Spas

It’s been a while since we visited a Milsom’s Hotel. One child later and here we are back at this boutique hotel group’s
It’s been a while since we visited a Milsom’s Hotel. One child later and here we are back at this boutique hotel group’s
Time spent meditating with the sweet, softly spoken priest who shared with me drops of holy water, scented flowers, incense, and offerings of traditional sweet rice cakes, while chanting mantras will stay with me. Less significant was the rub-down part lying on a massage table, it was the exchange of smiles and sense of connection.
It its past glory as a private country house estate, it's said that no one would turn down an invitation to Cliveden. In its 350-year history, Cliveden has hosted every British monarch since George I and is most famous as the home of the Astors and the setting for the scandal of the Profumo Affair.
Summer can be anything but relaxing; work, family and social demands will pull you from pillar to post until you take a step back. Remove yourself from the calamity of it all and head to the continent for some respite and rejuvenation. We've handpicked seven of the best wellness retreats in Europe; tranquility is just a short jet ride away...
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.
For spa-lovers who want to do more than lie on the beach between treatments.
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For some people a spa holiday is all about the spa. After an exfoliating facial or seaweed body wrap they’re happy to lie
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.
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.