The best destination spas in the world, according to CN Traveler

The best destination spas in the world
Ananda in the Himalayas is the #1 destination spa in the world, excluding the USA

Condé Nast traveler readers choose the best hotels, resorts, cities and more – and the best destination spas in the world.

Condé Nast Traveller has announced the winners of its annual travel awards. The awards are among the most prestigious and influential in the hospitality world and are designed to highlight Travelers’ favorite places around the globe. 

CN Traveler notes that its 33rd Readers’ Choice Awards represent the first time that voters chose their top destinations when almost no one was traveling. Addressing these travelers, the authors wrote:

“So the names in this year’s edition are the ones that brought you comfort, that you still connected with long afterward, that got you through the months without travel. These are the enduring gems that can withstand the test of time and the vicissitudes of circumstances. So while it is always an honor to be on this list, in this strangest of years it is a special honor, indeed. Many readers have told us that when we emerge from this pandemic, they want to turn their attention to the classics, whether that means personal favorites or places they know have brought joy to others.”

Hundreds of thousands of readers reportedly voted for their favorites which are divided into multiple categories. These include, but aren’t limited to, the best hotels and resorts in the world, the best airlines and the best islands, cities, and countries. There are lists of the best  by location, like the US, Europe, Asia, Mexico and Canada

Also featured are the Best Spa Resorts in the US and Around the World. The Ranch Malibu (California) tops that list, followed by Ananda in the Himalayas (India) and Six Senses Duoro Valley (Portugal). 

Condé Nast says, ““Wellness” may be a trendy buzzword—and a multi-trillion-dollar industry—but at these soothing and invigorating retreats, some of the best spa resorts in the U.S. and around the world, it’s the real deal. “

The list of the Top 30 Best Spa Resorts in the US and Around the World is as follows:

  1. The Ranch Malibu — Malibu, California
  2. Ananda in the Himalayas — Uttarakhand, India
  3. Six Senses Douro Valley — Douro Valley, Portugal
  4. Ikbal Thermal Hotel & SPA — Afyonkarahisar, Turkey
  5. Cal-a-Vie — Vista, California
  6. Vana — Dehra Dun, India
  7. Lefay Resort & SPA Dolomiti — Pinzolo, Italy
  8. VIVAMAYR Altaussee — Altaussee, Austria
  9. Lefay Resort & Spa Lago di Garda — Lake Garda, Italy
  10. COMO Shambhala Estate — Bali, Indonesia
  11. Shou Sugi Ban House — Water Mill, New York
  12. SHA Wellness Clinic — Alicante, Spain
  13. BodyHoliday — Cariblue Beach, St. Lucia
  14. Bürgenstock Hotels & Resort Lake Lucerne — Bürgenstock, Switzerland
  15. Miraval Arizona Resort & Spa — Tucson, Arizona
  16. Lake Austin Spa Resort — Austin, Texas
  17. Andronis Concept Wellness Resort — Santorini, Greece
  18. Clinique La Prairie — Clarens-Montreux, Switzerland
  19. Vila Vita Parc — Alporchinhos, Portugal
  20. Euphoria Retreat — Mystras, Greece
  21. CIVANA Wellness Resort & Spa — Carefree, Arizona
  22. The Lodge at Woodloch — Hawley, Pennsylvania
  23. Schloss Elmau — Krün, Germany
  24. Bio-Hotel Stanglwirt — Going am Wilden Kaiser, Austria
  25. Aro Hā Wellness Retreat — Glenorchy, New Zealand
  26. Villa Stéphanie — Baden-Baden, Germany
  27. Canyon Ranch Lenox — Lenox, Massachusetts
  28. Preidlhof Luxury DolceVita Resort — South Tyrol, Italy
  29. The Retreat Costa Rica — Atenas, Costa Rica
  30. Palace Hotel Merano — Merano, Italy

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