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best spas

Escape to a world of indulgence with our short list of the most rejuvenating spas.

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Here, our selection of the best spas to serve as your private oasis. 

BENIYA MUKAYU

Ishikawa, Japan

The Gyoki priests of the 8th century first established the healing properties of the waters surrounding the Yamashiro region, the location of this ultra-modern onsen. The waters in particular are famed for their ability to help beautify skin, improve blood circulation, and relieve nerve pain and rheumatism.

mukayu.com

CAUDALIE AT THE PLAZA

New York, NY

The decadent spa stars the French skincare company’s products, which harness the restorative benefits of grape and grapevine polyphenols and wine from the company’s Bordeaux vineyard.

us.caudalie.com

INSTITUT STEPHAN JAULIN

Paris, France

The high-tech, lab-white spa is known for viviscience, a proprietary process based on the principles of naturopathy that targets various causes of aging. 

stephanjaulin.com

LA MAMOUNIA

Marrakesh, Morocco

Known as the best spa in Marrakech, this 27,000-square-foot space fuses the traditional with the modern and offers more than 80 treatments.

mamounia.com

LA PRAIRIE AT THE HOTEL BEL-AIR

Los Angeles, CA

Designed like a jewel box, the seven-treatment room spa by La Prairie uses the Swiss brand’s range of anti-aging skincare essentials.

dorchestercollection.com

MII AMO RESORT AND SPA

Sedona, AZ

At the holistic Sedona retreat—boasting stunning canyon views and the signature Journey Spa treatment—a personalized two-hour session starts with a consultation, followed by the appropriate treatments for each client’s beauty and wellness goals.

miiamo.com

SISLEY SPA AT THE CARLYLE

New York, NY

This sensorial oasis centers around the tradition of Phyto-Aromatic Treatments, which relates to Sisley’s commitment to the use of essential oils and plant products to create highly effective and quality cosmetics.

rosewoodhotels.com

TIERRA ATACAMA

San Pedro de Atacama, Chile

The luxury resort offers cathartic outdoor fitness excursions, followed by soothing spa treatments in Chile’s mystical Atacama desert.

tierrahotels.com

TOMOKO SPA

Los Angeles, CA

This Japanese sanctuary offers relaxing massage treatments chased with indulgent tea rituals.

tomokospa.com

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