What: A vast and elegant walled garden at the St. Regis Bahia Beach Resort with plush changing and waiting areas, whirlpool and cold plunge pools, and full salon services, as well as a steam room and sauna.
The look: You walk past pale polished marble, unfinished stone, limestone tiles, and koi ponds to an indoor-outdoor lounge where wood chairs and chaises upholstered in cornflower blue and celery green encourage dawdling post-treatment.
Who goes: Ladies of means, suits in need of corporate detox, lucky bridesmaids.
The treatment: An internal miscommunication meant that instead of a scheduled reflexology we got a massage, which was well done if unexpected. The front desk refunded the fee without being asked.
P.S.: Don't miss the chocolate truffles on the way out.