We name the world’s top 10 most relaxing resort getaways, perfect to celebrate a day of relaxation anytime of the year.
Montage Kapalua Bay, Hawaii:
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Say aloha to a relaxing getaway on the northwest coast of Maui. This intimate resort only has 50 suites, creating a quiet atmosphere that is still busy with local culture and fun activities, like hula dance lessons, lei making and ukulele lessons. The property’s Spa Montage incorporates fresh, local ingredients in its treatments, like pineapple — part of an “Awa” offering that promotes peaceful connections, calmness within and enhances relaxation. (Courtesy Montage Kapalua Bay)
North Island, Seychelles:
This tranquil sanctuary strives to provide all guests with the best in luxury, privacy and location. Found on an unspoiled, tropical island of the Seychelles, guests can experience the best of nature while also enjoying fine dining and luxe accommodations. North Island is famous as the location where Prince William and Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge honeymooned in 2011. (Courtesy North Island Seychelles)
Nita Lake Lodge, B.C.:
This exclusive boutique hotel provides a tranquil escape in the British Columbia mountains. Found at the base of Whistler Mountain, Nita Lake Lodge pampers its guests with luxurious accommodations and the most delicious food, all while providing a quiet retreat in nature. (Courtesy Nita Lake Lodge)
One&Only Hayman Island, Australia:
There’s nothing more relaxing that your own private island. Just opened on July 1, 2014 after a complete re-imagining, the One&Only Hayman Island is a luxury resort with accommodations ranging from suites to villas to penthouses. Expansive pools, kilometres of white sand beaches and lush gardens add to the idyllic setting. Lounge at your private cabana, take a dip in the crystal clear infinity pool or veg out on your suite’s private deck. The options for relaxation at this chic hotel are limitless. (Courtesy One&Only Hayman Island)
Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa, California:
If your idea of a relaxing getaway includes the open road, make California your destination. The Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa in the San Bernardino National Forest of southern California is an oasis of luxury with a AAA Four Diamond Rating and is the ultimate relaxing American retreat high above Los Angeles. Hit the Pacific Coast Highway for a gorgeous day trip along the ocean or stay close to Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa, where you can enjoy plenty of outdoor activities in this remote local, like mountain biking, or nothing at all in the spa. (Courtesy Lake Arrowhead Resort & Spa)
Fairmont Kenauk, Quebec:
Find total peace and quiet at the Fairmont Kenauk. There is no cell reception at the resort and the rustic chalets are off the grid, meaning you’ll have no choice but to relax and forget about the cares of the outside world. Chalets are beautifully located with waterfalls, lake views and wildlife in the area. (Courtesy Fairmont Hotels & Resorts)