Looking for the ultimate spa experience can be quite overwhelming due to the amount of opulent options just in the United States and Mexico alone. The luxuriousness of a spa can be contain some of the most decadent, comforting or modern decor, which has been skillfully crafted to heighten one’s sense of peace for the moments they are within the retreat. After having the pleasure of experiencing umpteen amounts of spas throughout the world I began to ask myself, “how could the experience be any better”?
It was at that moment I looked outside and found myself getting subconsciously lost in the beauty of the view. I began to reevaluate the importance of all of the calculated decisions of carefully planned design layouts and delicately chosen lighting to aid in the ambiance of nature at its best. I have compiled a list of a handful of some of the most decadent views selected as the backdrop to these luxurious spas and I highly recommend these to be added to your bucket list of must do’s.
16. Amangiri, Utah
A trip to Amangiri in Utah is like a trip to the moon! Imagine relaxing on a surface with a gorgeous pool and craters that surround you. You probably will never want to leave this stunning property!
15. Hard Rock Hotel in Cancun, Mexico
Hard Rock Hotel Cancun provides guests with a spacious outdoor pool overlooking the ocean, tennis courts, 5 gourmet restaurants on site, daily/nightly activities with live entertainment and a full-service spa. On-site car rental service also makes nearby attractions, such as Chichen Itza, and Ek-Balam, easily accessible.
14. Excellence Playa Mujeres in Riviera Maya, Mexico
Excellence Playa Mujeres is an adults-only resort nestled among seven swimming pools on a powdery white sand beach, in a community that boasts an inland marina and a spectacular Greg Norman signature golf course right on the Caribbean. This jewel of Cancun offers spacious rooms and suites furnished in elegant contemporary decor, many with an expansive rooftop terrace complete with private HydroSpa Pool (heated in Winter). Here, everything is taken care of and nothing is left out. So you are free to create those moments you dream of… and memories you’ll have forever.
13. Grand Velas Resort in Riviera Maya, Mexico
The Grand Velas Resort is an all inclusive 5 diamond AAA rated resort which is spread out on 80 acres of protected mangroves, jungle, natural freshwater wells and on a pristine white sand beach. The resort is dedicated to helping to balance your body and soul, so if you are looking for the perfect getaway to recharge and relax, this may be the perfect vacation for you.
12. Lake Austin Spa Resort in Austin, Texas
At the Lake Austin Spa Resort, this amazingly secluded resort in the heart of Austin, guests can sit on their private porches overlooking either the gardens or lake. After morning exercise classes, afternoon programs typically include seminars on topics like meditation and mastering your metabolism as well as cooking classes. If you are looking for a place to workout amongst nature or just lounge in a hammock, this resort may be just what you need.
11. Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain in Tucson, Arizona
The Ritz Carlton Dove Mountain Resort is surrounded by the beautiful Saguaro forest and you can enjoy a flutist’s musical melodies at each sunset. Filled with many activities such as horseback riding, hiking, golf, mountain biking and enjoying a dinner under the star filled sky. This resort will connect your soul to a peaceful recharge and the views are spectacular.
10. Red Mountain Resort in St George, Utah
The Red Mountain Resort is surrounded by breathtaking red mountain cliffs and you do not need to stay at the resort, you can choose to venture off of the resort and enjoy the Zion or Bryce Canyon National Parks. If you have relaxed enough in their beautiful sap, you can decide to take part of a few of their activity amenities such as hiking, canoeing, golf, water workouts, paddle board yoga and standard yoga, tai chi, burlesque lessons, biking, zumba and many dance class options.
9. Spa Montage at the Montage Deer Valley in Park City, Utah
Taking expansive alpine terrain and tundra as its muse, the 35,000-square-foot “spectacular” Spa Montage retreat features outdoor hot tub experiences and treatments with local healing ingredients like aspen bark resin. The spa’s spacious Serenity Suite, an ideal venue for couples experiences, has wide windows that highlight “beautiful,” sweeping views of Deer Valley and surrounding mountains. The Surrender Signature Treatment includes a personal consultation to generate an individualized program that can include water therapy, massages, acupuncture, and clay wraps.
