Agenda - Pamper

PUBLISHED : Friday, 05 February, 2010, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 05 February, 2010, 12:00am

The big chill

COMO Shambhala Retreat is at Uma Ubud's holistic heart. Designed for guests seeking greater health through yoga and other holistic treatments, the resort - in the lush heart of the Indonesian island of Bali - offers a range of Asian-based therapies. Chill in the reflexology area, steam rooms, and sauna, and with the river Oos running below and mountains all around, it's hard not to unwind. For more visit

Be a diva

Escape the hustle and bustle to Diva, an island resort in the Maldives surrounded by a crystal-clear lagoon, blue ocean and lush vegetation. Perfect for swimming, snorkelling and diving, Diva caters to your every whim. And the spa, nestled in a garden with views of the Indian Ocean, takes indulgence to another level. Take in the views of the marine life while enjoying your treatment. With glass-bottom floors and fish swimming in and out of the coral, your mind is transported to another world.

French blissing

French designer Anne Fontaine has created the ideal city retreat for strung out Parisians. The funky spa has water features including a waterfall with floors carved from stone and a tropical rainforest shower bed. Signature treatments with names like cotton, silk and wild bamboo can be found and Fontaine's own cosmetic lines - Natural Linen and Silk Performance - provide the core materials in the treatments, together with a wide range of essential oils. For more visit

Remote control

A safari for the senses awaits those at the Sabi Sabi Private Game Reserve in South Africa's Kruger National Park. Find predator, prey and pedicures at the lodge's new Amani Spa which offers holistic body, skin and beauty treatments and therapies. Each session is designed to meet individual needs for ultimate rejuvenation and relaxation, and the couple package is perfect for guests seeking soothing treatments in private suites. For details visit