1.The Aman Spa at Amangiri
Canyon Point, Utah (amanresorts.com)
- Why It Rocks: We don't blame Brangelina for hiding out in this remote desert valley off-duty. We're loving the chic white-stone suites with insane views of mesas, dunes, and towering plateaus.
- Signature Services: The two-and-a-half-hour chakra-balancing "journeys," based on sacred Navajo healing techniques.
- PS: It takes place at dusk, so you can drift right off to sleep.
2. Indian Springs Resort & Spa
Calistoga, California (indianspringscalistoga.com)
- Why It Rocks: After a strenuous day of wine tasting in Napa, we'd be content to cool our heels here. Wapoo Indians praised the area's therapeutic thermal geysers 8,000 years ago, and today, fatigued Hollywood execs still swear by them.
- Signature Service: The Volcanic Ash Mudbath ($85) starts with a superthick (and slightly stinky) heated mud soak, followed by a purifying eucalyptus-and-lavender steam.
3. Six Senses Spa at Hotel Missoni Kuwait
Kuwait City, Kuwait (hotelmissoni.com)
- Why It Rocks: Colorful Italian design meets the Middle East. The holistic spa tucked in the brand-new Missoni hotel overlooks the Persian Gulf and makes use of local indulgences like organic dates and olives and delicious-smelling native spices, such as crushed cinnamon and dried coffee.
- Signature Service: Be pampered like an Arabian princess — literally — with the Gulf Spices Ritual (approximately $300)
4. Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa
Daintree, Queensland, Australia
- Why It Rocks: Ever dreamt of living in a tree house? Brooke Shields digs Daintree's bayans, or luxury eco-huts, perched high in the world's oldest living rain forest. If you can tear yourself away from the outdoor spa treatments that incorporate ancient Aboriginal healing rituals, you'll want to sign up for a heli-ride over the nearby reef — the only point on Earth where rain forest and reef meet. Spectacular.
5. Ten Thousand Waves
Santa Fe, New Mexico (tenthousandwaves.com)
- Why It Rocks: This traditional Japanese-style onsen bathhouse and ryokan (inn) nestled in the Sangre de Cristo mountains quirkily throws a touch of the Southwestern adobe aesthetic into the mix.
- Signature Services: Indulge on a mind-blowing Yasuragi Head & Neck Treatment using pressure-point massage with warm camellia oil ($65), or enjoy a soak on the cheap ($25) in the clothing-optional communal tub.
6. Seorak Waterpia
Gangwon-do Sokcho-si, South Korea (seorakwaterpia.com)
- Why It Rocks: This amusement-park-meets-Korean-sauna four hours outside of Seoul serves up natural mineral water in all imaginable forms: wave pool, waterfalls, rafting zone, and therapeutic hot and cool soaks, making it a year-round hot-springs hideaway for stressed-out city dwellers and numerous Korean pop stars.
- Signature Service: Head to the Outdoor Leisure Spa area for traditional Korean hydrotherapy.