A World Travel Guide to Spas

Spa Vacations have grown in popularity as the ultimate getaway vacation for those seeking a relaxing atmosphere. Whether your next spa vacation is for yourself, with a few close friends or will include the family, there are many spas around the world to choose from.

The Spa Hotel Bergkristall in Germany is situated on the edge of Oberstaufen where the highlands and Alps meet. This wellness spa hotel offers magnificent views over Switzerland, Austria and Germany. It is an ideal location for the ultimate in relaxation. Their Kristall Spa provides Ayurveda massages, cosmetic treatments, nutritional foods, Schroth Therapy and outdoor adventures.

Organic gourmet meals, all natural products and a salt system pool are only a few of the luxurious amenities you will find at the Algonquin Spa Resort in Ontario Canada. This lakeside resort and all-organic spa offer guests a variety of massages, scrubs, facials, wraps, reflexology and aesthetician services.

North Carolina’s Westglow Resort and Spa sits in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the United States on 20-acres of mountainous land. The Greek Revival mansion is a unique place to discover rejuvenation for your body, mind and spirit. Allow yourself to be pampered with a Declero facial or a hot stone massage after a day of tennis, biking, hiking, luxury camping or one of the many other outdoor activities offered by Westglow Spa.

Budapest may be the city of spas but the Danubius Hotel Gellert in Hungry remains the city’s most traditional and therefore, favoured spa. Their famous thermal bath will have tired muscles soothing in no time. The thermal spa is combined with a wellness complex and offers many unique experiences that include indoor and outdoor pools, thermal baths, sun terrace, and a variety of massages and beauty treatments.

Whispering Horse Arizona in the southern United States hosts the Miraval Resort and Spa. It is here where guests can indulge in their popular Equine experience, which is only one of more than 30 activities offered each day. This unique spa provides therapy through animals where people are encouraged to communicate with the horses to learn to understand themselves. Therapist Wyatt Webb will coach people through their spa experience.

The Tuscan region of Italy is filled with natural thermal outlets that date back to the Etruscan times. For a free thermal spa experience, the 52-degree waters of Bagni San Filippo in Siena can be enjoyed from early morning into the late evening. These waters have proven effective for a number of ailments. The nearby spa hotel options include Bagno Vignoni or the exclusive Terme di Saturnia.

The beautiful red cliffs of Utah are a natural lure for many to join in outdoor activities such as rock-climbing, hikes, and canyon bike rides. At Red Mountain Resort and Spa in St. George, The Sagestone Spa and Salon extends a variety of skin care and body treatments, massages and salon services that incorporate natural ingredients native to Utah.

The magnificent views over the Rocky Mountains combined with brisk, fresh air and a Scottish-style castle is an experience not to be forgotten. The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel can be found atop a ledge overlooking the town of Banff in Alberta. As the perfect getaway for families or couples, the Willow Steam Spa provides the most luxurious comfort in an unforgettable setting.

Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal Spa in Leicestershire England combine modern facilities with traditional English charm. Ragdale Hall has been voted with many awards, including the Best Spa in Europe. Offering spa day packages and overnight spa break experiences, treatments from fitness assessments to holistic well being, body massages and scrubs can be enjoyed in this relaxing setting.

This American luxury boutique hotel in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia is where the Lorien Hotel and Spa can be found. These sophisticated accommodations offer a lavish retreat for those in need. Close to many local monuments and attractions, the spa itself is comprised of a lush courtyard that is ideal for guests to relax and enjoy the sounds of nature. This beautiful resort extends a variety of spa services that include manicures, pedicures, massages, facials and body treatments.


The Spa Hotel Bergkristall
Algonquin Spa Resort
Westglow Resort and Spa
Danubius Hotel Gellert
Miraval Resort and Spa
Bagni San Filippo
The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Red Mountain Resort and Spa
Ragdale Hall Health Hydro and Thermal SpaLorien Hotel and Spa