress. The view on the Mediterranean is just incredible, as are the clinic’s treatments, all carried out by super qualified staff. Make sure you plan to have some extra time to visit the surroundings: from Alicante to Altea, you will not regret it.