TREAT YOUR­SELF

Bliss out af­ter the crazy, fun-filled cel­e­bra­tions of your big day, by adding one of our top lux­ury spa picks to your ’moon­list.

New Zealand Weddings - - CONTENTS - By ANYA TRUONG- GE­ORGE

Bliss out by adding one of our top lux­ury spa picks to your ’moon list

THE SPA AT MILLBROOK RE­SORT Queen­stown, New Zealand

Plan­ning a hon­ey­moon closer to home? Con­sider a stop (or stay) at Millbrook Re­sort for a breath of crisp moun­tain air and some se­ri­ous pam­per­ing. Whether you’re af­ter a quick pick-me-up (top up the wed­ding mani) or want to com­pletely im­merse your­self in one of their can­dlelit treat­ment rooms (think a full body ex­fo­li­a­tion, wrap and mas­sage fol­lowed by re­ju­ve­nat­ing fa­cial and hair treat­ments) the Millbrook Spa will leave you feel­ing gor­geously pol­ished and en­er­gised. The bill: Treat­ments be­gin at ap­prox­i­mately NZD $25. Visit: millbrook.co.nz ▼

LEFAY RE­SORT & SPA LAGO DI GARDA Gargnano, Italy

Perched on rolling hills above an Ital­ian sea­side town you’ll find the spell­bind­ing Spa Lago di Garda. The ul­ti­mate it’s-your-hon­ey­moon in­dul­gence, en­joy a spe­cially crafted spa treat­ment for two. Re­lax un­der jets of steam en­riched with the nour­ish­ing essences of moun­tain flow­ers be­fore re­ju­ve­nat­ing your body in vi­ta­min C and the sweet aro­matic notes of fox grape musk. A new set of soft, vel­vety skin is all yours. The bill: Treat­ments be­gin at ap­prox­i­mately NZD $45. Visit: lagodi­garda.lefayre­sorts.com

HARNN HER­ITAGE SPA Danang, Viet­nam

Nes­tled among sway­ing palm trees within the balmy oa­sis of the In­ter­con­ti­nen­tal Danang Sun Penin­sula Re­sort, you’ll dis­cover Harnn Her­itage Spa. Bal­ance your body’s yin and yang with the ‘Jour­ney of Mar­ble Moun­tains’, a be­spoke set of treat­ments de­signed ac­cord­ing to your el­e­ment (metal, wood, fire, earth, wa­ter) which you’ll dis­cover through an el­e­men­tal con­sul­ta­tion. The bill: Treat­ments be­gin at ap­prox­i­mately NZD $85. Visit: danang. in­ter­con­ti­nen­tal.com

INFINITE LUX­URY SPA, KATA ROCKS Phuket, Thai­land

With breath­tak­ing views out to sea, this mod­ern clifftop spa goes be­yond the fa­mous Thai mas­sage, tak­ing in­spi­ra­tion from the best treat­ments found around the globe. Close your eyes and be trans­ported to a trop­i­cal rain­for­est with a bright­en­ing and smooth­ing Ama­zo­nian mud mask, or al­low ex­quis­ite rose, or­ange blos­som and jas­mine oils to carry you onto a cloud of calm. The bill: Treat­ments be­gin at ap­prox­i­mately NZD $36. Visit: katarocks.com

KOKAA WELL­NESS RE­TREAT AND SPA Kanuhura, Mal­dives

Un­doubt­edly on many cou­ples’ hon­ey­moon wish lists, the Mal­dives, sprin­kled with its pure white sand beaches and post­card-wor­thy turquoise la­goons, presents the ul­ti­mate ex­pe­ri­ence of re­lax­ation and lux­ury. Make the most of it with a visit to Kanuhura’s Kokaa Well­ness Re­treat and Spa. Guar­an­tee bliss with a pearl-in­fused body mask, en­hanced by the es­sen­tial min­er­als and oils in a Hi­malayan crys­tal salt scrub and fin­ished off with an In­dian rose fa­cial mas­sage The bill: Treat­ments be­gin at ap­prox­i­mately NZD $45. Visit: kanuhura.com W

THE SPA AT GLENEAGLES BY ESPA Perthshire, Scot­land

Housed within the lav­ish pan­elled Gleneagles Ho­tel walls, (a ho­tel which in it­self has a wealth of ac­tiv­i­ties to keep you both busy – think golf, ten­nis and horse rid­ing), The Spa by ESPA spe­cialises in treat­ments us­ing in­gre­di­ents from the fresh wa­ter and rolling hills of the Scot­tish coun­try­side. Nour­ish weary feet with Scot­tish honey and lo­cal river-washed stones, and re­ju­ve­nate your senses with a full body mas­sage us­ing warm herbal in­fu­sions of fra­grant laven­der. The bill: Treat­ments be­gin at ap­prox­i­mately NZD $90. Visit: gleneagles.com

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