11 Hotels Around the World With Next-level Spas

From adults-only to kid-friendly

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Equinox/Patina Maldives/Murphy O'Brien/The Lodge at Blue Sky

Back in the day, hotel spas seemed like an amenity mainly reserved for couples on a romantic getaway and mother-daughter duos who needed a break. That definitely isn’t the case anymore. As wellness has become an integral part of so many travel itineraries, properties around the world have upped the ante on programming related to beauty, fitness and holistic wellbeing (yes, that means the spiritual side of things). And it’s certainly not a one-size-fits-all all equation for pampering, sweating it out or mind-body-soul alignment. At some resorts, that looks like soaking in hot springs followed by an in-room massage. While others take a more science-based approach with biohacking sessions. 

If you’re in need of a little R&R, consider booking an overnight or a weekend away at these hotels with next-level spa and wellness offerings.


1. Patina Maldives (North Malé Atoll, Maldives) 

  • Best for: couples 
  • Why We Love It: rejuvenation and romance  

The Maldives is a honeymoon haven, so it should come as a surprise to absolutely no one there are many resorts for romance and relaxation. Patina Maldives boasts one of the most robust and revitalizing wellness programs around with a soulful spa that offers immersive experiences such as float pods and watsu therapy, meditation, sound healing, and yoga. It certainly doesn’t hurt that in between massages, stretching and soaks in jetted plunge pools plunge pools, couples get to canoodle in private overwater villas.  

2. Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea (Maui, Hawaii) 

  • Best for: luxury-lovers  
  • Why We Love It: concierge, cutting-edge wellness in paradise  
  • Rate: from $1,395/night 

The Four Seasons Resort Maui at Wailea is a luxury legend. And all that poshness certainly extends to the wellness side of things, which leads the charge in the whole-glove wellness space. Through a partnership with Next|Health, the five-star property provides guests with access to NAD+ IV therapy, vitamin shots and biomarker testing—and that’s in addition to all the straight-up pampering stuff like oxygen facials, body scrubs, acupuncture and reiki. Fitness doesn’t just go down in the gym but also on stand-up paddle boards in the ocean and the boxing on the deck.  

3. Banyan Tree Mayakoba (Playa del Carmen, Mexico)

  • Best for: girls’ trips
  • Why We Love It: margaritas and massages  
  • Rate: from $600/night 

A girls' weekend can go in a variety of different directions, but when you’re seeking some TLC (and maybe ceviche and mezcal), it’s got to be Banyan Tree Mayakoba. Tucked between the lush jungle and mangrove marshes, this sustainably minded five-star resort is a true retreat you’ll want to share with your best gal pals. Inspired by a mix of Mayan and Asian traditions (the brand first launched in Phuket), the crown-jewel spa doles out signature therapies ranging from Thai massages to Javanese deep-tissue massages.   

4. The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection (Wanship, Utah)

  • Best for: outdoor enthusiasts  
  • Why We Love It:fresh alpine air and nature-driven treatments   
  • Rate: from $1,699/night 

The Lodge at Blue Sky, Auberge Resorts Collection is a luxury mountain lodge in the Wasatch Range that’s all about connecting to nature. The cliffside wellness sanctuary supplies facials and massages plus yoga on the deck, guided meditation, cold plunges and energy healing in a shrub-shrouded tent. In keeping with the property’s outdoorsy ethos, there’s also horseback riding, hiking and tours of the sustainable farm. Accommodations invite relaxation with floor-to-ceiling glass windows to soak in the views and outdoor showers for sudsing up under the blue sky.  

5. Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas (Las Vegas, Nevada)

  • Best for: party animals 
  • Why We Love It: the ultimate hangover cure  
  • Rate: 

It’s been said that what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. The only problem with that tagline is that non-stop debauchery takes a toll. Then again, there’s no rule stating you can’t party and get pampered.  A stay at the Waldorf Astoria Las Vegas will help you recover from the effects of late nights out in Sin City. The 27,000-square-foot spa delivers the most deluxe detoxifying experience with luxe treatments and wellness packages, a Hamman, a Laconium, a vitality pool, a salon, and a dedicated yoga room. Rooms with blackout shades promise restful zzzs no matter what time your head hits the pillow.  

