January 13, 2006 | Spa Resorts
The Leading Hotels of the World, Ltd. has just released the list of hotels that have qualified as Leading Spas for 2006. Getting on this list was not easy and only 85 passed the rigorous, anonymous inspection process and have been accorded Leading Spa status for the coming year. Check out the Leading Spas Announced for 2006.
January 10, 2006 | Spa Resorts
The Montage Resort & Spa offers offers two night and three day packages of exquisite indulgence. Enjoy spectacular food and wine, sensual spa treatments, designer lingerie and glorious sunsets, while experiencing panoramic ocean views and sun-kissed beaches. Located on a coastal bluff overlooking the Pacific in the heart of the vibrant arts community of Laguna Beach on 30 acres of oceanfront luxury, the Montage Resort & Spa features 262 rooms, beachfront accommodations, a 20,000-square-foot spa, destination dining at Studio and outdoor recreation, including three pools.
January 9, 2006 | Spa Resorts
The Huvafen Fushi spa is a small luxury spa in the Maldives with the world's first underwater massage treatment rooms. Located in North Male Atoll in the Maldives, Huvafen Fushi is a breathtaking 30 minute luxury speedboat ride from Male International Airport. Stay in one of 43 ‘naturally modern’ bungalows, each room type showcasing its own distinctive design. All equipped with airconditioning, 7ft x 7ft beds, Frette linen and their own private oasis with a freshwater pool. Unique feautures include a yoga pavilion , an outdoor salt water floatation pool, over water fully-equipped gymnasium, and beautiful Infinity swimming pool. Defenitly a unique getaway.
January 7, 2006 | Spa Resorts
Shangri-La Hotels and Resorts recently signed an agreement with TriGránit Development Corporation to manage the Shangri-La Resort and Spa, Seychelles, which will open in 2007. The luxury resort will be located on its own 23-acre private island off the coast of Mahe in Northeast Seychelles, called Long Island. This exclusive island will be home to 55 villas, with a total of 100 spacious suites. Located on the Western side of the island will be 32 one-bedroom villas; seven two-bedroom villas; 15 four-suite villas; and a presidential villa. Shangri-La Resort and Spa will be 25 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes by boat to the capital city of Victoria.
November 25, 2005 | Spa Resorts
Le Méridien Bora Bora was awarded French Polynesia’s Leading Spa Resort at the World Travel Awards ceremony for the second time in the last two years. Le Méridien Bora Bora is located on a Polynesian islet, surrounded by a turquoise lagoon. It offers guests luxurious over-water bungalows with glass-bottom floors or beach bungalows under coconut trees. Activities include water sports, swimming with turtles, deep-sea fishing and shark feeding.
November 25, 2005 | Spa Resorts
Tucked away in West Texas between Big Bend National Park and Big Bend State Park lies this exquisite, 25,000-acre Lajitas Resort. Ninety-two rooms located throughout the property vary from the cowboy chic to the elegance of Officers' Quarters junior suites. Luxurious suites and private haciendas are also available. The resort also features the full service Agavita spa complete with three massage rooms, a facial room, salon, and a wide range of treatments in an intimate and soothing atmosphere. Designed to nourish both your body and soul, most treatments include native extracts including Agave, Rio Grande mud, and stones from the Big Bend area. Other resort activities include the Ambush Golf Course, Lajitas Stables, Hunt Club, La Playa Preserve, Boardwalk shops, and Red Rock Outfitters and several restaurants including the gourmet Ocotillo. Still bored? Up to five resort activities are offered everyday. You may learn how to bullwhip at the Equestrian Center, putt like a pro at the Ambush Golf Course, or create culinary classics with our chefs. Sounds like fun!
November 22, 2005 | Spa Resorts
In San Francisco and looking for a place to unwind? The Kamala Spa, inspired by India culture, opened only last December and uses its own exclusive Ayurvedic product line which is also available for purchase. The spa, covered in a seductive color scheme of greens, burgundies, reds, and burnt oranges comes with a staff trained by an Ayurvedic specialist. Treatment rooms resemble tents, with yards and yards of rich-colored fabric draped from the ceilings and walls. A comfortable escape from the city below.
November 22, 2005 | Spa Resorts
At the end of Punta Ballena lies a tranquil retreat called the Esperanza resort. Stay in one of 50 Baja style luxury suites or six private villas all with large outdoor terraces and views of the Sea of Cortez. Then partake in playing a round on one of 5 championship golf courses, Sport fishing, Scuba diving/snorkeling or take a Bay cruise. Dine in the Oceanfront restaurant made of stone terraces flowing from a circular palapa-roofed dining room down to the property's two sandy coves and share of of the 100 different wines with some one special. The Esperanza Resort spa is a good place to spoil yourself in the morning with, for example, a natural healing agent indigenous to the region like the Esperanza Massage which uses Baja-grown jojoba oil. The spa features a variety of unique therapeutic massage and revitalizing treatments, yoga and stretching studio, plunge pools, warm soaking pool, steam cave, and a sunning garden. Rates range from $375 to $1,150.
November 17, 2005 | Spa Resorts
Thailand is the perfect place to go for the ultimate spa experience because of its culture. The beaches speak for themselves, the food is on the light side, and well they practice Buddhism which everyone knows is centered around mindfulness and meditation. The seven acre Chiva-Som International, Hua Hin Spa opens up to the Gulf of Thailand and with a name like Chiva-Som which means "Haven of Life" who would say no to going. The only health and wellness spa in Southeast Asia can also proudly say that twenty-five percent of its guests have relaxed there three times or more. The Spa offers a wide range of spa and holistic medical treatments like Ayurvedic therapies, Crystal Therapy, acupuncture as well as activities like, Mala Meditation, tai chi and Pilates (Studio). You can pay anywhere from $345-$990 but check out the specific rates here.
November 16, 2005 | Spa Resorts
On the eastern coast of Maui lies the legendary AAA Four Diamond Hotel Hana-Maui and Honua Spa, where tranquility and health is a way of life. Choose from staying in romantic bungalow-style Bay Cottage Suites complete with patios or plantation-style Sea Ranch cottages that offer dramatic ocean and mountain views.(Mind you, theres no TV or AC... it's a real barefoot luxury joint) Pamper yourself in Spa facilities which include steam rooms, cold plunge, outdoor showers, outdoor hot-tub and lounge chairs overlooking the blue Pacific. Among the spectacular views of Hana bay spa goers can enjoy horseback riding along the Hana coast, complimentary daily yoga classes, tennis, snorkeling, Jeep Tours, Hawaiian cultural activities, and relaxing at nearby Hamoa Beach. After relaxing, dine at the Ka'uiki restaurant or have them make you up a picnic box and eat on the beach while watching the sunset. View the room rates here.