There is nothing more energising and restorative than a spa break; and with a year like we’ve had – we certainly deserve one.

They say that just the act of planning a holiday does wonders for your mental health, so even if we can’t hit ‘book now’ just yet – we’ve curated some of the most luxurious spa breaks in the world to inspire all of your future travel plans and hopefully restore a little bit of your wanderlust too.

The Culloden Estate & Spa, Northern Ireland

The five-star Culloden Estate & Spa — flagship property of Hastings Hotels — has just completed a £750,000 renovation of its wellness space. The new spa now boasts a linear vitality pool with floor-to-ceiling views of the hotel’s breathtaking gardens. It also features a ‘Tylarium,’ which combines the benefits of both a sauna and a steam room. The Spa at Culloden has also revealed a new purpose-built facility called ‘The Hollywood Private Clinic’ which features a physio room and offers laser and advanced cosmetic treatments too. Not to mention, the hotel has also launched a Bridgerton Inspired Afternoon Tea – which offers a delectable menu that would surely impress even the great Lady Whistledown herself.

Maslina Resort, Croatia

A new Relais & Chateaux property, the Maslina Resort in Hvar Croatia is a mindful luxury oasis, further enhanced by the opening of its new ‘Pharomatiq Spa.’ The 650 sqm wellness space was designed with a ‘garden-to-skin’ concept that maximises locally-sourced herbs, essential oils and natural healing techniques.

The spa offers five treatment rooms including a sound healing room, fitness rooms, and activated LED light therapy showers. It also offers treatments by luxury skincare specialists L’aventure en Primitivance. In addition, all products are 100% natural and cruelty-free in-line with the hotel’s sustainable luxury philosophy too.

For those looking for a wellness overhaul, the Pharomatiq spa also offers the immersive ‘The Cure of the Adriatic Sea’ package, a four or nine-day programme which includes full-body assessment, mindfulness & movement sessions, and daily therapies tailor-made to suit each guests wellness needs.

Hotel Lou Pinet, Saint Tropez

Maison Pariente’s stylish Hotel Lou Pinet has just unveiled a new wellness partnership that adds more lustre to its already stellar Tata Harper spa. Ahead of its reopening on 13 May, the Saint Tropez hotel is welcoming Parisian beautician Martine De Richeville to offer her iconic ‘Remodelage technique’ to lucky guests. The treatment has been coined as the beauty world’s ‘secret weapon’ to a youthful and energised physique. It is non-invasive and releases the body’s cellulite strongholds and gets rid of toxins too. Perfect for ridding yourself of all your COVID-19 sins.

Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva Som, Qatar

While Qatar is not yet open to tourism, there’s no reason we can’t pre-pre-plan an epic wellness getaway to a hotel that has been hailed as the ‘World’s Best New Wellness Retreat 2020’ by the World Spa Awards UK. Zulal Wellness Resort by Chiva Som is spread across 280,000 sqm within a private enclave north of Doha and promises a fully immersive and transformative wellness experience. We can’t wait to give it a try.

Jamaica Inn, Jamaica

With the Caribbean well on its way to the UK’s green travel list, the Jamaica Inn should certainly be on your radar when booking your next spa getaway.

The property sits just east of Ocho Rios on a striking 700-foot white sand beach. Beyond the beach, it also offers plenty of relaxation at the Ocean Spa, where guests can enjoy treatments while hanging over the sea. One of the highlights is a new CBD Massage, which will certainly wash away all of your COVID-19-related anxieties. The hotel also has a digital detox philosophy and foregoes hi-tech amenities for Jamaica’s natural wonders – and we’re all for it.

Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang, Cambodia

The Zannier Hotels Phum Baitang is part of the world-renowned Zannier Hotels portfolio and was designed to pay homage to Angkor Wat’s ancient architecture. The Spa Temple has seven treatment rooms, a sauna, steam room, yoga pavilion and 50-metre outdoor infinity pool. The treatments are all designed to help rebalance the mind and body and were inspired by the culture of the Khmer Empire. One of the highlights is the ‘Touch of Cambodia Massage’ which combines lime leaves and lemongrass with deep-tissue massage therapy to improve flexibility.

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