In the spring of 2018, Conde Naste Traveler named Chiva-Som one of the 25 best spas on the planet. Why? It offers more than 120 treatments and fitness programs, including such unusual ones as Tecar Massage Therapy, Botox treatments, biofeedback, acupuncture, and balneotherapy. (Upon check-in, guests have a brief medical check and meet with an advisor to tailor a program based on needs, goals, and budget). The resort garners accolades for its design and service, too. Guestrooms are set in a collection of handsome pavilions and bungalows dressed in teak and sea-colored tiles, nestled in 2.8 hectares (7 acres) of exotic tropical gardens beside the beach. Décor is super chic and brand new: the resort closed for 3 months in 2018 for a full renovation.

No children under 16 or cell phones are allowed in common spaces (which means no Instagramming the perfectly plated, delicious and healthy meals), and a 3-day minimum booking is required. Day-spa visitors are welcome. It all comes with a high price tag, but it is worth it.