Top 100 spas revealed
When you’re enjoying a well-earned holiday, there’s nothing quite like indulging in a spot of spa treatment to really help you relax and unwind.
If you’re particularly keen on experiencing massages and sauna sessions on your 2014 holidays, you should really take a look at Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas of 2013 rankings.
The list features 65 spas from the USA, 32 from Canada and three from Mexico, so if you’re heading to North America, there are plenty of great locations to choose from.
Commenting on the popularity of spa breaks, Spas of America president Craig Oliver said: “Health, fitness and weight-loss continue to be very important to consumers, and its growth is reflected in the popularity of fitness, adventure and destination spas.
“And spa-goers are also drawn to spas for relaxation, whether they’re going with their significant other, friends or a solo-escape.”
Spas featured on the top 100 include the Abhasa Spa at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, in Honolulu, Hawaii; the Maya Tulum Wellness Retreat & Spa on the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico; and the Nordik Spa-Nature in Chelsea, Canada.
Even if you’re keen to do sightseeing and adventure tours as part of your holiday, most spas accept day visitors with an advance booking, so if you’ve never experienced the benefits of getting a full body massage, 2014 could be the year to try it out.
Visiting a spa is also a great activity for couples, as many spas offer couples’ treatments that allow you to relax side by side and then jump in the hot tub afterwards with a bottle of Champagne.
And far from being women-only environments, spas offer men that chance to take advantage of their sauna and exercise facilities, even if they’re not so keen to join their other half in getting a pedicure and a facial.
It’s also certain that everyone can benefit from having the aches and pains rubbed away by a skillful masseuse, especially if you’ve been doing a lot of sightseeing!