Five of the World’s Best Luxury Spas

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Luxury Spa

If you are looking for the ultimate in relaxation and pampering, then a luxury spa getaway is clearly the best choice of holiday for you. January is well and truly here, and with increasing reports that winter is about to come back with a vengeance, now is the perfect time to get out of the country!
Whether you’re just looking to escape the grime of inner city life or you've decided you need to really treat yourself in the new year, here are five of the best.

Indonesia – COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali
The Shambhala Estate takes its name from the Buddhist sacred place of bliss, and once you’re here it becomes easy to see why. Set in 23 acres of beautiful lush mountain jungle, the estate is a true natural nirvana for those looking to leave the city far behind.
With only the best yogis, therapists and treatments, COMO ensure that your health is taken good care of; it’s no wonder the resort is a favourite of many A-listers.

Portugal – Longevity Wellness Resort, Algarve
Famous for its pure air and thermal natural spring, the Longevity Wellness Resort is a haven for pampering. You’ll stay in the chicest accommodation surrounded by luxury, and you can take in the stunning coastal views whilst you relax.

Hike up the mountains to discover the thermal baths or stay inside and enjoy the gourmet cuisine and yoga classes, the choice is yours. If you can get past the awful name, the Longevity Wellness Resort is pure ecstasy for relaxation.

Thailand – Chiva-Som International Health Resort, Hua Hin
Beloved by the likes of Liz Hurley and Elle “The Body” Macpherson – not to mention Thai royalty – Chiva-Som is situated on the beautiful sands of Hua Hin, the famous “seaside of Siam.”
After working up an appetite with a session of tai chi or aqua aerobics, you can sate it with sumptuous Thai cuisine in the Emerald Room, then relax in the Jacuzzi before chilling on your ocean view balcony. You could even try riding an elephant if you’re feeling adventurous!

United States – Four Seasons Hualālai, Hawaii
Hawaii is known for being a remarkably luxurious place for a relaxing holiday, so if you’re looking for one of the most beautifully peaceful destination spas abroad, you can’t go far wrong with the Four Seasons on the idyllic Kona-Kohala Coast.
With six swimming pools, eight tennis courts and a golf course, it’s the perfect place for a sporty getaway, or you can just lie back on the white sands and let the warm waves lap at your feet as you soak up the sun.

Iceland – Blue Lagoon Geothermal Spa, Reykjanes Peninsula
Just one hour from Reykjavik, this geothermal spa is set in breath-taking mountain scenery, and is a cure-all for any skin problems. Take a tour around the awe-inspiring lava caves, enjoy the heat of the steam room and get a luxurious massage.

Blue Lagoons natural thermal waters are packed full of beneficial minerals, meaning they’re great for your skin, and they tend to sit at the 40 degree mark – perfect for a nice hot soak!

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