In light of this year’s Global Wellness Day, we’ve rounded up the latest happenings from the world of spa so you can wanderlust as you relax, recuperate and refresh
Celebrate Global Wellness Day the right way
Since 2012, the second Saturday of every June has officially been recognised as Global Wellness Day – a designated day of the year to free yourself from stress, pause, think, and recognise the value in our lives. At these beautiful destination spas, every day is Global Wellness Day.
TROPICAL ISLAND WELLNESS AT SIX SENSES, FIJI
The newest addition to Six Senses’ growing portfolio, Six Senses Fiji, opened this April on the tropical, volcanic island of Malolo. The spa and wellness offering at the resort is outstanding, with four treatment rooms, a nail bar, fitness centre, jungle gym and a yoga and meditation pavilion. The spa incorporates local island culture into every experience, as seen in signature treatments such as the Fijian Ritual, where guests can blend and prepare locally inspired oils and balms to be used in their treatments.
HOW: Six Senses Fiji is easily accessible from Nadi International Airport: a 30-minute journey by boat from Denaadaru Marina, 30-minute helicopter flight, or 20-minute seaplane flight. Rates in a Hideaway Pool Villa (one-bedroom) start from FJD 2,000 (Fijian Dollars) – approx. £688 – per night, B&B. For more, visit: sixsenses.com
A BRAND NEW OURANOS WELLBEING SPA AT ANNABELLE, CYPRUS
This year saw Annabelle, one of the most iconic hotels in the Mediterranean in Paphos, Cyprus, emerge from a three-year, €10 million transformation which welcomed a brand new state-of-the-art wellness centre. Located on the top floor of the hotel with uninterrupted views of the Paphos Bay, the Ouranos Wellbeing Spa is home to four treatment rooms with expert therapists are on hand to deliver a range of soul-enriching and body pampering treatments by ‘beyond organic’ ila and Osea.
HOW: Rates at Annabelle start from €148 (approx. £130) per night B&B based on two adults sharing. For more, visit: thanoshotels.com
‘EAT SPEAK LOVE’ IN THE PICTURESQUE ALPINE VILLAGE OF MEGEVE
Megève’s most classic hotel – Les Fermes de Marie – introduces its first ‘Eat Speak Love’ programme, a bespoke five-night “summer camp for adults” offering guests the chance to brush up on their French speaking skills, learn some new tricks in the kitchen and relax in the hotel’s signature Pure Altitude Spa. Guests can also relax at the hotel’s spa, which – with 17 treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor Jacuzzis and an indoor swimming pool with views out over the mountains – is considered one of the largest (over 10,00sqft) and best in the Alps.
HOW: Rates for the programme from €2,629 (approx. £2,320) per person for five nights on a half board basis in a single room, and from €3,408 (approx. £3,000) per person for five nights on a half board basis in a double room. Includes a cooking class, French language workshops, wine and cheese tasting session, mountain hikes and lunch at the Alpage des Fermes deMarie.
OFF-GRID RELAXATION IN THE REMOTE NIHIOKA VALLEY
Nihi Sumba Island is a remote hideaway on Sumba, Indonesia – twice the size of Bali, yet totally undiscovered by mass tourism. For those seeking a few nights of complete and off-grid seclusion, Nihi has introduced the brand new ‘Villa Rahasia’ experience, which sees guests partake in a sunrise trek across Sumba’s dramatic west coast before winding down with any number of unlimited spa treatments.
HOW: Rates at Villa Rahasia start from approx. £1,590 per night based on two people sharing on a full board basis including all spa treatments. Sumba is a one-hour flight from Bali and there are daily flights from Bali’s Ngurah Rai International Airport in Denpasar. For more, visit: nihi.com
‘THE COUTURE BROW’ AT THE LANESBOROUGH CLUB & SPA
The Lanesborough Club & Spa has welcomed Suzanne Martin, creator of ‘The Couture Brow’, as a Club & Spa partner. Inspired by her years working as a professional makeup artist for Christian Dior, Suzanne Martin created the Couture Brow, mastering the artistry of semi-permanent make up. By her expert hands, the bespoke brow enhances natural beauty, opens up the eye area and creates symmetry of the face.
HOW: ‘The Couture Brow’ is available now at The Lanesborough Club & Spa and costs £1,400 per initial treatment. For more information, visit lanesboroughclubandspa.com or call +44 (0)20 7333 7064
100% NATURAL SKINCARE AT SPA LE BRISTOL
Le Bristol Paris has partnered with all-natural skincare brand Tata Harper at Spa Le Bristol by La Prairie to unveil a new, curated treatment menu. The two brands have come together to offer guests an exclusive collection of 100% natural therapies available in the spa’s new treatment suite, where fresh green interiors reflect both companies’ brands identities.
