Wellness Xmas destination – Maldives
Maldives has been in the news recently for the country’s passionate appeal for the international community to shore up efforts meant to reduce actions that exacerbate climate change. But beyond the effects of rising sea levels, Maldives is a tropical paradise far removed from the chaotic din that characterizes life in the big city. It is also home to some of the best spa resorts in the world.
- One & Only Reethi Rah – Take your pick – Would you like a soothing spa detox, dinner on a private sandbank or calming meditation at the yoga pavilion? Reethi Rah is managed by the industry respected ESPA so you can expect to be furnished with all the trappings of a luxury spa resort. Bestien Gonzalez, a well-known international expert on manicure and pedicure, oversees all the work on guests’ cuticles.
- Huvafen Fushi Lime Spa – If you are looking for mind and body wellness in the midst of naked opulence, Huvafen Fushi makes a pretty good case. Underground wine bar, underwater spa rooms, and the flow of clear ocean waters right below your room’s glass floor is a sure way to get your mind off anything that preoccupied you before you set foot at the spa. The Lime Spa even has an option for rooms aboard a 68 foot luxury yacht packed with all the vanities of modernity.
- Jiva Grande Spa at the Taj Exotica Resort and Spa – A private, exclusive, romantic and serene spa surrounded by tropical vegetation and the clear blue ocean waters. Jiva Grande Spa has a strong Indian theme drawing from centuries-old techniques of rejuvenating the body and mind. It is just a quarter of an hour away by speedboat from Male Airport.