When your phone is lagging, the first line of defense is a reboot, and voila, it’s happy again and running smoothly. When you’re lagging, your first line of defense should be to reboot yourself. What better way than with a spa getaway. Few things feel as luxurious as pampering one’s self. Consider some of these options as you’re booking that vacation and consider a spa as your vacation destination.
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At more than 113,000 square feet, the first spa on our list is the largest spa and bathhouse not only in Norway but in the entire Nordic region. The Well features a large Japanese bath, a full-service restaurant and a host of spa treatments including facials for women and men, salt scrubs, wraps, massages and more. This spa is a paradise for adults (no one under 18 is allowed). While there is no hotel on site, they partner with many fine hotels in Oslo and offer packages and easy transpiration. A trip to Oslo with a visit (or two) to The Well offers the best of both worlds for your vacation.
Miraval Resort & Spa
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A long-standing, well-loved, and oft-praised inclusive spa resort, Miraval features luxury accommodations, world-class dining, and more than 120 complimentary wellness activities. You can also enjoy lectures, weekly fitness classes, three pools, and 24-hour access to their Body Mindfulness Fitness Center. You can find the balance your life needs at Miraval. With a full mind, body, spirit approach, Miraval promises to leave you feeling refreshed and back on track.
The Spa at Chablé Resort
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Next is Chablé Resort in Yucatan, Mexico that opened in 2016 with much fanfare and well-earned accolades with write-ups in publications around the world including Conde Nast Traveler, Travel & Leisure, Harper’s Bazaar, Departures, Marie Claire, and more. True to its setting, Chablé’s spa is the main focus of the resort as they combine modern techniques with traditions of the Mayan culture.
Tabacón Grand Resort Thermal Spa
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Situated in a lush rainforest in Costa Rica, Tabacón has the largest number of natural thermal hot springs. With spa services for individuals as well as couples, Tabacón’s spa menu includes their signature treatments: massages, facials, beauty touches, and hot springs enhancements. After a visit to the spa and thermal waters, you’ll need to visit their Shangri-La Gardens. This is an adults-only, open-air rainforest lounge with attentive butlers serving cocktails.
The Ranch Malibu
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Lastly we have a favorite local getaway for celebrities. The Ranch Malibu has been named one of the World’s Best Spas by Travel & Leisure in 2012, 2013 and 2016. The focus here is a healthy lifestyle and they have a program that features two acclaimed results-oriented, fitness and wellness retreats. They promise that guests will leave The Ranch lighter in weight with a toned body that is cleansed and detoxed.
So are you ready for your reset? Treat yourself with one of these spa getaways. You’ll be happy you did!