The spa is inarguably one of the best parts of any luxury hotel experience. It’s the place you go to truly relax and unwind with sumptuous saunas, massages, and endless treatments to soothe and rejuvenate. From Switzerland to South Africa, here are six of the best spas you can visit on your next trip with Luxury Gold.

1. Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Banff Springs – Banff, Canada

Encompassed by the stunning mountains, forests and lakes of the Canadian Rockies, the Willow Stream Spa may just be the most picturesque luxury spa in the world. It’s the cherry on the cake that is Fairmont Banff Springs, the most extraordinary hotel that’s been providing iconic stays in Banff for over 125 years.

Head to this serene alpine sanctuary and discover a range of treatments designed to pamper and re-energise. Willow Stream Spa is an adult-only area and you can indulge in everything from massages to facials, all with the highest quality ingredients and techniques. The sounds of bubbling mineral pools and waterfalls will soothe you as you soak in the pools with beautiful views of the mountains and lush forests. Breathe in the crisp alpine air and let the wilderness take you on a healing journey. 

Visit one of the world’s best spas on our Majesty of the Rockies luxury guided tour.

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2. Alpine Spa at Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski – Saint Moritz, Switzerland

This luxury alpine resort town is a beloved holiday spot of the British Royal Family, so you’ll know you’re in good hands for your own lavish getaway here. Stay at the Grand Hotel des Bains Kempinski with Luxury Gold and you’ll have access to the magnificent Alpine Spa. It’s an experience that sets you in the heart of the beauty of the Swiss Alps, with massive glass windows serving up spectacular mountain views.

The hardest thing here is deciding what to do first. The Alpine Spa boasts four different saunas, an indoor pool, a steam bath, Kneipp baths, a laconium, a sun terrace, and a separate ladies’ spa. The expert therapists also offer state-of-the-art treatments like the HydraFacial MD. This is one of those extraordinary luxury experiences you’ll never forget.

Visit this spa on our Majestic Switzerland luxury guided tour.

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3. The Spa at The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa – Cape Town, South Africa

Can’t tear your eyes away from the dazzling mountain ranges and ocean of Cape Town? The good news is – you don’t have to. The award-winning luxury spa at The Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa offers an oasis of rest and rejuvenation, flanked by the spectacular Table Mountain National Park ad the Twelve Apostles Mountain Range. 

The world-class treatment rooms have views across the Atlantic Ocean… Or take it one step further and enjoy your treatment in the dreamy Mountainside Spa Gazebo. This secluded gazebo is set on a private peak right beside the ocean, so you can get swept away by Cape Town’s stunning nature while you indulge in spa rituals. Whether you go for a calming massage or a skin-smoothing treatment with mineral-rich mud and gentle steam, this is sure to be one of the best spas you’ll ever experience. 

Visit this spa on our Spectacular South Africa luxury guided tour.

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4. Kallpa Spa at Tambo del Inka – Sacred Valley, Peru

Take a journey to the Sacred Valley in Peru and dive into the Kallpa Spa, one of the best spas in South America. It’s an unmissable part of your stay at the luxurious Tambo del Inka, set in the heart of the mystical Andes with the Vilcanota River rushing past. After exploring the historic and cultural treasures of the ancient Incan Empire and experiencing a welcoming shaman ritual, head to the Kallpa Spa to continue your wellness journey. 

You can select from a variety of therapeutic treatments such as massages and facials, all based on traditional, healing Inca ingredients. There is a gorgeous heated indoor and outdoor pool, plus hydromassage pools, a water-massage bed, and lush Vichy showers. Be sure to set aside a few hours here – you won’t want to leave. 

Visit this spa on our Treasures of the Incas luxury guided tour.

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5. The Spa at the Grand Hotel & Spa – York, England

When you visit the medieval city of York, you’ll marvel at the cobbled streets, gothic architecture, and charming tearooms. You’ll also land in the lap of luxury at the Grand Hotel & Spa. This five-star hotel not only offers sumptuous bedrooms but also one of the best spas in the world. Set in the atmospheric underground vaults, the spa is the private and peaceful escape you’ve been dreaming about. 

Dive into the 14-metre swimming pool, soak in the spa whirlpool, or warm up in the Nordic dry sauna or the aromatic steam room. The skilled therapists offer a large menu of relaxing treatments from holistic massages and warming body wraps to perfect manicures and pedicures. Whatever you choose, this is sure to become one of your favourite luxury spa breaks.

Visit this spa on our British Royale luxury guided tour or our Castles & Kingdoms luxury guided tour

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6. Spa Nescens at Mont Cervin Palace – Zermatt, Switzerland

After exploring the superb views of Switzerland’s highest peaks in Zermatt, there’s no better way to unwind than at the luxurious Spa Nescens at the Mont Cervin Palace. As soon as you enter the spa, you’ll be awed by the remarkable architecture and glass windows that allow the alpine light to wrap you in a warm glow.

Take a dip in the pools, where you can swim in the open mountain air, then soothe aching muscles in a warm whirlpool or an authentic Finnish sauna. There are eucalyptus-infused steam baths, modern biosaunas, and relaxing footbaths. Kick back in the relaxation room with heated loungers or indulge in a special treatment ritual with exclusive products. From luxury massages to romantic couples spa packages, this is Swiss spa luxury at its best. 

Visit this spa on our Majestic Switzerland luxury guided tour.


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