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.

By Joy Hernon

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.

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