Sahana Spa

The big chill: the world's top 10 best places to relax

As one of Australia's most successful spa entrepreneurs, Lyndall Mitchell travels to health retreats constantly. On her last trip she visited 60 spas in 15 countries. Here, Mitchell reveals to Kay O Sullivan her 10 most magical places on earth to relax and recharge.

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Sofitel Bora Bora, Tahiti.

My fantasy island

Tripologist Michael Gebicki conceives all that's perfect for the most relaxing, pampered, luxury getaway of your dreams.

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Club Med Maldives

Life over the ocean waves

The natural high of a holiday perched above tropical waters is a memory that lasts forever. Our travel writers share their experiences.

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Blue day ... Shangri-La's Villingili resort on one Addu Atoll's four islands.

Gear change on the reef

Nigel Tisdall finds idyllic cycle paths and room to move on the Maldives' southernmost Addu Atoll.

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