Eight Spectacular Spas To Try In Summer 2024

Emma Hodgson   |   07-07-2024

Slow down over the sunny season and enjoy these spectacular spas.

Dior Spa Cruise, Paris

All eyes are on the Paris Olympic Games this summer, and to celebrate the occasion the French luxury house of Dior is holding a unique spa experience in the city. The house is hosting a Dior Spa Cruise which is dropping anchor at Port Henri IV near the Ile Saint-Louis for two weeks during the Games. On the serene waterways of the city, visitors can enjoy pampering in style, away from the hustle and bustle of the Parisian streets. According to the house, there will be a bespoke Dior Treatment menu on offer which combines cutting-edge technology with the hands of the Dior well-being experts. There will also be relaxing yoga and pilates hosted during ultra-exclusive Cruise, in honour of the sporting spirit of the Olympic Games. 

To reserve a space, visit dior.com

Castelfalfi, Tuscany

This August, RAKxa Wellness Spa at Castelfalfi in Tuscany is holding a unique wellness retreat. Inspired by the rolling hills in the surrounding area and its abundant summer energy, the retreat will offer revitalizing experiences, including nature hikes and delicious, nourishing cuisine featuring the region’s famed summer truffles. Under the guidance of RAKxa’s lead trainer and corrective exercise specialist, guests will participate in interactive workshops covering fitness fundamentals, effective exercise techniques, neuromuscular control, and methods to identify and correct physical imbalances. After a day of exploration, guests can recover and rejuvenate with luxurious wellness spa treatments that will soothe tired muscles and restore full motion and balance. Guests will savour full-board wellness meals prepared with seasonal, organic ingredients that showcase Tuscany’s culinary heritage while adhering to RAKxa’s anti-inflammatory food philosophy. 


Kamalaya Koh Samui, Thailand

Over the summer months, the multi-award-winning Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary & Holistic Spa in Koh Samui is hosting a Holistic Escape, exclusively for visitors from the Middle East. The unique wellness package is designed specifically for the guests’ needs, ensuring harmony for mental, physical and spiritual health. Every aspect is thoughtfully catered for and guests are invited to restore balance and flourish amidst the calming embrace of the natural beauty of Koh Samui. The sumptuous spa package includes a one-on-one wellness consultation with a leading expert at the Spa, a body bio-impedance analysis, inclusive daily holistic activity classes, access to the herbal steam caverns, swimming, lap and thermal plunge pools and other health facilities.

Until the 31st of October 2024; amalaya.com

Alila Kothaifaru, Maldives

This private island retreat is situated in the idyllic Raa Atoll at the northern tip of the Maldives. The resort’s design ethos creates a series of spa-inspired environments across the property, fostering a deep sense of relaxation and drawing on the rejuvenating powers of nature. Perched just above the lush Maldivian canopy on the island, the property’s Spa Alila is a sanctuary of wellness, featuring four elegantly appointed double treatment suites, each boasting private bathrooms, showers, and floor-to-ceiling windows that frame the tranquil, verdant vistas. Guests are treated to a symphony of rejuvenating therapies and beauty rituals that modernise ancient healing techniques, utilising the finest natural ingredients. For those seeking holistic wellness, complimentary daily yoga sessions are held in a serene outdoor area of the spa. The resort also enhances the luxury experience with a 24-hour fitness centre and a beachfront infinity pool, perfect for relaxation and rejuvenation. 


Five Luxe, Dubai

Refive Spa at Five Luxe in Dubai was one of the most hotly anticipated openings in the city this year. Experience the epitome of luxury by unwinding in the spa’s state-of-the-art indoor pool and picturesque rooftop terrace or enjoy the property’s 24/7 world-class gym with an outdoor workout terrace. Popular treatments at the property include healing quartz beds, luxurious Ayurvedic rituals such as stress-relieving Shirodhara Abhyanga, muscle recovery ice therapy, and traditional Hammam rituals along with Auteur and Linda Meredith facials. For the summer season, the property is also offering an exclusive couple’s package. Guests can enjoy a 60-minute massage, along with exclusive access to Refive Spa’s serene indoor spa pool fitted with relaxing hydro jets, the calming lounge area and an outdoor terrace with panoramic city views.


Fairmont, Doha

Fairmont Doha is the perfect place to travel to if you’re in need of rest and recuperation over the summer months. The luxury property focuses on physiotherapy, recovery from sports injuries, and nutrition with the help of international well-being guru Harry Jameson. Pillar Wellbeing heads up all aspects of recovery, while the connected Fairmont Spa covers all areas of relaxation. The property is also home to the largest gym in Qatar with ocean views and the country’s biggest indoor climbing wall, as well as a 24-metre-long indoor pool and multiple studios. Fairmont Doha also offers guests one-on-one personal coaching through Pillar Wellbeing, with athletes who offer the highest quality one-to-one training for guests covering all disciplines within fitness, sports and conditioning to help you feel in your best health.

For more information, contact reservations.doha@fairmont.com

Waldorf Astoria, Seychelles Platte Island

Waldorf Astoria Seychelles Platte Island is known for being one of the most exclusive properties in the Seychelles. It’s accessible via its own private airstrip, with the island located approximately 130 km south of Mahé. The island is home to a collection of 50 seafront villas, all with their own private pool and personal concierge. Within the confines of Platte Island, guests have access to five-star amenities. The property’s iconic Waldorf Astoria Spa is equipped with the latest wellness screening technologies and treatments. The property also offers holistic wellness services through its fitness centre with personal trainers and bespoke yoga classes, tennis and padel courts. The island’s garden provides a large portion of its fruits and vegetables, which delivers a sustainable farm-to-table culinary experience for guests. Dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the island’s natural surroundings, the resort harmoniously blends unforgettable guest experiences with unparalleled luxury.

For more information hilton.com/en/hotels/sezpiwa-waldorf-astoria-seychelles-platte-island 

Six Senses Crans-Montana, Switzerland

This summer, five-star luxury spa Six Senses Crans-Montana will be hosting a unique wellness programme. Called “Hardwiring Happiness and Longevity,” the two-day programme will be led by Dr Shauna Shapiro at the Alpine property. Led by Dr. Shapiro, This immersive full-board experience will take guests on a journey of the fascinating science behind health, happiness and longevity. The programme is aimed at helping guests gain the tools and knowledge needed to live with greater health, vitality and joy. According to organisers, guests will develop simple, science-based practices of mindfulness that can rewire your brain to reduce stress, boost resilience, and optimise your performance. Discussing the upcoming event, the property said “Dr Shapiro’s retreat in the majestic Swiss mountains is an extraordinary journey towards rejuvenation, wellness, and joy.”

From the 29th-31st August 2024; sixsenses.com/en/resorts/crans-montana