This NYE, Ring in the New Year at One of the 8 Best Luxury Spas
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New Year’s Eve is fast-approaching – are you ready? From where to go, to what to watch, to what to wear, we’ve covered a number of pressing matters related to the big night. Now, though, comes one more possibly perplexing question: What if you want to just relax? Fear not. We’ve got ideas for a chill NYE, too. Here’s our roundup of the best luxury spas perfect for ringing in the new year on an NYE getaway, including top resorts in New York, Vermont and Mexico. ‘Cause who needs fireworks and a dance party when a jacuzzi and a great massage await?
8 rejuvenating spa places perfect for ringing in the 2023 new year
It’s finally time to say goodbye to 2022, and we couldn’t be more excited for the new year to begin.
While traditionally New Year’s Eve is one of the biggest party nights of the year, it’s also become a time to focus on recharging your mind, body and spirit. And with the cold weather and holiday stresses, a trip to the spa or wellness retreat may be just what you need. It will help get your year started off right. Who wants to start 2023 hungover and in a sleep-deprived slump anyways?
From a brand new global spa opening in Brooklyn to ancient rituals in the jungles of Mexico, we’ve found 8 rejuvenating places perfect for ringing in the new year feeling your best. Prepare to start 2023 anew.
the 8 best luxury spas perfect for NYE this year
1. world spa, brooklyn
Looking to getaway without actually leaving the city? True to its name, World Spa, brings traditional and cultural spa treatments, practices and rituals from around the world to Brooklyn. Opening this month, the 50,000-square-foot wellness oasis offers Eastern European banyas, Finnish saunas, Turkish and Moroccan hammams, cleansing Himalayan salt therapy and Japanese onsens.
Additional spa treatments, including massages and facials, can also be added on to one’s wellness itinerary. Plan for the whole day because small bites from around the world alongside coffees, teas, smoothies and kombucha are also being served.
2. wildflower farms, new york
Ring in the New Year immersed in nature at the newly opened Wildflower Farms, Auberge Resorts Collection in New York’s Hudson Valley. The property is surrounded by meadows and wild woodlands and features a 9,000-square-foot wellness facility called Thistle. Slow down your mind with the spa’s treatments that lean on hand-harvested botanical oils, scrubs, and flower remedies. Afterward, unwind in the outdoor hot tubs and indoor saltwater pool.
Welcome 2023 with a Midnight ‘intention release’ fire ceremony followed by a guided intention-setting hike the following day.
3. twin farms, vermont
There are few places more charming in the winter than Twin Farms in Vermont. Outdoor enthusiasts can enjoy snowshoe trails, skiing and ice skating. For those looking to unwind can head to the Bridge House Spa. There, you can indulge in a facial, a Himalayan salt stone massage or the “fireside ritual,” which involves a fireside massage, hot bath and glass of champagne.
On New Year’s Day, sleep in and enjoy a late brunch following the previous evening’s indulgent multi-course dinner in the Barn Room.
4. the breakers, florida
Situated on 140 sprawling seaside acres in Palm Beach, The Breakers‘ is a tranquil getaway residing just north of the bustle of Miami. Its sprawling Spa is home to 17 treatment rooms; eight salon stations; and a fitness center with ocean views.
From marine algae body wraps to orange-blossom-sugar and salts-of-the-earth scrubs, exfoliating and cleansing never sounded so appetizing. And with mani/pedi options and a hair salon too, you can literally treat yourself from head to toe here.
5. tamaya resort, new mexico
After you take some time to experience the rich native culture, sample local Tamayame cuisine and explore the surrounding valleys and the Rio Grande riverbanks, immerse yourself at the spa. The Pueblo-style spa sprawls out into surrounding dry lands (including outdoor soaking pools!), blending seamlessly.
6. stein eriksen lodge, utah
Filled with roaring fireplaces and sweeping views overlooking the slopes you can enjoy aromatic and exhilarating treatments. These treatments are designed to refresh and renew while including skin-brightening facial and muscle-relaxing massages. It will get you ready to head back out onto the slopes. Post-treatment, head to the outheated pool and hot tub for gorgeous views of the slopes year-round.
7. rosewood mayakoba, mexico
Looking for a total reset? The Cenote Healing Retreat at Rosewood Mayakoba in Mexico’s Riviera Maya region may be what you need. During this two-day journey, guests will partake in Mayan shamanic-inspired rituals, energy-healing sessions, or a meditative sound bath (the experience is customized based on the indentations of the individual).
The private retreat will take place at two secret cenotes. There is one ‘open’ and one ‘closed’ as well as a closing shamanic ceremony. For those unfamiliar, a cenote is a hole in the earth consumed by fresh groundwater. They were considered sacred to the Mayans and were regarded as the gateway to the underworld in pre-Hispanic cultures.
8. sugar beach, st. lucia
Imagine: walking the soft white sands barefoot and enjoying a spa treatment in a rainforest treehouse. Then retreating to your own private cottage in the mountains. You can do that at St. Lucia’s Sugar Beach. Unwind at the Rainforest Spa where each individual treatment room is housed within a unique treehouse. Enjoy a bamboo massage or hot rock therapy that uses ingredients from nearby volcanic springs and cocoa plantations.
The spa has also partnered with Tata Harper for an exclusive treatment called the Rainforest Renewal Ritual. It is a gentle, powerful body peel followed by a full-body massage and revitalizing facial.
best luxury spas for an NYE getaway this year
There’s nothing like great counterprogramming. So while your friends, family and coworkers may be out partying this NYE, you can greet the new year from one of the best luxury spas and resorts instead. Wherever you choose to spend it, we’re wishing you a peaceful and healthy New Year, dear reader.