The festive season can be exhausting and a little hedonism goes a long way. After all, you deserve it.
QC Terme Bagni Vecchi, Italy
Few have embraced indulgence over the course of history – let alone transformed it into an art form – as well as the Roman Empire. Thankfully, remnants of their decadent ways can still be found carved into the rugged mountains of the Italian Alps.
After a day on the slopes, make for the QC Terme Bagni Vecchi wellness centre in Bormio, where ancient water flows and you can rejuvenate your weary body in hot baths constructed more than 2,000 years ago. Simmer in steaming thermal springs in an underground grotto, sweat it out in an ancient sauna and plunge into the outdoor pool perched on a cliff’s edge while marvelling at the sweeping snowy vistas of Bormio’s mountainous landscape.
Image courtesy of QC Terme Bagni Vecchi
Silky Oaks Lodge, Australia
Nestled high up among the lush green fronds of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest in Tropical North Queensland, just kilometres away from the Great Barrier Reef, Healing Waters Spa at Silky Oaks Lodge knows how to nurture with nature.
Breathe in the refreshing scent of ferns and mosses and the spa’s all natural products derived from clays, herbs, flowers and plant extracts, before slipping into a blissful reverie during a massage, body scrub or steam bath, with the soothing tune of the crystal-clear waters of the Mossman River bubbling below as your soundtrack.
Once you’ve reached peak pamper, return to your treehouse abode and kick back with your favourite tipple on the balcony, saluting to the restorative powers of Mother Nature.
Image courtesy of Silky Oaks Lodge
RAAS Devigarh, India
Seventh heaven has an address and it is RAAS Devigarh, a peaceful and lovingly restored eighteenth-century palace surrounded by the verdant hills of India’s Aravalli Range.
Here, you’ll find the healing utopia of Ila Spa. Using ingredients sourced from the wilds of India, including jasmine, rosa damascena otto oil, sandalwood and tuberose, the spa focuses on nourishing both body and mind.
Treatments range from full-body massages and body scrubs infused with Himalayan salt, to yoga, meditation and multi-day Devi blessing journeys designed to alleviate tension and restore one to a blissful state.
While away the time between therapies by enjoying the onsite restaurant’s fresh, seasonal produce or take a dip in the pool and admire the tranquil landscape.
Image courtesy of RAAS Devigarh
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