A spa holiday is considered the ultimate ‘escape’ from the everyday stresses of life and one of the best ways to rejuvenate. According to research by market research firm TechNavio, the global spa market is due to grow by 6% in the next four years. Here, we look at some of the most popular spas that will accommodate our needs according to our personality type – from nature lovers and forest bathers to luxury seekers and romantics.
The Best Spa Breaks According to Your Personality
For Health Seekers
Talaso Strunjan, Slovenia
Slovenia is a land of healthy water. Its thermal and mineral springs are a source of health and well-being. The renowned Slovenian health resort and thalasso-therapeutic centre is located in a protected landscape park on the Slovenian coast. With as much as 2,300 hours of sunshine per year, Talaso Strunjan offers numerous opportunities for both relaxing and active holidays, and of course the beneficial effects of the Mediterranean seawater, climate, mud, and salt. The room price at Villas Talaso Strunjan is £82 per night for two people sharing.
Two Bunch Palms, Greater Palm Springs
Palm trees, mountain views and hot springs draw millions of visitors to Greater Palm Springs each year and are ideal for travellers seeking privacy and tranquillity. Perfect for those that value sustainable travel experiences and soaking in natural mineral waters, Two Bunch Palms is a luxe property and one of the first carbon-neutral resorts in the United States running entirely on solar power.
Treatments Inspired by Nature
Get pampered with plants at Pure Skin Spa, Seattle
Travellers looking for organic treatments only, Pure Skin Spa in Seattle will help guests attain and maintain their healthiest and most beautiful self. The botanical sanctuary offers the finest organic skin, body and beauty treatments whilst using the latest technology in skincare and organic beauty products. Pure Skin Spa aims to remind visitors to appreciate the world around them whilst acknowledging the healing properties of plants.
For the Romantics
Vale Resort Spa, Vale of Glamorgan, Wales
Named Wales’ Best Resort Spa for two years in a row at the annual World Spa Awards, the Vale Spa oozes well being and relaxation. With 19 treatment rooms and five bespoke relaxation zones, it is a perfect place for a romantic break for two.
The resort’s spa and leisure facilities include a 20-metre pool, whirlpool bath, steam room and sauna with prices starting from £85 pp including a tour of spa facilities. The price of the room at Vale Resort is from £109 for two people per night.
For Those Who Want to Try Something New
Saraku Sand Bath Hall – Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan
The only natural sand bath in the world, the Saraku Sand Bath Hall on the thermal island of Kyushu is the perfect place to indulge in a new wellness experience. Visitors will be enveloped in warm sand infused with natural coastal hot spring water.
A study from Kagoshima University’s medical faculty proved that sand bathing is effective at curing nerve pains, backaches and broken bones.