Aman Resorts is esteemed across the globe for its sensational spas, each promising unique sensory experiences inspired by local traditions. These seven sensational spas will have you relaxing in some of the most beautiful destinations around the world.
With the ocean on its doorstep, this hillside retreat overlooking the Lombok Strait offers guests the chance to dive, snorkel and kayak the day away, or do nothing at all. So laidback are its tropical surrounds that the extensive range of traditional Balinese massages, scrubs and wraps can be carried out just about anywhere you like: in your sumptuous suite, a beach bale, the massage pavilion, or simply beneath a canopy of trees outdoors. The hatha, pranayama and vinyasa flow yoga sessions in the beachside pavilion are highly recommended.
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Spread out in a slice of untouched wilderness. Nestled between a marine reserve and national park, a stay at this outstanding resort promises to be extra memorable. After a day of hiking, sailing or kayaking, immersing yourself in a treatment on offer at one of two on-site spa houses is sure to recalibrate the senses and reset your health trajectory. The beautifully appointed spa houses can be booked for your private use along with one or two accommodation pavilions for total indulgence during your stay.
Skiing, snowshoeing, hiking and climbing are a dream in this part of the Rockies. Especially when you can return to a restful resort of rustic elegance after an action-packed day outdoors. Warm stones from the nearby Snake River soothe aching muscles in one of many treatments on offer at the spa, while local ingredients – mountain juniper, sage and cedar – enhance the experience. Private sessions of pilates, yoga and fitness training are available and be sure to soak up those glorious mountain views from the large Jacuzzi on the terrace.
Set on 242 hectares of solitude in the American Southwest, adventure abounds in this desert landscape. The resort’s quiet, earthy surrounds are restorative after a day of rafting, riding or hiking. A 2322-square-metre spa reflects the healing traditions of the local Navajo people in a series of serene pavilions and relaxation areas. Flotation therapy in Dead Sea water encourages deep relaxation, crystal sound bath therapy energises, and a four-hand massage multiplies the benefits of a deep-tissue massage. A range of spa journeys combine several treatments to rehydrate, detoxify and even expand your consciousness.
Blending ancient Japanese bathing traditions in nutrient-rich thermal springs with fitness, yoga and wellness treatments, the spa at Amanemu is designed to calm frayed nerves and help guests heal from the challenges of modern life. The resort is set in the rolling hills of Ise-Shima National Park overlooking Ago Bay in southwestern Japan. The 2000-square-metre spa adjoins a large onsen (bathing pool) heated to 36–38 degrees and there are two private bathing pavilions, a watsu pool, treatment suites, steam and sauna facilities, and a fitness centre. The ultimate path to rejuvenation is an all-day session of private yoga, aquatic bodywork and massage… and all the time in the world to unwind in the meditative surrounds.
This peaceful escape is perched on a hillside of olive groves overlooking the calm waters and coves of the Aegean Sea. Guests stay in private pavilions inspired by classical Greek architecture. The light-filled 2850-square-metre spa draws on ancient traditions in the design of its thoughtful wellness treatments. Five indoor and two outdoor spaces offer steam baths, scrubs, facials and aquatic therapy. Don’t miss the full-moon yoga sessions held in an amphitheatre with incredible views.
With 875 hectares of jungle behind you and a golden beach stretching out before you, Amanera redefines ‘getting away from it all’. The resort’s 25 private casitas offer luxurious indoor/outdoor living and unobstructed ocean views. Body treatments, facials and beauty services can be enjoyed without leaving the privacy of your casita, but the tranquil Wellness Casa is worth frequenting for its healing treatments inspired by the cycles of the moon.
This article appeared in Volume 26 of Signature Luxury Travel & Style. To subscribe to the latest issue, click here.