It’s me time
These four far-flung retreats offer different approaches to healing, from the scientific to the power of plants and the gift of good nutrition. VILLA STÉPHANIE, GERMANY This technologically advanced medi-spa in Baden-Baden is part of the five-star Brenners Park Hotel & Spa. Its 10-day Kings Way program is the star, combining science and alternative therapies and featuring 91 different treatments involving diet, relaxation and detoxifying. AMILLA FUSHI, MALDIVES ‘Movement is medicine’ is the mantra of Bodyism, a holistic program that combines yoga, stretching, classical ballet, functional movement and Pilates. At Amilla Fushi’s Javvu Spa, housed under a thatched roof on the water’s edge, there’s lifestyle consultation, special wellness meals, a daily treatment and a movement class twice daily. amilla.mv BORGO SANTO PIETRO, TUSCANY This exquisitely restored manor house, organic farm, restaurant and cooking school is one of the most sublime country estates in Italy. For starters, guests are greeted with an organic tea infused with blended herbs picked from the gardens, then a sensory ritual using oil made from lavender, neroli, rose or jasmine. REVIVO, BALI Bali hardly lacks in wellness retreats, but Revivo trades the beach for the hills of Nusa Dua, where it’s tucked away in three hectares of teak forest. The concept here is a three-pronged approach to health — Moveo (fitness), Remissio (spa) and Nutrio (restaurant and bar) — with a schedule of immersive programs and individually tailored stays.