สปา ที่ดีที่สุดในเอเชีย : Asias best spa resorts
Anantara Spa at Anantara Bophut Resort & Spa, Koh Samui, Thailand
Why go: Tucked away in a secluded corner of this luxurious beach resort, Anantara's spa is designed by US architect Bill Bensley in the style of a Thai palace, and has the feel of an authentic sanctuary far removed from Koh Samui's crowds.
The treatments: The Anantara Signature Massage (Rs 6,000 for 90 minutes) uses a unique blend of oils in tandem with movements designed to stimulate circulation while promoting relaxation. Another highlight is the Anantara Signature Facial (Rs 5,200 for 60 minutes), which combines nourishing plant extracts and traditional Thai ingredients like banana, pumpkin and coconut to encourage cell renewal and oxygenation. And golfers will appreciate a treatment specially conceived to relieve tired muscles.
Soneva Fushi by Six Senses, Maldives
Soneva Fushi -- located on an island in the azure waters of the Baa Atoll -- boasts one of Asia's most spectacular spas. Channel your inner clam and check-in to a villa equipped with a private spa.
Indulge in: To bring the romance back home, try the spa's Massage Workshop (Rs 16,400 for 160 minutes). This treat is divided into two sessions and covers basic Swedish massage strokes.
Remède Spa at The St. Regis Bali Resort, Bali, Indonesia
The Remède Spa's treatments reflect traditional Balinese healing philosophies while the interiors offer lovely light illusions of butterflies flying towards the moon.
Indulge in: Experience the Revitivalizing Ocean Journey (Rs 37,700 for 150 minutes) with your spouse which begins with a relaxing clay massage and continues with a black pearl body exfoliant. Next, expect an application of marine bio-enzymes and minerals followed by a pearl mini-facial. Your Journey ends with a sea bath featuring black pearl and caviar enzymes...
The Oberoi Spa at The Oberoi Amarvillas, Agra
The spa transports you to the Mughal era with the opulent interiors and the breathtaking views of the Taj Mahal -- the ultimate symbol of love.
Indulge in: Get treated like royalty with the Noor-E-Taj Romance (Rs 21,000 for 180 minutes); a tribute to the beauty traditions of the Mughal Empire. The couple therapy begins with a steam bath followed by a pomegranate exfoliation and wrap. The ritual continues with a sensual pomegranate oil massage and winds down with a traditional bath.
Heavenly Spa by Westin, Langkawi, Malaysia
This resort has a 30,000sq ft beachfront spa, which has been visited by international royalty as well as political leaders.
Indulge in: The Mahsuri and Darus Romance (Rs 15,800 for 150 minutes) is conducted in a private beachfront villa reserved for couples. The treatment includes a soap scrub on a heated marble plinth, a sensual soak among lily and hibiscus flowers and a soothing, traditional Malaysian massage.
Shine Spa for Sheraton at Sheraton Nha Trang Hotel & Spa, Vietnam
Why go: A vast sweep of golden sand and clear turquoise waters make Nha Trang among the most beautiful bays in Asia. Make a visit to the spa part of a beach holiday here and you'll come away feeling purified.
The treatments: The Thalasso Treatment (Rs 3,250 for 90 minutes) includes a full body sea salt scrub, Vichy shower therapy and an aroma and foot massage. For the ultimate indulgence, try the Oriental Four Hand Massage (Rs 2,700 for 60 minutes), which combines Thai, Vietnamese, aromatherapy and reflexology techniques
The Bvlgari Resort, Bali, Indonesia
Why go: This exclusive Bulgari spa packs a serious luxury punch, as well as boasts of a stunning cliff-top location.
The treatments: The wellness rituals (Rs 8,600 for 60 minutes) are a speciality here, but Bayu Suci is their most interesting treatment. It combines breathing and relaxation exercises, followed by a rich sandalwood body scrub, a traditional 'boreh' wrap for muscle fatigue, a 'rempah' or herbal bath and a Balinese massage performed in sacred ritual style (Rs 10,000 for 150 minutes).
COMO Shambhala Retreat at Cocoa Island, Maldives
Why go: You'll love this classy, understated island resort, which is built out over a sand spit that disappears beneath your villa as the evening tide comes in. Unrivalled marine life, low-key landscaping and stylish design mean it appeals to divers, honeymooners and boutique spa-lovers alike. The experience of standing on one tip of the island will make you feel like you're the only person in the world.
The treatments: A steam room, hydrotherapy pool, yoga pavilion on the sunrise side, four treatment rooms and library are all part of the resort. There are a variety of Asian-themed therapies on offer here, ranging from body treatments and facials to sophisticated massages. Try the COMO Shambhala Signature Massage (Rs 5,300 for 60 minutes), which is customised according to your body's needs. Or book a Abhyanga or Swedana treatment (Rs 7,100 for 90 minutes) which consist of a slow-rhythm massage with warm herbal oils, followed by an application of herbal powder and a herbal scrub and steam treatment to enhance circulation and release impurities.
The Guerlain Spa at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius
Why go: This chic little hotel exudes old-world romance, with its colonial colonnades and charmingly isolated position on a far-flung Mauritian peninsula. Well-recognised as one of the most luxurious and low-key hotels in the Indian Ocean, Constance Le Prince Maurice is the perfect spot for an indulgent week of sun and spa.
The treatments: The spa has a jacuzzi, hammam, sauna, fitness centre, hairdresser, bicycles, tennis, squash and a putting green. The technical massages here have exotic names like Arabesques, Gibraltar, the Fire of Shergi and the Princely Massage. The Mehendi Dream (Rs 3,700 for 60 minutes) fuses the art of henna tattooing with the Mauritian traditional essential oils of eucalyptus, lemon and clove. The Four-Hand Impériale Massage (Rs 9,500 for 60 minutes) is a unique sensorial experience, delivered by a ballet of expert hands.