A getaway to an island combined with pampering at the spa is the ultimate relaxing vacation idea. Here is a collection of unique island spas, located in Greece, Hawaii, Maldives, Mallorca, Bora Bora, Seychelles and other destinations around the world. These photos were chosen to inspire your next relaxing getaway, whether you are a casual spa visitor or a spa going pro. If you like beaches, you will love these unique spa resorts and hotels which are located in some of the most scenic spots. The spas are designed to blend with the natural beauty of their surroundings. Before you book your trip, browse our spa packages featuring both luxury and affordable options.
1.The Largest Wellness Center in the Seychelles
Experience tranquility and relaxation at the beautiful tropical wellness center at the Raffles Praslin resort in the Seychelles. Receive unique treatments in a spectacular setting at the largest wellness center in the Seychelles, offering great facilities and a diverse menu of treatments. Each of the 13 Treatment Pavilions has spectacular ocean views and tropical garden surroundings accented by dramatic granite boulders which make the Seychelles so famous. Specially designed suites are perfect for couples on their honeymoon. The suites have private steam showers, Japanese soaking tubs and observation decks with stunning views.
Be sure to arrive early to take advantage of the tranquil garden set among natural rock formations high above the water.
In addition to the 13 treatment pavilions, there is a lounge and tea room overlooking the ocean, fitness studio, steam room, sauna, whirlpools, and experience showers, outdoor lounge with soaking pool, outdoor movement pavilion and a beauty salon.
The fitness center offers a wide selection of group and private classes, including Zumba, Body Sculpt, Sunset Yoga and Pilates. You can also sign up for personal training which includes fitness assessment, goal setting analysis, and a tailored exercise program. Unique fitness activities to try include private sunrise yoga and Pilates sessions on the beach, massage under the stars in your villa or on board a yacht.
2.Relaxation on a Private Island in Bora Bora
Miri Miri in Bora Bora is one of the world' leading wellness centers, set on its own little island connected with the rest of the resort with a bridge. Set on its own private island, this spot is a treat for the senses. Spacious treatment suites have their own whirlpools, oudoor tubs and such spacious layouts that you can decide whether you want a massage outdoors or indoors. Awesome water treatments include Balneotherapy where bubbling water comes out brushing and massaging the body energetically with essential oils. Vichy Shower where soft water jets are applied on the patient sometimes on the stomach, sometimes on the back. Body Scrub under Vichy Shower and Massage under Vichy Shower are also popular. Consistently rated one of the best places to relax in the world, this spa at the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort offers vacationers an array of treatments in a one-of-a-kind setting. The 13,000 square-foot facility offers 7 stunning private treatment suites with whirlpools and deep soaking tubs that let you rejuvenate and relax before and after a treatment.
Travelers can receive a massage under a cabana feeling the clear ocean air, or indoors in an air conditioned room. The private island is surrounded by a pristine sandy beach and a lagoon. The Rebalancing Massage with Essential Oils uses enveloping movements for a feeling of well-being and restoration. Tonic Oil is used to stimulate the body and mind, Relax Oil for a feeling of complete relaxation. The Tahitian Hot Stone Massage is one of the favorites. Access is free for hotel guests. If you are not staying at the St. Regis Bora Bora, a Day Pass costs 2,500 XPF, or 4,000 XPF for a couple. You will have access to the relaxation lounge, shower, steam room, sauna, whirlpool and theBeach. Click here for more relaxing spots.
3.Le Tahaa in French Polynesia
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Built from natural materials in Polynesian style, the spa at Le Tahaa is surrounded by beautiful nature and calm ambiance. The wellness center is nestled between a small lake and the lagoon in the shade of a coconut grove. Many places put on background sounds to help you relax during your treatment, but the spa at Le Tahaa doesn't have too, especially when your massage is taking place right in the lagoon surrounded by water. There is a twin massage room beside the lake, a double massage room with whirlpool and a double open-air Vichy-shower. Couples can enjoy a side-by-side treatment on their honeymoon, surrounded by sweeping ocean views.
