Tropical spas soothe the body and soul. Missed your flight? Relax. These at-home treatments are just as sweet.
Spa at Four Seasons Resort, Bali at Sayan
Set in the Ayung River valley, this spa soothes with healing clays, mountain botanicals and warming spices. INDULGE Sari Sayan Facial The treatment includes a deep cleansing, exfoliation and massage of the face, neck, shoulders and hands using botanicals, clays, fragrant flowers and herbal preparations. www.fourseasons.com/sayan. CAN’T GET THERE? Put your best face forward with Göt2be In Your Face Pure Intent Clay Masque with Avocado and Kaolin Clay ($4) or Kiehl’s Pineapple Papaya Facial Scrub ($35).
Aman Spa at Amanresorts Amanpuri, Phuket
Set in a coconut grove sloping down to the Andaman Sea, Aman Spa’s therapists give individual health assessments and offer “life-enhancing” therapies such as reiki. INDULGE Aman Special A healing treatment that addresses physical, spiritual, emotional and mental imbalances with techniques ranging from connective tissue massage to shiatsu.www.amanresorts.com CAN’T GET THERE? Soothe body and soul with Chantecaille Paris Tiare Perfumed Body Cream ($80) or Blush by Matter Company Body Butter with Bergamot and Vanilla ($18).
Spa Luana at the Turtle Bay Resort, Hawaii
Forty-five minutes from Honolulu, this beachfront spa focuses on the healing powers of relaxation. INDULGE Pineapple Pedicure Coconut milk preps the feet for a Hawaiian sea salt exfoliation and lava rock buff. Crushed pineapple and island bee honey keep them soft and sandal-ready. CAN’T GET THERE? Give your feet an all-natural scrub with Baudelaire pumice stones ($12.50 each), then keep them soft with Joey New York Hawaiian Pineapple Hand, Elbow and Foot Cream (US$18).
Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, Australia
This award-winning spa, set in the world’s oldest living rain forest, offers Aboriginal Australian products and native beautifying techniques. INDULGE
Milkanga Kaday Enjoy a head massage with quandong oil, derived from the berry, traditionally used to nourish hair and heal scalp conditions. www.sandylane.com CAN’T GET THERE? Try Estée Lauder Body Performance Clean SeaFoam Wash Gel Cleanser ($30) or Avon Planet Spa Dead Sea Minerals Detoxifying and Firming Body Mask ($21.50).
The Spa Village at Xandari Resort, Costa Rica
Palm-roofed pavilions offer private havens for the tropical treatments at this spa, which overlooks Costa Rica’s Central Valley. INDULGE Tropical Papaya Body Polish The fresh papaya wrap naturally exfoliates the skin while the fruit’s vitamins and minerals nourish and moisturize. A scalp massage completes the treatment. www.xandari.com CAN’T GET THERE? Get radiant with Origins Paradise Found Balinese Body Glow ($37.50) or The Body Shop Papaya Body Butter ($18).