Whilst some travellers head to far-flung corners of the globe in search of exotic treatments and private consultations with the latest body gurus, handily for us in the UK, exceptional spa and wellness resorts can be found on our doorstep.
Blue Palace, Crete is one of these outstanding retreats and it is easy to wax lyrical about what it has to offer.
Let's begin with the award-winning Elounda Thalassotherapy Spa. Recipient of awards from the likes of Tatler, Condé Nast Traveller and Trip Advisor, this popular sanctuary for the soul and senses has supplemented its offering with exclusive French skincare brand Anne Semomin. The products are used in bespoke facials designed to cleanse, hydrate, detoxify and balance your skin. We recommend the signature Pre and Post Sun Body Treatments for glowing skin and the ultimate tan.
In the Blue Palace gym, you can find the latest in fitness technology in the form of top of the range Technogym® equipment including elliptical trainers, treadmills and a selection of cardio training and strength improvement machinery. Or attend a workout class in the beautiful Mediterranean gardens.
Refuel with selection of power juices and smoothies at the Isola Beach Bar or enjoy fresh fruit topped with Greek yoghurt and natural honey. You can even indulge your cravings whilst reaping health benefits when sampling traditional tahini, a sesame seed paste bursting with Vitamin E and antioxidants.
Back in your room, retire to the comfort of the Simmons® black label mattress; designed for unsurpassed comfort and complemented by a host of feather-down luxury sleeping pillows - you're sure to wake up feeling refreshed.