The hectic holidays are the perfect time to hit the reset button and prepare for the New Year. This season, skip destinations that leave you feeling as if you need another vacation to recover from your trip and opt for those with experiences centered on your wellbeing. Whether you need to reshape, relax or reprogram, flying to these destinations in a private jet will help you achieve your goal of becoming a better version of yourself.
Best Holiday Spa Getaways
Lanserhof Tegernsee | Waakirchen, Germany
Nestled in Bavaria, Lanserhof Tegernsee adheres to Austrian physician Franz Xaver Mayer’s philosophy of resting, detoxing and training. At the health resort, you relearn to sleep and chew, as well as manage pain, prevent stress-related burnout, and reset your body and mind. With processed sugar and alcohol nonexistent on the grounds, you don’t have to worry about those holiday pounds. Treatments also include medical evaluations, such as genetic tests, sleep assessments, and capsule endoscopies. If you’re looking more for R&R than scientific evaluations, hit the links on the golf course or ease away your troubles in the salt-water pool with underwater music.
Royal Mansour | Marrakech, Morocco
Founded by King Mohammed VI as the epitome of Moroccan architecture and design, Royal Mansour is an eight-acre property with dozens of riads, or traditional houses with courtyards, tranquil gardens with splendid tile-work, and a full-service spa with a stunning white lattice atrium. Upon entering the spa, you receive a cup of relaxing Moroccan mint tea and are lead to a treatment room, tea lounge, or the authentic hammam with fragrant steam rooms, plunge pools, and saunas. Private spa suites are also available. The feel-good oasis offers hair treatments, facials, various types of massages, body masks, exfoliating treatments, manicures, pedicures, makeovers, waxing, and personal training.
Bulgari Hotel Milano | Milan, Italy
Named after the famed jeweler, the Bulgari Hotel Milano is a popular destination among the fashion elite and wellness seekers alike. Within the hotel’s walled garden (whose history is more than 700 years old) and tranquil interiors, you’ll find the exclusive spa with gilded features—a serene getaway from the busy city center. The spa offers services that promote a sense of equilibrium, such as signature treatments with full-body scrubs, followed by body massages, healing poultices, marma-point stimulation, and face and scalp massages. Other services include skin-balancing treatments, a nearly-three-hour pampering journey called the “Ultimate Experience” that leaves you feeling as if you’re floating, a variety of massage therapies, body therapies (e.g., scrubs and wraps), and facials.
Dhara Dhevi, Chiang Mai | Chang Wat Chiang Mai, Thailand
Surrounded by 60 acres of lush, manicured greenery, Dhara Dhevi in Thailand’s Amphur Muang province is a collection of more than 100 two-story teak villas that will remind you of a traditional village that focuses on relaxation. The rooms offer a serene experience with expansive terraces, plunge pools that overlook rice paddies, and outdoor showers. The resort’s Sheva Spa and Wellness Centre, modeled after an ancient palace, is one of the best ayurvedic centers in the world. The restful sanctuary specializes in self-indulgent treatments that last up to three hours. Receive a dosha analysis and personalized treatments from an ayurvedic specialist. Participate in the wellness program that addresses your physical and psychological needs through coaching and consultations. Feel empowered, recharged and rebalanced with treatments that help relieve pain, focus on meditation, restore beauty and promote health. Traditional therapies also include a variety of massage treatments, aromatherapy, reflexology, body scrubs, facials, wellness-focused “ceremonies,” body wraps, thermal experiences, hydrotherapy, and traditional salon treatments.