Spas

Five Of The Best Luxury Spa And Wellness Retreats In Italy

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 19.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
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ESPA at Castello del Nero is the first destination spa in Tuscany, and the region's first ESPA location. A decor of natural wood, glass and cool stone create a haven of calm. You can take shade under trees or stretch out on loungers in the relaxation areas that look out over the verdant estate.

10 Spa Hotels For Couples Who Want More Than A Spa

Huffpost Travel | Jackie Gallego | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle

For some people a spa holiday is all about the spa. After an exfoliating facial or seaweed body wrap they’re happy to lie on the beach or lounge by ...

Caribbean Retreats: Capella Marigot Bay, An Exclusive Hideaway In A Luxury Yachting Destination

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 23.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
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The American novelist James A Michener famously described Margiot Bay as the most beautiful bay in the Caribbean. Sitting on my balcony, overlooking the boats bobbing in the tranquil marina with the backdrop of the lush hillsides, it's easy to see why.

Super-Luxe Retreats: Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 17.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
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Hidden in 60 hectares of verdant tropical gardens on the north-east coast of Mauritius, Constance Le Prince Maurice harbours one of the most idyllic spots on the island. Colonial style villas, chic bars, top notch eateries and a state of the art spa scatter the palm-fringed ivory beach and lush surroundings of the six star hideaway.

The Banyan Tree Spa Marries Miami Style Glamour In The Heart Of The Algarve

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 09.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
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The Tivoli Hotel in Vilamoura stands proudly overlooking the 19th hole of the Oceanic Victoria Golf Course (home to the prestigious Portuguese Masters) making it perfectly located for the growing number of golf enthusiasts who are taking up the sport.

The Cottage Garden Spa At Longueville Manor, Jersey

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 06.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
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"The spa? Oh, that's just a shed in the garden," a friend quipped when I said I was going to Longueville Manor on the island of Jersey. How wrong they...

Idyllic Indian Ocean Retreats: One&Only Reethi Rah, Maldives

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 05.01.2017 | UK Lifestyle
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Rumour has is that when Jean Michel Gathy was commissioned to shape the architecture of One&Only Reethi Rah, he said he wanted each guest to "feel like a king". I'm happy to say that he failed... spectacularly... because from the moment we set foot on the island we felt like a god and goddess.

Spa & The City: Dubrovnik, Croatia

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 08.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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Hotel Excelsior Dubrovnik Part of the prestigious Adriatic Luxury Hotels group, the Excelsior takes a prime position on the seafront, a short stroll f...

Spa & The City, The Langham & Chuan Spa, London

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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A stone's throw from both Regents Park and Soho, The Langham takes pride of place in the heart of London's West End. Reputed to be Lady Gaga's favourite London abode, the prestigious hotel has been welcoming royalty, dignitaries and celebrities for over 150 years.

Island Retreats: Jumeirah Vittaveli, Maldives

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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Jumeirah Vittaveli is like no other Maldivian resort I have ever had the pleasure of visiting. As soon as my toes touched the sand I felt transported ...

Spa And The City: The Connaught And Aman Spa, London

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 17.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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Hidden in the basement of the shiny new wing is Aman Resorts' first urban spa. Retaining the first class Aman Spa qualities and wonderful ethics of embracing nature, the chic space is styled in dark, natural woods with a tranquil Asian influenced ambience.

Luxury Honeymoon Spa Retreats: Velaa Private Island, Maldives

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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Put simply: it is perfect. The island, the weather, the architecture, the food, the spa, the staff, the rooms, the service and the attention to detail. The island is so small you can circumnavigate it on one of the hotel's baby blue bicycles in 5 minutes

Super Luxe Retreats: One&Only The Palm, Dubai

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 27.10.2016 | UK Lifestyle
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Post-treatment, there's a good-sized adults-only outdoor pool to flop out next to, or a small air-conditioned relaxation room. Don't miss the make-up counter in the lobby piled high with shimmering powders, pearlescent lipsticks and SPF 30 foundation, so you can skip straight from the spa to supper...

The Better Ageing Programme at La Reserve, Geneva

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 18.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
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Perched in a idyllic location on the banks of Lake Geneva, surrounded by 10 acres of park and woodland, La Reserve feels a million miles away from the nearby city. Designed by Phillip Stark and French designer Jacques Garcia, the resort-style hotel evokes, as it's name suggests, an African game lodge. Leopard print carpets, rare butterfly displays...

