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Spa Guide

Six Of The Best Spas In the USA

Including island-based R&R in Hawaii, an escape from New York‘s hustle and bustle, and a digital detox in Austin, these are CF’s favourite spas in the USA.

Across the USA, these six spas offer indulgent relaxation and high-tech treatments to leave you feeling revitalised and recharged from head-to-toe.

Asaya Spa at Rosewood Kona Village, Hawaii

Built into the black lava flow and offering sweeping views of the Hualālai volcano, the Asaya Spa at Rosewood Kona Village offers an unforgettable opportunity to envelop yourself in Hawaii’s stunning landscape. The six dreamy treatment rooms are open air and, while reclining on your cosy treatment bed, you can experience time-honoured Hawaiian healing traditions as part of massages and facials. That includes the popular Ho’ololi Cocoon treatment that uses a sea sponge to activate your body’s detoxifying lymphatic system, and the application of Pohaku lava stones to release muscle tension. Plus, there’s an infrared sauna, hot and cold bathing therapies, and the ‘Au ‘Au bathing ritual which can be added onto any treatment to deepen your relaxation, while softening your skin with local essences.

Read our review of Rosewood Kona Village.

Miravel Resorts, Texas 

A cocooning oasis focused solely on wellness, Miraval Austin (there are also resorts in the Berkshires and Arizona) offers a complete mindset reset in Texas Hill Country. The serene space provides a digital detox, with the Life in Balance spa running a full programme of wellbeing-boosting practices from massages and facials to yoga, meditation and fitness sessions. Between treatments you can relax by the pool, try horse riding, or take to the trails by foot. To guide you to the holistic programme that will benefit you the most, take the resort’s intention-setting questionnaire online before you visit, though a highlight for busy businesswomen is the Leadership Fulfilment experience to help you remove mental blocks and unwind in the face of career pressures.

Mii Amo, Arizona

Image Credit: Gluckman Tang Architects and Alden Studios

Image Credit: Gluckman Tang Architects and Alden Studios

Cuddled in Sedona’s Red mountains, close to Boynton Canyon’s iconic Kachina Woman Rock, this terracotta sanctuary is a pamper for your mind and body. It really stands out among USA spas because each guest is truly treated as an individual, maximising wellbeing and relaxation results. Sign up for a customisable all-inclusive Journey programme, where relaxation feels as simple as slipping into your white robe (the uniform of choice here) and enjoying traditional massages, chakra balancing sessions, guided forest meditation, sleep therapy and astrology lessons. There’s also an outdoor swimming pool, a two-storey fitness studio, and plenty of hearty meals that include dessert and cocktails, should you wish.

The Ranch Malibu, California

At one of North America’s most hotly-rated wellness retreats, you’ll rub shoulders with some of the California celebrity set (as a result it’s a phone-free zone). On seven or nine day programmes, enjoy daily massages, yoga, meditation, long hikes, relaxation by the pool or infrared sauna, and a plant-based, anti-inflammatory diet that – despite possibly leaving you a little hungry at first – is just the ticket for stressed-out minds wanting to commit to a dedicated wellbeing transformation. This is a real wellness bubble of calm to help you achieve your R&R goals – whether that’s losing fat, gaining mental clarity or adopting more sustainable wellness habits.

AMAN New York

If you’re searching for a recharging refuge from the buzz of New York City, they don’t come much more exclusive than Aman New York on Fifth Avenue. With three dedicated spa floors, visit to experience a head-to-toe MOT. The packed menu of crème de la crème treatments features leading therapies such as Hydrafacial and Morpheus8, as well as the highly-recommended signature soothing massage – you won’t find it at any other location. There’s private hire Spa Houses for an even more personalised experience, and a 19.5 metre heated swimming pool, lined with private day beds that look out across the Manhattan skyline. For active types, there’s a high performance gym complete with dedicated reformer Pilates machines plus specialised infrared and lymphatic drainage equipment for a post-workout recovery.

Read our full review of the Aman New York spa.

The Boca Raton, Florida

The Great Room at The Boca Raton's spa

The Great Room at The Boca Raton’s spa

The Boca Raton first opened its door during the ‘more is more’ era of Roaring Twenties America and its 50,000 square foot spa is the place to see and be seen in South Florida. Inspired by the Alhambra Palace in Grenada, Spain, expect beautiful mosaic features and grand arches as you walk to one of the 44 treatment rooms, surrounded by tranquil gardens, whirlpools, a Himalayan salt-steam room and a private spa pool. It’s a place for hotel guests to rest and recharge, with particularly good Hammam bathing rituals, signature services such as the decadent Diamond Facial, cutting-edge biohacking therapies such as UV therapy, and diagnostic testing for weight loss and hormone balancing.

Read our full review of The Boca Raton.

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Lead image: Asaya Spa at Rosewood Kona Village

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