4.Roman-style Health Retreat on Cyprus
Relax and rejuvenate your senses at a luxury Roman-style health retreat on Cyprus at Anassa. The hotel is home to a beautiful Thalassa Spa which offers a diverse menu of services in a scenic island setting. The wellness center has a sky-lit indoor pool, 18 treatment rooms, saunas, steam baths, a seawater exercise pool, squash court, fitness room and hair salon. Treatments include body wraps, body scrubs, reflexology, reiki and the signature group massages. Try the Osea Marine Body Experience designed to help balance the central nervous system. Couples on their honeymoon can enjoy massages and other treatments together. The hotel also offers quick couples treatments for busy honeymooners on the go.
5.The Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy on Crete
The Elounda Spa & Thalassotherapy at the Blue Palace Resort is a beautiful island getaway with emphasis on Thalassotherapy, a treatment based on the sea which originated in France.
At this beautiful wellness center, you will be surrounded by spectacular ocean views as you receive world-class healing treatments. Choose from signature treatments, quick massages, facials and salon services. Choose from a menu of treatments designed especially for men. Try the Express Face Care Special if you are in a hurry or indulge in an 80-minute Ayurveda Body Massage. Access to the facilities is complimentary for hotel guests. If you are visiting for the day, there is a 35 Euro fee to enter. Sign up for one of the signature day rituals to enjoy a day of pampering at this unique retreat.
6.The Kahala Spa in Hawaii
The Kahala Spa is a tropical retreat for the senses, located on the secluded coast of Oahu, a short drive from the famous Waikiki Beach. The spa is located at the Kahala Hotel & Resort where you can check into a room with a view of the ocean. There are 9 spacious treatment rooms with plush relaxation areas. All treatments begin with a cleansing ritual that consists of a relaxing foot massage. Guests can choose from many relaxing treatments, including Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, four-handed massage called Hula Hands and signature scrubs. The CHI Fitness Center offers cardiovascular machines and weight training. You can enjoy views of the beach while working out by yourself or with a personal trainer.
7.Health & Beauty Center in Southern Italy
Escape to the scenic island of Ischia in Southern Italy and rejuvenate at a beautiful island wellness center. The Health & Beauty Centre at Mezzatorre Resort offers a facilities build around natural hot springs of this volcanic island. Travelers have access to thermal swimming pools, Balneotherapy, Wet Zone, Seawater Pool, Turkish bath, Thalasso-therapy, Kneipp therapy and Sauna. Guests receive a massage outdoors in a special tent on the edge of the water. Choose from a range of massages, specialized thermal treatments, physical therapy and other services. Guests can enroll in a week-long detox program which begins with a physical examination and diet prescription. Each guests receives an individual recommendation for their own healing and detox needs.
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8.Private Island Wellness Retreat in Thailand
Spa Naka is a unique wellness getaway in Thailand, located on the beautiful Naka Island. The retreat utilizes its unique island setting and water features to create a soothing ambiance.
Enjoy a diverse range of luxury facilities, including a Watsu Massage Pool, Steam Room, Sauna, Ice Room, Kanieep, and Secret Tea Garden. There are five single treatment rooms and a double treatment room, ideal for couples and honeymooners. Guests receive free access to the luxury facilities. Enjoy a menu of signature indigenous botanical treatments for the face and body using products from Italy and Thailand.
9.Crystal Steam Rooms and Ice Fountains in the Maldives
Escape to the Maldives for a relaxing spa trip inspired by the water and the natural beauty. The spa at One& Only Reethi Rah is a partnership with ESPA and incorporates modern technology with ancient healing techniques. Unique features include vitality pools, crystal steam rooms, saunas and ice fountains.
Luxurious villas all offer spectacular ocean views. The villas have thatched roofs and blend into the surrounding nature. Sample exotic cuisine, enjoy a refreshing drink at the juice bar and relax in one of the pavilions after your massage. Choose from a diverse menu of wellness programs: Zen Fitness Programming by ESPA include Cyclic Meditation, Tai Chi, Thai Boxing and Hatha & Asthanga Yoga. Yoga sessions are held in the beautiful pavilion above the water letting you enjoy the views while you work out your body.
