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Treat yourself to a wellness weekend

Travel may broaden the mind but what about the body and spirit? Today, more and more spa hotels offer personalised wellness experiences for guests – we’ve compiled five of the best from around the world.

The Peninsula in Bangkok, Thailand

The Peninsula in Bangkok

The Peninsula in Bangkok

Perched on the west bank of the Chao Phraya river, this luxurious spa hotel pleases all the senses. The sumptuous yet elegant bedrooms are a visual delight, while the spa aromatherapy treatments and vibrational sound techniques will leave you completely rejuvenated. All this and every month The Peninsula also invites a different wellness expert to guide guests through a series of self-care experiences.

Lotus Therme Hotel & Spa in Hévíz, Hungary

Lotus Therme Hotel & Spa in Hévíz

Lotus Therme Hotel & Spa in Hévíz

The 17-hectare estate surrounding the Lotus Therme Hotel & Spa screens the property from Lake Hévíz, the biggest thermal lake in the world and the inspiration for many of the hotel’s traditional wellness treatments. Indulge in a variety of mud-based beauty therapies, experience the healing potential of the mind-body focused Ayurveda treatments, or simply step into the hotel’s thermal hot tub and feel your cares float away.

Jumeirah Al Qasr – Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai, UAE

Jumeirah Al Qasr – Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai

Jumeirah Al Qasr – Madinat Jumeirah in Dubai

Despite its desert location, the Jumeirah Al Qasr offers guests in search of relaxation an authentic aquatic experience. Every bedroom in this ornate, classically furnished hotel overlooks the Arabian Gulf, while the hotel grounds, inspired by traditional Islamic gardens, feature an elaborate network of canals. The Talise Spa continues the water theme, with overwater treatment rooms that offer a personalised set of treatments catering to the mind, body and soul.

Prezident Luxury Spa & Wellness Hotel in Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic

Prezident Luxury Spa & Wellness Hotel in Karlovy Vary

Prezident Luxury Spa & Wellness Hotel in Karlovy Vary

The thermal springs of Karlovy Vary have long attracted travellers to this riverside spa town. Head to the Prezident Luxury Spa & Wellness Hotel for one of the most luxurious wellness experiences on offer. Hotel facilities include saunas, steam rooms, floating immersion chambers, vitamin-rich facials and an indoor pool supplied with water from the Dead Sea.

Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa in Siem Reap

Victoria Angkor Resort & Spa in Siem Reap

The private gardens of the Victoria Angkor Resort provide a secluded, serene atmosphere, complemented by the resort’s subdued interior design. An extensive selection of massage treatments such as hot stones, body sculpture, herbal hot compress and aromatherapy massage are perfect for weary travellers. Pamper yourself with a full-body seaweed and mud wrap, a ginseng body polish, or a mystical glow rejuvenation treatment to leave your skin radiant and rested.