From travel journalists Fletcher Newbern

Among the 76 countries we've visited so far, we've tried it all: Indian marma massage (the therapist uses the foot), Ayuvedic in Bangkok, even a parkling lot massage by baggage handlers in Myanmar (they were excellent). Follow along and plan your next relaxation getaway, whether just down the street or halfway around the world.

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Conrad Maldives Rangali Island is actually set on two islands, Rangali Finolhu and Rangali, connected by a 984-foot walkway. Each has its own spa.

On Rangali, the smaller of the two, are water villas that primarily house couples, mostly newlyweds. To accommodate their...

The Maldives’ COMO Cocoa Island is a true, small island getaway with a quiet, simple spa to match the setting.

Free yoga lessons are offered in the yoga pavilion, and a true stand-out is the complimentary hydrotherapy pool. Both are on the island’s “quiet side” known as...

At romantic Naladhu, the spa comes to you as you are assigned your own house, one of 19 on this private island in the gorgeous Maldives

One of the absolute best ways to visit the Maldives is on board the Four Seasons Explorer yacht, especially if you’re into snorkeling or diving. But to do so doesn’t mean you have to give up the spa lifestyle. Our on-board masseuse, Shyju Valappil from India, took exce...

Incredible best describes both the setting — overwater spa rooms — and one of the signature treatments — the Sea Escape — at the gorgeous Four Seasons Maldives Kuda Huraa, which means “small village.” The stunning Indian Ocean setting is inspiration in itself, but add...

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