It can sometimes be hard to disconnect from a world that is so constantly connected, and for many of us the digital world is our livelihoods which makes it near enough impossible to ‘switch off’. But have you ever considered visiting a spa hotel for your next travel trip?

Sure, we all love booking a spontaneous city break where there is much to keep you busy with but it can be exhausting all the same. So why not try and get the best of both worlds?

A trip to a relaxing spa retreat can be just what you’re looking for. A place to truly unwind and take a much needed digital detox! And if you just can’t help but want to head out and explore then don’t worry!

We have put together a list of the best spa retreats that are not only a sanctuary of peace and quiet, but offer gorgeous surroundings to discover.

You can choose between hotels all around the world, from Europe, north America, Asia and further afield, perfect for luxury breaks, couples, and families. 


1. Capri Palace Jumeirah, Italy

Capri Palace Jumeirah, Italy

Address: Via Capodimonte, 14, 80071 Anacapri, Isola di Capri NA, Italy

Perched overlooking the stunning gulf of Naples, if you’re after a luxury spa with a view then this is certainly it!

The Capri Palace spa offers a whole host of treatments and has a specific interest in wellbeing. The setting is just perfect if you’re looking for tranquillity, enjoy the sound of the waves crashing against the rock front as you relax on the balcony.

Capri is easily one of the most beautiful islands in Europe.

For explorers, you can catch a cab to see more of Capri which for breath-taking views and plenty of local restaurants to order a delicious bowl of fresh pasta. Terrazza Brunella is recommended for a lovely, romantic setting!


2. TIA Wellness Resort, Vietnam

TIA Wellness Resort

Address: Võ Nguyên Giáp, Q. Ngũ Hành Sơn, Đà Nẵng 557276, Vietnam

For pure indulgence, this boutique hotel resort offers a wide range of all-inclusive spa treatments. Yes that’s right, all treatments are included in the price of your room so you can kick back and enjoy a pamper without awaiting a bill at the end of your session!

Positioned just a few small steps from the ocean, this hotel offers stunning views, as well as an impressive infinity pool. Enjoy relaxing sauna rooms, yoga on the pavilion or why not have a stroll through the resorts private boutique garden?

If you are looking to see as much of this spectacular country as possible check out this 2 week Vietnam itinerary.


3. Six Senses Douro, Portugal

Six Senses Douro Valley

Address: Quinta Vale de Abrão, 5100-758 Samodães, Lamego, Portugal

This is definitely one for any yoga bunnies out there, with plenty of chances to take part in the resorts special meditative yoga.

Enjoy this 19 acre resort equipped with ten treatment rooms, a stunning outdoor heated pool, tennis courts and gym! Overlooking the River Douro, you can enjoy gourmet food from the resorts restaurant and taste wine made from the surrounding valley’s wine makers.

As part of the six senses visiting practitioner program, the luxury resort features over 100 of the world’s best wellness practitioners and experts.


4. Jumeirah Port Soller, Mallorca, Spain

Jumeirah Port Soller, Mallorca

Address: s/n, Carrer de Bèlgica, 07108 Port de Sóller, Illes Balears, Spain

If a clifftop hydrotherapy pool doesn’t already have you sold then maybe you’ll enjoy the hillside views, modern décor and outdoor pilate’s sessions.

This resort is a great option for keen cyclists, with many spectacular views and trails to explore if you’re after a little adventure. There are also some of the best beaches in Spain on your doorstep.

The hotel itself is intimate, perfect if you’re seeking peace and quiet! Spread across 11 buildings, all connected by stunning scented gardens, it provides ultimate tranquillity for those that usually lead hectic lives. You’ll never want to leave!


5. The Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa, England

Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa

Address: Bury Rd, Newmarket CB8 7BX

Breathe in that fresh countryside air in this Suffolk based retreat. Mixing classic with contemporary, this spa and hotel is set in a stunning Georgian building with gorgeous grassy surroundings and gardens.

