Point Raititi, B.P. 1, Nunue, Bora Bora, 98730, French Polynesia
T. 689 604 460 Fax: (689) 604 466
Hotel Bora Bora sits on the edge of a turquoise lagoon nestled beneath the lush green volcanic peaks of Mount Otemanu. There are three beaches and a barrier reef offering a variety of colourful marine life. Enjoy a Honeymoon Escape.
Capri Palace Hotel & Spa
Via Capodimonte, 2b 80071 Anacapri
T: +39 081 978 0111; wwwcapri-palace.com
In a hillside position with beautiful views of the Gulf of Naples and the Mediterranean, this spa has doctors who create tailor-made programmes for all kinds of ailments from weight-loss to stress-busting. There is a large pool and a gym. The treatments focus on massages, thalassotherapy and mud cures. Also available are cosmetic treatments and the latest machines to hone the body into shape and refine and tone the skin of the face and body. There are a number of special leg treatments of which Sophia Loren is reputed to be a devotee. The “Leg School” specialises in stimulating circulation using hot and cold water therapy to improve elasticity, skin tone and shape, as well as fighting cellulite. Cuisine is Mediterranean and diet food is available in a choice of three restaurants.
PO Box 22, 240 Grindgavik, Blaa Ionio
T: +354 420 8800; www.bluelagoon.is
In south west Iceland next to geothermal beaches, the spa offers the latest treatments using mineral-rich seawater to cleanse and nourish. The water is particularly good for skin conditions and there is a clinic for the treatment of psoriasis. The restaurant serves and international menu using fresh local ingredients.
T:+36 94 558 500;www.danubiusgroup.com/buk
A modern hotel which has an 18-hole golf course, indoor and outdoor pools, tennis, squash, cycling, horseriding, shooting, volleyball and basketball. Treatments include balneotherapy and mud with several complementary therapies such as reflexology, acupuncture and massage.
Wellness Hotel, Loutra Aedipsos, Evia
T: +30 22 606 0100; www.thermaesylla.gr
The spa is famous for its curative mineral waters that are reputed to help all kinds of illness including arthritis, rheumatism and skin problems. The hotel has views of the sea and mountains. A large number of hydrotherapy treatments are available, as well as reflexology and inhalation therapy. Specialities are the Cream Cleopatra bath, the grape paste facial and the Oriental Rasul where Moroccan fango mud is spread over the body. There are two restaurants that serve food using organic ingredients.
Schillerstrasse 4-6. D-76530 Baden-Baden
T: +49 72 21 90 05 00; www.brenners.com
The Brenner’s Park-Hotel & Spa in Baden-Baden has a Medical Spa which offers a diverse program of healthcare. A team of professionals and the latest examination and diagnostic techniques are available.
Treatments: massages including acupressure, scrubs, facials and body treatments, manicures, pedicures. Gourmet and diet menus are available.
Hotel Royal-Thalasso Barriere, 6 Avenue Pierre Loti, 44504 La Baule
T: +33 2 40 11 48 48
The Royal-Thalasso Barrière is a “temple” of health and fitness, set in the heart of a garden surrounded by century-old pine trees. Facing the sea, this hotel is a haven of peace, perfect for relaxing and recuperating.
The spa which specialies in thalassotheraphy, is in an airy wood and glass building that optimises natural light and has a gym. There is a 45-hole golf course nearby. Treatments: the MediMer Anti-Ageing Cure, aromatheraphy, reflexology, shiatsu, anti-smoking, slimming, arthritis. The inhouse team of specialists includes physicians, physiotherapists, osteopaths, dieticians and hydrotherapists. Makeovers are a speciality with a make-up artists, hairdresser and style consultant.