GUIDE TO STYLISH SPAS.
Hina Spa is Conrad Bora Bora Nui’s latest opening on the South Pacific Island. Perched on the lush tropical hillside of Motu To’opua, the property houses seven bungalows, a 12sqft open-air treatment room, steam room and sauna. The menu of Elemis treatments is ideal for nurturing the skin after a day of mini-golf, kayaking, snorkelling, scuba diving, stand-up paddle boarding or boating.
The Ritz-Carlton, Koh Samui introduces the Spa Village Koh Samui,
its latest wellness addition. Continuing its healing culture, the property focuses on traditional Thai practices with treatments that incorporate coconut, therapeutic herbs, water and fresh flowers. Experience the Songkran Shower, the signature pre-spa ritual inspired by the Thai New Year celebration. The property comprises eight treatment rooms, three massage pavilions, a yoga pavilion, lap pool with cabanas and a health bar. www.ritzcarlton.com
The German wellness label lands in the Swiss financial capital with Babor Institute-Zurich.
The 80sqm space in the Bahnhofstraße shopping district is overseen by skin expert Roswitha Rösinger and her team, who offer tailored experiences in its three treatment rooms. Must-tries include the Babor SeaCreation to restore youthfulness and radiance, HSR Lifting for anti-ageing, and the Reversive for more mature skin. www.babor-zuerich.ch
Peace of Mind
Enveloped by the lush green hills of Ubud, the Spa
at the Japanese-managed Hoshinoya Bali offers wellness programmes designed to bring balance to the mind and body. Expect treatments that incorporate natural ingredients, poolside meditation as well as morning and evening yoga sessions by the Pakerisan River Valley. Must-tries from the spa menu include the Revitalising Spicy Body Scrub, Balinese Traditional Boreh, a traditional wrap and the Royal Lulur. www.hoshinoyabali.com
After 87 years of operation, the newly refurbished The Surf Club is now under Four Seasons Hotel’s management, which includes The Spa.
Designed by Joseph Dirand featuring crisp hues of white and blue, the space includes steam, sauna, showers, hammam, eight treatment rooms and two spa cabana suites. A tea lounge and relaxation room with private alcoves overlooking the ocean and gardens ease guests in and out of the spa experience. www.fourseasons.com
Kimpton Seafire Resort & Spa’s Spa at Seafire incorporates touches of the famous Seven Mile Beach. Its seven treatment rooms and hammam offer respite from the tourist strip with facials, body treatments and massages, as well as quick pick-me-ups like express refreshers, brow toning and a 30-minute nap on its signature heated sand table. www.seafireresortandspa.com
All that Glitters
Opened this summer, the 141-room Palácio Tangará joins sister properties including L’Apogée Courchevel, Le Bristol Paris and Fregate Island Private under the Oetker Collection. Its Flora Spa
and fitness centre are set in a private garden alongside indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Its interiors are inspired by the green surroundings, its six treatment rooms bathed in natural light, with Sisley phytocosmetology face and body treatments the main event. www.palaciotangara.com
Boasting rooms that open out to open-air onsens, Ten-Yu is an immersive hot-spring experience. With sister properties in luxury stays like the Marriott Hotel Karuizawa, Hilton Tokyo Odaiba and Hotel Okua, its An Spa Hakone
features products from Mikimoto and Shiseido, and can be found amidst a traditional Japanese-style garden. www.an-spa.com
Celebrating five years on one of the Philippines’ most pristine beaches, The District Boracay reveals The Upperhouse Spa. Its signature massage is patterned after the Hawaiian Lomi Lomi, which uses the forearm to create long, flowing, wave-like strokes in varying intensity to induce deep relaxation. Or opt for the Hilot, whereby heated banana leaves and therapeutic virgin coconut oil mixed with organic lemongrass are used to restore wellbeing. Thai stretching concludes the treatments to rejuvenate and improve circulation. www.thedistrictboracay.com
Set to Goa
W Hotels brings its uber chic style to India with W Goa, just a 90-minute drive from the airport. Clad with Bollywood-vibrancy, the hotel’s 14,000sqm Spa by Clarins
is inspired by Pompeii baths and includes an oxygen room, eight treatment rooms, a heated vitality pool, steam room and sauna. Guests can also workout at the iconic FIT gym or the outdoor WET pool deck. www.w-goa.com
Guests staying at the UNICO 20°87° Hotel Riviera Maya can enjoy a selection of spa and salon treatments at The Spa.
Aside from signatures like the Volcanic Stones Massage, Candle Massage and Reflexology, they can also enjoy quality ‘me’ time at the beauty salon or barber shop where pampering is done with Mayan herbal extracts, complemented with a beer and bourbon cart. www.unicohotelrivieramaya.com