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Deluxe detox destinations around the world

The dust has finally settled on the new year – the parties are over and hangovers are a distant memory – and many of us have probably resolved to give our poor livers a rest. To help us keep this resolution going as long as possible, Booking.com has put together a list of indulgent retreats for pampering, wellness, detox, and everything in between.

1. Chewton Glen Hotel – UK, Hampshire
This glorious five-star country house hotel offers an award-winning restaurant, 130 acres of land to explore and a sumptuous spa. We stayed in one of the Treehouse Suites here about five years ago, and it was absolutely stunning. The spa features a steam room, hydrotherapy spa pool, aromatherapy saunas, and an extensive range of treatments and holistic therapies, all housed in the most elegant surroundings for a truly luxurious break.

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2. Ananda in the Himalayas – Narendranagar, India
Nestled in the foothills of the Himalayas, overlooking the holy Ganges River, this serene resort set in beautiful scenery offers the perfect restful escape, offering a range of spa treatments and wellness programmes, including weight management, detox, ayurvedic rejuvenation and stress management.

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3. Sha Wellness Clinic – Albir, Spain
The Sha Wellness Clinic is a luxurious spa complex that enjoys stunning panoramic views of the Costa Blanca coastline and countryside. Alongside stylish modern suites, each with a private terrace, the clinic boasts over 6,000 square meters of facilities. Each one is dedicated to improving health and well-being, with treatments including anti-aging, weight loss, beauty and detox. The restaurant offers health food and cookery classes, whilst water sports and horse riding are popular local activities.

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4. Coworth Park – Ascot, UK
Coworth Park is conveniently located 45 minutes’ drive from London and offers five-star accommodation in sumptuous surroundings. The stylish eco-spa spreads over two floors and offers a range of relaxing spa and beauty treatments, while the large indoor swimming pool features underwater music to help you relax.

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5. W Retreat – Koh Samui, Thailand
This luxurious five-star retreat boasts its own sandy beachfront and offers private villas, each with a large deck and private pool. The spa offers a range of treatments, including essential oil massage treatments and herbal baths. Guests can also relax by the glorious infinity pool or raise their heart-rate by trying water sports on the beach.

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Sure, most of them aren’t exactly convenient for a sneaky weekend away, particularly from Oz, but they might give you inspiration to seek out an alternative a bit closer to home.

Chris Ashton

We're Chris Ashton and Simon Ceglinski, two Aussie travellers with a love of exploration and adventure, and the odd bit of luxury thrown in. We seek out street art, street food, and scuba diving wherever we go, and prefer the road less travelled over well-worn tourist paths.

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