The Guerlain Spa at Constance Le Prince Maurice, Mauritius
Why go: This chic little hotel exudes old-world romance, with its colonial colonnades and charmingly isolated position on a far-flung Mauritian peninsula. Well-recognised as one of the most luxurious and low-key hotels in the Indian Ocean, Constance Le Prince Maurice is the perfect spot for an indulgent week of sun and spa.
The treatments: The spa has a jacuzzi, hammam, sauna, fitness centre, hairdresser, bicycles, tennis, squash and a putting green. The technical massages here have exotic names like Arabesques, Gibraltar, the Fire of Shergi and the Princely Massage. The Mehendi Dream (Rs 3,700 for 60 minutes) fuses the art of henna tattooing with the Mauritian traditional essential oils of eucalyptus, lemon and clove. The Four-Hand Impériale Massage (Rs 9,500 for 60 minutes) is a unique sensorial experience, delivered by a ballet of expert hands.
Constance Le Prince Maurice, Choisy Road, Poste de Flacq, Mauritius (+230 402 3636; www.princemaurice.com)