Spas

Digital Detox: Brenners Park, Baden Baden, Germany

The Spa Spy | Posted 22.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

The Romans knew a thing or two about spas. The thermal waters and spa towns they used are still flocked to thousands of years later by people looking for everything from a hardcore health fix to a chance to rejuvenate and relax, and Baden Baden is no exception.

Balinese Retreats: The Mulia, Mulia Resort and Villas, Bali, Indonesia

The Spa Spy | Posted 21.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Before arriving at The Mulia, I have to confess I didn't know what to expect, I had heard that it was massive and wondered how a resort so large could pull off a luxury service. On our approach to the resort seeing the building looming in the distance I thought perhaps this wasn't the right fit for The Spa Spy.

The Lowdown on Current Trends in Wellness Travel...

Stella Photi | Posted 19.01.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Stella Photi

I'm always being asked what's 'new' in the world of wellness travel which makes it very inspiring to be part of and hopefully we are responsible for helping to set the trends too! The start of the year is a good time to think what lies ahead and I'd say these are the main trends that are coming to the fore:

Three Top Treatments For A Party Season Preen

The Spa Spy | Posted 06.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

I'm obsessed with spa smells. Walking down the stairs to the basement of the Dorchester, I'm hit with a aroma of uplifting eucalyptus, I take a deep inhalation and feel instantly relaxed - like I've had a mini treatment before I even step through the door.

Festive Scent - Our Top Five Luxury Scented Candles for Christmas

The Spa Spy | Posted 27.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Scent saints Diptyque have teamed up with artist Julien Colombier to create three limited edition Christmas creations dedicated to the olfactory attributes of trees. Our favourite, Sapin, radiates a woody fragrance of winter, with notes of citrus and mandarin cosily flickering in an enchanting jungle inspired jar.

Portuguese Retreats: Water and Wine at Six Senses, Douro Valley

The Spa Spy | Posted 25.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

The resort has just 50 rooms and six garden villas in a former late-19th-century mansion surrounded by gardens and woodland, with commanding views. Ask for a river view room, or a terrace. The décor is an uber-stylish mix of country retreat meets streamlined modern, all in soft sage, slate grey and fawn.

Thai Retreats: Aleenta Phuket Resort and Spa

The Spa Spy | Posted 20.11.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Phuket, Thailand. Doesn't exactly conjure images of peaceful nights and quiet luxurious romantic moments does it? Yet a mere 40km outside of the madness of Phuket town, sits the Aleenta Resort and Spa.

You Can Now Get A Facial For Your Breasts

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Style

A top London spa is providing a beauty treatment that can be a relaxing aid for breast cancer and mastectomy patients in their recovery. The 'Bust ...

Country Retreats: Yoga and Wellness at the Spread Eagle, West Sussex

The Spa Spy | Posted 29.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

At a manageable two days and one night the mini retreat is a bid to restore and relax through breath work and yoga, located just an hour and a half outside of London in the beautiful landscape of the South Downs.

Chicago Chic: Virgin Hotel & Red Flower Spa

The Spa Spy | Posted 27.10.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Virgin has opened its first hotel in Chicago - why? The British travel company spotted a gap in the market for a lifestyle hotel brand, and found a grand 1928-built neoclassical bank ripe for conversion.

Five Of The Best: Luxury Organic Spa Products

The Spa Spy | Posted 27.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

September is Organic Month, and if you care as much about what goes on your skin as what goes into your body (you should) it's the perfect time to switch up your beauty routine, inspired by some of the world's best spas. The good news is that being kind to your skin doesn't mean having to sacrifice product performance...

Super-Luxe Irish Spas: The Top Four by Amanda Byram

The Spa Spy | Posted 23.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Ireland. Land of the Leprechauns, the best Guinness, the friendliest people, Molly Malone, cockles and mussels and U2 to name but a few. And nowadays, home to spa hotels to rival the world's best. Being Irish I am sure you'll think I'm being biased. But if you don't agree, then we will have to roll up our sleeves and scuffle it out like the fighting Irish!