Croatian Retreats: Hotel Bellevue and the Wellbeing Island of Losinj

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 13.03.2017 | UK Lifestyle
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Arriving by a glamorous 20-minute seaplane ride from Pula, I was enamoured by the lush pine forests, white sand beaches and crystal clear waters of the island below. For a moment it felt as though I was flying over a tiny island in the Indian Ocean, alas this was in fact Croatia - my first visit, yet to land, I was already sold.

Spa and the City: Hotel Arts, Barcelona

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 16.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
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Awash with architectural treasures, galleries and captivating backdrops, Barcelona is the epitome of European urbanity. Elegant Art Nouveau eateries, Basque-style tapas bars and Michelin-starred restaurants enchant narrow streets and shadowy lanes. Prestigious landmark Hotel Arts Barcelona provides a perfect base to soak up the exciting atmosphere of the city.

Vana, North India: A New Breed of Life-Changing Retreats

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 06.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
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Well, I'll be, says Juliet Kinsman. I went to north India for a week's holiday, ate to my heart's content and spent most of my time supine. And you know what - it was the most life-changing holiday I've had. That's because Vana Retreats is a new breed of destination spa with extraordinary wellbeing cuisine, ideal for anyone who fears abstinence or bootcamps. This salubrious road to wellness is smooth and only gently sloped.

Elite Spanish Retreats: The Marbella Club, Spain

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
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The Marbella Club is set in a stunning location on Marbella's golden mile - enjoying a beachfront location, striking mountain views and immaculate lush gardens. A white promenade, lined with palm trees, is situated adjacent to the hotel - with 'beautiful' people walking their dogs or honing their beach bodies, you could easily imagine that you are in California.

Bavarian Retreats: Schloss Elmau, Germany

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 02.07.2017 | UK Lifestyle
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Schloss Elmau, located in the lesser-trodden parts of south east Germany (45 minutes from Innsbruck airport) is one of the swishest family-friendly ho...

Summer Ready - Four Luxe Treatments We Love

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
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Often, when I'm heading to the sun, I'll give my nails a break and leave them clean to soak up the vitamin E. If I do opt for a manicure I always go for a Shellac over a Gel - I find it kinder to the nails, and it usually stays chip free for around a week.

Californian Retreats: Golden Door, Escondido

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 18.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
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Golden Door comes with a starry spa pedigree that other destination spas can only dream of. Opened in 1958 by Deborah Szekely, philanthropist, writer and early pioneer of the So-Cal wellness movement, this groundbreaking spa was soon attracting Hollywood luminaries such as Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Taylor, Zsa Zsa Gabor and Burt Lancaster, in preparation for film roles.

Portuguese Retreats: Epic Sana, Algarve

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 10.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
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With lush green landscapes and wide-stretching white sand beaches, The Algarve is the one of the most popular European destinations this summer. Just 30 minutes from Faro, between Albufeira and Villamura and overlooking the jaw dropping Falesia Beach, (complete with Gold Flag) Epic Sana is a contemporary family, group and solo friendly luxury retreat.

Escape to Ibiza: The Top Three Retreats for a Mind and Body Recharge

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 26.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
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A haven for hippies and healers since the 1960s Ibiza is the perfect choice for those looking for a bit of a recharge in their holiday time. The Balearic island is home to hundreds of retreats, from purifying cleanses to spiritual stays, and the five star fitness break is the latest way to harness the magical energy of the White Isle.

Opulent and Ethical Skincare - Ila's Gold Cellular Age-Restore Facial at Urban Retreat, Harrods

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Style
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Praise be for ila's new range of products. After feeling the effects of a long haul flight, I was more than happy to offer up my face in order to road-test the Brit brand's Gold Cellular Age-Restore Collection. The range of anti-ageing skincare has recently launched at Harrods and this is where I headed to give it a try.

Elite Scottish Retreats: Gleneagles Hotel and Spa

The Luxury Spa Edit | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Lifestyle
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Built in the 1920s, the charming chateau-esque building set in 850 acres of stunning Perthshire countryside is a quintessential Scottish escape. Most famous for its championship golf course, the vast estate also boasts super-luxe suites, a posh shopping arcade, an equestrian and shooting school, a falconry centre, Michelin starred restaurant and of course a state of the art spa.