The Luxe List 2009, Thailand: Six Senses Destination Spa Phuket, Koh Naka Yai

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Leave your laptop and mobile phone at the door when you check into this resort, the first holistic wellness retreat from the Six Senses group. A 10-minute speedboat ride from Phuket, the eco-friendly pool villas come with open-air bathrooms, salas, and personal butlers. There are, however, no televisions. While electronic devices are frowned upon, a team of fitness instructors, nutritionists, and health consultants are on hand to guide you through everything from Thai boxing to Pilates, kinesis, and “life changing” wellness packages lasting up to 21 days. The guilt-free pampering continues in the restaurants, where raw and fishetarian cuisine is washed down with organic and biodynamic wines (66-76/371-400; sixsenses.com; doubles from US$1,010).

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