By their very nature, superyachts encourage relaxation and indulgence, but for guests who want to take the pampering experience one step further, there are a collection of yachts with their own facilities that rival many of the best land based destination spas.
The following selection of yachts have some of the best on board spas in the charter fleet, but don’t let size put you off. If you are looking for a spa experience but chartering a smaller yacht, or a yacht without its own dedicated spa area, then you can enjoy a pampering treatment on deck or in a converted cabin.
1. GRACE E
The award-winning 73m/240ft motor yacht ‘Grace E’ takes wellbeing on board to another level. In place of a more conventional upper deck is a state-of-the-art wellness deck complete with a hammam style room, dry sauna, gymnasium, massage room, and a hydrotherapy suite, complete with cold plunge pool. The latter allows guests to experience specialist treatments that wholly rejuvenate the senses.
The wellness deck also hosts a chill out room. With 180 degree views out to sea, this is the perfect spot for those looking to relax, meditate or practice mindfulness activities. The wellness deck's outdoor area is the perfect spot for sunrise or sunset yoga, followed by a day lounging around the Jacuzzi on the sumptuous sun loungers, or on the shaded seating pods.
A well stocked gym spans the width of the aft section, allowing guests to workout whilst enjoying panoramic views.
When it comes to relaxing, the forward facing observation lounge has a collection of rotating sun loungers with built in biminis.
GRACE E also has a dedicated hair salon; perfect for those planning a special occasion during their private yacht charter vacation.
2. FORCE BLUE
Built for exploration, the 63m/208ft motor yacht 'Force Blue' is vast in volume, allowing for plenty of deck space and entertainment areas, along with a stunning dedicated spa area.
Whether cruising in warm or cold climates, she welcomes guests to relax in the hammam and sauna pool, experience a hydro massage or a mud bath, and wash it all away in the dedicated hair salon. She also boasts a number of massage tables to ensure that guests are treated to the ultimate spa experience while cruising all over the world.
3. HERE COMES THE SUN
Renowned for their big open spaces and big deack areas, Amels-built yachts offer enviable living spaces, and the 83m/272ft motor yacht ‘Here Comes The Sun’ is a perfect example of a large volume yacht. With a 300 ft² owner's deck, a 5.5-metre long pool on the main deck, and an 87 ft² beach club, with fold-don terraces aft and starboard, she is dedicated to the ultimate wellbeing lifestyle.
The beach club is where the main pampering action takes place. The large spa area comes complete with a Jacuzzi, sauna, hammam, massage room and a hair salon, which can be transformed into a nail bar.
Just as great for those who enjoy working out, Here Comes The Sun has a gym area with exercise equipment for all manner of fitness activities.
The gym space and various spa areas are all located on the lower deck, allowing guests to move easily between workouts both on the yacht and in the water, and treatments on board.
Designed to cruise through some of the world's remotest cruising grounds, the 73m/238ft motor yacht CLOUDBREAK has been designed to welcome guests back on board after exploration in both cold and warm climates with a superb range of spa facilities.
From a massage in the dedicated massage room to a warming sauna after a day hitting the slopes or discovering icebergs, or a cold plunge pool for when cruising warmer waters, she is equipped with everything one might need when travelling around the globe.
As the exploring capabilities of CLOUDBREAK attract active charter guests, a state-of-the art gymnasium has also been included in the spa area to ensure that even the most active guests are satisfied.
The facilities are all located on the lower deck, allowing guests to move with ease throughout their wellbeing experience on board. To find out more about this revolutionary superyacht, read Yacht Charter Fleet's spotlight review.
5. MOONLIGHT II
Whether chartering the 91m/300ft motor yacht MOONLIGHT II for a corporate charter or for private charter with family and friends, she has been built as the ultimate retreat. Along with her ample entertainment and relaxation areas, she features a spa deck complete with a beauty salon, steam room, and dedicated massage room.
The lower deck wellness centre also features a plunge pool and large Jacuzzi to make it something of a social hub for guests to gather in anytime of the day.
A wholly unique proposition, MOONLIGHT II combines its spa facilities with equally impressive conference facilities, ensuring that corporate charter guests can conduct business whilst on board and then indulge in some much earned pampering.
The ultimate exploration yacht, the 77m/254ft motoryacht LEGEND features a wholly commanding wellness centre.
Whether arriving for an adventurous charter through Antarctica via helicopter, or returning on the yacht's own submarine after an afternoon exploring the underwater world, or simply returning from ashore on the tender, guests are welcomed to the ultimate in megayachts. Warm up by the before stepping into the Balinese style spa.
Or head straight to the sauna after a day exploring the extreme landscape of Antarctica or hitting the slopes in Greenland; kick back in the Jacuzzi, and enjoy a treatment in the beauty salon.
Designed by the award-winning Shelley McNaughton Interiors, the relaxed styling of the spa on board LEGEND helps to heighten the overall tranquility of the space and makes it one of the most unique and special wellness centres on board a superyacht today.
The perfect complement to an already impressive beach club, the 82m/268ft motor yacht ROMEA boasts a collection of wellness facilities that provide the ultimate retreat at sea.
Indeed, with the large surrounding windows providing an ever-changing scenery, charter guests are able to enjoy tailored treatments in a suitably tranquil environment.
In terms of the facilities on offer, ROMEA features a plunge pool, a Finnish sauna, and a massage parlour should it be required.
When she was launched the 95m/312ft motor yacht KISMET raised the bar for on board spas found on the water.
Decorated with a collection of handmade textiles, including embossed leather, exotic woods and quality stonework, the relaxing ambience of her spa area is futher enhanced with a hot tub, cold plunge pool, steam shower and dedicated massage room.
Ideally located by the sea terrace, guests are welcomed back on board following an afternoon of watersports or a morning dip to relax in the ultimate spa surroundings.
Named the ‘Motor Yacht of the Year’ at the 2016 World Superyacht Awards, and winning three prestigious awards at the ShowBoats Design Awards of the same year, the 84m/274ft motor yacht SAVANNAH is far and away one of the most innovative vessels on the water.
It’s not just her hybrid engineering and 30ft swimming pool which make her a modern icon. Her wealth of spa facilities are second to none.
From the massage and beauty treatments available in the attractively furnished wellness area, to the fully-equipped gymnasium, she offers the perfect platform for those looking for the ultimate in wellbeing.
10. LADY BRITT
From a sundeck Technogym boasting sweeping panoramic views to an authentic Finnish sauna, the wellness facilities on board the 63m/207ft motor yacht ‘Lady Britt’ are no doubt one of the reasons this Feadship has become so iconic.
Situated on the bridge deck, a dedicated spa centre with underfloor heating promises to entice charter guests and have them fully relaxed in no time at all. Finished in light tones and textures, the surroundings themselves exude a tranquil ambience.
Leaving all those who step on board feeling revitalised and refreshed, a number of Elemis massage therapies can also be enjoyed in either the dedicated spa area, or closer to the elements on a fold-down balcony. The spa area can conveniently be transformed into a beauty or hair salon, with a hairdresser available upon request.
In order to find out more regarding any of the superyachts mentioned in this article, or any of the charter fleet available, contact your preferred charter broker.
For more information on superyachts and their wellbeing facilities, take a look through our alternative guides on wellbeing on board. Alternatively, take a look at our feature on 10 top spas to enjoy on a Caribbean yacht charter.