If you don’t know where to go next, here are the top favorite luxury retreats of celebrities around the world!
We all need to get away from the real world sometimes, to runaway from our daily routines, our jobs, our responsibilities and sometimes, from people around us. Thankfully there are several incredible luxury retreats around the world that allow guests a full and intense spa experience capable to make anyone forget about their problems.
Since celebrities are experts on luxury lifestyle and have a great taste on choosing travel destinations, today we decided to share with you the top luxury spas around the world that have gained the honor and recognition of many of our favorite celebrities.
Take a look below, and don’t forget to pack your bags!
BAGLIONI SPA, LONDON
The Baglioni Spa has been called a hidden gem in the heart of Kensington. It is in the five-star Baglioni Hotel and has three female and male steam rooms. The opulent facility is known for its specialized jet lag treatments and singer Christina Aguilera is said to make a point to visit the spa whenever she is in town. The spa often has specials, so plan your treatment ahead of time and you may get a massive discount.
Menu highlight: Besides the popular jet lag treatment, Baglioni Spa is also well known for its bride-to-be and mother-to-be packages.
STIFTUNG FELSENTOR, ZURICH
In the heart of the Swiss mountains, you’ll be taught by one of the most globally recognized yoga teachers while being treated to sensational views of the alps and Lake Lucerne. The seven-day spiritual luxury retreat will see you enjoying mudra and bandha meditation sessions. The Zen temple has been built with 100 per cent natural materials and Katie Holmes and Nicole Kidman are rumored to have attended the retreat.
Menu highlight: The wellness escape is divided into three-and-a-half hours in the morning and two hours in the afternoon. In between, there will be teachings as well as chanting of mantras and kirtans from the yoga and Tantra traditions.
Gaia Retreat and Spa: Byron Bay, Australia
Gaia means spirit of mother earth and co-owner and actress Olivia Newton-John makes sure that the 10-hectare site is extravagance at its best. Gaia embraces a choice philosophy and this means that you won’t be made to do anything you don’t feel like doing. “We give our guests a place to really surrender and ground themselves, by reconnecting back with Mother Earth and the spirit of intuition,” says general manager Gregg Cave.
Menu highlight: A remedial massage with well-known therapist Tim Acklin is a must. The beauty of the Gaia program also lies with the focus add-ons, which allow guests to choose between prioritizing diet, mental health and detox elements.
SHIZUKA NEW YORK DAY SPA, NEW YORK
This lavish Japanese day luxury spa in Midtown Manhattan has a fan in Victoria Beckham. Famous for its unusual facial massages, it is the Geisha Facial that gets the most talk. Therapists use bird poop (nightingale droppings to be precise) to rejuvenate the skin. Getting an appointment at this trendy spot can be difficult, so if you’re planning on going to New York, make a booking way in advance.
Menu highlight: While Victoria Beckham apparently loves the skin softening effects from the Geisha Facial, the Coffee Break Mud Wrap is also ranked as a rejuvenation must.
AYANA RESORT AND SPA: JIMBARAN BAY, BALI
In 2016 alone, Ayana Resort and Spa won over 30 awards across the globe, recognizing the resort not only for its facilities but also for its luxury and attention to detail. Located on top of Jimbaran Bay, this picturesque resort and spa is the perfect place for your ultimate relaxation journey. Beauty pageants often send contestants to the resort prior to the main show and, according to reports, Claire Danes has enjoyed the key attraction: Bali’s only aquatonic sea water jet pool. Known for its therapeutic effects, the two-hour treatment is highly sought after by guests.
Menu highlight: Ayana has not one but four signature treatments on the menu which include the hot shell massage, Ayana fusion healing journey, seven chakra dhara and lava stone reflexology. Note: They’re all incredible!
Chiva-Som resort, Hua Hin, Thailand
Translated, Chiva-Som means haven of life and this oasis on the Hua Hin coast of Thailand is just a three-hour drive from Bangkok International Airport. The VIP facility attracts the likes of Hugh Grant, Elle Macpherson and Kate Moss. Specializing in detoxing, the wellness resort has a customize spa diet where the chefs prepare low-calorie options that specifically cleanse and detox the body. The focus is on harmony between the mind, body and spirit and all packages include elements of these.
Menu highlight: The holistic health facilities at Chiva-Som allow for a diagnosis of all your needs, with a special focus on fertility.
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