10.Thalaspa Chenot on Crete
Plan a scenic getaway to the island of Crete, Greece. Get massages with ocean views and relax with a view of the ocean from your guest room, suite or villa at the spectacular Elounda Beach Hotel & Villas.
Thalaspa Chenot merges Eastern and Western healing tradition, including traditional Chinese medicine and modern scientific research. You will be able to choose from a diverse menu of treatments. Some unique therapies to try include hydro-aromatherapy, phyto-mud therapy and Sonophoresis. You can also choose from traditional massages, facials and body treatments. Guests can learn and sample Bio-light cooking, an innovative method for preparing tasty light meals.
11.Health Retreat by L'Occitane en Provence in the Canary Islands
The first Spa by L'Occitane en Provence in Spain is located at the beachfront Gran Bahia Del Duque Resort Tenerife. The wellness center offers treatments and rituals inspired by the natural landscape of the island of Tenerife, the largest of the Canary Islands.
Therapists use L'Occitane products during the treatments. L'Occitane is known for its natural plant ingredients and essential oils. Each treatment begins with a "Welcome Ritual," a footbath performed with Aromachologie Effervescent Sugar Cubes.
There is a menu of signature journeys which consist of massages, Thalassotherapy, open-air solarium and other therapies. Choose a program that's right for your needs and relax in a beautiful island setting in the Canary Islands off the coast of Spain. The Garden Cafe Restaurant next to the Thalassotherapy Pool serves a menu of light healthy dishes.
12.Relaxing Island Spa Hideaway with Just 19 Guest Houses
Anantara Naladhu is the ultimate couples' hideaway, surrounded by the Indian Ocean in the Maldives. The resort offers just 19 houses and villas, each with its own pool and spacious living space. You will be steps away from a white sandy beach and a clear blue ocean. Plan an island honeymoon or an anniversary celebration on this unique island. Guests can choose from three different types of houses and villas. The Beach Houses and Ocean Houses have the same amenities, but offer a different setting. The Beach Houses have a private garden that leads to a tranquil beach on the lagoon side of the island. The Ocean Houses feature a hardwood deck stretching out over the ocean and a private cabana located on the beach.
Beach and Ocean Houses offer private pools, a steam room, sunken tub, WiFi, Bose home surround theater system, LCD satellite TV, in-room iPod and CD player, private wine cellar, gourmet mini bar, espresso machine and a private library. Ocean Pool Villas are the most luxurious and include a private 24-hour butler to cater to your every need. Relax on the loungers that are set on a spacious hardwood deck extending out over the Indian Ocean, or take a nap in your private beach cabana. Take a romantic sunset cruise aboard the Naladhu Raanee while you sip champagne and eat delicious canapes. The yacht can be rented for half or full day adventures letting you explore hidden lagoons and pristine coral reefs. Couples have a choice of dining at the Living Room, in the privacy of their own house, or an intimate meal anywhere you like on the island.
13.Island Wellness Retreat in Mallorca
Get away to the sunny Mallorca in Spain and relax with great European treatments. The wellness center at Castell Son Claret offers unique therapies and massages enhanced by natural beauty products. Receive a massage in an outdoor tent surrounded by lush island gardens and a sparkling outdoor pool. Facilities include a traditional sauna and a Moorish hammam. Relax in the bathhouse, steam room and try one of the signature wet treatments. In addition to the outdoor tents, the wellness center offers private treatment rooms. Couples can book a specially designed couples treatment room and choose from a menu of relaxing treatments. Guests have access to Meditation, Yoga and Qi Gong. Personal trainers area available to address specific fitness goals. There are tennis courts and a gym. Explore the nearby hiking trails and sandy beaches.
