Cheval Blanc Spa, Cheval Blanc St-Barth Isle de France
St. Barthélemy, French West Indies
Cheval Blanc Spa marks the house of Guerlain’s first foray into the Caribbean. An elegant sanctuary devoted to balance, relaxation and beauty, it is a sybaritic addition to a destination synonymous with luxury. Featuring bespoke massages, facials and body treatments created by Guerlain — many of them exclusive to Cheval Blanc — guests can experience the sensorial magic in the comfort of a well-appointed treatment room or in the sultry decadence of the spa’s pavilion, an open-air temple of tranquility tucked within a lush, tropical garden.
Onda Spa, Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort
Guanacaste, Costa Rica
Perched in the verdant forest canopy high above the beaches, Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort’s Onda Spa is somewhat akin to a wildly exotic jungle treehouse. The secluded location, breathtaking views and cool breezes make this spa one of Costa Rica’s most noteworthy destinations. With its distinctive menu featuring treatments and ministrations designed to showcase local ingredients, Onda quenches guests’ thirst for wellness with customized services employing everything from beach sand to pulverized pinto beans.
The Spa, Royal Mansour
Paying homage to light, purity and stillness from within a breathtaking arabesque paradise, the Spa at the Royal Mansour has melded ancient ritual with modern luxury. The elaborate hammam treatment is simply sigh-inducing. This session of pure indulgence involves steaming, scrubbing, stretching and shampooing before finally being anointed with a single drop of fragrant oil then swaddled in a plush, heated robe. It concludes with a visit to the stunning relaxation room, where canopied daybeds await and silver trays laden with dates, honey and mint tea are proffered.