Relax and revitalise in these top spa hotels

Ellie Swain

Senior Contributor

The need to reset, rejuvenate, and disconnect from the rest of the world is more important than ever, with many of us living busy schedules and juggling various responsibilities. When it all feels a little too much, it may be time to retreat to a serene spa hotel to relax and take some time to yourself. Whether you need somewhere to unwind, reconnect with a loved one, or simply get away from life's daily stressors, we’ve got you covered.

Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort Spa

The hilly peninsula of Uluwatu in the southern tip of Bali is famed for its azure waters, white sand beaches, and looming limestone cliffs. It’s even known as being home to some of Bali’s best beaches.

The Renaissance Bali Uluwatu Resort Spa sits in this leafy region of Bali, featuring contemporary accommodations and a plethora of luxury amenities for guests of all ages. One of the resort’s highlights is its lavish spa, where you can be pampered ‘til your heart's content with a complete suite of soothing treatments, a mixology counter, a sauna, and a steam room.

If you can bear to tear yourself away from the spa, be sure to laze on one of Ulutwatu’s famous beaches. For example, the postcard-perfect Padang Padang beach featured in the blockbuster hit Eat Pray Love with the one and only Julia Roberts.

Goa Marriott Resort and Spa

A favourite among travellers and bohemian types, Goa seemingly has it all: golden sand beaches, thrilling water sports, and mouth-watering cuisine. The region has plenty to offer everyone, from solo travellers to families to honeymooning couples.

Swap Goa’s world-famous parties (or experience both) and head to the Goa Marriott Resort and Spa for a blissful retreat away from home. This five-star resort sits on the northern edge of the buzzy Miramar Beach.

Indulge in a day of self-care at Quan Spa, where you’ll have your pick of treatments, including a calming Thai massage, a sweet-smelling jasmine body scrub, or a relieving foot reflexology session. Complete your day of relaxation with a snooze in one of the resort’s beachside hammocks – pure bliss.

Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa, Algarve

The southern Algarve region of Portugal is famed for its roaring coastlines, ornate archways and caves, and year-round pleasant, warm weather. The region’s epic waves make it a surfer’s haven, and the surrounding nature makes it a great base for hiking.

The Pine Cliffs Ocean Suites, A Luxury Collection Resort & Spa is a charming seaside resort welcoming families, honeymooners, and friends with its impressive amenities, a serene spa, and delectable dining.

The resort is home to Serenity – The Art of Wellbeing, the biggest spa in the Algarve. This relaxing oasis features an indoor pool and an outdoor area to enjoy the warm weather, complete with a jacuzzi and a selection of restaurants and bars. After your spa appointment, why not head to the Mirador Champagne Bar for a glass of bubbly overlooking the rugged clifftops and frothy ocean.

Forte Village Resort - Villa Del Parco and Spa, Sardinia

Southern Sardinia has it all for a memorable holiday spent in the sun – stunning cities, archaeological sites, white-sand beaches, winding hiking trails, and beautiful nature. Oh, and here’s not forgetting that mouth-watering Sardinian cuisine and wine.

For a trip of pure relaxation, head to the sublime Forte Village Resort - Villa Del Parco and Spa in southern Sardinia. The resort is surrounded by plenty of greenery and provides access to a wide range of amenities – including the Acquaforte Thalasso & Spa.

Twenty-five years ago, the medical team at Forte Village revolutionised the realm of thalassotherapy: the use of seawater and marine substances for health. Led by Dr Angelo Cerina, the medical team developed a unique and powerful method for detoxing, rejuvenating, and enhancing the health of the body. Try this revolutionary seawater treatment yourself, where you can indulge in a thalassotherapy course which involves dipping in six pure Sardinian seawater pools at different temperatures and saline densities to improve your health.

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