International Spa Destinations – The Top 5

The stress and strain of everyday life can leave both body and spirit feeling dull and lifeless. Taking some time out of the rat race and indulging in a range of treatments at one of the best international spas resorts will leave both, mind and spirit revitalized and ready to take on the world.


These top 10 selected by our panel represent ideal locations to escape during the short Saudi winter or long summer.  Perhaps after Ramadan, a complete system rejuvenation might be in order to bring back the balance in your health.


1. The Copperhood Inn & Spa, New York, USA

The Copperhood Inn & Spa, New York, USA

This extraordinary spa is located in the Catskill Mountains, around a two hour drive away from the hustle and bustle of New York City. With stunning vistas of the surrounding environment, it is the perfect destination to find inner peace and tranquility. The Copperhood Inn and Spa offers a range of sports and spa facilities, including a cabana where guests can indulge in a range of massages with a beautiful view of the river. Spa facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, Jacuzzi, gym equipment, massages, hydrotherapy, acupuncture, yoga and many more treatments and remedies using natural ingredients.


2. Fonteverde Natural Spa Resort, Tuscany, Italy

Located in stunning Tuscany, the Fonteverde Natural Spa Resort offers a tranquil destination in which you can pamper every inch of your being. Taking inspiration from the ancient Etruscans, the warm waters of the thermal springs combined with modern science and methods create an energetic atmosphere to enhance guests’ wellbeing. Guests can also choose from an extensive menu of treatments created especially for the spa. In addition, the Fonteverde Natural Spa Resort also offers a variety of Aesthetic Medicine overseen by a qualified doctor.


3. Mandala Spa & Villas, Boracay, Philippines

There is perhaps no better setting for the perfect spa resort than that of the Mandala Spa and Villas. Situated on the beautiful island of Boracay in Panay, the Mandala Spa offers both luxury and serenity, with its charming wooden villas and high-class amenities. Although the setting itself could make anyone relax on arrival, it is the spa and wellness centre which makes the Mandala Spa and Villas stand out. The resort has created an award-winning menu of treatments, yoga, massages and remedies using ancient and modern techniques.


4. Vineyard Hotel and Spa, Cape Town, South Africa

Situated in the charming Newlands suburbs of Cape Town, the Vineyard Hotel and Spa prides itself on its 200 years of history and its fantastic spa and wellness centre operated by The Angsana spa group. The Spa won the Best Luxury Wellness Spa in the African category for the 2013 World Luxury Spa Awards and there is no doubt why when you pay it a visit. Guests can indulge in a range of holistic remedies, treatments and massages whilst enjoying the beautiful views of the Liesbeek River.


5. Willow Stream Spa, Montreux, Switzerland

You can expect a warm and friendly welcome when you visit the Willow Stream Spa, set in Montreux on Lake Geneva. Taking inspiration from local plants and traditions, guests are pampered by highly professional therapists who administer a range of signature remedies and treatments. The world is full of highly acclaimed spas but these ten are some of the very best. Guests will discover renewed energy and a nurtured body and soul, resulting in being able to face the world with a smile.