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Places to relax mind and body

From city sanctuaries to relaxing country retreats, 10 properties that offer a sense of wellbeing

Una Residences, Brickell, Florida, USA

Wake up to sweeping views across Biscayne Bay at this luxurious condominium on the scenic Brickell waterfront. Close to downtown Miami, this landmark building has a striking silhouette and landscaped gardens designed by Enzo Enea. The interiors feature spacious reception rooms and bedrooms that flow on to the extra-wide terraces. Set over two floors, the spa and gym were envisioned by the chairman of Aman and promote a range of health and wellness activities. Outdoor amenities occupy the entire third-floor terrace. Here, the bayfront pool, outdoor bars, grilling areas and cabanas provide beautiful spots to take in the sunset at the end of the day.

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Bedrooms  2-4
Bathrooms  2
Price  From $2,000,000
Contact  James Burdess
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Southbank Place, London, UK

Situated at one of London’s prime riverside locations, this new development offers far more than just stunning views over iconic landmarks and easy access to some of the city’s best culture and transport links. At lower ground level, there’s a residents-only private health club and spa – a luxury haven. Energise in the gym and personal training area, rejuvenate in the infinity pool, or unwind with a treatment in one of the designated rooms.

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Bedrooms  2
Bathrooms  2
Price  From £2,250,000
Contact  Maria Eivers
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The Penthouse at The Regent Hotel, Porto Montenegro, Montenegro

Perched on top of the five-star Regent Porto Montenegro Hotel, this luxury penthouse has spectacular views of the marina as well as the exclusive pools and gardens. The penthouse features a sun deck and Jacuzzi as well as refined, contemporary interiors. Outside, there’s a tiered infinity pool lined with palm trees that echo Miami’s Art Deco scene. For relaxation, residents don’t have to venture far: the penthouse has direct access to an on-site spa, two swimming pools and gym – along with a restaurant and café.

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Bedrooms  4
Bathrooms  4.5
Price  €4,995,000
Contact  Annabel Smith
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Son Vida, Mallorca, Spain

Complementing this impressive neoclassical-style house is an equally appealing spa and wellness centre. Situated in a separate building opposite the main house, this luxurious facility features a large heated indoor pool, Turkish bath, Jacuzzi and massage room. There’s also a fully equipped gym and changing rooms. In the main residence, you’ll find a sauna and shower rooms, plus a games room that is perfect for entertaining and unwinding. The outside space is glorious, too, with lush, landscaped gardens surrounding the property, a large pool and impressive covered terrace overlooking the garden.

Details and contact
Bedrooms  9
Bathrooms  8
Price  €12,500,000
Contact  Alice Storrie
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Santa Barbara, Algarve, Portugal

Far more than just a home, this tranquil property offers the amenities and style of a small boutique resort. Wonderfully situated on a south-east facing hillside, just to the north of Santa Barbara, the idyllic setting is enhanced by the scent of orange trees and soothing sound of water from the feature fountain. Completed in 2014, this spacious property of more than 12,000 sq ft features contemporary interiors with calm palettes and textures as well as a spa, library and cinema room. For a more active lifestyle, a swimming pool and tennis court are set within the extensive landscaped gardens, while the resorts and golfing facilities of Quinta do Lago, Vale do Lobo and the coast, are a short drive away.

Details and contact
Bedrooms  7
Bathrooms  7
Price  €7,950,000
Contact  Alison Buechner Hojbjerg
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Louis Botha Avenue, Somerset West, South Africa

Situated in the Cape Winelands, this elegant open-plan property has unrivalled views over the surrounding mountains and False Bay, whether that’s via the fold-back doors on the pool deck or private patio off the master bedroom. The property has been renovated in a contemporary style and features a fitness studio and rock pool Jacuzzi that overlook the rear garden. For entertaining, there’s a showpiece pizza oven, splendid 50s-inspired American diner and home theatre with starlit ceiling. Adjoining the house is an established and picturesque private vineyard that yields 500 bottles of wine per year.

Details and contact
Bedrooms  8
Bathrooms  10
Price  R 22,000,000
Contact  Tom Vickery
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Terre Blanche, Côte d’Azur, France

Whether you are looking for tranquillity, relaxation or sports activities, you can find them all in this corner of the Côte d’Azur. Set in a luxury golfing estate with two internationally renowned courses, this is one of the world’s most prestigious destinations for golf lovers. It’s perfect for families too. The lush and beautifully designed grounds of this luxurious villa provide impressive relaxation and entertaining facilities – including a 15-metre cascading pool lined with steps that connect the upper terrace with the garden, a children’s pool, Jacuzzi, terraces and a dedicated barbeque area.

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Bedrooms  8
Bathrooms  8
Price  €7,950,000
Contact  Alex Balkin
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Harley Street, London, UK

Behind the traditional façade of this Grade II Georgian townhouse lies a superbly renovated property set over six floors. Created by award-winning architects SHH, the refurbishment has delivered a grand entrance hall, formal reception room, dining room, original restored features, a lift to all floors and a modern extension, in keeping with the original era of the property. It is a beautiful, spacious renovation, and one with a surprise downstairs. Here, the basement has been transformed into a first-class wellness facility, with six spa stations and a swimming pool, as well as a steam room, sauna, plunge pool and gym. To enhance the sense of relaxation further, there’s also a cinema room.

Details and contact
Bedrooms  5
Bathrooms  6
Price  £18,500,000
Contact  Claire Reynolds
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W Residences Algarve, Portugal

This exclusive new development in the grounds of the new W Hotel has the brand’s signature style. Residences include one- to three-bedroom apartments, duplexes and a four-bedroom penthouse, with interiors that interpret local landscapes and culture. To help you feel soothed and revitalised, the AWAY Spa offers a range of personal treatments in a modern and bright setting – from mani-pedis to massages. Outside, the residents-only pool affords beautiful sea views. Alternatively, the impressive split-level pool, set between the Residences and hotel, has a DJ on-hand to play mellow daytime tunes and get the party started in the evening.

Details and contact
Bedrooms  1-4
Price  €555,000
Contact  Annabelle Dudley
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Mandarin Oriental Residences, Barcelona, Spain

Mandarin Oriental Residences, Barcelona at Passeig de Gràcia 111 houses 34 luxury apartments. Blending modern and traditional design, this impressive new building is complemented by equally alluring fitness and wellbeing amenities. Residents have exclusive on-site access to a dedicated Lounge and Garden level which features a fitness centre and spa facilities, along with a rooftop pool and garden with stunning views across the city. Close to The Residences is the hotel, the Mandarin Oriental, Barcelona. Residents can access the hotel’s facilities, including its award-winning spa, bars and the two-Michelin-starred Moments restaurant.

Details and contact
Bedrooms  1-4
Price  On application
Contact  Rod Taylor