Miraval spa has undergone a metamorphosis. Owner, and AOL guru, Steve Case emphasizes the importance of lifestyle, wellness, and mindfulness—the art of living in the moment.
Thalassotherapy goes to new depths at this decadent new over-water spa. And thalasso junkies are taking note. They’re flocking to Bora-Bora not for the island but for the spa.
Though it dates to 1861, Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland, is by no means fusty and old-fashioned.
Set high on a cliff on the island of Samui, the resort’s entry affords views of the Gulf of Thailand and, directly below, a collection of villas and swimming pools built into the steep hillside.
The property, on the western fringe of Kruger National Park, hosts no more than 20 guests at a time in a setting that, aside from the elephants roaming the backyard, feels like home.
The Hotel D’Angleterre stands as Copenhagen’s, if not Scandinavia’s, finest hotel.
Located outside Ranthambhore in the Indian state of Rajasthan, Aman-i-Khás is the subcontinent’s closest approximation to an upscale African safari lodge.
Mexico City has a new, sleek luxury hotel: Las Alcobas, which in Spanish means “the alcoves.” Located in the posh Polanco district, it is billed as a modern guest house comprising
A dietary practice known for its privations—no caffeine, dairy, refined sugar, chemical additives, or nightshades (such as eggplant and tomato)—seems an unlikely basis for a destination spa.
Frank Rainieri and Tom Fazio are a perfect twosome.
With its abundance of beach resorts and wellness retreats, Hawaii has become a haven for spa-goers.
Travelers who may have felt called to the frontier by Amanresorts’ Western-themed Amangani in Jackson Hole, Wyo., can now follow the sun to Amangiri, a 34-suite resort that opened in October as th
For his company’s first destination resort, Sir Rocco Forte—the British hotelier behind Brown’s in London and the Augustine in Prague—selected a 568-acre site on the rugged southwest coast of Sici
If God lives in Italy, then he vacations in the south of France—or so the Provençals say.
After a three-year, $180 million renovation, Marrakech’s La Mamounia has finally swung open its ornate, heavily mosaicked doors to reveal a hotel that, despite dating to 1923, is almost entirely n
The Eco Villa at Six Senses’ new Soneva Kiri resort is best identified by what it lacks: carbon emissions.
In 2007, Emirates Hotels & Resorts purchased a 4,000-acre site in Australia’s Blue Mountains with the intention of building a resort-cum–conservation project.
A host of soothing spots for medical, massage, Ayurvedic, water, and wine treatments.
Ancient Banyan trees and 17,000 swaying palms shade the trails at Shangri-La’s Villingili Resort and Spa in the Maldives.
After an exhilarating day on the slopes outside Garmisch-Partenkirchen, in the Bavarian Alps, my friend Ted and I decided to unwind with a swim and sauna in a spa.
Dakota Mountain Lodge is at the brink of something big. Geographically speaking, the Park City, Utah, hotel sits at the edge of the Canyons, the fifth-largest ski area in the United States.
St. Regis and Montage promise to elevate Park City’s already lofty Deer Valley Resort.
The end of summer marks the beginning of the winter-travel planning season, which, this year perhaps more than ever, calls for a relaxing and rejuvenating escape.
While the battle between the forces of universal health-care and free-market capitalism resumes in our nation’s capital, more enlightened minds cast back no farther than the late 19th and early 20
Since acquiring the property that would become Como Shambhala Estate, Como Hotels and Resorts has changed the name (from Begawan Giri), added a few private villas, and built a new spa, the Ojas, w
First as a fishing camp in the 1940s, and later as a rodeo ranch in the 1970s, the stretch of Texas Hill Country that is now the Lake Austin Spa Resort was a haunt for hardened locals for decades.
The Kapalua Resort community, on Maui’s northwest coast, appeals to visitors seeking either tranquility or a cure for boredom.
The pavilion-style villas on the windward side of Qualia—a 30-acre resort on Hamilton Island, off the coast of Queensland—are surrounded by eucalyptus trees and offer private 9-foot-deep plunge po
On a hill next to the Clos Apalta vineyards and winery, the Lapostolle Residence consists of four opulent casitas that are so private you can sunbathe nude on your terrace while gazing at the near
Swine flu, drug wars, and a down economy have discouraged many would-be visitors to Mexico—especially those in search of a wellness experience.