Most ex­clu­sive spas in the world

Trop­i­cal is­lands, vast deserts, Ice­land, the Hi­malayan moun­tains or the French Riviera, pick your scene and change the set­ting to R&R

Saturday Star - - L U X U R Y - 1 ICE­LAND 2 THAI­LAND 3 UTAH 4 ITALY 5 DUBAI 6 IN­DIA 7 TURKEY

Home to one of 25 won­ders of the world, Blue La­goon Ice­land is a place where the pow­ers of geo­ther­mal sea­wa­ter cre­ate trans­for­ma­tional spa jour­neys. The spa is lo­cated in a lava field near Grin­davík on the Reyk­janes Penin­sula and the warm wa­ters are rich in min­er­als like sil­ica and sul­phur.

Heal with na­ture af­ter in­ter­act­ing with res­cued elephants, ex­plor­ing spec­tac­u­lar moun­tain trails or bam­boo jun­gles with spa treat­ments that in­cor­po­rate at the Four Sea­sons Tented Camp Golden Tri­an­gle in Chi­ang Rai.

The Aman­giri spa in a desert sur­rounded by the Grand Canyon, Lake Pow­ell, Bryce and Zion Na­tional Parks and the Grand Stair­case, of­fers the best of both worlds.

Per­haps best known for host­ing Justin Tim­ber­lake’s wed­ding, the Borgo Eg­nazia Ho­tel was de­signed to look like a tra­di­tional Puglia vil­lage. Its Vair Spa is a modern take on a tra­di­tional Ro­man bath house.

Sit­u­ated at the Park Hy­att Dubai, Amara is an Ara­bian oasis, with re­lax­ing in­door treat­ment rooms, a tran­quil gar­den and pri­vate pool­side ca­banas.

Ananda is an award-win­ning luxury des­ti­na­tion spa re­sort on the foothills of the Hi­malayan moun­tains in northern In­dia, which in­te­grates tra­di­tional Ayurveda, yoga and Vedanta with well­ness ex­pe­ri­ences, fit­ness and healthy or­ganic cui­sine.

Kate Moss is known to un­der­take the Mas­ter De­tox when she vis­its The Lifeco spa in Turkey. The week-long pro­gramme de­signed by celebrity nu­tri­tion­ist Amanda Hamil­ton in­cludes daily juices blended with ben­tonite clay, wheat grass shots and a warm broth. There are also spe­cial­ist sup­ple­ments and in­clu­sive sup­port treat­ments.

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