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Spa Holidays


A world of choice
January 2015 1419
From Zambian water retreats and palatial spas, to yoga spots and detoxing treatments, we bring a round-up of the best spa holidays

CHINA

Dusit Devrana Hot Springs & Spa Conghua, Guanzhou
The key feature of this luxury resort is the comprehensive indoor and outdoor hot springs experience, featuring a choice of 23 therapeutic, aromatic, splash and foot reflexology pools, as well as a hot stone relaxation room. The hot springs experience is complemented by massage treatments at the treatment rooms of the on-site Devarana Spa.

This highly anticipated Guangzhou resort has recently opened its doors in Conghua, becoming the first internationally branded lifestyle and hot springs luxury resort in the City of Flowers. Consisting of 133 villas and guestrooms, Dusit Devarana Hot Springs & Spa Conghua marks the launch of the Dusit Devarana brand in China.

The price tag
The Escape and Unwind package priced from RMB1888 ($305), is inclusive of a stay in a premier room, hot springs admission, head and shoulder massages, dining credits and a host of other benefits, valid until March 30.

INDONESIA

Spa Village Resort Tembok, Bali

Located on the serene north-eastern coast of the Island of the Gods, this resort is the perfect hideaway for those looking for rest and relaxation far from the madding crowds of Kuta and Seminyak.

Hot springs at Dusit Devrana, Ghuanzhou

The true essence and culture of Bali comes through in the intimate, 31-room resort, framed by swaying coconut palms buffeted by soft breezes and opening out onto a tranquil beach of black volcanic sand and the pristine blue Bali Sea.

Guests booking a minimum of three nights at best available rate at YTL Hotels’ award-winning spa village are entitled to the Renewal Retreat upgrade.

The programme includes daily 50-minute spa treatments, preceded by Segara Giri, the resort’s detoxifying Signature Pre-Treatment Ritual, which is said to be heaven-sent for those suffering from jetlag, stiff joints and bloating after travel.

To calm the mind, body and spirit, a schedule of holistic activities such as Hatha yoga classes, creativity classes, meditation and the resort’s Signature Activity – Starlight Gazing are built into the itinerary, along with wellness talks by visiting practitioners.

The Renewal Retreat culminates in a nourishing mineral bath on the final evening, and guests are seen off with a Self-Care E-handbook to refer to post retreat.

The price tag

Rates begin at $240 per room per night at double occupancy, full board, inclusive daily massages, one private yoga session and one private meditation session, herbal teas, one mineral bath and the Self-Care E-handbook. Valid until February end.

ENGLAND

Baglioni Hotel London

Designed by the Milanese Architects Rebosio+Spagnulo, Baglioni SPA is a great place in Hyde Park to relax body and mind and restore well-being.  Open to both hotel guests and external clients, the spa offers female and male Turkish baths, three treatment rooms for massages, facial and body treatments with Natura Bissé products and beauty services. Exclusive to Baglioni Hotel London, Natura Bissé has developed unique signature facial and body treatments such as the Carboxi Express (a quick pick-me-up to revitalise and refresh the skin), the Age Defying Lip & Eye or Gents Facial, the Bamboo Scrub and Marine Essence.

The price tag

Facial treatment Life Infusion Ritual starts from £185 ($280).

ZAMBIA

The Royal Livingstone Hotel

Zambia’s Royal Livingstone Hotel, on the banks of the Zambezi River, has created bespoke Water Retreat Experiences for health conscious luxury travellers with safari on the side.

Iniala Beach House, Phuket

Guests arrive at the five-star retreat by water taxi, the only hotel in Africa to offer this exclusive transfer. The sound of the nearby Victoria Falls is always present during your stay and guests have access to their own private entrance to the waterfalls.

The ‘Tips of the Falls’ experience includes a full-body exfoliation with red dune sand, a botanical Kalahari clay wrap and a mist system massage to cool down. The Ukuchina massage in one of the cabanas on the banks of the River Zambezi is perfect for lymph drainage to fight water retention. Hot water, compressed with lemon scent, is used to drain the muscles and alleviate depression and a foot massage on the deck supports and rebalances the digestive tract.

The Royal Livingstone chef has also designed fresh fruit juices made with local fruits such as paw–paw and guava. Dishes designed to meet the needs of those clients who are looking for tasty, healthy options, include the use of nutrient-packed vegetables indigenous to Africa, such as Bondwe leaves, Kalembula leaves and Okra leaves. 

THAILAND

Iniala Beach House, Phuket

Guests can indulge in the ultimate journey to relaxation and rejuvenation in The Pearl Spa at Iniala Beach House, which is situated on the idyllic golden sands of Natai beach facing the turquoise waters of the Andaman Sea.

This truly breath-taking spa haven is inspired by the inside of an oyster; the walls and ceiling of the private spa are covered in mother of pearl. Gold and bronze furniture complement this shimmering space as does the original art work of Indonesian artist Rocka Rapida.

Baglioni Hotel London

With each villa including its very own spa therapist and treatment room, guests can enjoy this unique service in the comfort of their own surroundings. Up to six hours of treatments per day, per villa is offered, this ensures guests never have to book time slots and can relish at their leisure.

The price tag

Seven nights stay for the price of six available in penthouses and villas, starting from $3,500 per night.

SWITZERLAND

Dolder Grand, Zurich

Think striking views of Zurich, the lake and the Alps, coupled with spa pampering and shopping.

This Valentine’s Day, couples are invited to unwind and restore their energy at the Dolder Grand’s world renowned and multi-award winning 4,000 sqm spa.

The price tag

The Valentine package is valid between February 13 and 16, includes two nights’ accommodation, candle lit dinner, Valentine’s Day Brunch and spa treatments and costs CHF1,670 ($1,940).

Link to the German retreat set for launch:


CHINA
SWITZERLAND
PHUKET
DOLDER GRAND
THAILAND
ZAMBIA
ZURICH
BALI
DUSIT DEVRANA HOT SPRINGS & SPA CONGHUA
BAGLIONI HOTEL LONDON
THE ROYAL LIVINGSTONE HOTEL
INIALA BEACH HOUSE
GUANZHOU
SPA VILLAGE RESORT TEMBOK
ENGLAND


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