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2023’s 5 Trending Spa Destinations

by Aoife O’Riordan

Jan 12, 2023

© Courtesy of Nayara Resorts


Looking for the right spa destination doesn’t just mean finding the best spa resorts; enjoying the amenities and activities available in the region often make or break where travelers decide to venture for their next wellness trip. According to a recent study conducted by SpaSeekers.com, 2023 is the year of wellness travel and spa experiences, with more and more people seeking spa-focused vacations.

Using Google search data, SpaSeekers.com discovered the top trending spa destinations in the world. The top five trending spa destinations for 2023 are:

Hotel Nantipa

© Hotel Nantipa

Costa Rica

Costa Rica reigns supreme for 2023, with more than 62,000 Google searches for Costa Rican spas. Many luxurious spas and spa resorts incorporate the region’s natural beauty and ingredients to provide elevated massages, treatments and more. Some of the country’s finest spas, treatments and wellness experiences can be found at Nayara Tented Camp Costa Rica, Hotel Nantipa, Hotel Belmar, Tabacón Thermal Resort & Spa and Tierra Magnifica.


Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa © Oetker Collection


Germany’s long history with spas, dating back to Roman times, sees 350 spa towns currently dotting the country, with many located near the Black Forest. Baden-Baden draws visitors year-round, while the well-known spa Friedrichsbad invites guests to experience centuries-old traditions, such as alternating between thermal baths and ice-cold plunges. Properties like Hotel Das Rübezahl, HUBERTUS Mountain Refugio, Hotel de Rome and Brenners Park-Hotel & Spa promise the ultimate spa experiences.

Maslina Resort

© Maslina Resort


Croatia also boasts many spa towns thanks to its long history of wellness. Resorts like Istarske Toplice are famous thanks to the method of incorporating mud from the local area into treatments. Other great spots in Croatia to enjoy a spa vacation include Maslina Resort and Ikador Luxury Boutique Hotel & Spa.


Moldova serves as a great spa destination for those wanting to save a bit of money. Many Moldovan spas and luxury resorts feature traditional bathhouses. Consider a stay at Bernardazzi Grand Hotel & Spa or BERD’s Design Hotel Chisinau Moldova.



With many of Cambodia’s spas located within luxury hotels and resorts, combining a vacation with spa amenities and treatments is almost too easy. Some Cambodian spas offer the ultimate private experience by sitting on private islands. Properties like Song Saa Private Island, Anantara Angkor Resort & Spa and Six Senses Krabey Island comprise just a few of the great resorts and spas present in the country.

The next 15 trending spa destinations for 2023 are the Maldives, Ecuador, Slovenia, Poland, the Gambia, Vietnam, Bulgaria, Portugal, Oman, New Zealand, Ghana, Romania, Nicaragua, Austria, Latvia and Indonesia.


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