By LL Editorial Staff
Nearby, Thailand remains – for the most part – a place that is unspoiled and pure. Phuket is a spectacular island blanketed with velvety sands and palm-lined beaches; warm waters are a piercing blue and offer ideal swimming conditions. Overlooking the Andaman Sea is The Pavilions, a five-star hideaway created for travelers who enjoy exclusivity. Each exquisitely-appointed Spa & Pool Pavilion guestroom includes just that: a private spa room with steam room, a private terrace, infinity pool and scenic view, not to mention whirlpool tub in front of floor-to-ceiling windows for even more relaxing experiences. A 90-minute in-room couples massage completes the indulgent wellness program at this luxurious Southeast Asian retreat.
Hawaii has long been synonymous with relaxation, and the secluded paradise of Hana on Maui’s north coast a perfect place to seek it. Realizing its idyllic and peaceful setting, the Travaasa Hana encourages guests to participate in an immersive wellness program including yoga, fitness and cultural classes. Access to all activities is unlimited, while a full slate of spa offerings – some overlooking picturesque Kaihalulu Bay – offer a restorative component to your stay in the Land of Aloha.
Finally, cast away somewhere to the South Pacific and wash ashore at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort & Spa. With little to do except clear your mind and luxuriate on the secluded island of Motu Tevairoa, accessible only by boat, you will find that time spent here is the best remedy for rejuvenating both body and soul. In true Polynesian fashion, guests can slumber in exotic, thatched roof, over-water bungalows where peering through a glass tabletop reveals an abundance of marine life below. Manea Spa’s exotic timbered treatment rooms provide a soothing escape for the weary with a menu of exotic and invigorating remedies. A must-try treatment is the four-hand massage, a ritual that pairs two therapists together to work on only you. Continue the calmness beneath the turquoise skies inhaling fragrant hibiscus as you recline on your private sundeck that seemingly floats above the water.