The Vair Spa at the Borgo Egnazia in Puglia, Italy has won the coveted title of “World’s Most Life-Changing Experience” by the editors at the British edition of Conde Nast Traveller. One of eight properties that made their list of Best Spas in the World 2017.
It is staffed with therapists, masseurs, shamans, musicians and dancers. Several “life-changing’ programmes like the Tarant for women, a 3 day transformative and rejuvenating experience which is one of its most innovative and unforgettable programmes. The Nghiane for men, is a 3-5 day stress relieving program for great men who need to relax and unwind. These and so many other programs, a la carte spa treatments, the Due Camini Restaurant and the championship San Domenico 18 hole golf course makes Borgo Egnezia a perfect retreat.
Borgo Egnazia is located in the heart of Puglia, immersed among the ancient olive groves and lemon trees of the Itria valley and only steps away from the crystal blue Adriatic sea of Savelletri. This sumptuous property is made up of a collection of white villas designed to evoke a traditional Apulian village, complete with piazza and alleyways.
Meanwhile the Mandarin Oriental Bangkok Thailand took the title of Most Outstanding City Spa, where editors strongly recommend booking an appointment with Dr. Buathon, who uses Tibetan singing bowls and qi massage alongside psychological techniques to unlock the causes of stress.
The other big winners come from Germany, India, Thailand, Mexico, and Cyprus.
The other award-winning spas of 2017:
Most life-changing: Borgo Egnazia, Italy
Most effective medi-spa: Villa Stephanie at Brenners Park-Hotel, Germany
Most transformative programme: Raas Devigarh, India
Most outstanding city spa: Mandarin Oriental Bangkok, Thailand
Best new hideaway: Yaan Wellness, Tulum, Mexico
Best fitness regime: Rancho La Puerta, Baja California, Mexico
Best bespoke retreats: Amanpuri, Thailand
Most consistent high performer: Anassa, Cyprus