Make a Splash: 7 Beautiful, Water-Focused Spas Around the World

by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

Make a Splash: 7 Beautiful, Water-Focused Spas Around the World

by ShermansTravel Editorial Staff

If you find water soothing, these resort and cruise-ship spas make the most of their seaside surroundings with water-centric features and treatments. And you don’t have to splurge on a room to reap the benefits—many include hydrotherapy in the cost of a day pass or one-off treatments.

If you find water soothing, these resort and cruise-ship spas make the most of their seaside surroundings with water-centric features and treatments. And you don’t have to splurge on a room to reap the benefits—many include hydrotherapy in the cost of a day pass or one-off treatments.

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InterContinental Bora Bora

Deep Ocean Spa, at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, features overwater treatment rooms with glass-paneled floors, so you can spy on fish during a full-body rub-down. Afterward, enjoy the al fresco hydrotherapy circuit, which utilizes mineral-rich sea water pumped from 3,000 feet below the Pacific. Treatments start from $108.

Deep Ocean Spa, at the InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, features overwater treatment rooms with glass-paneled floors, so you can spy on fish during a full-body rub-down. Afterward, enjoy the al fresco hydrotherapy circuit, which utilizes mineral-rich sea water pumped from 3,000 feet below the Pacific. Treatments start from $108.

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Fontainebleau Miami Beach

The Fontainebleau’s a 40,000-square-foot Lapis Spa is centered around thermal therapies and relaxing water treatments. Indulge in mineral water jet baths, rain tunnels, and the Bleau Rain Room, which envelops guests in a blue haze as warm water-jets massage the body. Treatments start at $90, day packages from $166.

The Fontainebleau’s a 40,000-square-foot Lapis Spa is centered around thermal therapies and relaxing water treatments. Indulge in mineral water jet baths, rain tunnels, and the Bleau Rain Room, which envelops guests in a blue haze as warm water-jets massage the body. Treatments start at $90, day packages from $166.

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Grand Wailea Resort, Maui

You’ll want to arrive an hour before your appointment at the Waldorf Astoria’s water-centric Spa Grande: Guests who book a spa treatment can soak in the soothing waters of its hydrotherapy circuit, which includes five aromatic baths, a bubbling Japanese Furo, a Roman hot tub, a cold plunge, and three 10-foot waterfalls designed to massage your neck and shoulders. Treatments start from $65.

You’ll want to arrive an hour before your appointment at the Waldorf Astoria’s water-centric Spa Grande: Guests who book a spa treatment can soak in the soothing waters of its hydrotherapy circuit, which includes five aromatic baths, a bubbling Japanese Furo, a Roman hot tub, a cold plunge, and three 10-foot waterfalls designed to massage your neck and shoulders. Treatments start from $65.

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Huvafen Fushi, Maldives

Huvafen Fushi’s Lime Spa boasts world’s first underwater treatment rooms, with huge windows peering out to coral reef, schools of fish, and the ocean floor. There are also a variety of hot- and cold-water therapies to enjoy pre-treatment. Underwater full-body treatments start at $285 for a 60-minute massage.

Huvafen Fushi’s Lime Spa boasts world’s first underwater treatment rooms, with huge windows peering out to coral reef, schools of fish, and the ocean floor. There are also a variety of hot- and cold-water therapies to enjoy pre-treatment. Underwater full-body treatments start at $285 for a 60-minute massage.

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Zoëtry Paraiso, Mexico

Twenty minutes south of Cancun, the oceanfront Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita resort features a 22,000-square-foot thalasso center and spa focused on therapies using warm seawater, seaweed, and marine mud. Treatments start at $90 for 20 minutes in the thalasso bathtub with a jet massage; add on a head massage or a glass of drinkable micro-filtrated ocean seawater for $9.

Twenty minutes south of Cancun, the oceanfront Zoëtry Paraiso de la Bonita resort features a 22,000-square-foot thalasso center and spa focused on therapies using warm seawater, seaweed, and marine mud. Treatments start at $90 for 20 minutes in the thalasso bathtub with a jet massage; add on a head massage or a glass of drinkable micro-filtrated ocean seawater for $9.

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Norwegian Bliss

During days at sea when you are surrounded by water, you can soak up its benefits in the Mandara Spa onboard the new Norwegian Bliss. There is a salt room, a snow room, a trio of pools, thermal benches, and saunas all aimed at detoxifying and healing; as well as large windows, where you can watch the ocean waves as you relax before or after a treatment. Treatments start from $99.

During days at sea when you are surrounded by water, you can soak up its benefits in the Mandara Spa onboard the new Norwegian Bliss. There is a salt room, a snow room, a trio of pools, thermal benches, and saunas all aimed at detoxifying and healing; as well as large windows, where you can watch the ocean waves as you relax before or after a treatment. Treatments start from $99.

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Caesars Atlantic City

Just yards from Atlantic Ocean, Qua Baths & Spa features impressive Roman Baths—three pools of varying temperatures—as well as an herbal steam room, both of which are included as a prelude to every treatment. Treatments start from $90, and every Friday, you can get 20-percent-off of any 75-minute spa service.

Just yards from Atlantic Ocean, Qua Baths & Spa features impressive Roman Baths—three pools of varying temperatures—as well as an herbal steam room, both of which are included as a prelude to every treatment. Treatments start from $90, and every Friday, you can get 20-percent-off of any 75-minute spa service.

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