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Beautiful Destinations For Relaxing Spa Experiences
Beautiful Destinations For Relaxing Spa Experiences

Sometimes, it is nice to spend time looking after both your body and soul, and there is nothing quite as relaxing as being pampered in a luxurious spa. If you are planning on taking a trip this year, whether it’s alone, with a partner or with family, don’t forget to incorporate some downtime into your travels.

If you are looking for some inspiration, below you will find some of the most picturesque destinations across the globe, each home to world-class spas, unforgettable sights and areas filled with natural beauty.

Soma Bay, Egypt

Surrounded by tranquil waters, Soma Bay is perfect if you are looking for an escape. Home to some of Egypt's most stunning beaches, this coastal resort by the Red Sea is a real paradise on earth. With only five resorts in the area, and access exclusively gained via a private gate, finding peace and quiet here is easy.

The sandy shores of Soma Bay are ideal for relaxation, but its waters also hold many wonders. Visitors can explore the coral reef, swim, dive, and snorkel here, and on days when you would like to leave the peninsula to discover more of Egypt, the ancient site of Luxor and the remarkable Nile Valley are just two hours away.

The Cascades Spa & Thalasso

The Cascades Spa & Thalasso is one of the largest in the world, covering 7,500 sq m and home to 65 treatment rooms. Fully equipped with incredible facilities, you will find an aqua-tonic pool and fitness centre complete with outdoor swimming pool, gymnasium, sauna and steam room here, alongside so much more.

Regarded as the best spa in Egypt, The Cascades Spa & Thalasso specialises in thalassotherapy, which harnesses the anti-aging properties of seawater to produce incredible results. Thalassotherapy is also used for cellulite reduction, removing toxins from the body and improving poor circulation. The spa experts here will be delighted to advise on the best treatment for you before you arrive, whether that’s an exfoliating scrub, moisturising body wrap or a relaxing seawater bath, soak or shower.

For visitors looking for the ultimate spa experience, three, six or nine-day Thalasso De-Stress and Relax packages are available, while couples will love the selection of romantic treatments on offer. Loved ones can share a room together, and with the popular Spa Journey for Two package, two hours of pure bliss awaits. Each partner will be pampered with a scrub, massage and wrap designed to best suit their individual needs.

For guests of Kempinski Hotel Soma Bay, a free shuttle bus service is also available to take you directly to The Cascades Spa & Thalasso.

The Seychelles

The Seychelles is a popular choice for honeymoons, romantic getaways and peaceful breaks. Pure white beaches, crystal clear blue waters and pleasant temperatures year-round, this tropical paradise is sure to do wonders for your mind, body and soul.

A collection of 115 islands in the Indian Ocean, this African archipelago has plenty of secrets for travellers to uncover. While many remain uninhabited, existing as nature reserves, the inland islands are home to almost the entire population of the Seychelles. The most frequented by tourists include Mahé, Praslin, La Digue and Curieuse. Excursions can be arranged between many of the islands, with many choosing to visit the Curieuse Marine National Park to spot the giant tortoises!

Kempinski The Spa

You will find the fantastic Kempinski The Spa in Baie Lazare, based on the largest island in the Seychelles - Mahé. Treatments here are inspired and influenced by the healing, restorative elements of nature, with the range of massages, scrubs, wraps, facials and more offering a solution to a whole host of imbalances.

To detox and purge the body of harmful toxins, choose the Spring Embrace wrap, or hydrate and protect the face from harsh weather conditions thanks to the Winter Face Energizing facial. At Kempinski The Spa there is a treatment for everybody, and the twin treatment room in particular is a great choice for couples. The 75-minute Romantic Couples’ Massage is a wonderful way to relax together, and both of you will leave feeling thoroughly refreshed and revived. Afterwards, the relaxation garden is the perfect space to enjoy a cool drink accompanied by beautiful views.

Havana, Cuba

Full of life, vibrant and truly unique, Havana is beautiful for many reasons. There is so much to explore here. From the historical Old Havana to the golden beaches lined with palm trees, you can tailor your trip to your desires - uncover Havana's bohemian bars and art scene one day, then spend the next being pampered while the cool Caribbean breeze runs through your hair.

Spa Albear by Resense

A place where wellness and mindfulness always comes first, the Spa Albear by Resense at Grand Hotel Manzana Kempinski provides services inspired by Europe. With thermal bathing areas, a rooftop pool, separate male and female relaxation areas, a fitness centre and even a hair salon alongside the collection of spa treatments that take place inside eight treatment rooms, it is easy to spend an entire day here.

Some of the most popular experiences offered by the spa include The Polish – a body experience that lasts 30 minutes, freeing the skin of dead cells and hydrating the skin to make it smooth and supple – and The Renaissance, a 90-minute massage experience focusing on tense areas of the body. The Renaissance involves body brushing to stimulate, a thermal compress and a range of professional massage techniques to leave you feeling incredible.

Istria, Croatia

Enchanting, picturesque and peaceful, it is easy to find a secluded spot in Istria. Away from the coast there are plenty of quiet places to discover, with the heart-shaped peninsula known for its historic charm and incredible food. Trying local seafood here is a must, as is relaxing in a world-class spa.

Energy Clinic Carolea Spa

Let the spa therapists at the Energy Clinic Carolea Spa inside Kempinski Hotel Adriatic soothe, pamper and prep your skin with their collection of rejuvenating treatments. From traditional Hammam and Chinese treatments to organic facials using Energy Clinic products, you can expect nothing but the best service here.

Passed down from generation to generation, traditional Chinese medicine is practiced by professionals at Energy Clinic Carolea Spa. Both acupuncture and cupping can be enjoyed, with both treatments from the Far East well-known for their healing properties. While acupuncture involves inserting fine needles to restore balance, cupping is known for generally helping both physical and mental well-being by stimulating blood flow.

Hamman, meanwhile, stems from Turkey and the Middle East. This other specialised collection of treatments all involve soaking in an authentic bath in the spa’s dedicated hammam suite. Various soaps, oils and massage techniques are used, to cleanse, purify and energize. Couple hammam treatments can also be arranged, for a romantic spa day.

To book your stay with Kempinski or to find the right treatments for your needs, please contact our hotel teams and they will be happy to assist.

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