Wash the stress away at the Six Senses Spa, Ninh Van Bay

Upon entering the Six Senses Ninh Van Bay – accessible only by boat and positioned on Vietnam’s purest shores – the Six Senses Spa should be on the top of your to-dos.

With a focus on wellness and relaxation, this isn’t the place to laser away imperfections or inject unknown substances under your skin, but as often happens after a day consisting of lazing on a hammock over untroubled waters, sipping coconuts through sustainable straws only to be interrupted by the desire to dip your toes in the salty blue waters below, the concerns those more invasive treatments aim to mend seem to wash away with the evening’s tide.

This sanctuary for the senses offers spa treatments to curb many of life’s lingering stresses. Spend 20 minutes getting your chakras realigned through a balancing treatment, complete with gem stones. Customise a two-and-a-half hour Ayurveda ritual (an ancient whole-body healing system developed more than 3000 years ago in India), to include any whole body exfoliation, massage and facial that appeals to you. If travelling with that special someone, the three hour couples treatment, offers a truly indulgent experience consisting of a stream and sauna, followed by a body exfoliation, full body and head massage and completed with a milk bath offers the perfect opportunity to reconnect to each other, the enveloping nature surrounds and, most importantly, yourself.

The appeal of this sanctuary for the senses extends far beyond the facials and massages expected of any luxury spa. Here, wellness is tended to from a broader perspective. Offering personalised wellness programs that run for three days and focus on sleep, detoxing, fitness or living life to its potential, all programs include access to daily fitness activities and a recommended meal plan. This is a place get lost and be found, come for a true mind-body experience and return home your most relaxed and rejuvenated self.