Finding harmony between body and mind, health and beauty… what if this was the secret to inner peace? All over the world, palaces in the heart of nature, in the mountains, by the sea or lake, provide the setting for this quest for happiness, with magical spas and haute couture treatments. Our selection of hotels-cocons in which to relax, recharge and start again on the right foot.

Lefay Resort & Spa Dolomiti, Italy

Member of Small Luxury Hotels of The World, this mountain resort has one of the largest spas in the Alps: 5000m2, twenty cabins, an outdoor pool, heated all year round… facing the high peaks of the Dolomites!

The Retreat at Blue Lagoon, Iceland

This all-suite hotel blends into the lava plain around the Blue Lagoon, an artificial lake that looks like a turquoise lagoon. An exceptional spot to make the most of this open-air spa and its warm waters with dermatological virtues.

One & Only Portonovi, Montenegro

Nestled in the fascinating Mouths of Kotor, the very first One & Only in Europe houses a huge, beautiful Chenot Espace, an absolute reference in holistic wellness: a clever mix of Chinese medicine and Western technologies.

Ultima Gstaad, Switzerland

The first addition to the Ultima Collection, this 5-star hotel is a contemporary exception in the ultra-chic and traditional Swiss village. It features a dazzling Swiss Perfection spa with a long black marble pool, complemented by a beauty clinic.

Cap Rocat, Majorca, Spain

An impressive fortress on the edge of the Bay of Palma, this Small Luxury Hotels of The World member seduces those who love chic and voluptuous atmospheres with its Sisley and Natura Bissé spa and its curved saltwater pool, nestled in the limestone rock.

La Réserve Geneva, Switzerland

A legendary hotel conceived and decorated in the style of an African lodge by Jacques Garcia, on the banks of Lake Geneva. Inside, a Nescens spa, a brand renowned for its anti-ageing and de-stressing treatments, with its own restaurant and a long and very beautiful indoor swimming pool.

Royal Palm, Mauritius

Considered to be one of the most prestigious palaces on the island, the Royal Palm has chosen the Codage brand for its spa and created a soothing universe, conducive to letting go, with highly personalized treatments and excellent products.

Joali Being, Maldives

Two years after the arty Joali Hotel, its little brother, Joali Being, has just opened in the same atoll, with a concept based on reconnecting with nature and holistic wellbeing: a retreat in the true sense of the word with 68 villas designed to be in harmony with the environment.

Céline Baussay