These eight wellness oases offer a particularly exclusive spa experience

From forest bathing to Qi grounding rituals.

23 February 2021

Wellness holidaymakers have had a particularly long dry spell in the meantime. And yet it is precisely the time out in an exclusive Spathat lets us escape from everyday life. To inspire you for your next relaxation moment, we collected eight wellness experiences that are a class of their own.


Pure relaxation in the middle of nature: L'Auberge de Sedona, Sedona

301 Little Ln, Sedona, AZ 86336, United States.


The boutique resort L'Auberge de Sedona is located in the middle of Sedona's famous Red Rock landscape, surrounded by a green sycamore forest. Guests of the resort can look forward to a deeply relaxing stay simply because of the idyllic location. The spa at L'Auberge de Sedona also focuses on connecting with nature. In addition to various wellness treatments, forest bathing is also offered as a spa activity. Peelings or bath herbs can be individually mixed and combined at a special mixing station with local plants, herbs and oils.

If you want to enjoy Sedona's nature, the best way is to take part in forest bathing.

Luxurious wellness oasis in the Hamptons: Shou Sugi Ban House, Long Island

337 Montauk Hwy, Water Mill, NY 11976, United States.


Just opened in 2019, Shou Sugi Ban House is the first wellness retreat in the Hamptons on Long Island that combines global wellness and healing arts practices. Both the accommodations and spa are built in the Shou Sugi Ban style, an ancient Japanese wood preservation technique that is both aesthetically stunning and brings tangible benefits like sustainability and resilience.
In addition to beautifully designed treatment rooms, the freestanding spa scores point for its thermal suite with a far-infrared sauna, which effectively detoxifies the body. At the heart of the Shou Sugi Ban House is a well-thought-out and constantly evolving wellness program that is individually tailored for each guest.

What makes Shou Sugi Ban House special is the outdoor spa area.

Spa with a view of the underwater world: Coco Bodu Hithi, Maldives

Coco Bodu Hithi Resort, North Male Atoll, Maldives


Coco Bodu Hithi, the resort of the Coco Collection, is located in the North Malé Atoll, not far from the capital Malé, and delights nature lovers, gourmets and relaxation seekers alike. A special highlight of the island is the unique spa area: situated above the water, a window has been set into the floor of six treatment rooms, directly under the headboard of the massage bed, so that guests can observe the underwater world of the Indian Ocean during the treatment. The "Coco Spa" treatments have been specially developed for Coco Bodu Hithi from Thai, Balinese and Indian traditions. In addition to authentic Ayurvedic treatments and soothing massages, there are facials with the highest quality cosmetic products, on request also in a private atmosphere in your own villa.

In the Maldives, you can enjoy a spa treatment and marvel at the underwater world at the same time.

"Lemony" wellness ritual: Royal Palms Resort & Spa, Scottsdale

5200 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018, United States.


The portfolio of top-notch spas in Scottsdale leaves nothing to be desired, so wellness travellers are practically spoiled for choice. At the Alvadora Spa at the Royal Palms Resort, however, you'll find a special spa treatment: the Signature Citrus Ritual. The location of this exclusive treatment is also unique. It takes place in a stone-lined room that has an expansive private terrace with a small plunge pool attached. The Citrus Ritual begins with a full-body exfoliation on a heated stone table, while water gently puddles on the body from above, and includes several relaxing massages.

The Royal Palms Resort & Spa is known for its soothing Citrus Ritual.

Award-winning spa experience near Tucson: Miraval Arizona, Tucson

5000 East, E Vía Estancia Miraval, Tucson, AZ 85739, United States.


Set on over 400 acres in the mountains outside of Tucson, Miraval Arizona Resort welcomes guests. The centrepiece of the resort is the award-winning Life in Balance Spa, which offers spa treatments from around the world, from Ayurvedic and Thai massages to Qi grounding rituals. Outdoor treatments are also a special highlight, taking place in private tents with breathtaking views of the surrounding area. Guests at the resort also have access to 120 complimentary activities each week, including wellness lectures, meditation, art classes, hikes and cooking classes.

At Miraval Arizona, guests can enjoy spa treatments from around the world

Wellness for body and mind: Milaidhoo Island, Maldives

1 Milaidhoo Island, Milaidhoo Island 20002, Maldives


Milaidhoo is located on a 13-hectare island in the beautiful UNESCO Biosphere Reserve of Baa Atoll. All villas are just a short barefoot stroll away from water sports, fitness and wellness facilities, as well as diving options and three restaurants. Alongside this, the spa offers breathtaking views and an extensive range of holistic treatments using an exclusive selection of natural products. It consists of four treatment suites perched on stilts over the lagoon. Guests can also take part in included yoga and meditation classes each day in a custom-built pavilion.

At Milaidhoo Island Resort, body and mind are relaxed.

Ocean view massages: The Don CeSar, St. Pete/Clearwater

3400 Gulf Blvd, St Pete Beach, FL 33706, United States.


The Don CeSar in St. Pete/Clearwater shows that there are also very nice wellness oases in Florida. Guests can look forward to relaxing massages and more with a beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico. The highlight of the spa is clearly the large spa terrace, where you can enjoy the warm Florida sun in combination with the sound of the sea after the treatment or in between. By the way, it is not necessary to be a hotel guest to experience the Oceana Spa. The Don CeSar also offers day passes. Nevertheless, the rest of the hotel is also worth seeing, so it is definitely worth staying there.

Guests particularly appreciate the Don CeSar for its large sun terrace.

Relaxation on the Turkish Riviera: ELA Quality Resort Belek, Belek

Belek, İskele Mevkii, 07506 Serik/Antalya, Turkey


The ELA Quality Resort Belek offers its guests pure relaxation with its spa and wellness centre with numerous treatment and massage rooms, relaxation rooms and relaxation zones, indoor and outdoor pools, saunas and a gym as well as individual training and group exercise rooms. According to European standards, the Ab-I-Zen Spa has already been awarded the Europe Spa Wellness Certificate for its outstanding wellness concept. The highly qualified spa therapists at Ab-I-Zen cover a wide range of treatments. Guests can choose from a total of 160 different treatments. All rituals and treatments are performed using nature-friendly products, entirely without environmentally harmful ingredients.

Guests of the b-I-Zen Spa can look forward to 160 different treatments.

Picture Credits: Coco Collection, Visitstpeteclearwater.com, ELA Quality Resort Belek, L'Auberge de Sedona, Milaidhoo Island Maldives, Miraval Arizona, Royal Palms Resort & Spa, Fredrika Sjarn / Gi Ban House

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