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Australia: Southern Ocean Lodge Spa Retreat, Kangaroo Island
This circular glass-walled spa, a brief boardwalk stroll from the stunning Southern Ocean Lodge on Australia's Kangaroo Island, takes reconnecting with nature to a sensuous extreme. The three treatment rooms look out on the pounding turquoise sea, and a massage-based treatment menu echoes the unspoiled environs. Virtually everything used here, from the deep-pink mud to the lavender flowers and Ligurian bee honey, hails from this remarkable islandeven the spa showers employ rainwater. A signature sea salt and eucalyptus body wrap begins with a breath of indigenous culturea smoking ceremony in which gum leaves are reduced to ashbefore a faultless exfoliation, body mask, wrap, and full-body massage.
Southern Ocean Lodge Spa Retreat
Kangaroo Island, Australia
Tel: 61 8 8559 7347