Is there anything more indulgent than a spa day? We think not, especially considering the treatments we found at some of the world’s most relaxing hotels. You could take an outdoor soak in the Tuscan countryside, or get a massage that mimics the soothing rhythms of the dreamy Pacific Ocean.
From exfoliating salt rubs infused with lavender and rosemary to fitness programs that feel like summer camp for adults, there’s nothing your money can’t buy — that is, if you have the budget to spend it. (Fortunately, you don’t have to go broke to reach nirvana on vacation. Plenty of treatments fall in the $100-to-$200 bracket, and there are many affordable spas.)
So if your stress level isn’t abating and only the finest spa pampering will do, here are some glamorous treatments guaranteed to make you feel like a star.
Monteverdi Hotel and Spa
You’ll be a changed person after indulging in the Full Monteverdi, the Tuscan hotel’s 120-minute signature treatment. For €290 (about $330), you’ll get an exfoliating salt scrub — enriched with lavender, rosemary, lemon balm, and sweet orange — and ample time to soak in an outdoor tub overlooking the grand Val d’Orcia. A revitalizing massage will finish it off.