Jul 04, 2018
Green-tea wraps and Ayurvedic massage are just the beginning.
Phum Baitang resort
Set on three hectares of gardens, lemongrass fields and rice paddies, about 10 kilometres from Angkor Wat, Phum Baitang resort feels like a Cambodian village – albeit with five-star amenities. At the Spa Temple, try The Khmer Empire Splendors Ritual, which begins with a body mask of organic herbs and spices in a blend that local farmers and fishermen use to treat everything from headaches and muscle aches to arthritis.
Six Senses Ninh Van Bay
At Six Senses Ninh Van Bay in Vietnam, the thatched-roofed villas have handcrafted wooden bathtubs and dramatic views of the East Vietnam Sea and Nha Trang mountains. The spa offers locally inspired therapies, including a green-coffee body wrap and acupressure. For total indulgence, book The Rock Retreat villa, with its spa treatment room.
The Oberoi Vanyavilas
Sleep in a luxurious tent under a canopy of gold, woven tiger print at award-winning The Oberoi Vanyavilas in Rajasthan, India. Enjoy personal butler service, yoga, Ayurvedic massage and other wellness treatments, plus visits to nearby Ranthambore National Park tiger reserve.
Zen and Taoist philosophies inform everything at the stunning Beniya Mukayu spa resort in Yamashiro Onsen, Japan. Feel the calm focus of the tea ceremony, relax while poring over art books in the library, soak in your personal hot-spring bath and try a herbal treatment or Japanese massage at Entei Spa.
One&Only Reethi Rah
One&Only Reethi Rah in the Maldives offers glorious seclusion and beautiful, airy villas by the sea. Swim, be pampered in the spa, learn to paint, dine “garden to fork” or just lie, in wonderment, on the day bed by your private pool.
Top image: One&Only Reethi Rah