The spa itself has 10 stunning treatment rooms, offering everything from specialist massages to signature facials. You can also enjoy lunch and something fizzy on the hotels garden terrace.

Or if you really want to wind down there’s always the rooftop hot tub! Relax and gaze into the stars on a summers evening, pure bliss. The retreat is also home to the well-known award winning Squires Restaurant, great for foodies!


6. La Clairière Spa Hotel, France

La Clairiere Spa Hotel

Address: 63, route d’Ingwiller 67290 La Petite Pierre, Parc Naturel Régional des Vosges du Nord, Alsace, France

Set in the breath-taking forests of Alsace, La Clairière is set in beautiful natural surroundings, far away from busy public transport areas, bustling shops and crowded streets.

The spa is very much the focal point at this wellness retreat, with views out onto the forest, steam baths, a Finnish sauna, whirlpool and plunge pool, to name a few.

As well as the extensive spa facilities the resort is also home to two swimming pools, yoga sessions for all levels and there is also forest paths that are ideal for hiking and mountain biking.


7. Layana Resort, Thailand

Layana Resort, Thailand

Address: Sala Dan, Ko Lanta District, Krabi 81150, Thailand

Situated in the stunning Koh Lanta, this adults-only spa is a little slice of heaven. A stylish resort, this is ideal for those that are looking for an exotic getaway! If you struggle to relax for longer than a day or so then this perfect for you as there is still lots to keep your mind occupied with.

Have fun with the resorts list of activities that include kayaking, motorcycling, snorkelling, scuba diving, and island discovery tours – and that’s not even half!

Whether you want to relax or get stuck into sports, this resort has it all. Sample tasty Thai food, relax and enjoy the highlights of southern Thailand. 


8. Aphrodite Hills Resort, Cyprus

Aphrodite Hills Resort, Cyprus

Address: 2 Aphrodite Avenue, Kouklia 08509, Cyprus

It’s definitely all about location with this resort! The spa itself is located on an elevated part of the hotel, above the Mediterranean Sea offering spectacular views from the outdoor pool!

Cyprus itself is a fantastic location, offering beautiful weather, outstanding hospitality and historical points of interest if you wish to explore the island. It’s definitely one to add to your travel bucket list.

Cyprus is also one of the most affordable spa break destinations. 


9. Le Blanc Resort, Mexico

Le Blanc Spa Resort Cancun

Address: Boulevard Kukulcan Km.10, Zona Hotelera, 77500 Cancun, Mexico

Based in the beautiful Cancun, this adult-only spa resort offers the perfect environment for unwinding with little distraction (and no children!).

With 19 impressive treatment rooms, private suites and an extensive menu of treatments, it will be more than easy to spend the day being totally pampered. This resort also offers a state of the art fitness centre, and holds various fitness classes including Pilates.

Soak up that Caribbean sunshine and listen to the waves gently crashing together. Top tip – head to Du Mexique for delicious French cuisine with a Mexican twist!


10. Lake Austin Spa Resort, USA

Lake Austin Spa Resort, USA

Address: 1705 S Quinlan Park Rd, Austin, TX 78732, USA

Situated in the Texas countryside, the Lake Austin spa resort offers a sanctuary for rest, health and renewal.

This retreat focuses greatly on wellbeing, and runs various different programs as well as a range of different fitness classes, boot camps and meditation sessions. If you’re looking to give your health a boost and seek nutritional advice then this is the place to go.

The spa gardens are particularly stunning and offer a peaceful wander around the site and up to the lagoon area. Life is definitely much slower paced here, but if that’s what you’re after then you can’t ask for much more.


Are you feeling physically sluggish and mentally stuck in a rut? We all get to a point when the pressures of a demanding career can get too much, especially if there are personal or family commitments to be juggled alongside. You’re feeling the rat race and you know it’s time to take a break – but how?