With no signs of the heatwave ending any time soon, why not escape overseas, where some top resorts are offering a host of clever initiatives to help you to cool down, relax and revive.
Snow in the Maldives
Yes.. honestly… luxurious Velaa Private Island actually has a snow room, the only one of its kind in the Maldives. Located in the My Blend by Clarins Spa, it’s the ideal place to retreat to and cool down after a long day in the sun. Guests at this exclusive resort can also enjoy a trip in a semi-sub and while away hours in the cool blue sea, watching incredible marine life swim by.
Take a Water Source Journey
The idyllic Miraggio Thermal Spa Resort sits in a special location, providing both Thermal and Thalasso waters to their sprawling Myrthia Spa. Offering the perfect opportunity to cool down, the spa offers a ‘Water Source Journey’, including 6 contrast pools of between 32 and 10 degrees, all giving the skin a chance to calm and heal. The experience then culminates in the opportunity to relax inthe semi-submerges sun loungers overlooking the dazzling Aegean giving you a chance to sunbathe without the heat.
Tropical Island Ice Skating
Escape the sun and embrace your inner Torvill and Dean in ‘Ice Ice Maybe’ at the stunning Jumeirah Vittaveli resort, Maldives. OK so it’s not actually made of ice…that wouldn’t be eco-friendly to run, but feels just like the real thing and cleverly functions without precious water and takes zero energy to run. It opened in March this year, with Olympic ice skating Gold medalist Evgeni Plushenko thrilling guests with a show-stopping performance.
Enjoy a Red Lobster Facial
‘The Retreat Spa by Atlantica’ at Aphrodite Hills Resort has recently launched a ‘Red Lobster Calming Facial’. Targeting those who have been out in the sun all day, making the most of the outstanding sporting facilities, including the PGA National Golf Course for Cyprus, they uses the best in ELEMIS, Phytomer and VieCollection products to counteract over-exposure to the sun. The process includes a light exfoliation, a mild cleansing and deep moisturising treatments to have the skin looking fresh and radiant, not burnt and painful.
South Beach Revival Treatment
With Miami Spa Week in full swing, Nobu Hotel Miami Beach are offering the ‘South Beach Revival’ treatment, which uses a full body wrap made out of green clay to regenerate, sooth and oxygenate the skin. Perfect to sooth and repair the skin at this sweltering time of year, this 110 mins treatment is then followed by a relaxing 75 mins massage and hair and scalp treatment to make sure all sun and heat damage is fully relieved.