Maldivian Retreats: Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Noonu Atoll

The Spa Spy | Posted 14.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Located in the lesser-visited waters of the Noonu atoll in the north of the Maldives, Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is one of the larger resorts in the Maldives. It's also one of the few that is actually Maldivian-owned and Maldivian-run.

Space-Age Spas: Lanserhof Tegernsee, Bavaria, Germany

The Spa Spy | Posted 11.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Devotees swear that a ten-day stay at a Mayr clinic leaves them several kilos lighter, fresh-faced, well-rested and miraculously rid of any rashes, bodily aches or stomach rumblings, but there was a resounding complaint: the decor.

Super-Luxe French Retreats: La Reserve, Ramatuelle, France

The Spa Spy | Posted 29.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Between the rolling vineyards and aqua seas of the Cote d'Azur, perched just below the picturesque village of Ramatuelle, you'll find La Reserve - the chic wellness retreat of St Tropez. Walking through the sliding glass doors with panoramic views of the Mediterranean beyond feels like entering a sleek private member's retreat...

Chanel Are Opening Their First Spa

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 28.05.2015 | UK Style

Coco Chanel once said "Le Ritz est ma maison" - and it seems the hotel is still playing host to the luxury fashion house, who have just announced plan...

Thai Retreats: Kamalaya, Koh Samui

The Spa Spy | Posted 22.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

The spa at Kamalaya is set amongst an abundance of nature. Treatment rooms are little thermoses overlooking the beach. Evening treatments are a bonus as they allow you to watch the sun set over the ocean just as you open your weary eyes to reality again. Kamalaya's main focus is on your mind, body and soul.

Turkish Retreats: Mandarin Oriental, Bodrum

The Spa Spy | Posted 19.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Already being described by deliriously happy customers as one of the best resorts in the world - despite only opening last summer - the second you arrive at the Mandarin Oriental Bodrum you know you're in nirvana.

Turkish Retreats: LifeCo Antalya

The Spa Spy | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Turkey seems to have its finger on the healthy pulse. LifeCo is just one of many emerging health spa's in the country and, it seems, one of the most popular. The latest offering, Antalya branch, located in Akra Barut, overlooks views of the Mediterranean or the Taurus Mountains and is quite new to the LifeCo family.

Hot Treatments: Zhengliao - A Chinese Stress Buster at LUX* Resorts

The Spa Spy | Posted 11.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

Let's face it, gone are the days when a little gentle pampering and whale music will cut it in a hotel spa. I want braggable results from my treatments - and at LUX* they kindly pander to that sense of entitlement.

Portuguese Retreats: Conrad Algarve

The Spa Spy | Posted 07.05.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

The taxi slows with reverence as we drive up to the Conrad Algarve. Oranges grow along the path, and one of many gardeners stands thigh deep in water adjusting the fountain. The staff are welcoming in a way that makes you hug them when you leave.

People Are Lying In 'Adult-Sized Wombs' To Chill Out

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 03.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Even the most dedicated meditators can find it difficult to find a spot that's calm, quiet and distraction free. So it's not that surprising that ...

Idyllic Island Retreats: Constance Ephelia, Seychelles

The Spa Spy | Posted 19.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

A little slice of Indian Ocean heaven, Constance Ephelia is the picture perfect beach retreat that doesn't disappoint. Our journey to the Seychelles is not direct, and somewhat tiring but on arrival the WOW factor and immediate air of calm and relaxation out-weighs the jet lag.

W Hotel and Spa, Verbier

The Spa Spy | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle
The Spa Spy

A design junkie's heaven, you're greeted by red ceramic tigers, crocodiles and cat buddhas, arty-farty mannequins with ski helmets and a double sided glass fireplace to defrost you as you enter.

Planet Appetite: Velas Luxury Hotels in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico

Rupert Parker | Posted 29.03.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Mexico represents remarkably good value for money and specialises in all-inclusive resorts. Cancun and the Riviera Maya have been favourite destinations for some time, but now Puerto Vallarta and the Riviera Nayarit are taking their place on the map.