Luxury Destination Spa Resorts 

by Elysian Magazine

above, ESPA Spa at Corinthia, London

Even the Ancient Romans had day spas. But there’s something pretty wonderful about getting away, leaving It All behind, and spending a few days or a week or so being pampered at a  Destination Spa Resort. Maybe you’ve been; maybe you’ve never been. Fact is, can’t put a price on taking time to take care of your body. We profile a few and list several. All specialize in skincare and are worth a trip. After all, beautiful skin is priceless.


Gros Islet, St Lucia

Established in 1988, BodyHoliday was one of the first to develop the well-being and wellness concept by incorporating curative and preventative programs, yoga, meditation,  and relaxation techniques to de-stress and detox. The Skin Clinic and “Eve” Beauty Salon,  and Therapeutic Cares provide body treatments, wraps, and scrubs, and thalassotherapy restores the skin for a healthy, natural glow.

Black Mask Skin Treatment at Borgo Santo Pietro


Palazzetto, Italy

Located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside, Borgo Santo Pietro is a 5-star boutique  hotel on a 300-acre, 800-year-old estate with a Michelin star restaurant, a 1,500 bottle  wine cellar, that features a holistic spa and healing gardens, and its own organic skincare  range of hand-crafted products called “Seed to Skin.” A daily spa and complete skincare  ritual “ensures a total five sense immersion of health and well-being for the mind, the body,  and the spirit.”


Vista, California

Offering 25 spa villas and seven suites, Cal-a-Vie Health Spa offers 3, 4, or 7-night stay wellness programs that are centered on exercise and fitness routines. Spa treatments include antioxidant-rich vinotherapy, aquatic massage, and acupuncture. Aromatic oils,  facials and body scrubs, thermal therapy back mud treatments, waterless coconut lime body scrub, grape skin body wraps, and lavender honey wraps are just a few of the skincare treatments that will restore circulation, eliminate toxins, and drain the lymphatic system to rejuvenate your skin.

Other top Luxury Destination Spas in the world are:

Canyon Ranch, Lenox, Massachusetts

Constance Moofushi, in the Maldives

ESPA Spa at Corinthia, London

Grand Resort Bad Ragaz, Bad Ragaz Switzerland

Lake Austin Spa Resort in Texas

▪ Miraval Arizona Resort and Spa

▪ Schloss Elmau, Elmau Germany

Spa at Gleneagles, Gleneagles, Scotland

T Spa at Grand Hotel in Tremezzo, Italy

The Brando in Tetiaroa Tahiti

The Ranch Malibu in California


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