6. Equinox Hotel New York (New York, New York)

  • Best for: Staycationers   
  • Why We Love It: high-tech halcyon at Hudson Yards   
  • Rate: from $979/night 

A wellness-focused urban oasis in the City That Never Sleeps, Equinox Hotel New York, located at Hudson Yards, levels up well-being with Science-backed treatments such as techno-therapy, NutriDrip IV therapy, gold collagen facials and lymphatic drainage massages as well as a year-round heated outdoor rooftop pool and barrel saunas. Guests also get access to a massive, state-of-the-art gym with personal training, Pilates and barre. Designed for optimal sleep, rooms are equipped with temperature-regulating beds, noise-proof windows and blackout shades. 

7. Castle Hot Springs (Morristown, Arizona)

  • Best for: adults-only 
  • Why We Love It: mineral-rich hot springs and dreamy desert views 
  • Rate: inquire for rates 

Admittedly, it can be rather hard to unwind fully when energetic little ones are running around and screaming a few feet away — hence why most spas have a 21+ policy. Castle Hot Springs understands the need for peace and quiet. The entire sprawling 1,100-acre luxury desert resort is a kid-free zone with healing natural hot springs, meditation, a HaloIR sauna (basically, it combines dry salt inhalation and infrared light), massages and reiki. The property also hosts sleep retreats complete with circadian-boosting yoga, morning hikes and slumber-promoting techniques.  

8. Hotel Valley Ho (Scottsdale, Arizona)

  • Best for: bachelorette parties 
  • Why We Love It: Pampering and poolside revelry  
  • Rate: from $329/night 

Hotel Valley Ho—once a popular escape for Hollywood legends like Bing Crosby and Zsa Zsa Gábor—has gotten a facelift in recent years. The present-day iteration combines mid-century architecture and contemporary amenities for a retro-chic vibe that attracts bachelorette groups looking to turn up the revelry and do some rejuvenation. VH Spa puts beautification and detoxification (so necessary after a few too many poolside cocktails) on the menu courtesy of chromotherapy saunas, antioxidant facials, hot stone massages, and a fitness center with Peloton bikes.  

9. Coworth Park (Ascot, United Kingdom)

  • Best for: mother-daughter getaways    
  • Why We Love It: rural relaxation 
  • Rate: from $557/night 

Moms and daughters—or, shall we say, queens and princesses—deserve an elite escape that’s fit for royalty. At Coworth Park, an idyllic 240-acre estate in the Berkshire countryside, duos get the full eco-luxury treatment. Illuminating facials and citrus-scented massages go down in a nature-inspired spa that’s draped in natural materials, flooded with natural light and gazes out over rolling fields. After the services wrap up, duos will have a glorious time making use of the relaxation room, indoor pool and outdoor sun terrace before retiring to a posh suite to sip bubbly in robes.  

10. Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa - JDV by Hyatt (Calistoga, California)

  • Best for: budget-conscious travelers   
  • Why We Love It: wine and wellness  
  • Rate: inquire for rates 

Rooted in the nostalgia of free-spirited road trips of the past but with a contemporary wellness-oriented soul, Calistoga Motor Lodge and Spa - JDV by Hyatt is a retro-meets-modern and relaxing wine country respite that’s also a great value with nightly rates starting at $250 and day passes for shorter visits. However, we recommend spending the night to have ample time for massages, mud painting, mineral salt soaks, dips in the mineral spring-fed pools, bike rides around town and perhaps an afternoon catnap after hitting a few wineries. 

11. Four Seasons Resort the Nam Hai, Hoi An (Hoi An, Vietnam)

  • Best for: families 
  • Why We Love It: youth shouldn’t wasted on the young 
  • Rate: from $870/night 

OK, we know what you’re thinking—and it’s probably something along the lines of ”kids, a spa?!”—but just hear us out: It’s never too early to start practicing self-care. The Four Seasons Resort the Nam Hai, Hoi An recently introduced rituals for guests of all ages! Kids can learn about wellness next to their parents during crystal massages, foot treatments, and a family experience that combines massages, ritual bathing and sound healing. Traveling with tots who might not be able to hold it together for a 60-minute session? Babysitting services are available. 

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