HOW: Treatment prices range from €120 to €470 and are available by reservation only. Tata Harper’s new ‘Pore Perfection: Deep Cleansing Facial’ is available in rituals of 55 minutes at €200, or 85 minutes at €260
HIKE THE HIDDEN TRAILS OF THE AMALFI COAST
This summer, Monastero Santa Rosa Hotel & Spa will launch a new “Health & Hike” experience. This wellness package incorporates a day’s guided hiking to otherwise unvisitable areas of the spectacular Amalfi coastline, followed by tailored treatments in one of the finest spas in the region. Guests can relax and unwind in the hotel’s award-winning spa which comprises two treatment rooms, a domed herbal steam room, an ice fountain to boost circulation, a natural rock sauna and hydrotherapy pool.
HOW: Rates start from €2,490 for three nights in a Sea View Deluxe Room, this is based on two people sharing on a B&B basis and includes a private guided hike, signature arnica spa treatment, tour of the kitchen garden and lunch with the chef monasterosantarosa.com
BESPOKE LUXURY TRIATHLON TRAINING CAMPS AT ALMYRA, CYPRUS
Almyra in Paphos is a mecca for fitness fans. From biking and water sports to running and golf, the five-star hotel offers it all. Bespoke one-to-one training is available upon request and a programme can be built around your holiday. Daily activities include open-water swims in the crystal clear turquoise waters of the Mediterranean, pool diagnostic sessions and extensive road cycle routes on varied gradients.
HOW: The seven-day bespoke training camp costs from £1,240 per person for seven nights excluding flights. For more, visit: almyra.com
NEW MAULI TREATMENT MENU AT BULGARI SPA
Part of Bulgari Hotel London, the award-winning Bulgari Spa has just announced its collaboration with MAULI Rituals and the launch of a new menu of MAULI spa treatments, launching exclusively at the Knightsbridge hotel. Each ritual begins with a one-on-one consultation to ensure each guest enjoys a personalised treatment and afterwards, guests are offered a sacred red thread known as ‘mauli’, to remind guests to continue to nurture themselves beyond their treatment. Treatments will be the first to incorporate use of MAULI’s newest product – the tri-mineral tension release dome – a natural anti- ageing tool which allows the nutrient-rich MAULI essential oils to sink even deeper into the skin. Worldwide, the dome will be sold exclusively at the Bulgari Spa London boutique, as well as MAULI online.
Treatment prices start from £250; for booking please visit bulgarihotels.com/london
Rosewood London and leading activewear brand lululemon are inviting guests and Londoners alike to celebrate Global Wellness Day with a jam-packed day of activities and food that is sure to whet the whistle of the city’s wellness warriors. From yoga classes and inspirational talks to HIIT sessions, a healthy breakfast and a lululemon pop-up shop, the expertly curated itinerary and amenities offer opportunities for both revitalisation and relaxation. Get ready to hit refresh.
A REGAL SANCTUARY IN THE HOLY CITY OF VARANASI, INDIA’S SPIRITUAL CAPITAL
A boutique heritage hideaway, Taj Nadesar Palace has one of the best Jiva Spas of any Taj property. Every treatment and experience in the spa has been chosen to initiate physical, mental and profound harmony. One signature treatment includes the rejuvenating ‘Abhisheka’, which draws inspiration from time-honoured Indian purifying rituals.
HOW: Rates at Taj Nadesar Palace, Varanasi start from INR 20,000 (approx. £284) per night. For more, visit: tajhotels.com
‘MOOD DINING’ IN THE MALDIVES
Milaidhoo Island Maldives has recently introduced a new innovative wellness concept, ‘Mood Dining’. To ensure guests get the most out of their stay, they are presented with five different ‘moods’ to choose from, each of which offers specially curated food and drink menu served at a specific location. The dining offerings are paired with specific spa treatments, baths and meditation to enhance the experience. The theory behind the concept is that certain foods can affect body chemistry and therefore a person’s mood. The location of the meal also helps shape the mood, with options of dining on sea surrounded sandbanks in the middle of the ocean, on a beach or simply on the private deck of the guest’s own villa.
HOW: Milaidhoo can be easily reached via a 30-minute seaplane from the international airport in Male or a 15-minute domestic flight to Dharavandhoo domestic airport in Baa Atoll, followed by a 15-minute speedboat to Milaidhoo Island. Rates start from $1,625 per night in a Water Pool Villa on a half board basis, based on two sharing. For more, visit: milaidhoo.com