The Best New Spa Hotels To Book Now

Indulge in holistic therapies at The Well at Hacienda AltaGracia

From city oases to secluded sun-drenched sanctuaries, spectacular spa hotels are the perfect place to relax, recharge and rejuvenate. KATIE BERRINGTON presents seven of the best recent openings

As One&Only’s first resort in Greece, Aesthesis champions natural remedies the region is famed for

One&Only Aesthesis Athens, Greece

With an almost mystical outlook over the Aegean Sea, One&Only Aesthesis – the brand’s first property in Greece – is set to be a glittering new spot on the Athenian Riviera. The Chenot Spa will offer guests ultimate Grecian wellness indulgence by tapping into the transformative natural remedies the region is famed for, and combining health and beauty expertise with alternative therapies.

Immersing guests in the untamed terrain of Costa Rica’s Talamanca mountains is at the core of The Well’s healing spa offerings

The Well at Hacienda AltaGracia, Costa Rica

The tropical forest of the Talamanca mountains provides the cocooning setting for The Well at Hacienda AltaGracia – a breathtaking Costa Rican spa retreat that forms part of Auberge Resorts Collection’s luxurious portfolio. Accommodation here consists of 50 Casita suites, all of which celebrate the staggering beauty of their surroundings with a focus on outdoor pursuits (think horse riding, hikes and river bathing in the Calientillo River), immersing guests in the untamed terrain. Now home to the spa oasis of The Well, Hacienda AltaGracia has established itself as a world-class wellbeing escape. One of the hotel’s three pools resides inside a glorious greenhouse oasis – Casa de Agua – that is adorned with hanging baskets and offers views so stunning, they’re said to have their own healing powers. This holistic approach also draws from local, ancient rituals to inform the treatment menu, while the facilities include a hydrotherapy tub, thermal suite, crystal rancho, healing garden and natural river bath. Meanwhile, journeys in the spa begin with a purifying exfoliation and clay treatments. Bliss.

Retreat to the Zen-filled folds of Claridge’s calming sunken spa

Claridges, London, UK

The legendary Mayfair bolthole has recently unveiled its first dedicated (and utterly majestic) spa space, designed by André Fu, with serenity imbued into every element. The ethos combines ancient Japanese healing rituals with state-of-the-art technology and innovative techniques. At the heart of Claridge’s spa is the striking column-lined swimming pool, accompanied by steam rooms, saunas and ultra-luxe treatment rooms – with a menu that features a world-renowned lineup of resident brands, including Augustinus Bader, FaceGym and Josh Wood.

A stunning rooftop pool and luxurious indoor spa pool bring the serenity of Aman to the center of New York City

Aman New York, US

Having only recently opened its doors, the Aman New York is set to bring a rare urban oasis to the heart of Manhattan, in the beautifully restored Crown Building – the former home of the Museum of Modern Art on Fifth Avenue. The jewel in said crown is undoubtedly its state-of-the-art Aman Spa, which occupies three storeys and boasts a spectacular indoor swimming pool lined with fire pits and daybeds. In addition to the therapy rooms and treatment suites, there are also two Spa Houses with treatment spaces, saunas and steam rooms, plus private outdoor relaxation terraces with cabanas and plunge pools.

Kisawa Mozambique, East Africa

Located off the coast of Mozambique on the beautiful Benguerra Island, this 300-hectare sanctuary set amid forest and sand dunes features 12 private bungalows, each with their own beachfront area, swimming pool, massage hut and outdoor kitchen. Kisawa Mozambique’s standalone spa specializes in Ayurvedic therapies and traditional Chinese medicine, while its spirit is rooted in the natural elements of air, fire, water, wind and earth.

Rosewood Le Guanahani sits on a paradisiacal private peninsula, overlooking Marigot Bay on the Caribbean island of St Barths

Rosewood Le Guanahani St Barth, St Barths

Rosewood Le Guanahani St Barth’s much-lauded spa is set on a private 18-acre peninsula overlooking Marigot Bay. Featuring an extensive treatment menu and a tranquil, adults-only pool surrounded by a picturesque courtyard and pond, its celebrated relaunch, following the devastation of Hurricane Irma in 2017, cements it as one of the most sought-after spots for a spa break in the sun.

The suitably serene yoga studio at Revivo Wellness Resort, Château de Fiac, also has an outdoor terrace with beautiful views that promise to recharge your energy and indulge your senses

Revivo Wellness Resort, Château de Fiac, France

Revivo Wellness Resort made its grand European debut with this luxury health and spa retreat in the appropriate splendor of a Midi-Pyrénées château. Promising transformational experiences, the resort offers guests plenty of opportunity to recharge and indulge their senses. The extensive activities include everything from hydrotherapies and HIIT classes to painting and pottery. There’s also a Phyto Bar, where DIY bath scrubs, teas and essential-oil blends can be created.