Spa & wellness

  • 41 Indulge your skin at a Dead Sea spa
      There are few sensations quite so strange as the one you'll experience when you take a dip in the  Dead Sea. The waters of this vast lake, on the border between Jordan and Israel, 400 metres...

  • 42 Capella Ixtapa, a Mexican clifftop dream
    The private beach, the fine architecture that makes it appear to cascade down the cliff side towards the sea, the 59 rooms and suites, all looking out over the Pacific, each with swimming pool on the...

  • 43 Pure relaxation at the Royal Palm, Mauritius
    The Royal Palm is part of the Beachcomber chain, which owns a number of luxury resorts in paradisiacal locations around the Indian Ocean; it is also a member of the group 'The Leading Hotels of the World'....

  • 44 Relax in Marrakesh among a sea of palm trees
    Surrounded by the palm groves of Marrakesh, just a couple of hours flight from London, lies the peaceful oasis of the Palmeraie Spa. At 4,000 square metres, it's the largest spa facility in the country,...

  • 45 Swinton Park: take a break in a fairytale castle
    Swinton Park blends the warmth of a family home with all the modern conveniences of a contemporary hotel, and offers the perfect combination of daytime outdoor activities and evening sophistication. A...

  • 46 A taste of Spanish olive therapy
    Across the landscape of Spain, from Extremadura to Catalonia , through Andalusia, Murcia, Castilla-La Mancha, Valencia and Aragon, olive groves paint a unique landscape of soft red sandy hillside crossed...

  • 47 A pool with a view
    Intercontinental Hong Kong , Hong Kong (China) By day, this pool, set on the roof of one of the buildings that comprise the hotel, offers astounding views of the Hong Kong city skyline. By night, the...

  • 48 The Giri Residence opens on 'the white island' of Ibiza
    The 150-year-old villa is a former farmhouse that has been carefully restored, using the finest materials and craftsmanship, to house an intimate luxury hotel. There are just five rooms, all suites,...

  • 49 A brief traveller's guide to the deadly sins
    GLUTTONY There are so many fine foods and elegant restaurants around the planet in cities such as Paris, Rome and Tokyo, that it would be foolhardy to try and list the best. But it's worth mentioning a...

  • 50 Abama Golf & Spa Resort on the island of eternal spring
    The most discerning guests can enjoy exclusive services such as limousine transfers, private excursions by yacht, personalised golf and tennis classes, or candle light dinners on the beach. There's even...

  • 51 'Arabian nights' in Marrakesh
    The Mamounia was the latest to regain the glory of times past, but many other exotic riads have been reformed and refurbished and born anew as exquisite boutique hotels. Fairytale settings in the heart...

  • 52 Paradise in Polynesia: the Bora Bora Lagoon Resort & Spa
    When you reach this remote part of the world, it's as if you've stepped into Paradise. The whole scene exudes peace and serenity. Some of the guest bungalows, which are all built in the typical Polynesian...

  • 53 A new luxury resort in the Dominican Republic
    An idyllic and exclusive resort, the latest addition to the Spanish hotel chain offers personalised service and the most sophisticated all-inclusive amenities for adults only. No under-eighteens are allowed,...

  • 54 Chateau de La Chevre d’Or: breathtaking beauty
    They say that towards the end of his life, Nietzsche climbed one of the steep roads of the village of Eze and that the difficulty of the climb inspired him to write Thus Spake Zarathustra, a treatise on...

  • 55 The Residence Mauritius, an island paradise
    Besides the exceptional natural environment, the luxury hotel has 135 spacious bedrooms - the smallest measuring 54 square metres - and 28 suites whose architecture and decoration echo the style of nineteenth...

  • 56 The Metropole: elegance and luxury in Monte Carlo
    Just a few steps from Monte Carlo's famous Casino, the Metropole hotel has recently been renovated under the direction of the renowned French designer Jacques Garcia. The refurbished look focuses on fresh...

  • 57 Relax at the Blue Lagoon in the land of ice

  • 58 The Palms, Zanzibar, an Indian Ocean paradise
    The hotel's architecture and facilities are in the typical island style, and their elegant but relaxed atmosphere exudes sophistication. Open onto a private beach of white sands, there are just six villas,...

  • 59 Treat yourself at a designer label hotel
    Puerta America (Madrid) Under one roof, two dozen state-of-the-art architects and designers have given full rein to their imagination. The result is this exclusive hotel, a benchmark for a new type of...

  • 60 The secret hotels of the stars
    The Wakaya Club & Spa Wakaya, Suva (Fiji) Adrien Brody, Antonio Banderas and Bill Gates are just some of the big names who have found refuge in this luxurious resort located on the private island of...



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