World's Best Island Spas
Amazing Caribbean Island Spas
- Suites with Spectacular Views of the Caribbean: Enjoy a couples' getaway on Canouan Island in the Grenadines. Surrounded by the clear waters of the Caribbean Sea, the wellness center features 11 thatched-roof suites and two over-water treatment suites with glass bottoms so that you can look into the water while enjoying your massage. All 60-minutes treatments include an extra half-hour relaxation time during which you can relax on the private ocean-view deck of your suite. All decks include whirlpools, Asian day beds and Raffles Amrita teas. Morning Chi and Meditation classes take place in a Tree Palapa with stunning views of the Caribbean Sea. Godhal Beach Bar & Grill serves a specially-designed light menu.
- Mandara Spa at Atlantis:
Mandara Spa Atlantis is an impressive 30,000-square-foot facility with an extensive menu of Balinese-inspired treatments and traditional European therapies. Start your visit with the Taking of the Waters treatment which includes warm and cold plunge pools as well as steam and sauna rooms in both the women and men's private lounge areas. The women's area at Mandara Spa includes a relaxing aromatherapy room, perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation. If you are looking to start your vacation with a massage, choose from aroma stone therapy, deep tissue, Swedish, sports, and reflexology. Massages can also be enjoyed in the privacy of your own room at Atlantis Paradise Island Resort. Other popular treatments include facials, body treatments as well as salon services.
- Sandy Lane in Barbados: The Spa at Sandy Lane in Barbados offers its guests many facilities and an array of relaxing therapies. You will enter through an impressive marble reception area and staircases that lead to treatment suites, changing rooms and water therapies. Treatments are inspired by healing traditions from around the world, including Caribbean, North America, Europe and the Ayurvedic Philosophy from The Far East.
Stunning Pacific Island Spas
- Great Barrier Reef: If you are planning a luxury Australia vacation right on the Great Barrier Reef, take a look at Heron Island which offers a selection of suites and a relaxing health spa. Treatments at the Aqua Soul are inspired by the healing qualities of the sea. Signature services offer a blend of marine and other natural elements which will help you relax on your luxury getaway. The wellness center uses Sodashi and Phytomer skin care products. Sodashi features Australian plant essences and extracts, while Phytomer is marine-based.
Point Suites are ideal if you want to see the reef right from your window. Sunsets are pretty great too. Wistari Suites offer the most privacy, located in a garden with ocean views.Heron Beachside Suites have glass sliding doors that open out to the reef.
- Moorea: Since the opening of its Manea Spa, the Moorea Pearl Resort has become a relaxing destination in Tahiti. Combine visits to the wellness center with sunbathing on the resort's white sandy beach to unwind on vacation. There is a staff of four masseuses and one masseur. Facilities include a hammam steam bath, three massage rooms, a shower room with four jets and a Vichy shower treatment room with two massage tables. Couples can book a side-by-side massage. Manea Spa offers authentic Tahitian treatments focused on relaxation and healing through holistic massage, body care and bath treatments. The proprietary line of products is based on fruits and botanicals native to the islands of Tahiti, including coconut, vanilla, sandalwood, umehei & monoi oils, pineapple and tamanu, ylang-ylang, gardenia, tiare, frangipani and jasmine.
Cyprus and Bermuda
- La Serena Spa in Bermuda: La Serena Spa, situated at the The Reefs in Bermuda, is a full-service wellness center offering an array of therapeutic and relaxing treatments. Specialties include authentic traditional Thai massage - this is the only place offering this particular type of massage in Bermuda. Choose from a range of massages, reflexology, body treatments, facials, pedicures and manicures. Massage service rates start from $85 for 50 minutes and from $135 for 85 minutes, including anti-stress, Swedish,
Aroma-massage, Reiki, Pregnancy Massage, Sports Massage and reflexology. If you want to learn some massage techniques to use at home, sign up for the Couples Massage Lesson ($120 for 70 minutes) where each partner receives and learns about massage. Thai therapy is famous for evoking feelings of relaxation, peace of mind and happiness.