Spa (noun): somewhere to relax and get pampered. Everyday spas offer aromatherapy, hot-stone massages and rosewater facials, but these inspirational places utterly spoil their guests…

The 3 Nominees for Unique Spa Treat

vigilius mountain resort, South Tyrol, Italy

You’ll feel reborn within minutes of wooshing up to this Alpine hotel (cable-car is the only way to go). The air is crisp, the views sensational and the architecture impressive, but it’s the spa that’s really extraordinary, with hay baths, apple polenta peeling massages, a spring-water infinity pool and hot tubs in the snow. Perfect for something very different.

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Lime Wood, Hampshire, UK

The outstanding Herb House Spa at this New Forest hotel is a cut above the norm, with a living roof garden where you can unwind among wildflowers and a mud hut where you daub yourself in cleansing clays. Of course there are also 10 treatment rooms, indoor and outdoor pools, a Caldarium and steam room… Divine.

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GoldenEye, St Mary, Jamaica

Talk about amazing. You need to kayak across a lagoon to reach the floating (yes, floating) FieldSpa at this exclusive resort, and then you’re rewarded with super-imaginative treatments using homegrown elixirs. The warming ginger and pimenta massage is out of this world, as is the lemongrass bush bath.

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