My Top 7 Favorite Spas and Baths

The following is a list of my favorite spas and baths.

Cagaloglu Baths - Istanbul,Turkey, October 2005



Termas Geometricas –  Hot springs complex in souther Chile.  Click here to read more about my experience at this place.


  • Cagaloglu Hammam – an old, Ottoman style bath house in Istanbul.  Click here for information on my experience at this spectacular hammam.

Miami Beach:

  • Standard Hotel and Spa – Superb spa in South Beach.  Click here to read my post.

New York City:

  • Okeanos – Spa that caters to mostly men on the East side of Manhattan.  I love the Platza treatments at this spa.

Ojo Caliente Spa, New Mexico, August 2009

  • Russian and Turkish Baths – Atmospheric series of steam rooms and saunas in this historic complex located in the East Village.  I love to relax on the rooftop deck when after a bath.  Co-ed on some days.

Santa Fe, New Mexico

  • 10,000 Waves – Beautiful, Japanese style baths in the hills just outside Santa Fe.  My favorite spa in the USA.  Clothing optional.
  • Ojo Caliente – Another outstanding spa near  Santa Fe which is more popular with families.   I love the Arsenic tub (!) and mud bath.  At night, I love sitting by the camp fire.


About Robert Kavalek

Robert Kavalek is a travel consultant who shares his love for traveling the world on theTRAVELER ( While his specialties are Paris, Mexico and "digital overload escapes", he can advise clients on any type of vacation. In addition, he writes about travel destinations and travel tips on his blog and Facebook page. Robert has visited 31 countries and territories and hopes to check out at least one new country every year. He currently lives in Washington, DC.
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