Photography by Rod Gotfried
Picture this. You’re wrapped in a beautiful white robe and reclining on a lounger. All tension and stress has left your body thanks to some serious pampering. You take a sip of a delicious herbal tea sweetened with honey, look out at the expansiveness of the Indian Ocean and just smile to yourself at how totally perfect this moment is. At how truly blissed out and blessed you feel right now.
I was lucky enough to experience such a moment on my recent visit to the luxurious La Plantation d’Albion Club Med resort in Mauritius. Now, I’ve been to quite a few spas over the years. However, I can honestly say the Cinq Mondes Spa at Club Med Albion was one of the most amazing spa experiences of my life. The open plan of the spa has been designed to maximise the connection to nature and make the most of those incredible ocean vistas. The treatments themselves are also heavenly and are all based around products by Cinq Mondes, a luxury French natural skin care company. I experienced a revitalising two-part ritual that included a bath filled with rose petals and Japanese-inspired essential oils, a body scrub, hammam steam and a massage which left me feeling like a new human. Utterly amazing!