To travel is to relax, unwind and get away from life’s everyday stresses. It’s the perfect way to disconnect and to try something new (and ideally healthy). Whether you indulge in a spa treatment or simply soak up the setting in an exciting new location, you can’t deny that you’ll feel refreshed and revitalized afterwards.
1. Budapest, Hungary
Discover the historic beauty of Budapest and indulge your mind, body and soul in mineral goodness bubbling up from 118 springs. Admire the Art Nouveau surroundings of Gellért, spoil yourself with Széchenyi’s 18 pools, or soak in Veli Bej’s Turkish-style baths. Unwind at a selection of gorgeous spas in Budapest, play chess while you’re bathing in the Szechenyi Baths, or go to a pool party in Lukacs Bath.
2. Bath, UK
Step back in time and explore Bath’s iconic Roman Baths, while still indulging in 21st century luxury. Spa-goers can make the most of Thermae Bath Spa’s modern-day facilities with a beautiful rooftop mineral-rich pool overlooking the city.
3. Italy, Pré-Saint-Didier
Rich in iron, the waters of Pre Saint Didier’s QC Terme are perfect for nourishing skin and aiding blood circulation, while the contrast between the hot thermal waters and the falling winter snows makes a stunning holiday snapshot.
4. France, Aix-les-Bains
Aix-les-Bains, in the Haute Savoie area of the Rhône-Alpes region, is situated on the shores of Lake Bourget, the largest and deepest natural lake in the country. This town has inspired several artists and became famous by world-known writers like Xavier de Maistre, Honoré de Balzac, and Alexandre Dumas.
5. Italy, Bormio
You don’t have to go far to find a health spa in Bormio. The Terme Spa, located right in the center of the town, first opened its doors over 100 years ago, and has been offering mineral rich waters and amazing spa treatments ever since. If you love the idea of soaking in hot mineral springs and looking out at the snow-capped Alps, Bormio is for you!
6. Japan, Hakone
Hakone is one of Japan’s most popular hot springs resorts with more than a dozen springs providing hot water to the many bath houses in the area. Visitors will be spoiled when it comes to baths and beautiful scenery as the town boasts views of the incredible Mt. Fuji.
7. USA, Calistoga
At the top of Napa valley, Calistoga is full of relaxing hot springs, mud baths (a local specialty in volcanic hot ash), world class restaurants and of course the amazing Napa Valley wines. Nearby attractions include an artificial geothermal geyser known as the “Old Faithful of California” or “Little Old Faithful”. The geyser erupts from the casing of a well drilled in the late 19th century.
8. Thailand, Bangkok
Bangkok is a city of contrasts. Smells assault the senses, traffic buzzes all around, and vendors jostle for attention at every turn. On the other hand, it’s a city with a serene soul – full of imperial temples and beaming smiles from the world’s friendliest people. It will also spoil travelers for choice when it comes to luxurious, decadent spas.
Grande Center Point Hotel Ratchadamri Bangkok is located in central Bangkok and features an outdoor pool and spa. The luxurious rooms and suites come with modern décor, and guests can enjoy a work out at the fitness center or relax in the sauna, and then venture out into the buzzing city to explore the sights.
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