Healing Waters: 10 Incredible Spa Hotels
Today’s hotel spas offer therapies based on indigenous traditions and ingredients, giving guests insights into how people stay healthy around the world. Of course, wellness goes beyond massages and facials. Resorts also help travelers make cultural connections through such activities as dance and yoga. From a hammam hotel to a property inspired by Indian houseboats, these retreats were designed to enrich body and soul.

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Achieve Pearly Skin at Anantara Sanya

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For centuries, many Chinese women maintained youthful skin by applying crushed pearls to their faces. Here, the spa uses a facial powder made from locally harvested pearls.

From $385. 86/(0) 898-8888-5088. This appeared in the January/February 2013 issue.

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by Jen Murphy
AFAR Editor
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