8. Jade Mountain Spa in St Lucia
The Jade Mountain Spa has been coined as the most romantic resort for couples. With sweeping views surrounding the resort, ever measure was taken to ensure maximum impact of infused beauty will engulf your senses on your stay. With spectacular infinity pools surrounding the property, yoga sessions taught in the heart of nature itself and your dining experiences incorporating exceptional food as well as chosen surroundings either on the beach itself or on the property. This destination should defiantly be at the top of anyone’s list of romantic places to experience.
7. Post Ranch Inn Big Sur in Big Sur, California
The Post Ranch Inn is a 39 guest room retreat away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Panoramic views of the California coastline are there to lull you into your getaway energy and to ensure a noise free guest away there are no guests under 18 years old authorized to stay at the Inn. Wale watching, morning yoga sessions, guided hikes, stargazing, two infinity pools overlooking the ocean and a fitness center are just a few of the activities you can take part in if you choose the Inn as your mini getaway.
6. Calistoga Ranch Napa Valley Napa, California
The Calistoga Ranch is nestled in a stunning canyon setting on 157 acres in Calistoga. The resort was designed to re-create a vintner’s estate. Cedar-shingle guest lodges built near lakes and streams and under trees merge indoor and outdoor spaces and have fireplaces and outdoor showers. Designed with tall panes of glass and looking onto woodlands and Lake Lommel, the Lakehouse serves “the most delicious wine and amazing food,” relying on organic ingredients from local farmers. The service couldn’t be better—from the staff who call you by name to the Mercedes loaner.
5. Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort Spa in Kauai, Hawaii
If you have not experienced Hawaii yet, the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort is a must on your to do list. The ocean is spectacular, the locals are increadably friendly and if you enjoy surfing, this is the place for you. One of the spa’s which stands out in Hawaii is the Grand Hyatt Kauai Resort and Spa in Kauai. It is a 50 acre getaway fronting a beach, surrounded by gardens and lagoons. The Anara Spa offers treatments in open-air bungalows and their pools connect to waterfalls, courtyards, and gardens.
4. Mii Amo Sedona in Sedona, Arizona
The beautiful and healing environment at the Mii Amo Resort incorporates design elements from adobe brick, wood, indigenous stone, and includes a Japanese-inspired lobby courtyard. Guests choose from three, four and seven-night programs, called Journeys, that include spa treatments by “super-experienced therapists” using custom-blended treatment oils and lotions. All of the food created there are made with seasonal produce, while their Juice Bar serves energy drinks and smoothies.
3. Cal A Vie Health Spa in Vista, California
If you enjoy hiking, golf and eating healthy, Cal-a-Vie may be just what you need. Through the foothills above San Diego, this 32-room southern California resort, fitness gets a French touch. Incorporating classes from Zumba to ab sessions, an 18 hole golf course and quick refreshing Hollywood touch up services such as Botox and B12 are offered at Cal-a-Vie to ensure you have all the tools to quench all of your needs and desires while you stay with them.
2. Mohonk Mountain House in New Paltz, New York
The Mohonk Mountain House is a spa provides guests with eco-friendly treatments tailored to individual needs and has breathtaking mountain views from Hudson Valley. After your treatment you can enjoy their outdoor heated mineral pool area and either watch or join a class of instructors who hold private meditation sessions and Tai Chi.
1. Qua Roman Baths at Ceaser’s Palace in Las Vegas, NV
If you are looking for a little relaxation in Las Vegas, Qua Spa will take you away to Ancient Rome. Incorporating beautiful waterfalls, mineral pools and heated lounge chairs, Ceaser’s Palace invites you to enjoy a mini escape away from the gambling and the action. Following a hot or cold pool, I recommend enjoying the heat therapy Laconium Room and after you have relaxed on the heated lounge chairs which I love, cool down in the snow fluttering room in the Arctic Ice Room.