Six serene spa destinations to pamper your mom this Mother’s Day

by PV10 May 2023 Last updated at 16:02 PM

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VTV.vn - This year, Mother’s Day is celebrated globally on May 14 – a special day to celebrate and honor motherhood. What better way to show true appreciation for moms than with a nourishing spa experience to relax and unwind.

With nearly four out of five (83%) of Vietnamese travelers saying being together as a family is a key motivation to travel, families can travel to a peaceful location to treat their moms to an incredible spa treatment.

Whether indulging in nourishing mud baths, soothing massages, or a dip in hot mineral springs, there’s a range of treatments for everyone. With that in mind, Booking.com is sharing some inspiring spa destinations to treat all the amazing moms around the world to a well-deserved break to celebrate Mother’s Day.

Nha Trang, Vietnam

Nha Trang is a coastal city in Vietnam known for its beautiful beaches and scenic landscapes. It's a popular destination for those seeking relaxation and rejuvenation in a tropical setting. The city offers a variety of wellness activities, such as yoga, tai chi, and meditation, as well as traditional spa treatments such as that of a Spa including a mud bath. Nha Trang is also home to many organic farms, which provide fresh and healthy ingredients for the region's many healthy dining options, making it an ideal destination for those looking to combine wellness with culinary exploration. This makes Nha Trang an ideal location to celebrate Mother’s Day in a very relaxed way.

Budapest, Hungary

Travelers can discover the historic beauty of Budapest together with their mother this Mother’s Day and indulge their minds, bodies, and souls in the mineral goodness bubbling up from the city’s 118 springs. Whether admiring the decorative art nouveau surroundings of Gellért at the Turkish baths or taking a dip in one of the Széchenyi Thermal Bath’s 18 pools, there are many different relaxing options to indulge in the thermal waters in Budapest. Travelers can indulge in hydratherapy from the deep underground springs that offer refreshing mineral-rich waters that feature restorative powers utilised over centuries. After a calming spa day, visitors can celebrate Mother’s Day with a drink in one of the city’s quirky ruin bars and then tuck into a delicious dinner to try some Hungarian cuisine.

Pré-Saint-Didier, Italy

Located in the heart of the Aosta Valley in north-western Italy, the town of Pré-Saint-Didier is home to incredible thermal baths that reach temperatures up to 99 degrees fahrenheit (37 degrees centigrade). Rich in iron, the waters of Pré-Saint-Didier’s thermal baths are perfect for a nourishing Mother’s Day. Visitors can unwind in the outdoor pools and enjoy breathtaking views of the highest mountain in the Alps. For travelers seeking to stretch their legs, a walking tour of the local town of Aosta, which is an hour drive away from Pré-Saint-Didier, will give families the opportunity to explore the ancient Roman town and historical legends for a fun change of scenery and an invigorating day out.

Aix-les-Bains, France

This thermal spa town in the Haute Savoie area of the Rhône-Alpes region is situated on the shores of Lake Bourget, the largest and deepest natural lake in the country, and is dedicated to well-being. Renowned around the world for the quality of its thermal waters and wonderful spas that feature hammams and saunas, travelers can treat their mothers to some supportive hydrotherapy which has incredible beneficial properties such as muscle relaxation. This picturesque town has also inspired several artists and became famous by world-known writers like Xavier de Maistre, Honoré de Balzac, and Alexandre Dumas.

Where to stay: Les Suites du Lac is a charming Bed & Breakfast located overlooking the beautiful Bourget Lake and is just a stone’s throw away from the stunning center of Aix-les-Bains and the beaches. All the suites have an understated and contemporary vibe and feature panoramic views over the tranquil lake and gardens, which guests can admire from their terrace furnished with deck chairs. After a peaceful and restorative day in the thermal water, guests can celebrate Mother’s Day with a delicious meal at the stay with dishes such as beef carpaccio and rich risotto.

Hakone, Japan

Located in the Fuiji-Hakione-Izu National Park, a one and a half hour drive away from Tokyo, Hakone is an incredible destination that overlooks Lake Ashinoko and is popular for both international and Japanese tourists seeking some calm in their lives. Hakone is one of Japan’s most popular hot springs resorts with more than a dozen springs providing hot water to the many relaxing bath houses in the area. Many ryokans, a traditional Japanese Inn, open their doors and bathhouses to guests and visitors for a relaxing experience. Visitors will be spoilt for choice this Mother’s Day when it comes to baths and beautiful scenery as the town boasts crisp mountain air, stunning nature walks, and magnificent shrines to soak up the scenery.

Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok is a city of contrasts. Smells assault the senses, traffic buzzes all around and vendors jostle for attention at every turn. On the other hand, it’s a city with a serene soul - full of ancient temples and beaming smiles from some of the world’s friendliest people. It will also spoil travelers for choice when it comes to luxurious, decadent spas perfect to treat moms this Mother’s Day. For a once in a lifetime treatment, travelers can gift their mom and a plus one to a Couple Massage and Rooftop Dinner in the Nonthaburi neighborhood of the city. As Thailand is world-renowned for its incredible massage styles such as deep tissue, travelers can unwind and relax in the beautiful setting before a delicious cocktail and meal while admiring the magnificent cityscape.


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