Six of the best new spa retreats in the world that will help you to relax, reset & recharge
When it comes to living your best life, here at VIVA we believe that nothing trumps rest, relaxation and rejuvenation especially when it involves travelling to exotic locations for these experiences.
And although there are super spas, health and beauty salons in Manchester and Cheshire, they don’t quite match retreats in idyllic locations throughout the world, for example, those that might be situated in the midst of a rain forest, or perched on the shore of a private island. Bliss!
From caviar facials at the Maldives’ most luxury hotel and vegan-friendly treatments in Rhodes, to a new organic spa in the heart of Bangkok’s bustling capital – these are just some of the best new spas, treatments and wellness programmes that are on VIVA’s hot list right now.
So sit back and relax, or even detox and indulge, in these heavenly retreats that could help you to reset and recharge yourself for the year ahead.
Velaa Private Island: New Spa Range and Holistic Wellness Programme
At forefront of the wellbeing movement, leading the way to integrate health and wellness into all aspects of the guest experience. This year, the Maldivian resort will launch its brand new Velaa Spa and wellness programme.
Drawing upon a philosophy based on the balance between Body, Nutrition, Fitness and Mind, the new Velaa Spa will include a range of new products and experiences, including 3- and 5-day holistic wellness experiences including four different experiences, including The Detox, The Relaxing, The Rejuvenating and The Fitness Reviver package.
With an assortment of treatments unique the island, it has created a new spa menu of luxury massages and facials. A range of signature treatments include a chardonnay body scrub and a green caviar facial, which uses a mixture of caviar, pearls, gold trace element and ultrasonic waves to create an ultra-luxury, rejuvenating experience.
It has launched its very own line of spa products and bespoke scents, Velaa Spa Products, inspired by the island’s flora and fauna. Alongside their own spa range, Velaa have launched two new lines of spa products. The first is the organically produced Kotoshina, originating from Kyoto, Japan and second is Dr Burgener, created by the celebrated wellbeing practitioner Dr Marc Burgener.
ThalassoSpa at Lindos Grand, Opening May 2020: Vegan Treatments with A View
Officially opening in May 2020, Lindos Grand Resort & Spa, Rhodes will launch its brand-new spa which sees ThalassoSpa and Natural Spa Factory join forces to create a collection of natural and botanical signature spa treatments for the face and body, including vegan-friendly treatments. Featuring a stylish internal-external pool, the resort’s new ThalassoSpa incorporates ancient Greek remedies in their signature treatments, with the use of oils, herbs, flowers and botanical plants sourced locally from the island.
Couples are invited to indulge with private spa treatments, a selection of unique facials and tailored massages including sea-salt exfoliation and a honey-body masks, all designed to promote inner well-being and rejuvenate the soul. The spa will also be offering unique vegan-friendly treatments including rosemary and guarana body masks, as well as a raw cocoa, coconut and coffee full body treatment.
Taking dvantage of the beauty of the resort’s natural surroundings, guests of Lindos Grand can get closer to nature with beach-front yoga and horse-back riding, to hiking in the Greek mountains. As well as the ThalassoSpa, an open-plan gym offers floor-to-ceiling windows and suites offer undistributed ocean views with wrap-around infinity pools, inviting true serenity.
Emerald SPA, Maldives, Now Open: Treatments Rooted in Ancient Healing
Having recently officially opened in December 2019, Emerald Maldives Resort & SPA has now unveiled their new Emerald SPA; situated on one of the quietest parts of the island, the spa brings a Balinese-inspired, healing wellness concept to this destination that is like no other. A real first in terms of spectacular design, the Emerald SPA is cocooned by lush canopies and palm trees, creating the feel of a Balinese jungle – a sanctuary within a sanctuary.
Rooted in ancient healing practices, Emerald SPA offers a full range of Balinese, Ayurvedic and Thai based rituals in the privacy of 10 villa-style air-conditioned treatment rooms. From traditional Shiatsu Thai massages, aromatherapy treatments using medicated, herbal oils, Abhyanga massages that target appetite and insomnia, and practices designed to aid depression and lesson anxiety – the new SPA beautifully embodies a holistic approach. Luxury skincare brand Elemis is used in treatments, bringing its reputation and proven efficacy to the tailored wellness experience. Home to a relaxation area with an Indonesian style pool, steam bath, sauna and jacuzzi, Emerald SPA is a place of calm, connection and compassion.
Vie Hotel Bangkok, Thailand: Launching New, 100% Organic Spa
A city-centre sanctuary in the heart of Thailand’s bustling capital, located a stone’s through to Siam, the city’s upmarket shopping district, Vie Hotel Bangkok has recently opened one of the finest boutique spas in the city – VIE Spa by ORGANKIA. Offering 100% organic and natural spa treatments, this newly renovated luxury spa will offer a series of deeply restorative 150-minute signature packages designed for detox, calming, purifying and uplifting, along with an array of full body treatments, facials and scrubs. Each treatment emphasizes the power of aroma to unlock the senses through a unique blend of both calming and energising scents, designed to create a sense of balance amidst the busy city environment.
Conveying a sense of pure luxury, the VIE Spa boasts gold, white and bronze décor with six private treatment rooms as well as a specialised Thai massage room and couples’ rooms, as well as an expansive spa suite with a private jacuzzi, for ultimate relaxation.
Zen, Body and Mind Spa Opening at Zafiro Palace Andratx: Personalised Wellbeing in Mallorca
Summer 2020 will see the opening of Zafiro Palace Andratx, a new, all-suite, 5-star Palace Hotel within the Zafiro Hotels portfolio, that brings a breath of fresh air to the Mallorcan coastline. When it comes to wellbeing, personalised programmes and treatments will be at the top of the agenda at the Zen, Body & Mind Spa. Guests will be invited to find inner bliss with a selection of luxury massage cabins, a sauna, 2 spacious indoor swimming pools, complemented with a high-tech fitness centre.
The pinnacle of stylish, modern luxury, up against the backdrop of authentic, rustic Mallorca, Zafiro Palace Andratx presents a refreshing alternative for those in search of a destination where chic and contemporary design, modern amenities, breath-taking views and thoughtful service is deeply rooted in local traditions. Set in the charming village of Camp de Mar, sheltered by mountains and full of natural charm, the hotel is steps away from a blue flag, sandy beach and 10-minutes from the ancient town of Andratx, with its quaint narrow streets, rural heritage and sprawling farmlands alive with oranges, olives and grapes.
Santiburi Koh Samui, Thailand: New Spa Treatments and Wellness Packages for 2020
Situated on one of Thailand’s most secluded beaches, Santiburi Koh Samui’s Lén Spa is delighted to announce the launch of a range of unique treatments and holistic wellness packages for 2020, positioning itself as the island’s latest secret for an all-encompassing fitness and wellness retreat. Intuitively combining the finest modern-day wellness technology with traditional techniques, drawn from the wisdom of Southern Thai massage, guests can recline with the knowledge that the highly skilled therapists will restore a profound sense of balance.
New treatments include the luxury Intensive Gold Facial, using active ingredients to reduce wrinkles and improve skin clarity, Bamboo Amma Sculpting Treatments, using warm bamboo, sculpting oil and Monsoon Wrapsody, as well as a rejuvenating black mulberry body mask, and even a Spinal Tibetan Energy Balancing treatment. Guests are also invited to treat themselves to the ‘Wonder of Life’ package encompassing 7 hours of Lén Spa Bliss with a hot stone massage, foot reflexology massage as well as a manicure and pedicure.