2013 Readers’ Choice Awards: Top 10 Best Spas for Accommodations
Embarking on a luxurious spa vacation isn’t just about the gorgeous aesthetics and the unforgettable spa experiences, and these 10 resorts can prove it by extending their approaches on health and wellness and offering the most deluxe accommodations around.
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company offers endless opportunities for its guests to relax, rejuvenate, and enjoy a truly extraordinary trip no matter the location. Whether you wish to relish on a gourmet dinner for two or embark on an exclusive destination activity, the company offers countless ways to make memorable experiences for its guests. Two Ritz-Carlton properties we love at Spafinder Wellness 365 are The Ritz-Carlton Marina del Rey in California and The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain in Marana, Arizona.
With its pleasantly warm weather and located just 45 miles southeast of San Diego situated over Mt. Kuchumaa, this resort has 3,000 acres of lush gardens and swimming pools making it the perfect year-round resort. But what makes this resort one of the best in its class are its spectacular accommodations. Unlike many other all-inclusive resorts, Rancho La Puerta has no service charge (meaning you’ll be saving as much as 20% on your bill!) and while tipping is encouraged, it is completely optional. All rates include lodging, meals, guided hikes and walks, evening programs, fitness classes, lectures, and even scheduled transportation.
Miraval Resort & Spa is an award-winning luxury destination retreat dedicated to providing the ultimate in spa treatments and overall wellbeing to its guests. In order to achieve this, the resort proudly offers extravagant casita-style guest accommodations. Additionally, all rates include Miraval’s healthful and flavorful fare and non-alcoholic beverages, fitness and yoga classes, and even full-access to the resort’s 24-hour Body Mindfulness Center which has high-quality fitness equipment and a multilevel pool with surging waterfalls, allowing you to enjoy extensive spa facilities at no extra cost.
Atlantis Casino Resort Spa is focused on serving its guests relaxation, celebration, and revitalization. The resort offers the most luxurious resort rooms featuring distinctive décor and incomparable amenities. Guests could feel free to treat themselves to VIP check-in, butler service and an exclusive lounge, serving complimentary continental breakfast and afternoon hors d’oeuvres. Atlantis Casino Resort Spa provides rooms with amenities to suit anyone’s desires, from the dedicated gambler, vacationing family, or the busy business traveler.
Sundara Inn & Spa is a remarkable boutique resort that includes 26 stylish suites and 12 private villas. The extensive suites each feature a king featherbed, designer spa bathroom and cozy fireplace, while the private villas offer numerous amenities such as a highly-innovative kitchen with a master spa suite and private bath sanctuary. The resort also offers a 45,000-square-foot spa, providing its guests with the most healthful sanctuaries in the beautifully native Wisconsin Dells, overlooking the Wisconsin River.
Westglow is a full-service European style resort and spa that provides its guests with an ultimately lavish vacation experience. Each of the resort’s all-inclusive spa vacation packages includes accommodations at the Westglow Mansions, Fleur De Lis or Cedar Lodges, three gourmet meals per day, access to all health spa amenities such as the fitness center and fitness classes, and morning nature hikes with tremendous views of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts focuses on satisfying its guests above all else, and they achieve this through their numerous offers and packages. At Four Seasons Resort Costa Rica at Peninsula Papaygo, guests can choose from 154 guest rooms with astounding views, canopy suites with views of the jungle and the Pacific Ocean, and residences which offer cozy rattan and bamboo furnishings with ethnic wood and stone finishes.
Cal-a-Vie is best known for its all-inclusive, award-winning program of spa and salon treatments, mouthwatering spa cuisine, and fitness programs. This health spa’s approach at an ideal wellness retreat expands all the way to its 32 Mediterranean-style suites and villas surrounded by breathtaking natural habitat and lavender hillsides.
Eau Palm Beach Resort & Spa is the ideal destination to experience the adoring and comforting lifestyle that Palm Beach has to offer. The resort offers stylish, eco-friendly rooms, or suites with an ultra-luxury pool, separate bedroom, living room and two bathrooms, cozily accommodating up to four people. Eau Palm Beach also offers Club Rooms to guests searching for the ultimate VIP experience, including a private concierge, complimentary food and beverage VIP pool service, and stunning private balcony views.
Sanctuary Camelback Mountain Resort & Spa is an unforgettable boutique resort with sumptuous mountain and spa casitas heightened by the most impressive of views of Paradise Valley. Guests have the privilege of choosing from 105 incredible casitas and six private estates that are full of elegance and originality from their goose-down feather beds, Frette linens, and oversized sofas.