Bodufushi Island, Raa Atoll, Bodufushi Island
You can now get a raft of different Dr. Barbara Sturm facials at this sumptuous wellness resort on its own island in the Maldives. The entire resort serves as a spa, with stunning architecture that blurs the lines between inside and out, land and sea. There’s an antigravity yoga pavilion, immersive wellness experiences, therapeutic and alternative healing therapies, an herbology center, a hydrotherapy hall that includes a sensory-deprivation room, sound therapy hall, and more. The signature SturmGlow Facial is our very favorite, but it’s hard to go wrong.
The Spa at Four Seasons Maldives at Landaa Giraavaru
A thirty-minute consultation determines the oil blends, herbs, food, and treatments most effective for your skin—and your Ayurvedic dosha. You arrive at the spa via a dhoni, a traditional Maldivian wooden boat that slices through turquoise waters. The facials combine high-tech medical therapies with ancient holistic practices; some treatments are even tethered to the cycles of the moon. The Ananda is particularly complexion-perfecting: Sixty minutes of marma massage (a traditional Ayurvedic technique) followed by light massage strokes that leaves you refreshed and drop-dead radiant.