Spas with a view
Moevenpick Resort and Spa, Jordan
Sweimeh, Dead Sea, Jordan, moevenpick-hotels.com
The Zara spa at this hotel on the sea shore uses the Dead Sea’s salty properties to promote health and has swimming pools with varying amounts of saline, as well as steam rooms, flotation pools and an outdoor freshwater massage pool with an infinite edge overlooking the Dead Sea. Doubles from €230.
The Cambrian, Switzerland
As with all spas, the idea is to relax and rejuvenate your mind, body and spirit – which The Cambrian’s staff are well able for – but the view alone, from the outdoor hot pool, will do the same. Even the treatments reap from the locality, a traditional ski resort, with mountain herb massages and blackberry wraps on offer. Doubles from CHF240(€199).
Avaton Resort Spa, Greece
The island of Santorini is the remains of a volcanic explosion which gave it many high cliffs, one of which this minimalist, white hotel is perched on. If it is soothing sea views you are after, then you can have a treatment beside the panoramic pool, while a more cocooning experience can be had in the spa’s volcanic-rock caves. Doubles from €252.