Travel+Leisure Names World’s Best Spas 2013
As part of its annual survey of the World’s Best Awards, Travel+Leisure named the World’s Best Spas of 2013. The spas were chosen by Travel+Leisure readers, who weighed in on categories such as rooms, location, service, and value.
Read the list below to find the hotel spa winners by region:
Africa and the Middle East: One&Only Spa, One&Only Resort in Cape Town, South Africa
Asia: Terra Wellness Spa, Discovery Shores in Boracay, Philippines
Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific: Miri Miri Spa by Clarins, St. Regis Bora Bora Resort in French Polynesia
Canada: Spa My Blend by Clarins, The Ritz-Carlton in Toronto
Caribbean: Oasis Spa, Couples Tower Isle Resort in Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Europe: Istanbul Spa, Four Seasons Hotel Istanbul at the Bosphorus
Hawaii: Hualalai Spa, Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Hawaii
Latin America: Nayara Spa, Nayara Hotel, Spa & Gardens at La Fortuna-Arenal in Costa Rica
Mexico: Sense, A Rosewood Spa, Rosewood Mayakobá Hotel & Resort at the Riviera Maya in Mexico
United States: Bachelor Gulch Spa, The Ritz-Carlton Bachelor Gulch in Avon, CO
Top Destination Spa: Rancho La Puerta Spa, Rancho La Puerta Fitness Resort & Spa in Tecate, Mexico
Top Hotel Spa Overall: Spa My Blend by Clarins, The Ritz-Carlton in Toronto
Where will you book your next spa treatment?
Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Spas in South Africa
Cape Town, South Africa’s One & Only Resort has been voted the best spa in the Africa and Middle East category. This oasis of serenity offers holistic treatments, as well as unique wellness journeys.
Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Spas in French Polynesia
The Miri Miri Spa by CLARINS at the St. Regis Bora Bora Resort has been voted the best spa in the Australia, New Zealand, and South Pacific category. This resort is located on its own private island and offers its own selection of Polynesian, Asian, and CLARINS touch treatments.
Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Spas in Canada
Toronto’s Spa My Blend by CLARINS has been voted the best spa in Canada, as well as the Top Hotel Spa Overall. With a Champagne Nail Bar and a Jackie Gideon Beauty Bar, this spa offers some kind of pampering for everyone.
Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Spas in the Caribbean
Ocho Rios in Jamaica is host to the Oasis Spa in the Couples Tower Isle Resort, which has been named the best spa in the Caribbean category is a haven of tranquility. Designed from a Zen point of view, the pure white treatments rooms cluster around an outdoor Buddha plunge pool. Deep cushion lounge chairs frame the perimeter of the pool—an open invitation to spend some time soaking in the calm.
Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Spas in Hawaii
Hawaii’s Hualalai Spa, located at the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai has been voted the best spa in the Hawaii category. This spa offers a unique experience at The Apothecary. Guests can choose soothing elements of Hawaii to personally suit their needs. A variety of ingredients, including black lava salt, hibiscus and crushed macadamia nuts, along with your preferred scented oil and botanicals, are mixed especially to create a fully personalized spa treatment.
Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Spas in Costa Rica
La Fortuna-Arenal, Costa Rica is home to the Nayara Spa, which has been voted the best spa in the Latin America category. This spa, perched above the tropical rain forest, allows you to enjoy the best of Costa Rica’s natural healing ingredients, from coffee scrubs to volcanic mud, all in a luxury boutique hotel setting. These relaxing treatments are enhanced and heightened by the soothing, harmonizing sounds of birds, flowing water and the forest breeze.
Travel + Leisure 2013 World’s Best Spas in Mexico
On the Riviera Maya in Mexico, it is the Rosewood Hotel’s signature spa, SENSE, that has been voted the best spa in the Mexico category. Located at the Rosewood Mayakobá Hotel & Resort, the Spa Journeys are carefully crafted by Spa Artisans who combine Nature’s elements with a warm touch. The selections are the most beloved spa experiences — services that truly deliver paths to well-being and relaxation.