Sooooo Many Spas…. Sooooooo Little Time

From my first time,  my love of spa treatments grew to day spas, and hotel spas on trips, it was only a matter of time before I started to think about destination spas. I subscribed to all sorts of spa and travel magazines, collecting ideas for my next trips to Vegas, Florida, California, Dublin, London, etc. So, it was the October 2007 issue of Travel and Leisure that featured a “Top 15 Destinations Spa”. Number one at the time, and the pictures] featured at the time was Mii Amo, a Destination Spa at Enchantment in Sedona, Arizona. I saved the article, and a few years later I had the opportunity to go to Mii Amo for the first time. In those intervening years, I got to thinking that I wanted to go to all the Spas on the List someday. So that became the original #SpaBucketList. Over the years the Top Spas based on Travel and Leisure, as well as Conde Naste Traveler have changed rankings and of course Conde Naste Traveler has an extensive list of not only Destination, but also hotel and resort spas all over the world. In fact in reviewing their June 2012, listing, i realized I had in fact hit a few on the list. And So the #SpaBucketList began to emerge. Over the years I have added to it, less so with official lists and rankings (as they ass seem to be the same contenders, just vying for different rankings), but with write-ups and features in articles from a variety of magazines.

And so here is my running list.  It is by no means complete, and changes all the time.  I have noted which spas I  have actually visited and you can see my reviews and leave your own comments, or you for those I haven’t been to, I welcome comments, ideas and votes towards where my next visit should be. 😉 Hope to see you at one soon!

Destination Spas: 

  1. Mii Amo, A Destination Spa at Enchantment, Sedona, Arizona   
  2. Les Sources de Caudalie, Bordeaux-Martillac, France
  3. Alter Thermae Spa Resort, Siena, Tuscany
  4. Miraval Resort, Tuscon, Arizona 
  5. Canyon Ranch, Tucson, Arizona
  6. Chiva-Som International Health Resort, Hua Hin, Thailand
  7. Plateau at Grand Hyatt, Hong Kong
  8. Green Valley Spa and Resort, St. George, Utah
  9. Lake Austin Spa Resort, Lake Austin
  10. Rancho La Puerta, Tecate, Mexico
  11. Canyon Ranch, Lenox, Massachusetts
  12. Mayflower Inn & Spa, Washington, Connecticut
  13. Lodge at Woodloch, Hawley, Pennsylvania  
  14. Maya Tulum, Tulum, Mexico
  15. Golden Door, Escondido, California
  16. Red Mountain Resort, Ivins, Utah
  17. Ranch at Live Oak, Malibu, California
  18. Sundara Inn and Spa, Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin
  19. Regency Health Resort, Hallandale Beach, Florida

Hotel and Resort Spas: 

  1. Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas, Nevada 
  2. Bellagio, Las Vegas, Nevada 
  3. Ceasars, Las Vegas, Nevada 
  4. MGM, Las Vegas, Nevada 
  5. Fountainbleu, Miami, Florida 
  6. Mandarin Oriental, Miami Florida 
  7. Cheeca Lodge, Islamorada, Florida 
  8. Mandara Spa at the Swan/Dolphin Hotel, Disney, Orlando, Florida 
  9. Marriott Waterside, Tampa, Florida 
  10. OMNI Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee 
  11. Relache Spa at the Opryland Hotel, Nashville, Tennessee 
  12. Mandarin Oriental,  London, United Kingdom 
  13. Samas, Park Kenmare, Kenmare, Ireland
  14. Le Bristol, Paris, France 
  15. Chocolate Spa at the Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA 
  16. RIU, Monterey Bay, Jamaica 
  17. Viceroy Hotel,  Anguilla 
  18. Mandarin Oriental Boston, Boston Massachusetts 
  19. White Elephant, Nantucket, Massachusetts 
  20. Phoenician,  Phoenix, Arizona 
  21. Banyan Tree Spa, Marina Bay Sands,  Singapore 
  22. The Grand Spa at Tabacon, Costa Rica  


Day Spas: 

  1. Toppers Spa, Newtown, PA 
  2. David J. Witchell, Newtown, PA 
  3. Namaste, Langhorne, PA 
  4. Rescue Spa, Philadelphia, PA  
  5. Spa Sudeva, Tampa, FL   
  6. Rain Spa, Montreal, Canada 
  7. Spa Diva, Montreal, Canada 



  1. M-Spa, Yardley PA