9 Instagram-Worthy Spa Trips You Need To Take With Your BFFs

Photo: Courtesy of Tiara Miramar Beach Hôtel & Spa.
Let's be honest: The idea of signing off, kicking back, and zoning out makes any career-oriented person a bit uneasy. A getaway — be it a weekend jaunt to a nearby town or a lengthy international journey — sounds great in practice, but the inevitable influx of unread emails, missed meetings, and all-around work you'll have to catch up on can be a bit overwhelming.

Well, it's about time you eliminate those travel jitters from your repertoire. You deserve it. And what better way to really ease your mind than at a luxurious destination spa — with all of your closest friends. Whether you're seeking massages, meditation, or just a killer view, these nine havens are exactly what your mind, body, and soul need for that serious dose of R&R you've desperately earned. Whether you actually book it, or just swoon at the pictures, click ahead to find the vacation of your dreams.
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Photo: Courtesy of Al Maha Desert Resort.
Timeless Spa, Al Maha Desert Resort, Dubai
There's just something about being in the middle of the desert that really gets our Zen going. Situated inside the Al Maha Desert Resort, the Timeless Spa has several holistic treatments that pull from Middle Eastern and South Asian traditions. Sign yourself up for a Balinese massage, a traditional Indonesian practice for relieving stress and tension, or a Rasoul Ritual, which includes a full-body exfoliation and a lot of relaxing in a "private chamber." Whatever that is, it sounds like heaven.
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Photo: Courtesy of Boscolo Milano.
Boscolo Exedra Spa, Milan, Italy
Come for the wildly creative interior (designed by Italian architect Simone Micheli), but stay for the expansive list of massages, body rituals, treatments, and facials. The pool, arguably the focal point of the space, is situated in an old bank vault and is surrounded by silver reflective spheres and bright blue neon lights. Take a dip, and then pop into one of the spa's six private beauty suites, where you can partake in everything from an anti-aging "multi-sensory cosmetic lift" to a detoxifying algae wrap to suck out all those city toxins you're likely still toting around.
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Photo: Courtesy of Canyon Ranch.
Canyon Ranch, Tucson, Arizona
Beauty editors swear by Canyon Ranch, a resort that takes spa to an entirely different level. In addition to golfing, hiking, horseback riding, cooking classes, sculpting sessions, and more, there's an 80,000-square-foot "spa complex" that offers too many services to count. It might set you back a pretty penny, but you definitely won't forget it.
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Photo: Courtesy of Hacienda Na Xamena.
La Posidonia, Hacienda Na Xamena, Ibiza, Spain
Chances are, if you're in Ibiza, you've already halfway checked out of reality. But La Posidonia, a spa situated right on the coastline, kicks it up another notch. Best known for its "Cascadas Suspendidas," a 45-minute hydrotherapy treatment that involves dipping yourself in eight different pools (all while soaking in a view that would break Instagram), this getaway is really all about "finding yourself" — and never, ever leaving.
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Photo: Courtesy of ION Iceland.
ION Spa, Nesjavellir, Iceland
Reykjavík may be the go-to spot for tourists, but Nesjavellir, just an hour outside the capital city, is the place to find serenity — especially when you're basking under the Northern Lights. If you don't want to brave the hot springs, the lesser-known ION Spa at Iceland's new "adventure hotel," as it calls itself, features an outdoor pool overlooking the hillside, a sauna, and a silent relaxation room. The treatments are, of course, filled with Nordic tradition: A mix of Icelandic herbs and sea salt are used in almost every massage and facial.
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Photo: Courtesy of Kirini.
A.Spa, Santorini, Greece
Picture this: You're laying on a Grecian rooftop, overlooking the Mediterranean, watching the sunset as you revel in the aftermath of your hourlong massage with a glass of wine. Sounds like a dream — but it's actually what happens in Santorini. Here, the suites are inspired by Greek mythology — Iris, goddess of the sea and sky; Kalliste, daughter of Triton — and the treatments include little luxuries such as imported Caribbean sand (fancy), fresh papaya, and cold-pressed avocado oil. Yum.
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Photo: Courtesy of Silavadee Pool Spa Resort.
Silavadee Wellness Spa, Koh Samui, Thailand
The options for incredible spa oases in Thailand are endless — just check out any vacation inspiration board on Pinterest. But there's something particularly intriguing about the experience at this Koh Samui getaway. Opt for one of its signature treatments, like the "Sila" massage performed with hot volcanic stones, a jasmine milk bath, or an Indian Ayurvedic head remedy that is meant to target headaches, jet lag, and stress. Or go for an herbal-infused body scrub, containing lemongrass, ground rice, and tamarind. Again, yum.
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Photo: Courtesy of St Brides Spa Hotel.
St Brides Spa, Saundersfoot, Wales
The idea of a tropical oasis in perpetually chilly southwest Wales might sound like an oxymoron, but this seaside spot is actually using its location to its advantage. All of its treatments are designed with the "natural healing properties of the ocean" in mind, so expect regimens that utilize algae, sea salt, and seaweed. Should a two-hour treatment not be enough of a stress relief, a variety of packages offer a full day of rest and relaxation. Sign. Us. Up.
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Photo: Courtesy of Tiara Miramar Beach Hôtel & Spa.
Tiara Spa, Théoule-sur-Mer, France
The pool! The view! The proximity to Cannes! If you're going to the south of France, why not go all in, right? Post up in one of the spa's four relaxation rooms and spend the day being pampered like it's your job. Choose from the "Around the World" services, which includes Swedish, Ayurvedic, and Lomi-Lomi massages, or opt for lymphatic drainage, hanakasumi, or a detox treatment after you're done stuffing your face with cheese.
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Photo: Courtesy of Red Mountain Resort and Spa.
Sagestone Spa & Salon, Red Mountain Resort, St. George, Utah
Hidden in the mountains of St. George, the Sagestone Spa pulls on its surroundings for the ultimate in rest and relaxation. Using "indigenous desert botanicals," Utah honey, muds, clays, and salts, each service will soothe even the most stressed-out visitors. The amenities and service here are great — but it's the sweeping view of the nearby red rocks that truly makes for a one-of-a-kind experience.
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