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6 Luxe Spas You Can Actually Afford to Visit

Want a relaxing getaway you don’t even need to splurge on? Destinations with a favorable exchange rate and abundance of wellness options are rife with luxe spas that won’t cost you a fortune to book.

Luxe Spas You Can Actually Afford

Whether you’re hoping for an all-inclusive retreat or an a la carte treatment between travel days, consider these affordable-yet-luxe spas in bucket-list destinations.

Alphais Spa: Marrakech, Morocco

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A visit to Morocco isn’t complete without a visit to a traditional hammam, or Turkish bath, for cleansing, massaging, and hot stone techniques. Some of the most luxe spas in cities like Marrakech are surprisingly affordable thanks to the exchange rate.

Alphais Spa is a top-rated option for its cleanliness and classic Moorish decor. The spa offers hammam experiences from $20, massages from $42, and packages from $50, so you can pick and choose what parts of the experience you’d like to try. It’s an ideal option if you’re too sensitive-skinned for a scrub, but still want to relax with a massage in a traditional hammam setting.

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Parador Resort & Spa Manuel Antonio: Costa Rica

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Pair wildlife with relaxation in eco-friendly Costa Rica by visiting the jungle-nestled El Parador Resort and Spa, where treatments incorporate unique local ingredients and natural materials like volcanic mud, aloe vera, and coffee for body wraps and scrubs priced from $40 to $75 each. Aromatherapy baths and herbal steams are even less, and kids can join for a mini facial, manicure, or massage for between $25 and $55.

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So Thai Spa: Bangkok, Thailand

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Relaxation is easy to find in busy Bangkok thanks to ultra-affordable spas like So Thai. Packages range from $40 foot and body massages to  $200 three-hour couples package that includes a facial and gold body scrub (that’s just $100 each). So Thai also has a location in Phuket, perfect for post-beach rejuvenation.

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Nahrawess Hotel & Spa Resort: Hammamet, Tunisia

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Seaside Tunisia is packed with Turkish baths and luxe spas that carry surprisingly low price tags. Nahrawess Hotel & Spa Resort features its own Turkish bath, a hydrotherapy pool, and saunas that are all close to the beach. Average rates are under $100 per night.

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Lasko Thermal Spa: Lasko, Slovenia

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A trip to Eastern Europe has to include some hot spring action. Slovenia’s Lasko Thermal Spa Resort is a family-friendly option that sits on a thermal spring feeding the hotel spa’s pools and saunas. Rates of around $65 per night, per person include access to the massive thermal pools.

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Manitou Springs Mineral Spa: Saskatchewan, Canada


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Did you know Canada has its own “Dead Sea” in Saskatchewan? Lake Manitou is known for its buoyant, mineral-rich water that makes it easy to float, and makes spa offerings a must-do.

Manitou Springs Resort and Mineral Spa is an affordable hotel that’s wheelchair accessible and has designated kids’ areas for families to enjoy the thermal pools. Add-on services like massages, facials, and salt scrubs are all under $100 each.

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