If you are looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, a spa vacation is a wonderful way to unwind. From massages to facials, you can enjoy a relaxing, rejuvenating experience at the best spas. In addition to luxury hotels, there are also spas that specialize in different pursuits, such as athletic pursuits. Many world-class spas are found in the U.S., including many that have been voted the best by readers of Travel and Leisure.
The World Spa Awards recognize the best spas in the world and reward them for their outstanding services. Winners include wellness retreats, spa destinations, aromatherapy brands, and wellness apps. World Spa Awards 2017 will take place in Dubai in October. Spas featured at the event include the Mandarin Oriental Spa and the Lefay Resort & Wellness Center in Dolomite, Italy. The Intercontinental Bali’s Royal Heritage Ritual has received several awards, including the World Spa Award.
The Emerson Spa, located about two hours outside of Manhattan, is one of the most luxurious. Located on the picturesque Bernes Overland, this ultra-minimal retreat combines traditional European and Asian treatments. You can get a relaxing, calming massage or indulgent facial for as little as $200. Among the many treatments available are Swedish massages and Japanese treatments. You can even enjoy a steam room and sauna, and make use of the fitness center.