by Irvina Lew
Category: Destination Spa (Page 1 of 2)
The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Provence at Terre Blanche sits in the middle of a vast hillside studded with oak and Mediterranean pine on property formerly owned by Sean Connery. Just an hour from Nice/Côte d’Azur airport the two-story, stand alone, 34,446-square-foot spa facility overlooks the resort’s golf course. Guests entering the art-filled lobby view a vaulted ceiling atop a 70-foot, indoor lap pool situated adjacent to an indoor dry-heat room called a laconeum. Upstairs, there are his and hers locker rooms and twelve treatment rooms with showers, hydraulic beds and heated blankets. Of the four private terraces, two are couples suites with double whirlpool baths, steam showers and private outdoor cabanas. Osteopath Jean Jacques Rivet—who created BiomecaSwing—designed the newest rebalancing and posture treatment (195 euros for 80 minutes) to help get the body in shape. Best, chef Philippe Jourdin serves Mediterranean inspired cuisine minceur (spa cuisine). It’s a delicious, authentic and healthful Provençal menu.
By Irvina Lew
Having recently visited the Alhambra in Granada, Spain, we were more aware than during prior visits of how closely the Boca Raton Resort replicates the regal Spanish hilltop icon. This waterfront estate sprawls from its main building to a high-rise tower (yes, with superb views from Cielo, its excellent top-floor restaurant) and across to the golf club. Sleek yachts dock at the marina behind the hotel, and a ramp leads to the classic teak launch, which transports guests across to the far bank of the Intracoastal Waterway where we stayed at the oceanfront Beach Club. Our room and terrace faced its pools and the Atlantic Ocean. Read Full Article
By Irvina Lew