If you’re looking to indulge in the warm days of summer with a relaxing, rejuvenating spa experience that makes you feel brand new all over, here are some of the top SEI Club picks for 2017. You can thank us later. May utter relaxation be yours.
If you are looking for the spiritual experience then Mandapa in Bali is the perfect combination of serenity, beautiful vistas and echoes of the ancient world. The charm of the hotel lies not only in its cultural and spiritual richness but also in the feeling it bestows on its guests, one of just letting go. Spacious and elegant villas, outdoor pools and private gardens offer the perfect choice between personal seclusion and a more social stay. It is the perfect base from which to explore the verdant rice fields and ancient temples that surround the hotel, biking around the nearby villages or experiencing the local cuisine. Similarly if the idea of practicing yoga or experiencing pure bliss at the hands of trained spa therapists is more to your taste, then it is perfect for that too.
Located in the wilds of Arizona, Canyon Ranch promotes an integrated approach towards wellness, including the mind, body and spirit. Their core principles revolve around helping people identify and achieve their goals, create balance in their life and feel as good as they can. But if this sounds a bit draconian, believe me it is anything but. Whilst offering a chance to take a deeper, longer look at yourself as a person, it offers fitness facilities, luxury spa treatments and unsurpassed personal service, all set in one of the most majestic landscapes on earth.
The Ranch at Rock Creek
There is a Japanese practice known as Shinrin-yoku, which promotes healing simply by being in a forest and Montana’s Ranch at Rock Creek has taken that concept to the height luxury. The Forest Bathing experience uses guided meditation to help guests unwind by immersing them in the natural beauty of the surrounding alpine forest, leaving their mood elevated and their immune system boosted. Their accommodation combines luxury glamping with the feel of old western heritage and these individual villas provide the perfect base for everything from gentle hikes, photography workshops, horse riding, fly-fishing and archery.
This boutique property, tucked in the red rocks of Arizona’s Boynton Canyon, has just 16 rooms and so is the perfect destination for anyone who really wants to get away from the pace of the modern world. Drawing on local Native American traditions and particularly their belief that the property is sited on a source of spiritual energy, they offer retreats, workshops and other activities designed to recharge and reawaken you and a stunning landscape in which to do it all.
Hotel Royal Evian
Perched above scenic Lake Geneva, Hotel Royal Evian combines European style and opulence, a stunning lakeside setting and balanced programs designed to help guests relax, reset and wind down. Each day begins with a workout, tailored to your own tastes led by a private coach after which a range of spa treatments is on offer. When not being pampered, guests can spend time at the wonderful pool facilities, enjoy the sumptuous range of detoxifying meals or just sip the mineral rich Evian water directly from its source.
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