The beginning of the year is always an exciting time for reviewing industry trends, as businesses and brands begin releasing their latest statistics and insights into the previous year’s successes or downfalls. This includes TripAdvisor, as the trusted international review and travel booking website has just released their most popular wellness destinations.
According to TripAdvisor, when it comes to wellness destinations, travellers are on the lookout for the most immersive experiences possible.
“It’s no longer enough to visit iconic sites, but instead travellers are asking ‘What more can I get out of my trip?’, ‘How can I bring my travels home with me?’” says spokesperson Hayley Coleman.
“Experiences like a trip to the Mineral Hot Springs in La Fortuna let travellers get deeper into a destination’s fabric and give them the opportunity to take what they’ve learned – or return rejuvenated – home.”
Here are TripAdvisor’s top 10 wellness experiences around the world during 2018:
Széchenyi Spa, Budapest, Hungary
Historic thermal baths, and one of Budapest’s most popular attractions.
Wai-O-Tapu Thermal Wonderland, Rotorua, New Zealand
New Zealand’s largest and arguably most stunning mud pool.
Hammam Al Ándalus, Granada, Spain
This breathtaking experience to Granada’s Arabian baths feature a traditional hammam session and 30 minute massage.
Golden Circle and Secret Lagoon day trip, Reykjavik, Iceland
A full day tour of Iceland’s geothermal sites, including steaming baths at the Secret Lagoon, the Gullfoss Waterfall, Strokkur Geyser and Thingvellir National Park.
Termas de Cacheuta, Mendoza, Argentina
A thermal spa in the heart of the Andes offering thermal baths, grotto sauna, mud treatments and whirlpools.
Paradise Hot Springs, La Fortuna, Costa Rica
A full day pass to enjoy naturally warm springs set amongst La Fortuna’s lush tropical gardens.
So Thai Spa, Phuket
This luxe TripAdvisor experience includes a four-hour spa package of body treatments; wrap, scrub, massage, facial and more, popular for its great value.
Peninsula Hot Springs, Melbourne, Australia
Our very own Aussie geothermal retreat, PHS is an award-winning wellness centre with over 20 bathing experiences on offer, amongst the idyllic Victorian hinterland.
Thermae-Yu hotspring in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan
This six-floor bathhouse is one of Tokyo’s largest, with two saunas, six baths and other luxe health facilities.
Moroccan Hammam Experience
This indulgent package in the heart of the old Medina includes traditional hammam sauna, black soap scrub and 50-minute Argan oil massage.
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