Our Guide to the World's Chicest Spas

You can thank us later. We explore the exotic, superluxe treatments to try stateside and far, far beyond.


May 9, 2012 10:00 AM
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Spa Saffire at Saffire Freycinet

Coles Bay, Tasmania (saffire-freycinet.com.au)
Why it rules: Home of the Tasmanian devil and the cleanest air on the planet, the Freycinet Peninsula, with its sweeping views of the Hazards (a pink-granite mountain range), makes for the ultimate spa setting.
Local flavor: Try the Sapphire Ritual ($420), which is performed on a Daintree-wood treatment table sourced from the Australian rain forest. We're not exactly sure how a blue topaz balanced on your forehead serves to "stabilize your energy field," but we're interested, and the locally mined, sapphire-dust-infused facial, which aims to restore luminosity and tighten pores, sounds promising and so luxe.