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The Top 10: Best Spa Hotels

Choosing the perfect spa is a difficult task, and one that is intensely personal. Wellness properties around the world subscribe to different philosophies for detoxing (limited calories; strenuous activity; spiritual introspection), so selecting the right one is crucial to ensuring a positive experience. Here are Indagare’s (very diverse) picks for the best spa hotels.

The Ranch at Live Oak Malibu, California

This butt-kicking spa offers one of the most rigorous, seven-day programs in the world. But it is also one of the most upscale, thanks to beautiful rooms and gourmet vegan food. Read Indagare’s full hotel review.

Vana Retreat, India

This ashram-cum-wellness resort, set in the serene Himalayan foothills, offers Ayurvedic, Tibetan and traditional Chinese treatments and a full yoga program.

Related: Our Readers' Favorite Spas

Mii amo, Arizona

Nestled in the red rocks of Sedona, Mii amo is an intimate spa that nourishes mind, body and soul. Appointments with spiritual healers are given the same emphasis as hiking and facials. Read Indagare’s full hotel review.

Six Senses Douro Valley, Portugal

This rejuvenating spa is set in a 19th-century manor house overlooking rolling hills of Portugal’s famed wine country, the Douro Valley. A stylish hideaway, the hotel emphasizes locally inspired therapies including forest walking, aerial yoga and citrus-based beauty treatments. Read Indagare's full hotel review.

COMO Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos

This private island resort is a favorite with high-profile celebrities for its castaway beach feel that is more readily associated with resorts in the Maldives or Bali. While it is a traditional hotel, this COMO property highlights the hotel brand’s wellness philosophy through excellent yoga offerings, a delicious health-focused menu and indulgent spa treatments. Read Indagare’s full hotel review.

Related: Spa Matchmaker

Cal-a-Vie, California

An exceptional spa retreat resembling a quaint Provençal village in the Southern California mountains, Cal-a-Vie offers top-notch service, excellent fitness classes and superb cuisine in an elegant, intimate setting. Read Indagare’s full hotel review.

COMO Shambhala Estate, Bali

Bali’s best destination spa fuses the comforts of a hotel experience with the pampering nature of a spa-centric property. The romantic hotel’s holistic approach pairs traditional spa treatments with cultural experiences and nutritionally balanced cuisine. Read Indagare’s full hotel review.

SHA Wellness Clinic, Spain

This wellness spa on Spain’s southeastern coast, which touts a detoxing—and delicious—macrobiotic menu, offers a wide array of treatments, from the scientific (sleep disorder treatments, genetic and preventative medicine) to the healthful (reiki, massage). Read Indagare’s full hotel review.

Lake Austin Spa, Texas

Nestled in a bucolic lakeside setting 30 minutes by car from Austin, this wellness property boasts sumptuous interiors, farm-to-table cuisine and interesting exercise options, that include paddle boarding, kayaking and swimming. Read a member postcard about the hotel.

Canyon Ranch, Massachusetts

Popular mostly with groups of ladies, the iconic Canyon Ranch is a slightly institutional-feeling property that focuses as much on fitness and lifestyle as it does on beauty treatments. Read Indagare’s full hotel review.

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