While most of the world’s largest yachts congregate in the Mediterranean or the Caribbean, an increasing number of superyacht owners are visiting more remote destinations. But, just because some of these locations are less well-trodden, doesn't mean you need to sacrifice your luxury pampering as it is still possible to find some of the best luxury spas in the world.
Here is our guide to six of the best luxury spas in adventurous locations:
1. Chi, The Spa at Shangri-LaWith picturesque beaches and waters filled with a plethora of marine life, including yellow-fish tuna and sea turtles, this stretch of coastline is slowly being discovered by the superyacht elite – recent visitors included Motor Yacht A and explorer yacht Itasca.
At the heart of this middle-eastern jewel, which includes three Shangri-La hotels, lies Chi The Spa. Set in a traditionally styled villa the central courtyard, with lush vegetation and flowing water, sets the spa’s calming atmosphere. Water is central to the spa’s philosophy and guests are encouraged to experience the vitality hydro pool, tundra and tropical showers and ice fountain. The menu features a popular selection of signature massages and for the full experience book in for a “Chi Vitality Journey” – featuring an aromatic bath, detoxifying body scrub, hot stone massage and facial.
Best by boat
Barr al Jissah has its own purpose built marina which can accommodate yachts up to 40 metres. Larger yachts can anchor out in the sheltered bay, which is protected by rocky outcrops, and tender into the marina.