Spain is famous for its excellent selection of outstanding luxury accommodations. Let us introduce you to two sumptuous five-star Spanish hotels with lavish spas on the Mediterranean coast. Tips and recommendations on beauty and wellbeing.
Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa
It is hard to imagine a five-star hotel with so much to offer. Besides its excellent views of the Mediterranean Sea and the Costa Blanca, Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa features two 18-hole golf courses and three theme parks—Terra Mitica, Terra Natura, and Aqua Natura. Located near the Campomanes Marina and only 25 minutes from the international airport at Alicante, the Asia Gardens Hotel & Thai Spa is a modern and luxurious Balinese-style resort, with excellent service and unforgettable amenities.
The resort is surrounded by tropical gardens and stunning swimming pools. Its spacious rooms and suites are beautifully decorated and have large terraces overlooking the sea and the mountains. There are eight restaurants in-house that provide a variety of options for every taste: from exotic Asian flavors to Mediterranean and modern international cuisine. The dishes— prepared with premium ingredients— arouse the admiration of connoisseurs for the care and attention placed on every detail.
The Thai Spa brings a fresh concept that combines tradition, wisdom, and fantasy in every treatment. It is equipped with an indoor heated pool connected to the exterior, a steam bath, Jacuzzi and seven outdoor tatamis for Thai-style massages. We found the Nuad Thai traditional massage particularly invigorating. It consists of a series of pulls and stretches–-following the body’s energy lines—that are applied using hands, elbows, feet or knees.
Other treatments include aromatic oils or herbal compresses, but your most memorable experience could be a four hands massage performed by two experienced therapists. There are even specialized massages for pregnant women, which serve to ease tensions in the back, legs, neck and head. Facial treatments, exfoliation therapies, and body hydration, are also available and highly recommended. Guests can choose one-week spa packages that allow them to try different kinds of massages, treatments, and therapies. The more adventurous can take advantage of the helicopter and hot air balloon tours, horseback riding, and scuba diving in the depths of the mythical and eternal Mare Nostrum. ■