What: Often cited as the best spa on the planet, the Banyan Tree Phuket offers a holistic approach to divine age-old Eastern therapies including a truly indulgent, four-hand massage. The 108 private villas, each elegantly styled in teakwood, come with private gardens and open-air baths.

Where: Although located on the bustling Thai island of Phuket, the resort remains a sanctuary of privacy and tranquility. Set in a lush, tropical garden, it is also an ideal starting point for exploring the golden sands of the Andaman Sea.

Why: Besides the mouthwatering menu of beauty and skincare treatments, the spa also boasts a restaurant serving delicious and authentic cuisine that is anything but blandly macrobiotic.