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Most Luxurious Spas in the World


We consulted Forbes magazine for the best spas, distilling the fantasy list down to our top five favorites. We have spared no expense for this dream adventure, so enjoy and delve into their extravagant features.

Cinq Mondes spa in the Beau-Rivage Palace (Lausanne, Switzerland) is synonymous with self-indulgent pleasure. You can bathe gazing at the beautiful view of Lake Geneva or in one of the Turkish baths or double Japanese baths there. Treatments are diverse, including Balinese massages and Taoist facials.

Everything about Spa Chakra at Hayman Island Resort (Great Barrier Reef, Australia) is exclusive. It is located on a private island accessible via boat, seaplane or helicopter. And it offers the patented Guerlain Methode of facial and body massage.

Six Senses Spa in Soneva Gili resort (Laamu, Maldives) is all about sensory overload. The spa is built on stilts over water with open-air treatment rooms overlooking the lagoon. Its specialty – the Soneva massage – is a blend of five different styles (Lomi Lomi, Shiatsu, Thai, Swedish and Balinese) and is simultaneously performed by two therapists.

The Chiva-Som spa (Hua Hin, Thailand) ranks up there in holistic health and wellness packages. Besides regular pampering treatments, it offers detoxing, natural healing retreat, weight management, yoga and anti-aging practices.

Last but not least, Kinan spa at Maroma Resort and Spa (Maya Riviera, Mexico) taps into the Mayan concept of the sun’s healing energy. In addition to hot stone massages, mud treatments and detoxing herbal wraps, you have the luxury of indulging in sensual private baths.

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