Whether you are planning a long weekend getaway or just some #selflove time, here are some of our favourite picks of the month.
Float away on a yacht at D-Resort Göcek, Göcek, Turkey
A tranquil moment lazing on a (private!) pearly white sandy beach seems like the perfect escapade, whether you like the sun or not.
In D-Resort Göcek, in Göcek – a small settlement town sandwiched between two cities in Turkey – mountains and the sapphire sea collide. The resort is close to the D-Marin Marina, so catching sight of glorious yachts sailing past is not uncommon.
Apart from taking a gulet cruise, you can charter the hotel’s yacht – or your own, if you are so inclined – to take in the picturesque surroundings.
Seasick? No worries, for you can be sure that you will also get untainted breathtaking, panoramic scenery from all corners of the resort.
Pamper yourself with a pedicure and facial at The Landmark Mandarin Oriental Hong Kong
No time for a pedicure and facial? Well, now you can do both at the same time!
The Landmark Mandarin Oriental has brought in the world’s first Pedi: Facial Transformation treatment, and in about an hour you can get French podiatrist Bastien Gonzalez’s signature pedicure and foot massage, coupled with German brand SEYO’s Transdermal Application treatment.
This machine uses bioengineering technology to ensure that all the active sera can deeply penetrate the skin’s surface. Oh, did we mention that the pedicure includes a buffing session using a buffer made of chamois leather?
Recharge yourself with a Velaa energising programme at Velaa Private Island in the Maldives
You have probably heard of the rise of wellness retreats – so why not take one in the luxury of Velaa Private Island in the Maldives?
The resort island includes the Detox & Energising Spa Retreat, which is open from June to September.
Yoga aside, you can also look forward to a Medical-Vita check-up and meditation sessions, consultations with the experts on fitness and wellness topics, as well as access to the high-intensity focused ultrasound or HIFU (high-intensity focused ultrasound) machine and great healthy food options to get a 360-degree revamp of your lifestyle and diet.
Available for booking from June to September 2018.
Or simply chill out in the Jim Thompson-inspired villa at Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas
Imagine resting your tired head on a silken pillow, admiring the “floriental” patterned walls, which take you back to colonial times in the Jim Thompson Villa at Anantara Mai Khao Phuket Villas, beside the sea in Phuket, Thailand.
Who better than Jim Thompson, the name largely associated with silk: the late Thompson was an American businessman credited with revitalising the Thai silk trade in the 1950s and 60s; his company, Jim Thompson Fabrics continues today.
Anantara has designed a two-bedroom villa – finished with vibrant Jim Thompson fabrics and screens – entirely dedicated to the American.
You may find yourself captivated by the master bedroom’s centrepiece, which is inspired by the Heliconia flowers, which can still be found at Thompson’s former home.
Immerse yourself in the tropical sanctuary and listen to the waves crash onto Mai Khao beach.
There is a swimming pool, too, at your private pleasure – that is if you ever care to leave the villa.