Being pampered once in a while is good for the body and soul. And we’re always looking for the best outdoor spas to revitalise and detox. While spa treatments always seem to come with a hefty price tag, if you’re going to spoil yourself you might as well make it a memorable experience. Here is a list of five outdoor spas which offer premium pampering in luxurious locations.
Six Senses Spa, Evason Ma’In Hot Springs, Jordan
Jordan’s Six Senses Spa in Evason Ma’In Hot Springs, is an oasis in the desert built beneath a natural hot-spring waterfall. Lying 264m below sea level, the resort makes use of the surrounding mineral-rich waters with a variety of signature treatments.
The Six Senses Spa is a stand alone building featuring 10 treatment rooms and a unique steam cave, which offers an experience of intimate privacy and relaxation. Treatments focus on the therapeutic properties of the mineral-rich waters, offering healing and Dead Sea therapies combined with Six Senses signature treatments for pure rejuvenation.
Body Therapies are an integral part of the spa journey to assist with detoxification and rejuvenation. Try the Ma’In Body Mask which consists of toning dry brushing of the body. The anti-aging properties of a date and honey wrap restore the skin while a head massage melts away tension.
Another treatment to try is the Dead Sea Mud Body Wrap. Envelopment of black Dead Sea mud cleanses, rejuvenates and detoxifies the skin and while the skin and body is being purified by the therapeutic Dead Sea mud enjoy a choice of scalp, hand or foot massage.
The High season in Jordan is March to May, but from February, when winter comes, is a perfect time to visit the Ma’In hot springs too.
Evason Ma’In Hot Springs is a 60-minute drive from Amman’s Queen Alia International Airport. Transfers can be arranged with a private car and driver on request. The resort is a 25-minute drive from the Dead Sea and 30-kilometers from the historic mosaic city of Madaba. For more information visit their website here.
SHA Wellness Clinic, Alicante, Spain
In Alicante, SHA Wellness Clinic is focused on improving health rather than just providing a few days of relaxation. Residents here can dine on macrobiotic, organic dishes, and an on-site health clinic deals with a range of ailments as well as pampering treatments.
SHA is a luxury medical spa in Alicante, Spain. Taking from India the benefits of the ayurveda, from Japan the secretformulae of shiastsu and reiki, from China the bien-shu stone, and from Tibet the pindas, SHA offers a large selection of treatments and therapies inspired in the Far East, combined with the latest western advances.
In the hydrotherapy area enjoy the therapeutic pools, physiotherapy and hydro-massage beds, invigorating pool, pebbles path, tepidarium, sauna, and several areas of relaxation, all surrounded by a beautiful zen-garden.
Try the Premium Detox Massage (80 minutes for $270 USD), a bioenergetic treatment focused on three objectives: detoxify, stimulate and regenerate. The bioenergetic localized drainage is done through glass bells, with a work of release on the combined energy meridians biaromas (blends of essential oils), redirecting the body to its energy balance and toning tissue. The treatment brings renewal, activation, stimulation and regeneration of body cells.
SHA Wellness Clinic is located at Calle de Verderol, 5, 03581 El Albir, Alicante, Alicante, Spain. For more information visit their website here.
One&Only Spa, One&Only Hayman Island, Australia
Located in the heart of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, One&Only Hayman Island is the northernmost of the Whitsunday Islands off the coast of Queensland. Within this private island resort, stylish elegance reflects the harmony of nature with beautifully appointed accommodation set against the backdrop of the Coral Sea.
The One&Only Spa on One&Only Hayman Island is as what you’d expect from a luxury retreat and perhaps one of the most alluring to visitors is its signature Ocean Dreaming Massage treatment, surrounded by tropical fish and carried by the tide.
The One&Only Spa is a sanctuary designed to relax, rejuvenate and restore the mind, body and spirit. Choose from an extensive menu of traditional and up-to-the-minute treatments and treatment environments inspired by the local surroundings.
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The ESPA Spa, One&Only Reethi Rah Resort, Maldives
In the Maldives, One&Only Reethi Rah is another one of those destinations designed for complete relaxation. The spa provides an array of treatments administered in thatched-roof villas by expert therapists, with beautiful surroundings whichever way you look.
Here on idyllic sandy shores, succumb to the expert care of therapists trained in ancient healing philosophies and modern-day sciences. Luxurious treatment villas with spectacular ocean views provide the perfect tranquil space for an individualized, holistic wellness journey.
One&Only Spa is an all-encompassing experience with swirling vitality pools, crystal steam rooms, saunas and stimulating ice fountains. Lifestyle showers offer a refreshing burst of tropical rain, and exotic spa cuisine, a delightful juice bar and relaxation pavilions complete the journey.
This spa has won awards for its treatments and luxurious amenities. Located on the Kaafu Atoll, Maldives.