Top 5 Spa Resorts
01: Raffles The Palm, Dubai
Raffles is synonymous with glamour and luxury and this Arabian palace is no different. Featuring 381 suites and rooms, this destination gleams with spectacular gold or silver leaf from every angle, stunning sea views and a personal butler to look after guests’ every need. And the Cinq Mondes Spa is no less impressive.
In a beautiful, deeply relaxing setting, spread over 3,000m² with 23 treatment rooms, the award-winning Cinq Mondes spa feels spacious and tranquil. It is renowned for drawing upon the best, time-honoured beauty rituals of the world, offering deep regeneration of body and mind to instil a state of harmony at a cellular level. Cinq Mondes pioneer specialist Treatments, Massages and Professional Spa Cosmetic Products for body and mind to recreate perfect balance even inside our skin cells for naturally happy skin.
In line with the concept of Skin Dietetics, Cinq Mondes Laboratories select the best patented botanical active ingredients so its cosmetics are natural, petrochemical-free, effective and carry sensory appeal. Invite your senses to discover the benefits.
02: Shanti Maurice, Mauritius
Hugging the powder-white sands of a horseshoe coral cove, with nothing but vivid green sugar cane fields behind, is the boutique Shanti Maurice. Its fabulous Nira Spa, the largest in the region, combines age-old Ayurvedic regimes with contemporary international treatments. Therapists work with nutritionists, personal trainers, Yoga masters and Ayurvedic physicians to encourage optimum health, mental wellbeing, revitalised senses, positive dietary changes and spiritual awakening.
03: Verdura, Sicily
This award winning Spa from Rocco Forte Hotels is set amongst olive groves and gardens on the south-west coast of Sicily. Programmes and treatments offer a holistic approach to health, well-being and fitness; many are inspired by organic Sicilian ingredients including fresh plant extracts and cold-pressed plant oils. Treatments are focused around the four key areas of anti-ageing, detoxifying, fitness and thalassotherapy.
04: Spa Village Tembok, Bali
Tucked along the exotic North East coast of Bali, Spa Village Resort Tembok has been created as a sanctuary from the pressures, clutter and noise of daily life. Everything is focused on restoring equilibrium in mind and spirit, with a choice of three ‘discovery paths’ to suit your own needs and wishes: Balance, Creativity and Vigour. The Spa Village combines western elegance and comfort with traditional Balinese dwellings, and every aspect of the resort is focused on grace, tranquillity and pleasure.
05: Parrot Cay & COMO Shambhala Retreat, Turks & Caicos
Asian-inspired treatments here include massage, emotionally rebalancing holistic techniques, facials for restorative skincare and authentic Ayurvedic therapies. You can also join a specialist retreat week, led by visiting Masters, focusing on subjects such as Yoga or Pilates. Specially created wellness paths are designed to help you get the very best from COMO Shambhala, combining key treatments in order to achieve real results.