Monday, January 04, 2010

Resort Spas: The perfect antidote to the post-holiday blues

Despite all our good intentions, the holidays can be downright draining and leave us feeling a bit overwhelmed and under-rested. There are many ways to unwind but there is nothing like an exotic spa resort vacation to melt away any lingering post-holiday tension. Sometimes you just need a vacation in order to recover from your vacation! Many luxury spa resorts exist but we hand-picked a few goodies just to share with you.

Parrot Cay, Turks & Caicos
This award-winning holistic spa is located in beautiful Turks & Caicos. Villas and rental residences have wrap-around, floor-to-ceiling windows showcasing the island’s natural beauty and breezy porches with stunning views of the water or gardens. This luxury Caribbean resort offers abundant activities above and below the water including day excursions around the islands.

The spa itself features traditional and Eastern-style massage as well as natural anti-ageing treatments. Pilates and yoga classes are complimentary for all guests. Or make the most of your Caribbean vacation with a yoga retreat to restore your body and mind.

Banyan Tree Spa, Seychelles
Coined the first luxury spa in Asia, the Banyan Tree Spa has multiple locations throughout Asia and Indonesia. Spa therapists are trained at the Banyan Tree Spa Academy in Phuket ensuring high standards of quality and consistency across all locations. Banyan Tree takes a whole-health approach to physical, mental and spiritual renewal with ancient health and beauty practices passed down over several generations.

The Banyan Tree Spa in Seychelles, located about 1000 miles east of Kenya in the Indian Ocean, this popular vacation destination is nestled amid a lush tropical forest flanked by an exquisite granite mountain backdrop. The resort occupies its own private cove next to the water. Guests can enjoy plenty of privacy with secluded villas, some with their own pool.

Kamalame Cay, Bahamas
Kamalame Cay is a private 96-acre hideaway just off the coast of Andros Island in the Bahamas and is only accessible by the resort’s own private seaplane or ferry. Guests can enjoy three miles of soft sandy beaches, a fresh-water swimming pool, and delectable Caribbean cuisine prepared right on site. There are 19 stylish accommodations ranging from marina rooms to spacious cottages and villas.

Activities are coordinated throughout the day and there is a weekly Bahamian-style banquet with live music. The spa offers a nice refuge with professionals working around the clock. Weekend wellness packages are a perfect way to sample a little bit of everything for the ultimate Bahamas vacation.

Spa Grande, Maui
The Spa Grande at the Grand Wailea resort is a 50,000-square facility and is consistently rated as one of Hawaii’s top luxury spas. If you’re planning to travel to Hawaii this year, this Maui resort is not to be missed. The Spa Grande’s menu includes five aromatic baths and unique Polynesian beauty treatments to unite wellness, beauty, and nature.

The resort features comfortable and well-appointed suites and villas, the latter of which feature fully equipped kitchens, private elevators, and attached garages. These Maui accommodations boast dramatic water views and have all the conveniences of home, ideal for long-term stays and yet perfect for short romantic escapes.

Angsana Great Barrier Reef
Travel to Australia to experience the Angsana Great Barrier Reef, which is located next to the oldest rainforest at the world’s longest coral reef. The Angsana is the only resort in Palm Cove that fronts the Coral Sea. This Australia vacation spot’s natural beauty is complimented by it’s abundance of indulgent amenities such as beach hammocks, three swimming pools, and luxury suites.

The spa embraces the contemporary, holistic and non-clinical tropical garden spa concept and offers invigorating treatments and “sensory experiences” in a tranquil environment. Guests can receive pampering in serene open-air pavilions or in private air-conditioned indoor rooms.

Contact a Professional Travel Agent to book your next spa vacation!

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