10/29/2010 01:39 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

World's Top Luxury Spas by Continent (PHOTOS)

For centuries, intrepid travelers have roamed the globe in pursuit of longevity, serenity, inner harmony, and wellness. Today we can find a myriad of pleasure retreats around the globe in 4-star hotels and elaborate spa resorts. It is a masterful achievement indeed to reach the pinnacle of all the spas offering delicious earthly pleasures.

The good folks at have just announced the winners of their 2010 reader survey of the best spas in the world.

Here is the coveted list of the spas that are the best on their continent.

World's Top Luxury Spas By Continent