Venture to a rarely visited island in the Indian Ocean or discover two luxurious spas in the south of France

By Jonathan Whiley

Escape off-grid

Cookson Adventures has launched a new adventure to the remote, rarely-visited island of Socotra, known as the ‘Galápagos of the Indian Ocean’. The luxury travel company, known for its pioneering personalised adventures, is offering a private group of guests a chance to stay in a custom-tented luxury camp set up in two breathtaking locations on the remote island southeast of Yemen. One is set on the white-sand coastline, while the second is high up in the highlands among the world’s only dragon blood tree forest. Enjoy a personalised itinerary with access to hidden archaeological sites and exhilarating gyrocopter flights over abandoned shipwrecks.

Allure of Dior

Dior has partnered with the French Riviera’s most famous address to open a new spa. Dior Spa Eden-Roc is set within the gardens of the iconic Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc in Antibes. There are three individual treatment rooms, an onyx affusion shower room (where experts provide hydrotherapy treatments), an ice fountain, sauna and hammam. A boutique houses the Collection Privée Christian Dior perfumes, including the emblematic Eden-Roc fragrance and there is also an Iyashi Dôme treatment room with infra-therapy to meet “detoxing and slimming needs.” Dior has designed the Dioriginels Rituals; four new signature treatments and a Dior Powered by HydraFacial combines Dior skincare with HydraFacial technology.

Spa time

Hotel Byblos Saint Tropez has launched a new holistic programme – the first of its kind in the industry – at its newly renovated Sisley Spa. New wellness and personal development consultant Marion M’Santi has partnered with fourth generation owner Antoine Chevanne to curate a three-stage holistic programme. Made up of individual wellness workshops for the first two stages, stage three is aimed at groups and focuses on the pillars of emotion, heart and energy. The first Sisley spa to open in France, the space recently underwent a full renovation and expansion with a new sauna, newly redesigned hammam and a new sensory ‘Waterfall Room’.