There’s no better trip than one dedicated to your wellbeing; and with the trend for ‘wellness breaks’ going from strength to strength, there are endless ways to embrace it. From visiting hot springs to booking luxury spa packages, the options are copious, to the point where it can feel a little overwhelming – so which ones are actually the best?
To help us figure that out, TripAdvisor has revealed the wellness experiences that are most popular among travellers globally. Using booking data from 2018, the travel reviews site has identified the 10 healthy hot spots we should all be visiting this year.
So, without further ado, here’s your bucket list of wellness experiences around the world.
1. Private entrance to Széchenyi Spa, Budapest, Hungary
Take a cleansing dip in water at Budapest’s historic thermal baths (which are among the city’s top attractions) before enjoying a relaxing massage. Especially since prices for entrance start from just £17.82. Book here.
2. Wai-O-Tapu thermal, Rotorua, New Zealand
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland is considered to be New Zealand’s most colourful and diverse geothermal sightseeing attraction, having been sculpted out of volcanic activity over thousands of years. Book here.
3. Arabian baths experience at Hammam Al Ándalus, Granada, Spain
Soothe your mind, body and soul in the candle-lit chambers of Al Ándalus Granada. The baths includes a traditional hammam experience plus a 30-minute massage. Book here.
4. Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon day trip, Reykjavik, Iceland
From the steaming baths at the Secret Lagoon to the Gullfoss Waterfall, Strokkur Geyser and Thingvellir National Park, this packed day tour allows travellers to make the most of their trip to Reykjavik, while experiencing the breathtaking geothermal sites. Book here.
5. Spa day at Termas de Cacheuta, Mendoza, Argentina
This picturesque spa features everything from thermal baths and mud treatments, to a grotto sauna and whirlpool – all in the heart of the Andes mountains. Book here.
6. Mineral hot springs, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
Unwind and enjoy the paradise that is La Fortuna’s tropical gardens with a lovely swim in its naturally warm waterpools. Book here.
7. Luxury spa package, Phuket, Thailand
This four-hour experience at Phuket’s So Thai Spa includes a foot massage, body scrub, body massage, facial, and a head massage. Could it be anymore dreamy? Book here.
8. Peninsula hot springs spa day trip from Melbourne, Australia
This award-winning wellness centre has 20 different bathing experiences on offer and is all about rejuvenating the body through its geothermal waters. Book here.
9. Thermae-Yu hotspring in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
This six-floor complex is one of the biggest bathhouses in Tokyo and features two saunas, six different baths and plenty of other luxury health treatments. Book here.
10. Luxury spa experience, Marrakech, Morocco
Visit this traditional Moroccan Hammam for a luxury spa experience with experts on hand and enjoy a sauna and black soap scrub, followed by a 50-minute Argan oil massage. Book here.