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.
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 and holistic breathing exercises. Try the customised Ananda Fusion, a signature treatment which combines a number of techniques based on your needs.
Shanti Maurice, Mauritus
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.
Give your safari an indulgent twist and stay at Sasaab. This stylish tented lodge sets itself apart with its epic views and relaxing spa treatments. Massages and beauty treatments are offered from the privacy of your tent or in the beautiful 'Spasaab' upon the banks of the river. Guests can also go for a dip Sasaab's main swimming pool which is perched on the hill side and offers great views of the river or, if you want a little bit of privacy, you can cool off in your tent's plunge pool.
Nihi Sumba, Indonesia
A tropical paradise just a short flight from Bali, the secluded setting of Nihi Sumba is guaranteed to help you relax and feel replenished. This stunning resort is situated between the lush jungle on one side and picturesque beach on the other. From the moment you arrive at Tambolaka Airport, you are met by a beaming member of staff with a fresh coconut in hand, before you are whisked off to the resort. Unlike many other destination spas, Nihi Sumba 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.
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.
Arctic Bath Hotel, Swedish Lapland
This unique floating hotel seeks to use the tranquility of lapish scenery and striking architecture to create a retreat that is nothing short of breathtaking. This is the place to indulge in spa treatments and, if you're feeling brave, take a dip in river in the natural plunge pool. Its remote location also means you might even spy the Northern Lights if visiting in winter.
Amangiri, Southwest USA
Emerging out of the wind-carved mesas, canyons and deserts of southern Utah, Amangiri is the ultimate contemporary hideaway close to Lake Powell, and offers a serious wow-factor with all the pampering you care to seek. The vast Aman Spa comprises the Water Pavilion, which features a steam room, a dry sauna and a cold plunge pool and the Flotation Pavilion, which offers therapy-enhanced floatation treatments.
Tierra Patagonia, Chile
Wellness and pampering is central to the guest experience at Tierra Patagonia. This hotel's incredible views the Paine Massif is just the backdrop to the Uma Spa. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor hot tub or switch between the steam room and indoor pool; the floor-to-ceiling glass makes you feel effortlessly connected to nature while enjoying the wellness facilities.
Six Senses Duoro Valley, Portugal
From stunning spas to exceptional food, Six Senses strives to be out of the ordinary in every aspect. Its spa is no exception. This 19th century manor has a fantastic spa which uses the elements of water, stone and wood to create a great setting for rural relaxation. Dedicated programmes focus on weight-loss and there are fantastic rituals which will relax and pamper.
Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru, Maldives
Four Seasons Resort at Landaa Giraavaru is a magical place where the Spa and Ayurvedic Retreat is spread over 2.5 acres into the middle of the lagoon with complete holistic health programmes and Ayurvedic food. The focus here is on complete wellbeing and its immersive programmes incorporate dietary, pampering and cosmetic therapies using the very latest developments in health and wellness technologies.