What better way to relieve tension, alleviate stress, and achieve inner peace than a glamorous spa day? But, for some visitors, standard spas just won't cut it. Instead of cucumber water, deep tissue massages, and gym locker-rooms, how about 3-hour hikes through ancient Navajo land, personalized facials, and nutritious meals? But, get ready to drop some money on these luxe upgrades. Scroll down to check out the 10 most expensive spas in the world.
10 Luna y Mar Spa at Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, Mexico
Guests enter the Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal through Mexico's only privately owned tunnel, and emerge in Los Cabos' most luxurious resort. Each room comes with a private plunge pool, and guests are gifted a bottle of Clase Azul Reposado tequila upon arrival.
True to its name, Luna y Mar (Moon and Sea, in English) offers its visitors a menu of treatments inspired by the lunar cycle, the sea, and authentic Mexican folk healing. Located in the glamorous Waldorf Astoria Los Cabos Pedregal, Luna y Mar spares no expense to create a beautiful atmosphere. Their signature treatments--The Awakening Moon, the Nourishing Moon, the Calming Moon, and the Restoring Moon--each cost $450.
9 The Farm at San Benito, Philippines
This gorgeous spa-resort offers life-changing week-long getaways, where visitors can choose between experiences like Mental Health, Holistic Wellness, and Cellular Detoxification. Each experience comes with physical activities, personalized consultations, detox meals, and health talks. Each night of detox at The Farm costs $580.
8 Karkloof Safari Spa, South Africa
This well-respected Boutique Spa Lodge in South Africa combines tours of the savannah with a luxurious 5-star spa. With only 16 villas, the Karkloof gives each visitor personalized attention and unique care.
Included in the $620 a-night Luxury Boutique Villa are meals, non-alcoholic beverages, two drives through the safari, and unlimited spa access. The Karkloof Safari offers visitors luxurious saunas, steam rooms, Kneipp pools, Roman pool, and jacuzzis to unwind in after a long day watching animals in a Sahara.
7 Six Senses Spa at Sovneva Kiri, Thailand
Set in the island of Joh Kood, surrounded by lush jungle, and bordered by pristine beaches, Sovneva Kiri is a beautiful eco-friendly getaway for those who can stomach its 5-star bill. The Six Senses Spa describes their approach as "high-tech and high-touch," and with "service crafted around the individual." Looking for a special honeymoon gift? The Six Senses' priciest offering is the $729 romance journey. This unforgettable two-hour experience features a Thai Herbal Steam, a Six Senses signature massage, a personalized facial, and a Six Senses product to take home.
6 Eau Palm Beach at Eau Palm Beach, Florida
Eau Palm Beach sets itself apart from other spas with its sky-high prices, luxe treatments, and whimsical touches. Instead of spa water and dried fruits, the Eau Palm Beach treats its visitors to cupcakes, champagne, cute rubber duckies, and a make-your-own exfoliant bar.
The Eau has an extensive menu of couples treatments made for you and your beloved to unwind and relax. Want to spoil your sweetheart? Try the $950 Queen of Hearts treatment. Eau's menu promises a private wonderland, attentive spa attendants, a red flower scrub, bath, 60-minute massage, and 60-minute facial.
5 Spa Grande at the Grand Wailea Waldorf-Astoria Resort, Maui
The Spa Grande has no shortage of accolades. Voted one of the “Top 10 Spas in the United States” by both Condé Nast Traveler and Travel & Leisure magazines, the Spa Grande fuses ancient Hawaiian, Eastern, and Western healing techniques to produce an extensive offering of relaxing and luxurious treatments.
Visitors looking to splurge can get the 110 minute Grand Hydrafacial for $430, and choose from a wide variety of Ku-uipo "Sweetheart" Journeys, like the 3 hour $900 tropical paradise for 2 that comes with "invigorating exfoliations, couples bath, deluxe body butter massages, pedicures, and two lunch vouchers."
4 Ananda Spa, India
Set in a gorgeous Morrish-style palace in 100 acres of virgin forest, this destination spa describes itself as "the spiritual pathway to the ultimate, discovered through the union of body, mind and soul."
Located in the foothills of the Himalayas, the Ananda resort is for serious spa-junkies, and dedicated yoga and wellness enthusiasts. It offers a fully comprehensive menu of programs that visitors can choose between, including Holistic Yoga, Stress Management, Active and Core Fitness. Each program has a full schedule of activities built to relax, heal, and give spiritual peace to its guests. Prices per night at the Ananda spa start at $1,707
3 Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa at The Brando, French Polynesia
Situated on The Brando's own private island, Varua Te Ora Polynesian Spa at The Brando uses traditional Polynesian techniques to alleviate stress and tension, inspire relaxation, and restore inner harmony and peace.
Their signature Fare Manu experience is their priciest offering. For $1,392, guests get three hours inside Varua Te Ora's gorgeous Fare Manu (or bird house.) High in the tree canopy, this architectural gem is built to inspire relxation. Visitors can soak up panoramic views of stunning French Polynesia, and indulge in a unique Royal Bath.
2 Aman Spa at Amangiri, Utah
Located a 25-minute drive from the nearest town (Page, Arizona), and with over 600 acres of land, the Amangiri resort is a stunning Southwestern getaway. The Amangiri's sharp-lines, concrete structures, and stunningly raw scenery offer visitors a unique, transcendent experience, grounded in rich Navajo history.
The 25,000 square feet Aman spa takes its inspiration from local Navajo healing traditions--each treatment references either water, fire, or earth. Their priciest offering? A $2675 all-day desert journey that includes a guided meditation, yoga session, 3.5-hour guide of the natural landscape, 90-minute massage, and hot-stone meals.
1 La Reserve Geneva, Switzerland
Located only on the shores of Geneva Lake, this 5-star hotel-spa oozes bygone beauty and old-world glamour.
Their spa's long menu features medical consulting, massages, tennis lessons and salon treatments. And, When their spa treatment is over, guests can head over to Cafe Lauren for delicious nutritionist-approved delicacies. La Reserve Geneva also offers guests multi-day long courses, like the $9,552 two week Nescens Better-Aging Intensive Program that combines physical activities, massages, and yoga, and a personalized menu.