While sometimes a relaxing massage can lull you to sleep, you might want to keep your eyes open to take in the gorgeous scenery at these spas known for breathtaking views. From lush greenery to turquoise ocean waters to magnificent harbor views, these spas are the epitome of paradise on earth. Feast your eyes and appreciate the wonders of Mother Nature as you enjoy your treatments. Let the beauty of nature accentuate your journey to relaxation and rejuvenation.
Whether it is a tropical sanctuary, a desert oasis, or an urban escape that you seek, here are 8 spas with absolutely stunning views.
1. Wellness Sanctuary at Kamalaya
Experience the healing power of nature at the multi-award-winning Kamalaya Koh Samui. Located amid a tropical landscape on the southern coastline of Koh Samui, Thailand, the Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa was named ‘Wellness Retreat of the Year’ for the third time at the Destination Deluxe Awards 2021. The Wellness Sanctuary integrates the beauty of the surrounding environment into its design, featuring open air treatment spaces as well as deluxe air-conditioned suites. Take in the panoramic views of the Gulf of Thailand as you treat yourself to a blissful spa treatment. Opt for the popular Chi Nei Tsang massage which is great for detoxification, or a Lymphatic Drainage massage to get your energies flowing again.
2. Santorini Secret Suites and Spa
Enjoy the best view Oia has to offer at this five-star hotel with private pool suites in Santorini, Greece. Unlock the secret to the island’s hidden beauties and lose yourself in the gorgeous blue hues here. The main infinity pool takes you as close as possible to the natural landscape of Santorini’s Caldera, offering a direct view of the endless Aegean Sea. Be pampered at the Harmonia Spa with a range of treatments, be it a relaxing massage or a lavish facial ritual. Opt for an al fresco treatment to make the most of these stunning vistas.
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3. Spa Safari at Nihioka
Discover the wonders of nature at this intimate island retreat located in Sumba, Indonesia. From turquoise ocean waters, white pristine sand and lush foliage, the Spa Safari Nihioka at Nihi offers a unique experience not to be missed. Rise with the sun and start your day with an optional trek through rolling hills, expansive rice fields, and a traditional Sumbanese village. Next, enjoy breakfast at the dining area over a private natural cove. At your private cliffside Bale, you can choose to enjoy a swim in the ocean or start your treatment of choice. Conclude the experience and enjoy the beautiful sunset as you head back to the resort at the end of the day.
4. Mango Tree Spa by L’OCCITANE at Kupu Kupu Barong Villas & Spa by L’OCCITANE
Kupu Kupu Barong Villas and Spa by L’OCCITANE is a slice of paradise on Earth. A French architect thoughtfully created the resort to fit the natural landscape, preserving as much of the breathtaking wonders of the Ayung River Jungle as possible. The soothing sights, sounds, and smells of nature allow one’s body, mind, and spirit to reground, reconnect, and restore. The treehouse spa treatment rooms at the Mango Tree Spa by L’OCCITANE come with breathtaking vistas, so book well in advance to get your hands on one of these stunning rooms. Let your muscles and tension melt away during one of Spa L’OCCITANE‘s heavenly spa treatments under the expert hands of a massage therapist while birds chirp and sing around you and the Ayung River rapids gently gurgle below.
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5. Anantara Spa at Qasr al Sarab
Located in the outskirts of Abu Dhabi, near Liwa, the Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara, is a hidden oasis within the desert. Located near the main hotel pool, Anantara Spa consists of five spa suites, including four couple’s suites, and a Moroccan Hammam. Take your pick from a variety of massages, body treatments, facials and spa rituals using natural products. Its Al Fresco Thai Massage offers uninterrupted views of the shifting dunes as you relax in an outdoor spa cabana and enjoy a stimulating massage. The Spa Villa, equipped with a private pool and secluded from the main spa, offers the ultimate privacy for an exclusive wellness experience.
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6. Karma Kandara
Situated on Bali’s Bukit Peninsula atop a cliff top overlooking the Indian Ocean, Karma Kandara is surrounded by lush greenery. Its cliff front residences offer guests a view of Bali’s most beautiful beaches, each villa accompanied by a tropical courtyard and private pool. With its cliff-hanging Spa Bales set into the ragged limestone cliffs with 180-degree views of the Indian ocean, Karma Spa is an epic location to rest and recharge. Enjoy the ocean vistas as you rejuvenate with the variety of treatments here. Its Ocean View Infrared Sauna offers a detox sauna with an open-air cliff soaking pool experience.
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7. Bliss Spa at W Hong Kong
Located on the 72nd floor of W Hong Kong, the 14,500-square-feet Bliss Spa offers nine harbor view treatment rooms. Some of the treatments include access to its FIT gym as well as Hong Kong’s highest outdoor harbor view swimming pool and Jacuzzi. It’s the perfect spot for a spa party as you enjoy a fun and memorable time with your family and friends. Spend some extra time taking in the breathtaking panorama at the vitality pool or experience other heat and water facilities before or after treatments.
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8. The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum
Overlooking the Aegean Sea, The Spa at Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum spreads over two floors and 2,700 square meters, offering guests an idyllic atmosphere of healing and calm amidst a beautiful coastal setting. Located on the northern coast of the Bodrum Peninsula at Cennet Koyu (Paradise Bay), the luxury five-star resort offers breathtaking panoramic views. Enjoy aroma-infused massages or the Aegean Calm treatment or indulge in your own luxurious spa-designed resort suite with private panoramic balconies overlooking an olive grove framing the Aegean Sea with the Oriental Suite package. The spa also features outdoor cabanas with ocean views.
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