Our favourite spa hotels

At Scott Dunn we recognise to take a step back from the stresses of modern day life. Whether you want a complete head to toe pampering, a spiritual yoga retreat or an intensive detoxing, we know where to find what’s best for you.

Here our travel specialists have handpicked their favourites to ensure a complete rejuvenation of mind, body and soul. Award-winning spa destinations for a reason, these are the crème de la crème.

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Ananda in the Himalayas, Northern India

Found close to the birthplace of yoga on a 100 acre Maharaja’s Palace Estate, the setting for Ananda in the Himalayas is truly magical. Although a mecca for yoga fanatics, this unique retreat also boasts an award winning spa. Book a stay here and choose from a range of customised packages. Ananda’s offerings include individualized Hatha yoga sessions, holistic breathing exercises. Try the customised Ananda Fusion, a signature treatment which combines a number of techniques based on your needs.

Castel Monastero, Tuscany

In a delightful farmhouse setting up in the Chianti hills, the Castel Monastero wellness spa feels like a peaceful retreat from everyday life. Dedicated programmes focus on weight-loss and anti-ageing and there are fantastic couples packages including a Berber ritual and Diamond rose ritual to relax and pamper. The spa features a high saline density sea oil pool to soothe and refresh, daily yoga sessions and a dietary programme designed and created by Gordon Ramsay.

COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali

Set on the banks of the River Ayung in southern Bali, Como Shambhala Estate is perfect for athletic types seeking soothing treatments and an all body revival. The Be Active Programme here combines COMO’s signature massages to soothe those aches and pains and physical activity to keep your body fighting fit. Try the jungle gym for an all body workout or take part in one of the hiking, climbing and outdoor activities on offer, returning home both rested and full of energy.

Farmhouse Inn, California

Utilising produce grown in the Farmhouse Inn gardens, the spa at this charming retreat reflects the ethos of Farmhouse Inn perfectly, a natural extension of the farm-inspired experience synonymous with a stay at this beautiful property, set within acres of sweeping Sonoma countryside. Dining follows a similar philosophy with a fabulous farm-to-table, Michelin-star restaurant promoting sustainable living. As well as a fantastic spa in which to unwind, Farmhouse Inn is perfectly placed to enjoy a wealth of outdoor adventures such as kayaking, cycling and hiking, leaving visitors feeling both invigorated and revitalised.

Kamalaya, Koh Samui

A tropical paradise on the southern coast of Ko Samui, the setting of Kamalaya is guaranteed to help you relax and feel replenished. Surrounded by beautiful lily ponds, arrive to be welcomed with a delicious and healthy ginger tea. Unlike many other destination spas, Kamalaya offers a tranquil and reserved atmosphere, perfect for those wanting privacy to focus on their well-being, a key-concept here. Different packages determine how you will spend your day, whether that is boosting your fitness, finding peace with yourself or detoxing to name a few.

L’Albereta, Northern Italy

The Espace Chenot health and wellness spa at L’Albereta is one of only two such medical spas in Italy, with innovative treatments designed to both pamper and restore the body and mind. The focus here is on complete wellbeing and its immersive programmes incorporate dietary, medical and cosmetic therapies using the very latest developments in health and wellness technologies. The exclusive Henri Chenot method uses a bespoke combination of treatments to restore optimum health and energy levels to leave guests feeling revitalised and balanced.

La Reserve Ramatuelle, Côte d'Azur

The spa at La Reserve offers complete relaxation with indoor and outdoor pools, a hammam and an exceptional range of skincare and massage treatments incorporating Crème de la Mer and Nescens products. The expert spa team can create personalised programmes to target areas of stress and nutrition plans to compliment the well-being therapies, drawing on home-grown produce from the La Reserve vegetable garden. The spa overlooks the azure waters of the Mediterranean and is the perfect setting to switch off and be truly pampered.

Shanti Maurice, Mauritius

One of the largest spas in the Indian Ocean, Nira Spa at Shanti Maurice focuses on well-being in all aspects of life. Spa therapists collaborate with a range of yoga masters and nutritionists to rejuvenate guests both mentally and physically through treatments such as Pilates, meditation and massage. Modern, international treatments are used side-by-side with traditional Ayurvedic therapies to create the ultimate holistic experience in the most relaxing of settings.

Six Senses Laamu, Maldives

Perched on the soft white sands of the Maldives, Six Senses Spa Laamu is comprised of one-of-a-kind treatment nests, hidden within the lush vegetation of the atoll. Six Senses’ award-winning therapies are on offer, alongside traditional treatments inspired by this idyllic location, using locally-sourced products. Holistic therapies from around the world such as acupuncture and Reiki enhance the comprehensive spa menu, while practices such as aerial yoga allow guests to fully unwind and admire their tranquil surroundings.

Solage Calistoga, California

Solage Calistoga is the ultimate Napa retreat when it comes to health and wellness. Renowned for its mud and mineral water therapies, treatments are indulgent yet focus strongly on making the most of the area’s natural resources for a unique way to unwind - don’t miss the signature Mud-Slide and the soothing geo-thermal hot springs! Paired with the lush valley surroundings, extensive fitness facilities, attentive service and the sublime farm-to-table cuisine, a spa holiday here is set to leave you completely rejuvenated whatever the time of year.

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