Spa holidays are the ultimate indulgence. Days of luxurious pampering cleansing mind, body and soul… where better to do it than in some of the world’s best spas?
So, without further ado, here are a selection of some of the biggest and best spas from around the world, presented here.
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The other-worldly four seasons resort in Bora Bora is hoem to one of the most wonderful spas you could wish to experience, using ancient Polynesian techniques, deep sea cleansing rituals, and some extremely aesthetic settings, you’re bound to leave feeling revitalised after just a few days!
Set deep in the tranquil valley of Ringha in Tibet, the Banyan tree offers a range of spa treatment which are perfect for any weary traveller, solo getaway, or honeymoon indulgence. While the hot stone massage using river stones will work out the knots you never knew you had, the indulgent ‘Tibetan Tiptoe’ massage and foot care treatment which will melt the miles off your feet.
The Bajaran is renowned especially for its facial treatments, which include a detoxing cranberry treatment and a luxurious 24-carat gold facial- however, the ecologically friendly nature of the retreat and the fabulous natural beauty of the area should not be overlooked. The Banjaran’s commitment to ecological awareness is admirable, extending from water preservation and organic skin care preservation, right through to the ethical treatment of the fish in their footspas.
With its super cool futuristic design, the Riga offers a wide range of treatments for both mind and body, ranging from beauty essentials such as waxing to their 2 hour long restorative body ritual entailing body wraps, scrubs and a facial.
Crafted in devastatingly glamourous black marble, under the rather snazzy Corinthia hotel in London, this spa offers a range of treatments ranging from massage to skin care, which will provide a welcome escape from the stresses of day-to-day city life.
Just a short drive from Rishikesh in the north of India, Ananda is near to the heart and birthplace of yoga. Its immaculate grounds sit in front of the magnificent Ganges, providing a peaceful setting for the fantastically healing and nurturing yoga programmes offered there by the incredibly learned and helpful staff.