The best four destinations for rejuvenation – New Year, new you. So where to go?


Every new year turns our thoughts to health and well-being. Par for the course, it’s usually all down to festive overindulgence or the desire to turn over a new leaf. And so to help you in this task, we’ve selected a few of our favourite hotel spas, guaranteed to spur you on and make rejuvenation that little bit faster.



Mandarin Oriental, Bangkok, Thailand | The Oriental Spa

The Oriental Spa is legendary in hotel spa circles; it’s something of a benchmark by which others are judged. Within the serenely minimalist treatment rooms, traditional techniques from across Asia are combined with the latest cutting-edge methods to create unique procedures that cater to mind, body and soul. With a fantastic range of packages, the offerings will help launch a ‘new’ you into 2018.

Treatment recommendation
The Oriental Spa features several treatments built around Ayurveda, the ancient Indian philosophy (the science of life), which focuses on the energy (doshas) linking mind, body and soul. The sessions are designed to balance these energies and bring about ideal well-being. A three-day course is the best way to go, but treatments can be taken separately.


La Réserve Geneve, Switzerland | Nescens Spa

The shores of Lake Geneva are where Europe’s elite come to feel revitalised, an age-old tradition that continues to this day. The Nescens Spa at La Réserve Geneve is an ideal spot for this quest. They work tirelessly here to perfect the science of wellness, using cutting-edge treatments and equipment, researched and implemented by some of the most highly qualified practitioners in Europe. Packages can be tailored to each client’s needs around the themes of detox, weight loss and better ageing.

Treatment recommendation
The Better Ageing Signature Massage boasts many a fine thing, including stimulation, detoxification and lymph-draining. Massage aficionados will understand that it takes a treatment like this to feel supremely reinvigorated, even after a short, one-hour treatment.


Six Senses Zighy Bay, Oman | Six Senses Spa Zighy Bay

The seclusion and rugged splendour of Zighy Bay makes for a truly relaxing location, which is only enhanced by the gorgeous spa and a top-notch hammam. Here you’ll find a fantastic mix of traditional treatments, invigorating programmes and bliss-inducing spa journeys. On top of its highly skilled in-house team, Zighy Bay attracts many esteemed visiting consultants, giving you every reason to return again and again.

Treatment recommendation
The Balinese massage is touted as being among the best in the world. For longer treatment programmes we recommend signing up for one of Zighy Bay’s Wellness Screenings, which uses state-of-the-art technology to monitor a variety of vital signs. From the results, a bespoke treatment programme will be designed to give you optimal results.


Cheval Blanc Randheli, The Maldives | Spa Island

Few destinations can claim to have a dedicated island for spa treatments. The extra journey time to get there encourages one to engage in a full day of pampering, and it’s well worth it. With a gorgeous selection of treatment rooms over land and water and world-class facilities and equipment, this is the perfect location for those who like their wellness with just a dash of adventure.

Treatment recommendation
The Cheval Blanc Randheli caters to its audience diligently and offers an exclusive After-Diving Experience. Combining facial and body treatments with a specialised massage, the full experience is designed to ease the pains that the rigours of extended diving put on the body. It’s the perfect treatment after a long day of exploring the bountiful waters of the Maldives.

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