Though it’s only mid-February, we know you could probably use some pampering already. Whether you desire a mesmerizing massage with incredible vistas or a boot-camp-style retreat designed to kick you into healthy high gear, these restful respites around the globe are destined to send you to nirvana.
ESPA at The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa
Travel back to a simpler time at this nature-inspired Japanese retreat. Tucked behind The Ritz-Carlton, Okinawa, this serene spot lies adjacent to a deep, untouched forest that’s home to some of the rarest flora and fauna on earth.
Inside the ESPA spa, you’ll find dimly lit corridors and soothing scents that are bound to set your mind at ease. Opt for a signature treatment, like the 120-minute Stress Reliever Ritual that uses a mix of techniques and fragrant oils to restore equilibrium and peace of mind.
Or feel at one with your surrounds by trying the Ryukyu Nature Elements treatment that uses sea salts, Alpinia flower, honey, ocean clay and other local ingredients to ease you into a state of total relaxation.
Known for its scenic sands and balmy ocean breezes, Bali offers the perfect locale for a New Year renewal. Book a stay at Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort for its sweeping sea views, elegant design and, most of all, its sumptuous spa.
Designed in a restaurant-style format, the spa menu lets you pick and choose exactly how you want to be pampered. Make an à la carte selection or go all out with a “prix fixe” option. Mix and match “starters,” “mains” and “desserts” however you please with a set price to keep you relaxed and full with exhilaration.
The Spa at Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
Relax under the Tucson sun at this historic hideaway. Lush courtyards, stunning mountain views and a laid-back vibe set the scene for Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort’s Pamper Me Spa Package.
You’ll enjoy a soothing deep tissue massage, a 50-minute custom facial and a mani/pedi with organic nail polish to keep your skin glowing, even after that horseback ride through the Arizona desert.
At the end of the day, indulge with dinner and drinks at The Grill — a $30 dining credit puts the cherry on top of your day of pampering.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Reynolds, Lake Oconee
If your 2018 resolutions include a little extra romance, then make your way to this gorgeous Georgia retreat for some tranquility for two. Part of Four-Star The Ritz-Carlton Reynolds, Lake Oconee, this waterfront spa offers the perfect package for a day (or more) of pampering.
Two $150 spa credits allow you to pick and choose your favorite way to relax. We recommend The Georgian, a signature body scrub using red clay, sweet tea and magnolia followed by a rinse in the Vichy rain shower.
Other promotional perks include a bottle of wine upon arrival and daily breakfast for two in the resort’s casual Southern eatery, Georgia’s.
Take a break from the Vegas-style excitement of Forbes Travel Guide Recommended Tulalip Resort Casino with a relaxing respite at its T Spa. Situated about 45 minutes north of Seattle, this secluded retreat boasts a host of offerings to help you find your happy place away from the gaming floor.
Get back to nature with the Fire and Water, a four-and-a-half-hour treatment that includes an ocean bath and body ritual, a river rock hot stone massage, a signature facial, a hot stone pedicure and a light spa lunch, before trying your luck with 192,000 square feet of slot machines and table games.
The Ritz-Carlton Spa, Cancun
Beauty and history come together in Cancun, especially at Five-Star The Ritz-Carlton and its sumptuous spa. Inspired by Mayan tradition, this sanctuary of relaxation boasts eight coma-inducing treatment rooms, an outdoor casita and stunning lounges with ocean views.
Pamper yourself into the New Year with locally inspired treatments like the Zac-Xib Bath Elixir. Meaning “clean man” in Mayan, this body scrub incorporates plant extracts of lemon, peppermint and brown sugar to relax the muscles and soothe the mind.
Sense Spa, CordeValle
Tucked away in the Santa Cruz Mountains, this extremely exclusive Four-Star spa is the best kept-secret south of San Jose. Only available to guests of the Four-Star Rosewood CordeValle and its club members, this Mother Nature-approved retreat draws upon the bounty of the land, using grapes as the signature ingredient in several popular treatments.
For a taste of the local fare, try the Vineyard Vitality, during which you’ll enjoy an antioxidant-rich grape seed scrub followed by a hydrating massage using grape-seed-infused vanilla body butter to refresh your skin, leaving it soft and vibrant.
Perched atop a nearly 500-foot cliff, this incredibly serene spot offers dramatic ocean vistas, authentic details (the entrance is an antique joglo house transported to the spa from Java) and luxurious treatments.
Sip tamarind tea in the open-air relaxation lounge before enjoying an extensive menu of Balinese massages, Asian ritualistic therapies, Ayurvedic treatments and herbal revivals.
The Inn & Club at Harbour Town
As the home of shrimp and grits, the South Carolina Lowcountry may not be the first place that comes to mind when you’re planning a fitness-focused retreat, but Hilton Head’s Four-Star The Inn & Club at Harbour Town is used to surprising its guests.
Make your physical goals a reality with the inn’s Sea Pines Resort Wellness and Weight Loss Retreat, a seven-day program (February 16 to 23) focusing on healthy dining, functional fitness, meditation and mindfulness.
If the thoughtful lectures and interactive cooking classes don’t inspire you, the miles of beaches, winding bike paths and championship golf courses certainly will.
The Spa at Magee Homestead
The wide-open spaces of Wyoming are destined to become your new go-to retreat from everyday life. And with sophisticated ranch getaway Magee Homestead and its spectacular spa, you may never want to leave.
A special menu of signature experiences is designed to put you in a state of frontier relaxation. Start with the Welcome Wagon, a half-day of pampering with treatments such as a Wind River Stone Massage and the Such Great Heights altitude adjustment.
During your stay, be sure to book the Mountain Air Retreat, which provides three days of services designed to detox your body from the stress of your day-to-day existence.
Each night, you’ll also enjoy a foot wrap to wear to bed that allows you to see the physical toxins being released the next morning.