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. We asked the Luxury Gold Travel Experiences team for their best hotel spas. From St. Moritz to Sydney, mountain views to mineral wraps, here are their recommendations.

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.

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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 and hotel spas you’ll never forget.

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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 and 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.

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4. The Day Spa by Chuan at the Langham Hotel – Sydney, Australia

In stylish Sydney, for one of the best hotel spas head underground to the Day Spa by Chuan for the ultimate relaxation and rejuvenation experience. This blissful sanctuary is set within the elegant Langham Hotel, and the wow-factor here is the 20-metre indoor pool. With its dark, twinkling night sky overhead you will be transported to another world. Innovative wellness treatments are designed to nurture, balance and restore, and to help you embark on a journey of self-discovery to feel refreshed and energised.

The Day Spa’s signature treatment is the Babor Facial and they also offer an expansive range of massage treatments, using everything from Swedish and neuromuscular techniques to Champagne body cream. Benefit from healing jade stones and Gua Sha therapy to heal and restore the skin, and enjoy treatments and products are guided by the Five Elements theory of wood, fire, earth, metal, water

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Magnificent stays in exquisite hotels are part of every Luxury Gold journey. Just imagine where you could be staying and enjoying some of the best hotel spas with our worldwide collection of limited-edition tours.