Sometimes one has to get away in order to get back to one’s true self. Whether you’re looking for a rejuvenating weekend getaway or a far-flung all-encompassing retreat, here are five sanctuaries worth savoring.
1. Barton Creek | Austin
Located in the heart of Texas Hill Country — yet a mere 20-minute drive from Downtown Austin — Omni Barton Creek Resort & Spa is Texas’ go-to destination for a spa sabbatical. The resort is home to a world-class Mokara Spa with a private rooftop pool, a new addition to the resort as part of a property-wide $150 million renovation and expansion over the past year.
Inspired by the nearby waterways of Austin Hill Country, the 13,000-square-foot spa features 17 traditional treatment rooms and three couples’ treatment rooms for a variety of facial and body care services. The relaxation areas offer soaring floor-to-ceiling windows — blurring the lines between indoors and out — and additional indoor facilities include steam rooms, saunas and whirlpools.