From the scenic Turkish peninsula to the fabled islands of the Whitsundays, your spa bliss awaits – tailored for two, of course!
1. Turkish Delight
Located right on the waterfront on the northern side of the Turkish peninsula and surrounded by 60 acres of ancient olive groves and pine trees, the new Mandarin Oriental Bodrum is a hidden gem poised to become a hip hot spot. It features panoramic views of the aptly-named Paradise Bay, two private sandy beaches, interiors which blend Oriental elements with Turkish touches and naturally, a gorgeous spa! You’ll feel like European royalty in this haven of indulgence. Plump for the ultra-luxe VIP Suite Couples Treatment Room featuring a stunning fireplace, private vitality pool, sauna, hammam, steam room and terrace overlooking the Aegean Sea. Bodrum bliss indeed!
2. Coming up Roses
The newly-opened Raffles Istanbul boasts an exclusive spa showcasing The Organic Pharmacy for its treatments and two VIP Spa Suites perfect for couples. Drawing on age-old rituals, signature Turkish ingredients and a contemporary sense of luxury, we love the sound of the Rose, Sugar & Honey Hammam Experience.
3. Ocean Dreaming
For the ultimate in island indulgence, try an Ocean Dreaming Massage at the new One&Only Hayman Island. Floating on the shimmering sea, gently caressed by warm waves and surrounded by tropical fish while your therapist creates a bespoke full body massage is a totally otherworldly experience. If you’re more of a forest nymph, head to the spa cabana beneath the rainforest canopy for a Rainforest Massage.
4. Bliss Out in Bali
What’s on your holiday wish list? From what we’ve heard, private pools and indulgent spa treatments are a priority for many couples. The Chedi Club Tanah Gajah Ubud has answered the call by unveiling three new villas in July 2014, each with their own pool and spa treatment area for ultra private pampering. The pool is secluded within a walled courtyard of Balinese stone while the treatment rooms are nestled between the living space and outdoor bathing area, featuring warm ironwood decking and twin treatment beds. Two 90-minute massages are included in the nightly room rate for these special new villas. Indulgent.
5. Paris Please
If you've been to Paris, the Le Royal Monceau Raffles hotel may have already caught your eye. Their elegant Spa My Blend by Clarins, a pure-white haven of peace and pampering accessible from every floor of the hotel, is just one more reason to visit this city of chic. As if you needed one!